The third round of this season’s Xray Racing Series Slovakia was held at the Hudy Racing Arena recently. The weekend kicked off on Friday with free practice followed by more free practice on Saturday morning and three round of qualifiers. In the Touring Modified class there were some close battles for the overall TQ with Martin Hudy, up and coming Oliver Havranek and Zdenko Kunak all being in the mix. In the end Martin Hudy gained the TQ just 0.6s in front of Oliver Havránek and Zdenko Kunák. In very close finals it was again Martin Hudy who came out on top of Oliver Havránek and Zdenko Kunák.
Coming from T-Works and made for Xray’s T4 series of 1/10th scale touring cars are spring steel twin-type front spool outdrives. The driveshaft adapters are machined from high-quality material and feature a dual design that allows to use them with or without the driveshaft’s protective C-blades with the result being different cornering and on-power characteristics. The set is a direct fit on the 2018 down to the 2015 spec cars and it includes gold-anodised hardware.
VP-Pro have introduced a new aluminium setup wheel set for 1/8th off-road buggies and GT vehicles. They are precision machined from high-quality alloy material, come with a black surface coating, white lettering and silver edge details for a professional look. The wheels will make camber, toe and droop adjustments more precise and they come in sets of four.
Coming from Power HD is the new R6 servo for 1/12th pan cars. The high voltage compatible servo out of Power HD’s new R-series is usable with 4.8V to 8.4V input, it pulls up to 7.5kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.08s and weighs in at only 28.5g. A coreless motor, dual ball bearings and a mixed copper and aluminium geardtrain makes it super tough even when the on-track actions gets severe.
T-Works have introduced a titanium turnbuckle set for the Yokomo BD8-2018 touring car. The kit includes a total of seven 64 grade titanium spanners for the steering, servo, and camber links and it includes a suitable 4mm wrench.
Wallace Motorsports have announced the signing of multi-time ROAR US National finalist and top California racer Chris Verano to their nitro on-road team for 2018. Chris will begin his racing season campaigning the WRC GTX 1.3, Ielasi Tuned engines and Hot Race tyres through out California and abroad. He brings years of industry and racing experience to the table and will be an asset for supporting and helping grow the Wallace brand out west. Chris had this to say about the new venture:
I would like to thank Diatta Collymore and Ben Wallace for the opportunity to be part of Wallace Motorsports. I am looking forward to racing and working with the growing Wallace Motorsports team in 2018.
Last weekend saw round 3 of the RugRacers 2017/18 race series take place at Wodson Park. With severe weather warnings in place, some racers chose not to make the journey to a heavy snow covered Hertfordshire. The 44 drivers that braved the conditions were greeted by one of the best track layouts the RugRacer team have ever set out.
Infinity have released a set of joint covers for use on the double jointed CVD of their IF14 electric touring car. The covers are aimed at preventing the G-Clip from accidentally coming off during running. Supplied in two 50mm lengths, drivers cut 10mm lengths for use on each CVD with slight heating of the tube creating the perfect final fit. An extra benefit of the cover is that it helps retain grease in the joint therefore extending the life-span of the parts and the maintenance cycle.