Novarossi News

Adam Drake pimps his way to Halloween Fun Race win


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Mugen Seiki/Novarossi driver, Adam Drake, pimped his way to victory at the recent Revelation Raceway ‘Halloween Fun Race’. The Drake and his wife Ronda would attend the event in full Halloween celebration attire, and with the help of Brian Givens make for a Novarossi podium sweep in the 1/8 buggy class.

  1. Adam Drake (TQ) – Novarossi Mito 4
  2. Brian Givens – Novarossi Keep Off 4
  3. Ronda Drake – Rex Legend 4

Absolute Hobbyz announces Novarossi distributorship


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Absolute Hobbyz is proud to announce they are now a North American distributor of Novarossi NOVA, TOP, and REX engines. The full range of engines is now available. USA and Canadian dealer are inquiries are welcome!

Adam Drake sweeps MNRC Series finals at the Motodome

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Last weekend hosted the MNRC Series finals at the Motodome race facility in Browerville, Minnesota. The event gathered 160 entries, including Mugen Seiki’s Adam and Ronda Drake. Adam’s trip to Minnesota would prove successful, as he went on to win both Pro Buggy and Pro Truck finals with his Novarossi/Pro-Line backed Mugen’s.

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Absolute Hobbyz to distribute Novarossi Italy in America

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reaches agreement with Novarossi Italy to import their products directly for sale to dealers and retail customers in North America, and institute a new price structure that will greatly reduce prices for North American Customers. Dealer inquiries are welcome and should contact Absolute directly by calling 201-644-6229 ext 4.

A Main Hobbies announces exclusive partnership with Novarossi America

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A Main Hobbies and Novarossi America have announced an exclusive partnership which they expect to bring greater availability, support, and involvement to the American market. Earlier this year, Novarossi chose legendary engine builder, Steve O’donnell, to oversee marketing and distribution of the Novarossi engine line within North America.  Steve has now elected to align with A Main Hobbies in an effort to improve customer experience, fulfillment, support and race programs.  Steve will continue to work closely with Novarossi designers at their Italian headquarters. Steve will also deliver invaluable customer support for current and prospective owners of the renowned Novarossi engines.  A Main Hobbies will provide warehousing, logistics, front line customer support and will work with racers and tracks to promote the Novarossi brand.  This is one of many moves A Main Hobbies will make in the next year to better align with their race heritage.

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Absolute Hobbyz Novarossi price reduction


Absolute Hobbyz has announced a major price reduction on Novarossi engines and parts. The price reductions saves you as much as 30% off engines and parts!

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Kyle McBride sweeps JBRL Rd.6 in Vegas


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Round 6 of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at RC Track Las Vegas, home of the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 World Championship. The event gathered many of the nation’s fastest drivers, as well as international talent. When the dust settled it was Team Associated’s Kyle McBride who took the win in both Pro Buggy and Pro Truggy classes. Local hotshoe Kyle Johnson would finish second in buggy, with reigning World Champion Ty Tessmann in third.

Truggy would see Kyosho’s Cody King following McBride across the line in second, with Mugen’s Adam Drake finishing third.

In Loving Memory of Cesar Rossi

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The R/C racing industry has become what it is today because of the industry legends, innovators, and icons involved in it. Today we are sad to announce the industry has lost one of those great men, as the founder of Novarossi, Cesar Rossi, has passed away. Cesar was not only a micro engine specialist, but also an R/C airplane world champion, a watch maker, amateur photographer, and a father. Cesar Rossi will be missed by all, but his legacy will live on for many years to come.


Novarossi dominate South American Champs


Last weekend took place the South American off-road Championship in Argentina at Speed Paradise track with an exciting new layout. It was a great racing weekend with many entries from differents countries and special participation of Kris Moore from Mugen USA! The TQ honours were in buggy class for Agustin Cutini with his Mugen powered Novarossi and in truggy class the TQ was for Adrian Castro also with Mugen/Novarossi. The Finals were run on Sunday. Novarossi dominated the main finals with 8 engines in truggy and 10 engines in buggy. After exciting races the podiums was:

1. Adrian Castro (Mugen/Novarossi)
2. Agustin Cutini (Mugen/Novarossi)
3. Marco Amaral (TLR)

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Jerome Sartel now a TOP man


CML Distribution, CML France and Novarossi are pleased to announce that former French Champion and European Finalist Jérôme Sartel has chosen to use TOP Elite engines as his power for the 2015 1/8th Nitro Off Road Season.

Being free to select any engine for his Losi 8ight chassis, Jerome was in an enviable position to test and research a number of motors before committing to a final manufacturer. After extensive testing Jerome felt that TOP Elite engines were the perfect partner, and the ideal power package to allow him get the best performance from his 8ight chassis platform. Look out for Jérôme’s TOP Elite powered buggies and truggies throughout 2015 at events in France and Europe!