Steve Bortolotti Takes The 801E Prototype To Victory
TRF driver Steve Bortolotti took his prototype Tamiya TRF801Xe buggy to TQ and overall victory in the first round of the RC Pro Canada Series in Ontario, Canada this past weekend. With track conditions changing all the time, it made for a tough challenge for all of the drivers. In a field where all of the major manufacturers were represented by U.S. and Canadian drivers, Steve was able to get an idea how well it faired against some of the more established 1/8th electric buggies on the market. Right out of the box, Steve showed what the Tamiya buggy could do by locking up TQ honors for the event. In the main, it was much the same story with Steve able to overcome a very blown out track and claim victory for the prototype buggy.
Blazej Orlowski wins Polish Buggy opener with TRF801X
The first round of the Polish 1/8th scale buggy Championships got underway last weekend in Nowy Targ in the very south of the country. The 30 minute final was very hard on equipment and a lot of cars couldn’t make it to the finish line. It was Blazej Orlowski, driving an O.S. powered Tamiya 801X that emerged the winner, in front of Mugen driver Maciej Dzwigaj in 2nd and Tomasz Gadnicki driving a Kyosho in 3rd. The next round will take place in Dywity on the 15th-16th of May. Courtesy of REDRC.net
TRF 2WD Buggy Prototype in the Works!
This exciting new prototype will be featured in the May issues of Japanese R/C enthusiast magazines RC Magazine and RC World (both on sale in early April). Although it is still undergoing development and the specifications have not been finalized, here is a brief glimpse of the machine.
Lee Martin Gives TRF201 First Win!
Lee Martin qualified second and took a close second in leg 1, but came back and took the win in leg two and it was all down to leg three as Ellis and Lee battled it out in a very exciting final race. A last minute pass from Lee saw him take the win and with it his first National 2WD win, and first for the new not-yet-released TRF 2WD buggy. In addition, Martin sealed up a near perfect start to the 2010 BRCA 1/10th off road national series with a second day of outstanding racing giving him TQ and win in all three legs of the A final in 4WD buggy with his TRF511 chassis...