April 30, 2017

Chassis Focus – Shania Yulo

Chassis – Xray XB8 ’17
Engine – OS Speed XZB Spec II
Tyres – Pro-Line Electro Shot X2
Fuel – Nitro Lux Fuel 25%
Radio/Servos – Futaba 4PXR / Ko Propo RSX
Body – Bitty Design Force
Remarks – Now in her 7th year of racing, young Shania Yulo is an up and coming 17-year-old female racer who is making a name for herself as of late. At the 2014 Philippine Masters, she bumped from the C, B, and to the A and even went on to win the hour main event to claim her first PM Championship in Truggy. Without a home track, the Valencia City, Philippines native has to fly 2 hours to race.

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April 30, 2017

Chassis Focus – Kyle McBride

Chassis – Team Associated RC8T3
Engine – Novarossi Mito 7
Tyres – Pro-Line Blockade X2 compound
Fuel – VP Racing Fuel 30%
Radio/Servos – Sanwa M12s / Reedy RT2207A
Body – Pro-Line Enforcer
Remarks – The 2-time attendee to the Philippine Masters, Team Associated’s Kyle McBride makes his debut in the truggy class this year and sits on top after 5 rounds of qualifying. The 7 time Australian National Champion said he’s running a basic RC8T3, apart from a few minor changes he’s made from his home track setup at Pine Hills in Australia.

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April 30, 2017

Chassis Focus – Edward Sio

Chassis – Mugen MBX-7TR
Engine – Novarossi Drake Special Edition
Tyres – AKA Impact
Fuel – Flashpoint Fuel 30%
Radio/Servos – Sanwa M12s / Sanwa SRG-BZX
Body – Mugen kit
Remarks – Being one of the long time regulars at Circulo Verde Offroad Track, Mugen’s Edward Sio is always a fan favorite and this year has stepped up his efforts in organizing the Philippine Masters 2017. With 2017 being his 8th year in attendance, Sio wanted to make this year’s PM a success and his extremely happy with the way things have gone with many professional drivers making the trip over to highlight the event making it the biggest race in the history of the Philippines.

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April 29, 2017

Chassis Focus – Adam Drake

Chassis – Mugen MBX-7R
Engine – OS Speed B2101
Tyres – Pro-Line X2 Fugitives
Fuel – Flashpoint Fuel 30%
Radio/Servos – Hitec Lynx 4S / Hitec HSB-9370TH
Body – Pro-Line Predator
Remarks – Making his 3rd appearance to the Philippine Masters, Mugen’s Adam Drake is one of the original professional drivers to race the PM. Drake’s MBX-7R has a few minor modifications like the Flashpoint brass pistons and newly designed engine mount. Also following the trend of upping shock oils and diff oils, Drake commented that his car isn’t much different from what he normally runs and has mostly been testing tires, running a different set every run on his buggy.

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