1/8 Offroad News

Maifield makes nitro debut at JBRL


The 2014 JBRL Nitro Series returned to Chula Vista, California this past weekend. Heritage RC Park was the site for the JBRL Nitro Series Rnd #4. The big story of the weekend was TLR’s Ryan Maifield making his nitro debut. He debuted his new TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy, 8ight-T 3.0 truggy and his 8ight-E buggy 3.0. Ryan would go on to TQ all three classes but ran into some trouble in a couple of the mains. Our good friend Jeremy Flint at RCInsider.com was on-site to capture him action, and report back from the exciting event event!

CLICK HERE to read the full RCInsider JBRL Race Report.

Messina Worlds: Track update


With 7 weeks until the 2014 IFMAR Worlds kicks off in Messina on the Italian island of Sicily we’ve seen some very positive signs of progress via their handy Facebook page; lots of building work underway including a big pitting setup, cleaning stations, spectator stand and more we expect, looking great so far chaps!

From the photo above the track looks in pretty decent shape as well, perhaps in need of a bit of a lawnmower but other than that great to see that a dedicated team is hard at work to make Messina a worthy Worlds host! Thumbs up! Great to see Verry himself testing out the washing station!

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RB Products 100C LiPo batteries


RB Products have released two new hard case LiPo batteries both with 6400 mAh capacity and 100C discharge rate, the top 7.4V 2S is ideal for 1/10 or 1/8 buggy applications (Dimensions 137x46x25mm), whilst the 4S 14.8v below suits 1/8 E-Buggys, (Dimensions 137x46x49mm).

Made in the best factories, the new RB ENERGY batteries provide great performance and come with Deans high current connectors, silicone-wrapped wires with its balance connector and instruction manual.

#0240019 – RB ENERGY LIPO HARD CASE 2S 7.4V 100C 6400mAh
#0240020 – RB ENERGY LIPO HARD CASE 4S 14.8V 100C 6400 mAh

NeilBuggy: Kent National


Neil Cragg: Associated’s poster boy of cool, reports on round 3 of the BRCA 1/8 nitro buggy nationals in his iconic ‘NeilBuggy’ guise, enjoy!

So we had the 3rd round of the BRCA nationals this past weekend down in Kent, and even though it took what felt like 3 years to drive there I was looking forward to it, having seen some promising pics of the track. I wasn’t disappointed when I saw the track on Saturday morning, although a little worried it might take me a few runs to catch up after never racing here before.

The track was both technical and balls out! We had a huge main straight, up into 3 fast rollers, a make or break triple, a cross over and a huge step up as stand out features.

After practice I was pretty pleased with my pace, a few tenths off the big hitters but nothing I couldn’t catch up over the course of the weekend.

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First Look Exclusive: ProTek Samurai


First Look Exclusive By Stephen Bess:

Known as military nobility in Japan’s rich history, samurai were renowned for their fighting skills and their eponymous battle swords that are now displayed over the mantle of every aging hipster in America. ProTek RC, a division of A-Main Hobbies, sent word to the industry just last week that they had a Samurai of their own in the form of a .21 nitro engine. Set for release in mid-August, this engine’s release has already caused quite a stir on social media. I received a test sample and decided to crack it open to check out what makes this Samurai tick.

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K&B III hosts 2014 Mugen Challenge

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K&B III The Outback facility in Kingsville, Ohio is getting set to host the 4th annual Mugen Challenge. This three day event features a Joey Christensen built layout, product giveaways, racer social with live band, free t-shirts for first 100 entries, and to top it off this is a charity event benefiting the local Lions Club. Last years event brought racers from 19 countries and 2 different countries!


For pre-entry and more details visit RCSignUp.com.

Agama gets first BRCA Nats win!

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The 3rd round of the BRCA National series took place at the Kent track just outside Maidstone, and witnessed the first victory in a BRCA National for the Agama brand! The weather was very hot and humid on Saturday which made it pretty hard work for all the drivers as they got used to the excellent but very technical track layout that had been set down. In response to the track breaking up at recent races, the club had added oil to the dirt mix in many areas, and this held the dirt together well, providing a contrast in surfaces.

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‘Top o the podium’ for Bradley Baird


For Round 3 of the Irish National Offroad Championship, drivers descended on the small town of Crossbarry, Ireland. JQ Products driver Bradley Baird took a solid TQ in qualifying with Gary Baird and Barkley Abernathy 2nd and 3rd. The track began to fall apart as the finals got under way, and racers faced a grueling course ahead of them. Bradley Baird stay smooth and led the field to victory while Alan Scroggie took home second ahead of the hard charging Barkley Abernathy in 3rd.

Wheeler & Lutz unstoppable at Futaba


After a long weekend of racing, it all came down to the finals at the 2014 Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge in St. Louis, Missouri. Team Durango’s, Ryan Lutz, would dominate the E-Buggy class with a TQ and the overall victory. Hometown racer, Josh Wheeler, wheeled the competition as he took home the gold in the Dash for Cash, Pro Arena Truck, AND 1/8 Pro Buggy class! Read the full story and in-depth race coverage on RCNews.net HERE!

Ronnefalk takes home 3rd Nordic title


David Ronnefalk took home his 3rd Nordic Championship title in Robertfors, located in northern Sweden, leading home an all Swedish podium on home soil, finishing a lap ahead of Andreas Edvinsson in 2nd and privateer Christoffer Svensson in 3rd, whilst defending Nordic Champ Joseph Quagraine managed 4th place. With 3 titles to his name Ronnefalk draws level with Mikael Palsson, whilst JQ is someway ahead with 6 Nordic titles tied with Magnus Amilon [See History]