RACE RESULTS




2013 NSW GP & EP STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MORCC



Just a little report on my success at the recent NSW State Titles held here in Sunny Maitland , NSW.

This was my home track so leading up to the event I was confident in getting some good results for myself.

I was competing in 1/8 Electric and 1/8 Gas Buggy, Due to Hong Nor not making a current Truggy I didn't enter this category.

The layout was simple, 2 practice rounds and 2 qualifiers on Friday, Saturday consisted of 3 qualifiers and the 3 A MAINS for EP8.

Qualifying for GP Buggy was tough, every heat there was 5-6 guys all within 1 second of each other, being Ari Bakla, Kyle Mcbride, Aaron Stringer , Myself, and Craig Laughton.

I managed to lay down some fast times securing a 2nd, 3rd, and some 4ths. I qualified 4th overall which put me straight into the 45 minute main in 4th position.

Electric went better than expected, dominating qualifying with my LRP powered Hong Nor TQing all 5 rounds and securing overall Top Qualifier.

The A MAINS for EP8 didnt go as planned, First A MAIN i had a 20 second lead and my front wheel departed from the car. 2nd A MAIN I had a terrible start, made a mistake early on putting myself back to 7th place and battled my way back to take the win. 3rd A MAIN I started strong and capitalized on my previous finals and never looked back to take the overall win and become the NSW EP8 State Champion and now securing it 3 years in a row.

GP Buggy final was a great start, starting 4th and passing Bakla early and and stretching the gap as well. I Slowly brought the gap down between me and 2nd place, Aaron Stringer untill an un-expected flame out in the pits while fuelling put me back to 6th, I managed to crawl back and pass Gillot on the last lap to get 5th overall.

All in all, the event was a blast and came out on top in EP8 and 5th in GP. I really want to thank my sponsors for all of their help.

My Hong Nor Sabre 2.0E was dialled all weekend powered by LRP IX8 and Dynamic 8 2000kv speed controller and motor. VP Pro Cut Off Ultra Flex tires all weekend for awesome grip. Futaba 4PKS-R and Futaba Receiver and Servos for great performance and reliability. Upgrade RC for the awesome graphics and decals. AT Racing fuels for 10.5 minute fuel stops and O.S Engines for the awesome power and performance.

Jarrad King






2013 AUSTRALIAN BUGGY NATIONALS



The weekend of 22 - 24/02/13 was the 2013 Australian 1/8 Buggy and Truggy Nationals. 4 Big days of racing from dawn till dusk and by far the toughest nationals to date.

This year it was held at MORCC in Sunshine, Melbourne Australia. I travelled down wednesday night and stayed with fellow Futaba, O.S and Hong Nor driver Martin Wolhuter.

First impressions of the track were that it was going to be difficult, the layout was very complicated and a lot of sections with tight twists, and that it was. Only two rounds of 10 minute practice and straight into qualifying. I was really confident this year with my package I brought and was looking forward to hitting the track.

First practice out and the fast guys were already down to low 40 second laps , the likes of Kyle Mcbride, Matt Griffin, Craig Laughton, Aaron Stringer, Jason Dyckhoff. It wasn't untill the A Final that I realised I was using the wrong compound of tires, all through qualifying I chose VP PRO Ultraflex and this provided great grip and managed to get the following results:

Q1: 7th
Q2: 4th
Q3: 7th
Q4: 3rd
Q5: 4th
Q6: 4th


So with those results I managed P5 heading into the semi finals.

Semi Finals: For this i chose a Soft tire as the tire wear was really good, but this was also a bad decision as the tires started to over-heat and go "off" towards the second half of the race and overall i managed 4th which put me 7th into the A FINAL:

A Final: It was here that i discovered my true pace. Fast guys by now are cracking sub 38.00 lap times and I was yet to crack 39. I decided to try VP PRO Axman in MediumFlex for the A Final and my car was simply amazing. I took off from the Grid start and was sitting 4th the whole way and catching 3rd. I managed to grab 3rd for a few laps before a pit stop.

My rear wing came off 30 minutes in and made the car very erratic to drive, But i held on and walked away with 6th position at this years buggy nationals. I am really happy with my results even with a mechanical issue with the wing. My package ran flawlessly all weekend and managed to put in the 2nd fastest lap of the meeting in the final with a 37.7 lap behind Kyle Mcbrides 37.4.

Thank you to all of my sponsors for the amazing support, all of my equipment ran flawlessly.










AT AND STRINGER WIN THE "NEED FOR SPEED"



Over 40 drivers attended Meakin Park Off Road Club for the Need for Speed event held last weekend. Aaron was entered in Buggy. There was to be 4 rounds of qualifying (best 2 to count) then the finals.

Round 1.

Aaron suffered a clutch bearing failure while on TQ pace for round 1.

Round 2

No issues this time with Aaron setting the fastest lap and the fastest time for the event. The only driver to complete 12 laps in qualifying.

Round 3

Another great round which Aaron TQ'ed again.

Round 4

We tried some different tires , however, these were not as good and we finished 2nd for the round

Round 5

Didn't run as we had TQ tried up and preped the car for the final.

Final.

Aaron was on P1 and was never headed for the 30min final. In fact he put 2 laps on 2nd place by the end of the A-Main. Overall the AT Platinum 25% fuel performed brilliantly all weekend with no issues and great fuel economy.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer






KING @ GP TRUGGY & EP8 BUGGY CANBERRA NATIONALS


Quick race report from a few weekends ago with photo's. Canberra Radio Car Club held the 2012 Nitro Truggy nationals and also Electric 1/8 Buggy Nationals. The event went over 3 days. Friday 24th to Sunday 26th of August.
Friday was rained out so therefore the meeting was shortened to 5 qualifiers and 1 practice session saturday. I went down with some past experience with this track and went with what i knew. I put my MP9 TKI2 setup on the Kyosho MP9E as it worked well at canberra and should do so on the EP car. Truggy i ran the Cody King setup which seemed to work well everywhere and ran AKA Impact SS tires initially on both cars.

Practice started and all the weekends troubles unleashed with truggy !. I managed to only finish 3 of 5 qualifiers as i experienced tank problems and also receiver, radio and battery issues all throughout qualifying but the 3 qualifiers i did finish were close to TQ pace so therefore i qualified 2nd overall behind Andrew Gillot (LOSI).

EP8 buggy was the good end of the stick for me, I started off well and never looked back. TQ'ing every round of EP8 and taking overall TQ. The car worked flawlessly and never required any attention all weekend and was super dialled on AKA rubber using Super Soft Grid Irons to start with but as the grooved developed i switched to Soft Impacts taking that initial edge from the car making it easier to drive.

Finals started for truggy and i was off pole in the Semi B. I started off smooth and concertrated on consistant laps but not trying to break records. Simon Page ( fellow kyosho driver ) showed his pace and hung in for a good 10 minutes before experiencing some roll overs. I managed to get a full lap up on my semi finalists with my A.T Racing Fuel powered Kyosho STRR EVo truggy. Then the engine issues showed up. Experiencing engine flame out issues for the last 10 minutes. Thankfully for my good start i dropped back to 6th which secured me the last bump up into the A MAIN.

After the final we realised the tank was leaking , this was fixed and away we went. I started off 10th into the A main and to succeed i knew we would have had to pit late as my other competitors Ari Bakla ( XRAY ) and Andrew Gillott (LOSI) would be pitting around 10 minutes and through qualifying i was coming in at 7min.

The final started for truggy and i had a plan to go hard for the first 15 minutes to catch Ari and Gillott as quick as i could as i knew these pair would check out early if i did not get within striking distance. To my luck a few errors from people in front saw me in 3rd within the first lap and on Andrew Gillot's car looking for a passing opportunity. Gillot made an error and i was on pursuit with Bakla.

Bakla made an error and i took the lead and started to develop a gap , but then i had to put for fuel. Because we could not get a good tune on the engine before the AMAIN we had ti pit at 7.30 minutes which saw Bakla take advantage and pull away ever so slowly. 5 minutes from the end of the 60 minute battle Ari Bakla blew a rear drive shaft allowing Gillot and me to Battle for the win. I got very close and tried to pull a couple of passing moved but with 2 laps to go i had to come in for a splash to be able to finish. This secured me 2nd overall at the 2012 Truggy Nationals!

EP8 finals were run like 1/10 finals. 3 x 10 minute finals, best of your three to secure the win. I started off pole from KC Shore in his Mugen Eco and Andrew Gillot (LOSI). I knew Gillot and KC were fast all weekend but i had the consistancy at the end of the day. A1 was under way and i drove smooth and faultless all race to only pull away from KC and Andrew as they experienced some roll overs.

A2 the same plan happened although KC took the lead for a while as i made a mistake from the pressure of KC. In the end i got the better of KC as he made a mistake not long after mine allowing me to take the overall win in EP9 and the new EP8 Buggy National Champion!

So although i had a trouble ridden weekend i managed to secure another National Title to my 2012 year book and a 2nd in truggy which is an effort i am happy with and proud of.

I could not have gotten to were i was without my awesome support from my DAD and my sponsors, they are:

VENOM RACING AUSTALIA for all Kyosho Product! Ryper Hobbies for all AKA TIRES and Arrowmax tools and products! A.T Racing Fuels for their awesome blend of Platinum racing fuels! UPGRADE RC for their awesome wraps and decals Hobby Habbit for the Hobbywing support in EP8 O.S Engines for their great reliability LRP for all their chargers and electrics !

2012 Year for me so far... 2wd Modifed National Champion 2wd Modified Truck Vice National Champion Electric 1/8 Buggy National Champion and TQ GP Truggy Vice National Champion

Kind Regards,
Jarred King





2012 QUEENSLAND TITLES - SUNSHINE COAST AUSTRALIA


I flew up Friday morning as it was the earliest I could get there, I had commitments the day before not allowing me to get there in time for Practice round 1 for buggy.
I got there and the weather was warm and sunny, which was a lot better to the 8 degrees we were used to back in Newcastle, New south wales.

I came to this event with the Neo 2011 buggy setup from Jared Tebo on the MP9 TKI2 and the Cody King Roar Nats setup on the STRR Evo truck. It basically consisted of 7,10,3 in the differentials for truggy with a combo of 45w losi oil in the front shocks and 55w in the rear shocks for the truggy. And the buggy was 5,5,3 for the differentials and 45w losi front shock oil and 27.5 in the rear shocks.

I layed my car down on the track for practice round 1 for buggy and really struggled with the layout at first , finding it difficult to get the jumps right and I think this was due to not getting much time to practice and being a little out of touch with the car. My best lap was almost a complete 4 seconds slower than Mcbride and Griffin. I didn't change any setup as I felt as though the cars were really good I just needed more track time and a different tire choice.

I optioned for AKA Impact SS at first as the track was 'green' which was basically slippery . After a few rounds of qualifying I went to Gridiron in SS compound as the track was grooved up. I ran AKA Impact in SS for truggy as this was my only choice and they worked really well.

In my buggy qualifying we had 5 rounds and 3 counted. I managed to only complete 3 as my first two rounds I had drama's. Ran into someone on the front straight who had flamed broke my front upper arm and immediately put me out of Q1. Q2 bad luck struck again as the on/off switch turned off and put me out of Q2. Q3,4,5 were good runs as I had to bank these as smooth and consistant runs to secure me a spot in the top 10 to qualify for the A Final. I managed to complete fast 12 lapper runs which only a handful of people did and qualified 5th overall for buggy which is a result I am really happy with as I was in 45th after Q3.

Buggy final was great, battled for 3rd position with Perry for a good 20 minutes until he had some issue's with his body shell and never looked back. Got close contention with griffin and mcbride for a little while but there consistency proved and managed to get a bit of a lead over me after a while I had a 20 second gap between me and Andrew Gillot in 4th and managed to secure 3rd spot and a podium for my first outing with the MP9 TKI2 making it a Kyosho 1st and 3rd.

Truggy was a similar result, had a lot of bad luck with a switch and receiver failure in qualifying putting me way back to 21st but after some fast runs in Q2,4,5 I managed 4th overall qualifier.

Starting off in the main I hit 3rd position early on but do to the mud from the rain our fuel was burnt quicker and ran out of fuel. After re-starting I went out in 7th and after a small error over the middle triple I landed awkward and broke the front A Arm putting me out all together.

After the weekend I am really happy with my results and especially for buggy. My car was flawless all weekend and never changed the setup. Big thanks to all of my sponsors and my dad for his great efforts and moral support.

VENOM AUSTRALIA, Kyosho, AKA Tires, Arrowmax Tools, LRP, O.S Engines, A.T Racing Fuels, UPGRADE RC, Savox Servo's.

