Team Kyosho’s young star David Ronnefalk has TQ’d the opening round of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad European Championships in Reims, France, the Swede navigating the chalk track 3-seconds faster than World Champion Robert Batlle with Xray’s Martin Bayer completing the Top 3 in a close encounter which saw the next 6 drivers covered by just 3-seconds. For defending champion Darren Bloomfield two mistakes left him down the order with the 20th fastest time, the British driver saying he just pushed too hard.
Exotek announce their +8mm carbon chassis kit for the Team Durango DEX210 kit. The chassis is light of weight for a more nimble response and sports slightly more flex then the alloy part for increased overall grip to take advantage of the lighter weight. Included with the 2.5mm chassis plate is a 7075 alloy nose plate for longer wear and extra strength at the chassis bend, +8mm side plate extenders and mounting hardware. Machined pockets at the rear of the chassis allows the use of LRC option suspension hangers while the increased rear end surface area maintains chassis strength for mounting of the rear suspension hanger.
The TLR 22 slotted battery bulkhead from Avid allows to run never before available battery locations on the 22 platform buggies and trucks. For racers running the shorty pack, the battery can be moved forward an additional +15mm versus a fixed position of +10mm with the TLR brand aluminium tray. This super-forward position makes the rear end more predictable as grip increases. The part comes CNC-machined from aluminium, sports laser etched markings, weights 7g and it fits any TLR 22, 22T, or 22 SCT.
Tresrey introduce these aluminium big bore shock spring retainers for Team Durango’s 210 and 410 line of buggies and trucks. They sport an updated design over the original plastic parts, make for secure and precise spring positioning and improved shock performance. Useable on all big bore shock equipped DEX210, DEST210 and DESC210/410 vehicles they come anodised in Tresrey signature red and feature heavy machining to prevent excessive dust, dirt and moisture build-up.
The 3rd round of the Greek National Championship in 1/10 EP Touring was held at the great high speed track of FRT in the North suburbs of Athens. Home track of double National Champion and current points leader, Nick Georgiadis (T4/Orca) who could secure his 3rd consecutive title with a win, the anticipation was at its peak for the outcome of the race between at least four title contenders. Qualifying was full of surprises, with the track heavily affected by strong winds limiting the level of traction and making each turn unpredictable due to gusts. In the end it was Awesomatix/Orion driver John Doucakis who took TQ, five seconds clear of the rest of the field.
140 drivers found their way to the 2013 Malaysia KL International GP held at the KLIRCC track. The nitro on-road race was run in 1/8th and 1/10th 200mm and saw the attendance many fast drivers with the most prominent of them being current 200mm World Champion Meen V. who raced both the 1/8th and 1/10h class. The 1/8th qualifying was won by Meen who outperformed his competitors by nearly a lap in his best 7 minutes run. He was followed by his KM team mates Charlee P. and Azri Amri. Bad luck and a DNF in the final prevented Meen from turning his TQ position into a win and he ended in 10th place with Trin T. (KM Racing) winning the race with the KM K8 prototype in front of Azri Amri and Nick Chong.
Team Associated introduce a new body shell variant of their SC10RS 2WD RTR short course truck. Coming factory-assembled and with a blue colour ‘Lucas Slick Mist’ body the truck features the proven 2.6:1 gear box with V2 slipper, hex-drive wheels, V2 oil-filled shock absorbers and grippy racing tyres. Included in the package are a 3300kv Reedy brushless motor, XP brushless speed controller, a metal gear steering servo and a 2.4GHz pistol grip radio system.
The AMS event in Cullman, Alabama, continues to be one of the more well known races on the calendar during the summer racing season. The 4.0 event went off extremely well with the direction and management of Jimmy Babcock and Nick Black. A hefty 521 entries packed the facility for the weekend with the 1/8th classes once again showing the largest interest at this event. The now famous dirt, building and track layouts make for great racing and hold up extremely well to the punishment of the racers all weekend. Once again, the JConcepts crew was on hand to support the product, customers and race team as well as a contributing sponsor to the “Greatest show on Dirt.” Qualifying started with Team Associated/JConcepts driver Ryan Maifield picking up where he left off from previous years and TQ’ed the opening qualifier in the 1/8th truck class by a narrow margin over Jared Tebo.