Maifield adds 4WD World title under his belt

Yokomo’s Ryan Maifield has been crowned 4WD World Champion in China, adding another title to his 2WD title got a few days ago. Ryan enters the exclusive club of double World Champions including Masami Hirosaka in 1989, Martin Hacher in 2009 and Ryan Cavalieri in 2011. The performance is even more remarkable as Ryan started from 4th place on the grid. In the overall standings HB Racing driver David Ronnefalk takes the runner-up spot and Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin the third.

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MIP & Hobbico part ways

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MIP have announced that they have parted ways with the juggernaut Hobbico. This announcement follows rumors some of which are based, that the distributor is going through some difficult times. Founder and CEO of Moore’s Ideal Products, Eustace Moore Jr. stated:

“It is with great disappointment that I announce that MIP and the juggernaut Hobbico have parted ways. Although it is unfortunate to part with Hobbico during this period of growth in our industry, we wish them good luck. If you are a dealer who has bought your MIP products from Great Planes and have received a backorder notice, please contact our Sales department at sales@miponline.com for immediate fulfillment. Also, be sure to check out our current list of worldwide Distributors. Additionally, if you are a Tower Hobby customer waiting for MIP Products, please shop at miponline.com. MIP products are always a quick search away.”

Team Associated 2017 Worlds T-shirt

Just in time for the 2017 Worlds, Team Associated have added the new 2017 Worlds T-shirt to their apparel line. The T-shirt is made in 100% cotton and it comes in black with the new 2017 Worlds graphic in the front and the rear. The T-shirt is available in S to 5XL sizes.

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Baldo brothers team up with Kyosho

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Kyosho Europe have officially announced the signing of Bryan and Oscar Baldo to their team. The new Red Samurais will use the Inferno MP9 TKI4 at the Spanish National Championship and also at major events outside their country.

Cody King already back in business?

About a month ago, former world champion Cody King made a statement that looked like a retirement. The “personal reasons” that kept him away from the tracks seem an old history if we take into account rumors about his come back. The rumor had first put us on the trail of JQ Racing, Joseph Quagraine may be interested in Cody to form a duet of world champions with Greg Degani but since things have changed, if we believe the new rumor:

Cody would have signed with Serpent as driver but also as West Coast representative.

That would be a good news for Cody and everyone who cares about him after the hardships he has just been through. See you for an official announcement soon? 😉

XRS Poland Rd1 report

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First round of the Xray Racing Series Poland was held at “Zatoka Sportu” university of technology sport hall in Lodz. The building included the carpet track with a large screen, tribunes for spectators near the track and also a restaurant. Experience and knowledge enabled Bartek Zambrzycki to took the overall TQ in 2WD and 4WD buggy and also the win in both classes. Jakub Luczak and Bartosz Zalewski were fast enough to fight with him but too many mistakes cost them lower positions of podium.

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Tasos Paparegas crowned Greek champion for the sixth time in a row

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The fourth and last round of the Greek 1/8 buggy championship was held at new Renti track over the weekend. Former Greek champion XRAY’s Tasos Paparegas was there to defend his title and he needed just a fourth place to be champion again. Tasos coming to the second spot in final will crash at the beginning of the race because two slower drivers and sent him last. Tasos started from the back of the field and worked his way to the third place which was enough to give him his 6th consecutive championship. Tekno’s Anapoliotakis took the win while Kyosho driver Papanikolaou came in second. Overall in the Greece National Championship 2017, Anapoliotakis finishes runner-up and Papanikolaou third.

TLR 8IGHT E 4.0 & T 4.0 carbon fibre shock towers

Team Losi Racing have introduced new carbon fibre shock towers for the 8IGHT E 4.0 and 8IGHT T 4.0. The E-buggy rear shock tower is machined from 4mm thick carbon fiber. It is 13 grams lighter than the stock tower and features additional tuning options for use on different track surfaces. The E-buggy front shock tower is made out from 5mm thick carbon fiber and it is 7 grams lighter than the stock tower.

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