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Hendrik Lainemäe sweeps the Baltic Championship 2015

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The Baltic Championship 2015 was held at the freshly renovated Tartu Racetrack. The race consisted of free practice, 5 rounds of Qualifying and 45 minute Main Final. Drivers came from Latvia, Lithuania and Finland always great to have racers from other countries here as well. In the highly competitive 1/8 Nitro Buggy class, XRAY’s Hendrik Lainemäe and Rainer Ressar would go 1-2 with Hot Bodies Igoris Vilcinskas finishing up third.

Hendrik Lainemäe would continue on his success by taking TQ and yet another win on the day in the 1/8 Electric Buggy class. Team Durango’s Karl Kasekamp followed in second, with Igoris Vilcinskas once again finishing third.


Drake leads Mugen podium sweep at 2015 Mugen Challenge

This past weekend was the Mugen Challenge hosted by LCRC Raceway in Pennsylvania.  The event had nearly 300 entries which was the largest turnout for the Mugen Challenge.  Mugen Seiki’s Team Manager Tim Long and Adam Drake arrived a day early to put on a free driver clinic for the racers.  Tim and Adam answered questions and spent time with each of the drivers discussing racing and looking over their vehicles.  The LCRC staff did an amazing job controlling practice on the Joey Christensen layout.

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In the 1/8 Nitro Truck class Mugen’s Barry Pettit was the top qualifier. In the final Pettit, Bornhorst, Dickerson, and Drake all took turns leading the race.  By the half way point of the 45 minute final Adam Drake settled into a comfortable lead followed by Barry Pettit, and young Mugen driver Ethan Mackanick making it a sweep of the podium for Mugen Seiki Racing and Pro-Line.

5th Annual Futaba Electric Challenge

Futaba Challenge

For the fifth year in a row, the Futaba Electric Challenge will be held at the Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, Illinois on August 28-29, 2015. Registration is still open and, as always, racers can compete in two classes for one low entry free. Both competitors and spectators can look forward to three days jam-packed full of tough, wheel-to-wheel racing.


Andrew Webber steals the show at New Zealand Indoor Nats

Webber Champ

The 2015 New Zealand Indoor Offroad Nationals Champs were held on the 16/17 August 2015. The event was hosted by the Hamilton Radio Control Car Club at their indoor racing facility. The indoor carpet track provided quick laps and exciting racing the entire weekend. A new layout is produced for every event so new lines and setup changes were on the cards for all competitors. The indoor scene in New Zealand has seen a shift away from open motors to a 10.5 motor limit in all classes of indoor offroad racing. Control tyres were also enforced with 6MIK Crunch and Schumacher Mini Pins the only two options permitted for the event.

REDS Racing team driver, Andrew Webber, stole the show as he piloted his way to an impressive victory in both 2wd and 4wd buggy classes with the newly released REDS TX120 ESC and VX motors.


JConcepts announces Bash 4.0 at New Red Hobbies

JC Bash

JConcepts in conjunction with NewRed Hobbies brings you the Bash 4.0. The event which draws entries from a multitude of genres is a one-of-kind R/C showcase. The Ocala, Florida, based facility offers an indoor off-road race track, outdoor Scaling | Trailing course and Chicago style monster truck racing circuit and each will be specifically built for the 4th edition of the unique event.


2015 NCT Tour Finals & Columbia Cup

Columbia Cup

See: NCT Racing
The 2015 running of the NCT Finals will take place in Pasco, Washington on September 11-13, 2015. Top drivers from all over the Northwest USA will be attendance to battle it out for the Columbia Cup title, as well as secure additional points to boost their standings in the NCT. Everyone is welcome to attend, and encouraged to enter by visiting or for more information contact

KRZ Raceway announces 2015 Smackdown event


KRZ Raceway in Batavia, New York is pleased to announce the 2015 Smackdown! This year’s event will take place September 19-20, 2015 and include 1/10 scale and 1/8 scale classes, and sponsored by Team Associated Tekno, Hobbico, and Hollywood Graphics. In addition to great racing, the racers will be well fed with on-site catering from Swy’s Catering & BBQ.


Marcin Maliński leads Serpent sweep of Polish podium

3x serpent
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Serpent celebrates a successful weekend in Poland at one of the highest level races in the country. The race was held in Nowa Gadaka, and included many of Poland’s fastest racers. In the end, Marcin Maliński would lead a Serpent sweep of the podium by taking the win over teammates Igor Goderski and Borys Nitschke.

REDS Racing & Beach Hobbies team up to host ‘Masters of Dirt’

Beach Race

See: Beach Hobbies
On the heels of their well received Palmetto Classic, Beach Hobbies has teamed up with Reds Racing USA to announce what will sure to be one of the most prestigious events ever to grace the sunny state of South Carolina, The Masters of Dirt 1:10 Scale Championship. Once again the famous Carolina Clay of Myrtle Beach’s Beach RC & Hobbies will serve as center stage to some of the fastest 1:10 scale off-road racers ever to hold a radio. The track will be designed to push their talents to the limit to find out who will be the Master of the Dirt.


Carpet offroad racing hits the Heartland of America

PCRC Grand Opening

With the announcement of the 2015 IFMAR 1/10 Offroad World Championship being held on an artificial surface (NOT dirt), the popularity in carpet and astro offroad racing has begun to rise in America. The heartland of America has received their newest indoor carpet offroad facility recently, known as Polk County R/C Raceway (PCRC). The track is located in the rural town of Bolivar, Missouri, and is rumored to be the ‘Worlds Testing Grounds’ for several major players who call the midwest home, such as Kyosho’s Jared Tebo.

To celebrate the opening of the new facility, PCRC has announced the ‘PCRC Grand Opening Race’ on September 19, 2015. The event will include open practice Friday, and a full day of racing on Saturday. In addition to the traditional race program, the event will also include a 50/50 Raffle, 2-Main Race, and more.

For more details visit the PCRC Facebook Page HERE.