ROAR 1/8 Off-Road Gas Nats: Ryan Maifield wins!

Thunder Tiger’s Ryan Maifield is the new ROAR 1/8 buggy champ! The dramatic A-Main saw lead-losing flameouts, dissapointing DNFs, and an intense battle for second–click here for all the action!

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Team Losi releases “Muggy”

“This ‘Cross-Over’ concept incorporates the simplicity of a buggy drivetrain with the size, suspension, durability, and ease of operation found in Team Losi monster trucks,” says Team Losi. It definitely looks cool. What say you? Click Here for more info and feedback at the Radio Control Zone.

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NEW PICS! World’s Fastest RC Car Challenge: Nic Case wins with 160mph run!

…and with a little controversy too! Nic showed up with two cars, a LiPo/brushless converted Nitro TC3 that went over 130mph, and a Custom Works 2WD dirt-oval car (also LiPo/BL) that made the record run. Talk about it here!.

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XRAY drivers Burch and Dumas take 1st and 2nd at Novak TC Champs

Ralph Burch TQ’ed and won the hotly-contested modified touring class at the Novak US Touring Car Championships held at Trackside Hobbies in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Burch and XRAY teammate Mike Dumas were both driving new XRAY T1 Factory cars equipped with a few “in-development” prototype parts. New Epic 9-turn Cobalt modified motors using the Trinity XXX Silver brushes were reportedly used for power in both cars with Burch sporting SMC and Dumas running EPIC batteries. A straw poll of those who attended the race showed that XRAY cars were very popular for a significant portion of the field, including many privateers. There was also a common theme in the comments about the big horsepower of the EPIC Cobalt motors used to power the top two cars – more than a few racers in attendance said these new motors were the class of the field.

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Associated and Losi battle it out in the UK MAY 2001

The results are in from the Reedy International Touring Car race in the United Kingdom. Losi/Trinity driver David Spashett found himself sitting on the top of the heap after 5 exciting rounds of qualifying. Associated/Reedy drivers Chris Grainger and Craig Drescher sat behind him. Spashett recently made the switch back to Losi and was driving the Prototype Triple-XS.
Photo courtesty of
RCRacenews.co.uk

Congratulations to Craig, Associated, Reedy, LRP for their exciting victory!

The Top 10 qualifying positions
were as follows(courtesy of
CMLdistribution.com)

David Spashett (Losi/Trinity/LRP)
Chris Grainger (Associated/Reedy/Novak)
Craig Drescher (Associated/Reedy/LRP)
Ryan Coxhall (Losi/Trinity/LRP)
Andrew Moore (Losi/Trinity/LRP)
Barry Baker (Yokomo/Reedy/LRP)
Marc Neale (Associated/Reedy/Novak)
Mike Blackstock (Associated/Reedy/Novak)
Jonas Anderson (HPI)
Wayne Lander (X-Ray/Peak/Keyance)

The final result after a triple A-main format are:

 1. Craig Drescher
 2. David Spashett
 3. Jonas Andersen
 4. Ryan Coxall
 5. Barry Baker
 6. Mike Blackstock
 7. Andrew Moore
 8. Marc Neale
 9. Chris Grainger
10. Wayne Lander

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Associated announces RC18B!

Just when you thought the mini scene couldn’t get any hotter, BAM, the A-Team goes buggy! Get the full story here and give your feedback. Now if only they’d build a 1/10 four wheeler…

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Viva Baja!

What better way to give HPI’s Baja 5B a kickoff than a trip to Mexico for an off-road adventure with Wide Open Baja? Click here for a teaser, and look for the full story of HPI’s party on the peninsula in the March issue!

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Trinity signs Jilles Groskamp

XRAY top gun, A-Main Worlds driver and 2005 Snowbirds champ Jilles Groskamp has made the switch to Team Trinity. And did you know he likes hamburgers? Click Here for more on Jilles.

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