1/8 Offroad News

XRAY Team sweater

Coming from XRAY is the Team sweater. XRAY now brings you a collection of XRAY Team wear to stand out amongst the crowd, identify your team affiliation, and proudly show your fine distinction with the RC world’s most premium quality fashion wear.


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Darren Bloomfield doubles at BRCA Truggy & E-buggy Nats Rd5

See: Nemo Racing

This past weekend was held the fifth round of the BRCA Truggy and E-buggy Nationals at the RWMCC track in Slough. Nemo racing’s star Darren Bloomfield would sweep both E-buggy and truggy classes. Darren would take the overall TQ and a commanding victory in E-Buggy and also in Nitro Truggy. Kyosho’s Elliott Boots and Team Associated’s Jamie Clancy rounded out the top 3 in E-buggy while TLR’s Mike Lewis and TLR’s Simon Willetts came in second and third respectively in truggy.

Truggy podium here

FX introduces new EFRA 2131 exhaust set

See: FX Royal Racing Engines

FX Royal Racing Engines have introduced new exhaust set. The set consist EFRA 2131 tuned muffler and a manifold with chrome coating, produced by machining instead of extrusion like other FX muffler. The chrome coating helps the muffler and manifold stay clean. Provides different power characteristics, with slightly more power at both bottom & top ends. EFRA approved and recommended for applications that require more bottom-end power, the exhaust set is specially designed and tuned to work with FX engines. EFRA number engraved.

Joachim Kallen wins at Swiss champs Rd5

Last weekend was held the fifth and penultimate round of the Swiss Championship at the BCLC track in Gland, in the canton of Vaud. After qualifying, Team Associated driver Patrick Hofer took the overall TQ and the pole position for the final. XRAY driver Joachim Kallen, starting from the 3rd spot on the grid will take advantage of Patrick’s electronic problems to take the lead with HB Racing’s Jeremy Pittet just behind him. After a great fight, Joachim managed to keep the lead and grabbed the win in front of Jeremy and Patrick in second and third respectively.

Thanks to Joachim for the report.

Video: EBIS (Easy Break in System)

The Easy Break In System has been the talk of the town recently and good friend of Neo, Ben Panic got his hands on one and made a great introductory video!

NEMO Racing’s BRCA Nats Rd4 report

See: Nemo Racing

Once again, this past weekend, the NemoRacing team were back at the track situated at the race track in Pembrey, Llanelli, Wales. We had a lovely start to the weekend, the boys were down on the Friday evening setting up our tables ready to offer our drivers support. Everything got sorted quite early on, so there was plenty of time for a cheeky Nandos! The first day of practice and our drivers looked really good on the track. Darren Bloomfield and Joni Skidmoore both ran in high positions for the majority of practice and qualifying rounds, which was fantastic to see. Joni and Darren both ran the new Beta wing, which seemed to lend some level of stability to the car. Track conditions weren’t bad, though there were a few rogue rocks that seemed to be dotted around.

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Are you ready for 2017 1/8 FEMCA Championships?

Source: Aussie RC

The 2017 1/8 FEMCA Championships will return to Australian soil this year, more precisely at the Model Off Road Buggy Club (MORBC) from October 4-8, in Perth, WA. If you’re getting that deja vu feeling, it is because the same event was held at the MORBC just 2 years ago.

The FEMCA event in 2015 was an absolute cracker of a show, and kickstarted the push for MORBC to host the upcoming 2018 IFMAR 1/8 Off Road Worlds next year, potentially the biggest RC event to come to Australian soils in a very long time! 

If you haven’t been to MORBC before, check out this awesome promotional video:

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Hobbico stop Team Durango activities

Source: Track13News

Hobbico announced that they had put an end to the slow agony of Team Durango started two years ago. We had learned the difficulties of the brand when Hobbico, to try to save TD, had ended the sponsorship of its iconic drivers lsuch as Jorn Neumann and Ryan Lutz and considerably slowed down the development of their vehicles. Team Durango will then be less and less present in competition and generally on the international scene, less mediaized than before and despite its notoriety Team Durango will not have succeeded to regain its place on the market. Despite this sad news, Hobbico announced that ARRMA will continue its activities.

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