July 14, 2024

Noble sweeps Asian Buggy Championships Rd 3

Tekno driver Caleb Noble has dominated finals day at the third round of the Asian Buggy Championships, winning Nitro Truggy, EP Buggy and the premier Nitro Buggy class at Pine Hills Dirt Racing in Brisbane, Australia.  In Nitro Buggy the talented Australian overcame Top Qualifier Alex Bernadzik, hitting the front early with his NB48 2.2, a lead he would hold almost throughout in a powerhouse display. Bernadzik’s Team Associated RC8B 4.1 challenged mid-race, leading briefly before dropping back over the last ten minutes, almost caught by Christian Wolhuter in the SWorkz – the podium dominated by Australian drivers.  Having missed two rounds of qualifying due to food poisoning, Ryan Pavidis drove through the field from his 12th place starting spot, having earlier transferred through the B final, to an excellent fourth from Team Associated’s Jayden Edmunds.  Noble had early completed the win in the triple-leg EP Buggy finals, second in A1 to fellow Tekno driver Walker Spinrad before winning A2 in a thrilling battle with Bernadzik.  A3 went down to the wire, Kyle McBride (Kyosho) getting to the lead late when Noble and Bernadzik clashed, Caleb’s second place enough to ensure he would take the overall win from McBride and Bernadzik.  Completing the swept, Noble completely dominated the Nitro Truggy class, leading throughout ahead of local Jackson Beale (also Tekno) and New Zealand’s Shane O’Connor (HB).  The championship now heads to West Side Raceway in Jakarta, Indonesia in late September where the 2024 season concludes.

Source: Scott Guyatt/Asian Buggy Championships [Facebook]

July 14, 2024

Hoppe wins ENS Round 2 in Austria

Shepherd Micro Racing’s Lars Hoppe took the win at the second round of the Euro Nitro Series, the German winning the final in Aigen, Austria, ahead of reigning Champion Toni Gruber.  In qualifying it was the Mugen Seiki of 2024 Championship leader Simon Kurzbuck who took the TQ.  Winner of the season opener in Ettlingen, Germany, the former World Champion topped 3 of the 4 qualifiers with Hoppe the only other driver to top a round with the fastest time in Q2 to secure P2 on the grid.  In the 45-minute final, Kurzbuch looked to have the race under control leading from Hoppe and the Capricorn of third place qualifier Gruber however the Swiss driver’s engine would stop approaching the 20-minute mark.   Taking over the lead, Kurzbuch losing over 4-minutes in the pits, Hoppe would see off the challenge of Gruber eventually winning by 3/4 of a lap from the Gruber with the Infinity of Teemu Leino completing the podium a further 8-seconds back.  Kurzbuch would finish P8.  In 1:10 it was the Infinity of Jilles Groskamp who took the win from the TQ spot ahead of the Capricorn of reigning Champion & Round 1 winner Melvin Diekmann.  Infinity’s Milan Holthuis completed the podium.

Image: Lars Hoppe [Facebook]

July 14, 2024

Huge RC in Thailand new hosts of Nitro Touring Worlds

Following the cancellation of the 1:10 Nitro Touring Worlds in Costa Rica due to noise issues earlier this week, IFMAR has announced that event will now take place in Thailand at the Huge RC Circuit in Bangkok.  With the FAMAR Blok informing the World Governing Body that it was unable to host the 10th running of the Worlds for the category, previous hosts FEMCA, as per IFMAR’s own General rules, was contacted about staging it.  As a previous host of the championship, former Electric Touring Car World Champion and Huge RC track owner Surikarn Chaidajsuriya quick off the mark in offering to take on the event which is less than 5-months out, the original dates remaining unchanged.   The decision to award the championship to Huge RC is a safe option for IFMAR who have had a challenging 2024 season in terms of World Championship events.  Earlier in the year Brazil failed to get permits to run the 1:8 Offroad Worlds resulting in its cancellation before the Redovan track in Spain, hosts of the previous Worlds, was awarded the race – a first in the history of the sport of a track hosting back to back Worlds for the same category.  Last week IFMAR also had to deal with the complete cancellation of the Large Scale Worlds.  This will be the fourth time Thailand and the city of Bangkok has hosted the 1:10 Nitro Touring Worlds.  RC Addict hosted the 2012 & 2022 editions and now Huge RC, where in 2014 Alexander Hagberg took the title , will run the race for the sport’s greatest prize for a second time.

