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Pineda keeps Spanish title fight alive

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In the third round of the 2WD Spanish Championship, Carlos Pineda notched up a fantastic win to take the Spanish Championship down to the wire. Carlos put in a superb performance to take the overall TQ and win ahead of superstar Robert Battle. The pair fought hard for the overall win, but Carlos maintained a consistent pace to win legs 1 and 2. A fantastic show for Team Associated, and especially Carlos for keeping the championship fight alive heading into the final round.

Source: Team Associated

NCT triple for Chris Bridgewater

Chris Bridgewater

The Northwest Championship Tour is an outdoor series that runs throughout the Pacific Northwest, drawing top drivers from the region and is represented by all of the top manufacturers. The series spans six events, bringing turnouts beyond 300 entries. Typical of the Great Northwest, a wide array of weather was seen during the series.

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Evans doubles up at Lunsford Race

Evans Lunsford Race

The first ever Lunsford Race was hosted this past weekend at North West Hobbies in Albany, Oregon. The event gathered many of the of northwestern United States top drivers, including a special appearance from Team Losi Racing’s Dustin Evans. Evans made the trip north from California equipped to race the 2wd and 4wd Modified Buggy classes. His flight home included not only his cars, but some impressive first place hardware as well. Read more…

The EOS gets set to kickoff in Poland

EOS Poland Preview

Season #4 of the Euro Offroad Series kicks off this weekend (24-26 October) at Poland’s largest hobby exhibition with the 1:10 Offroad championship’s international entry set once again to showcase R/C racing in front of over 40,000 show goers. The third year running that the EOS season will commence in the city of Poznan as part of ‘Hobby’, it will be the first time that the entry for the championship’s buggy classes will be headed by separate drivers. Chasing a fourth consecutive title, Joern Nuemann heads the 4WD Buggy entry while his 2WD Buggy Championship nemesis Naoto Matsukura makes the trip from Japan for the first time to one of Poland’s oldest cities.

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Tasos takes Greek Championship win

XRAY Greek Win

The last round of Greek 1/8 Buggy Championship took place in Athens at Zorri Track. The weather was sunny and hot, and the track very difficult. Tasos came from North of Greece to compete against the local drivers who raced at the same track 1 weekend ago. He started with a great pace and took the win in the first qualifier, and would take TQ.

In the Final, Tasos started out front with locals Makropoulos, Tsigkos and Perogianakis behind him pushing hard. A small stone lodged in between his chassis and front arm of Tasos car, dropping him back 11 seconds out of first. With only a short time to go, the stone fell out, allowing the car to once again work properly. Tasos then charged his way back to the front, taking an impressive win over Zagorisos and Makropoulos.

Source: XRAY

The Neo’14 Final: Real Life vs. Virtual

 

The Neo’14 was considered by many to be one of the more exciting races of the 2014 season, in both the real world AND the virtual world. VRC-PRO has shared a side by side look at Neo’14 final and the Virtual Neo’14 final! This compares the real 1:8 nitro buggies to the VRC-PRO nitro buggies, displaying stunning similarity. A result of over 14 years of continuous development on physics and vehicle dynamics has clearly paid off for the crew at Virtual Racing Industries.

CLICK HERE to download the free-to-play version!

Hofer wins Swiss Nat’l title…again

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The 2014 Swiss Offroad National Championships are complete, and once again the defending national champion proves his dominance. Team Associated’s Patrick Hofer collects his 11th straight Swiss National Championship Title, winning both 2wd and 4wd Modified buggy classes!

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Source: Team Associated

Serpent wins at Beijing Grand Prix

Boy wins in China

The 2014 Beijing International Model Car Grand Prix was held at the Fengtai Sports Center in Beijing, China recently. The course was the same as that of which hosted the 2012 FEMCA 1/8 Buggy Championship. The event provided a cash purse of nearly $5000, and international drivers gathered for a shot a taking home a cut of the cash. In the 2wd Buggy class the cash prize and overall win would go to Serpent driver Boy, who piloted his Spyder 2wd to victory!

Source: Serpent

Miskolczi fights to win at Fall Brawl

Brian Miskolczi

The 3rd Annual Fall Brawl Trophy Race took place earlier this month at Awesome RC Hobbies in Fredericksburg, Virginia. TLR team driver, Brian Miskolczi jumped head first into the brawl racing all three 1/8 classes (Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy, E-Buggy). Miskolczi wrapped up TQ in both Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy after qualifying, but a DNF would ruin his chance at Buggy class win. He set out for redemption, as he walked away from the field and went on to win the brawl in Nitro Truggy!

Drake leads TLR ‘Fall Classic’ sweep

Drake Fall Classic

The Fall Classic was held weekend at Revelation Raceway.  TLR / Novarossi / Pro-Line driver Adam Drake TQ’ed the competitive 1/8 Expert Nitro Buggy class in qualifying.  Drake didn’t slow down as he checked out in the 30 minute final, winning by over a lap. Drake would lead a TLR sweep of the podium with teammates Kirkman and Smith finishing up second and third.

Source: TLR