Xray have announced the XRS UK Off-road series for the coming Fall and Winter season. Held at Midlands Raceway the series will kick off on October 1st with the finale being held on March 4th. The series will be held in 2WD Open, 2WD 13.5T Stock, 4WD Open and Truck Open classes and full event information and sign-up is available here.
The final round of the Norwegian 1/8th Nitro Off-road Nationals was hosted by the KMBK Raceway in Kristiansand in nice weather conditions. The challenging astro turf track made for some close racing and the race for the championship was on between Bjorn Ivar Haug and Daniel Kobbevik – the latter only attended at two races but he won both of them so he was in a good position for the overall championship as Bjorn needed a win and Daniel a 2nd place to secure the championship. Bjorn Ivar opened the qualifiers with a TQ in round one while Daniel had to work his way through the field as there is no reseeding in the championship. He fought back in Q2 and Q3 though only to suffer from traffic in the final two qualifiers and so Bjorn Ivar took the TQ from Daniel in 2nd and Gisle Brovig 3rd.
Made for the Rapide P12-2017, P10W, F1-2016 and F1 Evo pan car kits is the new aluminium pod link mount set coming from Roche. The red anodised aluminium construction allows to adjust the side link angle by inserting or removing a 1mm fibre glass plate in order to change the cornering response of the car. The set included the multi-piece aluminium side link mounts and suitable hardware.
Coming from Serpent and made for the SRX8 nitro and SRX8 electric buggies are the V2 aluminium rear uprights. The parts allow to utilise long or short arms and access all roll centre heights including high, medium high, medium low and low roll centre positions thanks to a set of composite inserts that can be rotated to achieve the desired setting. The hubs come machined from 7075-T6 aluminium for strength and they can be run with all SRX8 rear arms.
The Serpent Cup Japan will be held at the Yatabe Arena on the 1st of October. The event will see the running of the 17.5T Touring Serpent Cup class, 13.5T and Modified Touring racing as well as a range of 1/12th scale Stock and Modified classes and also a 30.5T Formula category. Serpent designer and ETS Formula champion David Ehrbar will be resent at the event and more information will be available on the official Yataba Arena website here or by mailing Japanese Serpent distributors Asuka Create at email@example.com.
Coming from Intech is the ER-14 ARR 1/10th 4WD buggy roller. Factory-assembled and ready to hit the track after the completion with your own electronics, the buggy builds on the proven ER-14 platform and features an aluminium chassis, carbon fibre shock stays, threaded large volume aluminium shock absorbers, and front and rear anti-roll bars. The buggy comes pre-adjusted to race specifications and with either a clear or pre-painted body shell.
Infinity have released a number of new optional parts for their IF14 electric touring car. The most significant of the new items being offered for their recent Japanese and German National Championship winning chassis is a 2-piece motor mount. With the motor mount and centre shaft mount assembled separately, this creates more flex in the motor area. Changing of the screw positions in the two pieces allows for further fine tuning of this flex characteristic.
The Tamiya Inf1nity PRCA Singapore Championship will be held on the 21st and 22nd of October at the Marine Parade Radio Modellers Track in Singapore. The race is run in Touring Modified and Open Brushless as well as Tamiya M-Chassis and Racing Truck classes and it will see the attendance of both local driver and guests from abroad with Serpent’s Viktor Wilck, Yokomo’s Nicholas Lee and several Infinity team drivers having already signed in. More information can be found on social media here.