Tessmann fastest at end of Day 3

Tessmann fastest at end of Day 3

With three days of practice complete at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships it is Ty Tessmann who holds the edge with the HB driver setting a new fastest time in today’s final practice. Having moved to the top of the time sheets in the first of the day’s 12-minute practice rounds, the Canadian improved that 1:52.143 time to a 1:50.580 to again set the pace over defending champion Robert Batlle. Having set the pace on Day 2, reigning European Champion David Ronnefalk was, after a sleepy start to the day, able to improve his overall time to complete the Top 3.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tessmann sets mid way practice pace in Sicily

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Already into their third day of practice at this year’s extended 1:8 Offroad World Championships with still 2 more days of practice to go on the Italian island of Sicily, Ty Tessmann laid down today’s early marker running the fastest three consecutive laps from defending World Champion Robert Batlle. With David Ronnefalk setting the pace yesterday from Tessmann with a time of 1:53.211, in the first of today’s two 12-minute runs the Canadian lowered the benchmark to 1:52.143 with Batlle managing a 1:53.386 followed by a 1:53.842 from Martin Bayer.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sweep STC-6 190mm touring car bodyshell

Sweep STC-6 190mm touring car bodyshell

Sweep Racing introduce the STC-6 touring car bodyshell for 190mm chassis. The body sports a slightly different design compared to the company’s STC-4 with an updated grille, hood and rear section. The special shape lets the body sit lower for improved aerodynamics while the rear end features a build-in anti-tuck design that reduces the chances of the body becoming tucked by the rear wheels after a crash. The shape of the trunk also provides extra straight line stability without sacrificing corner speed. Made for both asphalt and carpet racing alike the body comes including a 1.0mm thick rear wing, side plates, mounting hardware and double sided tape in an ultra lightweight 0.5mm, lightweight 0.65mm a regular 0.8mm variant.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Bornhorst doubles at East Coast Race Against Cancer

Bornhorst doubles at East Coast Race Against Cancer

The East Coast Race Against Cancer was held at McCullough’s RC Raceway with his year’s event drawing just over 250 entries among a number of different classes, the biggest being the 1/8 Electric Buggy and Truck. Tekno’s newly signed Joe Bornhorst was the man to beat in 1/8th E-Buggy and E-Truggy as he was able to set the TQ pace in both classes. In the 10 minute E-Buggy final Joe took off and never looked back, leaving Mike Speranza behind to take the win. In 3rd Paul Ciccarello rounded out the podium. In the 8 minute E-Truggy final Joe again lead the race from tone to tone to bring home the victory some 7 seconds in front of Anthony Mazzara and Mike Speranza.

Source: Tekno [teknorc.com]

Saturday, September 20, 2014

LRP Challenge Italy final round – Announcement

LRP Challenge Italy final round – Announcement

The final round of the LRP Challenge Italy will take place this weekend at the Miniautodromo T5 in Roma. Classes run will include Touring Car Modified, Stock 13.5T and Stock 17.5T. More information (in Italian language) for all last-minute deciders can be found here.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Xray T4’15 electric touring car kit

Xray T4'15 electric touring car kit

Following our exclusive Xray T4’15 presentation in the form of an in-depth interview with Martin Hudy and hot on the heels of our article about the making of the 2015 specification car we now have the official release available. The car is based around an all-new main 2.2mm thick chassis that is 3mm narrower for now being only 86mm wide. The chassis was designed to accommodate the new motor mount as well as the included ARS rear suspension system – two of the most significant changes with the 2015 model.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

EZPower Gladiator 120A brushless speed controller

EZPower Gladiator 120A brushless speed controller

Italian company EZPower introduce the Gladiator 120A brushless speed controller for 1/10th and 1/12th scale appellations. Coming with an all-aluminium case with “spider web” cooling grooves the speedo is meant to stay cooler during operation. A build-in on/off switch, data port and heavy duty solder towers round out the package. Full information about the ESC, that will hit the stores in October, will become available soon.

Source: EZPower [ezpower.it]

Friday, September 19, 2014

Smokem Racing LCG touring car chassis

Smokem Racing LCG touring car chassis

Smokem Racing has introduced its range of LCG low centre of gravity chassis for three of the most popular electric tourers on the market as are the Tamiya TRF418, Xray T4’14, Yokomo BD7 2014 and BD7. Made from premium 7075-T6 aluminium for a maximum in durability, Smokem’s LCG chassis feature strategically located cutouts for improved flex characteristics and reduced weight compared to other alloy chassis on the market. At 2mm thick and weighing approximately 25-30g more than the IIX-series of chassis, the LCG chassis will substantially lower the centre of gravity of the tourer and they are ideal for higher traction carpet and asphalt surfaces where traction rolling is a problem. Using the LCG chassis in these conditions will make the car more stable, easier to drive and less “edgy”. The extra flex created by the strategically placed cutouts means that the LCG chassis will also work well on medium traction conditions and with a wider setup window.

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Friday, September 19, 2014

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