Racing News

2016 Red River Spring Fling report

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See: JConcepts (blog)

Race report by Tyler Keel:

T&T Speedway in Shreveport, LA was host of the Red River Spring Fling. This facility boasts a huge, fully stocked hobby shop an on-road track and a high grip clay off-road track. This 3 day race brought together some of the best talent from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

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Euro warm up registration

warmup euro 2016

See: RC-Redován

Next Monday, May 9 registration for the Euro warm up will be closed. The warm up will take place in Spain at the RC-Redován track from 13 to 15 May. To register click here.

Gribov & Laverychev win Russian GP 2016

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On April 15-17 in Moscow was held the largest race in the 1/10 buggy class – Russian Grand Prix 2016. The fight for the win was between the best drivers of the Russia. Large, complex track with a very high grip forced drivers adjusted their setup. The peculiarity of this race is the use of the limited tyres – Insane Carpet Fighter (Russian-made).

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Griffin Hanna wins at Spring Sting

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See: Serpent

This was the annual Spring Sting held at The Badlands in Myrtle Beach SC. They had a total of 214 entries. With this being a one day event and so many people,they went to 2 rnds of rocket round qualifying.

In Pro Electric buggy, Griffin Hanna and John Michael Mcginty III would battle back and forth for the top spot. John would grab the TQ spot after the 2 rounds. For the 10 min main,tire choice was up in the air. The track had a ton of grip during the day but temps cooled as the sun set. The two would stay tight for the first few laps but John made a small bobble ,which allowed Griff to get by and would grab the overall win.

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Warren vd Merwe doubles at South African Nats Rd1

South African Nats Rd1 podium

See: Cuzi Racing

APN Raceway hosted the first round of the South African nationals on the weekend of the 15-17th April. Attendance to the event was great, and the track organization was perfect as always. Warren van der Merwe from CuziRacing got off to a good start on Friday finding the balance of his A215 on the slippery and oily track surface. The focus was on getting a good racecar that was easy to drive in the hour main.

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JConcepts Comstock Challenge report

JConcepts Comstock Challenge podium Truck

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Race report by JR Mitch:

As a JConcepts representative, I flew out to Reno for the first Comstock Challenge at the newly reopened with new management, Track Time Hobbies and Raceway located at 1005 Standard Street Suite C in Reno, Nevada. This year’s race saw people traveling from as far as Sacramento and Las Vegas to compete in the 122 entry race. JConcepts was the titled sponsor of the event and provided great promotion and raffle prizes for the racers in attendance.

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JQ wins 1st JQRacing event in the DR

JQRacing Event

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JQ flew over to the Dominican Republic for a JQRacing event, with an RC Clinic on Saturday, and a race on Sunday. The track was unique zig zaging between coconut trees, with a true exotic and offroad feel. The event was a success and the first of it’s kind in the DR. JQ managed to win both Nitro and Electric, with the local Kyosho driver Carlos Sikora 2nd in both, Luis José Cabral was 3rd in Nitro, and Elvin Alba 3rd in EP . You can read about the trip here on thequagraine.com.

Western Australian Challenge Cup Rd1 report

Western Australian Challenge Cup Rd1

This past weekend saw Kyle Francis travel back to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia for the first round of the WA Challenge Cup, the track where last year Kyle Francis took home the Tripple state crown, winning EP8 Buggy, Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy all in the same meet. The track in Kalgoorlie is some 600km from the capital of Western Australia, Perth. After the drive up on the Friday the track was open from 6pm for drivers to get some practice in on the new layout. The unique red dirt surface was in excellent shape with the committee and members of the Goldfields Radio Controlled Model Car Club keen to show off their new improved track and facilities.

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Paparegas wins at Greek Nats Rd1

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See: XRAY

The first round of the 1/8 buggy National race took place in Creta. In qualifying Anapoliotakis takes the TQ overall. After 45 minutes final Tasos Paparegas wins the race followed by Terzis and Anapoliotakis in second and third place respectively.

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Michigan State Championship series Rd1 report

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The MSCS crew kicked of the 2016 season at Dirt Burner Raceway and Hobbies this past Saturday April 23rd, 2016. Five Championship classes had 66 entries with Nitro Buggy being the largest with 25 entries. Electric Buggy and Nitro Truggy were also well attended with past series champions and visiting top drivers from all over. The Electric Truggy and 4×4 Short Course Truck classes also made enough to run.  Racing action was intense on this indoor short track that included a large triple and double on the outer lanes and an infield that was technical.

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