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May 29, 2017

Ryan Maifield sweeps JBRL Nitro Series Rd2

The second round of this year’s JBRL Nitro Series was held at Fear Farm R/C Raceway over the weekend. Mugen Seiki’s Ryan Maifield would take a double overall TQ after coming out on top of the Expert Buggy and Open Truggy qualifying. In the 20-minute Expert Buggy A-main Ryan would lay down a pretty dominating performance by winning the race one lap in front of Mugen teammate Adam Drake while Mike Truhe in 3rd made for an all-Mugen podium lock-out. In the Open Truggy main final it was again Ryan Maifield (Mugen) who brought home the silverware by taking the win from TLR’s Tanner Denney 2nd and Tekno pilot Carlos Arredondo 3rd.

View the Open Truggy podium here


May 29, 2017

Rheinard claimed sixth Reedy Race title

Marc Rheinard has claimed a sixth Reedy Race of Champions title, the race’s most celebrated champion wrapping up victory at the 20th edition of the legendary event in style with his 7th win of the weekend in the penultimate round of the heads up racing format.  First crowned Reedy Race Champion in 2006, that win also at the historic Tamiya Raceway, Rheinard’s latest victory sees him extend his record tally of wins having surpassed 4-time Champion Barry Baker as the races most successful driver with his last win in 2015. The German’s win also marked the first major international title for touring car newcomers Infinity for whom the 4-time World Champion only signed for earlier this year after his unprecedented professional stint with Tamiya came to an end at the end of 2016.

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May 29, 2017

BRCA 1/8 Circuit Nationals Rd3 – Report

Adur Model Car Club was to host the third round of the BRCA 1/8 Circuit National Championship recently. This small tight and technical circuit comes with mixed feelings, some love the challenge of hustling a high powered 1/8 circuit car around this small tight technical track, where as others simply state it is too small. One thing is for certain, a horsepower track this is not. It’s a track where beautifully accurate lines and tentative throttle control translate to lap time. With two classes running in the national series, electric and IC, the section is seeing some of the highest numbers in many years, and drivers from other disciplines are dipping their toes into the full throttle excitement of 1/8 circuit.

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May 29, 2017

David Ronnefalk TQs & wins Swedish Cup opener

The opening round of the Swedish Cup was held this past weekend. HB Racing’s David Ronnefalk made a near clean sweep in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class, taking the overall TQ after winning four of the five qualifying rounds. In his semi final he lost a shock pin on the very first lap and the following repair cost him about one and a half laps but he was able to come in fourth to start the 45-minute main final from the 7th spot on the grid. In the main final David soon started to move his way up and ultimately he would bring home the win some two laps in front of Kyosho’s Jessica Palsson despite some rain making things interesting again. HB Racing driver Niclas Brunsberg would end the day on the 3 spot some 9 seconds short of Jessica.

View the final results here


May 29, 2017

Juan Carlos Canas wins Spanish Nitro Buggy Nats Rd2

Round 2 of the Spanish Nitro Buggy National Championship was held this past weekend at the Fuencarral track near Madrid. Young Juan Carlos Canas (Mugen) would sweep the qualifiers to take the overall TQ from Ignacio Candel (HB Racing) and Oscar Navarro (Mugen). Jose T. Escurdero (Team Associated) came in 4th while record national champion, Robert Batlle (Mugen) suffered a troubled qualifying due to engine problems, meaning he would finish the qualifiers only in 5th place. The main final then was mainly an affair between the Mugen team mates Juan Carlos and Robert but the race was ultimately decided by a controversial referee call that left Robert Batlle with a penalty after what is understood to be some sort of unsafe behaviour in the pit lane. The somewhat confusing situation promoted Juan Carlos Canas into the 1st place with Robert on the runner-up spot. Bryan Baldo (TLR) secured the final podium spot in front of his brother Oscar Baldo (TLR) who had to settle for 4th.

View the final results here


May 29, 2017

Yeah Racing RS4 Sport 3 aluminium tie-rod set

Coming from Yeah Racing and made for the HPI Racing RS4 Sport 3 entry-level racing chassis is an adjustable aluminium tie-rod set. The set utilises six pre-assembled steering and camber links with suitable ball cups and ball studs to make it a drop-fit solution. The links are made of orange-anodised 7075 aluminium for a high strength and the left/right thread design ensures swift and easy suspension setting adjustments.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]


May 28, 2017

Rheinard moves closer to becoming 6-time Reedy Race champion

With just two rounds of racing to go at the Reedy Race of Champions in California, Marc Rheinard has moved closer to becoming champion of the legendary race with a victory in Round 10 of 12.  Starting from pole, the Infinity driver took an easy win ahead of Day 2 title challenger Viktor Wilck, and with 6-wins to his credit needs just one more good result to wrap up the 20th edition of the race.  While Volker would match Rheinard, also converting his TQ staring position to a win, the defending champion’s 4th victory only strengthened his quest for the runners-up spot against Wilck rather than put any pressure on Rheinard going into the closing stages of the event.  A key figure in the organisation of the Reedy Race, this the 10th running of the event at the historic Tamiya Raceway, Rick Hohwart would win the third encounter of the round to become the 12th driver of the 24 invite drivers to post a win.

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May 28, 2017

Volker opens final day of RROC with win to move ahead of Wilck

Of the key podium contenders at this year’s Reedy Race of Champions it was Ronald Volker who was the only one to register a win, the defending Champion winning Heat 3 of Round 9 ahead of Viktor Wilck to move ahead of the Serpent driver in the standings.   Third in the overnight ranking, Volker would get the jump on pole sitter Juho Levanen and despite a spin in the kink would go on to takes his 3rd win of the event.  While Volker was out front, all the attention was on the battle behind between Levanen and Wilck following their clash in yesterday’s closing round.  In the end a mistake from Levanen would let Wilck through to second although the Serpent driver would have to see off a strong challenge from Infinity’s Akio Sobue.  For overnight points leader Marc Rheinard, he would open his Day with a 3rd from 7th on the grid after an attempt to take the lead from Ralph Burch resulted in contact forcing the Infinity driver to wait.  Looking very much on target for a sixth Reedy Race title bar a complete disaster, Rheinard would recover from dropping to last to finish 3rd and maintain his Top 3 finishing record.  Up front Viljami Kutvonen backed up his first win from yesterday evening with another Awesomatix win while Nicholas Lee was another repeat winner in the round.

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