And also Darryn Johnson my Team Manager.

Kind Regards,

Jarred King








AT & STRINGER TAKE THE WIN



We travelled to the Logan Off Road Club for Round 2 of the Winter Series. A large turnout greeted us as it has been a long time between races due to bad weather!!!!!

Aaron was entered in Buggy. The track was still "wet" for the first round of racing as the track had received almost 20mm of rain on Friday night. Aaron was in the first race and we decided to go for it.

The car was really hooked up and we TQ'ed Round 1. As it was best round to count we decided to try for 10min in Round 2, but fell short by just 15 seconds.

Round 3 and Aaron and the 8.2 were one, going 12 seconds faster than his first round win and taking TQ for 2 out of the 3 rounds.

Finals

Starting off pole Aaron was away and cleared out to never be challenged for the 30 min final, in the end Aaron won by over a lap from second place. The AT Platinum performed brilliantly all day with no issues giving awesome economy and power and we couldn't be happier. Our next big race is the QLD State Tiles on our home track at the end of June

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer








2012 AUSTRALIAN NATS RACE REPORT




We attended the the WA State Tiles for the first time this year as did many others due to the new format for the State Titles. In fact over 90 drivers attended this event, the most to have ever attended the WA Titles.

We were entered in Buggy and Truggy.

Qualifying.

This year under the new format their was to be a minimum of 4 rounds at 7 mins per race.

In order to be competitive you needed a run time of at least 8 mins. To stop for fuel in a 7min qualifier was akin to a flame out!

The AT Platinum 25% race fuel provided awesome economy all weekend providing run times in excess of 9 minutes in temps ranging from 10 degrees to 30 degrees.

After qualifying Aaron was sitting in 6th for both Buggy and Truggy and as the top 10 automatically went into the A-Main we were looking good.

Finals.

After seeing the start layout for the finals we knew that it was going to tricky to get a clean start for the Truggy class. This proved to be the case with Aaron in 2nd last position by the first lap. However, using the awesome runtime from the AT Platinum fuel we managed to work our way back up to 3rd position with 5 mins to go. Unfortunately lady luck failed us with 67 seconds to go with a mechanical issue and we slipped from 3rd to 8th with les than 60 seconds to go.

After a quick break Aaron lined up for the Buggy and this time we got a great start and found ourselves in 3rd after the first lap. Everything was going according to plan until the 23rd min when during a fuel stop I accidentally pushed the pressure line on to the flywheel and 3/4 of a lap later it burnt though and we flamed out!

After a quick repair Aaron was back out in 12th place with a lot of work to do. Aaron produced an awesome drive to work his way back up to 5th spot by the end of the race.

Overall the AT Platinum fuel was outstanding giving great run time and awesome power and reliability

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer








2012 AUSTRALIAN NATS RACE REPORT


Over 120 drivers attended the 2012 Australian Championship held in Canberra last weekend. The field was made up of Australian elite drivers. To top off the field Mark Pavidi's from the USA was in attendance, Mark was the 2006 IFMAR World Champion.

We arrived late Wednesday afternoon to a cold windy day in Canberra. After checking the track out we headed back to our room to prepare for the event.

Thursday.

The first day was meant to hold 3 rounds of practice and 1 round of qualifying, however, mother nature decided to intervene with rain and a round of practice was lost. This left everyone very green for the first round of Qualifying. Aaron was in the last race of the round.

Aaron got off too a great start, however, we suffered a wet servo (from practicing in the wet) and failed to finish.

Friday

The sun was out and we were set for 3 rounds of qualifying. We were quickly coming to grip with the new car and in the first round of the day we finished 7th outright and with still plenty of speed left in the car we were quietly confident of a top 5 result.

Round 3 of qualifying saw Aaron in 3rd position, however, we rub against the wall on the side straight a bit to hard and popped off the steering arm and another qualifier was lost.

Round 4

This time we got it right and finished 6th outright for the round.

Saturday

Round 5

We knew that if we got rounds 5 and 6 right we would easily make it straight into the semi's, however, we suffered a flame out in the pits and even though we only lost 10 seconds that vwas enough to drop us to 20th for that round. Round 6 was make or break and Aaron nailed an awesome drive and finished 5th forthe round.

We knew it would be touch and go for the top 20 (which meant automatic entry to the semi). Once again lady luck was against us when we finished 21st (one spot from the semi).

Sunday

Quarters

We knew that we had the pace in the Quarters and we just had to circulate to make it into the semi's, it all went to plan until the 20min make when Aaron had a 30 second lead the screw came out of the steering servo and by the time I fixed it we were back in 9th.

Aaron drove the best he had all weekend and by the end of the race he was back up to 3rd.

Semi's

We hoped our bad luck was behind us as we got ready for the semi, we had the fast semi as well and knew we had to be error free. After a shocking start which saw Aaron is last place we set about about workiing our way back totteh front of the pack.

In the end we finished 7th 10seconds behind 2nd!!!!

Another nervous wait to see if we would bump into the A-Main. By 10mins into the other semi it was clear that Aaron would easily make the A-main.

A-Main

We thought by now that we had used up all our bad luck, and in fact it looked like we had a change of fortune. Aaron started from 13th on the grid and by halfway though the first lap was into 5th place, things were looking good until the second triple when we sheared a rear dog bone and we were out for 7 long mins, we repaired the the car nd went back out again only to have the other rear dog bone back at the 30 min mark.

So over all we finished 13th, which was quite disappointing as we believed we had the pace for a top 5 finish. Overall we learned heaps about the new AE 8.2 (including the rear droop!) and Aaron is really excited about the future with this car. The AT Platinum 30% Platinum Fuel performed perfectly all weekend giving great run time and awesome power.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer








AT & STRINGER TAKE THE WIN


Over 40 drivers attended the final race of the Outlaw Summer Series. Aaron was entered in Buggy and Truggy.

Their was to be 3 rounds of qualifying of 7 mins with all to count. So reliability would be key for everyone.

After Qualifying Aaron was in 4th for Truggy and 8th for Buggy. However, we felt confident as we had tried quite a few different set ups.

Finals

Truggy was up first. By the first lap Aaron to 2nd, after the 2nd lap Aaron was in first. He continued to drove away fromthe fied and finished uyp 2 laps on second. The AT Platinum Fuel was solid all day on temps of more than 30 degrees and very high humidity.

Next up was the Buggy final, once again Aron was off from 4th and we felt quitely confident about our chances. Everyone got off to a clean start and by the end of the first lap Aaron was up to 3rd, by lap 2 he was up to 2nd. Over the next few laps Aaron slowly reeled in first.

However, at the 5min mark we suffered a mechinal problem and we were out.

We are now preparing for our next big race it the Buiggy National in Canberra in 3 weeks time.

Cheers

Mark & Aaron Stringer








STRINGER & AT PLATINUM TAKE SECOND AT THE SUMMER SERIES


Over 40 drivers attended the last race of 2011 at the "Valley Raceway". Aaron was entered in Buggy. With factory team drivers from Agama, AE we knew it was going to a be a hard and fast racing

Round 1

The organisers had decided to split the factory drivers into different groups to allow the newer drivers to race against the faster factory guys. It seemed Aaron's main opposition was factory driver Darren Perry from Agama and factory driver Jason Dyckhoff from AE. Aaron and Darren were the only drivers to hit 10 laps in the 7 min qualifier, although AE factory driver Jason was close missing a 10 lapper by 4 seconds. IN the end Darren squeezed out Aaron by 3 seconds for TQ.

Round 2

Track had gripped up a bit more for Round 2 and everyone went faster the an Round 1, however, Round 2 provided the same result as Round 1

Round 3

We made a few minor set up changes and this allowed us to get on top of Darren for Round 3 with Jason taking 3rd again.

Round 4

We knew we needed a TQ in this round if we wanted overall TQ (as 2 rounds were being counted). Aaron and the AT Fuel came though and we another TQ followed by Darren and Jason. This left Aaron and Darren tied for TQ and a count back was used, in the end factory driver Darren Perry took TQ from Aaron by .1 of a second!!!

Final.

Everyone got off to a fairly clean start, Aaron and Darren were a class of their own and cleared out. Only 3-5 seconds separated Aaron and Darren for most of the race, with about 2 laps to go Aaron tried a make or break pass and crashed allowing Darren to take the win by 11 seconds.

Overall the AT Platinum fuel performed very well giving great power and fuel economy and we know look forward to a well earned break over Christmas.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer








2011 NSW 1/8 EP STATE TITLES, 1/10 SHORT COURSE TITLES


December 10 - 11 Maitland Off Road Radio Control car club (MORCC) held the first 1/8 Electric Buggy NSW State Championships and also in conjunction with 1/10 Short Course titles.

Short course classes were, 10.5 T, 2wd Open and 4wd Open classes. I entered myself into 2wd Open Short Course and also 1/8 Electric buggy.

This was my home track, and most likely favourite to win. But alot of fast drivers were going to be there including the likes of Mat Primmer, KC Shore, Justin Snape, Desi Hanrahan, Ari Bakla and Andrew Gillot. Bakla and Gillot could not make it but this didn't mean it was going to make it any easier to grab the win.

Saturday was 4 qualifying rounds for 1/8. I managed to TQ 3 out of 4 and giving RND4 TQ to Mat Primmer as my rear diff failed. Sunday was 2 more Qualyfying for 1/8 EP and 3 rounds for 2wd open short course.

Taking 5 out of 6 rounds of Qualyfying for i managed overall TQ for 1/8 EP BUGGY. Also slammed out all 3 rounds fo 2wd open SC to take overall TQ for that aswell.

So TQ in both and feeling confident. KC Shore was getting faster though which was a concern and also Dallas Gardiner posting sub 31 second laps was alarming also. These guys were going to be fast and both starting directly behind me on the grid in EP8 A Finals.

My Durango DEX408 prototype was working a dream, running same setup as my previous win in South Australia only weeks before. I made some small adjustment to shock position and sway bar and my car was super fast. Setting 30.000 second lap in A1. I ran the famous AKA CityBlock and Ibeam combo which worked well especially in the subtle dusty conditions.

My HPI Racing Blitz ESE was box standard, just making it a little firmer in the rear and running Proline Sniper SC M3 all round gave me the grip i needed.

FINALS:

EP8 was feeling good. A1 and A2 saw me take the win comfortably as I lapped the complete field. I sat out A3 letting KC Shore and Mat Primmer battle for podium finishes. I Also had a similiar results in 2wd Open SC. But not so comfortable. Desi Hanrhan (Q2) stuck it with my the whole A finals in A1 and A2 showing he had pace, but my consistancy showed and gave me the overall win in both classes.

Big thanks to everyone who helped me get here. 4 State Championships in 3 months. Great achievment

Kind Regards,

Jarred King








STRINGER & AT PLATINUM FUELS TAKE ANOTHER WIN!


We travelled to BDR in Brisbane (about an hours drive). Over 35 driver attended this meet and Aaron was entered in Buggy. The race director had changed the format to only 2 rounds of qualifying (with best to count) and 4 x 7min finals with the best 2 to count.

Qualifying

Round 1

Aaron Tq'ed

Round 2

Aaron Tq'ed again giving the AT Fuels a clean sweep in qualifying.

Finals

Final 1

Aaron built a 5 second lead off TQ and was in a comfortable position with one lap to a go a back marker got crashed into Aaron and 2nd place got by and we lost by .6 of a second

Final 2

Once again we were off pole and this time Aaron took a solid win by a lap

Final 3

Once again off to a great start, but yet again aback marker came into play on the last lap and both Aaron and second got caught up , however, 2nd placed was marshalled first and yet again we missed 1st place by .3 of a second

Final 4 DNS

Overall Aaron and the AT Platinum Fuel took the win on collective time by 3.7 seconds. A great win for AT and Aaron as the AT fuel performed perfectly all day with out missing a beat and giving great fuel economy and power

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer








STRINGER & AT TAKE THE WIN


Round 2 of the Outlaw Summer Series was held at thee Sunshine Coast Off Road Club last Saturday. The event is a day night series with qualifying in the afternoon and the finals held that night. Aaron was entered in Truggy and Buggy. Most of queensland top drivers were in attendence.

Round 1

Buggy

Aaron got of to a great start with TQ

Round 2

Another TQ for Aaron and the AT Plantinum Fuel

Round 3

A clean sweep with another TQ

Finals.

