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    Neumann leads TD German Nats sweep

    August 20, 2014 - 16:32 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Durango German Nats

    The 2014 double EFRA European Champion, Jörn Neumann, has struck again with another prestigious off-road race title victory. Jörn has just returned from the German 1/10 Offroad National Championships, taking first overall in 4WD Buggy, and also taking first overall in 4wd Short Course. Despite wet conditions, that plagued the practice and qualifying rounds during the first day of this two day competition, Jörn was able to take TQ with his DEX410v4 and DESC410v2 vehicles. This double victory also included an almost faultless start-to-finish win in the ‘A’ Main finals in both classes, leaving the competition some ten seconds in his wake. Founder Team Durango legend, Gerd Strenge, was also able to secure a very pleasing victory, racing his DEX410v4 in the stock class. This gave Team Durango a clean sweep of German National victories, taking all three classes home for the 2014 season!

    Source: Team Durango

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    Serpent announces Spyder RTR buggy

    August 20, 2014 - 16:24 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

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    Serpent has just announced their new Spyder 1/10 rear motor 2wd buggy in what they are calling a ‘Ready to Race’ version. The buggy is based on the high end competition version of the Spyder RM buggy, and shares most components and geometry. All option parts of the kit version also fits the RTR version. The RTR includes pre-painted body, DragonRC 2.4GHz radio system, 45A ESC, 9T brushless motor, metal gear servo, pre-mounted tires, and more. Read more…

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    SMC launches new RF-160 ESC

    August 19, 2014 - 21:51 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

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    With the continued growth of SMC and their commitment to offer the best possible products at the best prices, they’re proud to introduce their new Race Formula ESC. Racers can use the RF-160 ESC for both modified and stock racing with the stock racing “blinky” mode meeting ROAR specs, and will be submitted to ROAR for approval soon. The ESC features high quality and powerful FETS, an all-aluminum case for maximum cooling, built in switch, user updatable firmware, and can be programmed with the program box or a computer program. In addition to their new RF-160 ESC, SMC also has a full range of silicone wire and flexible sensor cables of various lengths to support the ESC. Read more…

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    The Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge

    August 19, 2014 - 20:42 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

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    The Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge will be taking place this weekend in Long Island, New York. The race features a new layout built by the one and only Joey “The Dirt” Christensen! The following drivers are scheduled to be in attendance; Adam Drake, Reno Savoya, Jerome Treignier, Chad Phillips, Gunnar Rieck and Strong Island’s own Anthony Mazzara and Steve Plackis, as well as a host of the Northeast’s fastest drivers.  This is shaping up to be the premier event here in the Northeast!  Who will be crowned The Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge Champion come Sunday?

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    Robert Pietsch wins 200mm TC Euros

    August 19, 2014 - 19:29 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

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    Last weekend hosted the EFRA 1/10 200mm Touring Car European Championships in Valencia. 95 of Europe’s best drivers attended this year’s event, but none of which would prove to be a match for Robert Pietsch. Pietsch, driving the new MTX-6, captured the TQ position in qualifying, and carried on to win the 45-minute final nearly one lap ahead of Eduardo Fernandez-Escandon in second.  Read more…

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    Vaterra takes the K-5 Blazer to the rocks

    August 19, 2014 - 19:12 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    In the world of scale R/C offroad trucks, ‘close enough’ just won’t cut it. Bodies must look authentic, and the chassis has to be able handle anything a full-scale truck could. Horizon Hobby has put together a video demonstrating that the new Vaterra Chevy K-5 Blazer is up to the task! Signature 1986 look, monster crawling abilities, what more could you ask for?

    Source: Vaterra

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