7 minutes ago by KevinR
The Guadalcacin Electric Indoor race took place this past weekend in Spain which saw Robert Batlle and other highly skilled drivers such as Alex Daras, Hector Albarracín and Zacarías Villalba in attendance. That being said it was Robert Batlle who claimed both the 2WD and 4WD classes with Villalba and Daras completing the 2WD podium and Kiko Navarro and David Bustos the 4WD. Videos and additional information can be found here.
23 minutes ago by KevinR
The 20th running of the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions is now officially sold out. With over 450 pre-entries, 200 lottery entrants and several call-ups from the waiting list, the field is now set. It’s no doubt that the 2014 event has created a lot of buzz around the industry and has quickly become a “must attend” for many racers and spectators. Preparations are already underway at OCRC Raceway as they get ready to host their first Reedy Race. With the new control tires and inserts from JConcepts and Pro-Line expected to be in stock at OCRC shortly, racers are already gearing up for the late January event.
In the Invitational class, 30 of the world’s top drivers will do battle to see whose name will be added next to the Mike Reedy Heritage trophy. With nine different countries and four continents represented, the International flavor of the Reedy Race continues. The field consists of eight World Champions, five former Invitational Champions and three former Open Class winners along with multiple ROAR and EFRA champions.
30 minutes ago by KevinR
Lucas Sanford reports after the first round of the JConcepts Top Notch Winter Series… Sanford and Son RC headed out to IERC Raceway in San Bernardino, CA on December 7th for Round 1 of the JConcepts Top Notch Winter Series. The Top Notch Series (TNS) is an 8-race points based series, run at various tracks throughout Southern California. Last season, TNS averaged 230 entries per round and features race announcer “Notch” Johnson. Over $10,000 in prizes and cash payouts were given out last season. IERC Raceway is one of Southern California’s largest indoor RC tracks.
about 22 hours ago by KevinR
The final round of the Czech national 1/10th electric off-road championship took place this past weekend indoors in Bilovec. It was Martin Bayer who took the 4WD victory and with it the overall 4WD title after finishing first ahead of Aleš Bayer and Jiří Mára. Martin Bayer went on to claim the 2WD class ahead of Jiří Mára and Martin Zvára who finshed second and third respectively however it was Jiří Mára who took the overall 2WD championship. Additional results can be found below.
about 26 hours ago by KevinR
Florida’s top racers celebrated Thanksgiving weekend at Jeff’s RC Studio in Fort Myers for stop number 3 of JConcepts Super Cup Fall Session. Jeff, Sam and crew worked long and hard to prepare for the record setting entries that began to arrive early Friday morning. With a recent move and expansion, the outdoor off road track was still in its infancy having been built only a month earlier. The layout was perfect along with the preparation of the track surface, it was set to groove in for maximum traction. Mother Nature kept all racers on their toes throughout the day as a heavy cloud cover kept the sun at bay until almost 11 AM.
about 30 hours ago by KevinR
CML’s Iain McCallum reports from the fourth round of the Pro-Line EP Masters series currently being held at Storm Valley Racway… Round 4 came upon us very quickly as the ever popular Storm Valley entered a busy Xmas period. We have had two rounds in two weeks then a wait of six weeks for round 5 (19th Jan). It’s a testament to the hardworking owners and promoters that this indoor clay track is booked up so far in advance. For some doubters, there was a feeling that the tyres that work on clay are more expensive to run, with some manufacturer’s astro tyres being four or five pounds cheaper than the Pro-Line clay ones. After four meets, the worries have been quashed.
09 December 2013 08:04 by KevinR
The sixth round of the 2013 Indonesian Regional Championship took place yesterday at the MRCC track in Medan. After the previous 5 rounds, there were only 4 drivers (Asang, Edy St, Patrix, Hari) who still have a chance to win the overall championship. Patrix had to TQ and win this last round race to win, and he did just that! He secured the TQ spot after winning 2 of the 3 qualifying rounds. Asang who lead the championship table before this last race was very fast and TQ’d the last round of qualifying. After a terrible start to the final Patrix who original started first climbed his way back to the front before the first 10 minutes of the 45 minute final and stayed there for the duration of the race. Asang finished in second on the same lap with Edy St taking third. This result allowed Patrix to claim the overall championship with his JQ and Alpha package.
09 December 2013 07:37 by KevinR
This past weekend saw the Téléthon charity race take place in Avesne-sur-helpe which is located in the north of France. A total of 100 drivers were in attendance including Xray’s recently signed Crolla Lorenzo. Although this was Crolla’s first time racing a 2WD on carpet, after adjusting the setup of his Xray XB4 2WD he TQ’ed and won ahead of Parnot julien and Valtier Ludovic who completed the 2WD podium. Crolla then went on to claim the 4WD TQ and win with Wartelle Sébastien and Geneau Jean-baptise finishing in second and third, all of whom were running the Xray XB4.
09 December 2013 06:05 by KevinR
Ryan Lutz has recently returned with a double podium win from the 2014 Fall Brawl race event near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA. The Team Durango Pro racing star challenged a large field of experienced 1/8 scale racers in Nitro and Electric Buggy classes. Ryan found great success with his brand new DEX408v2, taking first overall and a hard fought TQ place.
The cold weather conditions in Southern Carolina were a challenge for Ryan as he battled through rain and biting wind to also put his DNX408 into TQ position, and then first overall, in the nitro buggy class. This completed a great Team Durango double podium victory for Ryan, as he once again showed his 1/8 racing talents against some of the regions fastest drivers.
08 December 2013 21:15 by KevinR
The fourth round of the HNMC Winter series took place today which saw 65 drivers in attendance. After an exciting A final it was Elliot Boots who claimed the overall victory with TQ man Jack Embling in second and Oliver Currie completing the podium.