Bayer takes 2014 German Nats win

Martin Bayer

This past weekend hosted Round 2 of the German 1/8 Offroad National Championship. Round 1 winner, XRAY’s Martin Bayer, decided to stay in Germany and try his luck at another race win. His decision would prove to be quite successful as he was able to capture the win and the German Championship. Team Durango’s Jörn Neumann would finish up second, followed by Kyosho’s Carsten Keller.

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Source: XRAY

Promising win for new Agama buggy


NEMO Racing and HNMC presented the BETA GP this past weekend. The tyre of choice for this event would be BETA Tykytaka soft or super soft for Buggy, E buggy and any BETA tyre for Truggy class. 112 racers from Great Britain, Ireland, and Europe entered the meeting. Driving the all-new Agama 1/8 buggy, Darren Bloomfield managed to take the overall win in the Buggy class by taking TQ in qualifying before the rainy weather cancelled the main events. The Truggy class belonged to Tony Truman, while Callum Niblett would win the E-Buggy and Junior Class.

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Vampire delivers 2014 LiFe packs

LiPo packs

Vampire Racing’s popular and long lasting Lithium-Ferrite receiver battery packs are now available in a new 2014 edition. Coming in industry standard “straight” or “hump” pack dimensions, the 2S packs with a voltage of 6.6V allow the direct use with standard voltage receivers and servos without the need for a voltage regulator as 7.4V LiPo packs do. The straight pack makes use of 1600mAh cells while the hump pack comes built from high capacity 1900mAh cells. Both packs are pre-wired with XH balancer connectors and a JR/Futaba compatible universal plug.

Source: Vampire Racing

Orion’s Nitrostar at Italian Job Race


As a fair few of our readers will distinctly recall, the team behind created a new concept challenge called, ”Team Orion Nitrostar“.

The aim? Discover the next David Ronnefalk! You always dreamed about racing with the fastest guys in the world like David, Reno Savoya or Jared Tebo? You want Adrian Bertin to break in and tune your engines in the best professional way? Don’t miss this opportunity and register for the Italian Job race hosted in Padova on September 12-14th 2014!

Actually for this World Championships year, the Sport class winner will sign a contract with Team Orion and Sweep to be part of the factory team and get a full sponsorship and support! Already 90 drivers registered, it’s time to hurry up! Be the first to connect and register for one of the most fun and important race of your career! Good luck everyone!

Kyosho’s shorter MP9 wing mount


Kyosho are ready with their new shorter wing mount for the Inferno MP9 Buggy, which according to lead designer Yuichi Kanai increases rear end traction.

“It can meet a several surface condition as well as selecting your favorite wing position depending on track and your driving style. It can keep a stable driving on bumpy surface because of better traction, and also making a long distance jump than standard.”

The shorter wing stay is compatible with existing parts enabling you to move the wing 9mm forwards compared with the stock mount as well as 5mm lower if you so wish. ”But in case of high grip track, it might be a little too much traction. So I recommend you to use the position on low grip track.”

The wing mount is another new part which the Japanese company will be bringing out in time for the Worlds in Italy in three weeks.

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New Associated prototype spotted


Team Associated has endured a rough ‘ol ride this year in 1/8 arena, an aborted 1/8 buggy platform and designer Josh Alton departing, not to mention the headline-grabbing departure of Ryan Maifield to arch-rivals TLR. Finally a chance for some good PR ahead of the World Championships which kicks off in less than a month when all eyes will be on Ryan Cavalieri, Yannick Aigoin & Neil Cragg.

Over the weekend at Chula Vista raceway near the Mexican border the Associated team made up of Kody Numedahl (now in charge of the project), Richard Saxton, Brent Thielke and Ryan Cavalieri conducted a public test and low key race appearance. Cavalieri would end up finishing 2nd to Drew Moller (the kid continues to impress…), after a very late engine problem with only 40secs to go on the clock.

The biggest change from the previous RC8 prototype we’ve seen is the choice to go down the pivot ball front end route made famous by Mugen Seiki, with only 1 car present, and no chance to go ‘under the hood’ we could only shoot from afar. The chassis looks wider than the previous prototype but narrower than the previous RC8 platform, with a ‘Mugen style’ rear end in our opinion.

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2015 Reedy Offroad Race announced


The Reedy Race is pleased to announce that the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions will return to OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA from January 22-25, 2015.

2014 was the first year that the Reedy Race was held at OCRC Raceway and the response was extremely positive, not only from the racers, but from spectators, event sponsors, industry representatives, and the media.  With support from Team Associated, UpGrade, Pro-Line, JConcepts, LiveRC and the addition of Monster Energy, the 2014 event was taken to a whole new level.

The results saw Ryan Cavalieri crowned Invitational champion for the third time and for the second consecutive year.  In the 2WD Open class, J.P. Richards claimed the title while Spencer Rivkin took the 4WD Open class.  Both of these racers will join Cavalieri and the World’s best to compete for the 2015 Invitational title.

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THE eCar ‘steels’ new drivetrain

eCar Drivetrain

Let’s face it…we have all been overeager at times to do that huge triple at full speed during a race. Sometimes things go well and nothing happens, but some other times things don’t go as planned, resulting in a spectacular lawn dart which causes extreme stress on the drivetrain. In cases like this aluminum dogbones can bend. JQRacing has got you covered even in this case! New, steel counterparts of the stock aluminum dogbones are now available for THE eCar!

Source: JQRacing

Poulter back to Schumacher

Schumacher Driver

Schumacher would like to announce that UK offroad front runner, David Poulter, has re-joined the team Schumacher team after a short time with TLR.

David says, “I’d like say thank you to TLR & Horizon Hobby UK for their support this year. I am very happy to be returning to Schumacher Racing and am excited about running both the Cougar KF and Cat K1 Aero for the coming season. I am hoping to compete at all rounds of the EOS Series and the Silverstone Winter Series where I will be able to adjust to the cars ready for the UK Nationals in 2015.”

Source: Schumacher