Truggy

Due to time constraints the A-Main would only be 15mins so we knew there would be no room for mistakes. Aaron got off to a great start was in 2nd position when the Truggy landed weirdly and a rock jammed into the fly wheel. However, Aaron and the AT PLatinum Fuel powered their way back though the field to take the win regaining first place on the last lap.

Buggy.

Starting off poll Aaron lead the pack away and was looking good, however at the 7min mark we suffered a mechanical issues and we were out.

Overall the AT Platinum Fuel 30% performed brilliantly all day and night given great power and fuel economy.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer










VICTORY FOR KING IN MAITLAND


2 weeks ago i attended the 1st round of the Nitro X Fuel series which was held at MORCC, Maitland. This was a big event for me changing car and tire sponsor so thanks to Team Durango i was piloting my new DNX408 and 408E at this event. And also a big thanks to AKA Tires / Ryper Hobbies for the new rubber i was running as well.

Basically this event was run over a single day. 1/8 Nitro Buggy, Truggy and EP Buggy were the classes. I TQ'd 3 out of 4 rnds for EP buggy putting me in pole position with my DNX408e Prototype which was made by the boys at Venom Australia, thanks guys. This car was a weapon and adapted to the track really well with just kit setup. I was running AKA Enduro Super softs and provided me with all the grip i needed.

I won all 3 legs of 1/8 EP Buggy giving me the overall win.

Nitro buggy was a little different. I really struggled with getting a consistant and comfortable setup on my 408. I managed to qualify 4th and finish overall in 5th. I was sitting in 3rd before my engine flammed out which was due to not routing my fuel line away from the exhaust pipe.

Jarred King








SA STATE TITLES 2011 RACE REPORT


Over 80 competitors attended the SA State Titles for 2011. The event was held over 4 days (Thursday though to Sunday). Nearly of all of the top 10 drivers in Australia were there.

Aaron was entered in Buggy and Truggy

Our journey began early Wednesday morning with a 3 hour flight to Adelaide. We arrived and had a quick trip to the track for a look. It had been some years since we had raced at this track and we keen to check it out.

Qualifying.

There was 3 rounds of timed practice and 6 rounds of qualifying. After practice we felt the car was ok but still not on the pace.

Round 1

Buggy Aaron finished 4th overall for that round.

Truggy Aaron finished 4th for the Truggy

Round 2

Buggy Still quite cold and the AT Platinum 30% was making awesome run time and power.

Truggy Same as Round 1

Round 3

Buggy Tried a few different set ups on the car and went the wrong way finished 9th overall.

Truggy Aaron finish 3rd outright in the Truggy Class

Round 4

Buggy Car starting to come better and setting the fastest lap in that round.

Truggy. Finished 5th

Round 5

Buggy Car getting much closer to top 3 pace, however, a flame out cost us dearly. With 1 round to go we were sitting in 4th outright.

Truggy The Truggy was smoking and we know testing for fuel economy and tire wear for the finals

Round 6

Buggy Car was smoking now and we were able take full advantage of the fantastic power the the AT Platinum fuel could produce and we were on track for TQ with 10 seconds to go when we ran out of fuel 10 metres before the loop!!!

However, we able to restart and still get a 17 lapper in 10 minutes (only 5 drivers were able to get this number of laps in qualifying).

Truggy We really went for it in the last qualifier and finished 3rd out right.

So after qualifying we were in 6th outright but we knew we had a top 3 car pace in Buggy and 4th for Truggy.

The AT Platinum Fuel was working very well.

Finals

Aaron had qualified straight into the semis’ for both classes so we had all morning to fine tune the car and prepare tires. In the semi practice we tested our run time again.

Truggy Aaron got off to a great start in his semi and things were going smoothly until the rear diff decide to self destruct at the 10min mark ending our finals campaign. Once again the Exagon Ties in blue compound were performing brilliantly

Buggy Before we knew it our semi was up and we were racing. Aaron got a awesome start and was in a clear second with 5 min gone of a 20 min semi.

However, it was not to be our day as we suffered engine issues and flamed 3 times. The Exagon tires were working beautifully and the car was planted, Aaron set the fastest lap time of the semi.

Overall

We were rapt with the AT Platinum 30% Racing Fuel and had it not been for some engine issues and diff issues we would have easily bumped to the two A-Mains.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer








2011 OUTLAW SUMMER SERIES


Over 50 racers attended Round 2 of the Outlaw Summer Series held on Saturday the 5th of November. The series is once again being held as a day/night race with 7 min qualifier and 20min finals. The was a very strong field, in fact 2 of the FEMCA 2011 Buggy Finalists were in attendance and 4 of the top 10 nationally ranked Buggy Drivers.

Round 1

Aaron got off to a flyer TQ'ing the round

Round 2

A few mistakes saw Aaron finish 4th for this round.

Round 3

A clean run saw Aaron take TQ again......

Round 4

A split pressure line with 10seconds to go saw us miss the start and we finished 5th.

Overall (with every round to count) we lost TQ by 1 point (the pressure line issue really hurt us), however, we were feeling very confident for the final as we had set the fastest qualifying time and the fastest lap. Overall the AT Platinum 30% fuel had performed brilliantly giving runtimes of over 8 mins!!!

Finals

A-Main

Starting off position 2 was always going to be a problem giving the talent right behind us, infact this proved to be the case with a large pile up at the second corner allowing pole position to skip away to a 15 second lead. \Aaron was in 4th after the first lap and slowly worked his way up to 2nd (with 3rd in close attendance).

With 4 mins to go Aaron held reduced the lead to 7 seconds and was catching first by nearly a second a lap, however, an incident with 3rd place saw Aaron on his roof for over 5 seconds and back to third. There wasn't enough time to catch back and we had to settle for 3rd.

Overall the AT Platinum 30% fuel performed superbly and proved that by providing huge power and economy allowing Aaron to set the fastest lap of the event and the fastest qualifier of the event.

We are now packing and prepping for the South Australian State Titles starting in 3 days time.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer






STRINGER & AT TAKE THE RACE WIN


Well after 6 weeks of no racing due to rain we finally got a round of racing in on Sunday. We travelled to the Pine Hills RC Club in Brisbane for the Round 3 of the 2011 Summer Series.

there were to be 3 rounds of qualifying (10 mins) with ABC bump up finals. Over 55 racers attended the event.

We arrived at the track early for a quick round of practice. The car was dialled straight away.

Round 1.

Aaron TQ'ed the round and was the only driver to complete 17 laps

Round 2.

Once again Aaron TQ'ed this round.

Round 3

As we had sewn up TQ we decided tried a different set up but an engine flame out saw us drop this round.

A Main Final

Aaron was off pole and he got a great start and never looked back. Aaron won by 1 and a half laps over the 20 min final. By using the AT Platinum 30% Racing Fuel we were able to get superior run time and huge power on the blue groove track.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer





2011 PROLINE CHALLENGE


Another race meeting gone and another Victory for LRP and all of my other sponsors. At the moment really happy with my progress and starting to develope a bit of a winning streak at the moment, really enjoying racing and my cars feel great thanks to all of you guys who help me with my racing and supportive attitude.

On October 15-16 I attended the 2011 Proline Challenge , located in Liverpool Sydney Australia. Weather forecast was for rain on the saturday and 27 degrees and sunny sunday. THis race meeting was a little special when it comes to 1/8 racing as it was a controlled tire event which was Proline Holeshot 2.0 in M2 compound. Competitors were given 2 sets for the 6 rounds of 6 minute qualifiers and another set for the triple A MAIN finals. This layout is very similiar to 1/10 racing which was great as most people didnt require pit stops or pit men!.

The classes were 1/8 Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy and 1/8 EP Buggy and with over 75 competitors it was going to be hot competition. The usual suspects were there, Ari Bakla, Andrew Gillot and also the local guns which you would not doubt, KC Shore, Justin Snape, and Kev lewis.

I entered the classes 1/8 EP and 1/8 GP Buggy using LRP's S8BX R Evo buggy for both classes.

Controlled Practice + Qualyfying:

Practice was a simple couple of hours on the Saturday morning which was open to all drivers. I went out first in GP Buggy to get a good engine tune and try a different clutch setup than the usual. The track was very dusty and low grip and the tire choice was not going to be the best grip. As suspected my clutch setup of using 0.9 springs and a few carbon shoes to provide the slip that i wanted worked a treat making the car more smoother and less aggressive power band. I went out and set consistant fast laps of 34.0 second laps. THis was fast as when track was high grip we are doing 32.9 lap times. With my 1/8 EP i copied the same setup and surely enough it was very quick.

I was confident going into qualifying as my cars were fast and very consistant, trying to just make them handle the big jumps that Liverpool track provided for us was a given.

I qualified well TQing the first 4 rounds of GP, setting a 11 lapper in 6 minutes 25sec. Ari Bakla came out on a flyer in Q5 taking TQ by 2 seconds doing a 11lap 6minutes 22. Q6 was tough for me as the track was more slippery than ever and to take TQ meant to gain 2 seconds over Ari, I started behind him applying pressure the whole way untill the last few laps Bakla made a error costing him the TQ and i finished in a total time of 11 laps 6 minutes 19.1sec. Giving me the overall TQ of GP Buggy and also TQing 5/6 rounds in EP Buggy also.

Finals

After taking touble TQ in both classes, I felt comfortable with my cars. The hosting club was having computer problems all day and it was getting late in the day and still 3 A MAINs to go i knew that we would run out of time, so the finals that were going to be run were very crucial. I bagged the first GP final as Bakla broke on the first lap, I got away clean and with a error free run i took the win easily. I knew Bakla was out on the hunt for A2 and he was for the first few laps but made an error while battling with Andrew Gillot for 2nd position, letting me slowly skip away with the overall win for GP buggy. EP Buggy was very similiar , starting with clean starts and never looking back also taking the overall win for 1/8 EP buggy!.

Jarred King




TWILIGHT OUTLAW FINAL 2011


Well after quite a few postponements due to wet weather we finally got to run the Series Final. The track was in great condition giving all the wet weather of recent times. A large field had assembled for the final showdown. Aaron was sitting in 2nd position coming in to the final 2 points behind first.

This time the organisers had increased qualifying from 7 minutes to 15 mins to really test the drivers and cars. With every round to count there was no room for error as double points were up for grabs.

Round 1

Aaron got off to a great start and took second for the first round.

Round 2

A few crashes was all it took to see Aaron slip to 3rd for this round.

Round 3

No mistakes this time and we took a comfortable second for the round.

This left Aaron 2nd overall after qualifying and as the top 4 went straight into the A-main we were rapted.

Finals

Aaron got off to a great start and was applying strong pressure to first place when a steering end let go and things looked grim. However, after a quick repair Aaron was back out but down 5 laps and in last place. Aaron drove like a demon and worked his way back up to seventh.

Overall this gave 2nd outright for the series. We were rapted with the AT Platinum Fuel as we had temps from 32 degrees down to 10 degrees for the final. We did not suffer one flameout for the whole series, over 4 hours of racing in total!!!!

We couldn't ask for more.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer








2011 FEMCA TRUGGY TITLES


Over 70 drivers attended the first ever FEMCA Truggy Titles held at the Sunshine Coast track Queensland. Drivers from Australia and New Zealand attended the 4 day meet. First up was timed practice and the drivers best 3 consecutive laps over the last 5 minutes would be used to reseed everyone for qualifying.

Aaron had a great run and qualified 2nd only 6/100's of a second from 1st. In fact 3rd place was almost 3 seconds slower.

So we moved onto qualifying proper and we knew we had a great set up so really we just tried to make it faster for the finals.

After 6 rounds we were sitting in 5th outright, and more importantly we had a really awesome setup for the longer finals.

Finals Day.

We had qualified straight into the semi-final, however, what we hadn't banked on was rain............ this completely changed the track and it really was a survival of the mud.

Unfortunately our race ended on lap 1 of our semi final when we were taking out by a back marker and we broke the left steering arm.

The AT Platinum Racing Fuel performed faultlessly all week in conditions from 27 degrees to 15 degrees and rain. We got great power and economy over all conditions with no flame outs.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer






TWILIGHT SERIES ROUND 4


Approximately 50 Drivers attended the final round of qualifying for the Twilight Series. This series is all about consistency with all races to count for every round. With 16 races to count for Qualifying (4 Rounds over 7 weeks) it was really important to have a reliable car. Out of the 16 rounds THE Car only suffered one failure (engine moved which was a loctite issue) which proves just how reliable the THE Car has become.

So after the final four rounds of qualifying on Saturday, Aaron was in 2 outright with the final to come. Due to time constraints the A Main final would only be 20min long, basically a sprint race these days. There were 4 drivers all within a couple of seconds of each though out qualifying and it would be the same in the final. The top 4 cleared out within a lap and a high speed battled developed.

