Events News

$2400 purse at ‘Run for the Riches’


The Radio Operated Car Club of Knoxville, ROCCK Racing is proud to announce the 2014 “Run for the Riches PART DEUX” race which will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee on the 6th of December. The guaranteed purse has been jumped up to $2400, paying out to 6 classes including 1/10th scale classes. Last year they drew top Mugen driver Barry Pettit, Losi’s Chandler Elliott, Shay Brand, and other great regional competitors. Their covered facility at Chilhowee Park in east Knoxville allows them guaranteed racing rain or shine so be sure to check out their RC Sign Up page for additional information.

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Ty Tessman tops RC Tracks opener


This past weekend hosted the grand opening event for the luxurious RC Tracks Las Vegas facility. The event gathered some of the world’s best drivers, and provided racers with a world class facility, track, and racing action. The first official race win at RC Tracks Las Vegas belongs to Hot Bodies Ty Tessmann. Tessmann powered his way to victory ahead of fellow teammate Reno Savoya in second. Serpent’s Mike Truhe rounded out the podium with a strong third place finish. An impressive for not only the drivers, but the facility as well!

Cockerill & Bayer win Mibosport Rd.2

Mibosport Cup Rd2

This past weekend hosted Round 2 of the MIBOSPORT Cup in Hrotovice. In the 2wd buggy class it was Schumacher’s Tom Cockerill who piloted his way to a solid victory over Hupo Honigl and XRAY’s Martin Bayer. In the 4wd buggy class, it was Martin Bayer on the top step of the podium taking an impressive win. Following him across the line was Honigl in second, and Michal Orlowski in third.

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Source: XRAY

NEMO reflects back on Pierrefeu GP


The annual Pierrefeu GP in the South of France was held recently, and NEMO Racings Darren Bloomfield was on hand to give the local French stars a good challenge. This race has been a fixture on the race calendar for many years, and usually attracts a good entry with some of the best drivers in France and Europe in attendance. While Reno Savoya was ultimately crowned the winner, NEMO Racing reflects back on the event and Darren’s impressive run against his French challengers.  Read more…

Matias takes another Portuguese title

Miguel Matias

This past weekend hosted the 1/10 Electric Portuguese Championship finale. XRAY’s Miguel Matias headed into the final already claiming the 2wd buggy championship title, however, the 4wd class title was still up for grabs. The biggest threat to Matias in the championship, Bruno Coelho, was away at the IFMAR Onroad World Championships in Thailand. This made for a relatively easy win for Matias, gaining his second Portuguese 1/10 Championship title for 2014.

Source: XRAY

Maifield & Lutz star at Battle of the SiKest


Ryan Maifield proved the class of the field at the maiden ‘Battle of the Sikest’ event held at Fear Farm RC Raceway in Phoenix Arizona, the event organised by Levi Jackson of SiK Track Designs saw Maifield TQ the 1/8 Nitro Buggy main and win the first 2 A mains. Then coming out and completely showed the field why he was the champion this weekend. Lapping all but 4 drivers in the final 20 minute A main! Adam Drake taking 2nd and Lutz 3rd.

In Pro Truggy & EL Buggy Ryan Lutz took a double debut victory after joining Tekno RC, Lutz capitalising on Maifield hitting trouble in A1 & A2 of truggy but winning A3, Lutz taking the win in front of Reno Savoya and Tanner Stees both now running for HB HPI.

In EL Buggy Lutz brought home a Tekno 1,2 with Joe Bornhorst (formerly with Serpent) taking 2nd infront of Kyosho’s Cody King. Elsewhere the 40+ nitro buggy win went to Mark Pavidis and showing his future potential, son Ryan Pavidis TQ’d and won intermediate truggy class.

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Tekin takes 4 at Outback ‘Fall Brawl’

Tekin Dominates

The 2014 Fall Brawl was hosted recently at Outback Raceway in Chico, California. Racers from all over the west coast travel to this event knowing that the racing will be tight, top notch, and the facility will be unquestionably in top notch shape due to no small part of Kevin Jelich and his band of merry track crew. This years layout had some very technical jump sections where the mod classes clearly had options that the stock cars simply couldn’t attempt. This proved to make for a separation in lap times and viewing pleasure to those who attended. Over 270 entries would grace the event and make for some of the best racing in the region. More…

‘Peanut’ wins at NE Indoor Champs


The annual North East Indoor Championships was held recently at Maximus R/C in Maine. A list of New England’s top drivers, as well as several west coast heavy hitters were in attendance. In the Mod 2wd Buggy class it would be Travis Amezcua who took his Team Durango buggy to TQ in qualifying, and the overall victory in the final. Ale Miller and Damian Lamy would follow him across the line for second and third. In the Mod 4wd Buggy class it was none other than Schumacher’s Carson Wernimont who took the CAT victory over Amezcua in second, and once again Damian Lamy in third. More…

Boots & Cockerill win Offroad Wars


This weekend was the 2014 edition of the ever popular Maritime Off Road Wars. The event has created quite a following over the years with Ian Knight and his team running a great race program and laying, as ever, an excellent track. The track was very fast paced, with plenty of well profiled jumps to keep the drivers entertained and the racing close.

The format would see 2wd run on Saturday and 4wd the following day. 1 round of practice, 4 rounds of qualifying and then 3 leg A finals would decide the winner. Unusually it would be FTD qualifying, a novelty to most drivers now used to the round by round format currently used, but a welcome change that requires a slightly different approach to the day. More…

Southern sweep for Cole Ogden


The 2014 Southern Indoor Championship took place in Alabama, gathering many of the southern United States best drivers. REDS Racing driver Cole Ogden was in attendance and walked away the winner in BOTH Pro Nitro Buggy and Pro Nitro Truggy classes. Ogden’s stunning performances added yet another weekend of victories to his growing resume of success.

Source: REDS