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HB Racing Team need you!


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HB Racing is looking for dedicated, hard working racers that want to take their race program to the next level. Multiple levels of sponsorship mean there’s a variety of spots open on the HB Racing team… from club racers to World Champions. And there’s a clear path to the top, with the right skills and dedication you can make it happen. If you’re interested in joining the HB Racing Team please send your race resume with results from the past 2 years to your nearest HB Racing Team Manager.

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Kyosho Australia appoint Ben Sterling as Team Manager


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Kyosho Australia in conjunction with Australian importer Hobbies Australia have appointed Ben Sterling as Team Manager for the 2017 season. Ben has been in the industry for 16 years so we feel he is a good pick to take on this role. We are taking a different approach for 2017’s racing team and we are certain Ben can help Promote the brand really well here in Australia and also manage a growing number of drivers. If you are in Australia and interested in joining the Kyosho Australia team, head over and like the Kyosho Australia Facebook page  and send them a message to find out more.

Cody King stays with Kyosho for 2018


Former World Champion Cody King confirmed on Facebook that he signed a contract for the 2018 season with Kyosho. In 2018 it will be 16 years that the Californian driver will run for the famous brand of the land of the rising sun. Cody said this:

“I am pleased and excited to announce that I have reached a multi-year agreement with Kyosho, and will renew my contract through 2018! I feel very strongly that we have the best cars, and this will allow me to focus on winning next year and through the Worlds in Australia. The improvements and added durability of the TKI4 are awesome, and I think we have even more potential and ideas for more improvement over the coming years. I can’t say enough about what a great run we have had together, and looking forward to even greater things in the future.

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Bryan & Oscar Baldo join TLR & Horizon Hobby


After creating a surprise leaving Mugen and Modelix Racing after many years of partnership, Bryan and Oscar Baldo have announced that they signed with TLR and Horizon Hobby. The Baldo brothers will use the 8ight 4.0, the 8ight 4.0e and maybe now they will also run in the 1/10th class. Bryan and Oscar have the following to say about their new deal:

“We are very excited to collaborate with Horizon Hobby and we want to thank everyone who made it possible, Jerome Sartel, Kevin Gahan and Todd Hodge, besides the own company for this opportunity. After 8 years with minor changes in our brands, we face this new challenge very excited and looking forward to start the season to start racing with this great team.”

Benjamin Moos crowned Swiss Champ


After he dominated the Elektro Offroad 1/10 Sportsman category throughout the season, 12 years old driver Benjamin Moos was crowned Swiss Champion. The team driver Neidhart S.A has won all four Swiss championship races with day trips in Stäfa (EMBCM), Islikon (HVBRS), Härkingen (TIT) and Dielsdort (EOCD) and he was also able to celebrate the overall victory in the Alpine Cup Championship.

Ben Sterling joins RC Concept


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Continuing its International development, RC Concept have announced the signing of Australian Buggy Ace Ben Sterling for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Ben Sterling is well known around the world and with 16 years knowledge in the industry he will be a great benefit for RC Concept. Ben Sterling will work together with RC Concept Australian Distributor HEI (Ari Bakla) to support all RC Concept users in Australia. Ben had this to say:

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JQ’s Silly Season analysis: Maifield to Mugen…& more


Ok, been thinking about this post for a while now, been a bit hesitant to post. Had some info which was hush hush, had a lot of questionable info, but now, after weeks, I have heard things from so many places, and so openly, that it’s time to do a pre-silly season analysis. Soon you can all laugh at how stupid I am, or kneel at my feet.

Ryan Maifield – Leaves TLR – Joins Mugen – Never lets go of throttle.

WTF, yes, that’s my thoughts too. I mean what the hell is going on. Then I sit back and look at the facts. Exhibit A: Maifield joined TLR at least in part thanks to Adam Drake. Drake then got canned by TLR before Maifield even got to race with TLR, and he went to Mugen. Exhibit B: Drivers have been leaving Mugen, Ongaro, Martin, Baldo’s, could it be because Mugen was making room for Maifield.

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Juan Carlos Canas joins Fastrace


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Fastrace have announced that the young and talented Spanish driver Juan Carlos Canas has joined their racing team. His speed and maturity allow him to be considered one of the fastest drivers of the Spanish and international championship as he proved by being crowned Euro B Champion. For the 2017 season Juan Carlos will use the full range of option parts from Fastrace.