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Exotek introduce new 6.1 series optionals

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Exotek have introduced three new option parts for the 6.1 series of Team Associated vehicles such as the B6.1, T6.1 and SC6.1. First up is an aluminium motor heatsink. Machined from 7075 aluminium, it comes polished in black with blue chamfered accents goes great with the stock plastic parts or after market blue parts. The alloy material is kept in place around the motor and bolt screws to resist excess motor plate flex or bending but machined out elsewhere to reduce its weight to 12gr each. The backside spacers are machined into the plate to provide more secure mounting to the gearbox. The black motor plate helps reduce your motor temps while the built in gear cover is stronger than the stock plastic cover to insure that the body does not press the cover onto the spur gear in hard tumbles.

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2018 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals report

Source: Muchmore Racing USA (Facebook)

Last weekend Hobby Action RC Raceway hosted the 2018 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals in Chandler, Arizona. In the 4wd Modified Buggy class it was Ryan Cavalieri (Team Associated) who took the win whilst top qualifier Dustin Evans (Team Associated) came in second and Ryan Maifield (Yokomo) in third.

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Racing Experience EFRA 2135 ‘Hard Black’ pipe sets

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Racing Experience have introduced the new EFRA 2135 ‘Hard Black’ pipe sets. Manufactured by Hipex, the super-strong pipe comes with a hard-anodised surface treatment easy to clean and offering great performance with both O.S and also Picco based engines. The exhaust is available in two complete setw including silicone gaskets and mounting springs with O.S. or Picco manifold.

Kaja Novotný takes 3 titles at Czech Nats


The fourth round of Czech Nationals was held last weekend at the huge and bumpy astro track in Usti nad Labem. In 2wd buggy, after a wet Q1 the traction was slowly coming back and despite these changing conditions Kaja Novotný (XRAY) was able to TQ all three rounds. In finals, K. Novotný lead tone-to-tone in A1 and A2 and secured the overall win from Marek Schiller in second and Ales Bidovsky in third.

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Jessica Pålsson takes Middle Swedish Cup title

Source: Jessica Pålsson (Facebook)

Last weekend was held the fifth and finale round of the Middle Swedish Cup at the huge Eskilstuna track. Jessica Pålsson (Kyosho) would sweep the nitro buggy class. J. Pålsson took the overall TQ and also the victory in the 30 minutes final in front of Pontus Larsson (Serpent) in second and Andreas Edvinsson (Mugen) in third. Thanks to this win, J.Pålsson is crowned 2018 Middle Swedish Cup champion.

Mainland RC Canterbury Indoor Champs report

Source: Christchurch Indoor Radio Controlled Car Club

Cast your mind back to the mid -90’s – groups like OMC, Che Fu and Coolio were at the top of the NZ charts and guys like Ian Rickerby, Ben Tiplady and Daniel Thompson were carving up indoor carpet racing in Christchurch. Some things have thankfully changed – but others stay the same! A lack of local electric racing in 2016 saw the birth of the Christchurch Indoor club in mid 2017 – which led to a resurrection of the Canterbury Indoor Champs – sponsored by Mainland RC! Interest had been brewing for quite some time and when the day came around we had 82 cars turn out with 41 drivers hailing from all over NZ – from Auckland all the way to Invercargill.  El Presidente Luke Prattley had dropped a banger of a new layout with plenty of flow – she was all on!!

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Jörn Neumann takes German Buggy 4WD & Truck titles

Source: Neumann-Racing (Facebook)

The Arena33 track hosted the 2018 German 4WD buggy and Truck in Andernach. Jörn Neumann (Schumacher) was able to take the overall TQ and then the win in the 4WD Modified class by winning all three finals from Luca Rau (Yokomo) in second and Marcel Schneider (HB Racing) in third. In the Truck class J. Neumann took also the TQ and the win from Jens Becker (XRAY) and Guido Kraft in second and third respectively.

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23rd BRCA title for Neil Cragg!

Source: Neil Cragg (Facebook)

The sixth and final round of the BRCA 1/10 Buggy National Championship was held at the Boughton track over the weekend. In the 2WD class Neil Cragg (Team Associated) took the win in front of Lee Martin (Yokomo) in second and Michal Orlowski (Schumacher) in third. In the 4WD class L. Martin grabbed the win from M. Orlowski and N. Cragg in second and third respectively. At the overall championship Neil added both 2WD and 4WD titles to his record. L. Martin and Tom Cockerill (Yokomo) rounded out the top 3 overall.

“That’s 23 for me, I’m setting that number so high these young guys coming through are never gonna reach it!” – Neil Cragg