The 14th edition of the famous ‘Christmas Race’ is getting set to be held in Paris, France on December 12-14, 2014. This exciting carpet offroad event is hosted by MCCD, and is only a short trip down the road from major tourism including the city of Paris, Disneyland, and more. The event features both 2wd and 4wd buggy classes, and is limited to 120 entries per day. For more details CLICK HERE.
The fourth round of the RCX was held at Meyerton Raceway located about 50km south of Johannesburg, South Africa. Overnight rain affected conditions so it would be a damp start to qualifying. Qualifying saw JQ-Racing/REDS/AKA driver Miguel Haasbroek take TQ and manage to post an overall time 13 seconds faster than anyone else. Tiaan Oelofse was in 2nd and Guilherme de Sousa rounded off the top 3. In the main Tiaan took an early lead as Miguel had not managed to capitalize from the TQ spot, however, Miguel managed to catch and pass Tiaan and never looked back. Miguel took the win with Tiaan in 2nd. A great drive from fellow JQ driver Thomas Schmuck took the final podium spot, and a convincing TQ and win in the E-Buggy class.
One of the largest event to hit Europe is back again to kickoff the 2015 racing season! The Italian Job Race, hosted by the world famous IBR Padova, is set to be held January 9-11, 2015. Many of the worlds best drivers are planning to be in attendance including Robert Batlle, Reno Savoya, Elliott Boots, Alex Zanchettin, and many more! Entries for this prestigious event are NOW OPEN!
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This past weekend hosted the final round of the Slovenian Electro Challenge 2014 in Blatni Dol. XRAY’s Andraz Stefe entered the final round the points leader, and needed a fourth place finish or better to win the title. Stefe, despite have little time on his new car, set a new track record in qualifying. He didn’t slow down as he went on to win 2 of the 3 finals, taking the overall victory for the day AND the Slovenian Electro Challenge championship win!
Critter Hobbies in Fairfield, New Jersey hosted their first offroad dirt event of 2014 this past weekend, known as the ‘Halloween Havoc’. The event gathered nearly 80 entries, including strong competition from TLR, Schumacher, Associated, and Durango team drivers. The Modified 2wd and 4wd buggy classes were heated with close racing throughout the event, however, it would be Team Associated’s Mike Haynes who would steal the win in both classes. Haynes also piloted his way to a victory in the 2wd Stock Buggy class for a triple victory on the weekend! More…
Exeter Hobbies hosted the annual ‘Fall Classic’ event this past weekend, bringing in 90+ entries to chase the win in a variety of classes. One driver who walked away a winner in multiple classes was none other than TLR/Tekin driver Ryan Dunford. Dunford piloted his TLR22-4 to a solid victory in the Modified 4wd Buggy class, and backed up his buggy win by taking the overall victory in Pro-4 as well. Ryan’s Tekin teammate, Derek Stephenson would take home the gold in the Pro-2 class, and narrowly missing the win Modified 2wd Buggy class after a DNF ended his race early.
This past weekend hosted Round 4 of the R/C Pro Series at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas. The event gathered over 200 entries, including that of TLR’s Adam Drake. ‘The Drake’ would set the pace in qualifying taking TQ in both Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy classes. Taking advantage of his front row starting position, Drake would carry on to win both finals with an impressive showing for his Novarossi/Pro-Line/TLR machines.
For two years in a row, Tekno RC has dominated Pro4 and 1/8th Electric Buggy at one of the fiercest R/C series races anywhere. The JBRL electric series is highly contentious with opposition from some of the regions fastest drivers. Tekno RC was victorious last year, taking top spots in the 4×4 SC and 1/8 scale electric categories, and now their team has continued the winning streak for another year! This year it was Rudy Rico taking many individual wins throughout the series, and now the overall 2014 title in both Pro4 and 1/8th Electric Buggy.
Source: Tekno RC
Round 2 of the 2014-15 HNMC Winter Series took place this past weekend, home of the upcoming 2015 EFRA Euros B. Kyosho/REDS Racing team driver, Elliott Boots drove his way to a solid TQ in qualifying. He fought off the hard charging competition of Darren Bloomfield and Graham Alsop to take overall win in the final as well!
Source: REDS Racing
This past weekend held the final round of the Jakarta Regional Buggy Championship in Serpong, West Java. 32 drivers attended the championship finale, all competing for one final victory in 2014. Kyosho’s John Agus would set the pace in qualifying capturing TQ, however, troubles would eliminate him early on in the final. It was XRAY’s Jason Nugroho would stepped up to take the win with Kyosho’s Adrian Wicaksono second, and Team Associated’s Rama Tribudiman third. Wicaksono’s second place finish was enough to clinch the championship title, just ahead of John Agus Jason Nugroho.