However, while Aaron was in 2nd, 1st place had a stumble at a hairpin causing Aaron to check up and this left 3rd place with no where to go. Unfortunately the got tangled up for about 10 seconds. 1st and 4th cleared out and while Aaron was able to close the gap (to about 4 seconds) we ran out of time.

So we had to settle for a 3rd for the night.

The AT Platinum Race Fuel 30% performed faultlessly all day/night and we couldn't be happier.

So overall the top 10 final placings for the Finals on the 6th August are

1st Kyle McBride 300 points
2nd Aaron Stringer 296 points
3rd Tim Mckay 292 points
4th Christian Jones 292 points
5th Darren Perry 290 points
6th Steve Perry 283 points
7th Dave Ruddell 275 points
8th Adam Lynch 273 points
9th Justin Whitcombe 271 points
10th Jason Dyckhoff 196 points


The Finals are based on your total point score to date plus double points for the finals themselves.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer






ROUND 1 LIVERPOOL


On the 26/6/11 I attended the NITRO X Series RND1 at Liverpool, NSW, Sydney Australia. Sky's were blue and the temperature was a chilling 8 degrees celcius, Bringing out everyones sloppy joe's and racing jackets.

At this event there was 1/8 Pro Buggy and 1/8 Pro Truggy, I entered in both classes. During the week LRP sent me updated parts including a longer chassis, modified susp arms and optional springs. I was really eager to try out my new S8TX Team against some tough competition and see what it was like. After installing the parts I threw it on the track in practice and immediately noticed the difference , it was like driving a whole new car.

I was confident that my car had the pace to compete with the likes of Mugens, Losi and other manufacturers.

1/8 Buggy

Qualyfying was pretty dull for me as I encountered alot of clutch issues which was related to my engine's crankshaft, long story short I only completed 1 qualifier of the 4 , but good enough to put me overall Q2 for 1/8 buggy. Before the final I had to do a quick engine change, lent to me froma fellow Hobbies Australia team Driver. Not even enough time to tune it.

My buggy was awesome in the final , making a few changes to get some more mid corner steering made me set the fastest individual lap. The engine had no tune on it so i was unsure of my fuel economy so to be safe i was pitting at 7 minutes which was costing me time as Xray driver KC Shore was pitting at 11 minutes which was a big advantage.

I finished in 2nd behind KC Shore putting LRP on the podium once again!

1/8 Truggy

Truggy was so much fun for me as I enjoy this class alot. My car was awesome and is so much easier to drive compared to a buggy. IMy consistancy was really good and the key to this track being so rough and worn was to be consistant. I TQ'd this class and fellow Hobbies Australia driver Tom Toll using Mugen and LRP engine was Q2 behind me.

Early on in the final i set out fast trying to maintain a quick lead from the pack but Tom Toll put in a good fight sticking with me the whole way and taking advantage of my mistake and taking the lead for a while. Tom made a mistake soon after , as i was very close behind i took the lead back and managed to hold onto the lead the whole way extended my gap to a 2 lap lead over the rest of the pack and setting the fastest lap of the meeting in truggy as well.

Thanks to all of my sponsors!

Jarred King




2011 QLD STATE TITLES


Over 90 drivers attended the 2011 QLD State Titles. We arrived early Wednesday morning for free practice, the car was dialled straight up and we focused on different tires to see what was best on the new track layout. The cream of Australian talent was in attendance for this meet.

Round 1

Buggy

It was a torrid affair right from the hooter with the top 5 drivers all within a couple of seconds of each other. Aaron and the car were superb and finished 3rd outright. The top 3 were the only drivers to get 18 laps in over the 10min qualifier

Truggy

The truggy was smoking and we finished 3rd for the round

Round 2

Buggy

Off to another great start until about 5min in we had a wheel issue which saw us out for that round

Truggy

Still smoking 3 rd again

Round 3

Buggy

Determined to make amends for Round 2 Aaron and the Car were off setting a super fast pace and finished second outright for the round only 7 seconds behind TQ, once again only the top 3 got to 18 laps

Truggy

Tried some different tires finished 4th

Round 4

Buggy

Looking good again, however a few mistakes and we finished 4th for the round missing a 18 lapper by 1 second

Truggy

Back to the tires that worked and 3rd again

Round 5

Buggy

The gremlins set back in when we lost plug and only managed a 15 lapper

Truggy

Still rolling along finished 3rd again

Round 6

Buggy

We needed a safe banker for this one as there were 4 rounds to count. Aaron drove a great race to finish 4th for the round

Truggy

Tried a few set up changes for the finals finished 3rd

Overall we finished 5th in qualifying in Buggy and 3rd in Truggy.

Semi final - Buggy

We were off grid 3 for the semi, Aaron got off to a good start and quickly settled into third position. We knew the top 5 would automatically bump to the A-Main (always our main goal) so we went into cruise mode. However, 2nd made a few mistakes and Aaron was on him. After 20 mins of racing Aaron missed 2nd spot by 9 hundredths of a second. However, while we would start from 5th on the grid for the A-Main when we checked the results from the other semi we had gone quicker than every one else in that semi.

Semi Final - Truggy

The Argus Race Engine was on fire and we took a comfortable second to advance to the A-Main

A-Main Truggy

We suffered a mechanical issue in the second lap which saw us out for the rest of the final

A-Main - Buggy

Off went the gun and Aaron made a great start and by the first lap we were in 3rd. The pace by the top 3 was furious and I could see that our normal pit stop would be out the window, I pitted Aaron at 6.30mins into the race and was amazed that the fuel gun was empty. I knew 1st and 2nd would be in the same boat. Things remained static until once again the top 2 went for a 7.30min pit stop strategy and we stop again at 6.30. This time the top 2 flamed and we took first place. Aaron drove superably for the the next 20mins, with about 7 mins to go thee top 3 were back together battling.

Aaron fought hard but the tires were past there best and in the end we took second. An outstanding result for Aaron and AT Plantuim Fuels.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer




TWILIGHT OUTLAW SERIES ROUND 2


Over 60 Drivers attended the second round of the day/night series. In open practice the motors felt really good and Aaron was feeling really confident with them. Once again this round was based on all qualifiers to count with no bumps for the finals, so there is no room for error

Round 1

Buggy

Aaron was on TQ pace when the motor moved and we went from 1st to nowhere.

Truggy

Once again Aaron was in a TQ position when we broke a drive shaft

Round 2

Buggy

90 seconds before the start of the race the throttle servo dies!!!! But due to the great design feature with the car we were able to swap a new throttle servo out an d in and only miss the first 45 seconds of the race. Aaron drove like a man possessed and still got in a 10 lapper and finished 4th for the round.

Truggy

Aaron had a trouble free run and took TQ

Round 3

At last a clean round and Aaron finished 2nd outright

Truggy

Once again Aaron had a trouble free run and took TQ

This left us in 9th position for the A-Main for the Buggy and 4th for the Truggy

Final.

Truggy

Aaron got off to a great start and as in 2nd by the end of lap 1 and 1st place by the end of lap 2. By the first pit stop Aaron had put lap on the field. However, at the 15min mark the clutch bell bearing failed and we were out.

Buggy

With Aaron starting in 9th we knew it would be tough to get to the leaders. At the start Aaron got caught up the usual smash and dash and Aaron was over 16 seconds (11th position) behind the leader the first time over the loop. However, Aaron using the AT Platinum RAcing Fuel were on fire and he slowly but slowly worked his way up though the field. By mid race he was closing in on second at a great rate of knots. By the third pit stop Aaron had taken over second and pulled away to take a comfortable 2nd. The AT Platinum Racing Fuel was awesome all day/night and we set the fastest lap of the whole event with great power and economy.

Truggy

After 2 rounds Aaron is in 9th position

Buggy

After 2 rounds Aaron is setting in second spot 2 points behind the leader.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer






NSW STATE TITLES MAITLAND


Approximately 90 drivers attended the NSW's State Titles held at Maitland NSW's (approximately 3 hours north of Sydney. Aaron was entered in Buggy and Truggy.

We arrived late Wednesday night to a chilly 5 degrees ambient temperature with a report of early morning fog.

We arrived at the track bright and early Thursday morning to a total white out. In fact the fog cause almost a 1 hour delay to the start of the event.

Round 1

Buggy

Got a great start to qualifying and finished 5th outright for the round. The AT PLatinum Fuel was performing beautifully and didn't miss a beat

Truggy

The truggy was on fire and we finished 3rd outright

Round 2

Buggy

Another great round for Aaron finishing 4th outright.

Truggy

Truggy was still going strong finishing 4th outright for Round 2

Once again the AT Platinum Racing fuel performed exceptionally well in Buggy and Truggy as the air temperature had increased by over 15 degrees very quickly.

Round 3

Buggy

Aaron drove really well and finished 3rd outright for this round

Truggy

Finished 3rd our right for the round

Round 4

Buggy

Truggy

4th out right for Round 4

Round 5 and Round 6

Buggy

We tried some set up changes as we had already secured a spot in the semi-finals. The AT Platinum fuel was faultless for these 2 rounds (again)

Truggy

Once again having secured a semi-final spot we tested some set ups for the finals.

Overall Aaron finished 5th overall for Buggy and 6th overall for Truggy. The AT Platinum fuel performed unbelievably well for all rounds of qualifying with not one flame out and great fuel economy

Finals

Buggy

Semi Final.

We suffered a bearing failure (rear pinion gear) with 45 seconds to go before the start and had to call a 10 min delay. Unfortunately we did not get the car back onto the track until after the start of the race. Aaron used all of the AT Platinum amazing power to drive his way back up to 5th position, an amazing result giving that the cream of Australian racing was at this meet.

Truggy.

No real issues here and Aaron finished 2 nd in his semi.

A-Main Finals.

Truggy.

Aaron got off to a great start and pushing the leaders by the second lap. Infact by lap 4 Aaron was in front and pulling away. The only time Aaron surrendered the lead was during fuel stops. However, at about the 20 min mark with Aaron holding a 20 second lead over 2nd we heard the rear diff starting to make very concerning noises. Aaron had to back off in order to finish the 45min final and it came down to the last lap. We had 2 choices go for broke or hold steady and settle for 2nd.

We held on for a well deserved 2nd missing 1st by .6 of a second.

Buggy.

Starting from 9th we knew we would have a tough start and this proved the case as we were in last after the first lap. However, Aaron drove superbly using the power of the Argus Race Engine to power his way back up to 4th and even challenged for 3rd until his tires gave out.

Aaron took 4th spot in Buggy.

Overall the AT Platinum 30% fuel was superb all weekend and we did not have one flame or any issues with over 10 litres of fuel used over the 4 days of tough racing.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer










ST IVES RC CAR CLUB ROUND 2


On Sunday the 29/5/11 , St Ives RC Car Club held the 2nd round of the Challenge Cup in New South Wales. This series runs over 4 rounds throughout each year. Weather was dim, but the racing wasnt as it went on without a drop. Overcast and very cold weather saw everyone with their winter gear on.

At this event I competed in both 2wd Modified and 4wd Modified Buggy classes. 8am and 9 degrees celcius racing started, it was a short day of daylight so racing had to start early. Fast drivers attended such as Multiple National Champ, Andrew Gillot. Also Mathew Iverach, Matt Primmer, Dave Warner, Michael Harlow and more.

Round 1 of qualifying was away and first up was 2wd modified. Practice was the day before and I didnt attend this so i expected my first QUAL to be shaky. But it was better than expected. I decided to start the day off on a soft pin configured tire as the track was prepped to no dust and its starting to break up. I went out on Proline Holeshot 2.0 and these were not providing the grip I wanted, although most drivers were complaining of the lack of grip.

From Q2 onwards I made a few changes to the car to gain more traction along with a tire change from Holeshot's to JConcepts Double Dee's in green compound, this was there softest. Definately helping the car and bringing my lap times down. We re-graded and I was off in Q2 in group A, behind club local Michael Harlow who was piloting the new TLR 22 buggy. I was the only Team Associated B4.1 2wd in the whole of group A which made it a little initmidating. After Qualifying finished I had TQ / or Pole position as Formula 1 would say for the A finals to start, still being the only AE car in the final from 9 other TLR 22 buggies.

The track for the finals was not prepped and was even more slippery than previous races and my AE car did not like it at all. Finding it very difficult to apply power to the dirt all throughout the 3 A Finals. This cost me in 2 of the finals letting Andrew Gillot through to the overall win. I finished 3rd overall in 2wd Modified Buggy, giving AE a podium position.

