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Agustin Cutini doubles at Argentinian Nats Rd1


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Last weekend took place the first round of the Argentinian Buggy and Truggy National Championship in Colonia Caroya, Córdoba, Argentina. In the Buggy class Agustin Cutini takes the TQ and the win in front of Nicolas Bregante and Sebastián Recio, second and third respectively. The same drivers finish in the same order in the Truggy class.

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Mattia Polito wins UISP Champs Rd1


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Last weekend was held the first round of the UISP Championship at the Barco track. The young and talented TLR driver Mattia Polito will win the F1 class final  in front of Walter Floris and Davide Tortorici.

Willy Santana wins Bali Regional Champs Rd 2


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Past weekend the second round of the Bali Regional Buggy Championship was held at Wilson track, Bali. The track was hard packed with some bumpy areas and light dust. A total of 22 drivers attended this event. The race format was 3 rounds of 10 minutes qualifying times with 2 best rounds to count. The finals were run in 2 groups A-B with 5 drivers bump up. In the 60 minute main final Willy Santana takes the win ahead Damar and Yoko Soemarto in second and third respectively.

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Novarossi Drake Special Edition .21 engine

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Novarossi Direct USA introduces the Adam Drake Special Edition 5 Off .21 engine. The Drake Special Edition is derived from the Novarossi Clio P5 which it takes almost all components except a larger crankshaft (14,5mm vs 14mm) and a black cooling head with a specific and customized labeling in the name of Adam Drake. The Novarossi Drake Special Edition is only available at Novarossi Direct USA here.

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Nugroho wins Indonesia Nats Rd1


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The first round of 2016 Indonesia National Buggy Championship was held on 12-13 March 2016 at MRCC Track, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia. The track was hardpacked with light dust. A total of 50 drivers attended from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Batam, Bali, Palembang, Aceh, Kendari and Medan. The race format was 6 rounds of 10 minutes qualifying times with 4 best rounds to count. XRAY/Novarossi driver Jason Nugroho will take the TQ and the win.

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Kyle McBride wins 2016 Australian Nats Rd1


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Last weekend the 1/8th Nitro Off-Road Australian National Titles Round 1 was held at at NWRCCC down in Tasmania, Australia. This year the nationals has turned into a 3 round series instead of one national title, the events are spread over the year and are held at the start, middle and then the last round at the end of year to decide the overall national champion for all three rounds. Team Associated factory driver Kyle McBride will make a perfect race by taking the TQ and the victory in the Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy classes. This the final results:

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Questions about tuning a Novarossi engine? ask Adam Drake

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Have you ever had a question about tuning a Novarossi engine and thought to yourself, it would be cool to get advice direct from Adam Drake? Novarossi Direct USA has made this possible. Please visit for more details.

Novarossi P5 XLT 16 nitro engine

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Novarossi unveiled the new P5 XLT 16 nitro engine at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair. The sleeve has 5 transfer ports to supply a linear power output and to keep fuel consumption low while the crankshaft is manufactured with a larger bore intake to increase the mixture flow and has a special shape to optimise gas-flows in the engine. The P5 XLT 16 is also equipped with the R7 conrod is made from a superlight aluminium which has been checked ultrasonic. The specific form of the R7 creates little turbulence inside the engine while running.

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Adam Drake sweep Christmas Gifts for Kids

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Revelation Raceway hosted their annual Christmas Gifts for Kids Race this past Saturday. This year’s event was very successful with 12 heats. It was a great day of racing, for a great cause. Novarossi driver Adam Drake set the pace and was the overall TQ in Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy. Drake led both finals from start to finish to sweep the event. The top three in nitro buggy was Adam Drake, Joseph Quagraine, and Barry Pettit.

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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