Ryan Lutz Wins 1/8 Buggy And Short Course Classes At Nor-Cal Championship Series

Ryan Lutz took 8th buggy and Short Course classes in style this weekend at the Nor-Cal Championship series at Nor-Cal Hobbies. In Short Course I ran my DESC410R and it felt great! I wasn’t expecting too much as I still haven’t put much time into this class but the truck felt great. I didn’t touch [...]

Apr 18, 2011 Comments
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VP-Pro USA Axman SC Tires

VP-Pro has introduced new 1/10-scale Short Course tires. VP-Pro states it’s very excited to bring high quality performance Short Course Tires to the market. Its first tread pattern is its Axman tread which is said to work extremely well in bumpy conditions with plenty of forward bite. Part # VPP805SC-UF Street Price: $16.99 pair w/ inserts

Apr 15, 2011 Comments
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Four Drivers Locked in IFMAR 1/8-scale On-road Main

Robert Pietsch of Germany, Atsushi Hara of Japan, Dario Balestri of Italy and Takaaki Shimo of Japan have guaranteed spots in Saturday’s A-main event. The rest of the field will be filled when the lower mains conclude Saturday morning and early afternoon.  This world championship race format is different than your typical race in that the hour-long [...]

Apr 15, 2011 Comments
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It’s time to go racing!

There are two things I like about the spring; it gets warmer and the racing season starts. I’m excited about running laps at Pin Shop Hobbies. I always have a great time hanging with everyone there and I enjoy running in the buggy and truggy classes. This year I think I’m going to switch things [...]

Apr 15, 2011 Comments
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IFMAR Reprimands Pro Drivers

Before mains started, IFMAR officials held a meeting to address the tire controversy at the IFMAR 1/8-scale on-road world championship being held in Homestead, Florida. While no traction-adding tire treatments or “sauce” are allowed and tires are now being impounded, a sponsored competitor was found attempting to cheat at some point after the issue was [...]

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JConcepts Wins At 1st Annual Florida Spring Fling

Last weekend racers from all over the state of Florida gathered in Waverly, FL for the first annual Spring Fling. With temperatures in the 90’s it was hard to remember that it was spring. Classes ranging from Stock buggy to Electric Truggy, there was a class for anyone that wanted to run an electric class. [...]

Apr 15, 2011 Comments
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Tekin’s Darren Johnston Wins 2011 New Zealand Electric Offroad Nationals, Twice

The 2011 Electric offroad nationals were held in the sunny Hawkes Bay on the East Coast of New Zealand over the weekend of April 1st ,2nd and 3rd. In total there were approximately 125 entries which is very good by New Zealand standards. “I arrived early on Friday morning for practice and there was already [...]

Apr 15, 2011 Comments
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TLR Selects AKA As Team Tire Supplier For Their Short Course Program

For 2011 TLR has selected AKA as their team tire supplier for their Short Course racers and the results have been impressive. 2011 Cactus Classic – Mike Truhe takes the win in Pro 4 Short Course with his TLR 10 SCTE 4WD truck. Mike used AKA Super Soft WISHBONE tires with red inserts (13001VR). 2011 [...]

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