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April 29, 2017

Ronnefalk TQs Philippine Masters

David Ronnefalk has claimed the overall TQ at the Philippine Masters, the HB Racing driver taking three of the five buggy qualifiers at the Manila based event. With drivers counting their best two rounds, Ronnefalk would be forced to wait until the final round to find out if he had pole for the 1-hour Main as arch rival Ty Tessmann had opened Day 2 of the event with a TQ run. Former winner Kyle McBride however would get the better of both World Champions in Q5, not only ensuring Ronnefalk pole position but also demoting Tessmann to third on the grid thanks to his time being quicker than Tessmann set in Q3.

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April 29, 2017

Pro Star R/C THE Car Kevlar & carbon fibre option parts

Pro Star R/C have introduced new carbon fibre and Kevlar option parts for JQRacing’s THE Car 1/8th scale buggy. First up are blue or gold Kevlar shock towers that are made using a special super hybrid Kevlar composite that not only adds visual impact but it also is structurally stronger and more durable than standard carbon fibre composites. The parts are made using a blue or gold carbon fibre layer over the Kevlar segement while being based on a carbon fibre core. Available for the front and rear of the buggy, the shock towers are also lighter than the stock parts for an overall lower centre of gravity.

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April 29, 2017

Lee Martin teams up with Scorpion Power Systems

Scorpion Power Systems have officially announced the signing of UK front runner, Lee Martin to their factory team. The Yokomo driver and former EOS champion had his debut for his new electronics sponsor at last weekend’s EOS finale in Austria. Lee will be using Scorpion’s full line of 1/10th scale brushless motors and speed controllers along the company’s high-performance LiPo battery packs and he had the following to say about the deal:

I’m proud to announce that I have joined Scorpion Power Systems for this year and beyond. Having met Georges in person a little while back, I could already feel that his passion and pride in his company was second to none. Being able to work directly with the factory will give us both the opportunity to push the boundaries and achieve great things together. Using the electrics at last weekends EOS for the first time was already a great indication of things to come as they ran faultlessly and felt great! Thanks to Georges for opportunity to work together.

Source: Scorpion Power Systems [scorpionsystem.com]


April 29, 2017

McBride Top Qualifier at Philippine Masters (Truggy)

Kyle McBride is the Top Qualifier for Truggy at the Philippine Masters, the Team Associated driving topping the final two qualifiers to deny first time visitor Ty Tessmann pole position for what is expected to be an endurance test 1-hour Main in Manila. Tessmann set the early Truggy pace doing three in a row in the opening rounds of qualifying but in Q4 McBride’s would force the decision to got to the final round. Setting a new fastest time this was to work to the advantage of the event’s former Buggy Champion. With drops of rain appearing during the fifth & final qualifier, Tessmann struggled with his tyre choice allowing McBride to take the win.  The slowest time of the 5-qualifiers it didn’t matter because the Australian had banked the fastest tie breaker time a round early.

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April 29, 2017

Ronnefalk bounces back from ‘morning run’ at Philippine Masters

After a below par performance in the first qualifier of Day 2 of the Philippine Masters following his domination of the opening day, David Ronnefalk bounced back with a new fastest TQ run that all but secures him the overall TQ for tomorrow’s 1-hour A-Main in Manila. Unable to double up on his Q3 TQ, Ty Tessmann would finish 1.5-seconds off his Swedish rival’s pace meaning the Canadian needs to take the fifth & final qualifier in a new faster time something he conceded was not likely.  Kyle McBride would complete the Top 3 in a round that saw trouble for Atsushi Hara, his car suffering a flame out, and Aaron Stringer, tyre gluing issues leaving him a non-starter.  Enjoying his best run, Adam Drake would claim a P4 ahead of fellow US racers Richard Saxton and Aaron Gomez.

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April 29, 2017

Philippine Masters hots up as Tessmann delivers Buggy TQ run

The showdown between World Champions David Ronnefalk and Ty Tessmann has finally started to heat up at the Philippine Masters as Tessmann registered his first TQ run of the event in buggy. Having reigned over the Truggy class, taking the first three qualifiers, the Xray driver couldn’t match that form in buggy with Ronnefalk stamping his authority on the opening Day’s action.  This morning however in Manila, after a good night sleep, the Canadian found his rhythm to put a TQ run on the board as Ronnefalk suffered a tough round and ended up with a P7.   With 2 of the five rounds of qualifying to count, Tessmann will now take the fight to his former team-mate over the final two qualifiers.  Behind Tessmann, Kyle McBride took second for the round, the Associated driver was 5-seconds adrift.  Atsushi Hara would complete the Top 3 with his best run so far ahead of Aaron Stringer, Richard Saxton and Adam Drake.

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April 29, 2017

3 from 3 as Tessmann posts another TQ run in Truggy

Ty Tessmann made it 3 out of three as he opened Day 2 of the Philippine Masters with a third TQ run in Truggy.  Setting the fastest lap for the first time, the Xray driver overcame a first lap error to again top the times ahead of Kyle McBride with Aaron Stringer completing the Top 3.  Overnight track work and a new coating of molasses made for much higher traction, with drivers reporting conditions as being a lot more edgy compared to yesterday’s opening two qualifiers.

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April 28, 2017

LRP ZZ.21C Ceramic Square Stroke 3.5cc nitro engine

Coming from LRP is the all-new ZZ.21C Ceramic Square Stroke 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. Follow-up model of the popular ZZ.21C Ceramic Long Stroke, the engine is of a square stroke design for linear throttle feel yet high low end torque and exceptional mileage. The precision-balanced 14mm crankshaft sports a DLC coating for improved durability while a silicone insert optimises mixture flow. Other features include a rear ceramic bearings, a lightweight piston and rod for higher RPM and increased performance while specially shaped carburettor needles make for a smoother throttle response and longer run times. The package is rounded out by a new low-profile cooling head and a set of 6.0mm and 6.5mm venturi inserts.

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