1/8 Offroad News

AKA I-Beam GP 2018 announcement

Kent Model Rallycross Club and Kyosho Europe have announced that the AKA I-Beam GP 2018 will take place on the Saturday 26th May and Sunday 27th May. It will be run on a National type format with practice and qualifying on the Saturday, a final round of qualifying on Sunday followed by finals. The entry fee will be £40 for the weekend for each class entered, and will include a set of pre glued AKA I beam soft tyres (please note only AKA I beam tyres of any compound can be run over the weekend ). Sarah our catering lady will be in attendance for the weekend and your more than welcome to camp if you wish for a £5 per night. Running water is provided and toilets, no electric. More information to be added as we get nearer to the event. Keep an eye out on Facebook and the kmrc website. Booking is now open here.

Juan Carlos Canas wins at Andalusian champs Rd2

See: Modelix Racing

This past weekend was held the second round of the Andalusian championship at the new Antas track in Almeria, Spain. Juan Carlos Canas (Mugen) would sweep the nitro buggy class. Canas took a commanding victory in the 45-minute final by a lap from Zacarias Villalba (Mugen) in second whilst Alberto Pelaez (HB Racing) would take third a further lap down.

Sweep Carbides-T tyres

See: Sweep Racing

Sweep Racing have introduced the new Carbides-T tyres for 1/8 Truggy. Developed by using the same pattern as the Carbides tyres for 1/8 Buggy, which is most popular pattern in Sweep’s range, the Carbides-T feature extended center pins and bigger pins than the Carbides to get get longer life tyre. The newly redesigned V2 carcase provides easy driving and less ballooning on all kinds of track surfaces. Also new is the Indigo inserts which have been redesigned and features a new shape and softness material more durable and providing less bounce and smooth driving with new Carbides-T tyres. The Carbides-T tyres are available in regular compounds (Y,S,B,R,W) and in long life compounds (YX,SX,BX,RX) as well.

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Neil Cragg teams up with Alpha

See: X-Factory UK

X-Factory UK have announced the signing of Team Associated’s Neil Cragg to the Alpha factory team. Former LRP driver brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Alpha team. Neil will be using the new Alpha Dragon 4 engine, combined with Alpha 2134 exhaust in his 8th buggy during the 2018 season. Neil had the following to say:

“I would like to let you guys know that I will be using Alpha Engines in my nitro cars for the 2018 season! I would like to thank Jon Dell and the whole team for giving me this opportunity. Having tested the engines I am super pleased with the performance so far. I look forward to racing for Alpha, starting at Westmill for the 1st round of the BRCA Nationals this coming weekend.”

David Ronnefalk’s Pro Tips: HB V2 vehicles in details

David Ronnefalk released a new video about the V2 edition of the HB Racing vehicles. If you are considering getting any of the V2 cars, and even if you have already one, check the video out to get a good view of what’s updated since the previous versions. More videos are available in David’s Youtube channel here.

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Mark Sousa doubles at Quebec Indoor Nationals


Last weekend were held the Quebec Indoor Nationals in Degelis, Quebec. The track crew lay down a great track that was very technical and high speed and the slippery track surface made it even tougher. Mark Sousa (XRAY) took the overall TQ in Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy by winning two rounds of qualifying in each classes.

Truggy podium here

Tasos Paparegas wins at Greek Champs


This past weekend was held a round of the Greek 1/8 nitro buggy Championship at the Serres track in Northern Greece. Tasos Paparegas (XRAY) cruised to the win with Nikos Grigoriadis (Radiosystemi) almost three laps behind while Makis Mistakopoylos rounded out the top 3.

T-Work’s MBX8 carbon fibre shock towers & arm stiffeners

See: T-Work’s

T-Work’s have introduced new carbon fibre shock towers and A-arm stiffeners for the Mugen MBX8. First up are the rear and front shock towers. Machined from high-quality 4mm thick carbon fibre, they use the same kit geometry. Next up are the A-arm stiffeners, are also machined from high-quality carbon fibre, they come in 1mm and 1.2mm thick to modify the arms rigidity following the track conditions. The carbon fibre shock towers are available separately or as set while the A-arm stiffeners are availabe in set of two 1mm or 1.2mm front and rear.

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