In 4wd Modified I was driving Team Durango's new DEX410 2010 Model. This was powered with LRP Electronics just like my 2wd. I chose to run Jconcepts Double Dee's with the hard blue inserts for Q1 and this worked well but the car still was suffering traction. I managed to take TQ for Q1 and 2nd,2nd for the other two qualifiers. I chose a softer inserts and rear spring to get more traction on the un-expected bumpy and loose track. This helped alot and made the car much more consistant. I started off Q2 for the A Finals, behind TLR driver Andrew Gillot. ( Multiple Australian Champion )

A1 was not a good final for me as I got tangled in the first lap with 1st place making me and Andrew the back of the pack early on. Letting fellow Team Durango driver Matt Primmer drive into the lead, who also took out Q1 of 4wd Modified. I finish 10th as I broke a front suspension arm on the large tripple on the back of the track, making a daring move. haha.

A2 and A3 finals had to be good as I had finished 10th in A1. I concerntrated on being smooth and mistake free. This helped and early on I made a move on Andrew Gillot to take the win in A2 and 2nd place in A3. Overall this got me the win in 4wd Modified for the weekend. 2nd was followed by fellow Team Durango driver Matt Primmer.

Jarred King








GAUCI GOES RUNNER UP


Jonathon finishes in 2nd place in junior national light at the second round of the Wollongong 2011 race series.



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OJEDA TQ'S & GOES RUNNER UP @ 2011 STATE CUP ROUND 3


Jayden TQ's and goes runner up at the North Shore Kart Club 2011 state cup third round.



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2011 ROCKY CUP


Over 90 drivers from all over Queensland attended the Rocky Cup. We arrived Friday after a 6 hour drive and hit the track for some practice. The Rocky track is one of the few grass tracks in Australia. We were keen to see how our current set up worked from clay to grass.

Basically the car was smoking from the first run, we didn't need to change a thing. We got in 3 hours of hard practice and we felt the we were in good shape for qualifying. We found the AT Platuim 30% Fuel was working really well giving great power and awesome run time

Round 1

Buggy

Car was awesome in the warm up....... but with 30 seconds to go we popped off the throttle arm (from the motor) lost 3 mins and finished 23rd

Truggy

The Truggy was awesome and we TQ'ed Round 1

Round 2

BUggy

Once again the car was awesome but we suffered a plug problem and finished 22nd for the round.

Truggy

Once again the Truggy with the At Platinum 30% was smoking and we TQ'ed again

Round 3

Buggy

Everything came together and we finished 2nd for the round

Truggy

Broke a front arm mid race saw us out for this round

Round 4.

Buggy

The car was a missile for Round 4 and we TQ'ed round 4 for by a fair margin. The AT Platuim 30% allowed us to make huge power and we set teh fastest lap as well

Truggy

Tq'ed Round 4.

Due to the larger than expected entries the organisers capped qualifying at 4 rounds (there was meant to be 5 rounds). This left us in 10th position overall (3 rounds were counted) which meant we just snuck into the A-Main for the Buggy and we were in TQ for the Truggy.

Final

Truggy

We were off TQ for the final and never looked back. The AT Platinum performed faultlessly though out the final and allowed Aaron to set the fastest lap of the race meet and win the A-Main by over a lap.

Buggy

While we were disappointed with qualifying we knew we had a fast car and we just needed a good start. 15 cars lined up for the A-Main and we knew it would be bedlam on the start. However, Aaron got a great start and was in 4th by the end of lap 1 and in 1st by the end of lap 2.

Aaron once again using the AT Platinum 30% was on fire, Aaron never lost the lead for the remaining 30min final. In fact Aaron managed to put 2 laps on the field over the 30 min final. We honestly couldn't be happier with how well the AT Platuim Fuel performed in both Buggy and Truggy.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer






GRIFFITH KART CLUB YELLOWTAIL CUP 2011


Jayden was the fastest qualifier for this event with a qualifying time of 42.66 starting both Heat 1 & 2 in Pole.

1st in both Heat 1 & 2, finishing 1st in the Pre-final

Pole in Final with again a first place finish !!

A great weekend of racing !!

Best Regards,
Angela Ojeda

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FLEGG DOMINATES WA CHALLENGE CUP SERIES


Brenden Flegg is featured in the may issue of Racing Lines magazine for his outstanding effort in the 2011 WA Challenge Cup Series.

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2011 EASTERN CREEK NSKC ROUND 2


Jayden Ojeda wins the 2011 NSKC round 2 Rookies class.

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2011 NKRC NEWCASTLE OPEN DAY


Jayden Ojeda takes out the Rookies class at the 2011 NKRC Newcastle round.

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2011 NSKC EASTERN CREEK BRIAN FARLEY MEMORIAL EVENT


Jayden Ojeda brings home 1st place in Rookies!

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CDKC LITHGOW 2011


Jayden Ojeda wins the Rookies class at the CDKC Lithgow 2011 Teams Event.

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WOLLONGONG CITY RACEWAY PROKART ROUND 2


Jonathan Gauci finishes third at the second round of the Wollongong City Raceway Prokart 2011 series in Junior national light class.

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AT PLATINUM FUELS & AARON STRINGER WIN ROUND 6 OF SUMMER SERIES @ PINE HILLS BRISBANE


We travelled approximately one hour to Brisbane Pine Hills RC Club to compete in the sixth round of the summer series. We arrived at the track at approximately 7:30
in the morning and set up for a hard day's racing.

There were approximately 55 races entered for this round and there was some tough competition.

After three rounds (10 min each) of qualifying Aaron had secured TQ position.

Final.

Aaron got a great start in his A main final and was able skip away to an early lead. Halfway through
the race Aaron got caught up with a few backmarkers and allowed second and third to pull back in some of his lead.

However once Aaron had cleared these backmarkers he was once again able to skip away and stretch his lead
out to approximately 25 seconds. In the end Aaron took a comfortable win.

Overall the AT Platinum Fuel performed extremely well. We suffered no flame outs and got great run time.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer





STATE CUP SSSHHAKEDOWN


The Wollongong 2011 State Cup Shakedown saw a 19 kart field in Junior national light class, with new crew chief Catherine Gauci calling the shots on tune up Jonathon Gauci managed to rap up third place with the 2nd fastest lap time in the final.

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GAUCI GOES RUNNER UP!


Jonathon Gauci takes out runner up at the 1st round of the WKRC 2011 season. Competing in the junior lites class he proved to have the fastest lap times in the 15 kart field.

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BRISBANE FLOOD APPEAL RACE DAY


Over 70 drivers attended the "Brisbane Flood Appeal Race Day" at Logan on Sunday the 23rd January. Aaron was entered in buggy for this event.

Qualifying

Round 1

A slightly watered track saw some fairly quick lap times.......... Kylie McBride (recently finished 4th at the World Titles) and Aaron battled it out and were the only 2 drivers to do 17 laps in the 10 mins.

Aaron sat in 2nd after the first round

Round 2

Very dry and dusty track saw times a lot slower than the first round. Aaron made a few mistakes and finished third overall.

Round 3

The track was watered right before Aaron raced and we new this would be the "Qualifier". Aaron was on an 18 lapper (no one has ever completed 18 laps in 10mins). Kylie had a mechanical problem at the 8 min mark allowing Aaron to to take the win with a 17 lapper just 3 seconds off an 18 lapper.

So after qualifying it was Kylie in TQ with Aaron in second.

A-Main Final

It was a quality field, however, Aaron and Kylie asserted there dominance from the first lap, it quickly became a race between the 2 of them, up till the first pit stop there was never more than 5 seconds between them. At about the 10 min mark Kylie made a mistake and Aaron snuck to take the lead.

They battled trading first place until Aaron made a few mistakes at around the 20min mark and Kylie pulled the biggest lead so far (about 20 seconds), however, over the next 5 mins Aaron manged to pull back Kylie's lead to around 6 seconds.

With about 5 mins to go and with Aaron closing the gap, Kylie took a big crash off the triple and suffered a mechanical issue which saw him out of the race. Aaron went on to take the win 2 laps up on second place Darren Perry.

Overall the AT Platinum 30% fuel was awesome all day with no flame outs in over 30 degrees of heat. We also got great run time as well and couldn't be more happier with the fuel

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer



2011 Australia Day Cup - JARRAD KING TAKES THE WIN & KEVIN LEWIS BRINGS HOME 3RD!


"I attended the 2011 Australia Day Cup for 1/8 Nitro Buggy at LRRCC yesterday (23/01/11). Early stages of practice I started to put down some fast lap times, breaking into the low 39 second laps. Wayne Walker, KC Shore, Kev Lewis and Justin Snape all doing similiar times. Qualyfying was a little harsh for me only completing 1/3 heats due to engine tune. Having such a new engine its hard to maintain a consistant tune and be competitive at the same time as you would all be aware of. Was my first big outing with LRP's new Z.21X Spec 2. "

"Because I managed to put down a fast run in the first QUAL it put me in 3rd position for the A MAIN. "

"Top three started as:"


KC Shore - Xray / Alpha / Proline
Wayne Walker - Mugen Seiki / Ninja / AKA
Jarred King - Xray / LRP / Proline

"Basically I knew the engine was new going into the final and wasn't expecting to much from it so I went in with a positive attitude and a few tweeks to the bottom end mixture and the engine held a consistant tune for the full half an hour final. I managed to grab the lead early on within the first 5 minutes and ran away from there. Fast and consistant fuel stops with consistant driving got me the win at the end of the day."

Kind Regards, Jarred King



2010 TASMANIAN STATE TITLES


"Approximately 50 racers attended the inaugural Tasmanian State Titles for 2010. We arrived Thursday afternoon after a 4 hour plane flight to get in some practice on the new track. The club had done a brillant job and we were very impressed with the track and there facilities."

"Aaron was driving in 1/8 Buggy"

Qualifying

Round 1 - Buggy

Aaron was on TQ pace when the glow plug dropped in to the motor ending round 1 for us

Round 2 - Buggy

New motor caused us some issues had a flame out and finished 8th

Round 3 - Buggy

TQ'ed by a lap

Round 4 - BUggy

Tq'ed Round 3

Round 5 - Buggy

Set fastest result of the event - TQ'ed Round 5

Round 6 - Buggy

TQ'ed round 6

Overall Aaron TQ'ed Buggy for the Tasmanian State Titles 2010 by winning 4 out 6 rounds.

Buggy

Once again Aaron was in the second semi and we new what time we had to beat to TQ for the final. Aaron again comfortably took the semi win and TQ for the A-Main by over a lap

A-Main Buggy

Once again Aaron was off to a flyer. By the 15 min mark he held a 25 second lead over second, and then the gremlins stuck again we started to lose a tire and had to change the tire, we managed to get in done and still retain the lead. But 4 minutes later we started to loose a second tire and had to pit again.

This put us back to 3rd, however, Aaron charged back thought the field to retake the lead again. However lady luck had deserted us completely and we had the same problem with the other 2 tires and we fell back to last. Aaron drove superbly to claw his way back to third by the end of the race. At one stage Aaron was 45 seconds behind the leader (with 15 mins to go) and by the race end he was only 15 seconds behind the winner.

Overall we rapted with how well the AT Platinum 30% fuel performed. The conditions varied from 5 degrees to 25 degrees, as well as full sunshine to rain over the 4 days of racing and yet the fuel performed consistently again and again.

AT Platinum 30% Fuel performed faultlessly though out it all.

Cheers

Mark and Aaron Stringer







2010 NKA PRO KART NATIONALS


Jonathon Gauci takes out the junior lites class at the 2010 NKA Pro Kart Nationals with the help of AT Racing Castor Plus.





AARON STRINGER TAKES OUT THE DOUBLE WIN AT PINE HILLS FOR AT RACING


"Over 50 drivers attended a 2 day race meeting held at Pine Hills Racing located at Brisbane called the "Non Worlds Event". We arrived early Saturday morning to prepare for 2 days of hard racing. The organisers decided that Round 1 would be a practice round with 5 rounds (with 4 rounds to count of the 5 rounds to count towards qualifying) and IFMAR style final."

"Aaron was driving in 1/8 Buggy and 1/8 Truggy"

"The track was in great shape and would provide some challenges to all drivers. After the 5 rounds of qualifying Aaron had achieved the following results"

Buggy

TQ (TQed 4 out of the 5 rounds)

Truggy

TQ (TQed 4 out of the 5 rounds)

Finals

"Aaron was off position 1 for his semi final. After 20 mins of racing Aaron came home first by 1 lap over second and TQed position 1 for the A-Main."

A-Main Final.

