June 22, 2018

Coelho top seed on Apeldoorn debut

Update – With a rain shower striking just after 20:30, the decision has been made to call time on the rest of today’s action at Apeldoorn. Having already lost 6-hours to morning rain, rather than make the day any longer for drivers the top heat of Formula and all of the Modified groups will now run Q1 tomorrow morning.

Bruno Coelho is the top seed for the fifth round of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series at Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.  The Xray driver’s debut at the track, he backed up his CP1 pace by knocking 6/10ths of a second off his fastest 3-consecutive laps.  While the Top 13 drivers would all improve on the times from the first controlled practice, Coelho extended his advantage with Yokomo’s Ronald Volker again his closest rival only this time the advantage increased from 4/100ths to 2/10ths of a second. Behind them, Jilles Groskamp made a similar sized improvement in pace to Coelho to put his Infinity 3rd on the final seeding time sheets with Viktor Wilck improving one position to end practice 4th.  Making it five different manufacturers at the front, Freddy Sudhoff found the pace that escaped him in CP1 to post the 5th fastest time ahead of Awesomatix team-mate Lucas Urbain.  With Coelho looking good at the top of the times, the only remaining title challengers Marc Rheinard and Alexander Hagberg are going to have to qualify from the second fastest heat with Hagberg ending up 12th fastest three places ahead of Rheinard.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.

June 22, 2018

JConcepts 1991 Ford Mustang body shell – Coming soon

JConcepts have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming 1991 Ford Mustang body shell. Intended for modified Traxxas Slash trucks, such as JConcepts’ Street Eliminator Concept, the body will also fit other vehicles with a 13” wheelbase and about 10.75”/11” overall width. More information will become available in time for the release that is schedule for mid-August. Also coming soon and suitable for the Street Eliminator vehicles are the new Startec wheels and Hotties tyres.

View the wheels and tyres here

June 22, 2018

Coelho tops CP1 at ETS Netherlands

After a rain delayed started to the day, it was Bruno Coelho who would top the first round of controlled practice on the Yokomo Euro Touring Series return to Apeldoorn in the Netherlands.  The reigning champion’s first time to the track, with rain also hampering yesterday free practice, the Xray driver put in the fastest 3-consecutive laps ahead of free practice pace setter Ronald Volker with a time of 43.641 compared to Volker’s 43.682.  Backing up Yokomo’s strong performance in free practice, Yannic Prumper would record the third fastest time ahead of the Infinity of Akio Sobue and Serpent of Viktor Wilck with Loic Jasmin’s Awesomatix completing the Top 6.  As the only two remaining challengers to preventing Coelho from making it a hat trick of ETS titles, Marc Rheinard and Alexander Hagberg could only manage 9th and 11th in CP1 and will be hoping for better in CP2 in order to make the top heat for qualifying.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.

June 22, 2018

Awesomatix A800X mid motor conversion set

Coming soon from Awesomatix is the limited edition mid motor conversion set for the A800X touring car. The kit will create a symmetrical 4WD drivetrain with equal length front and rear transmission belts that will ensure a more symmetrical drivetrain reaction during acceleration and braking. The conversion kit is usable exclusively on the A800X and it will become available soon in a very limited production run.

Source: Awesomatix [awesomatix.com]

June 22, 2018

Xray 64 pitch pan car gear diff main gears

Coming from Xray and made for their recently introduced 1/10th and 1/12th scale pan car gear differentials are moulded composite 64 pitch spur gears in various sizes. The gears are made from a high-quality composite material for high precision, a long life and quiet operation and they are available in 76T, 80T, 84T, 88T and 92T sizes to cover a wide range of available gear ratios.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

June 22, 2018

Scale Dynamics silver drift car wheels

Scale Dynamics from Japan have released first images of their new aluminium silver drift car wheels. The 6-spoke rims are of special design that utilises standard drift car tyres but an additional black-painted ring will enlarge the sidewall height visually to make for a more old school look. An alloy silver surface treatment is giving the wheels a polished look and they will become available soon.

View another image here

June 21, 2018

P-One 1/10th touring setup wheels

Coming from P-One are their new setup wheels for 1/10th scale touring cars. The wheels are made of high-quality aluminium and they come black anodised and with white markings for cool looks and easy identification. They also incorporate thin rubber O-rings to ensure the chassis stays in place during suspension geometry checking and adjustment. The wheels come in sets of four and are usable for both electric and nitro kits.

View more images here

June 21, 2018

Yeah Racing Execute XQ1S carbon fibre upgrades

Yeah Racing have introduced a line of carbon fibre upgrade parts for the Xpress Execute XQ1S touring car. Available now are a 2.25mm carbon fibre chassis, a 2.0mm topdeck, 3mm floating servo mount upper plate, 3mm front and rear shock towers as well as a 2.25mm bumper plate. All parts are direct replacements for the standard fibreglass items and they were designed to improve overall rigidity and precision when running in medium to high-bite racing conditions or when seeking an overall lower weight.

View the other new parts here