1/8 Offroad News

Gil Losi Jr. is back to TLR & Losi

See: Team Losi Racing

Horizon Hobby have announced that Gil Losi Jr. has returned to consult with Team Losi Racing and the Losi development team. G.Losi Jr. will work closely with the race team to produce innovative vehicles as well as supporting design on the Losi side of the business.

“As one of the living legends in the RC community, he has immediate credibility with retailers and consumers alike, and his experience, insight and creativity will help us produce amazing new vehicles for both Losi and Team Losi Racing,” said Horizon Hobby President Chris Dickerson. “We are excited to once again have him on our Horizon team!”

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Miswan & Hwee crowned Lap Paradise League Champions

Source: David Aw Wei Yee (Facebook)

The sixth and final round of the Lap Paradise Off-Road League was held at the AW Hobby & Lap Paradise RC Raceway in Malaysia over the weekend. In the Nitro Buggy class it was Kent Sung (HB Racing/Kabuto) who brought home the win in the 60-minute final from Melvin Tan (Mugen Seiki/O.S. Engines) in second and Sam Chong (Mugen Seiki/O.S. Engines) in third. Overall, Danial Miswan (Kyosho/REDS Racing) was crowned Champion from Adam Fikri (JQ Racing/Maxima) on the runner-up spot and M.Tan in third. Joe Hwee was in control of things in the E-buggy class, bringing home the win in front of Noordin (HB Racing/O.S.Engines) in second and Ben Goh (Mugen Seiki/O.S. Engines) in third. Overall, J.Hwee took the title followed by Noordin on the runner-up spot while Enal (XRAY/O.S.Engines) rounded out the top 3.

E-buggy podium here

Stefan Lutka doubles at Dirt Challenge

See: XRAY

The Dirt Challenge was held near Bratislava, Slovakia this past weekend. The weather forecast saw windy and gloomy conditions. In the E-buggy class, Stefan Lutka (XRAY), coming from the 4th spot on the grid, managed to win all finals with a big lead in front of Sando Parr (Serpent) in second and Ellemer Pap (Mugen) in third. In E-truggy, S.Lutka easily won, followed by Fusek and Moravcik in second and third respectively.

E-truggy podium here

Alain Sarafyan doubles at Turkish 1/8 Buggy Nats Rd4

See: XRAY

The fourth round of the Turkish 1/8 Buggy Championships was held at the renewed RC park track in Luleburgaz. Alain Sarafyan (XRAY) was the man to beat, taking the win in both the Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes. His teammate, Serkan Tumer came in second and Can Soykal in third in Nitro Buggy while in E-buggy it was Ilker Ozcan who finished in second and S.Tumer in third.

E-buggy podium here

Rune Karlsen sweeps Norwegian 1/8 Offroad Fuel Cup finale

The fourth and final round of the Norwegian 1/8 Off-road Fuel Cup was hosted by the Hof Model Car Club over weekend. On Saturday it rained all day long, resulting in a shortening of the race to a single day. After three rounds of qualification, Rune Karlsen (Mugen Seiki/FX Engines/AKA) set the overall TQ in front of Danny Kwiatkowski (Kyosho/Reds Racing/AKA) in second and Hans Mangne Berg (Mugen Seiki/O..Engines/JConcepts) in third. R.Karlsen also brought home the win in the 45-minute final from D.Kwiatkowski and Bastian Andreasen (XRAY/FX Engines/JConcepts) in second and third respectively.

Thanks to Danny Kwiatkowski for the report.

SWORKz S35-3 “Ready to Mount” body

See: SWORKz

SWORKz have introduced a new “Ready to Mount” body for the S35-3 and S35-3E. The body comes pre-cut and pre-painted and need just some additional cutting (tank & head cooler) if you use it on the S35-3 Nitro Buggy. Decal sheet and the front nose are included.

Vanderbeek & Fuller win at ROAR Region 8 Champs

See: REDS Racing USA

The ROAR Region 8 1/8 Buggy championships was held at the LRT Raceway and Hobby track in Evansdale, Iowa over the weekend. In the Pro Nitro Buggy class, Alex Vanderbeek (Team Associated/REDS Racing/Jconcepts) took the overall TQ and brought home the win in front of Mason Fuller (TLR/REDS Racing/Jconcepts) in second and Jared Wiggins (Tekno RC/BLOK Engines/Pro Line Racing) in third. In the E-buggy class it was M.Fuller who took the win after battling with Jared Wiggins (Tekno RC/Tekin/Pro Line Racing) to the end. Danny Bartholomew (Tekno RC/Pro Line Racing) rounded out the top 3.

E-buggy podium here

Aichmann & Kargl take Carinthia champs title

The fourth round of the Carinthian 1/8 Buggy Championships was held in Austria over the weekend. Joachim Aichmann (Kyosho) took the title in the Nitro Buggy class in front of Marcel Waldner (Mugen Seiki) on the runner-up spot and Andreas Leopold (Kyosho) in 3rd. Rene Kargl (SWORKz) was crowned Champion in the E-buggy class from David Niessl (Tekno RC) in second and Georg Tratter (SWORKz) in third.

E-buggy podium here