East of England Rd4 report

The BRCA East of England regional series headed to Kings Lynn and the Bowyer-Lowe raceway for round 4. With the championship heading into the second half of the season drop scores would take effect after this round and we would start to see who were the contenders for this years crown. Upon arriving we were greeted with an overcast but currently dry and warm day. The drivers got themselves booked in and set up their pitting area and the track was looking in tip top condition especially considering the lack of rain over the last few weeks, well done to the BLR crew. Once all the drivers were booked in and the mandatory drivers briefing complete practice started a little after 9am in heat order, with the eight full heats completed around 40 minutes later there was a decision to install a new loop as there was a few “weak signals” coming through. With the new loop laid and a couple of pt changes we were ready to go with heat 1 just after 10.15.

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New REDS Racing snapback hat

REDS Racing have introduced their 3rd collection black-red Flexfit Snapback hat. The new cap features red embroidered REDS Racing logos on the front and the rear.

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Ronnefalk & Anger win Bubo Race

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This past weekend was held the first Bubo Race at the ARCF 42 track in Boisset-Saint-Priest, France. HB Racing’s David Ronnefalk made the trip to find his friend and mentor Adrien Bertin for a last training before the Euro in Sweden. In nitro buggy David was able to TQ all five qualifying rounds while in E-buggy it was his teammate, Thomas Anger who took the TQ by winning four of five rounds. In the 45-minute final, despite one flame out, the World champion took the win two laps in front of Adrien Bertin which has managed to overtake another HB driver, Célian Rousset in the penultimate lap! In E-buggy Thomas will continue his momentum and win all the finals. Vincent Guigli in second and Rémi Pernollet rounded out the top 3.

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Maifield, Tessmann & Phend win at ROAR 1/8 Electric & 4×4 SCT Nats

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The 2017 ROAR 1/8 Off-road and 4WD SCT Nationals were held at Silver Dollar RC Raceway in Chico, California over the weekend. In E-Buggy Mugen’s Ryan Maifield TQ’ed all 4 rounds of qualifying and won the first two A-Mains. With this win, Maifield takes an impressive 3rd consecutive ROAR 1/8 Electric Buggy National Championship. XRAY’s Ty Tessmann finished in second and Team Associated’s Dreighton Stoub in third. In E-Truggy it was Team Orion’s Ty Tessmann who took the win in front of Ryan Maifield in second after a close battle with the Canadian driver. Team Associated’s Ryan cavalieri rounded out the top 3. TLR’s Dakotah Phend grabbed the win in 4×4 Modified Short Course from his Team Orion’s teammates Tanner Denney aand Ryan Maifield in second and third respectively.

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VP-PRO MP9E body shell

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VP-PRO have introduced a new body shell for the Kyosho Inferno MP9E. Made from 1.0mm thick Lexan, it is more durable than the stock body. Body is clear and untrimmed and the package includes a clear high downforce hard body and window masks.

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VS Racing B01-DLC Limited Edition .21 engine

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Rody Roem’s World Champion Products have introduced the new VS Racing B01-DLC Limited Edition .21 engine. The power plant is limited to 50Pcs world wide and based on the very powerful VSB01. DLC technology is applied on the crankshaft to lower internal friction and increase life of the crankshaft pin, together with some addional ‘Rody’ touch and development, equipped with a VS Spec combustion chamber. The VS Racing B01-DLC Limited Edition is also available in combo including VS EFRA 2135 pipe.

“This engine is developed to find the best balance between performances, relaiability and costs.” – Rody Roem

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Bruno Coelho take 4WD Buggy European title

After several unpredictable qualifying sessions which saw many of the top drivers make mistakes and fall into difficulty; Portugal’s Bruno Coehlo secured pole position in 4WD with three TQ runs The other rounds being topped by the UK’s Neil Cragg and Italy’s Davide Ongaro. In Leg 1 Davide Ongaro made a lightening start off the line to run in to the first corner just ahead of Bruno Coehlo. Unfortunately, whilst still on the outside of Coehlo, Ongara tried to close the door prematurely, leading to contact which caused the young Italian to barrel roll off the circuit.

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Come Drive With Us – The Psycho Nitro Blast

Pro-Line and 5150 Media Productions present to you the story of the 2017 Psycho Nitro Blast. This season started out with so many changes; Maifield switching to Mugen; Tessmann to XRAY; so we decided to theme this season accordingly. Change is everywhere in this industry; even at the event level. In years past, DNC has been considered the largest nitro race in the world. That just might not be the case any longer.

This is the story of what could very well be considered the largest R/C race in the world, and unlike other large events…it is run in 3 days!

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