Schumacher unveils new Cougar KF2 Mid Motor Conversion

Cougar Mid Motor Conversion

The world of 2wd 1/10 offroad is constantly on the move. With differing track surfaces, high, medium and low grip, the nature of a 2wd off-roader can’t stand still for long. Schumacher Engineers have once again been working hard to provide the best package, and are pleased to bring a Mid Motor Conversion for the popular Cougar KF2. The Mid Motor Conversion means that racing on low and medium traction conditions such as dirt and sandy/dusty astro just got easier.


The conversion moves the motor cluster back by 19mm and puts the battery in front of the motor. The included carbon fibre chassis accepts all motor positions, Standard, Low grip and Mid as well as all lipo layouts. The shift gives the KF2 more rear traction and allows the power to be transmitted easier into forward bite and acceleration. The chassis accepts normal height shorty lipos, to maximise traction on very low grip conditions a low profile LiPo could be used such as the Intellect IPCC2S3500V9 or the LCG NOSRAM NR999523.

Please note that the body requires a small modification to clear the spur and side gear cover or a modified body is available, part U5133.

Jeremy Pittet wins Rd.4 of Swiss 1/8 Buggy Championships

Jeremy Petit

Round 4 of the Swiss 1/8 Buggy Championship took place just over the border in Italy at the Valceresio Racing Team track. The challenging track includes a plethora of elevation changes, jumps, and surfaces. Hot Bodies driver Jeremy Pittet would start out front, but after a mistake would drop back to fourth. Despite the strong fights from XRAY’s Robin Frischkopf, AE’s Patrick Hofer, and Kyosho’s Joachim Kallen, Pittet would fight his way back to the front for the overall win. Frischkopf would secure second over Patrick Hofer in third.

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Ari Heinonen wins at Finnish Nationals


See: NEMO Racing
Ari Heinonen has continued his great form since switching to Agama for 2015 by taking the TQ and victory in the latest round of the National Championships in his native Finland. Ari was in great form throughout the event and was able to place his BETA shod A215 at the top of the pile. Next up for these guys is the prestigious Nordic Championships where the top guys from across Scandinavia come together for their annual race to be top dog in Northern Europe. This year the event is being held in Helsinki, Finland on track Ari knows well so he is going in to the event full of confidence.


Milan Mudra wins at Rd.2 of Czech 1/8 Championships

FX Win

See: FX
Round 2 of the Czech Republic 1/8 Championship Series took place in Great Opatovice. SWorkz and FX Engines driver Milan Mudra made his way to victory over Petr Katovsky and Kaja Novotny in the Junior Category.

Werner Spannbruckner takes Radiosistemi to victory at Hobby Cup Rd.3

Hobby Cup

Round 3 of the Hobby Cup Austria took place in St. Aegyd. The track was very bumpy and quite difficult to drive for most racers. Qualifying would see XRAY’s Jan Kruisz set the fastest time, earning him the TQ position. Kruisz would finish 3rd in A1 and A2, leaving him to settle for second overall behind Radiosistemi’s Werner Spannbruckner. Bernhard Poinstingl would finish out the podium in third.

Riccardo Berton clinches 2015 Italian National Title


Riccardo Berton (Kyosho,Team Orion,Aka) wins the 3rd round of the Italian AMSCI National Championship held at Fermo this weekend, and takes home the Italian national title for 2015! Davide Ongaro (Mugen, LRP, ProCircuit) crosses the line in second, with Marco Baruffolo (TLR, Picco, AKA) taking 3rd on the podium.

Kyle McBride takes home 2015 Queensland State Championship win


See: Team Associated
Pine Hills Dirt Racing hosted the 2015 Queensland State Championships this past weekend in Australia. The track provided a very large, very fast, and very grippy race track. Team Associated’s Kyle McBride set the pace in qualifying, taking the overall TQ. He went on to win the final by 2-laps over second place, clinching the Queensland State Championship.


David Ronnefalk joins HIRO SEIKO

Ronnefalk HIRO SEIKO

HIRO SEIKO is excited to announce their latest addition to the team; David Ronnefalk! David will be using the HIRO SEIKO lineup of screws, nuts, options and accessories among his rides for the remainder of 2015.

David says, “I am now officially using HIRO SEIKO products and accessories for my car. Screws, nuts, some option parts for the transmitter and other accessories to name a few. The quality have so far been very good and I’m really greatful to be representing HIRO SEIKO from now on!”

Wheeler wheels his way to ‘Road to the Nationals’ series win

Chris Wheeler

See: Tekin
This past weekend was the final race in the “Road to the Nationals” points series at Hobbytown SRS in Phoenix, Arizona (which will host the ROAR 1/10 Electric Nationals). Tekin factory driver Chris “18” Wheeler captured TQ in the highly competitive 17.5 2wd buggy class. Due to a slight bobble, he would drop back to second in the final. He settled for a second place finish, knowing that this would earn him the points needed to win the series!


Daniel Reckward wins ‘Mugen Days Eisenach’


The Mugen Days Eisenach 2015 were held at the RC Racing Club Eisenach track in central Germany over the weekend. In the 1/8 Nitro Buggy class Daniel Reckward took the win in the 30 minute final over Sebastian Winterstein in 2nd and Nicolai Oswald in 3rd.