"Aaron lead from start to finish to win by over 2 laps in the 40min final."

Truggy.

"Once again Aaron was off pole position for the A-Main. After 40min of racing Aaron had won by 2 1/2 laps over second."

"Overall a great result for AT Racing. The AT Platinum 30% Racing performed faultlessly over the 2 days of racing. We consumed over 4 litres for the weekend with not one flame out and great run time."

Cheers Mark and Aaron Stringer







JONATHON GAUCI DOMINATES WITH AT RACING CASTOR PLUS


Jonathon Gauci wins the Junior National Lite 2010 Pro Kart Championship and takes out 2nd in the Junior National Lite 2010 WKRC Championship using AT Racing Castor Plus.





AT RACING DOMINATES THE QLD STATE FINAL 2010




"After a 5 1/2 hour drive we arrived at Gladstone on Friday afternoon. As we had never raced on this track before Aaron was for some practice. Both the Buggy and Truggy were fast straight out of the box."

"We finessed the set up a touch more but overall the cars we dialled!!!"
"Saturday"
"Qualifying Buggy / Truggy Round 1 TQ'ed Both Buggy and Truggy"
"Round 2 TQ'ed Both Buggy and Truggy - Sunday"
"Round 3 TQ'ed Both Buggy and Truggy"

"Finals"
"Truggy"
"Aaron was off pole and was quickly away. Nathan Bartholat gave Aaron a bit of a run for the first couple of laps but a few crashes cost him. However, Aaron was over 2 seconds a lap quicker than Nathan and by the 15 min mark we were back in front.
Aaron held the lead till the end winning by a lap over second place and by 3 laps over third"

"Buggy Final"
"For some reason the computer had awarded Teaam Associated Driver Jason Dyckhoff pole position for the A-Main and we could not fix it........ so we started from second position and very quickly it became a race between Aaron and Jason. Aaron pulled a comfortable lead and around the 15min make Jason suffered car problems and Aaron was able to put 3 laps on him before he got back out. In the end Aaron won by 2 laps over second and 4 laps over third.
The AT 30% Platinum Fuel and the Novarossi engines (Plus 4C for the buggy and the Tero Nero for the Truggy) performed superbly over the 3 days with not one flame out in 6 litres of hard racing."

"Cheers"
"Mark and Aaron Stringer"



2010 QLD STATE CHAMPIONSHIP




Steven Jovanovic takes out the 2010 QLD State Championships using the all new AT Racing Platinum Series Race blend.



2010 FUTABA OS JAKARTA




On the 19th to the 20th of June the 2010 Futaba OS Jakarta Open was held on the Jakarta International Twin Circuits.

1/10th

Qualifying started on the Saturday with 3 qualifying heats. The first qualifier seen Steven Jovanovic set the pace with 17laps in 5:08.271sec. Azri Amri taking 2nd with 17laps in 5:17.841 & Erwin Luhur taking 3rd with 17laps in 5:18.389. Second qualifier seen Steven J running out of fuel which brought Sadikin From Jakarta up to 2nd place with 17laps in 5:09.354 & Erwin Luhur in 3rd place. Third qualifier seen Sadikin take TQ with 17 Laps 5:06.274 & Erwin Luhur in second with 17laps 5:06.686. Steven J dropped down to 3rd position after setting a blistering lap time of 17.326sec but to then run out of fuel at 4:42.562sec. The fourth qualifier was rained out on Saturday afternoon. The final qualifier was on Sunday morning which seen Bowie Ginting move up into 4th position with 17laps 5:10.290.

Sunday afternoon was the 45minute final. We had Sadikin take the early lead with Erwin Luhur in second & Bowie Ginting in 3rd. Bowie took second after 5 minutes in with Erwin dropping to 3rd. Steven Jovanovic fighting back through the field after an early incident got himself back into 2nd. Jovanovic was on a different fuel strategy to all other drivers stopping every 4minutes. 18minutes in Sadikin stripped second gear & continued the race for another 5 minutes until bringing it in to change the gear & tyres. Jovanovic did the early tyre change 20minutes in to try & get the jump later in the race. 25minutes in seen all cars do tyre change. After all tyre changes & 45 minutes was up we had Jovanovic in 1st, Bowie Ginting in 2nd & Fayakhun Andriadi in 3rd.





2010 WA CHALLENGE CUP




After taking a month break from racing, I came to the event really refreshed, prepared and looking forward to racing. Radio Rally Club,which has a portable grass track was to hold the first of a three event series, with an event to be held at all three of WA's nitro offroad racing clubs.

Saturday came and it was purely qualifying. This was a good time to tweak both the buggy and truggy with minor setup changes to get the cars handling well for the track conditions and find that extra car speed to get you even quicker. My Losi 8T 2.0 was awesome and it was handling the best I have ever driven it. It was turning underneath other truggies and launching out of the corners with other drivers asking how it was handling so well and was also so fast. The Losi buggy was feeling just as good but unfortunately as the grass got more worn, the 2.0 buggy was suffering more from traction roll on bumps and lumps.

After qualifying was completed it was time for the finals and I was just shy of and missed out on the tq for truggies and finished in a respectable position for the buggies. The semi finals came around and it was time to start thinking about pit strategies and fuel stops. I was running AT Racing Fuels Platinum range in 25% nitro with a 9mm insert in the truggy and 7mm in the buggy. It was decided I could do 8 minute pitstops with both cars comfortably for the finals. This is a true show of AT's Platinum fuels performance and run time as I had all the power I could ever need and yet still had great runtimes on such a demanding high traction surface of grass.

The buggy semi came around and I got off to quite a good start, gaining a few places in the usual first corner pile up from the grid start. It was unfortunately short lived however when I snapped a centre to front driveshaft in half. There was no time to reflect on the buggy semi as straight up afterwards I was racing the truggy semis. Starting from front of the grid I simply needed to have a clean start and then I would be set for a clean race if I kept my nerves down and my Losi truggy on 4 wheels. The start came around and you always have to like starting from position 1 when you come around the first corner and see the carnage behind you. I felt I drove a nice, clean and responsible semi final race keeping the truggy on 4 wheels, racing nice lines and not pushing the car too hard or doing anything stupid, and I got the car to the end in a respectable time to qualify for the 30 minute a final.

It was finally time for the A-final and starting from second on the grid, it was simply a matter of getting around the first corner and then the top 3-4 guys would most likely pull away and luckily this exactly happened. The top 3 all pulled away nice and clean and started making ground on the main pack. The group of us were applying close pressure to each other but still keeping the racing clean which is always great racing. Five or six minutes into racing and we were still within a few car lengths of each other with the lap timing speakers not able to make all 3 names out fully due to us being so close together. I knew in the back of my head I needed to keep my cool and my car on 4 wheels as this was the only way to stay competitive out in front. Just as I was thinking this, 3rd place had a tumble and was now a few corners back so that gave me some breathing room and then also in the same lap first place pushed wide into a corner and I got by for the lead. After this, I noticed he was starting to drive a lot more erratic and obviously wanting his position back as he was starting to really push it but it was only a matter of time before he crashed to now give me some breathing room. The first round of pitstops came around and at 8mins, I was in the pits and back out quicker than I could take a breath (Thanks Dad).

The race continued on and I was now coming up to back markers but my Losi truggy was simply handling amazingly and tight lines that only buggies could have taken, my truggy was taking and passing others cleanly. About half way through the final I was coming around to lap 3rd place so this was now a good buffer where if something unfortunate was to happen like a flame out, I had a lap on 3rd and was chasing down second. Two or three more minutes later and I lapped second so now this was a great lead and it was time to tone back the driving a notch and keep it on 4 wheels for the end. Unfortunately for them both 2nd and 3rd suffered minor problems costing several laps about 5 minutes form the end so it was a matter of keeping my car on 4 wheels and circling the track. I ended up beating up both 2nd and 3rd by 3 laps so it was a great feeling.

There's nothing quite like the feeling of winning a great race and bringing it home. Hearing your name called out as first and your dad celebrating in the pits always brings a smile to your dial. I couldn't have done it without AT Racing Fuels reliable performance, Team Losi's great 8T 2.0 truggy and my pit rhino dad for his teriffic job.

Thanks Brendan Flegg



2010 Victorian Titles




This years Victorian Titles were run at the Melbourne Radio Control Circuit Racers facility over the weekend of the 22nd-24th January kicking off the start to 2010s sanctioned event schedule in the IC on-road scene. Racers from as far as Sydney and Adelaide descended on the Lilydale track from Wednesday prior to the event to start cutting laps and working on their setups. Practice and the first round of heats begun on Friday in sensational conditions with Novarossi team drivers Peter and Steve Jovanovic battling it out for honours in both 1/10th Novarossi powered Kyosho VoneRRR and Novarossi powered Motonica P811/8th scale right from the beginning. A battle that would continue throughout the weekend. As the days progressed the times continued to fall. In 1/8th scale it was Peter Jovanovic from Steve Jovanovic with MRCCR President Andy Bishop putting in a blinder to be in 3rd. 1/10th scale saw the roles reversed with Steve J leading Peter J and in 3rd place Phil Woodbury.The sun made a welcome return after qualifying on Sunday but qualifying positions didnt change for the front runners in all classes. 1/10th Pro Tourer was an all Jovanovic affair with Peter leading home Steve and the final step on the podium being taken by local journeyman Derrick Miller. Onto 1/8th scale with Peter Jovanovic once again dominating from start to finish leading home Michael Kerr who made an excellent run from 5th and in 3rd Steven Jovanovic.




LRRCC 2010 Summer Championship



Kevin Lewis wins the LRRCC 2010 Summer Championship while Steve Sneddon takes out runner up both using AT Racing Platinum Series.




2010 NWRCCC



Danny wins first time out using Platinum Series at 2010 NWRCCC Tasmanian event.




2010 AARCMCC Victorian IC On Road Championships



The all new AT Racing Platinum Series Racing Fuels have created waves at the 2010 AARCMCC Victorian IC On Road Championships with Peter Jovanovic winning the 1:8 scale i.c. ON ROAD while Michael Kerr taking out second place and Steven Jovanovic placed 3rd all racers using Platinum Series. AT Racing Platinum Series than powered both Peter Jovanovic to another win in the 1:10 scale 200mm ON ROAD and Steven Jovanovic to claim 2nd place.




2009/10 Summer Cup Round 1




Well just got back yesterday from a hectic 2 weeks in Malaysia which consisted mostly of family stuff and the dreaded shopping... Threw my gear on charge and went to bed. Woke up and realised I hadn't changed anything on my car from Adelaide state titles but was too knackered to even contemplate a strip down and rebuild so off to the track I go. Get to the track and Steve gives me a brand new bottle of AT Racing Platinum Series fuel and informs me that this stuff is awesome and that AT Racing have accepted me as part of there team. To say I was excited was an understatement however with the new fuel it was time to get a tune on her. Throw my car on the track in practice and the car fealt surprisingly ok with the Adelaide set-up on it, however the new fuel had sent the engine into a super rich condition (I was very happy about this as I was racing in 40 degree heat in Adelaide on its current tune and to have to lean off was unbelievable), but lean it we did and the engine response was just brilliant. After a good few laps the car would come in and idle extremely well. So next up was my buggy qualifying, and it was looking like a battle between Stephen Snedden and Theo Assa with me having issues each time I hit the track. First qualifier got scrapped due to a Lipo deciding to go up in smoke on me.. Second qualifier I decided to try and jump the unjumpable and with a huge crash ended up breaking my 1st part on my Mugen ever. (had to happen sooner or later) In the Third Qualifier I managed to pull it all together in the final round to produce the only 11 lap run of the race meet as we were running 8 minute qualifiers which gave me TQ. The Buggy Final began with me on pole getting the holeshot, Theo Assa into 2nd and Stephen Snedden into 3rd place. As the race went on I developed a 1 lap lead over Theo with a further lap back to Stephen which put me into cruise mode. As I had previously leaned on my engine to get a proper tune I figured I would go for the 10 minute runs in this 20 minute main which as most people at my club know was a task I could not achieve when using other brands of fuel, but I threw caution to the wind and went for it. The first 10 minute mark came and I refuelled and was stoked for getting run time. So now it was a cruise to the finish, however what I didn't take into consideration was my fuel gun doesn't quite fill the tank if it's pressed all the way into the fuel tank on refill and with 15 seconds to go my car ran out. Lucky for me I had extended my lead to a point where this fuel outage didn't prevent me from taking the win. Final Results 1st Kev Lewis (Mugen, AKA, AT Racing) 2nd Theo Assa (OCM Racing) 3rd Steve Sneddon (Kyosho, AT Racing) So all in all I was happy with the day's racing and will now modify my fuel gun to a point where when it's pressed all the way into the tank I get a full tank of fuel. I'd like to thank Model Motorsport International. AKA Australia and AT Racing Fuels for there support and great products.

