Dutch Electric On-road Championship Rd1 – Report

Dutch Electric On-road Championship Rd1 – Report

Last weekend the first round of the Dutch Electric On-road Championship was hosted by the RC Hotwheels club in Deventer on a small and technical track made especially for electric cars. The weather forecast did not look very good for the weekend and on Saturday the track was wet the whole day but that did not stop some of the drivers to test different bits and pieces. In 2015 the championship sees the running of Touring Car Modified and 13.5T Blinky Stock classes along a supporting Formula category that will be run if at least five drivers sign up. Back to the race, on Sunday morning the track was still wet due to overnight rain and some of the drivers helped to get most of the puddles out of the way to allow the qualifiers to get underway. Round one and two were still very wet but round 3 offered decent conditions although it was still declared a wet race.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hupo Hönigl doubles at Austrian EP Buggy Nats Rd1

Hupo Hönigl doubles at Austrian 1/10th Buggy Nats Rd1

The opening round of the Austrian 1/10th Off-road Nationals was held at the old school track of the SMRC Vienna club, a super slippery, bumpy and dusty affair whose layout offered good fun for most of the drivers thanks to difficult sections and lots of elevation changes. At the end of the weekend veteran racer Hupo Hönigl made the best out of the track conditions to take the wins in both the 2WD and 4WD classes.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Elliott Boots takes BRCA E-Buggy Nationals Rd2

Elliott Boots takes BRCA E-Buggy Nationals Rd2

The second round of the BRCA Truggy and E8 Nationals was hosted by the Kent Model Rallycross Club. In the E8 1/8th E-Buggy class it was Elliott Boots who took the overall TQ after the qualifiers. He then went on to lay down a pretty dominant performance in the 12 minute A-main to take the win in front of Jack Embling and Matt Lewis.

Source: Tekin [teamtekin.com]

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nick Buechler doubles at NCT Series Rd1

Nick Buechler doubles at NCT Series Rd1

The first of six stops for the Northwest Championship Tour was in Wenatchee, Wa. The weather was a perfect 75 and sunshine for the weekend of racing on the loamy outdoor track that attracted nearly 200 entries. 1/8 E-buggy as usual was one of the largest and most competitive classes with nearly 40 entries. Nick Buechler was able to take the TQ spot on Saturday with a 1 and 2 on the tiebreaker. In A1 Nick was able to get a clean start and not look back to take the win by over 5 seconds. A2 was looking good early until Nick’s body mount broke forcing him to eventually pull off. In A3 Buechler would find himself back in 4th mid race but charged up to 2nd and made a pass for the lead and overall win on the final lap.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dionys Stadler joins Xray Factory Team

Dionys Stadler joins Xray Factory Team

Xray have announced the signing of young and talented Dionys Stadler to their World Factory Team. The multiple German Junior Champion will focus on electric and nitro on-road racing and participate at national and international events such as the German Nationals, the ETS and ENS. Dionys has the following to say about the deal:

I am very happy to be able to drive for one of the best RC car teams. The chance to join the Xray factory team is a fantastic opportunity which I could not miss. Products and support from Xray are of the highest quality and this is very important to be able to achieve the top results. I am proud to be part of the team and I will do my best to provide the best possible to achieve best results. I want thanks everyone at Xray and Hudy family for this excellent opportunity and the trust in me.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

MIP T5M Pucks Bi-Metal R-CVD drive system

MIP T5M Pucks Bi-Metal R-CVD drive system

MIP introduce the Pucks 17.5 Bi-Metal R-CVD drive system for the Team Associated T5M stadium truck. The design is unlike standard C-CVDs as it features a keyed joint made out of hardened alloy steel that connects to 7075 hard anodised aluminium. This feature allows to lighten up the drivetrain without sacrificing the durability that steel components offer. Also with the R-CVD design it couples the original wheel axle components with the MIP Bi-Metal bone to keep costs low and give the essentials to transfer over to MIP’s Pucks system. Included are also 7075 hard anodised aluminium outdrives and the necessary components to build an aluminium puck ball differential differential.

Source: MIP [miponline.com]

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Danish 1/8th Off-road Nationals Rd2 – Report

Danish 1/8th Off-road Nationals Rd2 – Report

The second round of the Danish 1/8th Off-road Nationals was held at the Hillerod RC Club, around an hour drive away from Copenhagen. The track is a high-speed track with some tricky sections like astroturf jumps, a lot of camber corners, and a big Neo-style jump in the middle of the track, also covered in astroturf. The weekend started out on Saturday with the E-Buggy and Nitro Truggy classes and in E-Buggy it was Mike Gosvig who TQ’d three of the four qualifiers to take the overall TQ from Magnus Frandsen and Jan D. Hansen.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Dutch 1/10th Nitro On-road Championship – Report

Dutch 1/10th Nitro On-road Championship – Report

The Mach Heemsteede played host for the opening round of the Dutch 1/10th Nitro On-road Championship with the weather forecast being everything but perfect for the first race of the season. Thankfully the 1/10th scale IC class is growing again as some very fast 1/10 Electric Touring Car racers made the move to nitro to get the excitement of a 30 minutes final. New for the 2015 season is a controlled tyre system, that was introduced to complement the stock Novarossi engine and low noise Hipex exhaust system rule. Light rain in the morning made that all heats were declared wet as the controlled Capricorn 37/40 shore tyres where not working yet. However the 3rd round of heats, run on a drying track, gave a surprise as electric racer John Bruins was on pole followed by a newcomer to the class, Jarno Holtman. On the 3 spot it was previous Dutch Champion Daan Jacobs, after having a sabbatical from RC cars and on 4th was another local electric racer in the form of Glenn Hogervorst.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

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