Michael Schoettler doubles at thrilling NIS Rd3

Michael Schoettler doubles at thrilling NIS Rd3

Last weekend saw the continuation of the highly competitive Northwest Indoor Series make its way to Four Seasons’ Raceway in Olympia, Washington for round 3 of the glorious Pacific Northwest racing series. With 2 races already in the books, this 3rd race proved to be a pivotal weekend for all racers as there are no drops making each race vital for points in deciding the overall champion in each class. One bad race and your chances are out the window. One great race finish can catapult you up the standings and put you right there in the mix for the title hunt as all classes are still undecided.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Protoform PFM-10 190mm bodyshell

Protoform PFM-10 190mm bodyshell

Following the success of the PFM-12 GT12 class bodyshell Protoform now introduce the PFM-10 for 190mm touring cars. The body takes its styling cues from the British supercars that call the esses of Silverstone and Brands Hatch home. Made for USGT, GT10 or Spec Grand Touring racing the realistic, GT-style body features a low-slung, cab-forward design sure to provide exceptional handling characteristics while also looking stunning on the track. The body is made from .030″ Lexan and comes including injection-moulded wing struts, wing mounting hardware and a decal sheet.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Xray X1 soft front springs

Xray X1 soft front springs

Xray have two new front spring sets available for the X1 formula car. Coming as soft C=3.0 and even softer C=2.0 variant the colour-coded springs help to fine-tune the suspension of the car and they add to the already existing range of C=3.5 to C=6.0 springs. Depending on the stiffness the springs come powder-coated for easy identification.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Thursday, March 5, 2015

RPM Sidewinder 3 & SCT speedo cage

RPM Sidewinder 3 & SCT speedo cages

Coming soon from RPM is an ESC cage for the Castle Sidewinder 3 and Sidewinder SCT speed controllers. The cage fits in the stock location on the Traxxas Slash 2WD, Slash 2WD LCG, Slash 4×4, Slash 4×4 LCG, Stampede 4×4 and Rally, while also working on other Traxxas 1/10th scale vehicles as well. The cage allows the ESC to be run with or without a fan and it encases the speedo’s body only, leaving the entire fan free to do its job. Furthermore, RPM left air channels along the sides of the controller to allow air movement along the sides of the case, helping to keep the ESC cool. Each cage is designed to simplify ESC installation and maintenance of the vehicle as only two screws hold the entire assembly to the chassis. Also included is a separate, encased on/off switch mount that bolts directly to the cage in one of four locations/orientations for extreme versatility. Alternately the switch can be mounted anywhere else simply by drilling and tapping two 2mm holes. The cage comes moulded from RPM’s renown nylon blend in blue or black colour.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Oskar Fjeld wins at Banken Cup Rd2

Oskar Fjeld wins at Banken Cup Rd2

The second round of the Norwegian Banken Cup was held in Kvinesdal on a large indoor carpet track. The Touring Car Modified class once again attracted a strong field of drivers. The race format saw two rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains. In the first round of qualifying reigning Nordic champion and Schumacher driver Nikolai Haaheim started out TQ-ing the round from Xray drivers Rune Svestol and Oskar Fjeld.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Adam Drake teams up with Mugen

Adam Drake teams up with Mugen

Mugen Seiki Racing has announced that RC legend Adam Drake will be joining the team following a shock departure from Team Losi Racing and Horizon Hobby. Adam brings 20 plus years of racing experience to Mugen and will put it to work as a full time employee. Racing will be top priority but also Adam will work in race promotion/team management, research and new product development. Adam will race all Mugens off-road vehicles and will compete in club, regional, national and world championship events around the globe. Adam says:

I am very excited to be given the opportunity to be part of Mugen Seiki Racing as an employee and team driver. I am really looking forward to putting my knowledge and experience to good use with such an amazing company. I would like to especially thank Kris Moore and Tim Long for the support and for believing in me.

Source: Mugen Seiki [mugenracing.com]

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Ari Bakla continues with Xray

Ari Bakla continues with Xray

Xray has announced the re-signing with multiple Australian National Champion Ari Bakla for the 2015 season. Ari has been the main leader of the Australian Xray team in a variety of classes and with countless victories under his belt. In 2015 Ari will attend in electric touring car, electric off-road and nitro off-road classes and he had the following to say:

To work with the Xray team is a true pleasure, all the racing cars belong to the absolute best in the racing market which allows me and our team to continue to win the races. The 2014 racing season was successful for me and our Australian team and I am sure the 2015 will be another successful year and we will do our best. I will be traveling to all major Australian races to support our Xray team and I will be happy to help anyone, just stop by to see me.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Mike Gosvig wins Danish National Championship

Mike Gosvig wins Danish National Championship

The final round of the Danish Electric On-Road Nationals not only saw the title decision in the Le Mans class but also the Touring Car drivers battled for the overall championship. Organised by the Broendy RC club and run with the help of the Faxe RC club the race, that was held in the City2 shopping mall near Copenhagen, attracted a good turnout of drivers while being attractive for the many spectators as well. During the practice sessions it soon became clear that Mike Gosvig was the man to beat as he was able to pull the fastest laps.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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