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Sweden: new track in Hässleholm

Source: Hässleholms RC Buggy Klubb (Facebook)

The Hässleholms RC Buggy Klubb have announced the opening of their new track in Hässleholm, South of Sweden. Located at 1 hour 15 minutes from Copenhagen AirPort, the 377-meter long track features a nice layout with many jumps, elevation changes, raised corners and to different surfaces with dirt and astro/carpet. Big events are expected in the future and the quality of the facility will attract national and international drivers for sure!

Management change for the 15th anniversary of the NCT

The Northwest Championship Tour (NCT), a premier organization of outdoor off- road RC racing events in Washington, Oregon & Idaho within the United States, announced a management change ahead of their 15th Anniversary season. Newly named President Mike Dana said, “I’m super excited and honored to be back at the helm of the Northwest Championship Tour. While I’ve been in this position before as the series founder, Justin Wilde left huge shoes to fill as he did an incredible job over the past 8 years as the series Director. We have lots of work to do in very short order, but I have the utmost confidence in my newly appointed team of Randy Sides as my VP – Marketing & Public Relations & Jason Walters as my Media & Public Relations Manager to support the racers of the series, the individual tracks that host the races and showcase to the world what outdoor off-road racing in the Northwest is all about.” The 2018 NCT Management Team consists of:

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Speed RC Raceway closes their doors

See: Speed RC Raceway

Scott Speed and TJ Bell from Speed RC Raceway have announced that they closed the doors of their facility. Scott and TJ have been trying for three years to develop their business by offering an indoor track that has hosted many events and a shop. Unfortunately the crisis in our industry will significantly reduce their activity to the point of having to close the indoor track. They stated:

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Rc Tracks of Las Vegas close their doors

A few hours ago Rc Tracks of Las Vegas owner David Taliaferro and then Rc Tracks of Las Vegas co-owner Chris Tocco have published a sad news: the track is closed … definitely. The news is a huge surprise especially after the success of the 2016 IFMAR Worlds and events such as the Silver State and Kyosho Marters over a period of only 3 years which foreshadowed years to follow even more successful. We will not forget the time spent last year in Vegas, nor the crew who welcomed us for a World which now even more special. The closure would follow the sale of the sports center for the construction of a water park and a hotel.

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Silver Dollar R/C Raceway now has a carpet track

See: AMain Hobbies

Come on out to Chico, California and witness AMain Hobbies newest addition to the Silver Dollar R/C Raceway. AMain now have a 10th scale carpet track. This weekend over 150 drivers attended the weekend race.

“Come join us and dust off your electric 10th scale cars and have some fun.”

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Fear Farm RC is in trouble and needs your help!

We received the following statement from Phoenix AZ racing community today announcing that Fear Farm RC is in trouble and ask for your help.

“A new disgruntled racer in the Phoenix AZ racing community has turned us in to the City of Phoenix for the drivers stands, and RD timing tower structure at fear farm. The facility failed to meet a few of the updated codes (last inspection was 2013) that meet ADA standards for the handicap accessible ramp, and a few other safety codes that have been updated within the last 4 years, and the facility is shut down until everything meets code and is approved for permits.

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BarcoOff track soon on VRC Pro

See: VRC World

VRC Pro have unveiled a brand new full size off-road track that we know well at neobuggy, the BarcoOff track, home of the annual Bittydesign Euro Contest. This edition of the track features the 2014 lay-out with a length of 310m! The track is ideal for 1:8 nitro and electric buggies, as well as for the 1/10 Short Course trucks. As with most VRC tracks, the track has been optimized to be raced in both directions, so 2 tracks in one! With this latest addition the number of full-size off-road tracks has now reached 18.

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Pattaya buggy track rising from the ashes

In late 2015, the famous Pattaya buggy track in Thailand was closed down. Since then, nature has reclaimed its rights and this place that had welcomed the Worlds in 2010 was abandoned and the races of the past seemed only a distant memory. Following a hard work from the Pitstop Rc crew,  the track has been brought back to life and is under new management in 2017. The track is ready and will welcome the “Pattaya Buggy International Challenge” this summer. For more info click here.

Pattaya buggy track before