Rheinard is Czech ETS Champion

Rheinard is Czech ETS Champion

Viktor Wilck has won the third leg of the A-Main at the Euro Touring Series in the Czech Republic but the final result remains the same as he takes second overall behind Tamiya Racing Factory team-mate Marc Rheinard with Team Associated’s Juho Levanen completing the podium.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Rheinard ‘Czechs’ out in Leg 2 to win ETS Rd3

Rheinard 'Czechs' out in Leg 2 to win ETS Rd3

Marc Rheinard is the winner of the third round of the Xenon Racing backed Euro Touring Series, the current World Champion backing up his A-Main Leg 1 win by cruising to a 2 second winning margin over his Tamiya team-mate Viktor Wilck. The result means Rheinard leaves the Czech Republic with a 2 point advantage over the Swede who came to Hrotovice as the championship leader.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

JConcepts Slash 4×4 overtray & Manta SC

New from JConcepts is this over-tray for the Traxxas Slash 4×4, which helps protect the chassis from excessive debris. Fitting nicely under the body, the over-tray fits snug around the entire chassis structure while being attached along the sides with hook and loop tape for quick inner access. The over-tray is built with extra height and rake to provide extra room for various electrical and battery configurations.  In addition, JConcepts has incorporated an extensive scoop and louver design which can be trimmed to allow air flow and heat escape. JConcepts have also released final photos of their new Manta Short Course body shell, which is suitable for the Slash, Slash 4×4 and SC10. JConcepts has included an optional rear spoiler which gives the ability to alter the look and function of the Manta by simply adding or removing the rear spoiler.
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Rheinard on pole for Czech ETS final

Rheinard on pole for Czech final

Marc Rheinard will start tomorrow’s A-Main on pole position after he TQ’d the final qualifier for the third Round of the ETS here in the Czech Republic.  The Tamiya Racing Factory driver put in the fastest 5 minute run of the weekend just missing out on breaking into the 17 laps with a time of 5:00.663.  The German claims his first Top Qualifier honours of the 2009/10 Series ahead of team-mate Viktor Wilck who set the fourth fastest time for the round. In Pro stock it was Daniel Wohlgemuth who claimed his 4th TQ run of the day to take pole position for tomorrow’s finals to start ahead of Alexander Stocker who couldn’t improve in his final run.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Levanen tops Q4 for Associated in Czech Republic

Levanen tops Q4 for Associated in Czech Republic

Tamiya’s reign at the top of the time sheets here in Hrotovice has been ended with Associated’s Juho Levanen setting the pace in the penultimate round of qualifying for the third round of the Euro Touring Series. The Finn posted a time of 16 laps in 5:04.308 to TQ the round from Andy Moore with Martin Hudy third. Levanen said his TC5 is now working really well and apart from a roll right in front of the drivers’ rostrum he was happy with the run. The result means that he is now in contention along with Rheinard and Q2 winner Viktor Wilck for pole position in tomorrow’s triple A-Mains.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

AARCMCC 10th & 8th Victorian IC State Titles

AARCMCC 10th & 8th Victorian IC State Titles

This year’s Victorian Titles were run at the Melbourne Radio Control Circuit Racers facility over the weekend of the 22nd-24th January kicking off the start to 2010’s sanctioned event schedule in the IC on-road scene. Racers from as far as Sydney and Adelaide descended on the Lilydale track from Wednesday prior to the event to start cutting laps and working on their setups. Practice and the first round of heats begun on Friday in sensational conditions with Novarossi team drivers Peter and Steve Jovanovic battling it out for honours in both 1/10th and 1/8th scale right from the beginning. A battle that would continue throughout the weekend.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

SMP 8ight, MBX-6 & XB808 CVD axles

SMP 8ight, MBX-6 & XB808 CVD axles

New from SMP Racing parts in Switzerland are more CVD drive shafts, this time for off road chassis’. Available Losi 8ight 2.0, Mugen MBX-6 and Xray XB808 they are made from high quality Swiss made spring steel, they have been weight optimized and due to the way they have been machined, allow for a larger steering angle. The parts are made to the highest level of quality and are more durable than the standard items.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wilck opens day 2 in Czech Republic with TQ run

Wilck opens day 2 in Czech Republic with TQ run

ETS championship leader Viktor Wilck has opened Day 2 of the Czech Republic encounter with a TQ run after recording a new fastest time of 16 laps in 5:04.088. The Swede topped the second round of Modified qualifying, reversing the order of yesterday’s opening heat when Rheinard set the pace. The TRF driver said his run was clean and that he was helped by Rheinard and Juho Levanen, who was third fastest, running side by side in the top heat.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

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