1/8 Offroad News

T-Work’s rear engine bearing

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T-Work’s have introduced a new rear bearing intended for use with engines that require a 14×25.4x6mm rear bearing. This rear engine bearing features precision balls allowing the bearing to continue to rotate smoothly even when the crankshaft is subjected to harsh side and radial loads. The bearing provides decreased resistance, increased speed, load handling capabilities and extended bearing life.

Oskar Navarro wins at Madrid regional champs Rd1

Source: Dani Vega (Facebook) 

The first round of the Madrid Regional Championship was held in Madrid in perfect weather conditions. Oskar Navarro (Mugen) took the win in the 45-minute nitro buggy final followed by Juanma Guillen (HB Racing) 1,5 seconds behind and Dani Vega (Team Associated) in third some 15 seconds down.

Joan Espassa win at Catalonia regional champs Rd1

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This past weekend was held the first round of the Catalonia regional championship at the Racbsa Montjuic track in Barcelona, Spain. In the 45-minute nitro buggy final it was Alex Valls (XRAY) with the win, leaving behind Alex Valls (Mugen) in second by a 32-seconds margin. Carlos Pineda rounded out the top 3.

Matt Lewis wins at NitroXCross Rd4

The Brookthorpe Model Car Club hosted the fourth round of the NitroXcross Winter Series over the weekend. Matt Lewis (Team Associated) and his brother Michael Lewis (Team Associated) struggled for the TQ. The qualifying rounds would mix nitro and electric drivers. Matt who was running in Nitro buggy was able to TQ the first two rounds while Michael, who driving in E-buggy managed to TQ the last two rounds but in the end it was Matt Lewis who set the overall TQ in the Nitro buggy class. In the 20-minute nitro buggy final it was Matt Lewis who cross the line in first followed by Chris Lovell (HB Racing) in second and Ben Billing in third.

Thanks to Matt Lewis for the report.

Indoor GP Bütschwil 2019 announcement

BC Hornets have announced that their annual Indoor GP Bütschwil will be held on March 2nd and 3rd in Bütschwil, near to Zürich, Switzerland. The GP will be held in 1/8 nitro buggy and E-buggy classes on a new track built for the event. As usual, the GP will attract drivers from Switzerland and from neighbouring countries who will come to enjoy a mix of nice racing, fun and a lot of track time. Entries are open here.

T-Work’s MP10 carbon fibre radio & front upper plates

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T-Work’s have introduced two new carbon fibre option parts for the Kyosho Inferno MP10 in the form of a radio plate and a front upper plate. First up is the radio plate. CNC machined from high-quality carbon fibre more stronger and lighter compared to the standard part, the radio tray is a direct replacement for the standard aluminium radio plate. Next up is the front upper plate. Also CNC machined from high-quality carbon fibre, it was designed to reduce weight, increase rigidity and reinforce the steering assembly.

Another photo here

Ryan Cavalieri TQs & wins at Relevation Raceway club race

Source: Jared Tebo (Facebook)

A few days before the Dirt Nitro Challenge, the Relevation Raceway hosted a club race in Ontario, California. Ryan Cavalieri (SWORKz) took the overall TQ and the win in the 20-minute nitro buggy final. Jared Tebo (Tekno RC) came to the track 30-minute before the nitro buggy Main and without practice, he started in the back and quickly moved to second and started to catch R.Cavalieri but he made too many mistakes to grab the win and he ended the race on the runner-up spot. Javier Perez (Mugen) rounded out the top 3.

Jake Mayo joins FX Engines

See: FX Royal Racing Engines

FX Engines have announced the signing of Jake Mayo to their team. The American driver will using engine combined with manifold and exhaust pipe from FX at all major US races including the 2019 Dirt Nitro Challenge.