AKA release Typo & Catapult tyres


AKA have been in touch announcing that they have two new tyre tread patterns available on ther market – first up is the ‘Typo’ – Originating in 1/10th scale, the Typo quickly became the go-to indoor tire. The Typo is a very low tread pattern that has been optimized for hard-packed indoor tracks and low dust, grooved outdoor tracks. They are available in AKA’s race proven Clay, Super Soft and Soft Compounds.

Second is the 1/8th Catapult; engineered to offer a balance of long life and traction on dusty abrasive tracks. The larger lugs keep wear at bay while the “C” shaped treads dig through the dust to find grip.


The Catapult found its way to the top of the podium on its first race out with AKA driver, David Ronnefalk, running away with the championship at the 2014 Dirt Nitro Challenge in E-Buggy. They are available in AKA’s race proven Super Soft, Soft, and Medium compounds.

Available Now
Typo – (Clay, Soft, & Super Soft)
Catapult – (Super Soft & Soft), 4/30 (Medium)

Neo14 TQ Reno Savoya’s report


As the first ever non-US Top Qualifier of The Neo Race in it’s 9-year history, Frenchman Reno Savoya made history this past Easter weekend, whilst his Championship challenge may have faltered ending with an overheating throttle servo he reports from Neo14:

“Well known as the Indoor World Championship, The Neo Race attracts every year all the best drivers on the planet.”

Fresh from winning the last race in France, I was really confident getting ready for Neo. I started with the same setup except a few details on sway bars, camber and diffs, and the car was amazing since P1!

I then changed a few details and work on the tires to get the best out of my package! It was an amazing team effort as we all worked together, Miguel Mathias, Martin Bayer and Lorenzo Crolla all securing the semi spots! I had 2 perfect rounds in Q1 and Q2 giving me the opportunity to be on a provisional TQ before Q5. I tested a harder compound on Q5 and it didn’t work but I still hang on to the TQ overall! An amazing result! First non-american driver to TQ Neo!

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In the mains, the temperature was higher, so between the semi and the main I had to rise the shocks oil to 800-600 and diffs to 7-7-3. In final, my car felt way better than in the semi and I could really feel it and fight for the top spots. I was 3rd 7 minutes before the end and my throttle servo died because of overheating. Too bad as the podium was already quite secured! Too bad but it was a really good practice for World championships in September, and I feel a little bit more ready every race I attend!!

Next stop: French Nats next week end! Reno Savoya’s XB8 Setup | Under the Hood: Reno Savoya | TQ Video interview

Under the Hood: Ty Tessmann


Ty Tessmann (21) – Neo14

Chassis: HB D812
Engine: OS
Fuel: Nitrotane
Tyres: Pro-Line Square Fuzzie
Radio & Servos: N/A, Savox SB-2274 steering
Notes: TQ’d Q4, Q5, won Dash4Ca$h, 2014 Neo Race Champion

Neo14 Under the Hoods: Reno Savoya, Mike Truhe, Lee Martin, Elliott Boots
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Euro Nitro Challenge at Furulund


The Swedish Furulund club have announced their first ‘Euro Nitro Challenge; held the last weekend of May, the prestigious Furulund track dating back to 1981 – famous for hosting the 2004 IFMAR World Championships won by France’s Guillaume Vray is one of the few ‘Worlds’ host tracks that is still open and offers a layout very similar to that of a decade ago with a mix of all weather surfaces presenting various technical challenges, very much in the ‘European’ style of track.

The event will be held over 3 days and is limited to 160 drivers offering nitro buggy and electric buggy classes with a modest entry fee of 40 euros as well as a special one off ‘Dash 4 Cash’ class which requires separate entry which will be held on Friday evening, a head-to-head type event with two racers racing each other directly on track.

Links: Entry for the event is open now | See Event Invitation (PDF)

Click for an old video from the 2004 Worlds in Furulund

Euro Champ B – Warm Up

European Champ B in Spain - Warm Up

The warm up for the European B Championships will be held at the CARTT track (Madrid) across the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of May. The two day event is open to all drivers with an entry fee of 35€ in place. The deadline for registration and payment is the 31st of April with additional details available here.

Neo14 Main Final Video


Live RC have kindly uploaded their full length video of the Main Final from Neo14, the final is split into two videos, with a short one showing the start and a second longer clip with the rest of the final. Enjoy!


New Dirt-Tech Inserts from JConcepts

New Dirt-Tech Inserts from JConcepts

JConcepts has upped the ante with the release of the new Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts. Gray in color, the new inserts are designed in conjunction with tyre insert guru, Brian “Dirt” Kinwald to bring the ultimate touch and feel while providing utmost durability. The 2wd | 4wd rear and 4wd front insert has alternating shallow and deep cuts on the outside which touch off against the tyre inner carcass providing a cushy response and feel.

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Athens ElectroChamps 2014 – Details

Athens ElectroChamps 2014 - Details

For the 4th consecutive year the two day 1/10 electric off road event will take place at the Fanatix Racing Track facilities on the specially built dirt track which now features an additional 30% of astroturf added. Taking place across the 21st-22nd of June 2014 this large event will again host all three classes (2wd, 4wd and SC) with some of the best racers in Greece competing.

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Neo14 – Monday Photos


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Barry Abbott wins HNMC Summer Rd1

Barry Abbott wins HNMC Summer Rd1

This past weekend saw HNMC kick off their summer series with 65 drivers in attendance. Nitro buggy qualifying went to Tommy Chung with Bart Banach taking the E-buggy and Mark Gregory the truggy. That being said it was Barry Abbott who claimed the overall nitro buggy victory finishing ahead of Steve Johnson and Darren Warburton who finished second and third respectively. 

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Xray Buggy GP Italy Invitation

XRAY Challenge Adriatic 2014

All Xray drivers are invited to attend the Xray Buggy GP Italy which is due to take place at the Fermo Cross Village track across the 14th & 15th of June. The event see’s three classes being run which includes 1/8th pro, open and electric with such drivers as Miguel Matias and Martin Bayer in attendance amongst others. Find out more here.