Christmas Cup 2009 LRRCC 2 day Race Meet

Well this was going to be a brilliant meet with the likes of Wayne Walker, Ari Bakla and Ian Haley who made the special trip down from Queensland to be here and buggy racing would be a fierce contest with these guys plus all the local fast guys who are always a good challenge at Liverpool.

This years Christmas cup was no exception, however one problem with Christmas Cup's is the fact it's at Christmas time (duh..) and is usually the day after my work Christmas party. This one was no different and due to being pretty heavily hung over and stuck in the city Saturday morning I missed the 1st 2 rounds of qualifying which basically meant I had to nail all 4 qualifying rounds as it was best 4 out of 6. I managed to qualify 4th in my 1st, then after a few car changes, I managed to TQ the 2nd and then a 3rd and a 4th, which put me 4th overall and guaranteed me a decent spot in the semi. My Semi got underway and was having a good battle with KC for the lead and disaster struck KC, which then gave me a comfortable lead. I kept this lead until the 1st fuel stop, Fuel went into car and she stopped. (This is where me and my pitman had been discussing a different approach to using the fuel gun after last race meet and had decided the car needed 2 squirts on the gun, Basically it was to watch the air bubble come up and then give it another pull on the trigger to ensure the fuel tank is 100% full, What I didn't take into consideration is the dump of fuel and weight of the fuel in the gun basically pressurises the fuel line and dumps fuel into the engine causing a massively over rich condition which ultimately leads to a flame out.) After a frantic brilliant effort by my pit man he got the car going and I was now in 4th place, a few good quick laps and I climbed a spot into 3rd and sat pretty just conserving the car to the finish which guaranteed me a spot in the main.

Main Final

Main final was 30 minutes and I knew I could do 10 minute runs easy with this new fuel, so it was decided a 2 stop pit strategy. One stop at the ten minute mark, one at the 20.5 minute mark and that would take me to the end. However my pit man and I decided to just use a normal fuel bottle, not the gun and to take our time. So the buzzer sounded and 4 cars getaway from the pack and were putting on a great show with swapping places at every other corner and were basically a road train going round the circuit. The cars were driven by Wayne Walker, Myself ,KC Shore and Chris Lander. We were all separated by 2 seconds for the 1st 8 minutes, that's 1st to 4th and was probably the most enjoyable 8 minutes of RC racing I've had. No bashing just everyone taking different lines and approaches to corners to get past each other and I remember thinking I hope this is like this for the next 20 odd minutes. Disaster struck Chris Lander and KC on almost the same lap, which left Wayne and myself to battle it out. Battle we did until Wayne had a flame out which then put me in an easy 1 lap comfortable lead, I figured we had 20 minutes left and although I was now winning, disaster could strike so I just took it easy and made sure I didn't crash or over drive for the remainder of the race and took the win. Car made the 10 minute stops and still had about 20 mil of fuel left at the very end in the tank. Although a win is a win and you've gotta take em, I just wish the 1st 8 minutes of racing could of gone on until the end. As they say though "that's racing and to finish 1st, 1st you must finish"

Race update by: Kevin Lewis




2009 WA STATE TITLES




What another great State title event to attend and compete in.

The event this time was the 2009 WA State titles held by Radio Rally Club. The event was being held by my local club and I was on the comittee organising the canteen for the event and I now know first hand, what goes into an event such as this. I had a home track advantage with it being my local club but I would also have another big advantage with it being held on grass.

A grass racing surface isn't heard of in the current Australian racing scene but after walking around to a few of the interstate attendees such as Steven Drygalla, He started off racing on grass some 12 years ago and he's widely known around Australia so there's hope for me yet.

Oh well Thursday came and I would be incharge of selling drinks and chips as well as my racing. I came to the track already knowing a good starting setup and what tyres to run. The practise rounds on Thursday would mainly be used simply to learn the layout of the track as I had everything else sorted

The first of 6 qualifying rounds came and unfortunately in the buggy it came to a short end with me losing rear drive. I took apart the diff thursday night and all the gear meshing had a good feel along with the ring and pinion gear.

The truggy felt great for the first qualifier and it showed on paper, I was 3rd fastest overall and although 1 was the first down the list after the top 2 drivers to do an 18 lap race, the truggy felt good and could only improve.

Friday came and it was now time to start getting serious with qualifying and unfortunately the problem with the buggy from the previous day wasn't resolved, but had been traced back to a failed bearing. It looked fine but when you actually had a closer feel of the bearing, it wasn't how a bearing should feel.

The truggy again felt dialled and I put in another good run although it was to be my slowest run. One thing I was suprised to see was practically everyone in both my buggy and truggy 10 min qualifiers was coming in for a pitstop. I was running AT racing fuels 10% syn, 2% castor oil blend at 25% nitro and I was doing the 10 minute runs without a stop with no excessive engine leaning or throttle restriction.

I was now starting to lay down some good qualifiers with the buggy. In qualifying round 4, I finished 2nd in my race behind local W.A. young gun Josh Taylor who was really doing well in the overall standings.

The rest of the qualifiers went smoothly for me in the buggy and I was still continuing to do 10 minute runs in a buggy with only a 125cc tank

The truggy still kept feeling dialled but today before I came, I had a nice little package arrive from O'Rielly Model Products that I purchased. I had 2 brand new Jr high voltage servos arrive. These weren't just any servo's, these really are the ducks nuts in servos and in every way that showed. From the smoothness of the gears to the all aluminium case to even the box presentation, they looked the part but would they perform??? The answer was YES. Running a 6v hump pack, the servo's still produced 16kgs at an amazing .07 of a second. I showed several fellow racers and they were in awe at it's speed.

I ran these new servos in the truggy and through a chicane section, you could dart your way through with such speed it was astounding. With these new servos, for remainding qualifying runs I was able to break into the quick boy's league and crack the 19 lap barrier and to much humor and amazement, I did 2 qualifiers in the exact same time right down to the millisecond. 19 laps in 10min, 29.183 seconds.

The end of qualifying came around and I was very happy with my performance. I had finished 3rd overall in truggies and 23rd in buggies with room for improvement but still a good performance.

The top 10 drivers in each class went directly into the semi finals so I didn't have the lower finals to worry about with the truggy. This is always a nice feeling as you can take your time checking and re checking your car over and it now gave me time to focus more strongly on the buggy.

23rd in buggies was still an okay performance and put me into the quarter finals, but I knew I could improve and I now had the time. The quarter final came after a few long hours sitting around and unfortunately in this time, the track started to show signs of wear after a sprinkle of rain to soften the ground. A few ruts and bumps had appeared but it still was pretty good with the amount of racing it had seen.

The quarter final came and I was to only do one pitstop in the 20 min final. It got underway quite smoothly I thought and I got into a nice rhythm moving up to 5th place behind Ian Haley. I kept him insight although he was slowly pulling away from me until at about the 8 minute mark, I got caught on a rut and flipped the car. Unfortunately as I'm sure every body knows in buggy racing, it really is close and tough racing with someone always there to take your spot and this was the case.

I kept my driving smooth and on four wheels and at the end, I only ended up 1 lap down on eventual A final starters in my semi and then 14th overall. I really had to be happy with this. It was certianly 1 tight field of both local and interstate drivers and I'm absolutely stoked with where I finished up.

My truggy semi was very simillar in that it was a smooth and consistent race. I was split into semi A so had only one faster driver above me and I knew I only had to finish in the bump up positions. I had a great race having a consistency from my worst to best lap of 2.55 seconds. I had finished on the same lap as eventual 2nd place A main finalist Matt and I was to start in 3rd position.

Now the nerves start to kick in when you take your nimh hump pack off charge 5 minutes before the A final to make sure it will last the 45 minutes.

You setup your pit position allowing plenty of fuel for the event and then you gather at the stairs for the introduction of each driver. This is when you really start shaking. My name was called and I heard the clapping and my family going banana's.

Well now this was it. 10 cars lined up on the grid with 10 seconds until the start, I mentioned to everyone around me the best of luck and hoped the same for myself. By the first corner I went from 3rd to last after the nerves got to me and I missed the double jumps at the end of the straight which I hadn't missed yet until the start of the final. I then eventually settled down and the nerves started to calm down as I kept the truggy on four wheels and started to pick up the pace. I was slowly but eventually reeling each driver infront of me in as they for example took a corner just that bit wider or had a tumble after a jump as I kept my truggy on four wheels and motoring around the track. As time passed in, I also continued to catch up on fellow drivers doing 10 minute pitstops over most peoples 8 minute ones but in saying that, the first pitstop I was coming in at 10 and then each time my dad and pitman was going to carefully stretch each stop out to 11, and eventually 12 minutes to only do 3 pitstops for a 45 minute final which is really something.

I kept the car motoring around the track and with 5 minutes to go, My hump pack hadn't gone flat yet which I was quite pleased with as I had never really been in this situation before, the motor was running awesome, the car was still going strong and all I had to do was keep my cool. With 2 minutes to go after just lapping fourth place for the 3rd time, I was pretty stoked in knowing that I had pretty much made it and coming around the last corner to see the chequered flag was such an amazing moment. It really showed how I had come such a long way with my racing from starting racing with a monster truck, to attending the Victorian State Titles in February and finishing 2nd last at the event in truggies, it was really something special as I had seen the low's but today had finally seen some highs.

As I walked down the stairs, I congratulated my fellow racers and was greeted with the same gratitude but the best part of it was being able to hug my dad and say "We did it" with even a slight tear after the good and the bad times but also after he brought me my first remote controlled car. (I wonder if he thinks it was a big mistake?)

The presentations came around and walking up there to accept a 3rd place trophy at a State Title event was really a special moment for me and one I will still be smiling about for a long time. Nothing also beats a champagne celebration and making sure you let you pitman know how much you appreciate him by drowning him in champagne for all his work.

I would just like to thank O'Reilly Model Products for all their support, AT Racing Fuels for my winning power and also Ryper hobbies for keeping me racing.
Cheers
Brendan Flegg









WACC Challenge Cup at GORMCC





"Please don't let it be raining in Gero..." That's what Brendan Flegg and myself were praying as we were half through the 420km trip up to Geraldton for the AKA Trophy which was the prelude to round 3 of the WACC Challenge Cup at GORMCC's home track.


It was basically a warm up event, put on very kindly for free (a word not usually associated with RC) by Richard Whitehead and Co up at GORMCC, but still including a couple of stylish stainless steel plaques for the winners of buggy and truggy, and a couple of bottles of champagne too - which Brendan couldn't work out how to open! With 90% of the participants being from Perth, it was decided that practice would start about 2.00 pm and the first round of qualifiers to begin at 6.00, thus giving everyone time to get up to Geraldton, check in to their accomodation and head to the track and get some run time in. The track itself was in marvellous condition, and the fact that it rained just prior the racing yet the track was still 100% drivable, is testament to the excellent drainage in place. Not one bit of track time was lost, and the diminished numbers meant there was no really rush to start and end the races by a scheduled time. Saturday evening saw both classes get under way, with the usual suspects in both buggy and truggy proving to be the bench mark. Josh Pain, David Simms and Ry Lefevre were some of the fastest and most consistent out there for the entire qualifiers, while in the truggies, Brendan Flegg, Ry Lefevre and Jason Brisset were all on the pace. All bar one round of qualifiers were done by late Saturday nite, so Sunday morning would see the final round, then the finals themselves.


The same group of drivers dominated the qualifier Sunday with Josh Pain and Ry Lefevre TQ'ing buggy and truggy respectively. Due to the lack of drivers in buggy and more so in truggy it was decided to have two semi's for buggy and a straight final for truggy, with the 15 min buggy semi's first, followed by a 1/2 hour truggy final, culminating with the 45 minute buggy final. The semi's were both pretty consistent with the usual and expected front runners through quite easy to the final, and a couple of first timers, including Brett Freeman and Paul Standley going through due to their times. Another shocking inclusion to the finals was Steve Tompsett in his new Mugen MBX6 and Novarossi Plus 4 combination. I still can't work out how he got there, specially seeing how he was contemplating leaving Sunday at the crack of dawn and going home! The final was a close affair with Josh Pain and Dave Simms battling for the lead for a lot of the final, with both being out front at one stage or another. In the end tho, Josh got through, poor Dave's Xray suffering a malfunction right at the end, with Ry in third.

