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Gene Hickerson teams up with SOAR



SOAR have announced the signing of Gene ‘the machine’ Hickerson to their US race team. “The machine” will drive for and represent SOAR TRS and use the new 2017 SOAR 998 TD1. Gene has the following to say:

“I would like to thank SOAR Seiki Racing for the opportunity to drive for and represent SOAR TRS in the USA. I have been testing a prototype of the new 2017 SOAR 998 TD1 1/8 Pro Buggy for the last few weeks and have been extremely pleased with the quality and performance thus far. The new 2017 SOAR 998 TD1 is the result of 3 years of R&D and is already a proven top contender by Spain factory driver Dani Bernabe’s fastest time of pre-seeding at this year Euros. The new kit is scheduled to be released this November, more details to come soon.”

PR Racing brings good news


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PR Racing is glad to share a good news with hobbyists worldwide. PR Racing UK are very pleased to announce that long time off road driver Alec Springer has signed up as the new Team Manager. Alec will be responsible for all team matters including the recruitment of all new drivers.

“A big thank you to Inside Line Racing’s Kev Lee for giving me the opportunity to be part of the newest team on the block. I look forward running the superb range of PR cars, and to the challenge of building a competitive race team for 2017 ….. See you trackside.”

If you would like to be considered to be part of the PR Race team please drop Alec an email at

Phil Sleigh signs with Schumacher


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Schumacher have announced that UK driver Phil Sleigh is joining up their team to race Schumacher 1/10th Buggies and also LC Racing Micro Buggies. Phil will bring a depth of experience to the team being multiple BRCA Micro Champion and BRCA 1/10th buggy National winner. Phil will be competing at all 1/10th UK Nationals, Mid West Regionals and all Micro Nationals.

Nicolas Risser teams up with Corally


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Team Corally have announced the signing of the belgian driver Nicolas Risser to their racing team. After one year of cooperation with Team Orion the Belgium & France Champion 1/10 and multiple finalist at European Championships starts an new challenge he has the following to say about the opportunity:

“After testing Corally products, I was impressed by the quality and professionalism of the brand. I will ride now for Team Corally and will be present on all rounds of the EOS, the Belgian and French Championship and of course the European Championship. I wanted to thank the engineer and team manager Robert Raphael and the boss Stefan Engelen for this opportunity and all the supports. See you at the track.”


Jamie Grayek teams up with Nemo Racing USA


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Bullitt Engines, in conjunction with Nemo Racing USA, have announced the signing of Kyosho driver Jamie Grayek to the Bullitt Factory Team. Jamie had this to say about the deal:

“Big thanks to Nemo Racing USA and Billy Tylaska for the opportunity to race with the Bullitt Engine line. The performance and quality of the Bullitt B220 is fantastic with smooth power, runtime, and reliability.”

Bullitt Team Manager, Billy Tylaska says “Jamie is always a force to be reckoned with in the Northeast and beyond, and we are thrilled to have him on board, representing the Bullitt range in the United States.”

Martin Wollanka teams up with Hot Race Tyres

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Hot Race Tyres have announced the signing of Austrian racer Martin Wollanka to their team. The factory XRAY left former long-term tyre sponsors Pro-Line right before this year’s European Championships and he will be using Hot Race Tyres’ range of competition tyres from now on. Martin has the following to say about the deal:

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Ben Smith takes BRCA U13 Junior title


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After a very mature race where Ben Smith took the first 2 legs of the A final on a damp and bumpy astroturf track at Bury Metro in the north of England, the 11 year old driver won the BRCA 4WD Junior under 13’s title. Ben also finished 2nd in the 2WD class.

Serpent UK need you!

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Tony Evdoka from Serpent off-road UK has announced that good sponsorships deals are on offer for all levels for ’16 through to ’17 seasons and beyond.

Serpent very soon are introducing new platforms in 2wd and 4wd and with those already proven to be ultra-competitive Tony is looking to expand the off-road Team throughout the UK in 1/10th and 1/8th. Recruitment is for all driver abilities, all areas of the UK and all ages.

The new SRX8 is already liked by many 1/8th drivers with its easy maintenance and stable handling. The new 1/10th 2wd platform has been tested for some time and with Jörn Neumann coming 2nd at the 2016 Euros and winning the 4wd European Championship with the new 4wd prototype, its all looking very promising for Serpent.
 Tony informs us that there’s always help at hand, spares readily available as is advise, set ups and many more benefits. 
Email with your applications or contact Tony direct at