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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.

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Ryan Maifield appointed Hobby Action RC Raceway’s track consultant

Hobby Action RC Raceway have announced on Facebook that Mugen Seiki driver Ryan Maifield is been appointed as official track consultant. Ryan will oversee track designs, maintenance and help the club to keep the track layout at the level of other popular tracks. Hobby Action RC Raceway posted this message on Facebook:

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RBR36 Arena to close

RBR36 Arena have announced on Facebook that the iconic Spanish indoor RC Racing facility will unfortunately close down and is unlikely ever to open again. RBR36 Arena have been launched more than 2 years ago by the world champion Robert Batlle and consisted of two tracks, onroad and offroad and a shop in the heart of Barcelona.

Sadly it seems the business is not working fine since some time ago and despite calls for help from Robert to save the situation he did not receive the support needed to hope to continue in good conditions. This sad news confirms the questionable health of the RC business which even offering a promising indoor track facility has not managed to survive 🙁

The off-road Track, the first indoor dirt track in Switzerland

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See: Indoor Bike Park Pfäffikon

Good new for our friends from Switzerland: The Indoor Bike Park Pfäffikon hosts now  a new RC permanent track, the off-road Track! Since his opening, over 50 drivers from all over Switzerland have made their first laps on the new track. This clay track built by Pascal Jutz, Michel Guggisberg, Roman Fitzi, Simon Moratz and Romeo Grass and Daniel Iff has a technical layout and can be used by both 1/10 and 1/8 E-Buggy. On 12.11.2016 and 13.11.2016 the Swiss Championship will be held on the track.

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Indy RC World mobile debut at 2016 Southern Nats

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Indy RC World out of Garland, TX. is alive and well under new management. Transitioning from a race track with a speed shop to a full support hobby shop, they took to the road to show just how serious they are about supporting and growing the hobby. The new addition of the Indy RC World mobile support trailer played a huge roll in this years Southern Nationals held at the Ike Hamilton Expo center in West Monroe, LA.

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Astro Wars Off Road Winter Champs Series announcement

Maritime Raceway

Maritime Raceway have announced details of their 2016/17 Astro Wars Off Road Winter Championship Series. 5 rounds of the AW championship will be held at the Maritime Racing permanent astro off road track from October, 2016. TLR / Horizon Hobby UK / Kyosho / Serpent and RudeBits will be sponsoring this event. For rules and further information please visit www.maritimeracing.co.uk or Maritime Raceway’s Facebook page.

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