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K&B III hosts 2014 Mugen Challenge

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K&B III The Outback facility in Kingsville, Ohio is getting set to host the 4th annual Mugen Challenge. This three day event features a Joey Christensen built layout, product giveaways, racer social with live band, free t-shirts for first 100 entries, and to top it off this is a charity event benefiting the local Lions Club. Last years event brought racers from 19 countries and 2 different countries!

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For pre-entry and more details visit RCSignUp.com.

Agama gets first BRCA Nats win!

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The 3rd round of the BRCA National series took place at the Kent track just outside Maidstone, and witnessed the first victory in a BRCA National for the Agama brand! The weather was very hot and humid on Saturday which made it pretty hard work for all the drivers as they got used to the excellent but very technical track layout that had been set down. In response to the track breaking up at recent races, the club had added oil to the dirt mix in many areas, and this held the dirt together well, providing a contrast in surfaces.

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‘Top o the podium’ for Bradley Baird

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For Round 3 of the Irish National Offroad Championship, drivers descended on the small town of Crossbarry, Ireland. JQ Products driver Bradley Baird took a solid TQ in qualifying with Gary Baird and Barkley Abernathy 2nd and 3rd. The track began to fall apart as the finals got under way, and racers faced a grueling course ahead of them. Bradley Baird stay smooth and led the field to victory while Alan Scroggie took home second ahead of the hard charging Barkley Abernathy in 3rd.

Wheeler & Lutz unstoppable at Futaba

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After a long weekend of racing, it all came down to the finals at the 2014 Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge in St. Louis, Missouri. Team Durango’s, Ryan Lutz, would dominate the E-Buggy class with a TQ and the overall victory. Hometown racer, Josh Wheeler, wheeled the competition as he took home the gold in the Dash for Cash, Pro Arena Truck, AND 1/8 Pro Buggy class! Read the full story and in-depth race coverage on RCNews.net HERE!

Ronnefalk takes home 3rd Nordic title

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David Ronnefalk took home his 3rd Nordic Championship title in Robertfors, located in northern Sweden, leading home an all Swedish podium on home soil, finishing a lap ahead of Andreas Edvinsson in 2nd and privateer Christoffer Svensson in 3rd, whilst defending Nordic Champ Joseph Quagraine managed 4th place. With 3 titles to his name Ronnefalk draws level with Mikael Palsson, whilst JQ is someway ahead with 6 Nordic titles tied with Magnus Amilon [See History]

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I-69 crowns ROAR Region 5 champs

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The ROAR Region 5 Championships were hosted by I-69 Raceway in Noblesville, Indiana recently. Racers from all over the region converged on the 2nd year track to battle it out for Region Champion honors.  With just over 100 entries and perfect weather for the event, the stage was set to find out who would become the champ of each class. Read More…

David Aw steals Lap Paradise win

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Round 4 of the Lap Paradise Off Road League was held this past weekend with drivers going through three rounds of qualification and then moving in to finals Christmas tree finals. Lower finals were run for 25 minutes with the main being a 60-minute affair.

Ben Panic (Kyosho/OS/JConcepts) took TQ after 3 rounds of 10-minute qualifiers. Drivers bumped out of quarters and then in to the semis, all-aiming for a top 7 spot to move to the main.

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Lodz Expo to host indoor carpet event

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Organisers behind a new event next year sent us a bit of info about their track and an international 1/10 Offroad carpet event they are planning to hold next year in Lodz, Poland. The 800 sqM track is located in the EXPO building in the city, photos showing older layouts and jumps however the team have proven their ambition promising an event and layout to tempt Europe’s elite drivers.

Stay tuned for further details, in the meantime check out one of their videos or photos from thge Benek cup event. For more info, contact ntkcolors@gmail.com

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McBride the Aussie Buggy Champ

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The 2014 Australian Buggy National Titles is in the books with 179 of Australia and New Zealand’s best drivers doing battle for the title. Kyosho sensation, Kyle McBride, would cruise his way to victory with the onslaught taking place behind him. Kyosho/Max Racing driver, Aaron Stringer, struggled in qualifying but was able to bump up from the 1/8 Final, to the 1/4 Final, to the Semi Final, and eventually into the Final. A transponder change before the start of the race penalized Stringer, moving him from 2nd on the grid to 15th (a controversial move by the race director). Stringer attacked the field working his way up to third. The battle raged between Stringer and Craig Laughton for second. Stringer eventually took over the position finishing a strong second behind McBride, with Laughton finishing third.

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ROAR says “NO!” to new 1/10 wheels

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ROAR has announced today that the “new style” 1/10 wheels and tires (AKA EVO Series and Pro-Line VTR Series), are in fact illegal for competition use at ROAR sanctioned events for the remainder of 2014. While the organization has not ruled them out for eternity, this ruling does rule them out for the upcoming ROAR 1/10 Offroad Nationals in Florida. The new style wheels are actually a 2.4″ design, as opposed to the traditional 2.2″ wheel, and mount up like an 1/8 scale buggy wheel and tire. Currently AKA offers a conversion to take their EVO style wheels and tires back to the old school method, however, as ROAR sees this as a modification to the wheels (which is not allowed), they have also deemed the conversions illegal for use. Read More…