1/8 Offroad News

Adrian Wicaksono takes Indonesia 1/8th Buggy Nats title

The third and final round of Indonesia 1/8th Buggy Nationals was held last weekend at C-Netic RC track in Surabaya, East Java. A total of 46 drivers attended this event from Jakarta, Medan, Padang, Batam, Banjarmasin, Pontianak, Makasar and local drivers. The race was held in 6 rounds of 10-minute qualifying where the 4 best counted. The main final started from ¼ final. After 6 qualifying rounds it was Jason Nugroho (HB Racing/Ninja Engines) who set the overall TQ. Unfortunately in the final J.Nugroho would not be able to convert the TQ spot into a win because of two flame–outs due to flywheel problems but he managed to secure the second spot. Adrian Wicaksono (Mugen Seiki/Ninja Engines) brought home the win while Rama Tribudiman (Kyosho/O.S.Engines) came in third.

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Serpent UK maned Jon Dell as 1/8th support consultant

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Serpent UK have announced the signing of Jon Dell as 1/8th off-road support consultant. J.Dell being one of the most experienced people in the pits, his knowledge and expertise will be invaluable to the Serpent Team states Tony Evdoka. He will be present at all the major events including the DXR event at Harper Adams Easter time as well as all the Nationals and all major UK events. In conjunction with many other products that J.Dell supports, he’s a great addition to Team Serpent. With the recent introduction of the new SRX8 Pro, Serpent UK is currently recruiting Team drivers, so Jon or Tony are the guys to get in touch with if you’re looking for that new exciting Team for the forthcoming seasons.

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1up Racing introduce updated 8ml oil bottles

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Californian based company 1up Racing have introduced new 8ml stainless steel needle tip oil bottles. 1up Clear bearing oil soaks into metal surfaces providing long lasting protection and low resistance. 1up Red oil is for those seeking extreme performance and long-lasting protection for their CV joints and Universals. Its slick surface repels dirt and debris while offering an incredibly free and smooth feel. Now available in 8ml bottles, the bottles contain 60% more oil than the originals for the same price. The new leakproof bottle design features a stainless steel needle tip and childproof cap. 3 pack of 1up Racing oiler bottles with needle tip and childproof caps includes one Red and Clear oil labels for anyone looking to update their bottles.

REDS Racing 721 Scuderia Anniversario engine

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REDS Racing have introduced the new 721 Scuderia Anniversario nitro engine. The new 721 Scuderia Anniversario is a limited edition of just 100 pieces which has been released in occasion of REDS Racing 10th Anniversary. Due to the success of 721 Scuderia engine in recent competitions we have decided to maintain the main features unchanged and give this power plant a new look:

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Kilic brothers leave Agama

With the end of the year around the corner, the inevitable tsunami of driver changes began. The Kilic family entrusted us that they were leaving their long–term sponsor Nemo Racing. Burak and Berkan and their father Abdullah had a great season at the German Nats but also at major events in Europe whose climax was the 3rd place at the 2019 Euros achieved by Burak. Their destination is still unknown but we should give you more information very soon.

Sass, Hinderer & Oehler win at Bawücup finale

The final round of the Bawücup 2019 was held in south Germany at the MCC Laupheim track over the weekend. Tim Hinderer (Mugen Seiki) set the TQ in the Nitro Buggy class followed by Pascal Sass (HB Racing) in second and Victor Gabriel (XRAY) in third. In the A-Main it was P.Sass who took the win from V.Gabriel in second and Lukas Schilling (Mugen Seiki) in third. Despite a flame out T.Hinderer was able to finish fourth.

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Flash Point R/C MBX8 1-piece wing button

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Flash Point R/C have introduced a new 1-piece wing button for the Mugen Seiki MBX8. Manufactured in U.S.A. from 3mm aluminum sheet, it comes anodized in black, and machined with the FP logo. The part is lightweight, durable, and helps support the wing during hard impacts. It’s a direct bolt on for the Mugen MBX8, Team Associated RC8B3.1, and XRAY XB8.

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Pelle Culmsee teams up with SWORKz

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SWORKz have announced the signing of Pelle Culmsee to their Danish team. The former HB Racing driver and multi-time Danish Champion will use the 35-3 Nitro Buggy as well as Picco engines and TPRO tyres at the National Championship, the Euros, the Worlds and majors events in Europe.

I am so grateful that I have got the chance to race and work with the SWORKz team. A massive thanks To Max and Georg for giving me the opportunity to race for this dynamic team! I am really looking forward to working with my mechanic Michael Marcussen together with the SWORKz factory team and the big Danish SWORKz team! I appreciate this new experience and the new challenge! – Pelle Culmsee

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