René Puepke has taken victory at round one of the Western German Championship in the 1/10 scale on-road nitro class which was held at Dormagen in the north of Cologne. Following a one-year-break Mugen racer Sebastian Buerge came on second at his comeback just in front of last year´s runner-up Andy Weyhoven with his Xray.
Serpent have announced that they have signed top Australian driver Ryan Maker to their team. Ryan will mainly run the Serpent 411 in the 1/10 EP TC class, but will also run the Serpent 966 in the 1/8 scale class. Ryan will continue to run Speed Passion electronics in his touring car and will run Reds Racing engines in his 1/8th scale.
Two new bags from Xceed, the first is this medium equipment bag. Handy for storing all kind of equipment such as charger, power-supply, tyre warmer etc, it is made in such a size that is also fits all drawers of the popular trolley and carry-bags. High quality materials, good zipper, separator inserts, nice embroidery. Xceed have also released their LiPo safety bag for safe charge and storage. The bag can hold 2 LiPo packs at one time and is fireproof, using a high quality special textile material.
The fourth round of the NOS was held at Barceloneta last weekend. After three rounds of qualifying was Guillermo Camacho who took the TQ honors in the Sedan Class, while in GT class was José O. González. In the sedan class during the 30 minutes race it was Andy Báez who took the lead from the start of the race. The battle for second and third start with Juan Rodríguez and Guillermo Camacho but some mechanical problems gave them a hard time. The first position looks secure, but after 10 minutes Baez’s MTX5 lost the second gear, the Mugen driver had to race 20 minutes with just the first gear but it wasn’t a problem to get the win. In second position was Norberto Rodríguez driving an Xray NT1 followed by teammate Guillermo Camacho in third.
Arrowmax have launched a new range of belt pulleys for the Mugen MTX5. CNC machined from 7075-T6 aluminium they are completely true and have been hard coated for extra durability. Light weight, they feature holes in the side wall to help debris escape and dissipate heat produced by friction.
ORCA RC have introduced the all new VX ESC, used by Alexander Hagberg to win last weekend’s 4th round of the Euro Touring Series. The new VX ESC utilizes the proprietary ORCA FET that are being used in a ESC for the first time. The new proprietary FETs provide the ORCA VX ESC with ORCA Power Delivery System (OPD) and ORCA Mosfet Braking System (OMB). The new VX also has a vertical heat sink plane that extend the heatsink’s efficiency for better heat dissipation and featuring a translucent case that allows the VX logo engraved within to shine thru.
The 8th round of the Florida gas on road series was held at Nuggets Raceway in Arcadia, Florida where the USA ROAR Championship will be held later this year. Racing in the Florida series is always very intense and this race was no exception with very exciting and competitive mains. In the 1/8th class it was a win for Joaquin DeSoto Jr ahead of fellow Capricorn/Novarossi racer Kenny Ives in 2nd just ahead of Mugen racer Rafael Angulo in 3rd. In the Sedan class it was DJ Apolaro who was the clear winner leading home an all Capricorn/Novarossi podium with Eduardo Cabal in 2nd and Junior Castellanos in 3rd.
The 2012 TLR Winter Series has completed and it was a TLR/Novarossi/Pro-Line/Nitrotane clean sweep of both the expert buggy and truck class podiums. In the buggy class it was Adam Drake that took the series from his team mates Colby Poh and Drew Moller while in truggy it was another title for the Drake this time with Drew Moller in the runner up spot while Cody Smith completed the podium.