Designed to maintain better corner speed while drastically reducing wheel chatter, HB have released this DCJ Drive Shaft for the TCXX. The DCJ or Double Cardan joint shaft breaks the single pivot point into two pivot points resulting in less drag and shallower shaft angles during sharp turning making your car easier to drive.
HPI Racing Europe have been in contact to tell is that the 4th of August and the 28th of September mark the return of the HPI Challenge, with on and offroad racing classes organized at two of the country’s leading venues. The 4th of August marks the return of the HPI Challenge for all on-road racers and HPI touring car kit owners with racing taking place at the Cotswolds Model car club in Gloucestershire. Every racer will get a complete set (2 pairs) of top-quality HPI Challenge racing slick tyres, an HPI T-shirt and a HPI goodie bag with lots of HPI freebies inside. The 28th of September is the day for off-road HPI kit owners, with the event organised at the wonderful Coventry Model Car Club. Whether you’ve got a Savage monster truck, nitro buggy or electric truggy, they’ve got you all covered. Full details on the event can be found here.
This past weekend saw the 3rd round of the Pro Stock Series taking place at the Kastellaun Race Track. The unique feature of this racing series are the standard Sonic/Xceed engines that are mandatory and must not be modified in any way. 25 drivers in 2 classes went out for some nice racing. The weather forecast for both days was okay although the Saturday was supposed to be the better day. With former Austrian 1/12th national champion Martin Wilfinger (Shepherd) and former Tamiya World Champion Patrick Gassauer (Serpent) the drivers list showed interesting names. Also the overall winner of 2011 Marcus May and last years runner-up Sascha Vorgrümler (both Shepherd) took the challenge.
Nosram have released a line of Pure 2 brushless spec motors. Based upon the extremely successful Pure 2 modified motors, the Nosram crew has developed special spec racing motors that are designed for great performance combined with the perfect control needed for stock racing. Available in 10.5, 13.5 & 17.5 they feature an advanced spec racing magnet, XTEC X20 coolmax housing, dynamic balanced worksteam rotorm optimized racing stack and waterproof preciSensor system. The motors comply with rules set forward by IFMAR, EFRA, ROAR, JMRCA, BRCA & DMC.
Round 3 of the Swiss electric offroad nationals were run last weekend in Obernau (Switzerland) on a multi-surface track combining Astroturf, carpet and wood. On Saturday Associated/Reedy driver Patrick Hofer started showing his domination in the 4wd practice and was a lap ahead of 2nd in qualifying, taking the TQ spot in the 4wd class. In 2wd he placed his B4.2 2nd. During the finals it started to rain so some drivers saw a chance for the win but Patrick’s B44.2 seemed unbeatable on the slippy track and so he won both finals and secured the overall win in 4wd modified ahead of Peter Forster (Yokomo) in 2nd and Patrick Vogt (Durango) in 3rd. In 2wd modified he finished 2nd.
Having released many great option parts for the Team Durango DEX210 option parts, Revolution Design Racing Products have announced that they are expanding to make a lot of new option parts for the popular Kyosho RB6 2WD Buggy. The new range of parts will kill the weak points of the RB6 and make it faster and stronger and it also allows allow for quick and easy adjustment of the weight distribution. Expect some releases in late August.
The organisers of the SpeedRC Cup got in touch to tell us about their touring car race which is held on Sunday the 14th of July at Parona Lomellina (PV) Italy 50km south-west from Milan. The race is open to 1/10 Touring Mod and 13.5 (no timing) classes and they have introduced a new race format with the possibility to make the A main through a Last Chance race. Entries are limited to 40 drivers per class, if the number of entries in one class is lower than 40 the other class can be supplemented. More details and entries can be found through firstname.lastname@example.org
The follow up to the very successful C4.1, the Centro C4.2 is drawing closer to completion. Tom Yardy used the prototype (shown) to TQ and win the last round of the UK 1/10th off road nationals at Broxtowe last weekend. The production car will have new (anodized black) rear hinge pin mounts with inserts, new multiple battery layouts on the new +8mm chassis along with completely new moulded gear box. There is also a completely new rear tower and rear bulkhead and a revised Proline Bulldog bodyshell. Due for release in Mid August.