Nitro X Cross Series Rd 13 & 14

Rd 13 Nitro Podium

The August bank holiday saw rounds 13 and 14 of the popular Nemo Nitro X Cross series, this time hosted by ESBRC at the their track near Shrewsbury. The track now all dirt with its re-profiled features held up pretty well after some bad weather in the week leading up to the event. With 70 Plus drivers the event would once again be very competitive.

On Sunday and Round 13 in the nitro class it was Craig Drescher, Graham Alsop and Milan Dragojlovic who split the round wins between them, Graham took the overall TQ and Pole in the A with his Maxima MX B2R Powered Hot Bodies buggy, but hot on his heels and with the fastest time of the day was Milan and his MX B2R powered Kyosho in 2nd, and 3rd on the grid was Craig and his stunning looking Rex Legend Powered AE car. 4th on the grid would be Jon Howells with his AE and 5thTLR Driver Mike Lewis.

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Haasbroek South African Champs trifecta


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Last weekend JQ’s Miguel Haasbroek has won the South African 1/8th Nitro Buggy National Championship series for a 3rd time in a row. Migz won the final race ahead of TLR driver Deen Steenmans and the Agama of Justin van Biljon.The top three in the series was Haasbroek, from Steenmans, followed by van Biljon tied with Warren Vd Merwe, with Schmuck in 5th place.

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Greg Degani wins at JBRL Nitro Series Rd5

Greg Degani wins at JBRL Nitro Series Rd5

The JBRL at the R/c Tracks of Las Vegas Facility was the stage for the final race before the Facility Closes for the Month of September and Roughly 150 drivers were in Vegas to get their cars fine tuned for the Upcoming worlds. The old man class saw a classic battle between two World Champs and the King Richard Saxton who started on pole…But in the end, it was Greg Degani taking top spot by 17 seconds over Yuichi Kanai, with his Prototype JQ Racing 2017 “The Car” powered by SH engines and Sidewinder “Vegas Blend” fuel..

Thanks to Greg Degani for the report.

DKT 1/8 aluminium wing washers

DKT 1-8 aluminium wing washer

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DKT have introduced aluminium wing washers for 1/8 buggies. They are CNC machined from 7075 aeronautical aluminum and treated with 3 layers. The first 2 layers are used to harden and protect from scratches and wear, while the last layer gives the color and gloss for a racing look. The DKT washers are available in two colors, classic black and gold DKT.

MIP 5/6 series Pucks gear diff outdrives

MIP 5-6 series gear diff outdrives

MIP have introduced the Pucks gear diff outdrives for the Team Associated B5 and B6 series of vehicles. These outdrives are compatible with the current Team Associated 2wd gear differentials part (AE#91703 & AE#91461), and make it possible to use your current MIP AE Puck or Roller Puck system. Now you can enjoy all the benefits that a Puck or Roller Puck system offers. If you’re running the B6 make sure to get the MIP spacer conversion kit, to prevent bone failure.

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Patrick Hofer wins his second Swiss National title

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The sixth and final round of the Swiss National Championship took place in Morges on a high speed track. In the qualifying rounds HB Racing’s Jeremy Pittet took the TQ. In the finale, after great fight with Pittet Team Associated driver Patrick Hofer managed to win thanks to an ultra-fast refuelling during his first pitstop allowing him to take the lead of the race. Jeremy will fail to catch up and finished in 2nd position in front of XRAY ‘s Joachim Kellen. With this win Patrick Hofer took a second Swiss National title in 1/8 Nitro Buggy.

Easton’s Wicked Weekend report

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Race report by Billy Easton:

This years Wicked Weekend was held in Gainesville Georgia at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. The race itself is put on by RaceTime Entertainment which is the same group of guys that bring you the Psycho Nitro Blast. Their track layouts are generally a mix between wood and dirt jumps and typical a variety of obstacles. This would be the first time I have ever attended this event at this facility. There was a lot to be learned and very little time to do it in. There was 640 entires and the race program had to be condensed in order to fit the curfew of the venue. We had 2, 7 minute qualifiers in all classes, triple a mains for e buggy and a 30 minute final in pro nitro buggy.

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MIP B6 series 17.5 Race topshaft

MIP B6 series 17.5 Race topshaft

MIP have introduced the 17.5 Race topshaft for the Team Associated B6 and B6D. This new B6 Series topshaft bolsters the great advantages of 30% decrease in tooth width and an 18% weight reduction equating to less drag and less overall rotating mass when compared to its OEM counterpart. This ultra-light topshaft is of course made out of 7075-T6 aluminum and finished off with a premium strength high grade hard anodized coating.

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Flying Cars – Feature Film Teaser

Writer/director Dave Hill and producer Trenton Waterson have wrapped their shoot of “Flying Cars”, the first feature film highlighting RC car racing and jumping, including Team Associated vehicles.

“Flying Cars” is a story about Drew, a frustrated filmmaker stuck at an office job who becomes obsessed with radio-controlled (RC) cars behind his fiancé, Sadie’s, back. Drew discovers a cult RC car racing community in the San Fernando Valley and meets a cute racing prodigy on the track, Rachel, who agrees to help him win a jump contest. As Drew sneaks out from work and home to meet up with Rachel, they discover that their matched passions aren’t just for their RC cars but for each other. With his wedding fast approaching, Drew’s life unravels as his lies — and jumps — get bigger and bigger.

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2016 Québec Classic Race report

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The 2016 Québec Classic was held at the Bego Racing RC Raceway near Montréal Canada this week-end. It was a large success with more than 250 entries for 4 days of racing. The track design by Jérôme Treignier, Pat Malo and David Lecuyer was super fun and technical. Moreover the dirt offers an insane traction to make racing perfect !! In the Nitro Buggy Class presented by Team Associated, Derek Sousa took the TQ in rd 1 while Mark Sousa took the TQ in rd 2 and 3 to take the overall TQ.

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