This was the second attempt to run round 3 of the 2012 Spring Super Cup Series. Back in March they were able to get things started but before we could complete the first round of qualifying the skies opened up and our racing was done for the weekend. The days leading up to this make-up race were not looking promising. The normal 40% chance of showers on Saturday and some very heavy rains hit the area earlier in the week had some nervous that we would not see a Round 3. With some amazing work by the Hurricane R/C track crew and several volunteers they were able to get the track repaired and in decent shape for Friday practice. Saturday’s weather was next to perfect, a little warm but we stayed dry all day. The track came around and everyone had a great day of racing once again.
The first Italian Shepherd Trophy 2012 took place at the beautiful track of Fiorano with drivers from all over Italy attending the 2-days event. Among the 90 participants were many top racers like Daniele Ielasi, Lamberto Collari, Michele Romagnoli, Andrea Pirani and the Salemi brothers which resulted in a very high level of competition. At the start of the 30 minutes main final Pirani jumped from 4th to 2nd position behind his teammate Romagnoli. After a few minutes Romagnoli made contact with a backmarker and dropped down the order. Pirani took over the lead and never looked back winning two laps in front of the Salemi brothers.
Hiro Factory have announced the release of their new F103/F104/F104W conversion called the HRF10X. Designed by Japanese driver Hiro Nakatani using his extensive race experience the chassis has already won the 4th round of F1RCGP in Japan as well as the Futasan Cup. The conversion is equipped with a 7075 aluminium motor plate with ball-style rear link suspension similar to that used in direct drive chassis’ and adopts a carbon W-style chassis for ideal chassis roll. A side spring & aluminium roll damper control ensure stability and ease of setup.
FTW Racing Components is pleased to present the Agama community with a Night Fox tailored specifically for the A8 buggy. Testing proved that not only does it perform well, it looks great on the podium too with Team FTW’s newest member, 2010 RC Pro National Champion, Jason Branham scoring podium finishes in his first two outings with the body. For optimum fit FTW recommends replacing the factory air filter assembly with the Team Losi 8ight 2.0 air filter assembly or similar. The body is formed from clear .040” polycarbonate and comes in clear with a protective film and molded cut lines and is supplied with window masks and decal sheets.
The KM World Cup final selection race was held at TRC Race track in Hong Kong and attracted all the top KM drivers from around Asia competing for one of the 3 sponsored trips to the KM World Cup in Thailand in October. Qualifying went the way of Thai driver Meen V driving the KM H-K1 but it was Hang who took the fastest lap of the race with a 19.421 second lap. In the race it was Meen that took the win by a lap from the charging pair of Hung and Charlee P. who finished less than 1.5 seconds apart in 2nd and 3rd place.
Serpent’s new gear-differential for 1/10 scale gas cars, which is standard in the new 747, is available as an option for the 733. Featuring an improved housing, new gasket and less screws to mount which are from one side only and new very durable sinter metal gears give even smoother action. The differential fits the 733 evo and TE and both FR and RR diffs are the same.