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Schumacher brings aboard Burton

Dave Burton

Schumacher Racing has just announced the signing of David Burton to their offroad team. David is well known as the designer of the Kyosho DB1 2WD buggy conversion, and is a former BRCA national winning driver. His racing experience and engineering knowledge will without a doubt be an asset to the Schumacher team.

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Miguel Matias makes late Worlds switch from RB to Ultimate engines

miguel_matias

With drivers starting to slowly trickle into Messina, Italy, news has broken from Portugal that their top prospect Miguel Matias has made the late switch from the French RB engines to Spain’s Ultimate engine, also running Nitrolux fuel. The amicable XRAY driver wrote on Facebook, “After ending my contract with Rb and after testing a few engines I decided to race with Ultimate Engines and Nitrolux Fuel at the WC.”

The Ultimate branded engine from Marc Ibars’ Modelix Racing has developed a small following with fellow former European Champion Yannick Aigoin also running the Novarossi-built powerplant.

Story & Image: InfoRC.net

Bornhorst: bye Serpent, Hello Tekno!

Bornhorst Tekno

Tekno RC is very excited to announce that Joe Bornhorst will be joining their race team for the remainder of 2014 and the 2015 racing season, after parting ways with previous sponsor Serpent. Joe has been making a name for himself all over the country in the 1/8th offroad racing classes, and will be traveling to many races representing Tekno RC in the future.

Joe had this to say, ”I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Serpent America/Desoto Racing for all of their support that they have given me over the past couple of years. With that being said, I am very excited to join the Tekno team for the 2015 season! I am confident that with the help of the entire team, we will be able to accomplish some big things over the course of the next year.”

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Stringer inks deal with REDS

Aaron Stringer REDS

Aussie offroad sensation, Aaron Stringer, has just inked a deal with REDS Racing Engines. Stringer is no stranger to the winner’s circle, and we fully expect will take REDS to the top step of the podium more than once in the 2014/15 seasons.

Source: REDS Racing

RCN ‘Word Up’ with Jared Tebo

Word Up Jared Tebo

If you were to ask your average racer to name just a few of America’s greatest drivers, chances are the name “Jared Tebo” would be among them. Tebo is arguably one of the most successful racers in the United States over the course of his 14 year professional career. Over the past months the superstar has had his fair share of ups and downs in recent results, has begun to expand his JTP product line, and has been quietly preparing for the upcoming IFMAR 1/8 World Championships (a WC title that has eluded him in the past). We have sat down with Jared for this edition of ‘Word Up’ to chat about everything from B-Mains to cycling suits.

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Poulter back to Schumacher

Schumacher Driver

Schumacher would like to announce that UK offroad front runner, David Poulter, has re-joined the team Schumacher team after a short time with TLR.

David says, “I’d like say thank you to TLR & Horizon Hobby UK for their support this year. I am very happy to be returning to Schumacher Racing and am excited about running both the Cougar KF and Cat K1 Aero for the coming season. I am hoping to compete at all rounds of the EOS Series and the Silverstone Winter Series where I will be able to adjust to the cars ready for the UK Nationals in 2015.”

Source: Schumacher

‘Hara Knows’ with AMain.com

No questions asked, Atsushi Hara is one of the greatest R/C car racers of all-time. Hara has won everything from onroad to offroad, 1/10 scale to 1/8 scale, 2wd to 4wd. So is racing all that Hara is good at? AMain.com has released a new commercial promo featuring the legend, showing that ‘Hara knows’…

RCN Word Up with Joseph Quagraine

JQ Word Up

In the world of R/C car racing there is a wide range of characters. Everyone from the quiet kept racer in the corner to the loud mouth yelling at turn marshalls on the track. Somewhere in between those is an innovator, a dreamer, a straight to the point, tell it like it is car designer and racer. His name is Joseph ‘JQ’ Quagraine. Joseph is a professional racer that decided he would build a car of his own, giving birth to JQ Products. Over the years, THECar has picked up momentum, the company has continued to grow, and we have sat down with JQ in this edition of ‘Word Up’ to discuss it all!

“Sometimes I wish I had just gone for racing as much as possible, as a professional, sometimes I wish I had started JQRacing sooner.”

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Ronnefalk inches closer to #1

ronnefalk

After a impressive win at the 2014 1/8 Euros this past weekend, The #2 ranked driver in the world, David Ronnefalk has slightly closed the gap on the current world #1 Ty Tessmann according to Top25RC. Ronnefalk successfully defended his 2013 European Championship by dominating the qualifying and the main. Elsewhere on the list Renaud Savoya dropped 4 spots after a sub par main event, landing at #10 on the list. Darren Bloomfield made his way back on the list after a good performance in the main event. We are looking forward to the IFMAR World Championship coming up where Top25RC points are worth more, and things will REALLY get spicy!

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Maifield speaks on his TLR success

 

Ryan Maifield Interview

After yesterday’s ‘Maifield Mental Game’ article, poll, and viewer opinions, it became quite apparent that the only way to find the TRUE cause of Ryan Maifield’s success is to ask the man himself! Our sister site, RCNews, has caught up with Ryan for a brief interview where he discusses what he believes is the reason he is back winning, smiling, and having fun racing! Read more…