Shepherd have announced the latest option part for the Velox F1 in the form of the high rear wing mount. This new option part is especially developed for low grip conditions and allows for a much higher mounting position of the rear wing compared to the standard part. The result is improved downforce and rear stability. The mount is made from high-quality carbon fibre material and it is available from now on.
Atomic have introduced a 98mm wheelbase aluminium main chassis plate for the AMZ BZ micro RC car. Replacing the standard carbon fibre chassis with a less flexible aluminium part will result in improved car control especially in very high-bite conditions. The chassis is machined from high-quality 7075 aluminium, it features extensive machining for optimised flex characteristics and a lower weight and it comes with a black finish and silver chamfered edges for looks and better ground clearance during hard cornering.
RC-Cox have introduced a range of screw kits for the Xray T4’17 and Roche Rapide P12 2016 cars. Available for Xray’s latest electric touring car are a mixed 64-grade titanium and 7075-T6 orange anodised aluminium screw kit as well as an all 7075-T6 kit, an all 64-grade titanium set as well as a gold-plated steel screw kit. Coming for the Rapide P12 2016 are a mixed titanium and alloy fastener kit containing red anodised aluminium screws, a red anodised all-alloy set, an all-titanium set and of course the odd gold-plated steel fasteners.
First opening round of the Danish DRCMU Nationals was hosted by the Randers RC club on a technical track laid out using grey ETS carpet. In the Superstock class the opening qualifier was won by Patrick Folman from Mike Gosvig, the latter suffering from strangely feeling tyres. Round two then had Mike coming out fastest from Frederik Broløs and also the third qualifier went to Mike from Frederik.
Round two of the Xray Racing Series Greece was held at the Fanatix Racing Track in Athens. Summer weather made for nice racing conditions and a friendly atmosphere. The race was held in several nitro and electric on-road classes and in Nitro Stock it was Diamadis who walked away with the day’s win from his Xray teammates Katsikis and Tsatsamis in second and third respectively.
The opening round of Polish National Championship was held in Poznan during the Poznan International Fair. The event was run in several electric on-road classes with Touring ProStock attracting the most entries. The class uses ETS spec Muchmore 13.5T motors and Volante V5 28CP tyres and from the very first round of qualifying it was a very tight competition among three drivers; Michal Wojcik, Arkadiusz Smyk and Pawel Staszewski. After the qualifying rounds, which saw some incidents with slower drivers, the grid was set with Michal on the TQ followed by Arkadiusz and Pawel.
TQ RC Raceway of Chino, California, SoCal’s only indoor carpet on-road track, was the site of the first Gens Ace Championships. The morning started early with practice then the formal lineup of cars and drivers. The race day was handled by track owner Sean Park and his main shop guy Ralph, both kept the race pace fun and flowing well with its 49 Entries and 10 heats spread between seven classes. The Sedan classes were full as usual in both 17.5 and 13.5. Drivers had to navigate the tighter than normal sweeper at the end of the straight and many would come in contact with the wall. Ultimately in 13.5 Expert Roel Espina TQ’d and would take a decisive win by a lap over the field. Brian Rutgerford would come in second from JD Ramsey third.
Round four of the 2016 Asian Onroad Championships was held at PYC Raceway in Hong Kong. This unique, historical event was unluckily forecasted to coincide with a level 8 typhoon that would shut down most of the Hong Kong’s working force due to high wind, rain, and flooding advisory. However, miraculously enough the racing Gods would shine upon the AOC and slid the typhoon quickly across the dense city without any major harm or damage. Racing resumed on Saturday and the thrill of the AOC was back in action. One of the biggest standout feature about PYC Raceway is the smoothness of the surface. The silky asphalt top mimicked the pleasure of driving on carpet balanced with perfect curbs that allow every driver to press hard and use the curbing without too much penalty. The layout had great flow mixed with high and medium speed corners that required a certain amount of stability to carry maximum corner speed. Although the layout was not extremely tricky, it was nice not having “luck” features or sections that would eliminate drivers from having close battles. The times were close.