1/8 Offroad News

RCGP Rds 7 & 8 announcement

See: RCGP Series

RCGP have announced that the last two rounds of the RCGP World Series will be held over labor day week end in Northern California, from 30th of August to 1st of September. The famous Silver Dollar RC Raceway run by Amain will host the season finale, where the RCGP Champion will be crowned.

“We at AMainHobbies are excited to see the worlds best drivers compete around the world in this series and to have the privilege to host one of the events.” – Amain

Novarossi Mephisto .21 nitro engine

See: Novarossi

Novarossi have introduced the new Mephisto .21 nitro engine. The Mephisto features a 4 ports design to supply a linear power output and to keep fuel consumption low. The new crankshaft with a larger bore intake to increase the mixture flow and has a special shape to optimise gas-flows in the engine and it comes with DLC coating to improve durability. The new R4/18 conrod is redesigned and made with a special aluminum alloy that allows it to have a high resistance while maintaining the lightness and performance of the previous R4/17. The carburettor features three tuning needles giving a better idle and improves the ability of the engine to return to low rpm after throttling. The new head is redesigned to improve the flow of air and thus increase cooling and ensuring an optimal center of gravity. The engine is available with rear high quality ceramic or steel rear balls bearing.

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Pro-Line Linear & 82 Rewind T-shirts

See: Pro-Line

Pro-Line have added to their line of apparel two news T-shirts, the Linear and the 82 Rewind. First up is the Linear Navy T-shirt. The Linear navy blue T-shirt features a large yellow and green P-L logo with speed lines in the front, this cotton and Polyester blend T-shirt sports also a small Pro-Line logo centered on the upper back.

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Bakla & Stone win at NWS Pro-Line Challenge


The NSW Pro-Line Challenge was held at the ACT track in Australia. The ACT facility is one of the best in Australia and the track layout and surface is awesome. The track was grooved within the first 2 hours and just got better and better. The Nitro Buggy was a 2 horse race, Ari Bakla (XRAY) picked up TQ after winning all 3 qualifiers, local fast guy Shane Kelly (Mugen) had some super fast lap speed and was second with Craig Laughton (HB Racing) in third. In the 45 minute A-Main, A.Bakla pulled a little gap but would be closed after the first pit stop. For the next 25 minutes A.Bakla and S.Kelly were never more than 2-3 seconds apart, switching the lead until S.Kelly had a large crash in one of the worst areas of the track for a marshal to get too. This gave A.Bakla a large lead which he would protect and cross the line with the win. S.Kelly and C.Laughton rounded out the top 3.

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Twister RC Exergen temp gun skins

See: Twister RC

Twister RC have introduced new skins for Exergen temp gun. Available as blue, red, purple, orange, green and black, these metallochrome stickers offer protection and customization to your Exergen temp gun.

Jason Nugroho wins at C-Netic Year End Race


The C-Netic Year End race was held last weekend at C-Netic track in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Racers from Singapore, Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Gresik, Banjarmasin and of course there were many local drivers attended the event. After 5 qualifying rounds, Jason Nugroho (XRAY) took the overall and started on the first position in semi final A where, after a good start he could maintain his first position during 30 minutes of the race to start on pole for the main final. In the final J.Nugroho’s XB8 flipped at the first corner. He work his way from 18th place and within 10 minutes after he could take the lead and kept it until the end. Andre Irawan (Mugen) and Kenji Liono (XRAY) rounded out the top 3.

Cj Jelin TQs & Wins at 2018 Fall Brawl


This past weekend was held the 2018 Fall Brawl at A Main’s Silver Dollar Rc Raceway in Chico, California. There was 77 entires from the 1/8 track to the 1/10 track. After 3 intensive rounds of qualifying between Mason Eppley (Tekno) and Cj Jelin (XRAY) it was Cj who managed to take the overall TQ. The A main was a mixed field of E-buggy and Nitro Buggy. The race was only 9 minutes due to the E-buggy. Cj.Jelin was in the lead for the first couple of minutes until he had went wide and M.Eppley passed him. M.Eppley was in first and Cj.Jelin had pit that lap to, so there was a big gap. M.Eppley crashed on one of the back jumps and Cj.Jelin was back on him and he still had to pit. Cj.Jelin drove clean for the rest of the race to take the win from M.Eppley in second while Evan Carton (XRAY) came in third.

Adam Drake doubles at JBRL Nitro Series Rd7

See: Jimmy Babcock Racing League

This past weekend was held the seventh round of the JBRL Nitro Off-Road Series at the Central Valley Raceway in Madera, california. The event attracted 110 entries and in the Expert Nitro Buggy and Open E-Buggy classes it was Adam Drake (Mugen) who took the overall TQ. A.Drake managed also to take the win in both classes. In the Expert Nitro Buggy class, HB Racing duo of Anthony Westergaard and Marcus Garrett rounded out the top 3 while in the E-buggy class it was Cole Jenson (HB Racing) who finished in second and A.Westergaard in third.

E-buggy podium here