The RC8 is now official. Team Associated has announced that the much anticipated AE brand 1/8-scale buggy is on the way. No real specifics yet, but they have also announced which pros will be make up the team fielding the RC8. Keep checking back for more information. More info here.
SpeedMerchant won all three 1/12-scale classes at this year’s ROAR On-road Carpet Nationals. Donny Lia won stock, Ray Darroch took 19-turn and Mike Dumas took top honors in Modified. More info here.
Mike Truhe has really picked up his game in nitro off-road, and can now add two new victories to his growing resume. Truhe won 1/10-scale Gas Truck and 1/8-scale Buggy. Truhe was even in contention in the Truggy class, but that win went to Cody King. More info here.
Another big race, and once again total domination by XRAY’s Paul Lemieux and his T2 ’07 ride. Lemieux set the TQ in Sedan 19-turn and Modified and took the win in both classes. In 1/12 scale modified, Barry Baker drove his Speed Merchant Rev4.5 from a 3rd qualifying position to the overall win.
Wow, is Tekin really making a comeback? Here’s what the new owners of the legendary brand have to say:
We are proud to announce the return of Tekin to the RC industry. As the new owners, we are excited about continuing the Tekin tradition of innovative, quality products…we will be offering some of the original products, repackaging the best of the existing designs and developing the already-designed next-generation products. The G10 ESC’s and the BC112 series chargers will be the first products out the door. Other existing inventory will be available in limited quantities. A full product line consistent with Tekin’s expertise will follow.
Stay tuned to www.teamtekin.com for more info!
August 6, Fururing Raceway, Sweden: Team Kyosho/Pro-Line driver Mark Pavidis is the man to beat as the world’s best drivers head into the sixth and final round of qualifying at the IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championship. France’s Yannick Aigoin is in the second qualifying spot with his Ho Bao (Hyper 7) machine, and Sweden’s Mikael Paisson, also driving for Ho Bao, is in third as the drivers get ready for heads-up racing. Aside from Pavidis, Kyosho’s Jeremy Kortz and Mugen’s Chad Bradley are the only other Americans to qualify in the top 10. Jared Tebo just missed out and sits in 11th place, while Jason Ashton, Ryan Cavalieri, Kris Moore, and Greg Degani hold the 16-19th positions. But there’s still one more round of qualifying to go, and anything can happen. Will controversial local favorite Mikael Paisson work his home-track advantage to steal a Worlds victory? Can Pavidis hold on to hand Kyosho an incredible seventh consecutive IFMAR Worlds win? Stay tuned! For more information, visit the IFMAR Worlds thread at the RC Zone forums.