1/8 Offroad News

Micha Widmaier crowned BAWÜ Cup Champion

See: SWORKz 

Last weekend was held the fourth round of the BAWÜ Cup at the ORC Fischach track in Germany. Micha Widmaier (SWORKz) took the win in both Nitro Buggy and E-Truggy classes. Thanks to this fourth consecutive win he became the Champion two rounds from the end. In Nitro Buggy Aleander Obermeier (Mugen) and Lukas Schulling (Mugen) rounded out the top 3 while in E-truggy it was the SWORKz duo of Andreas Rüpp and Patrick Grübel who completed the podium. In E-Buggy Victor Gabriel (Kyosho) grabbed the win in front of two SWORKz drivers, Morris Voldenauer and Luis Schmid in second and third respectively.

E-truggy podium here

Mark Sousa wins rainy Big Apple OS challenge

Source: Mark Sousa (Facebook)

This past weekend was held the Big Apple OS challenge at Barnstormers Raceway in Chester, New York. This event saw up to 200 entries and the track was definitely a little different then some of the other ones. The track started off being pretty dry and dusty and getting some bumps in practice so the track crew decided that they were gonna try something new to make the track great for racing. They pull a long night and got the track good for qualifying and racing was awesome all throughout. In the Nitro Buggy class it was Mark Sousa (XRAY) who took the TQ. As the drivers are preparing for the mains the rain came down the second storm and the track was hit again resulting the stop of the race. The finishing order would be based on qualifying and Sousa took the win from Cole Ogden (HB Racing) in second and Adam Johnson (Serpent) in third.

XRAY XB8 aluminium monobloc engine mount

See: XRAY

XRAY have introduced a new monobloc mount for the XB8 (2016 and later) and XT8’17. Machined from Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium black anodised, the ultra-strong construction provides very long life and durability in even the most extreme racing conditions. The monoblock design is stiffer than standard single engine mounts and provides solid engine mounting and easy adjustment. The keyed-mount design also allows for the easy removal and replacement of the engine without the need for gear mesh re-adjustment after every replacement. Aluminium stands for different engine brands are available separately.

Sean Guthrie wins at King of the Hill Race

Source: Scott Box (Facebook)

Last weekend was held the King of the Hill Race at the Overlook Raceway, in White Rock, New Mexico. Sean Guthrie (Kyosho) brought home the win in front of his team mate Scott Box in second and Scott Brewer (Team Associated) in third.

Collin Weatherholt sweeps MSCS Nitro X Series Rd4

Source: MSCS Nitro X Series (Facebook)

This past weekend was held the fourth round of the MSCS Nitro X Series at the Victory R/C track in LaOtto, Indiana. Collin Weatherholt (Mugen) was able to take the overall TQ and also the win in the 30 minute nitro buggy final by four laps from Gary Studt in second and Dan Cook in third. Joe Laws and Josh Luckadoo rounded out the top 5.

Riccardo Berton wins at Sport Cup Race

See: Nemo Racing

Last weekend was held the Sport Cup Race at the Jonny RC Modellismo & Agrimodel Pista Off-Road Pinerolo track in Pignerol, Italy. Riccardo Berton (Kyosho) which made his comeback after a few months far from the tracks bought home the win from Giovanni Camamo (Agama) in second and Diego Fuser (Radiosistemi) in third.

Rubén Pérez joins Modelix Racing

See: Modelix Racing

Modelix Racing and Madrid TT have announced the signing of the young and talented driver Rubén Pérez to their team for the rest of the 2018 season. Pérez will use all Modelix products such as Ultimate engine, Nitrolux fuel and Procircuit tyres with a Mugen MBX8.

Maik Wiesweg wins at NRW Cup

Source: Jarno Pijpers (Facebook)

Last weekend was held a round of the NRW Cup in Oberhausen, Germany. After the semi-final Carsten Keller (Mugen) would start on pole position for the final while Maik Wiesweg (Mugen) and Jarno Pijpers (SWORKz) would come in second and third. In final, after few laps Keller made a little mistake and Wiesweg took the lead. Pijpers was in second but he made a mistake and Keller took the opportunity to pass in second. Wiesweg took the win from Keller in second and despite two flames out Pijpers managed to finish in third.