1/8 Offroad News

Sebastian Beltran doubles at Colombian Nats Rd4

See: XRAY

Fourth round of the Colombian Nationals was held at Bima Racing track in Bogota. XRAY driver Sebastian Beltran was able to take two of four qualifying rounds in nitro buggy. Starting in second position in the 45 minute nitro buggy final, he grabbed the lead after 5 minutes and never looked back. His team mate Felipe Salazar in second and HB Racing’s Rodrigo Salgado in third rounded out the top 3.

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Neo 17: The TV show version

Our friends at RC Racing TV have released a TV show version of the Neo Race 17. This edition considered as one of the most successful saw the Italian prodigy Davide Ongaro win a thrilling final! Relive these great moments in this video with commentary by the legend John Hindhaugh.

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Joseph Quagraine wins at Toys for Tots race

See: JQRacing

This past week end was held the Toys for Tots race at Thunder Alley RC Raceway in Beaumont, California. The track has a lot of elevation change, big jumps, and a bumpy curved sweeper of a straight. The track is run wet, and during the day it dries a bit during some of the heats. The surface is soft when wet, and a bit loamy, so it gets really bumpy. The bumps at this race were really sharp and edgy, and cars were bouncing around.

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REDS WRX Corsa Lunga long stroke nitro engine

REDS Racing have introduced the new WRX Corsa Lunga 3.5cc nitro engine. This long stroke extreme torque engine follow the REDS philosophy of product innovation, high quality, high performance and reliability. The WRX has been designed to develop an incredible wide RPM range of usable torque thanks to an Extra Long Stroke geometry 16×17.3 mm, 5 scavenger ports and a single exhaust port cylinder sleeve and works with the crankcase to deliver more low-to middle-range torque with less fuel consumption.

See: REDS Racing

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Jason Nugroho TQs & Wins at UCP Fun Race

This past weekend was held the UCP Fun Race at Urban Community Park, Cisauk, West Java, Indonesia. The race was trial race before they will make grand opening race. A total of 45 drivers attended this event from Jakarta, Bandung, Gresik, Solo and Pontianak. Weather was good in the morning until midday, but there was rain after qualifying and it made delay to start the finals. After four qualifying rounds XRAY’s Jason Nugroho took the TQ honours and in the 45 minute final he secured the first position, follow by TLR driver Chopin Yusuf in second and Kyosho’s Edianto Ong in third.

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Mugen Seiki MBX8 Features, Specification and more revealed

Mugen Seiki have unveiled some information about the highly anticipated MBX8 nitro buggy kit. The MBX8 is lightweight, more durable and provides more acceleration and more runtime. The MBX8 features a new chassis design that improves traction and stability in bumpy conditions and on the exit of corners. The steering post are also keyed into the MBX8 chassis for easier maintenance.

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XRAY unveil XB8’18 1/8 nitro buggy kit

Following the first teaser image, XRAY have introduced the highly anticipated XB8 2018 1/8 nitro buggy kit. This is the next evolution of the ultra-successful XB8’17 platform.

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All-new XB8 2018.

 

  • All-new chassis with more space between front wheels and side guards, new positions for rear brace for improved chassis flex characteristics, and chamfered front edges for less dirt pick-up
  • All-new chassis design is now fully compatible between XB8 & XB8E platforms
  • All-new wing mount is 40% lighter with super-low CG. With considerably less weight behind the rear suspension this significantly improves handling characteristics. All-new construction allows more flex. Features new, optimized wing mounting positions
  • All-new rear brace between wing mount and rear chassis brace prevents rear gearbox breakage during impacts, as well as moving the transfer of energy to a different part of the chassis
  • All-new weight transfer from rear wing to the middle of the car reduces tension on the rear diff bulkhead
  • All-new rear body holder
  • All-new rear shock tower features two lines of shock absorber mounting positions and an updated design to allow fitment of the new wing mount and gearbox brace
  • Harder rear lower arms for increased side stability and improved durability in hot conditions
  • All-new stronger, reinforced steering ball joints for increased reliability
  • All-new composite graphite shims between steering ball and nut ensures free operation of pivot balls even in extremely dusty conditions
  • All-new improved diff O-rings for more precise differential sealing
  • Softer shock membranes for improved shock performance in bumpy conditions
  • Rear CVD drive shafts for increased rear traction
  • 2.6mm rear sway bar for increased traction
  • All-new stronger head screws for diff bulkheads for more reliability
  • High-speed body for improved handling on high-speed tracks and improved rotation in tight corners

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Mugen Seiki Challenge 2018 announcement

See: Mugen Seiki France – GVP

Mugen Seiki France/ GVP Racing have announced that the 4th edition of the Mugen Seiki Challenge will be held at the Reims EMC track across the 1st – 3rd of June. All Mugen drivers are welcome and they will have the opportunity to meet the official drivers of the Japanese brand and learn some tips and tricks from them. As alway, the race will be held in a fun racing atmosphere.