January 20, 2018

Evans ends Cavalieri’s winning streak at RROC

Dustin Evans made a clear statement regarding his Round 3 treatment by taking victory in a very stacked Round 4 encounter at the Reedy Race of Champions.  Annoyed no call was made regarding his incident with Lee Martin, Evans would line up for his final race of the day against Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield and Ty Tessmann and from 7th on the grid came to take his second win of the event. With JP Richards the early leader from Malin Karlsen, Tessmann was the first to challenge Richards for the lead but the pair tangled coming onto the straight and somehow Cavalieri from 9th on the grid hit the front. Chased by Tessmann they would also make contact handing the lead back to Richards with Evans right behind. Holding the 2011 Champion at bay for 2 laps, the Yokomo driver would give up the lead to Evans in the steps section as the Associated driver got down his inside. An over jump at the Monster Energy Triple would further demote Richards allowing Maifield and Cavalieri through for 2nd and 3rd but Tessmann was less lucky tangling with Richards at the next corner and ending up 6th at the finish. In the other encounters Rivkin doubled his winning tally by taking the 3rd heat ahead of Dakotah Phend while Cole Tollard beat 2WD Open class champion Brent Thielke in Heat 2.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete coverage here.


January 20, 2018

Pudge luck in full effect as Martin & Evans clash

Pudge Luck seems to be in full effect on the opening day of racing at the Reedy Race of Champions as Ryan Cavalieri made 3 wins from 3 races at OCRC Raceway.  Starting from 8th on the grid, the reigning champion hit the front on lap 9 of 14 when he got by TLR’s Reno Savoya to extend his points lead as the only multiple winner so far at the 24th running of the event. Behind Cavalieri 10th place starter Cole Tollard came through to finish 2nd ahead of early leader and front row starter Michal Orlwoski while Savoya dropped back to 7th.  The big talking point of the round would however be the opening race and a clash between Lee Martin and Dustin Evans.  With no call made on the incident, in which Evans came off worse, Martin would register the first European win of the event ahead of Spencer Rivkin and a very unhappy Evans.  In the other encounter Joona Haatanen took an easy win from JP Richards while the same heat saw Ryan Maifield retire with a broken front centre shaft coupler.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete coverage here.


January 19, 2018

2 out of 2 for Cavalieri

Round 2 of action at the Reedy Race of Champions saw Ryan Cavalieri pull off another win, this time the reigning champion taking a more straight forward victory over Lee Martin and Dakotah Phend.  For the other two winners of the opening round, the second encounter wouldn’t go as well.  Running in the same heat as Cavalieri, Spencer Rivkin would end up finishing as he started with fourth while Dustin Evans, running in the opening race, lost ground dropping two places to finish 5th.  The winner of that race would be Ty Tessmann who led home Ryan Maifield while the round was completed by reigning Open Class Champion Broc Champlin who took the win from Rob Gillespie when the latter got it wrong coming onto the main straight.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete coverage here.


January 19, 2018

Cavalieri kicks off Reedy Race defence with a win

Defending Reedy Race Champion Ryan Cavalieri has kicked off the 24th running of the event with a hard earned win.  Starting from the second row of the grid, the Associated driver would win the opening race at OCRC from team-mate and pole starter Alex Kosciuszek but he had to work hard for it following a poor opening lap and a mistake 3-minutes in while challenge for the lead.  Last year’s 4WD Open Champion Broc Champlin made an impressive Invitational class debut as he led for 5-laps from 7th on the grid before getting pushed back to 4th. In the second of the three encounters, Spencer Rivkin took the win over Ryan Maifield, the World Champion having led for a lap before a mistake – this year’s track challenging all the drivers.  Behind, Jared Tebo completed the Top 3.  Having set the pace in practice yesterday, Dustin Evans would round out the first round of races with the most convincing win.  Starting on pole he immediately built up a massive lead to cross the line 7.3-seconds ahead of Ty Tessmann who was pleased to have been able to work his way through from 10th on the grid.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete coverage here.


January 19, 2018

WRC GT Due 1.4 EP electric 1/8th on-road kit

WRC Racing from Italy have introduced their new GT Due EP 1.4 1/8th electric on-road kit. The car is based off of the nitro-powered GT Due 1.4 and features a belt-driven 2WD drivetrain and rigid suspension components that still allow to adjust parameters such as toe, caster and camber. The car utilises a tough aluminium main chassis plate, a carbon fibre upper deck and speed controller mount and it was designed for the use with up to three shorty LiPo battery packs.

View more images here


January 19, 2018

Team Losi Racing welcome back Brian Kinwald

Team Losi Racing have announced the return of 2-times IFMAR 2WD Buggy World Champion, Brian Kinwald to their team. The multi-time national champion brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to TLR’s racing team and he will work closely with the outfit’s development team along with their young and talented racing team to help mold them into title contenders for the future.

Source: TLR [tlracing.com]


January 19, 2018

RC Maker A800X fan mount

RC Maker have introduced a lightweight fan mount for the Awesomatix A800X touring car. Machined from premium 7075-T6 aluminium and coming anodised for wear, the mount can secure 30mm or 40mm fan units with no double sided tape or risk of falling off. It attaches to the spare hole located behind the motor on Awesomatix’s A800 and A800X and it weighs in at only 1g, making it the lightest, most durable solution to securing a fan.

View more images here


January 19, 2018

Schumacher Mi6Evo low 46mm front suspension mounts

Coming from Schumacher and made for the Mi6Evo touring car are new low 46mm front suspension mounts. Available as 1-piece and split variant, the mounts are of a -0.5mm design which lowers the suspension shafts for more front end both and greater setup opportunities. Included in the bags are enough 0.5mm washers to get back to the standard pin height. These parts have recently been used by the team in association with the narrow front hex #U3570 to give a smooth feel yet with good steering. The mounts are available separately from now on.

View the split block here