1/8 Offroad News

T-Work’s RC8B3.1 integrated switch system

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T-Work’s have introduced new integrated switch system for the Team Associated RC8B3.1. The switch system is integrated in a receiver plate made from high-quality carbon fibre. The switch system is simple to use and reliable; it features a loose jumper wire that turns the system on when plugged in.

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Joseph Quagraine TQs & Wins at Vietnam International Open Race 2019

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Last weekend was held the Vietnam International Open Race 2019 at the Vietnam L.A track in Can Giuoc, near Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The race attracted local racers and also some top guns such as Joseph Quagraine (JQ Racing) and Yuichi Kanai (Kyosho). JQ was able to grab the TQ and took a commanding victory in the hour-long nitro buggy final by a lap from Thailand driver Paphon Chanyasak (Mugen) while Y.Kanai would take third a further lap down.

Carlos Durães signs with 6MIK

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6MIK have announced the signing of Portuguese driver Carlos Durães to their team. Serpent driver who uses 6MIK tyres since the 2018 Euros will continues to use them during the 2019 season at the Portuguese championship and also in some major events in Europe. C.Durães had the following to say:

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Entries open for HB Racing European Race Days

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World Champion brand HB Racing have announced that the entries are open for their European Race Days. The event will be held at the famous ARCF42 track near Lyon, France from 5th to 7th April. The race will be held in the Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes exclusively with HB Racing rides. Spec tyres (HB Racing Megabite, Compound Yellow) will be included in the entry. Friday is free practice and the racing is on Saturday & Sunday. To register to the race please click here.

Ryan Maifield MX powered for 2019

Source: Ryan Maifield (Facebook)

Since the ‘REDS case’, Ryan Maifield’s news related to 1/8 nitro was at a standstill. The rumours then began to spread the web indicating the future destination of the Mugen driver. O.S., Flash Point, Maxima, Ninja, all brands with O.S. in common were mentioned as possible new sponsors. Facebook can sometimes give interesting information if you pay attention. Yesterday Ryan Maifield published his race summary of the Winter Midwest Championships and listed his sponsors for 2019 with Mx among them. Speculations are coming to an end, gentlemen, R. Maifield has finally found the right fit!

SWORKz sign Ryan Lee

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SWORKz have announced the signing of Ryan Lee to their Korean team. Tested RC is the official SWORKz distributor in one of the most important market in Asia for the RC industry and owner Ryan Lee has done a great job pushing the SWORKz brand from zero to the top 3 in Korea. R.Lee will use 1/8 and 1/10 rides in major events in Korea and also some international races. He had the following to say:

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T-Work’s MBX8 & RC8B3.1 aluminium centre driveshafts

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T-Work’s have introduced new aluminium centre driveshafts for the Mugen MBX8 and the Team Associated RC8B3.1. Machined from high-quality aluminium, the rear and front centre driveshafts come hard coated for wear while the aluminium provide rotating mass reduction compared to the stock parts. The aluminium centre driveshafts are available separately or in set including steel center joint cups.

Bradley Baird TQs & Wins at Navan Nitro Nuts Series Rd6

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The sixth round of the Irish Winter Navan Nitro Nuts Series was held over the weekend. Bradley Baird (JQ Racing) would sweeps the nitro buggy class. He took the overall TQ and never looked back setting fastest lap after fastest lap to take an impressive win in the 30-minute final. Barkley Abernathy (Agama) came in second one lap down while Jimmy Chan (Kyosho) rounded out the top 3.