1/8 Offroad News

Adam Johnson wins at 2020 CRCRC 1/8 Winter MidWest Champs

Source: Adam Johnson (Facebook)

The 2020 CRCRC 1/8 Winter MidWest Championship was held at Columbus RC Racing Club in Jeffersonville, Ohio. Tyler Jones (Agama/Ultimate Racing/JConcepts) set the overall TQ in the Pro Nitro Buggy class but the Top Qualifier holder would not be able to convert the TQ spot into a win as Adam Johnson (XRAY/Tekin/AKA) brought home the win. T.Jones came in 2nd while Collin Weatherholt (Mugen Seiki) rounded out the podium results.

Jordan Go wins at Circulo Verde race

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The Circulo Verde race was held at the Circulo Verde track in Quezon City, Philippines over the weekend. Jordan Go (SWORKz/O.S.Engines/VP Fuel/Hot Race Tyres) was able to take the win in front of Nani Tagle (Kyosho) in second while HB Racing’s designer Torrance Deguzman (HB Racing/Performa Racing) came in third.

Adam Drake wins at 2020 Adelanto Grand Prix

Source: Carlos Arredondo Jr. (Facebook)

The 2020 Adelanto Grand Prix was held at the SoCal Nitro Raceway in Victorville, California. The vent attracted nearly 120 entries and in the Pro Buggy class it was Steve Harris (Agama/Bullitt/Pro-Line Racing) who set the overall TQ from Adam Drake (Mugen Seiki/O.S.Engines/Pro-Line Racing) and Carlos Arredondo Jr. (Tekno RC/Blok Engines/AKA). In the 20-minute final, after some fights for the lead in the opening stages, A.drake was able to widen the gap to grab the win from S.Harris in 2nd while C.Arredondo Jr. came in 3rd.

Graham Alsop wins at AWS Rd4

The round fourth of the AWS was held at the deerdale off-road track in Eakring, UK in cold weather condition. Graham Alsop (HB Racing/OptiFuel/Novarossi) was the man to beat, taking the overall TQ and win after some great fights with Mitchell Booth (Tekno RC/Blok Engines/OptiFuel/6MIK) for the lead. Chris Sharpe-Simkiss (SWORKz/SPower Engines/TPro) completed the podium results in third.

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Ashley Owen wins at Answer RC Winter Series Rd6

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Sixth round of the Answer RC Winter Series was held at PDMCC track in Nelson, UK. 19 drivers decided to brave the frosty cold conditions making for some tricky condition. With the temperature rising through the day it was late before the track eventually just about thawed bit still remain slippery, along with a very slight track changed this resulting in some interesting racing. The 22-minute final saw Ashley Owen (HB Racing) taking the win from Vincenzo Zuccarelli (Mugen Seiki) in 2nd and David Blakeley (Agama/Bullitt/AKA) in 3rd.

Tebo, Bornhorst & Lutz win at 2020 Southern Indoor Champs

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The 2020 Southern Indoor Championship was held in Autaugaville, Alabama over the weekend. After three rounds of qualifying in the Pro Nitro Buggy class it was Seth VanDalen (Tekno RC/O.S.Engines/Pro-Line Racing) who set the overall TQ while Joe Bornhorst (Tekno RC/Tekin/Pro-Line Racing) and Ryan Lutz (Agama/Bullitt/Piranha/AKA) took the TQ in Pro E-buggy and Pro Nitro Truggy respectively. In the 30-minute Nitro Buggy final, Jared Tebo (Tekno RC/Maxima Mx/AKA) comes out on top followed by his teammate J.Bornhorst (Tekno RC/BLOK Engines/Pro-Line Racing) in second and Dakotah Phend (TLR/O.S.Engines/JConcepts) in third. Austin Woodyard (Serpent/AMR Engines/AKA) and Brandon Rose (Agama/Picco/Pro-Line Racing) rounded out the top 5 results. The Pro E-buggy saw J.Bornhorst tking the win from A.Woodyard and S.VanDalen in 2nd and 3rd respectively while D.phend (TLR/Trinity/JConcepts) and J.Tebo (Tekno RC/Maclan/AKA) completed the top 5.

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Indoor Swiss GP Bütschwil 2020 announcement

The BC Hornets have announced that their annual Indoor GP Bütschwil will be held on February 29th to March 1st 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.

SWORKz Apollo Nitro & Brushless RTR Pro buggy kits


SWORKz have introduced the Apollo RTR buggy in both Nitro and brushless versions. The Apollo is based on the pro S350 buggy with an updated center layout from the S35-3 buggy but also race-inspired features. The Apollo provides precise feedback, a great balance feel in order to suit drivers of all driving levels thanks to his weight distribution. Both Apollo come in standard with many high-quality parts such as the front and rear shock towers as well as the chassis machined from T7075 aluminum. The Big Bore shocks 2.0 with 4mm shock shafts from S350 BK1 Pro, the high-performance crown gears and pinion gears and oil filled differentials providing traction on multiple off-road surfaces are also in the box. The S35-3’s BBD diff system provides better acceleration while the S35-3’s radio tray system gives precise throttle and braking response. The pivot ball steering system gives the driver sharp and accurate turning feedbacks. Both the Nitro and Brushless versions are assembled in the same factory and come with a race inspired base setup providing a vehicle easy to drive. The SWORKz Apollo comes with a 2.4G radio system with two SES-2S servos capable of up to 12kg-cm of torque, made by SAVOX. A pre-cut painted body shell is also included.

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