Tasos Paparegas wins Greek Buggy Championship

Tasos Paparegas wins Greek Buggy Championship

The final round of the Greek 1/8th Off-Road Championship was held at the Zorri track in Athens in sunny and hot weather conditions. Tasos Pagaregas took the TQ for the finals but he had to battle against some very fast local drivers who would also put some massive pressure on him in the 45 minute final. Right from the start Makropoulos, Tsigkos and Perogianakis, who were the podium finishers of a race held the week before, chased Tasos hard who suffered a major problem after the second pitstop when a stone got stuck between a front arm and the chassis. Tasos drove that way for at least 10 minutes and he lost the lead after building an 11 second gap. Later in the race Tasos had to protect his spot against Zagorisos, who had worked his way up coming from 10th on the grid. Then, at the 25 minute mark, Tasos heavily crashed his car into the barriers after a driving error but the stone that blocked the suspension got loose and he was able to work his way up again to take the win in front of Zagorisos in 2nd and Makropoulos in 3rd place. The win at the final round of the championship handed Tasos the overall title with his brother John taking the runner-up spot.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Atsushi Hara wins Modified class at Ride Cup Rd3

Atsushi Hara wins Modified class at Ride Cup Rd3

The penultimate round of the 2014 Ride Cup was held at Huge RC Project this past weekend. Run in several electric on-road classes the race saw Atsuhi Hara taking the win in the Touring Car Modified class from Tanit K. and Toshihiko Hara. In the Touring Car Open 13.5T class Kittipong R. came out successful in front of Natee Tirapipattanakul in 2nd and Araya Ingwethvongsa in 3rd. The Formula 1 class had Choengchai Numchareon coming in 1st followed by Atsushi Hara and Petch Plachiva in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The final round of the 2014 Ride Cup will be held on December 14th.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lutz doubles at Byron Fuels Heartlands Challenge

Lutz doubles at Byron Fuels Heartlands Challenge

Ryan Lutz has concluded the 2014 Byron Fuels Heartlands Challenge by taking the first place overall finish in both Nitro Buggy and Truggy. The Hobbytown Hobbyplex facility presented the field with an awesome track surface, guaranteeing some exciting action and it was Ryan who took an early TQ run in the first round of qualifying in both classes. With the competition battling for supremacy, Ryan stayed cool under pressure from Cody King to push to a double win.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Capricorn Tesla HV low-profile servo

Capricorn Tesla HV low-profile servo

Italian company Capricorn introduce their Tesla HV low-profile servo. Ideally used in electric touring cars the servo is also robust enough for 1/8th on-road applications. Featuring an aluminium upper case and middle section the high-voltage compatible servo offers up to 14.5kg-cm of torque at a speed of 0.07s. The all-metal gear servo is usable from 6.0V input on and available with a 100mm or 170mm receiver connection wire.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

VBC Racing pan car aluminium body height adjusters

VBC Racing pan car aluminium body height adjusters

From VBC Racing and made for their LightningF and Lightining12 pan car kits come new aluminium body height adjustment collars to replace the standard plastic adjusters. The parts are made from 7075 aluminium, they come red anodised and include new plastic body posts.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Novarossi BK15 & BK12 nitro bike engines

Novarossi BK15 & BK12 nitro bike engines

Novarossi introduce two new nitro engines specifically made for the use in 1/5th scale bikes. Designed in cooperation with Fabio Giovannini and Michele Repetati the rear exhaust engines cater for the needs of bike racers with the BK15 being a 2.49cc engine with 5-ports, 6.5mm slide carburettor and 11.5mm turbo crankshaft. The short stroke engine uses standard steel front and rear bearings and a turbo-type glow plug.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Xray T4’15 2.0mm aluminium main chassis plate

Xray T4'15 2.0mm aluminium main chassis plate

Available now for the Xray T4’15 is a 2.0mm aluminium main chassis plate. Machined from 7075-T6 material the chassis is narrower than the stock carbon fibre chassis and it is designed to increases steering, traction and overall stability. The black anodised part is usable on low to high bite surfaces and only fits the T4’15.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

French Winter Series Rd1 – Report

French Winter Series Rd1 – Report

The 1st round of the French Winter Nationals was held last weekend at the Argenteuil Racing Club near Paris. The track was laid out with the famous “black” high-grip carpet used at most indoor races with the layout being very difficult to tackle the 5 minutes races without making any mistakes. In the Touring Car Modified class the fight was on between Cyril N’Diaye, Mathieu Briere and Manuel Wagner. The opening A-final was undecided until the very last minute of the race with several crashes, especially in the last lap, which handed Cyril the win in front of Manuel Wagner. A2 and it was again Manuel who grabbed the runner-up spot following a big crash in the opening lap. A3 had Mathieu Briere leading the race and he was closely followed by Manuel but the latter touched a curb some 3 minutes into the race ending his final early. The final result saw Cyril N’Diaye taking the win from Mathieu Briere and Manuel Wagner.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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