Fenix have released a couple of teaser images of their forthcoming 1/10th 235mm and 200mm pan cars. Both are based on a slim carbon fibre chassis that allows for adjustable rigidity and the ability to run the cars in either V-link or pivot ball configuration. The front and rear end track width is easily adjustable and features damper-equipped Xenon front end parts and a long centre shock mount to ensure exceptional bump track handling. Different link length options and the ability to run a variety of battery positions – including inline and transversal shorty pack mounting – will round out the package. The kit is currently in development and expected to hit the track soon.
Yuki Model from Germany have introduced their new limited edition 3200kV B4 motor and controller combo set. The 60A rated power pack consists of a water-resistant 3S LiPo-compatible controller and a 3200kV sensorless motor. Both come pre-wired with a T-type battery connector and bullet-style motor plugs and the controller is programmable using Yuki Model’s optional programming box.
Coming from Arrowmax and made for Sanwa’s MT-44 radio is a 3.7V 3200mAh transmitter battery pack. The single cell LiPo battery measures 60x40x10mm and it comes pre-wired with a Sanwa-compatible connector. The battery is both light of weight yet offers massive capacity for long operation times.
Yokomo have announced the soon release of new short front A-arms for the YD-2 and YD-4 series of drift cars. The special design will allow for maximised steering angles which is important for counter steering setups and the overall construction greatly improves rigidity while the added weight optimises the weight bias and thus steering feeling of the car. In addition the mounting position of the shock absorbers is adjustable using shims for near endless set-up possibilities. The complete set, and also optional 27mm and 30mm lower rod end adapters, will hit stores from end of May.
T-Works have introduced a new set of front track width spacers for Mugen’s MBX8 and MBX7 based kits. The set includes both 0.5mm and 0.75mm shims with the washers being inserted between the arm and the suspension pivot ball. Included are a total of eight machined aluminium spacers that are conveniently marked for easy identification.
Japanese brand Spice have introduced new front and rear bulkheads for the Yokomo BD8 and BD7 touring cars that utilise ball-raced anti-roll bar mounts. A long-awaited option for Yokomo’s successful touring car, the bulkheads allow for finer adjustment and more precise swaybar mounting using ball bearings and collars. The bulkheads are machined from high-quality aluminium, they come black anodised and with machined edge details to match the remainder of the car’s alloy parts while optional steel pins allow to straighten the whole assembly during building and maintenance. Also available is a matching set of ball races and collars for the swaybar. The bulkheads fit the 2018 and 2017 variants of the BD8 as well as the BD7 2016 and Spice’s respective single belt conversions.
The second edition of the international Race Real Dirt event was held on the Pentecost weekend. The MAC Vlijmen club was the host of this event that offered a nicely prepared and flowing clay track to race on. The three-day event started with a full day of free practice on Saturday followed by the 2WD Buggy class on Sunday and 4WD buggy on Monday. During free practice a lot of laps where turned and the track started to groove in nicely, ,making it faster and more consistent to drive. With good weather ahead for the race days this made for perfect condition for everyone. On Sunday morning, it was immediately clear that the top drivers were very close in terms of pace and after the first qualifying round Wesley van Helmond was on top of the list. He wasn’t so fortunate in Q2, where a last lap crash allowed Bruno Heremans to take the top spot. However, after four rounds of qualification it was Wouter Wynen with a win in Q3 and Q4, securing him the pole position.
Round 2 of the Paulista Championship was held at the ABC race track in Santo Andre, Brazil. The top positions were hard fought for and after the 17.5T Blinky finals Marcel Servidone (ARC) came out successful from Stig Santos (Xray) and Paulo Martin (VBC Racing) in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Over in the 13.5T Touring class it was Dennis Pickthall (Awesomatix) with the win from Erich Heshiki (Xray) in 2nd and Vinicius Rebello (ARC) 3rd. The next round of the championship will be held in June.