1/8 Offroad News

Pro-Line Shootout announcement

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The 2018 Pro-Line Shootout will be held from the 27th to 29th of July at the Thornhill Racing circuit in Hutto, Texas. The event will be held in the Nitro Buggy, E-buggy, Nitro Truggy and E-buggy classes divided into the Intermediate, Open and 40+ categories. Spec Tyre event with each paid entry you receive 1 set (4 tires and foams) of tyres. Multiple sets may be used, but it must be the spec tyre. Entries are limited to 300 plus heat fillers. Registration is already available here.

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Daniel Pariente joins Modelix Racing

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Modelix Racing and Hobbies Madrid TT have announced the signing of the young and talented driver Daniel Pariente to their team for the rest of the 2018 season. Pariente will use all Modelix products such as Ultimate engine, Ultimate electrics, Nitrolux fuel and Procircuit tyres with the Mugen MBX8 and MBX8 Eco.

Davide Ongaro signs with T-Work’s

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T-Work’s have announced the signing of Davide Ongaro to their team. The multi-time Italiann National Champion will be using T-Work’s accessories, products and option parts in all of his Team Associated vehicles.

Micha Widmaier crowned BAWÜ Cup Champion

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Last weekend was held the fourth round of the BAWÜ Cup at the ORC Fischach track in Germany. Micha Widmaier (SWORKz) took the win in both Nitro Buggy and E-Truggy classes. Thanks to this fourth consecutive win he became the Champion two rounds from the end. In Nitro Buggy Aleander Obermeier (Mugen) and Lukas Schulling (Mugen) rounded out the top 3 while in E-truggy it was the SWORKz duo of Andreas Rüpp and Patrick Grübel who completed the podium. In E-Buggy Victor Gabriel (Kyosho) grabbed the win in front of two SWORKz drivers, Morris Voldenauer and Luis Schmid in second and third respectively.

E-truggy podium here

Mark Sousa wins rainy Big Apple OS challenge

Source: Mark Sousa (Facebook)

This past weekend was held the Big Apple OS challenge at Barnstormers Raceway in Chester, New York. This event saw up to 200 entries and the track was definitely a little different then some of the other ones. The track started off being pretty dry and dusty and getting some bumps in practice so the track crew decided that they were gonna try something new to make the track great for racing. They pull a long night and got the track good for qualifying and racing was awesome all throughout. In the Nitro Buggy class it was Mark Sousa (XRAY) who took the TQ. As the drivers are preparing for the mains the rain came down the second storm and the track was hit again resulting the stop of the race. The finishing order would be based on qualifying and Sousa took the win from Cole Ogden (HB Racing) in second and Adam Johnson (Serpent) in third.

XRAY XB8 aluminium monobloc engine mount

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XRAY have introduced a new monobloc mount for the XB8 (2016 and later) and XT8’17. Machined from Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium black anodised, the ultra-strong construction provides very long life and durability in even the most extreme racing conditions. The monoblock design is stiffer than standard single engine mounts and provides solid engine mounting and easy adjustment. The keyed-mount design also allows for the easy removal and replacement of the engine without the need for gear mesh re-adjustment after every replacement. Aluminium stands for different engine brands are available separately.

Sean Guthrie wins at King of the Hill Race

Source: Scott Box (Facebook)

Last weekend was held the King of the Hill Race at the Overlook Raceway, in White Rock, New Mexico. Sean Guthrie (Kyosho) brought home the win in front of his team mate Scott Box in second and Scott Brewer (Team Associated) in third.

Collin Weatherholt sweeps MSCS Nitro X Series Rd4

Source: MSCS Nitro X Series (Facebook)

This past weekend was held the fourth round of the MSCS Nitro X Series at the Victory R/C track in LaOtto, Indiana. Collin Weatherholt (Mugen) was able to take the overall TQ and also the win in the 30 minute nitro buggy final by four laps from Gary Studt in second and Dan Cook in third. Joe Laws and Josh Luckadoo rounded out the top 5.