1/8 Offroad News

New Associated prototype spotted

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Team Associated has endured a rough ‘ol ride this year in 1/8 arena, an aborted 1/8 buggy platform and designer Josh Alton departing, not to mention the headline-grabbing departure of Ryan Maifield to arch-rivals TLR. Finally a chance for some good PR ahead of the World Championships which kicks off in less than a month when all eyes will be on Ryan Cavalieri, Yannick Aigoin & Neil Cragg.

Over the weekend at Chula Vista raceway near the Mexican border the Associated team made up of Kody Numedahl (now in charge of the project), Richard Saxton, Brent Thielke and Ryan Cavalieri conducted a public test and low key race appearance. Cavalieri would end up finishing 2nd to Drew Moller (the kid continues to impress…), after a very late engine problem with only 40secs to go on the clock.

The biggest change from the previous RC8 prototype we’ve seen is the choice to go down the pivot ball front end route made famous by Mugen Seiki, with only 1 car present, and no chance to go ‘under the hood’ we could only shoot from afar. The chassis looks wider than the previous prototype but narrower than the previous RC8 platform, with a ‘Mugen style’ rear end in our opinion.

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THE eCar ‘steels’ new drivetrain

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Let’s face it…we have all been overeager at times to do that huge triple at full speed during a race. Sometimes things go well and nothing happens, but some other times things don’t go as planned, resulting in a spectacular lawn dart which causes extreme stress on the drivetrain. In cases like this aluminum dogbones can bend. JQRacing has got you covered even in this case! New, steel counterparts of the stock aluminum dogbones are now available for THE eCar!

Source: JQRacing

Fratta set to host UISP Championship

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Only one week before the IFMAR World Championships, the Fratta Offroad facility in Italy will be hosting the UISP Championship race. The event takes place September 12-14, and we suspect will be a last minute ‘warm-up’ for some in preparation for the following week’s World Championship. For more details CLICK HERE.

 

SWorkz Challenge at Silver Dollar

 

AMain.com’s Silver Dollar R/C Raceway hosted the 2014 SWorkz Challenge, which featured many of the nations top drivers, and even some international flair! The AMain.com video production crew has been hard at work since the event, and have published the official 2014 SWorkz Challenge race highlights video today. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

WIN a ProTek R/C ‘Samurai’ Engine!

AMain Giveaway

Now is your chance to win a ProTek R/C 321B Samurai engine! News of the Samurai engine is spreading, and the response so far has been overwhelming. Keen observers noticed the engine’s handpicked components, dubbing the Samurai a “custom-spec’d Japanese-made mill”—exactly what it is. Now that the Samurai is here, ProTek is giving you an opportunity to win one.

To enter to win the ProTek R/C 321B Samurai engine, simply follow the link below and fill out the form with your name and email—it’s that easy! One participant will be randomly chosen on Aug. 31 and announced on Monday, Sept. 1 at 6:00 p.m. PST on the AMain.com Facebook page!

ENTER HERE!

Reno takes a bite out of the Big Apple

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Last weekend hosted the Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge in New York. Among many of the nation’s greats, XRAY’s Reno Savoya traveled to America to partake in the festivities. Despite missing the win in the Nitro Buggy class, the trip was still a success for the Frenchman as he came away the winner of the competitive E-Buggy class ahead of Gunnar Rieck and Anthony Mazzara.

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Source: XRAY

 

Svensson strikes at Swedish Nats

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The Swedish Offroad Nationals took place recently in wet weather conditions with some of Sweden’s best in attendance. Christoffer Svensson would capture the win after a long and grueling final followed up by XRAY’s Kennie Ekenstierna and Johan Balsberg. In addition, Hampus Berg went on to win the Swedish Junior title after an exciting junior final!

Source: XRAY

AKA lays rubber down in the pits

AKA Rubber Pit Mat

AKA has just released their new rubber pit mat. The AKA Rubber Pit Mat is the perfect lining to keep your pit table looking clean and sharp. The mat measures in at 4ft x 2ft x 1/8″ thick. It is made of durable PVC which is chemical and water resistant, easy to clean, and features an AKA graphic in the bottom right hand corner. Our guess is that your tools will find the same race winning traction in this AKA rubber mat as your car does with AKA rubber tires.

Source: AKA

Bayer blasts to German Nats win

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This past weekend hosted Round 1 of the German 1/8 Offroad Nationals. The event was held in Landshut, Germany by Club La Speedway. The track was made up of fresh dirt, and with very little water it became an extremely rough racing surface for the competition to tackle. XRAY’s Martin Bayer would take the overall TQ spot after qualifying, but struggled in the semi final. He would start 4th in the final, but fought his way past the Carsten Keller and Team Durango’s Jörn Neumann to take the win!

Source: XRAY

Crompton cruises to victory at NRS

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Round 5 of the NRS was held this past weekend at NNRC in the UK. REDS Racing team driver, David Crompton, piloted his Radiosistemi buggy to the front of the pack to take the overall victory.

Source: REDS