ProTek’s new nitro engine warrior

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ProTek R/C has joined the nitro race with their all-new 321B “Samurai” Off-Road 3-Port engine! The “Samurai” is ready to lead you into battle – a samurai, by definition, is a noble, powerful warrior willing to serve his master – with a short-stroke, turbo head, rear ceramic bearing and legendary, easy-to-tune carburetor, it’s easy to see why the ProTek racing engine bears the Samurai moniker! The Samurai sips fuel without sacrificing horsepower thanks to elliptical carburetor restrictors that are included. The handcrafted powerhouse has been built meticulously by a world-renown Japanese engine manufacturer, to the specs of A Main’s top pro drivers. The Samurai delivers a versatile package like no other – excellent fuel mileage, predictable, crisp throttle-response and uber-consistent carburetor settings are all traits every racer needs to stand atop the podium – to be crowned the master of his class.

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McBride the Aussie Buggy Champ


The 2014 Australian Buggy National Titles is in the books with 179 of Australia and New Zealand’s best drivers doing battle for the title. Kyosho sensation, Kyle McBride, would cruise his way to victory with the onslaught taking place behind him. Kyosho/Max Racing driver, Aaron Stringer, struggled in qualifying but was able to bump up from the 1/8 Final, to the 1/4 Final, to the Semi Final, and eventually into the Final. A transponder change before the start of the race penalized Stringer, moving him from 2nd on the grid to 15th (a controversial move by the race director). Stringer attacked the field working his way up to third. The battle raged between Stringer and Craig Laughton for second. Stringer eventually took over the position finishing a strong second behind McBride, with Laughton finishing third.

Source: Max Racing

P-L turning heads with new ‘Trifecta’


Pro-Line Racing has officially released their Trifecta 1/8 buggy/truck wing (first seen at the ROAR Nationals). The Trifecta Wing features an aggressive, futuristic design with large center fins for maximum stability when you need it most. Included with Pro-Line’s new wing are 2 optional wickerbills (Small & Large) that allow you to tune the performance of the wing to your liking. Underneath the main plate of the Trifecta Wing there are 3 dimples that hang down on each side creating a “golf ball aerodynamic effect” which increases low speed down force and reduces high speed drag. Buggy and Truggy wings take a beating with each crash so Pro-Line designed the Trifecta Wing to be up for the challenge. Available in white, black, and yellow.

Source: Pro-Line Racing

ROAR says “NO!” to new 1/10 wheels

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ROAR has announced today that the “new style” 1/10 wheels and tires (AKA EVO Series and Pro-Line VTR Series), are in fact illegal for competition use at ROAR sanctioned events for the remainder of 2014. While the organization has not ruled them out for eternity, this ruling does rule them out for the upcoming ROAR 1/10 Offroad Nationals in Florida. The new style wheels are actually a 2.4″ design, as opposed to the traditional 2.2″ wheel, and mount up like an 1/8 scale buggy wheel and tire. Currently AKA offers a conversion to take their EVO style wheels and tires back to the old school method, however, as ROAR sees this as a modification to the wheels (which is not allowed), they have also deemed the conversions illegal for use. Read More…

Jérôme Treignier joins Schumacher

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Schumacher Racing has announced today their newest member of the offroad racing family. Accomplished privateer racer, Jérôme Treignier, has signed on board with the Schumacher offroad team, joining Carson Wernimont, Tom Cockerill, and others. Jérôme will be attending the 4th Annual Canadian International Championship at Sutton Aviation Raceway this weekend, where he will debut his Cat and Cougar.

Source: Schumacher Racing 

New gear for heads from REDS

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REDS Racing has just released their new Flexfit flatbill hat. The new hat is black to hide the dirt, and stamped with the new signature REDS embroidered logo. Available in two different sizes S-M and L-XL (for those with bigger brains).

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Source: REDS Racing

HNMC set to host Beta GP

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NEMO Racing has teamed up with HNMC (Herts Nitro Model Club) in the UK to present the 2014 Beta GP. The Beta GP will be taking place August 23-25, 2014 featuring great racing, a free BBQ dinner, and more! The Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy control tire will be the Beta Tykytaka, while any BETA tire is allowed in the Truggy class.

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Unter der Haube: Jörn Neumann


Jörn Neumann (Germany), 23 – 4WD Euros

Chassis: Team Durango DEX410 V4
Motor: Orion VST2
ESC: Orion R10.1 Pro
Battery: Thunder Power
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Radio & Servos:Futaba 4PKS-R / Futaba
Body: Team Durango
Notes: No notes, but sponsors! Team Durango, Team Orion, Pro-Line, Thunder power, Arrowmax, Futaba, Muchmore, Stickit1, special thanks to Gerd Strenge

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Tebo & Tessmann win HRH Shootout


Reigning 2WD World Champion Jared Tebo made it to the top of the 2WD podium after a couple of difficult results recently, taking the victory and TQ at the (usually) notoriously warm Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout organised by Jimmy Babcock in Saugus, California. Ty Tessmann and Ryan Cavalieri would go onto take 2nd and 3rd respectively with Ty finishing only 1.2 secs behind Tebo in A2 of 2WD. Whilst in the 4WD class, Ty Tessmann steered his HB D413 buggy to victory in 2 A mains, as well as taking TQ infront of Ryan Cavalieri in 2nd and Dustin Evans taking the final spot on the podium.

[Images: Ty Tessmann]


Video: 2014 1/10 4WD Euros Finals


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