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1/8 Offroad News

Marco Baruffolo wins at 2020 HotRace Cup

Source: Marco Baruffolo (Facebook)

The 2020 HotRace Cup was held at the NitroBuggy track in Genzone, Italy. Marco Baruffolo (XRAY/FX Engines/Energy Fuel/Hot Race) came out on top in the 30-minute Nitro Buggy final on a pretty challenging track from Leonardo Valente (SWORKz/REDS Racing/Pirahna/Energy/TPro) in second a lap down while Alex Zanchettin (TLR/O.S.Engines/Energy/Pro-Line Racing) came in third a further lap down.

Joni Skidmore TQs & wins at Brookthorpe Club race

Source: Joni Skidmore (Facebook)

The Brookthorpe Model Car Club hosted his club race in the UK over the weekend. The event attracted nearly 50 drivers in the Nitro Buggy class. Joni Skidmore (Mugen Seiki/Ultimate Engines/Procicuit) set the overall TQ and took the win in the 45-minute final in front of his brother Will Skidmore (Mugen Seiki/Ultimate Engines/Procicuit) and Matt Lewis (Team Associated/Alpha Plus/Pro-Line Racing) in second and third respectively.

Pelle Culmsee takes double 2020 Danish 1/8th Buggy titles

Source: Pelle Culmsee (Facebook)

The fourth and penultimate round of the Danish 1/8th Buggy Nationals was held at the Modelbilklubben SOS track in Bjæverskov over the weekend. Pelle Culmsee (SWORKz/Picco Engines/Maclan Racing/T-Pro) was the man to beat in the Nitro Buggy and E-buggy classes. He set the overall TQ and brought home the win in both classes from Nikolai Lamberts (Serpent/Novarossi/NitroLux/Procircuit) in 2nd and Daniel Bubel (XRAY/FX Engines/AKA) in 3rd in Nitro Buggy while D.Bubel and Mikkel Vesterland (JQRacing) completed the podium result in E-buggy. Thanks to these wins, P.Culmsee add two more titles in his book.

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Ultimate M5S Ceramic nitro off-road engine

See: Modelix Racing

Modelix Racing have introduced the new Ultimate Racing M5S Ceramic nitro off-road engine. Developed for medium to high speed tracks and based on the O.S. B2103 Type R engine, this 5-port long-stroke engine offers great power at medium-high speeds. The cooling head, the crankcase cover plate and the carburetor feature a new design. The new DLC-coated crankshaft has two tungsten counterweights for smooth rotation and better balancing. It comes with ceramic rear bearing, the 22E carburetor and an O-ring under the cooling head for reducing vibration and preventing dust from entering the engine.

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O.S. Speed B21 Ronda Drake Edition nitro engine

Source: O.S. Engines

O.S. Engines have introduced the new B21 Ronda Drake Edition nitro engine. Based on the O.S. Speed B21 Adam Drake Edition 2 nitro engine, the Ronda Drake Edition engine is distinguished by a pink cooling head with Ronda’s graphics. The engine is available separately or as a combo set including the T-2090SC pipe and 85mm longer manifold.

Dylan Saunders teams up with SWORKz


SWORKz have announced the signing of 13-year old UK racer Dylan Saunders to their team and the SWORKz Junior Factory team. He will be using the popular S35-4 1/8th Nitro Buggy and other SWORKz products the remainder of the 2020 season and the full 2021 season.

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HNMC GP2020 report

Race report from Jim Thompson:

With the Covid 19 situation in the world this event would be put into turmoil and uncertainty but the Club/BRCA worked on safety solutions to make this happen. The HNMC GP has become a way of life for all now and could not be missed from the calendar still upholding the club’s values of fun with maximum track time. We must apologize for cutting the numbers for this event, to those that missed out really sorry ladies and gents. Every year the club track team pull out all the stops to tweak and improve on the track layout. I cannot thank enough everyone who came down to help with this your efforts have been well received.

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Ultimate Racing EFRA 2142 Fast-Lock black exhaust system

See: Modelix Racing

Modelix Racing have introduced the new Ultimate Racing EFRA 2142 Fast-Lock black exhaust system for 1/8th Off-road engines. This high-quality aluminium exhaust has been produced with a black hard coated treatment to improve all its technical specifications and resistance. Thanks to this new treatment, the pipe and the manifold offer a much more durable exhaust. But this is not the only improvement, it also provides:

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