1/8 Offroad News

HUDY sees the light with new pit lamp

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HUDY has just released their new professional R/C pit lamp with powerful yet energy-saving LED light. The compact, lightweight lamp has an aluminum frame and a small removable base to give 2 options for small or ultra-small footprint. The 5500-6000K LED light has 3 brightness adjustments with a high-sensitivity touch dimmer for easy control, and the anti-glare light diffusor reduces visual fatigue. An integrated racing display, powered by a built-in battery, includes: clock (12/24hr), date, and temperature (°C/°F). A built-in LED charge indicator gives a visual indication of charge, and charging is done by USB cable (included).

Source: HUDY

Alsop continues with HPI/HB for 2015

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After a quite successful racing season in 2014, HPI Racing and HotBodies is proud to announce that UK superstar Graham Alsop has extended his contract through 2015. Graham says, “Awesome car, unbelievable reliability, and an all-round fantastic product. Can’t wait to get my hands on the new parts, roll on 2015!”

Source: HPI Racing

Tasos takes Greek Championship win

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The last round of Greek 1/8 Buggy Championship took place in Athens at Zorri Track. The weather was sunny and hot, and the track very difficult. Tasos came from North of Greece to compete against the local drivers who raced at the same track 1 weekend ago. He started with a great pace and took the win in the first qualifier, and would take TQ.

In the Final, Tasos started out front with locals Makropoulos, Tsigkos and Perogianakis behind him pushing hard. A small stone lodged in between his chassis and front arm of Tasos car, dropping him back 11 seconds out of first. With only a short time to go, the stone fell out, allowing the car to once again work properly. Tasos then charged his way back to the front, taking an impressive win over Zagorisos and Makropoulos.

Source: XRAY

The Neo’14 Final: Real Life vs. Virtual

 

The Neo’14 was considered by many to be one of the more exciting races of the 2014 season, in both the real world AND the virtual world. VRC-PRO has shared a side by side look at Neo’14 final and the Virtual Neo’14 final! This compares the real 1:8 nitro buggies to the VRC-PRO nitro buggies, displaying stunning similarity. A result of over 14 years of continuous development on physics and vehicle dynamics has clearly paid off for the crew at Virtual Racing Industries.

CLICK HERE to download the free-to-play version!

Miskolczi fights to win at Fall Brawl

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The 3rd Annual Fall Brawl Trophy Race took place earlier this month at Awesome RC Hobbies in Fredericksburg, Virginia. TLR team driver, Brian Miskolczi jumped head first into the brawl racing all three 1/8 classes (Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy, E-Buggy). Miskolczi wrapped up TQ in both Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy after qualifying, but a DNF would ruin his chance at Buggy class win. He set out for redemption, as he walked away from the field and went on to win the brawl in Nitro Truggy!

Tessmann talks ‘Trifecta’ lexan wing

 

Debuting at the IFMAR 1:8 Nitro World Championships in Italy with World Championship results, Pro-Line’s 1:8 Trifecta Lexan Wing has officially been released. From the mind of World Champion and Pro-Line Team Driver Ty Tessmann, the new 1:8 Trifecta Lexan Wing brings a huge amount of weight savings to the highest part of your buggy and massively lowers your cars center of gravity. This results in faster corner speeds and reduces the chance of traction rolling when faced with high-bite track conditions.

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Drake leads TLR ‘Fall Classic’ sweep

Drake Fall Classic

The Fall Classic was held weekend at Revelation Raceway.  TLR / Novarossi / Pro-Line driver Adam Drake TQ’ed the competitive 1/8 Expert Nitro Buggy class in qualifying.  Drake didn’t slow down as he checked out in the 30 minute final, winning by over a lap. Drake would lead a TLR sweep of the podium with teammates Kirkman and Smith finishing up second and third.

Source: TLR

Pro-Line’s polished new pit towels

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Pro-Line has released a ‘polished’ new pit towel from what we are accustom to seeing in the past, as this is no standard towel. Pro-Line now has Blue Micro Fiber Pit Towels. The Micro Fiber Towels feature a printed Pro-Line logo to show off you love for all things Pro-Line. The ultra-soft fabric of the pit towels is great for cleaning your hands, face and even electronics. This soft, absorbent microfiber towel is reusable, long lasting, lightweight and quick drying. With these Micro Fiber Towels you can clean, dust and polish just about anything!

Source: Pro-Line Racing

Robert Batlle 9x Spanish Champion!

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The 2014 Spanish Championship has come to a close, and one team has walked away the winners; Modelix Racing. Modelix team driver, Robert Batlle, led the team to victory by winning his 9th Spanish Offroad Championship title in a row. Teammates Bryan Baldo and Oscar Baldo followed Robert to the winner’s circle taking second and third. A brilliant performance for the Mugen / Novarossi / ProCircuit / Nitrolux / Ultimate Racing equipped Modelix Racing team.

Source: Modelix Racing

Hernandez takes Spanish Nats final

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The final round of the Spanish 1/8 Offroad Nationals took place this past weekend. Despite the abscence of Robert Batlle, the racing was still hot as Spain’s went to war one final time for 2014. It would be Oscar Baldo who would take TQ in qualifying, and started first on the grid in the A-Final. As the final got under way, Baldo would drop back, allowing an exciting race for the lead unfold between Borja Hernandez and Andres Marcelino. In the end, Hernandez would capture the win with Marcelino and Oscar Navarro second and third.

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