Schumacher Indoor Masters 2018/19 Rd1 report

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This past weekend was the first round of the very popular Worksop Series, there was a huge entry of 167 drivers across the 3 classes of 2wd, 4wd and a vintage buggy class. All competitors in both 2wd and 4wd buggies must now use a brand new pair of Schumacher Honeycomb rear tyres at each event, these are marked as drivers book in first thing and then it makes it a much more level playing field for all racers. Entered for this event were some World class drivers, Michal Orlowski, Neil Cragg and Lee Martin, so the racing was going to be brilliant to see. As always it was round by round qualifying as the racing format, with the best 2 results from 4 rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position.

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Klinik RC lightweight fan shroud kits

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Klinik RC have addes to their Max cool lineup lightweight fan shroud kits designed to fit virtually every car. Designed to keep the stator and rotor cool to delivering peak performance, the fan shroud allows to witnessed 20-30deg decreased temps over regular fan layouts, which allowed to run a tooth or two bigger pinion to go even faster. Three designs are available: a 90 degree for front motor buggies like the Schumacher KC, a 45 degree for most mid motor buggies and trucks like AE B6.1 (All versions), TLR 22 4.0, Yokomo YZ2, Xray XB2, Schumacher KC/KD and inline for most of 4WD shaft buggies like AE B64, Yokomo YZ4, Tekno EB410, Xray XB4 and Kyosho.

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Tamiya Comical Grasshopper XB Pro RTR

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Tamiya have introduced the Comical Grasshopper XB Pro, build in the factory. The XB version comes assembled and features a electronic speed control, a 540-type motor, a servo, 2.4 GHz radio, 7.2V battery and charger. The body as well as driver are painted and decorated already.

Muchmore Fleta M8 V2 brushless ESC

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Muchmore Racing have introduced the new Fleta M8 V2 brushless speed controller for 1/8 Buggy and Truggy. The 6S LiPo-compatible ESC is usable with up to 6-pole brushless motors and comes with a all-black aluminium case with a cooling fan and features a 6V/7.2V programable setup switchable Max 8A BEC system. The Fleta M8 V2 brushless ESC measures 50.1x47x37.2mm and weights 156g including fan and wires.

Jason Nugroho wins at Indonesian Off-road EP Series Rd4

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Racers from Jakarta and Bandung attended the the fourth round of the Indonesian Off-road EP Series that was held at the SDC track in Tangerang, West Java over the weekend. The race was held in two rounds of 5 minutes qualifications followed by three 5 minutes final. After the qualifying rounds Jason Nugroho (XRAY) took the overall TQ . After a bad start in A1 where he finished in second, J.Nugroho was able to win the last two finals to take the overall victory from his team mate Rizki Pradana while Yuri came in third.

Bakla & Stone win at NWS Pro-Line Challenge

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The NSW Pro-Line Challenge was held at the ACT track in Australia. The ACT facility is one of the best in Australia and the track layout and surface is awesome. The track was grooved within the first 2 hours and just got better and better. The Nitro Buggy was a 2 horse race, Ari Bakla (XRAY) picked up TQ after winning all 3 qualifiers, local fast guy Shane Kelly (Mugen) had some super fast lap speed and was second with Craig Laughton (HB Racing) in third. In the 45 minute A-Main, A.Bakla pulled a little gap but would be closed after the first pit stop. For the next 25 minutes A.Bakla and S.Kelly were never more than 2-3 seconds apart, switching the lead until S.Kelly had a large crash in one of the worst areas of the track for a marshal to get too. This gave A.Bakla a large lead which he would protect and cross the line with the win. S.Kelly and C.Laughton rounded out the top 3.

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Twister RC Exergen temp gun skins

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Twister RC have introduced new skins for Exergen temp gun. Available as blue, red, purple, orange, green and black, these metallochrome stickers offer protection and customization to your Exergen temp gun.

Jason Nugroho wins at C-Netic Year End Race

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The C-Netic Year End race was held last weekend at C-Netic track in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. Racers from Singapore, Jakarta, Bandung, Batam, Gresik, Banjarmasin and of course there were many local drivers attended the event. After 5 qualifying rounds, Jason Nugroho (XRAY) took the overall and started on the first position in semi final A where, after a good start he could maintain his first position during 30 minutes of the race to start on pole for the main final. In the final J.Nugroho’s XB8 flipped at the first corner. He work his way from 18th place and within 10 minutes after he could take the lead and kept it until the end. Andre Irawan (Mugen) and Kenji Liono (XRAY) rounded out the top 3.