about 17 hours ago by KevinR
The first round of the Indonesia National Buggy Championship was held over two days recently at the MRCC Track, Medan, North Sumatera. The track was dry and dusty since no rain had fallen in the last few days before the race started, making the track a little slippery. A total of 45 racers attended the event from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya and Medan. This year, their race director used the Xmas tree race format which featured 5 rounds of 7 minutes qualifying with 4 best rounds to count and 5 drivers bump up each final.
about 17 hours ago by KevinR
Last weekend marked the first round of the Mexican Off Road Nationals at the spectacular track of Colima. Over 100 cars gathered from across Mexico from places such as Chihuahua, Colima, Celaya and many more. Plutacro Lizardi from La Paz, dominated the buggy category with his MBX7 taking the win by one lap. In the truggy class and after starting from the back of the pack due to electronic issues the day before, Herrero reached the A main where he started from third on the gird. In the last 10 minutes of the race, the battle for the top spots of the podium was fierce. That being said, Herrero managed to finish in 3rd place just behind Felipe Martinez and Luis Ramirez.
about 18 hours ago by KevinR
The off-road racing season for many in the Northwest often begins with the Cabin Fever RC Supercross in Lewiston, ID. 2014 was no different for the event held Feb. 28 to March 2, where over 175 entries battled below-freezing temperatures on the indoor arena track to crown the next champions. Qualifying began Saturday morning with temperatures in the arena dipping below 30 degrees. Team Associated quickly warmed things up by taking TQ honors in four classes.
about 34 hours ago by KevinR
The 2014 Philippine Masters is due to take place on the newly renovated Circulo Verde track on the 5th and 6th of April 2014. Email sioedward(at)yahoo.com for details.
about 40 hours ago by KevinR
This coming July, Cody and Paul King will visit the east coast of the United States for an RC Seminar and race. This event will be held at RC Madness hobby shop and raceway in Connecticut. Cody had this to say about the event:
“Kyosho and Regan LeBlanc did these types of events years ago, and when RC Madness asked us to do this, I jumped at the opportunity. We were going to do it last year, but it got too close to winter time and we had to wait. Now it’s finally here! I’m really pumped about the support from my sponsors, and it’s shaping up into a really fun weekend full of prizes, information, and racing.
05 March 2014 01:29 by KevinR
Lucas Sanford reports from the 5th round of the JConcepts TNS… Sanford and Son RC headed out to SDRC Raceway in San Diego, CA on March 1st for Round 5 of the JConcepts Top Notch Winter Series. My main competition for this event would include AMain Hobbies’ Barry Baker, Team Associated’s Tyler Hicks, TLR’s David Jenson, Tekno RC’s Jimmy Wright and Pres Ilog, Kyosho teammates Jayson Pang and Kevin King, Hobby Pro USA’s Andrew Smolnik, and a number of very fast local racers. There would be two rounds of 5 minute qualifiers, followed by 5 minute A Mains. There were approximately 175 entries this round.
04 March 2014 12:37 by KevinR
This past weekend saw 80 drivers attend the first round of the Madrid Championship which happened to be the perfect warm up race for the forthcoming European Champs “B” and Spanish nationals! Unfortunately the practice rounds were reduced due to rainfall which changed the track surface from muddy to slippery. After qualifying it was Alberto Garcia who claimed TQ followed by Daniel Vega and Juanma Guillen. To the racers disappointment rain started to fall again just before the main final, changing the track surface once more. That being said a great battle between Garcia & Guillen broke out which eventually saw Garcia take the lead due to a better fuel strategy. In the end it was TQ man Alberto Garcia who claimed the overall victory ahead of Juanma Guillen and Daniel Vega.
04 March 2014 03:43 by KevinR
After the 45 minute main final it was Manuel Dressler who claimed the first round of the Paraguayan national 1/8th off-road championship with Michael Mende and Fabio Lang rounding off the top three, all of whom were running Serpent.
03 March 2014 14:57 by KevinR
The organisers of the forthcoming 2014 FEMCA 1/8th Buggy Championship have released the following video showing off their impressive 3 Stone Park track in Malaysia ahead of the event which takes place in June.
03 March 2014 10:26 by KevinR
The 4th round of the Kuwaiti national championship was held last Friday at the Rccck track. The race saw a dramatic change of weather since the last round, warmer temperature (22-25C) and a very sunny sky made it the perfect day for racing. The track condition was the best we’ve ever seen since the beginning of the season and the track master Mr.Nawaf Alabdularazaq found the perfect mix to set a high bite track. As usual the Quals started with the EP Buggy class. The battle for the TQ spot started from the very first qualifier between all the fast drivers but two 8 laps’ runs by AKA/ Ultimate driver Ali Bullail gave him the overall TQ.