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World’s Top 7 set for Neo showdown

THE Support at Neo14

Unless you happen to live under a rock, most of our readers will know that The Neo Race kicks off this weekend – back to it’s natural Easter slot and will play host to some of the World’s top drivers:

The first time all top 7 ranked drivers in the World meet and race together since the World Championships in December 2012! 

Hoping to finally break Jared Tebo‘s insurmountable dominance of The Neo Race will be #1 ranked driver Ty Tessmann, the young Canadian star has cemented his status in RC since he last raced the Neo in 2012, whilst fan favourite Elliott Boots, a driver not even ranked in the top 7 currently looked the strongest challenger to Tebo in 2013. David Ronnefalk gets his first taste of 1/8 buggy again after his disappointing exit from the Dirt Nitro Challenge, a race he should have won, whilst the likes of Robert Batlle & Reno Savoya with a combined 5 European titles will be very dangerous.

Ranked 5th is Cody King, last year’s DASH 4 CA$H winner and recent champion of the Psycho Nitro Blast, excelling with Reds power he will be dangerous, not to mention Neo Race favourite Ryan Maifield, who will undoubtedly have the World’s attention on him running the RC8 prototype here this weekend!

Tune into NeoBuggy.net & LiveRC.com to follow the Neo Race. See Top25RC.com

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Steven Hartson renews with LRP

Steven Hartson renews with LRP

Steven Hartson, the reigning 1/10th 4WD Offroad World Champion has announced that he will continue to run LRP products for the 2014 season. The Team Associated driver commented… “I’ve chosen to re-sign with LRP because of all the success I’ve had with their electronics. I believe that LRP is always improving to make the best products in the world.”

Simon Eser joins Xray

Simon Eser joins Xray

Xray have announced that the young and talented German driver Simon Eser has joined their team for the 2014 season and will be running all of their off-road cars which includes the XB4, XB4 2WD, and XB8.  Simon had the following to say:

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Marty Korn is new SWORKz Manager

Marty Korn is new SWORKz Manager

SWORKz have announced that A Main Hobbies’ team manager Marty Korn will also assume all responsibilities as Sworkz USA team manager. Marty brings many years of experience to the rapidly growing Sworkz brand and will also be driving their platforms as well as providing customer support at events.

Marty Korn had the following to say:

“I am honoured and excited to work with such a great company in cooperation with A Main. Sworkz USA has been established to serve our customers and dealers efficiently and with the industry leading customer service that A Main has always been known for.”

Andrew Smolnik joins Tekno RC

Andrew Smolnik joins Tekno RC

Tekno RC have confirmed their signing of Andrew Smolnik who will be running their line of products during the 2014 season. Andrew had the following to say:

“I would like to thank Tekno RC for their support in the 8th scale category. It is an honor and a privilege to represent their great products both on and off the track. Tekno is located in Southern California and has a very solid line of competitive 4 wheel drive vehicles. I look forward to racing and helping the team in the 8th scale nitro category.”

Kennie Ekenstierna joins Xray

Kennie Ekenstierna joins Xray

Xray have confirmed that the Nordic Vice-champion and top Swedish off-road driver; Kennie Ekenstierna will team up with them for the 2014 season. Kennie will primarily focus on the 1/10 off-road European Championship that will be held in Sweden, as well as all Nordic and Swedish races. Kennie had the following to say:


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Ari Bakla continues with Xray

Ari Bakla continues with Xray

Xray have today confirmed that multiple Australian National Champion Ari Bakla will continue to race with them for the 2014 season and will be running their XB8, XT9 & XB4. Ari had the following to say:

“To work with XRAY team is a true pleasure. The 2013 racing season was successful for me and our Australian team and I am sure the 2014 will be another successful year and we will do our best. I’m 100% confident in the XRAY company and their products, they can get me to the winners circle once again. In 2014 I will be travelling to all major Australian races to support our XRAY team and I will be happy to help anyone, just stop by to see me.”

Hunter Kinsey joins Nemo Racing USA

Hunter Kinsey joins Nemo Racing USA

Nemo Racing USA have announced their first signing to their factory team which is Hunter Kinsey who will be running Agama and BETA products in 2014. The Texas based driver has been turning heads with his speed and consistency in recent times and will be an excellent addition to their newly founded team in the US. As with all Nemo drivers, Hunter and his dad Russell will be more than happy to offer help and advice to any fellow racers, so feel free to tap into their knowledge trackside.

See: www.NemoRacing.com

Graham Alsop joins IB Prostart

Graham Alsop joins IB Prostart

IB Prostart have confirmed their recent signing of Graham Alsop who will be running their engine heater during the forthcoming 2014 season.

See: www.IBProstart.com

Kazuya Tanaka back at RB Products

Kazuya-Tanaka-back-at-RB-Products

RB Products have confirmed that the twice Japanese champion; Kazuya Tanaka has returned back to run RB Engines for the 2014 season. Kazuya commented that he is ‘very happy to find back good engines that are easy to use and reliable.’