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Big Bend Off-Road Shootout 2015


Race Report by Chris Giraldo:
For the first time in three years the Big Bend Off-Road Shootout presented racers with ideal weather conditions for the event. RC Trackmaster’s (PNB, Wicked Weekend, SIC) formulated a layout with an emphasis on flow and forgiveness. This created more opportunities for intense racing action while reducing wear and tear on the vehicles. Racers started piling in early Friday morning for practice. Read more…

Oscar Navarro wraps up Madrid Regional Championship title

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The final round of the Madrid Regional Championship was held in Tarancon. Serpent’s Oscar Navarro would take TQ in qualifying, however, after the semi-finals would start second behind Javier Pombo. Pombo would hand off the lead early on to Navarro, who after gaining the lead, would never look back. Navarro would take the win with Pombo finishing second and Ignacio Gutierrez third. The final round win for Oscar would award him the Madrid Regional Championship title.

Nugroho DNF’s & Rakasiwi wins Indonesian Championship


The 4th and final round of Indonesia National Buggy Championship was held on 3-4 October 2015 at Graha Raya Track, Tangerang, West Java. A total of 80 drivers attended from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Jogjakarta, Medan, Batam, Kendari and Bali. The race format was 6 rounds of 7 minutes qualifying times with 4 best rounds to count. The track was hard-packed and very dusty.

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Team Bianchi Racing invades Japan

TBR Japan

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Team Bianchi Racing continues to expand their distribution network around the globe as they announce their newest dealer. RC Shop Offpower in Otaru, Japan has been appointed as their new Japanese dealer for the TBR lineup of products. For more details visit the RC Shop Offpower Facebook Page.


DKT releases ‘Verry’ inspired weighted flywheels

DKT Flywheel

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The collaboration between all Italian DKT and Riccardo Verardo “Verry”, has produced its first results. A series of flywheels with different masses, which allow the driver to adjust the curve of engine output to the conditions of the track. Increasing the weight you get a more controlled delivery and suitable for tracks with difficult terrain. Available in 32mm and 34mm sizes.

Team Associated ‘welcomes back’ Shawn Ireland


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Team Associated is proud to announce the appointment of Shawn Ireland as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Shawn’s responsibilities include the leadership of our global sales effort, and developing new and effective marketing strategies.

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Shawn began his R/C career during the 1980s as a pro driver for Team Associated under the supervision of then Team Manager, Mike Reedy. No stranger to his newest role, Shawn returns to Team Associated with a wealth of R/C industry experience, having served as President of HPI in the U.S. and as a Vice President at Horizon Hobby.

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Ogden leads REDS Racing sweep at Big Bend Shootout

Cole Ogden

REDS Racing celebrates after a successful weekend at the 2015 Big Bend Shootout. Team driver, Cole Ogden, locked up a solid TQ and win in both Pro Buggy and Pro Truggy classes. To further the REDS success, fellow teammate Eddy Cordoba would take second in both classes, with Alfredo Arrieta taking third in truggy.


Reedy releases new ‘Medallion’ tee

Medallion Tee

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Reedy’s all-new Medallion T-shirt is available just in time for the indoor racing season! This 100% cotton T-shirt celebrates the introduction of Reedy’s Sonic 540-M3 motor and an unprecedented 29 IFMAR World Championship victories. Wear the same gear as the Reedy racing team and proudly display your favorite power source!

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Sin City star Kyle Johnson joins Kyosho America


Across America is a growing list of up and coming racers. One of those racers is Las Vegas native, Kyle Johnson. The Sin City hotshot has proved himself over the past year at a number of events, including multiple A-Main finishes and running with (and beating) some of the best in the world. He shared his success with Mugen Seiki Racing, whom he recently announced his departure from. Today, Kyosho America announces the signing of Johnson, and will be his chassis of choice for the remainder of 2015 and beyond.

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Intech machines new 4mm BR-6 lightened chassis


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Intech Racing has released their newest chassis for the BR-6 buggy. The new chassis is made up of 4mm thick 7075 T6 aluminum and fits the BR-6 2.0 and BR-6 2.0 Sport. The new chassis is drilled with additional holes and milled areas to lighten, yet remain durable. Finished off with a hard-anodizing, the new chassis looks good while also providing more stability, less flex, and better overall performance on a variety of surfaces and track conditions.