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NEMO Racing DNC 2015 race recap

Bloomfield Dirt

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…”


Under the Hood: Darren Bloomfield


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Chassis: Agama A215
Motor: Bullitt B219
Fuel: Piranha
Tyres: Beta VMax SS
Radio & Servos: Sanwa & Hitec
Event: 2015 Dirt Nitro Challenge

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Edouard Hugon wins Agde GP


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.

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Robban Gus goes Agama


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.


Hunter Kinsey wins at RC Pro Finals

Hunter Kinsey

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

Bloomfield takes turf win at Deerdale


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

Jeremy Kortz announces Agama exit

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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.

Bloomfield wet weather win at HNMC

Darren Bloomfield

The final round of the HNMC 1/8 Winter Series took place this past weekend. The British winter weather set in, providing racers with  cold, wet, and difficult racing conditions. Throughout qualifying it was a battle between NEMO Racing’s Darren Bloomfield and Simon Reeves for the TQ spot in Nitro Buggy. In the end, Bloomfield was secure the TQ spot leading into the final. He would carry on to win the final round of the series with young guns Oliver Currie and Jamie Clancy finishing up second and third.

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The Truggy class was once again won by Nick Theo, and Ian Barnard went on to TQ and win the competitive E-Buggy class. CLICK HERE for full results.

Source: HNMC

Agama releases the A215 1/8 buggy


After months of testing and preparation, Agama Racing has officially released the A215 1/8 Nitro Buggy. The A215 takes all the great attributes of the previous A8 platform, and builds upon them to bring a new level of performance. Taking the inherent strength and durability of the A8, the new A215 improves those features and after extensive testing from Agama’s international team of drivers, the A215 represents a marked improvement in terms of handling, stability, traction and jumping.

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Hazlewood sails to HNMC Rd.1 victory

HNMC Round 1

Round 1 of the HNMC Winter Series kicked off this past weekend in the UK. Racers were provided good weather, and great racing to kick off the series. Kyosho’s Elliott Boots secured the TQ spot in the highly competitive Nitro Buggy class, but would fall short of the win in the final.

The final got underway with Mugen’s Jack Embling forcing his way past NEMO Racing’s Jon Hazlewood on the opening lap, but Jon was not deterred and quickly put a pass on him. Jon then set about the leader Elliott Boots, and slowly but surely got closer and closer until Elliott made a mistake allowing Jon into the lead. From there he gradually pulled away. By the time of the second pit stops, Hazlewood had enough in hand to make his stop and still rejoin the track ahead of his competition. He was comfortable over the course of the last 6 minutes and took the win 13 seconds ahead of Embling who benefited from a late mistake by Boots to take 2nd, with Elliott finishing 3rd.

Source: HNMC/NEMO Racing