1/8 Offroad News

Insane Deals PLUS Storewide 10% Off at AMain Performance Hobbies

Insane AMain

If you’re looking to score some parts for your racer, or snatch up a new kit, now is the time to head over to AMain Performance Hobbies! Save 10% on ALL orders in AMain’s sitewide sale! Several popular kits from Team Losi Racing, Kysoho, Mugen Seiki, Yokomo and SWorkz are up to 50% off!



HB Europe’s Black Friday – 15% off


For one day only HB Europe are offering a HUGE 15% saving off their entire webshop!

If you’re looking for anything Hot Bodies related then waste no further time and head over to take advantage of this 24H Black Friday Flash Sale!

Payne & Reed join Horizon Hobby UK

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See: Horizon Hobby UK 
Horizon Hobby UK are proud to announce 2 new members to the HHUK race team today. In 1/10th scale young Ieuan Payne joins us with great enthusiasm and a thirst for knowledge he has a lot of potential and we expect he will be spending the winter getting fully up to speed with the TLR platforms. In 1/8th scale Horizon Hobby UK welcome Mark Reed to the fold, coming to us with a great attitude towards his racing and a focus on getting faster he is sure to be trackside often gaining valuable wheel time and knowledge. We would like to take this opportunity to wish the pair the very best of luck both on and off track this season.

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Joao Rodrigues joins Alpha Plus


See: Alpha
Alpha Plus is excited to announce their newest team driver; Joao Rodrigues. Joao, only 12 years old, will join the Alpha team for 2016, bringing with him a list of successes over the past few years including Portuguese Nationals finalist, Soar Seiki factory driver, and more. Alpha looks forward to an exciting new year with their youngest new driver on board.

Adam Drake wins Rev ‘Turkey Race’

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This past weekend hosted the ‘Turkey Race’ at Revelation Raceway. Pro-Line dominated the event, as the Mugen of Adam Drake crossed the line first, Victor Guerrero second, and Ricky Rodriguez third! This marks yet another healthy helping of victory for the Pro-Line team this Thanksgiving Season.

Alsop wins AWS Rd.1 at Deerdale

Deer Dale Offroad

The AstroTurf Winter Series returns for another chilly season of racing in the UK. Round 1 kicked off this past weekend at Deerdale Off Road. Our pal and race organizer, Chris Jeffery, has shared a full race recap from icy day’s worth of exciting racing below:

Race Report by Chris Jeffery (AWS Organizer):

As daylight rose over the Deerdale Off Road track and with people steadily beginning to arrive, we all knew it was going to be a busy day, with a full meeting booked at 85 drivers and 92 entries. The morning was icy cold but thankfully dry and the track was in great shape, with the team at Deerdale Off Road putting in the time and effort into preparing the track.

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Batlle, Boots, & Ongaro at Buggyland 2.0


The ‘Buggyland 2.0’ event was held in Madrid, Spain recently. The event gathered many of the world’s best including a list of champions such as Robert Batlle, Cody King, Elliott Boots, Jerome Sartel, Miguel Matias, and more! After an exciting weekend of racing, Mugen’s Robert Batlle once again made his mark on the event by taking the win ahead of Elliott Boots in second, and rising star Davide Ongaro in third.

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Bloomfield wins HNMC Winter Rd 3

podium nitro HNMC Winter R3

Source: HNMC
This past weekend the Herts track had a light dusting of snow and condition on Sunday were freezing cold but dry. 65 drivers made the trip for this round and grip levels were low.

Darren Bloomfield took TQ in Nitro Buggy, Jamie Clancy in E-Buggy and Dominic Supercharged Powles in Truggy.

Nitro Buggy final:

  1. Darren Bloomfield
  2. Michael Lewis
  3. Simon reeves

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Picco heads to Spain & Portugal

Racing Experience Modelcar group Spain and Portugal

See: Racing Experience
Racing Experience and Modelcar group join forces once again with a return to Spain and Portugal. It is the first step of the two companies joining their forces for the Racing Experience program distribution in the two countries. The whole line of Picco engines will be available in the Modelcar network of shops in Portugal and in Spain through its subsidiary MDL. It includes race proven Picco 3TZ as well as World Cup TQ Picco Team Spec 5 ports.

The Modelcar race team will manage the track side and team support. Some big names will join the team as well as new young talent !

Sweep ‘unnamed’ Tyre teaser

sweep tyre

See: Sweep Racing
Our friends at Sweep Racing have sent us a little teaser of their new 1/8 buggy tyre which as yet doesn’t have a name!

What they did say was that the tyre features a new carcass design (version 5 we’re told), which has a larger outer diameter and a wider contact patch then Sweep’s previous tyres. The translation to performance is more consistency and an easier car to drive in bumpy track conditions. The ‘nameless’ tyre features square pins aligned in the center and arranged in staggered rows on the side.

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