29 April 2015 07:16 by Phil
Boy Witsarut R. (Thailand), 28
Chassis: Agama A215
Engine: Mx (Maxima)
Tyres: Beta VMax Medium
Radio & Servos: Futaba, Futaba S9353HV (steering & throttle)
Notes & more: 2nd place qualifier, Thai vs. Foreign race Champion @ ASIA Contest. Just received the new A215 car, having previously run the earlier Agama, no special mods apart from front and rear chassis skid plates to save the chassis. Hardened up the suspension. Diffs (F,C,R – 10K, 8K, 2K)
27 April 2015 13:09 by Mike
The first round of the BRCA national series took place over the weekend, and it was a great showing from the NEMO Racing/Agama team. The Deerdale club just based just near Sherwood Forest of Robin Hood fame was the host for this round, and for the first time in about four years a BRCA 1/8 Buggy National was held on Astroturf. Plenty of drivers had been putting some time in to hone their driving and set ups for the ultra high grip surface, as it requires a completely different driving style to get the most out of your equipment. Read more…
21 April 2015 15:18 by Mike
Round 1 of the 1/8 Offroad Dutch Nationals was held this past weekend on the high speed track of Mach One in Helmond. Chilly weather and strong wind made for less than ideal conditions on the drivers stand to start off the weekend, however, sunny skies and warmer weather made for great racing come race day. Agama’s Bart Mullink swept qualifying by taking all three rounds for the overall TQ. Jarno Pijpers would start first after the semi-finals with Jordy Velder second on the grid for the final, and Jorg Van Leuken starting third.
As the final got underway a few mistakes by the XRAY of Pijpers allowed Jorg and Jordy to move into the top spots. TQ, Bart Mullink, started in the back of the pack, but quickly worked his way up to race with the leaders. A mistake by Jordy in the lead would allow Bart to take over the number one spot before pit stop #1, and never look back. Mullink crossed the line the Round 1 winner with Jordy Velder second, and Jorg Van Leuken third.
05 March 2015 15:40 by Mike
NEMO Racing USA was among the mobs of teams and racers to attend the 2015 Dirt Nitro Challenge, and they have sat down to reflect on the event in a brutally honest race recap. NEMO’s Dave Duggan discusses the highs and the lows of the team’s experience at the event as UK’s Darren Bloomfield joined his US teammates for a long week of racing.
“Practice was delayed hugely as something like 300 entries were taken on the morning of the event, which resulted in everybody competing only getting 1 practice heat with each car instead of 2. Not only does this put visiting drivers on the back foot, it is a bit of a kick in the teeth having spent untold amounts of money to get there for ‘avoidable’ issues to result in lost track time…”
20 February 2015 23:40 by Phil
06 February 2015 15:37 by Mike
Nemo Racing’s new recruit, Edouard Hugon, has started his NEMO/Agama career with a win at the recent Agde GP. In cold, but dry conditions, Edouard was able to qualify in second place while learning his new car and tyres, and was confident for the finals. The finals were of a slightly different format to the usual nitro racing style, with three 12 minute races.
Edouard was second in a close fight with Rayan Medjoubi in the first final, and then he would go on to dominate the second as he settled into a great rhythm and set some fast laps. The third and final race saw a fight back from Medjoubi, but Edouard was able to raise the level, and keep his Agama/BETA package at the front to take the win.
23 January 2015 15:08 by Phil
NEMO Racing are delighted to announce that Swedish RC Racing legend Robert Gustafsson will join the team in 2015.
Having been on the BETA team in 2014, Robert brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, and will be a great source of information for the continued development of all our products as well as his natural driving ability shining through on track. Robert will be driving the all new Agama A215 Buggy that has already made a great impression in its formative events as a prototype, and with the production version showing even more potential.
Robert recently set up his own company BRS Racing to distribute BETA tyres in Sweden, and will expand that to include Agama Racing in 2015 and will be available to help all customers and drivers with their equipment.
We are excited to have Rob and BRS Racing more integrated into the NEMO network, and can’t wait to see the results in the coming year.
26 December 2014 15:52 by Mike
The RC Pro Series finals took place recently at Mike’s Hobby Shop in Porter, Texas. The Texas-based series concluded with some of the fastest Texans in town doing battle for the win. In the 1/8 Truggy class it was NEMO Racing’s Hunter Kinsey who found himself on top the leader board after qualifying. Kinsey would take TQ, and start first on the grid for the final. An early battle with Steve B would give Kinsey a run for his money, but Kinsey soon turned up the heat to speed away to a near flawless victory with his Agama A8T.
Source: NEMO Racing
23 December 2014 16:28 by Mike
Darren Bloomfield continued the excellent run of results achieved by the new Agama A215 by taking another victory at Deerdale over the weekend. With the 2015 BRCA National series re-introducing a round on Astroturf, Darren set about getting himself in the swing by getting some testing in early. Deerdale is a very technical track, and with local ace Graham Alsop in attendance for a comparison, Darren could not have given himself a bigger challenge. It didn’t take long for Darren to settle in, taking the TQ honours, and in the process beating the track record, despite a few damp places where traction was limited.
The final was a close affair, with the track starting to become a little moist as the race went on. With both Darren and Graham on the dry weather tyres, it was a very close battle that they both enjoyed. Darren came through to win by a scant 4 seconds to make it a Bullitt engine 1-2 at the head of the field. Agama juniors Jonny Skidmore and Ollie Currie were 4th and 6th respectively as they too sought to build up some knowledge on this surface.
Source: NEMO Racing
23 December 2014 12:52 by Phil
Four-time IFMAR Worlds finalist Jeremy Kortz announced his departure from Agama on Facebook yesterday setting up speculation as to his future plans having been linked to several US brands as well as smaller international outfits.
I would like to thank Agama and Nemo Racing for the support over the past few years! But an opportunity has came up that I couldn’t miss. I miss the old school racing days and this opportunity reminds me of that time. But at this point in my career, this opportunity has presented itself to me and I’m REALLY looking forward with my new Company, teammate!!! Soon I’ll reveal everything. Thank u again to NEMO and AGAMA.