1/8 Offroad News

#DrakeGate… SWORKz bound ?


Unsubstantiated rumours and hearsay from the ongoing Nuremberg Toy Fair have led many sources to come forward suggesting Adam Drake might be on his way to joining the SWORKz / Amain.com team – our friends at RCNews.fr even posted a selfie suggesting a deal with SWORKz was already signed.

Watch this space….

See more @ #DrakeGate

TESTED: ProTek 2090 .21 Tuned Pipe



If you’ve read our reviews of the short stroke ProTek Samurai engine (here: Protek Samurai Review) and the current IFMAR World Champion OS B2101 buggy engine (here: OS B2101 Review), you probably know how I feel about the 2090 pipe design.  Manufactured by OS Engines as an OS-branded product, this pipe is now also available from ProTek (a division of A-Main) as the PTK-2090.  Priced at $169.99, the pipe set includes a long 2090 manifold, springs, two gaskets and a mounting setscrew.

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REDS releases R5T Team Edition

REDS Engine

REDS Racing is always developing high performance, low fuel consumption and innovative products. Their latest engine developed is the all-new R5T Team Edition V3.0. It is derived from the well-known R5T Team Edition v.2 and used by most of REDS Team drivers such as Cody King, Elliott Boots, Joseph Quagraine, Cole Ogden and others.

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Dylan Gerard joins Serpent America


Serpent America has announced their newest driver this week; Dylan Gerard. Gerard, a former TLR driver, is a well-known name around the United States, and even more so in the mid-western region. The Ohio native will be equipped with the full line of Serpent vehicles for 2015, including 1/10 and 1/8 scale. Gerard says, “I’m very excited to have been given the opportunity to drive for Serpent and Desoto Racing. I’m looking forward working with the team to help take my racing to the next level with their knowledge and mine combined it will be a perfect fit. Serpent has the best quality product and very fast cars to back it up. I want to thank Paul Ciccarello and Joaquin Desoto for this great opportunity!”

Source: Serpent

Spiteri wins Maltese 1/8 Champs


The 2014 Maltese Offroad 1/8 Buggy Championship concluded in Rinella recently. The final round brought great weather, great track conditions, and great racing. Team XRAY driver, Kyle Spiteri the 2012 champion, took TQ in qualifying and led the final from start to finish. This victory clinched the overall title, and an impressive season with 3 out 4 race wins. In the F2 category, Charles Vassallo kept the XRAY win streak going strong as he too dominated the championship to win the F2 title.

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Source: XRAY

NeoX – Still time to enter!


Entry confirmations for the 10th anniversary of the Neo Race organised by NeoBuggy & DXR are well underway, with over 420 entries so far there is still a chance you can race but you need to be quick!

Sign Up here | Drivers entered

Join the likes of Tessmann, Maifield, Cavalieri, Ronnefalk, Tebo, King, Boots, Bloomfield, Lee Martin, Batlle, Savoya, Neumann, Cragg, Drake, Lutz, Zanchettin, Berton, Quagraine…

Once again run on it’s classic Easter weekend: 3-6th April 2015. The Agricultural University Harper Adams in Shropshire continues as the venue for the event, once again a 4 days event – running Friday – Monday. The event’s capacity has been slightly increased in size with the blossoming 1/8 Electric buggy class making a return – now limited to 60 drivers, the main nitro buggy class is limited to 240 entries.

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Further details available on www.theneorace.com | Contact info@theneorace.com

Marco Baruffolo sticks with RB lineup


The Young European champion Marco Baruffolo decided to continue with the full RB package for 2015 ! 2013 has been “special” with a great memory in Sacile (Italy) with the B European title ! The 2014 season was also great with the European A Junior title in Germany ! 

And some main finals in Italian championship and international races, Marco Baruffolo says : “I’m very proud to continue with the RB French company, I will do my best to get some good results during this year. See you on the track !”

JConcepts releases new ‘Chasers’ tire


The Chasers rely on hefty, medium lugs which are angular in multiple directions. The horizontal type tread has a striking similarity to the trusty Crossbow tire which has remained a favorite for the last several years. Chasers have a lower, closer lug arrangement which gives incredible responsiveness and bites in medium, high and low grip conditions. The wet and dry condition tire has small recessed cuts in the top of the tread for extra edges and increased formability over terrain. The center overlapping bar treatment increases durability in the highest wear region of the tire.

Recently, Ryan Maifield utilized the Chasers tire in blue compound to dominate the Nitro Challenge warm-up race held at the Fear Farm track in Phoenix, AZ taking TQ and 1st place in the A-main. All new tires will include the latest insert from JConcepts. The Dirt-Tech insert, popularized by its durable nature and gray color, will give customers the combo package they have been waiting for from JConcepts.

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Thrust Promotions TTRX UK Nationals

TTRX Nationals

Thrust Promotions has introduced the 2015 TTRX AstroTurf UK 1/8 RallyCross National Championship. This new series features both nitro and electric 1/8 buggy racing, and travels to 5 different locations across the UK. Round 1 of the series kicks of May 10, 2015 at Nene Valley Raceway. Each event will host Saturday practice, and Sunday racing.

For more details visit the TTRX Facebook Page HERE.

Nitro Race Prep with Chad Bradley

Chad Bradley

AMain.com’s Chad Bradley has raced all over the world and has competed at the highest levels of competition. During his 20 plus years of racing Bradley has had to prepare for all types of racetracks and conditions. He’s also proactive in that he gets everything ready before he ever shows up to the race.

“Being prepared ahead of time will greatly lessen the stress during the event and will help make the race more enjoyable and will definitely help in your end results.”

CLICK HERE for Chad’s Top 5 Nitro Prep Tips