Racing News

NEMO reflects back on Pierrefeu GP


The annual Pierrefeu GP in the South of France was held recently, and NEMO Racings Darren Bloomfield was on hand to give the local French stars a good challenge. This race has been a fixture on the race calendar for many years, and usually attracts a good entry with some of the best drivers in France and Europe in attendance. While Reno Savoya was ultimately crowned the winner, NEMO Racing reflects back on the event and Darren’s impressive run against his French challengers.  Read more…

Matias takes another Portuguese title

Miguel Matias

This past weekend hosted the 1/10 Electric Portuguese Championship finale. XRAY’s Miguel Matias headed into the final already claiming the 2wd buggy championship title, however, the 4wd class title was still up for grabs. The biggest threat to Matias in the championship, Bruno Coelho, was away at the IFMAR Onroad World Championships in Thailand. This made for a relatively easy win for Matias, gaining his second Portuguese 1/10 Championship title for 2014.

Source: XRAY

Maifield & Lutz star at Battle of the SiKest


Ryan Maifield proved the class of the field at the maiden ‘Battle of the Sikest’ event held at Fear Farm RC Raceway in Phoenix Arizona, the event organised by Levi Jackson of SiK Track Designs saw Maifield TQ the 1/8 Nitro Buggy main and win the first 2 A mains. Then coming out and completely showed the field why he was the champion this weekend. Lapping all but 4 drivers in the final 20 minute A main! Adam Drake taking 2nd and Lutz 3rd.

In Pro Truggy & EL Buggy Ryan Lutz took a double debut victory after joining Tekno RC, Lutz capitalising on Maifield hitting trouble in A1 & A2 of truggy but winning A3, Lutz taking the win in front of Reno Savoya and Tanner Stees both now running for HB HPI.

In EL Buggy Lutz brought home a Tekno 1,2 with Joe Bornhorst (formerly with Serpent) taking 2nd infront of Kyosho’s Cody King. Elsewhere the 40+ nitro buggy win went to Mark Pavidis and showing his future potential, son Ryan Pavidis TQ’d and won intermediate truggy class.

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VRC announces ‘VRC Worlds’


The VRC Worlds schedule is out, and what a month of exciting virtual r/c racing lies ahead of us. Six major events on 3 exciting tracks. Yes just 3 tracks because this year we have combined classes to race on the same track, just like what happens at real events. Last year, 2654 racers participated in the various classes including some really big names for the real r/c racing scene, like: Ronnefalk, Joor, Wollanka, Craig, Gillespie, Lutz.  This year we are looking to more than double this number with the addition of the Spec classes, making the 2014 VRC Worlds by far the biggest r/c happening in the World! Don’t be surprised to see more big names appearing in the 2014 VRC Worlds… Many have been invited!

The nitro buggies and short course trucks will be racing on… NAXOS 2014 IFMAR Worlds. This new track will be released 2 weeks before the VRC Worlds to give everyone an equal chance to practice for the VRC Worlds. The nitro buggies will race in the normal (counter clockwise) direction like at the real IFMAR Worlds, and will feature a grueling 60 minute Main final! The short course trucks will be racing in reversed direction and feature a 15 minute final, meaning at least 1 battery change during the final!




Tekin takes 4 at Outback ‘Fall Brawl’

Tekin Dominates

The 2014 Fall Brawl was hosted recently at Outback Raceway in Chico, California. Racers from all over the west coast travel to this event knowing that the racing will be tight, top notch, and the facility will be unquestionably in top notch shape due to no small part of Kevin Jelich and his band of merry track crew. This years layout had some very technical jump sections where the mod classes clearly had options that the stock cars simply couldn’t attempt. This proved to make for a separation in lap times and viewing pleasure to those who attended. Over 270 entries would grace the event and make for some of the best racing in the region. More…

‘Peanut’ wins at NE Indoor Champs


The annual North East Indoor Championships was held recently at Maximus R/C in Maine. A list of New England’s top drivers, as well as several west coast heavy hitters were in attendance. In the Mod 2wd Buggy class it would be Travis Amezcua who took his Team Durango buggy to TQ in qualifying, and the overall victory in the final. Ale Miller and Damian Lamy would follow him across the line for second and third. In the Mod 4wd Buggy class it was none other than Schumacher’s Carson Wernimont who took the CAT victory over Amezcua in second, and once again Damian Lamy in third. More…

Boots & Cockerill win Offroad Wars


This weekend was the 2014 edition of the ever popular Maritime Off Road Wars. The event has created quite a following over the years with Ian Knight and his team running a great race program and laying, as ever, an excellent track. The track was very fast paced, with plenty of well profiled jumps to keep the drivers entertained and the racing close.

The format would see 2wd run on Saturday and 4wd the following day. 1 round of practice, 4 rounds of qualifying and then 3 leg A finals would decide the winner. Unusually it would be FTD qualifying, a novelty to most drivers now used to the round by round format currently used, but a welcome change that requires a slightly different approach to the day. More…

Southern sweep for Cole Ogden


The 2014 Southern Indoor Championship took place in Alabama, gathering many of the southern United States best drivers. REDS Racing driver Cole Ogden was in attendance and walked away the winner in BOTH Pro Nitro Buggy and Pro Nitro Truggy classes. Ogden’s stunning performances added yet another weekend of victories to his growing resume of success.

Source: REDS

Joe Pillars wins South Valley Invert

Joe Pillars

The South Valley Invert offroad race was held on November 8th, 2014 and presented by Cottage Grove R/C Raceway in Central Oregon. For those who haven’t been to Cottage Grove Raceway, it is one of the hidden gems in the world of R/C tracks. The facility is top notch with easy-to-see bright yellow piping, smooth medium-high grip surface, and known to have some very wicked track layouts. The Invert format is also unique because of the reverse starting order on how you finish in A1. 3 rounds of qualifying determined the starting order of A1, but where you finish in A1 will determine where you start for A2, BUT in reverse order! After A2 is ran, the combined A1 and A2 finishing results will make the starting order for A3. This interesting format added a bit of spice to the recipe, making the racing more fun and challenging for everyone. More…

Ryan wins Indonesian Nats finale

Zac Ryan Neo

This past weekend the world renowned C-Netic Track hosted the final round of the Indonesian National Series race on their superb layout. The event was run over three days with practice kicking off on the Friday. The track was open in a relaxed manner allowing everyone to gets lots of track time and get everything dialed in for the qualifying day. Being a molasses mixture track, the surface is very consistent providing equal conditions for each run making it easier to find and improve on setup. More…