Racing News

Matias wins RC Oeste Birthday Race

Miguel Matias

The RC Oeste 3rd Birthday Race was held this past weekend. XRAY’s Miguel Matias would be the man of the hour as he took home a clean sweep of the 2wd and 4wd 1/10 Buggy classes. Matias was followed Fabio Ramos in second in both classes, and Goncalo Melo (2wd) / Pedro Dias (4wd) in third.

Source: XRAY

Storey wins Silverstone Series Rd.3

Storey

The third round of the popular Silverstone Winter Series was held at their indoor astroturf track in Northampton last weekend. As ever, the Silverstone team built a challenging yet flowing track to test the full entry of drivers. In the main 2wd class, the Schumacher KF’s of Lloyd Storey and Nathan Waters took all four rounds of qualifying, with two each. Lloyd took the overall TQ by virtue of the faster time over 5 minutes, and would line up on pole for the A final. Nathan stayed on Lloyd’s tail for the entire length of the final, but Lloyd managed to take the win just ahead of Nathan, closely followed by Kev Lee in 3rd.

Source: Schumacher

Amezcua doubles at Mexican Regional

Mexican Regionals

Rafael Amezcua, the Mugen Seiki / HobbyShop.MX driver, scored a double win at the last round of the Mexican Offroad Regionals at Colima, Mexico. Drivers from Colima, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Puerto Vallarta gathered at the beautiful Colima track to race 1/8 Buggy and Truggy Nitro Classes.

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Martin wins Swindon Winter Rd.3

Lee Martin

Round 3 of the Swindon Winter Championship took place in the UK this past weekend. After some great racing, the overall win belonged to Mugen Seiki’s Lee Martin. SWORKz driver Kevin Brunsden followed a close second, with Jack Embling in third. All three drivers finished on the lead lap, and until a minor mistake on lap 13 by Brunsden, Martin was in hot pursuit from the SWORKz machine in second. Nick Blackwell and Chris Lovell rounded out the top 5 for the day.

Source: Swindon R/C

Sturdy crowned VRC SC World Champ

 

Surprise from ‘down under’: Chris Sturdy is the new VRC World Champion Open Class SC Trucks! A fantastic drive for this CLUB level racer, beating the very best PRO racers in this class! The 18 year old Aussie was a big unknown, finishing just 69th in the Season 3 Series, but at this Worlds he got his act together to finish 1 lap clear of Wollanka and Loriot who made up the podium.

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Yeung wins again in Hong Kong

Jonathan Yeung

After his first big win back in September, 12-year old Jonathan Yeung has been on a win streak in Hong Kong. The young driver recently captured the Laliwarehouse Offroad Cup titles in 1/8 Tekno E-Buggy and 1/10 4wd Short Course classes! Yeung’s CCJB teammate, Chuen captured the overall win in the Open Buggy class. We suspect this won’t be the last we see of young Jonathan in the winner’s circle!

Jonathan Tekno Tekno Cup podium Short Course podium 1-8 open class podium

 

Bornhorst takes Winter League win

Joe Bornhorst

This past weekend was the third round of the CRCRC Winter Racing League held at Sparks Park in Columbus Ohio. Total entries at this event were just under 200, with one of the biggest classes being 1/8 Electric Buggy. Tekno/Tekin driver, Joe Bornhorst, would prove he was the man to beat in the E-Buggy class. Joe made his way to TQ in the class (after a hard fought battle with Ian Cameron), and cruise to victory in the finals!

Source: Tekin

Hinz double at ‘Toys for Tots’ in Vegas

Tommy Hinz Neo

The 5th Annual Kings Hawaiian Toys for Tots Race at 702 R/C Raceway in Las Vegas, Nevada is in the books, and was a huge success. 702 met their goal of 500+ toys, as the final toy count was 525 toys donated by all the generous racers that were in attendance. On the track, the big wins belonged to Team Associated’s Tommy Hinz. Hinz piloted his way to victory in the highly competitive Mod 4wd Buggy and Mod 2wd Buggy classes after some CLOSE racing Utah’s young gun, Broc Champlin. Read more…

Adam Drake sweeps AZRCR Finals

Drake Neo

Last weekend, Fear Farm Raceway hosted the final round of the AZRCR Championship Series presented by TLR. The one and only Kenny Brosh was the race announcer for the entire series. The final event had a slight delay Saturday morning due to mother nature, but racing got started around 12:00 after a short practice session.  Billy Fischer set the pace in round one of buggy, and Adam Drake did the same in truck.  In round two Drake set the pace in both classes and was the overall top qualifier in buggy and truck.  Drake led both finals from start to finish to sweep the final round of the AZRCR Championship Series!

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Source: TLR

Käufler wins Baden-Württemberg Cup

REDS Racing Win

This year the popular Baden-Württemberg Cup consisted of 4 rounds held in Nufringen, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Laupheim and the final round in Senden. Unfortunately the weather was a factor in each of the races, with it being either unbearably hot or rainy. Ralf Dennenmoser and Hannes Käufler were in attendance for TLR, Spektrum, REDS, Tycoon, and Beta. Hannes was able to win three out of three attended races in the nitro buggy division to win the overall Nitro Buggy title with his REDS R7 Evoke powered TLR 8IGHT 3.0!

Source: REDS