View IFMAR announcement here

July 13, 2024

Bernadzik TQs at Asian Buggy Championship Rd 3

Alex Bernadzik has dominated qualifying at the Australian round of the Asian Buggy Championships, driving his Team Associated RC8B 4.1 buggy to the top qualifying spot for the third hosted at the Pine Hills Dirt Racing track in Brisbane.  Bernadzik, a two-time Australian Champion and breakout star at the 2024 Philippine Masters will lead away from fellow Australia’s Caleb Noble (Tekno) and Jayden Edmunds (Team Associated).  Kyle McBride overcome a difficult Friday to ensure he’ll start the 14-car final from fifth, while US driver Ryan Pavidis suffered illness to miss two rounds of qualifying, meaning a B final start to battle for one of the three bump-up spots that will complete the field for the 45-minute Championship final. Compatriot Walker Spinrad (Tekno) and New Zealand’s Jayden Jamieson (Xray) also qualified directly to Sunday’s A final.  In EP Buggy, Bernadzik took three from four to make it a sweep of both buggy classes, qualifying #1 in front of Kyosho’s Kyle McBride. McBride took a win from Bernadzik in Q4 – the only driver so far this week to do so, with Caleb Noble third. Impressive performances from young Australian drivers Tejay Craperi (TLR) and 10-year old Phoenix Eggleton (Sworkz) to make the 14-car field along with Ryan Pavidis and Walker Spinrad. New Zealand’s Logan Toia and Jayden Jamieson emerged late in qualifying to also be a threat once the triple A finals get started.

Source: Scott Guyatt/Asian Buggy Championships [Facebook]

July 12, 2024

MonTech SBS (Silent Body Spacers)

Italian bodyshell producer Mon-tech Racing has introduced SBS (Silent Body Spacers) for racers tired of annoying rattles and vibrations in their bodyshell.  This new accessory eliminates unwanted noise and vibrations for a smoother, more enjoyable ride.  Made from soft neoprene, SBS spacers simply insert into the body posts of your RC car, effectively cushioning your bodyshell and preventing those irritating rattles.  They are available in convenient blister packs of 8 pieces.

View mounted here

July 12, 2024

SRT DH85W 85KG All-metal High-torque Servo

SRT has launched a new 85Kg All-metal High-torque Servo to it waterproof series that is suited for 1:5 and 1:6 use.  The new DH85W is an all-metal servo with double bearings, torque up to 85KG at 8.4V, and stainless steel gears to ensure better gear strength during the driving process of large scale model cars.  It is ideal for most of the 1:5, 1:6 scale crawlers, monster truck, short course truck and other models, such as Axial SCX6 , Losi’s Super Baja Rey and Super Rock Rey, Arrma’s Kraton RTR, Kraton EXB, Outcast RTR and Outcast EXB.  The 15T output gear is a perfect upgrade servo option.


July 12, 2024

Revolution Design Race Team Hat

After its recent run of upgrade parts releases for the Team Associated RC10B7 1:10 2WD Buggy, Germany’s Revolution Design is now offering a driver accessory with the release if its new Race Team Hat.  This stylish cap features an elegant black design with the RDRP logo in 3D embroidery on the front.  Additionally, the side of the cap is adorned with the RDRP logo, providing a high-quality and professional look. Whether at the racetrack or in everyday life, this cap shows your support for the Revolution Design Race Team while keeping you looking sharp.

Source: RDRP [revolution-rc.com]

July 12, 2024

T-Works RC8B4.1e Aluminium Motor Mount

New from T-Works is this Aluminium Motor Mount for the Team Associated RC8B4.1e 1:8 Electric Buggy.  Machined from 7075-T6 aluminium, it is an upgrade replacement for the original kit 4.1e motor mount ensuring greater stability and precise position of the motor while the model car is running.  Using an additional motor mount can also more effectively distribute the weight of the motor and the vibrations generated during operation, thus reducing the pressure and potential wear.
View assembled motor mount here