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.

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Hofer wins Swiss Nat’l title…again

Patrick Hofer Neo

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

JConcepts orders ‘Smoothies’ for all!

Smoothies

JConcepts remains committed to 1/10 off-road racing by releasing the Smoothies. In some conditions in off-road racing, there is no denying that a slick tire is the fastest way around the track. Throughout the racing calendar year, there are several tracks where slicks in gold compound are the go-to tire. In damp weather, indoor clay surfaces become so tacky that the lower the tread or to the point of zero tread is an advantage. For years drivers have sanded, ground and hand sculpted tires in search of that elusive slick carcass for racing. Now, with JConcepts, racers have the slick option straight out of the package.

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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!

Tessmann talks ‘Trifecta’ lexan wing

 

Debuting at the IFMAR 1:8 Nitro World Championships in Italy with World Championship results, Pro-Line’s 1:8 Trifecta Lexan Wing has officially been released. From the mind of World Champion and Pro-Line Team Driver Ty Tessmann, the new 1:8 Trifecta Lexan Wing brings a huge amount of weight savings to the highest part of your buggy and massively lowers your cars center of gravity. This results in faster corner speeds and reduces the chance of traction rolling when faced with high-bite track conditions.

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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

Pro-Line’s polished new pit towels

Proline Towels Neo

Pro-Line has released a ‘polished’ new pit towel from what we are accustom to seeing in the past, as this is no standard towel. Pro-Line now has Blue Micro Fiber Pit Towels. The Micro Fiber Towels feature a printed Pro-Line logo to show off you love for all things Pro-Line. The ultra-soft fabric of the pit towels is great for cleaning your hands, face and even electronics. This soft, absorbent microfiber towel is reusable, long lasting, lightweight and quick drying. With these Micro Fiber Towels you can clean, dust and polish just about anything!

Source: Pro-Line Racing

Blahovsky victorious at RC1 Cup

Serpent RC1 Cup

Last weekend hosted the RC1 Cup in the Czech Republic. The event was made up of both carpet onroad and offroad racing classes. In the 2wd Modified Buggy class it would be Serpent’s Michal Blahovsky who set the pace in qualifying, taking the overall TQ and fastest lap. He went on to win the final, one lap ahead of teammate Jan Kanina in second, proving Blahovsky was the man of hour in the 2wd Buggy class.

Source: Serpent

Robert Batlle 9x Spanish Champion!

Robert Batlle Neo

The 2014 Spanish Championship has come to a close, and one team has walked away the winners; Modelix Racing. Modelix team driver, Robert Batlle, led the team to victory by winning his 9th Spanish Offroad Championship title in a row. Teammates Bryan Baldo and Oscar Baldo followed Robert to the winner’s circle taking second and third. A brilliant performance for the Mugen / Novarossi / ProCircuit / Nitrolux / Ultimate Racing equipped Modelix Racing team.

Source: Modelix Racing