The 2015 Winter Series at the Plex wrapped up its final race of a five-round series Saturday at the HobbyTown USA Hobbyplex in Omaha, NE. The Hobbyplex is one of the few indoor tracks in the Midwest capable of safely running nitro year round and racers put it to good use this winter. Strong turnouts in all classes and some awesome giveaways from class sponsors TLR, Serpent and Novak highlighted the series and delivered exciting points battles. Read more…
Jared Tebo is no stranger to the Silver State Nitro Challenge, nor is he a stranger to the winner’s circle. This year’s event meant a little more to Jared than just the racing and winning. For the first time, Jared’s wife and two kids joined him on the trip to Vegas, and they have quite an adventure to tell!
“This year for the 2015 Silver State, we decided that the whole family would attend, and we would head out to Las Vegas a few days early. Truck was fully packed….6 checked bags, 4 carry on bags, 2 car seats, 1 stroller, and 2 kids….the travel days were going to be rough…”
The UISP Italian Championship was held this past weekend. The event gathered many of Italy’s top drivers from all across the country. Young gun and REDS Racing team driver, Alex Zanchettin, powered his way to TQ and the overall win. His fellow REDS teammates, Gallo and Rossi, would cross the line second and third for a REDS Racing Italian Championship sweep!
Last weekend the Galician Regional Championship started in Spain. It was the current champion Cristian Villar’s first appearance with new XRAY XB8 2015, and the start of the nitro season after a winter dedicated to 1/10 electric offroad racing. On Saturday the drivers tested the new track layout in Vilagarcia, being much faster and enjoyable than the last year’s layout. On Sunday the qualifying begin and Cristian Villar showed from early morning great performance taking TQ and setting a new lap record in the two qualifying runs, winning 9 seconds ahead second place driver. Villar would go on to win the Semi-Final and the Final with ease, taking an impressive victory over Jose Porto and Alberto Neira.
X Factory convincingly won three modified classes at the Tennessee Winter Championship race help this past weekend at Thunder R/C in Nashville. Robert Dirla has held the Winter Championship race for several years now, and a tight challenging lay-out awaited over 120 entries at this first weekend of spring event. Instead of trophies, Dirla awarded half the entry fees for each class split among the top three finishers and the dash for cash was on. Read more…
Kickin’ Dirt Raceway in Somerset, Pennsylvania was the location for the Turnpike Tussle Series held throughout February and March of 2015. The series brought in drivers from all parts of the region along with an interesting concept for R/C racing: single day races with extremely limited practice time and a fresh track layout for each event with no “drop races.” Consistent top performances would be the key to success in the series that drew over 105 entries on average per event. JConcepts driver Matt Stoltz was able to bring the consistency and success to take the points championships in both Modified 2wd Buggy and in Modified 4wd buggy!
Round 8 of the Kuwait 1/8 Buggy Championship was held at RCCCK this past weekend. As the dust settled, it was Abdulaziz Mohammad and his O.S. powered Mugen standing atop the podium. Ali Alsherazi drove his way to an impressive second overall, with Nawaf Alabdulrazaq finishing third.
Team Soar and Graupner/Soar are making their way from Spain, Germany, and Taiwan to meet at the 2015 Neo Race. Didian Ho, Soarseiki CEO and driver will represent Taiwan along with our official distributors in Europe, Graupner and their team of drivers.
AMS Raceway hosted the annual AMS Pot O’ Gold Race this past weekend in Grand Blanc, Michigan. 105 racers gathered in a variety of classes. Tekin’s Brad Rippee was one of those racers, and walked away victorious by taking TQ and the overall wins in 4×4 SC, 1/8 E-Buggy, and 1/8 E-Truggy!
Round 1 of the JBRL Electric series kicked off at IERC Raceway. Rudy Rico managed to TQ in 1/10 4wd Buggy, 4wd SC and 1/8 E buggy. In 4wd SC he would take the win followed by Tekin teammate Doug “Casper” Nielsen in 2nd. Rico would continue his win streak in 1/8 E-Buggy by taking the win, and was once again joined by Doug Nielsen in second place. His win streak on the day would end, however, when Rico would take a hard fought second in 1/10 4wd Buggy, after having a close battle with Cody Turner.