The recent 2016 Winter Champs in Australia saw Aaron Lee walking away with the triple of TQ, fastest lap and new track record as well as the win in the competitive A-main event. The victory is even more impressive as this was the first outing for his new chassis sponsors after having only received the kits on the Monday before the race.
UK MR33 distributors Schumacher have introduce the MR33 joint lubrication oil. Specially formulated the lube is best used for drive shaft joints, pins and moving parts as it provides long lasting and smooth operation and reduced wear on components. The oil comes in a handy bottle and it is available now.
New from Yeah Racing comes a car stand for 1/10th scale on-road vehicles. Constructed using black anodised aluminium and machined carbon fibre, the car stand also acts as a shock stand when building or maintaining shock absorbers. Additional foam strips keep the chassis from sliding around while narrow strips for the bottom part of the alloy rails keep the stand located on the pit table securely.
Italian company PMT have introduced the all-new Supreme X01 rubber compound for their 1/5th scale tyres. Aimed at dirty low-grip tracks the new compound will increase both the overall grip and tyre life by about 25 percent compared to the previous rubber. The 40 shore tyres are available pre-mounted on white P0 rims.
This past weekend, the 10th annual Big Fat Turkey Race was held in Camarillo, California. With nice weather and with just over 130 entries and 18 heats, it was bound to make for a good day of racing. In the Modified Touring Car class the race for the win was on between veteran racer Barry Baker (Team Associated), Max Kuenning (Xray) and Randy Caster (Team Associated). In the opening two mains Kuenning scored a 3-2, Baker a 2-1, and Caster a 1-4. At the start of A3, Caster put a small gap between himself and the second and third spots of Baker and Kuenning. On lap 23, Baker got into some traffic and had to retire early due to a mechanical failure. With the points from A1 and A2, Randy needed a win in A3 to take the overall; but if Kuenning won, it would make for a 3-way tie for the win. At the finish line, Kuenning held on the for the win, forcing a three-way tie. Coming down to the driver’s fastest single main event as the tie breaker, Baker took the overall, beating Kuenning by only nine-tenths of a second.
Coming from Marka Racing are two new 18.5mm low-profile LiPo battery packs. First up is the 3900mAh 110C 2S shorty pack, measuring 93x47x18.5mm and weighing in at 154g. The pack is ideal for 1/10th off-road and on-road cars and it makes use of industry-standard 4mm connectors. The second new battery is the 7200mAh 110C 1S pack for 1/12th scale vehicles. Offering the same dimensions as the 2S packs the 1S variant weighs in at 149g.
The Greek National Cup was held at the Modelodromio track in Patra in sunny weather conditions. Xray’s Dimitriou would TQ three of the four qualifiers what gave him the overall TQ from Papadopoulos (Xray). In the main, Dimitriou was the fastest driver on the track in the very hot conditions, allowing him to take the win with a huge margin from second placed Papadopoulos while Christodoulou (Mugen) finished in third place.
The fourth round of the French Electric On-road Nationals was held at Tournefeuille, near Toulouse, in southwest of France. In the Touring Modified class, current championship leader Thomas Vigneron scored a popular win, also turning the fastest lap of the event, in front of Maxime Favrelle and Jeremy Limoges.