1/8 Offroad News

Nordic Contest race announcement

Bittydesign have extended their event plans after the continued success of the Euro Contest held each summer in Italy with sunshine, racing, and the girls!

Expansion is the name of the game as the successful formula moves north, the venue and playground – the stunning woodland motorsport arena facility in Eskilstuna, Sweden, host of the Euros later in the summer.

The event will double as the EFRA Euro warm up (12-14 May), offering the majority of racers to get to grips with this new European venue. The event will be host both 1/8 nitro buggy and E-Buggy with Bittydesign spec rules. Entry fee for each classes are 60€. The event is open to all racers.

Detailed information of the event can be found on the event website – TheNordicContest.com | Enter now

Sponsors enquiries welcome, contact info@thenordiccontest.com

Absolute Hobbyz sign David Ronnefalk

Only days before our coverage of the 2017 Dirt Nitro Challenge begins, Absolute Hobbyz have officially announced the signing of World Champion David Ronnefalk. The Swedish social media mogul debuted for the US east coast based online hobbyshop at the Montpellier GP in France the weekend before last, starting on pole in the main final, fighting for victory before finishing 3rd overall.

“‘I’d like to thank HB Racing team manager Chad Philips for getting me onboard the Absolute Hobbyz team. Representing Absolute Hobbyz felt natural to me when having Chad working for them. Absolute will hook me up with all accessories needed on and off the track as they have a wide range of products that covers it all! I look forward to representing them.”David 

Tune into our coverage of the Dirt Nitro Challenge from Thrusday, also handily sponsored by… Absolute Hobbyz

Marco Natale sweeps Lazio AMSCI Regional Champs Rd1

Source: Marco Natale (Facebook)

Last weekend was held the first round of the AMSCI Lazio regional championship at the Roma Cross Village track, Italy. Mugen’s Marco Natale would sweep the nitro buggy class by TQing the rounds of qualifying then by winning the final from Giovanni Del Prete in second and Dario Gabrielli in third.

Sneak peek of Pro-Line Travel Bag

Pro-Line has released a sneak peek of their forthcoming travel bag. Pro-Line appears to want expanding their popular line of bags Which already has the track bag and the hauler bag with a OGIO style bag. Stay tuned for more info, coming soon.

See: Pro-Line

Juan Carlos Canas wins at Andalucía regional champs Rd1

See: Modelix Racing

The first round of the regional championship of Andalucía was held at the Tomy Robles track in San José de la Rinconada, Sevilla, Spain.The reigning Andalusia champion, Modelix’s Juan Carlos Canas, will took the overall TQ and the win by a comfortable margin to complete the clean sweep for the weekend. Canas’s teammates Zacarías Villalba in 2nd and Agustín Illanes in 3rd completed the top 3.

Lewis Landen doubles at Forever Heroes Memorial race

See: XRAY

The Chehaw Raceway hosted the Forever Heroes Memorial race in Albany, Georgia

over the weekend.This was quite a special event as it was held to raise money for the families affected by the murder of two policemen. Over $4000 was raised at the race. The track was unlike the large regional events. The smaller, dustier, harder-to-race-on track was a challenge to any racer with the mindset, “fast is faster”. A slower, more stable vehicle was far superior.

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Juan Jose Serna wins at Nitro Engine Champs Rd1

See: XRAY

This last weekend took place the first round of the Nitro Engine Championship in Pereira, Colombia. XRAY’s Juan Jose Serna was able to took the overall TQ and the win with a confortable lead all time in front of Juan Felipe Navarrete in second and Luis Quintero in third.

The Dirt Nitro Challenge Returns!

Oh those Arizona sunsets… how we long for you.

Once more the season cycle gets underway with our first flyaway race, the annual Dirt Nitro Challenge (or DNC) held at the Fear Farm RC Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona USA. NeoBuggy will be present at the event with live coverage and reports from Thursday directly with 1/8 Truck qualifying.

Here’s a little reminder of what’s to come later this week, tune in to Neo to see how all the winter silly season swaps pan out with the likes of Ty Tessmann entering his first ‘big race’ under the XRAY banner, Ryan Maifield now in post TLR-Exile with Mugen Seiki, World Champion David Ronnefalk and defending Champion Ryan Cavalieri both now wheeling JConcepts rubber and the return of Robert Batlle to the DNC after missing the event for many years. It’s gonna be good!

Re-Watch last year’s Final