1/8 Offroad News

Yusuke Sugiura crowned 2017 JMRCA champion

Source: Yusuke Sugiura (Facebook)

The 40th Japan Model Radio Control Car Association (JMRCA) was held at the RC Land 23 track over the weekend. After very close qualifying rounds it was Kyosho’s Yusuke Sugiura who grabbed the overall TQ from AMain’s Atsushi Hara in second and Mugen’s Kenji Tsuruta in third. Unfortunately because of the rain the organisers had to cancel the finals and took the qualifying results as overall standings. Thus Yusuke was crowned 2017 JMRCA champion.

Jack Embling wins at HNMC winter series Rd2

Source: Jack Embling Racing (Facebook) 

This past weekend was held the second round of the HNMC winter series. After intensive rounds of qualifying, Nemo Racing driver Darren Bloomfield took the overall TQ. In the final Darren, HB Racing’s Ollie Currie and SWORKz’s Jack Embling had some awesome fights but in the end, after a faultless race, it was Jack who managed to get a gap of about 7 seconds on Ollie in second and Darren in third.

VP-PRO aluminium 1/8 wing buttons

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VP-PRO have introduced new aluminium wing buttons for 1/8 buggy, E-buggy and truggy. Machined from high quality aluminum,and coming black anodised, these lightweight wing buttons reinforce wing mounting and prevent the wing from pulling off the mounting screws. Available in set of two pieces.

Alex Zanchettin TQs & Wins at Grill race

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This past weekend was held the Grill race at the indoor facility IBR Padova in Italy. Tekno’s Alex Zanchettin would dominate qualifying and then went onto win the 30-minute final by a short margin from TLR’s Mattia Polito in second and Radiosistemi driver Leonardo Valente in third. Alex took also the best lap to complete the clean sweep for the weekend.

Juan Jose Serna wins at Colombian Nats Rd1

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Last week was held the first round of the Colombian National Championship. XRAY’s Juan Jose Serna was able to sweep all qualifying rounds in nitro buggy but sadly, he had two flame outs during the A-Main. Juan Jose will take his revenge in nitro truggy by winning the race.

T-Work’s introduce THECar option parts

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T-Work’s have introduced a full line of option parts for the JQ Racing THECar Black Edition. All parts are machined from hard coated 7075-T6 aluminium. These option parts consist of 6.9mm balls for anti-roll bar, 7mm balls with nuts, 7mm balls for upper links, 7mm balls for shocks, 7mm steering pivot balls with backstop, 5.8mm balls with nuts for steering links, 5.8mm balls for steering links and a ball set gathering all the balls for The Black Edition.

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Team Associated FT 4-shoe clutch gauge

Team Associated have introduced Factory Team 4-shoe clutch gauge. Worn-out clutch shoes can negatively impact the performance of the clutch and cause an engine to intermittently flame out even when tuned properly. This decreases a vehicle’s overall performance and can cause headaches at the track.

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Mark Pavidis & AKA take different paths

Source: Mark Pavidis (Facebook)

It is with much surprise mingled with great astonishment that we found out that Mark Pavidis was let go from AKA Products. Mark was part of the trio of former world champions behind AKA along with Gil Losi, Jr. and Joel Johnson. Mark has been the designer of some successful off-road tyres and also he was a field man helping customers and racers to get the best results with titles obtained in multiple National and World Championships including the last in Vegas as reward. Here is Mark’s statement:

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