Another Fast Ollie – Touted as many as the next future on-road star, we caught up with Ollie Payne from West Sussex who has proven himself already in the stock classes in the UK and Europe.
JJ Wins Big for LRP – New signing to the “Blue is Better” LRP factory line-up is JJ Wang who first time out pipped teammate Ronald Völker at the AOC in Shanghai. Jurgen Lautenbach reports on his success as well as outlines some key new releases from the German manufacturer.
Martin and Cragg Lead the Way Again – Less than 12 months on since the BRCA 1:10 Off-Road Nationals last visited Kidderminster, once again Lee Martin and Neil Cragg took a win and a runners-up spot apiece in 2WD and 4WD respectively as the rest of the field had to settle for the lesser positions.
One Off at Deerdale – The one and only round of the national championships for 1:8 off-road on Astroturf took place at Deerdale and it would be the defending champion Elliott Boots taking the win. The usual contenders also looked strong with Darren Bloomfield, Neil Cragg and Lee Martin all showing well at the first round of the season.
Second is the First Loser – It may be an old adage but sadly it’s a true one! Xray’s Olly Jefferies had to settle for the runner-up spot as the BRCA 1:10 TC National Championships began at his home track of Cotswold as Chris Grainger took a good win. But don’t worry, Olly will work even harder at the following events as he explains…
The Generation Game – The last BRCA 1:12 National of the year was hosted by MB Models on their brand new indoor facility and would see the champions crowned from three generations. From the past we had former World Champion David Spashett, the current and defending champ in Olly Jefferies, and the future with Ollie Payne.
Team Associated TC7 – Stephen Coyle has built up the very latest Team Associated touring car chassis, the TC7. To say that he liked what he found would very much be an understatement…
PR Racing PR S1 V3 (FM) – If their first product review in Racer is anything to go by, we cannot wait for more PR Racing kits to be sent to us. With a bang up to date design, great build quality and high spec, the PR S1 V3 is an awesome 2WD competition buggy
ECX 1:24 Ruckus 4×4 – The micro section of the RC world is back in fashion once again and ECX have jumped onto the small-scale off-road bandwagon by releasing a range of 1:24-scale models in the form of the Ruckus 4×4 and Torment, as we focus on the former monster truck in our review.
Tamiya WT-01N VW Amarok – Based on the Tamiya’s proven WT-01N chassis, the latest version of the Volkswagen Amarok goes with the Custom Lift look so naturally features huge clearance and some massive wheels and tyres to help its off-road capability.
HoBao Hyper VS – HoBao’s Hyper range of 1:8 buggies have taken victories at the highest level, but are most famous for their Ready-To-Run range that hark back in the early 2000s. These RTRs have always performed extremely well, so we just had to give the VS a true thrashing on our favourite piece of test track.