This past weekend hosted the UN Championship of Russia, held in Moscow at the Crocus Expo Exhibition Centre. The carpet track was laid out with a fresh configuration to spice up the scene for racers at this event. Over 120 racers from across Russia gathered for the event. In the competitive 4wd Buggy class, it was Roman Larkin who piloted his way to a dominating victory by taking TQ, A1, and A2 wins. Dmitriy Malyshko would finish second on the day, with Stanislav Glebov third.
This past weekend hosted the ‘Turkey Race’ at Revelation Raceway. Pro-Line dominated the event, as the Mugen of Adam Drake crossed the line first, Victor Guerrero second, and Ricky Rodriguez third! This marks yet another healthy helping of victory for the Pro-Line team this Thanksgiving Season.
The AstroTurf Winter Series returns for another chilly season of racing in the UK. Round 1 kicked off this past weekend at Deerdale Off Road. Our pal and race organizer, Chris Jeffery, has shared a full race recap from icy day’s worth of exciting racing below:
Race Report by Chris Jeffery (AWS Organizer):
As daylight rose over the Deerdale Off Road track and with people steadily beginning to arrive, we all knew it was going to be a busy day, with a full meeting booked at 85 drivers and 92 entries. The morning was icy cold but thankfully dry and the track was in great shape, with the team at Deerdale Off Road putting in the time and effort into preparing the track.
This past weekend the Herts track had a light dusting of snow and condition on Sunday were freezing cold but dry. 65 drivers made the trip for this round and grip levels were low.
Darren Bloomfield took TQ in Nitro Buggy, Jamie Clancy in E-Buggy and Dominic Supercharged Powles in Truggy.
Nitro Buggy final:
- Darren Bloomfield
- Michael Lewis
- Simon reeves
For the third consecutive year about fifty drivers returned to race the TLR 22 CUP at the circuit Model Game in Bologna, Italy. 2WD TQ was taken by Federico Ruggeri but he was unable to repeat such a performance in the finals. Davide Tortorici finally took the victory infront of Federico Ruggeri and Alex Zanchettin.
In 4WD Alex Zanchettin left little chance to his opponents. Starting with a TQ in qualifying then going onto win the two first finals and thus the race. Nicolo Giuseppe and Veronesi Fermi completed the podium.
The inaugural AKA US Open Fuel Championships race was held at the Fear Farm Raceway this past weekend. Many of the nations top drivers were in attendance, all chasing the $3000 prize to any driver who could win all three pro classes. It would be TLR’s Ryan Maifield who just fell short of the grand prize by winning Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy, but allowing Ryan Lutz to end his streak by winning Nitro Truggy. Ryan Lutz was ‘Mr. Consistency’, putting his Tekno vehicles on the podium in each class.
Maifield would win Pro Buggy with Ryan Lutz and Reno Savoya finishing second and third.
E-Buggy saw Maifield lead the Tekno duo of Joe Bornhorst and Ryan Lutz second and third. The Nitro Truggy class was Lutz’s time to shine, taking the win over Bornhorst and Serpent’s Mike Truhe, and ultimately killing Maifield’s shot at the $3,000 prize.
Report via Joao Figueiredo
The 2015 Portugal Cup was held at the weekend at the track in Guarda,Maçainhas – host of the 2010 Euros. Tiago Aguiar TQ’d qualifying however, pre-race favourite João Figueiredo made a strange race, starting badly, finishing only 1 out of the 3 heats in qualifying.
Once the problems were fixed, Figueiredo won his semi-final and the final by a two lap margin after 45 mins. Perhaps more importantly, with the Portuguese Cup victory, Joao gets a spot for the Worlds in Las Vegas next year. The young Kyosho driver clearly pleased, “So I guess we see you in Vegas now J I won the 2015 Portugal Cup and one spot for the Worlds next year!!!”
Sources: Modelix Racing
It was another great weekend for Robert Batlle coming off his ‘World Cup’ victory in Italy, he shone at the Buggyland 2.0 race in Madrid, the 2012 IFMAR World Champion TQ’ing & winning both nitro and E-Buggy classes. In nitro the only driver able to compete with Robert was Elliott Boots, however he had trouble in the last round of qualifying with traffic, although made up for it by winning his semi and lining up on pole for the main.
“So the race is over and I ended up 2nd. I started the final on pole but a few traction rolls put me in 2nd. Robert drove a perfect final and I was unable to catch up. Had a great time and the track was amazing. Look forward to the next race here.” – Elliott Boots, Facebook
Boots would settle for 2nd and Davide Ongaro 3rd whilst Kyosho’s Cody King having qualified 2nd overall and sett the fastest lap in the final would come home in 4th.
Robert Battle said, “Great weekend at Buggyland race in Madrid!! Tq and win for both categories!!! Super happy with our speed during all race, everything worked awesome!”
Neo Buggy & DXR are pleased to officially announce Neo16 entry is open!
The 11th anniversary of the Neo Race organised by NeoBuggy & DXR sees the event run on it’s classic Easter weekend: 25-28th March 2016. This year’s event logo once again kindly designed by Maugrafix.
The Agricultural University Harper Adams in Shropshire continues as the venue for the event, once again a 4 day event – running Friday – Monday. The event’s capacity has been slightly increased in size with the Modeltune.com sponsored E-Buggy class making a return – limited to 45 entries, the main Nitro Buggy class is limited to 270 entries.
Qualifying will use 5 minute heats comprised of 5 rounds followed by bump up finals for all drivers, The Neo Race’s popular signature exhibition events return with a juniors final, oldies final, the Dash4Cash and Last Chance Qualifier.
The organisers hope to once again welcome some of the finest 1/8 Buggy drivers to attend this prestigious annual event – it is open to anyone to enter.
This weekend sees the running of the Buggyland 2.0 race at the offroad track in Fuencarral in Spain, a handful of top names have made the trip to southern Europe to enjoy warmer climes, including Kyosho/Reds/Pro-Line pairing Elliott Boots and Cody King as well as Davide Ongaro from Italy, Jerome Sartel from France and home drivers led by the likes of Robert Batlle, Oscar Baldo, Javi Pombo etc. Thanks to our mates at InfoRC.net here are a couple of laps with the heavyweights…