1/8 Offroad News

Adam Drake talks about his new break-in method for nitro engines

Mugen Seiki Racing actor Adam Drake is once again under the spotlight to present us his latest short film called “break-in method” where Adam talks about his new break-in method for nitro engines. Starring Adam Drake and also starring O.S. Speed B21 Ty Tessmann II.

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Ofir Avitan wins at Israeli Nats Rd2

Last weekend was held the second round of the Israeli National Championship at Negev Speed track. After four qualification rounds it was Kyosho driver Yaniv Sivan who took the TQ by TQing all four rounds. Yaniv Sivan started from pole position followed by Mugen driver Tal Siles and Mugen’s Ofir Avitan. At the first minutes Yaniv ,Ofir and Ido Carmon have swap their positions. After small mistake of Yaniv, Ofir led the race until he had flame outs which promoted Yaniv at the first position. Ido had also flame outs allowing Yaniv to had 20 sec gap on the driver at the second position. Unfortunately at the 22 min mark Yaniv also has suffered from flame out before start finish line which promoted Tal Siles which had made a bad start. At the end of the final, Ofir manged to overtake Tal Siles to grab win. Yaniv rounded out the top 3.

Thanks to Yaniv Sivan for the report.

HRC Racing Dual Star PRO charger teaser

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HRC Racing have announced that their new Dual Star PRO charger will be release in December. The charger will enlarge the current range of HRC Star charger, Star-Lite Charger and Dual-Star Charger, with a powerful dual 200W / 20A output charger in both AC and DC modes. It also features a LiHV battery mode, and a smart USB output for your smartphone or any other USB device. 

Rajco van der Sluijs take buggy & truggy Cup Benelux title

The seventh and last round of the “Buggy & Truggy Cup Benelux” was held at the MVW Purmerend track in Netherlands. After the seven rounds and some bad luck in the begining of the season, the overall winner in the Sportsman class is Tekno driver Rajco van der Sluijs followed by two XRAY drivers, Sander van Genechten and Jarno Pijpers.

Thanks to John van der Sluijs for the report.

Drake & Ogden win at California Nitro Cup

See: Mugen Seiki Racing

The California Nitro Cup was held at Dialed In Raceway in Victorville, California over the weekend. Mugen driver Cole Ogden took the TQ in Pro Nitro Buggy and his team mate Adam Drake took the TQ in both E-Buggy and Pro Truggy. In Nitro Buggy Adam cruised to the win with Cole in second and Kyosho’s Colin Herzig in third. Adam took also the win in E-Buggy while Cole brought home the win in Pro Truggy.

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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


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.