Alsop wins AWS Rd.1 at Deerdale

Deer Dale Offroad

The AstroTurf Winter Series returns for another chilly season of racing in the UK. Round 1 kicked off this past weekend at Deerdale Off Road. Our pal and race organizer, Chris Jeffery, has shared a full race recap from icy day’s worth of exciting racing below:

Race Report by Chris Jeffery (AWS Organizer):

As daylight rose over the Deerdale Off Road track and with people steadily beginning to arrive, we all knew it was going to be a busy day, with a full meeting booked at 85 drivers and 92 entries. The morning was icy cold but thankfully dry and the track was in great shape, with the team at Deerdale Off Road putting in the time and effort into preparing the track.

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Batlle, Boots, & Ongaro at Buggyland 2.0


The ‘Buggyland 2.0’ event was held in Madrid, Spain recently. The event gathered many of the world’s best including a list of champions such as Robert Batlle, Cody King, Elliott Boots, Jerome Sartel, Miguel Matias, and more! After an exciting weekend of racing, Mugen’s Robert Batlle once again made his mark on the event by taking the win ahead of Elliott Boots in second, and rising star Davide Ongaro in third.

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REDS’ FlexFit Flatbill cap

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REDS Racing has just released their new black Flexfit Flat Bill hat. The cap features white embroidered REDS Racing logos on the front and the rear. It is available in S-M and L-XL sizes. Don’t forget to leave the sticker on if you want to be cool!

RC Concept signs Lorenzo Crolla

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RC Concept is pleased to announce that french young star Lorenzo Crolla will run their electric products (ESC, Motors and batteries) for 2016.

In 2015, Lorenzo finished 5th overall at French National 1/8 nitro, 4th overall at French National 1/8 Electro, took an A-Main spot at the NeoRace in E-Buggy. In 2013, Lorenzo also did the A-Main at the European Championship in Spain.

Lorenzo is a great addition to the RC Concept Factory Team and will contribute to the development of the products as he already did with the EC 1/8 Electric Motor. For his first race with RC Concept at French Champion’s Cup, Lorenzo took TQ and Win in 4wd.

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Bloomfield wins HNMC Winter Rd 3

podium nitro HNMC Winter R3

Source: HNMC
This past weekend the Herts track had a light dusting of snow and condition on Sunday were freezing cold but dry. 65 drivers made the trip for this round and grip levels were low.

Darren Bloomfield took TQ in Nitro Buggy, Jamie Clancy in E-Buggy and Dominic Supercharged Powles in Truggy.

Nitro Buggy final:

  1. Darren Bloomfield
  2. Michael Lewis
  3. Simon reeves

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Picco heads to Spain & Portugal

Racing Experience Modelcar group Spain and Portugal

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Racing Experience and Modelcar group join forces once again with a return to Spain and Portugal. It is the first step of the two companies joining their forces for the Racing Experience program distribution in the two countries. The whole line of Picco engines will be available in the Modelcar network of shops in Portugal and in Spain through its subsidiary MDL. It includes race proven Picco 3TZ as well as World Cup TQ Picco Team Spec 5 ports.

The Modelcar race team will manage the track side and team support. Some big names will join the team as well as new young talent !

REDS speedo now ROAR Approved

reds speed controler roar approval
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REDS Racing is pleased to announce that the popular REDS TX 120 Speed Controller has officially been ROAR approved. Furthermore, REDS TX 120 Speed Controller complies with EFRA rules.

Sweep ‘unnamed’ Tyre teaser

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Our friends at Sweep Racing have sent us a little teaser of their new 1/8 buggy tyre which as yet doesn’t have a name!

What they did say was that the tyre features a new carcass design (version 5 we’re told), which has a larger outer diameter and a wider contact patch then Sweep’s previous tyres. The translation to performance is more consistency and an easier car to drive in bumpy track conditions. The ‘nameless’ tyre features square pins aligned in the center and arranged in staggered rows on the side.

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Tortorici & Zanchettin win at Italian TLR 22 Cup

podium 2wd TLR CUP Bologna Game

For the third consecutive year about fifty drivers returned to race the TLR 22 CUP at the circuit Model Game in Bologna, Italy. 2WD TQ was taken by Federico Ruggeri but he was unable to repeat such a performance in the finals. Davide Tortorici finally took the victory infront of Federico Ruggeri and Alex Zanchettin.

In 4WD Alex Zanchettin  left little chance to his opponents. Starting with a TQ in qualifying then going onto win the two first finals and thus the race. Nicolo Giuseppe and Veronesi Fermi completed the podium.

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