Truggys went straight in to the finals, and from the start it seemed to be a 2 horse race between Brendan Flegg and Ry Lefevre, with the other drivers also jostling to get in to the mix. In the end tho, Ry retired early in the race, and Brendan held his nerve, and maintained his speed and consistency to take the win, followed by Jason Brisset and Paul Standley.
All in the weekend was a great success, and Richard Whitehead deserves a pat on the back for running a great event, all for no cost to the drivers. Thanks to the Geraldton club for their hospitality and to the canteen ladies who kept everyone fed for the entire weekend. See you back there in September for the WA Challenge Cup!
Mark Giardini





2009 SOUTH AFRICAN CUP




Steve Jovanovic TQ's in the 1/8 scale but was let down by his lipo reciever battery 45minutes into the 1hour final.





TOWNSVILLE 2009 DASH FOR CASH




Ian Haley takes out 2nd place at the Townsville 2009 dash for cash.





Futaba Open 2009




I arrived at Jakarta for the first time on Wednesday the 20th of May 2009. The event was Jakarta Open 2009. I Ran both touring car & 1/8th scale. Thursday was open practice. Friday was still open practice with the track being sugar watered to bring the grip up.
Saturday qualifying started, I had no practice with my Novarossi powered Kyosho VoneRRR Evo 2 WC as Dad brought that up for me Friday night. I was around the 7th fastest, around 15seconds behing TQ after the first qualifier. By the last qualifying heat on Sunday I had my touring set up great & sat in third 1.5seconds behind TQ. It was a different story with my Novarossi powered Motonica P81 as it was the pace & TQ car to catch. I TQ'd 4 out of 5 Qualifying heats & set the fastest lap time of 15.735. I also TQ'd for the weekend.
Sunday was the finals day. We had had a clear run for the touring car started off well. Mid race we decided to change tires as the tire wear was excessive. I ended up being 3 laps down after the tire change & losing the race by 5 seconds behind the race leader Danny Iswahyudi who didnt change tires. 1/8th we had a great run again in the final & lead the race from start to finish.
I would like to thank all my sponsors Novarossi World, Motonica, AT Racing Fuels, Kyosho (Dawn Trading Australia), Spekrum, JR Racing & Radical RC Hobbies.
Steven Jovanovic





South Australian State Championships


15/5/09 Friday - Here we are at the Littlehampton racetrack once again as we have been every year for the last 3 years. The track had changed a little since last year removing the centre ripple strip which made it easier to do more consistent lap times. The grip level was very low when we first practiced on the track until it rained 15 minutes into practice. After waiting around for the next couple of hours with the rain not clearing we decided to go back to the hotel and work on the cars for qualifying on Saturday. No further practice took place due to the ongoing rain. 16th Saturday - The weather was looking disappointing for Qualifying although the track was dry and we got a good 10 minutes practice with the Kyosho touring car and the 1/8th scale Motonica, our Novarossi powered cars were clearly the ones to beat with awesome power, giving us confidence for qualifying. We got in 3 rounds of qualifying before the rain started again. The qualifying results after the 3 rounds were Steven on TQ for the 1/8th scale class and Peter TQ in the 1/10th touring class. 17th Sunday- An effort was made to start qualifying Sunday morning but part way through the first round the rain came \again and did not stop for the remainder of the day which meant qualifying positions carried over to the final results for the event.
From the Jovanovic family.





2009 WACC




Well the first leg of the 3 leg WA Cup Challenge has been raced and won! It saw 72 buggies and truggies battle it out over Saturday and Sunday. With the 6 qualifying runs on Saturday and then the Christmas Tree bumps ups on Sunday. There was a very high standard of racing this weekend, with everyone trying to find the winning set up for the Nationals which is next week. Truggies saw Ian Haley and Brendan Flegg battle it out for TQ. Was some great driving by both who both was very unlucky in the final. But TQ went to Ian Haley. Buggies was also very hard fought between Dale Sumlders and Martin Wolhunter who both was setting the pace. But TQ went to Martin doing the only 10 lapper of the race meet. The stage was set for finals and in truggies it saw young Jordan Cvetanoski driving for Sik Hobbies take the win.





Bundaberg Nitro Classic 2009




Haley claims a double win at the Bundaberg Nitro Classic 2009 A.T. Racing team driver Ian Haley proved just how good the A.T Premium Buggy mix is, it`s excellent economy and power allowing him to run all ten minute qualifiers without a fuel stop! The 40 minute mains also saw Ian run the ten minute stops in both Buggy and Truggy, ensuring the result would be up to the Factory Xray driver.






2008 NWRCCC




The NWRCCC Team in Tasmania use and recommend AT Racing







2008 Townsville Cup







2008 Novarossi Cup

Zac Ryan, Hong Nor/AT Racing factory driver sets the pace and wins the annual Nova Cup Challenge held at the Valley Raceway on the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia. In a action packed A Main, Zac Ryan managed to defend the lead ahead of Jason Dyckhoff and Kyle Mc Bride.





ROCKY CUP 2008

Justin Millan dominated the Rocky Cup 2008 with the help of AT Racing Fuels, Justin took home 1st place in both Buggy and Truggy. Runner up in Truggy went to Dave Burgess also using AT Racing fuel.



2008 AARCMCC NSW STATE TITLES STADIUM TRUCK

STADIUM TRUCK

Pos

Car

Name

Fuel Used

Laps

Total Time

B/Lap

A/Lap

StDev

1

4

Stephen FRANCIS

AT Racing

37

00:30:08.210

045.663

048.870

03.989

2

8

Lindsay FROST

AT Racing

35

00:30:47.072

044.780

052.773

05.151

3

2

Chris KIZMANN

AT Racing

35

00:30:49.451

048.235

052.841

04.263

TRUGGY

Pos

Car

Name

Fuel Used

Laps

Total Time

B/Lap

A/Lap

StDev

1

1

Ian HALEY

64

00:45:11.253

045.663

048.870

03.989

2

5

David BURGESS

AT Racing

63

00:45:35.604

041.057

043.422

03.099

3

3

Justin MILLAN

AT Racing

62

00:45:06.049

039.786

043.645

09.560

BUGGY

Pos

Car

Name

Fuel Used

Laps

Total Time

B/Lap

A/Lap

StDev

1

1

Jason DYCKHOFF

AT Racing

63

00:45:18.912

040.376

043.157

03.374

2

2

Craig LAUGHTON

63

00:45:27.411

040.351

043.292

02.701

3

3

Wayne WALKER

62

00:45:29.926

039.697

044.031

03.520








NITRO BOATS

Over Christmas the NSW Model Power Boat club held a sanctioned event at Penrith regatta centre with USA and NZ competitors entered. Over the 7 days of racing the temperature reached 38 C , humidity 100%. I came first in 67 and 21 class and 3rd in 90 class. Using AT Racing fuels I had the edge over the rest. Thanks for your support. Phil Redhouse



2007 AT RACING AARCMCC IC ON ROAD AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

For this race meeting We decided that Steven would run the Motonica 1/8th scale car and Peter would run Nitro Pro Touring car. Steven had not run the car untill this meeting as he recieved it 3 days before the race meeting, Steven practiced on Friday and showed the amount of potential in the Motonica car setting some very fast lap times. Steven took TQ on the Saturday with an amazing 15 second lead. He then went on to the final on Sunday. After the second lap he had a 3 second lead on Jessie Davis and then went on the win by 2 laps even after stopping in the middle of the race and losing his 3 and a half lap lead down to half a lap. Peter arrived on Saturday due to work commitments and had 1 hour to practice in the morning, He automatically was setting the race pace when he took TQ on his first Qualifying run, Peter then did not feel threatened in any of the other qualifying heats so he controlled the rest of the qualifying heats. He also then went on to the final on Sunday. As the 4 minute warmup before the final started we had found a problem in the mesh of gears on the motor, we then had to call a delay at the 3 minute mark so we had time to fix this problem. Peter then had to start out of pitlane which put him last off the grid. Peter then managed to get in second position by the 3 lap mark trying to catch Jessie Davis. Jessie had a half a lap lead which made it a big challenge for Peter. Peter managed to get the lead by the 20 minute mark and then went on to win by 1 lap.

Race update from Radical RC.




ACT Truggy Titles

"AT Racing Fuel takes 1st and 3rd at the recent 2007 ACT Truggy Titles in Canberra . Dave Burgess took the win and Brad Smith 3rd in the event . As usual the Axe Rossi Cobras performed flawlessly using the AT 25% Nitro Fuel , with not a single flameout all weekend . This was also the first hit out for the XUT in Australia and it proved they are a brilliant Truggy"

Race update by ULTRA HOBBIES

http://www.ultrahobbies.com.au

2007 Gree Meca Challenge

Ric Bartolozzi takes out the 2007 Gree Meca Challenge on AT Racing Fuels.


2007 AT Racing Fuels QLD Buggy Champs

Results for : 1:8th Scale Buggy Main Sunday, Aug 26 2007 16:11:24

Pos

Car

Name

Details

Laps

Total Time

B/Lap

A/Lap

StDev

1

1

Martin WOLHUTER

X1CR / OS Speed

68

00:45:20.652

037.852

040.009

02.151

2

3

Jason DYCKHOFF

Thunder Tiger / Sirio

67

00:45:30.869

038.006

040.759

02.725

3

2

Wayne WALKER

Mugen / Ninja

66

00:45:05.059

034.640

040.985

02.807

4

6

Nick DRYGALLA

X1CR / Novarossi

66

00:45:16.326

038.841

041.156

02.112

5

5

Zac RYAN

X1CR / Axe Rossi

66

00:45:30.461

037.655

041.370

03.319

6

4

Justin MILLAN

X1CR / Axe Rossi

65

00:45:35.321

037.381

042.081

06.681

7

7

Mick DAHL

Mugen / Ninja

64

00:45:07.744

038.637

042.308

03.120

8

9

Michael BRAZIL

Mugen / AXE Rossi

64

00:45:36.183

039.076

042.752

03.194

9

10

Luke SWINKELS

Hong Nor / OS Speed

60

00:45:24.828

039.295

045.413

04.144

10

8

Steven DRYGALLA

Nanda,/Novarossi

42

00:31:04.825

038.199

044.400

09.902

 

 

Power Grunt Challenge

"We attended the Power Grunt Challenge on the 27/08/07 to run nitro touring.It was an awesome day, the weather was around 21 degrees. We didnt get a practice on the track first up so we went straight on to qualifying. Peter Jovanovic set the pace first up with some very fast lap times. Second qualifier Peter again set the pace with 16 laps in 4m. 57sec with Steven Jovanovic setting the fastest lap of an 18.020 & some how the computer didnt pick up Peters last lap. The third Qaulifier ended up being slower with Steven & Peter having technical issues. Peter still took the TQ position with Steven Qualifing second.The final was 15minutes. Peter got off the line great with about a 1 second lead after the first lap. Peter set a new track record of a lightning fast 17.4 seconds. The next closest lap was a 17.7 from Steven. Peter was around half a lap up when he smashed his car into the sweeper at around the 13minute mark. Peter poped a ball joint off which took around 4 laps to fix. Steven took the win with a 3 lap lead, followed by Peter in second & Simon Fiegal in third. We would like to thank Bendigo club for inviting us down to the event, our sponsors AT Racing fuels,Novarossi Italy & JR Australia."

Race update by STEVEN JOVANOVIC RADICAL RC HOBBIES
http://www.radicalrchobbies.com.au/


2007 Off Road National Titles

 
A - main results
 
1/8th Buggy
1st Matt Griffin (kyosho)
2nd Zac Ryan (hong nor)
3rd Jastin Millan (hong nor)
4th Ari Bakla (team magic)
5th Nick Drygalla (ocm)
6th Martin Wolhunter (hongnor)
7th Dale Smulders (kyosho)
8thLogan Bruecher (hong nor)
9th Craig laughton (hpi)
10th John Bateman (kyosho)


1/8th Arena truck
1st Nathan Toia (NZ) (hong nor)
2nd Brad Gale (mugen)
3rd Craig Laughton (hpi)
4th John Bateman (kyosho)
5th Logan Bruecher (hong nor)
6th Justin Millan (hong nor)
7th Martin Wolhunter (hong nor)
8th Chris Gwilliam (hong nor)
9th Steve Sneddon (mugen)
1oth Josh Taylor (hong nor)

Stadium Trucks
1st Craig Laughton (hpi)
2nd Ron Maya
3rdZac Ryan
4th Chris Moller
5th Peter Joyce
6th Matt Griffin
7th Adam Alexander
8th Jay Dixon
9th Jarred King
10th Stephen Francis