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Tekin signs Darren Bloomfield

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Tekin have announced the signing of Darren Bloomfield to their race team. Darren has a proven track record of excellence in many forms of racing. Darren is the point man for Nemo Racing and Agama racing program. “Having tried Tekin on his own with great success it only made sense for us to collaborate with a driver with his level of experience and success. We are happy to make this announcement and we all look forward to working with him.” – Randy Pike, Tekin Team Manager.

Atsushi Hara chooses Tekno RC?

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Atsushi Hara continues to flit from one brand to another until they find the “RC” Holy Grail. This morning the Japanese driver posted on his Facebook page a photo of his “new challenge”: test all 1/8 Tekno RC cars. Tekno RC is rising and the performances of their top drivers Ryan Lutz and Joe Bornhorst prove the ability of Tekno vehicles at the top level. If Tekno is very popular in US, the brand has a huge progress margin in Europe and Asia. If the European side is growing up under the leadership of of their team manager Ilias Arkoudaris, there is still much to do in Asia. Sign with Hara will be a big added bonus for Tekno and a good way to Hara to return to the front stage. To be continued!

Ryan Cavalieri teams up with Savox

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Savox USA is pleased to announce that Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri has chosen their servos to control his race cars. The 4-time IFMAR World Champion and 3-time winner of the prestigious Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions had this to say after driving Savox servos: “The centering torque and control were amazing. I felt much more connected to the car.” Savox customers can expect further innovation and new products as a result of this collaboration. Please join us in welcoming Ryan to the team.

Andrew Smolnik signs with Highest


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Highest have announced the new sponsorship with Andrew Smolnik. Andrew will use Highest servos at major races throughout the United States.

“I am very happy to announce that I will be using Highest Digital Servos exclusively distributed by Bellgate Distributors in all of my competition vehicles. Highest Servos are produced with the racer in mind and their full line of competition servos are 2nd to none within the industry. I am looking forward to representing Highest Digital servos at major races throughout the United States. Thanks to Bellgate Distributors and Highest Digital Servos for the opportunity to represent their growing brands.” –  Andrew Smolnik

Agustin Cutini signs with DKT


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DKT have announced the signing of the Argentine young driver Agustin Cutini to their team. Agustin will use DKT components for the 2016 season and will contribute to the development.

Elliott Boots continues with LRP


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LRP have announced that the UK frontrunner Elliott Boots continues with the German brand. Elliott will use LiPo batteries, chargers and nitro-accessories come from LRP and Sanwa transmitters. Elliott has following to say:

“The LRP 7000 Big Mama CCL LiPo batterie is the first choice for my Kyosho MP9 E. It has enormous power and is perfect even for long races with extreme conditions. I was able to win two BRCA E-Buggie Nationals as well as TQ and win the Italien Job Race at the beginning of 2016 with these batteries. For my 1:10 buggy I always use the LRP 5500 Saddle Pack CCL LiPo battery or the LRP 4500 Shorty CCL LiPo battery. A strong duo with infinite power that helped me very much at the WC 2015 in Japan.”

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Yannick Wilcke joins SWORKz

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SWORKz Europe is happy to announce that the fast young driver Yannic Wilcke has joins the Team. Yannic is not only fast in 1/10 off road class but also in 1/8 nitro and EP buggy. Here is what 17 year old driver has to say:

“I have tested the products of SWORKz and I was really impressed by the performance. In 2016, I will race with the SWORKz S12M in 1/10 2WD and with the brand new SWORKz S350 EVO II Limited in 1/8 Nitro. In that class I will use S-Power S7 EVO engines too. I want to thank SWORKz Europe for the chance to joining their team and I am looking forward to a great saison with my new sponsor.”

Ryan Maifield climbing the Top25RC

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Ryan Maifield continues his great start to 2016 with a TQ and win at the Psycho Nitro Blast over the weekend. This years event had the most talented field in it’s history with 8 driver from the top 25 list to go along with the 800+ entries. Maifield is making a serious Run at the coveted #1 ranking, closing the gap significantly to Ty Tessmann, who didn’t attend Pyscho Nitro Blast or the Neo. The next race these two drivers attend will be critical to who will be #1. However most of the movement happened on the bottom half of the list, but big jumps came again from Joe Bornhorst, Cole Ogden, and Spencer Rivkin. All three drivers finished inside the top 5 at the event proving there are serious contenders at any event they show up at. Visit to see the top 50.

André Guerreiro joins Maxima

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Maxima have announced the signing of the portugese driver André Guerreiro to their team. He will use Mx engines & fuel and represent Maxima to all National and Regional races as well the EURO B 1/8 Buggy.

Jürgen Trieb joins SWORKz

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SWORKz have announced the signing of Jürgen Trieb to their team. The Austrian top driver (5th at 1/8 E-Euros 2015) will race in 1/8 and 1/10 Electric and Nitro class. Here is what Jürgen had to say:

“After several testing, I decided to change to SWORKz. The performance and the reliability is at top level. I want to thank the guys from SWORKz Europe and MW RC Cars and I am looking forward to a successful season.”