The 2014 Maltese Offroad 1/8 Buggy Championship concluded in Rinella recently. The final round brought great weather, great track conditions, and great racing. Team XRAY driver, Kyle Spiteri the 2012 champion, took TQ in qualifying and led the final from start to finish. This victory clinched the overall title, and an impressive season with 3 out 4 race wins. In the F2 category, Charles Vassallo kept the XRAY win streak going strong as he too dominated the championship to win the F2 title.
Join the likes of Tessmann, Maifield, Cavalieri, Ronnefalk, Tebo, King, Boots, Bloomfield, Lee Martin, Batlle, Savoya, Neumann, Cragg, Drake, Lutz, Zanchettin, Berton, Quagraine…
Once again run on it’s classic Easter weekend: 3-6th April 2015. The Agricultural University Harper Adams in Shropshire continues as the venue for the event, once again a 4 days event – running Friday – Monday. The event’s capacity has been slightly increased in size with the blossoming 1/8 Electric buggy class making a return – now limited to 60 drivers, the main nitro buggy class is limited to 240 entries.
Thrust Promotions has introduced the 2015 TTRX AstroTurf UK 1/8 RallyCross National Championship. This new series features both nitro and electric 1/8 buggy racing, and travels to 5 different locations across the UK. Round 1 of the series kicks of May 10, 2015 at Nene Valley Raceway. Each event will host Saturday practice, and Sunday racing.
For more details visit the TTRX Facebook Page HERE.
The only event that keeps on drawing racers back year after year in Asia is of course the ‘ASIA Contest’ – back in 2015 for it’s 3rd anniversary – expect lots of racing, nightlife (what happens in Pattaya, stays in… Lads), beer, hangovers, tyre & chassis wear and epic waterfights – all hosted Charlie’s iconic PRC facility in Pattaya, Thailand.
NeoBuggy will once again be covering the BittyDesign styled event which has an entry limit of 192 drivers, split between Pro and Open class in a 3 day format, Friday with free practice, Saturday qualifications and the special one-off race ‘Thai VS Foreigners’ for the top qualifiers – a popular crowd pleaser including LCQ and superpole.
More details on the new racetrack layout to be revealed soon, a dedicated website www.theasiacontest.com for the Event is available for all the drivers that can stay updated following also the Facebook Page of the Contest.
The annual Colonel’s Winter Classic took place in Savannah, Georgia this past weekend with 260+ entries. With 30 racers in 2wd Mod Buggy, it proved to be one of the most exciting classes of the weekend. At the sound of the A-Main tone Viesins, Melton, and Hanna took off wheels spinning. With in a lap or two, Viesins and Hanna were able to make a move into the 1 and 2 spot. They battled the whole 10 min race trading places with each other. Hanna was able to get into the lead. The racing got exciting with Viesins last minute charge to try and take the lead, but fell short. Tekin’s Griffin Hanna would go on to win with Viesins second, and Tim Smith third.
Last weekend hosted Round 1 of the SOR Championship in Puerto Rico. The Fajardo R/C Track provided racers with a fantastic layout to kick off the racing season. Qualifying was dominated by Miguel “Cayey” Cotto, who captured the TQ position in 1/8 Buggy, and 1/8 Truggy. Cotto’s domination ended there, as Orlando Lebron charged his way to the front for the 1/8 Buggy win ahead of Andy Baez and Jorge Estevez. In 1/8 Truggy it was Jerome Marrero who took home the gold, with Arnaldi Pastrana and Christian Castro in tow.
The fifth Annual January Jam Race was held at the fabulous Flowood R/C Indoor Park this past weekend. There were 285 entries running 13 classes. Ryan Lutz, Matt Wolter and Edwin Hartman from Team Tekno along with a slew of Tekno Drivers from all over the US showed up for the event. Ryan took the event by storm, placing first in 1/10 4wd Sct, 1/8 Nitro Truggy, 1/8 Electric Buggy, 1/8 Electric Truggy. He finished 3rd in 1/8 Nitro Buggy in one of the wildest races ever. Lutz, Cole Ogden and Josh Glancy battled for 35 minutes with the lead changing countless times during the race. Lutz got into some traffic on the last lap allowing Ogden and Glancy to cross the finish line at the same time. Odgen (TLR) won the race by .023 over Glancy (Mugen) with Blake Boggs (AE) and Jake Dellinger (AE) rounding out the top 5.
After an intense weekend of racing at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California, the 2015 Reedy Race of Champions is complete! The prestigious Invitational Class came down to the final round of 4wd buggy to clearly crown a champion. Clinching a final round victory, Team Losi Racing’s Ryan Maifield sealed the deal to win his first Reedy International Race of Champions! This came as a momentous occasion for Ryan, as he narrowly missed out with 2nd place finishes in both 2013 and 2014. Team Kyosho’s Jared Tebo would finish 2nd overall behind Maifield, with Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri taking home third.
Round 8 of the HNMC Winter Series took place this past weekend in the UK. Wet, cold, and frozen weather conditions made for a bone-chilling race day. 60 racers braved the weather to do battle. Jack Embling would take TQ in the Nitro Buggy division, but it was Tony Truman who would make his way to the top step of the podium in the final. Simon Reeves swept the E-Buggy class with a TQ and impressive A-Final win.
This past weekend hosted Round 4 of the Israeli League at the new Ein Vered Racing facility near Natanya, Israel. The new track provided racers a very fast layout, and combined with some warm and sunny weather, it was an excellent weekend of racing. After 5 rounds of qualifying, Yaniv Sivan took the overall TQ spot heading into the 40-minute final. Sivan carried on to the win in the final, with Omer Assayag finishing second, and Itay Eskenazi third. CLICK HERE for aerial footage of the race!