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McBride the Aussie Buggy Champ

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The 2014 Australian Buggy National Titles is in the books with 179 of Australia and New Zealand’s best drivers doing battle for the title. Kyosho sensation, Kyle McBride, would cruise his way to victory with the onslaught taking place behind him. Kyosho/Max Racing driver, Aaron Stringer, struggled in qualifying but was able to bump up from the 1/8 Final, to the 1/4 Final, to the Semi Final, and eventually into the Final. A transponder change before the start of the race penalized Stringer, moving him from 2nd on the grid to 15th (a controversial move by the race director). Stringer attacked the field working his way up to third. The battle raged between Stringer and Craig Laughton for second. Stringer eventually took over the position finishing a strong second behind McBride, with Laughton finishing third.

Source: Max Racing

ROAR says “NO!” to new 1/10 wheels

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ROAR has announced today that the “new style” 1/10 wheels and tires (AKA EVO Series and Pro-Line VTR Series), are in fact illegal for competition use at ROAR sanctioned events for the remainder of 2014. While the organization has not ruled them out for eternity, this ruling does rule them out for the upcoming ROAR 1/10 Offroad Nationals in Florida. The new style wheels are actually a 2.4″ design, as opposed to the traditional 2.2″ wheel, and mount up like an 1/8 scale buggy wheel and tire. Currently AKA offers a conversion to take their EVO style wheels and tires back to the old school method, however, as ROAR sees this as a modification to the wheels (which is not allowed), they have also deemed the conversions illegal for use. Read More…

HNMC set to host Beta GP

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NEMO Racing has teamed up with HNMC (Herts Nitro Model Club) in the UK to present the 2014 Beta GP. The Beta GP will be taking place August 23-25, 2014 featuring great racing, a free BBQ dinner, and more! The Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy control tire will be the Beta Tykytaka, while any BETA tire is allowed in the Truggy class.

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Unter der Haube: Jörn Neumann

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Jörn Neumann (Germany), 23 – 4WD Euros

Chassis: Team Durango DEX410 V4
Motor: Orion VST2
ESC: Orion R10.1 Pro
Battery: Thunder Power
Tyres: 
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Radio & Servos:Futaba 4PKS-R / Futaba
Body: Team Durango
Notes: No notes, but sponsors! Team Durango, Team Orion, Pro-Line, Thunder power, Arrowmax, Futaba, Muchmore, Stickit1, special thanks to Gerd Strenge

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Tebo & Tessmann win HRH Shootout

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Reigning 2WD World Champion Jared Tebo made it to the top of the 2WD podium after a couple of difficult results recently, taking the victory and TQ at the (usually) notoriously warm Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout organised by Jimmy Babcock in Saugus, California. Ty Tessmann and Ryan Cavalieri would go onto take 2nd and 3rd respectively with Ty finishing only 1.2 secs behind Tebo in A2 of 2WD. Whilst in the 4WD class, Ty Tessmann steered his HB D413 buggy to victory in 2 A mains, as well as taking TQ infront of Ryan Cavalieri in 2nd and Dustin Evans taking the final spot on the podium.

[Images: Ty Tessmann]

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Video: 2014 1/10 4WD Euros Finals

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1/10 Euros Links: Results | Photos | Videos | Coverage Page | Under the Hoods

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1/10 4WD Euros – Photos

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 Saturday 1/10 Euros – More photos

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Under the Hood: Lee Martin

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Lee Martin (UK), 29 – 4WD Euros

Chassis: Yokomo BMAX4 iii
Motor: Yokomo RP 6.5
ESC: Viper VTX10 BE
Battery: Protek 5500mah 100c
Tyres: 
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Radio & Servos:Sanwa M12 / Xpert
Body: Yokomo Heavy Duty (Released soon)
Notes: Lightweight chassis set, LMR Avior wing, steering brace, Ti Screw, Carbon Centre plate

1/10 Euros Links: Scoring | Live Timing | Watch Live | Photos | Videos | Coverage Page | Under the Hoods

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Jorn Neumann takes home 4WD, Double European Champion

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 Overall Results

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Lee wins A3, crowd cheer on Joona

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A nice final which saw Lee Martin claim a relatively easy win despite a few wiggles here and there, giving him a solid 2nd overall, Jorn having sat out A3 having taken the victory in A1. With the Finnish crowd blasting at full volume for their man Joona, he duly delivered as he made his way from 5th on the grid and claimed a strong 2nd infront of Hupo in 3rd.

Great sportsmanship from the drivers as they waited on David Ronnefalk to fix his broken Kyosho, a front right hub going, he started in P11 and made his way into 4/5th but would end up 6th overall.

Sad end to Robert Batlle who fought valiantly with Joona only to be marshalled badly and receive a 3 sec penalty, no fault of his own and a damp end to what has been a great euros for the Spaniard.

A3 Final result:

Pos Nr. Pilot Laps Endtime Besttime
1 2 Martin Lee 18 05:12.8 17.004
2 5 Haatanen Joona 17 05:03.7 16.894
3 3 Honigl Hubert 17 05:06.7 17.117
4 9 Cockerill Tom 17 05:08.1 17.418
5 4 Ronnefalk David 17 05:09.9 16.995
6 6 Batlle Sanchez Robert 17 05:10.0 17.022
7 7 Kobbevik Daniel 17 05:12.3 17.266
8 10 Stafford Ellis 17 05:16.1 17.309
9 8 Orlowski Michal 16 05:00.9 17.35
10 1 Neumann Jorn 0 00:00.0 0