At the final round of the Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series WCICS, which hosted over 1500 registrations across 8 events this season, Scott West took the Tamiya Mini championship. Fellow Calgary racer Matt Wilfort took 2nd, and Anthony Hobbs took 3rd. In WCICS best season yet the series again grew almost 35 percent over last year and full results and podium pics can be found on the official WCICS website by clicking here. Planning is already underway for next season, which will begin in late September in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
New from Tekno RC comes this lightened low centre of gravity motor mount insert for the SCT410 4WD short course truck and the EB48-SL buggy. Using the part lowers the motor by 5mm and it is usable with all Pro4 motors with standard 36mm diameter. Lowering one of the heaviest parts of the vehicle by 5mm will have a noticeable effect on handling, resulting in faster cornering and less mistakes due to traction rolling. The part is CNC machined out of 7075 aluminium, then gun metal anodised for wear.
John Ermen and Bernd Rausch are the 2014 Western German nitro on-road champions. Xray factory racer John Ermen from the Netherlands celebrated his second victory in the 4th and final round of the Western German Championship in the 1/8th scale class 1 at the Hamm track. In 1/10th scale a 2nd place finish behind team mate Benjamin Lehmann was enough for Shepherd team driver Bernd Rausch to capture the title and to get back the prestigious starting number “1” for the 2015 campaign. In 1/8 scale class 2 Mugen racer Reinhard Zick has caught the title while Serpent racer Thomas Reiche took the final win.
Serpent have a new option part for the SRX2 SC short course truck available. The carbon fibre body mount braces help to reinforce the body mounts to make for a more reliable positioning of the bodyshell, even under heavy loads or when rolling the truck. The kit’s composite mounts already feature location pins to take the add-on carbon fibre braces. The set includes a pair of carbon fibre strips and mounting hardware.
Ryan Maifield completed the perfect debut with Team Losi Racing as he took all three of his new TLR cars to victory at the JConcepts Indoor Summer Nationals at Outback Raceway in Chico, California. Having dominated the same event last year with Team Associated, the Arizona ace’s much anticipated first outing with his new team again produced an all concequering performance. Top Qualifier for each of his A-Mains, in the series’ two big classes, 2wD & 4WD buggy, he would wrap things up early repeating his A1 performances in A2 to claim overall victory. Also debuting TLR’s new 22 SCT 2.0 at the A-Main Hobbies owned track he made it a hat trick as he took the win of that class’ single A-Main.
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The final round of the 2014 oOple series was held at the Southport club in the UK. Stu Wood took the TQ in both the 2WD and 4WD buggy class and came out successful in 4WD final while scoring a 2nd place in 2WD behind Chris Evison. The result handed him the overall championship title in 2WD in front of Ben Jemison and James Helliwell. In 4WD Ben Jemison took the overall title from Stuart Wood and Gregg Williams.
The 2nd Round of the Finnish 1/8th off-road national championship series was held last weekend in Turku. Joseph Quagrain (JQ/Reds) managed to TQ and win the event, and is now leading the series, after 2 races in the 4 race series. Ari Heinonen (Kyosho/Alpha) finished 2nd, and Tomi Salonen (Mugen/O.S.) 3rd, matching their current positions in the series.
Hirosaka RP have five new high-performance servos with brushless and coreless motors available. Starting with the two brushless servos, the DBS-1 (0.08s/10.6kg-cm) low-profile and DBS-2 (0.09s/22.5kg-cm) standard-size servo are usable with 6.0V to 7.4V input and they are build using an aluminium middle heatsink and upper aluminium case for maximise durability and improves heat dissipation. The servos are usable in a wide range of applications.