Western German Championship Rd2 – Report

Western German Championship Rd2 – Report

Only two weeks after the season opener at Dormagen, round two of the Western German Nitro On-road Championships was held at the Rhein-Ahr-Motodrom in Bad Breisig, located between Bonn and Koblenz at the river Rhine. With rain announced for the weekend 52 entries were received with 50 drivers finally attending the race, but the weather turned to be much better than expected and finally allowed for an excellent race weekend. On Saturday the track was wet in the morning but at about lunch time an intense practice was on the way. On Sunday morning the track was nearly dry and only the first heat was affected just a little bit.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thurston & Beal win at British 1/10th Track Nats Rd2

Thurston & Beal win at British 1/10th Track Nats Rd2

Round 2 of the 1/10th Track British National Championships were held at the very fast Halifax track in Yorkshire with 40 drivers in attendance. Joe Kerry was fastest after Saturday’s practice with Alex Turston and John Zotll just behind him, while Glyn Beal was the fastest in the 220mm GT class. After an overnight frost the sun was shining on Sunday and the qualifying started 10 a.m. with Joe Kerry taking the pole position in the 200mm Touring class while Alex Thurston came in 2nd. In the 220mm GT class Glyn Beal grabbed the pole from Peter Hellawell. The Touring final was then won by Alex Thurston and his O.S.-powered Serpent while in the 220mm GT class Glyn Beal came out successful, also with an O.S.-powered Serpent car. After  round 2 Alex is leading the 200mm TC championship, with Peter Hellawell leading the 220mm GT class. Young Mathieu Dambrine is now on top of the Junior Championship.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

JConcepts aluminium ride height gauge 10-40mm

JConcepts aluminium ride height gauge 10-40mm

New from JConcepts comes an aluminium ride height gauge for a variety of 1/8th and 1/10th scale vehicles. Manufactured from aluminium billet material to high specifications and anodised to a luster the detailed instrument is available in either blue or black anodising and laser etched with graduated measurements from 10-40mm for use on a various of vehicles. The ride height gauge comes pre-assembled with 4mm hardware for the pivot and 3mm setscrew and thumbscrew as the setting knob. The structure features chamfered silver edging, highlighting the design. The touch-off point on the gauge is a rounded boss and always meets the chassis at the proper angle. Each gauge comes in a latch box with foam insert which fits snugly around the instrument with heavy cushion.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Reflex Racing RR10 WGT – Teaser Images

Reflex Racing RR10 WGT – Teaser Images

Reflex Racing are currently working on a World GT car based off of their RR12 1/12th scale car. The 1/10th pan car is pretty close to production from what is understood and the design sets a focus on providing more steering and less traction rolling compared to the cars readily available in the market. More information and images will become available in time for the release.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

GForce Super Extreme high RPM stock motors

GForce Super Extreme high RPM stock motors

GForce introduce the Super Extreme brushless stock racing motor line. Coming as 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T variant the motors offer a newly designed T6 aluminium can with improved airflow for better heat dissipation and a more constant performance during a run. The motors are of a high-RPM design, the make use of sintered neodymium 12.3mm rotors, heavy duty solder tabs and allow for timing adjustment via the dual sensor port endbell.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

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