Simões & Silva take Rd2 in Portugal

Simões & Silva take Rd2 in Portugal

Round 2 of the Portuguese EP TCC 2010 was run last week at the huge track of Maia, near Oporto. Qualification got underway with the track a little damp, but as the morning ended the track was dry and the finals were all in almost perfect conditions. Because of the weather some of the drivers chose not to take the trip to Maia, so only 22 drivers showed up. In the Stock class, it was Jorge Simões that took the TQ spot, followed by Bruno Castela and Bernardo Cosme. In the finals, Jorge converted his TQ into overall victory followed by Bruno Castela in 2nd and Bernardo Cosme in 3rd. In the Modified class, Helder Silva at his home track didn’t give a chance to anyone and got TQ and the overall win. Rúben Francisco got 2nd and Hugo Miguel was 3rd.

View the final results here

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

RB Starter box, plug spanner & accessories

RB Starter box, plug spanner & accessories

RB have announced the release of a large number of new products beginning with this all in one starter box. Already presented at the 2010 Toy Fair in Nuremberg, its unique system allows you to change the position of the wheel from off-road to on-road easily and its large 770 motor is powerful enough to start even the most stubborn of engines. Also newly released is the light and compact fuel gun as well as a high quality steel glow plug spanner. RB have also made available this ‘Xtrem flux’ venturi set that is designed to improve the air flow in the engine. This set of 8 venturis allows you to adjust the fuel consumption and the power you need from your engine and comes with 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9mm versions. Finally, RB have introduced a line of silicone fuel tubing in 3ft, 50ft or 150ft and an engine protection set that includes caps for fuel intake, carburetor, exhaust and crankshaft.

View the other products here

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

JConcepts Wave – Announcement

JConcepts Wave - Announcement

The success of the JConcepts Clash and other events, have paved the way for the JConcepts Wave in Southern California. Open to a large number of electric off road classes, the Wave race takes place this weekend in the heart of the R/C corridor, SoCal. One of the world’s premier indoor off-road facilities has been chosen for 2 years in a row to host the event, OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach. OCRC is equipped with more than 100 indoor pit spots, as well as a fully stocked hobby shop and sizable indoor clay off-road track. The Wave’s venue and location are sure to make for great times on and off the track.

For more information visit the event site here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Schäfer & Weihert take victory in Wiesbaden

Schäfer & Weihert take victory in Wiesbaden

This past weekend the first German Championship Central Qualifier 2010 was held at the nice track of Wiesbaden, where the European Championship B will take place in 2011. The race attracted 45 drivers in total, among them were Shepherd factory driver Oliver Mack and Shepherd front man Patrick Schäfer. Both were starting in the 1/8th scale expert class as well as the 1/10th scale 200mm class.

Continue reading the report here

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Kyosho KF01 GP Formula 1 chassis

Kyosho KF01 GP Formula 1 chassis

Kyosho have released details on their new gas powered Formula 1 chassis, the KF01. The simple flat pan chassis is made from 3mm thick aluminium for strength and durability. Up front, the upper wishbone length is adjustable to allow you to change the angle of the front kingpin to change the car’s camber, while the rear end features the same axle suspension system as on the Spada. The body supplied is based on the popular 90’s design which handles extremely well, while the lightweight wings help the overall handling of the car. The supplied Sirio 09 engine provides plenty of power while the special compact exhaust system does a great job of muffling the engine’s noise.

Source: Kyosho [kyosho.com]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Team Orion Vortex Pro tuning armatures

Team Orion Vortex Pro tuning armatures

To be able to perfectly fine tune your Vortex Pro Brushless motor Team Orion’s international racing team have developed new tuning armatures. With different inner and outer diameters, and therefore different magnetic field strengths, they allow the motor to be adjusted in its acceleration and top speed characteristics. Six new armatures are now available for the 2010 Vortex Pro motors and the Swiss company have provided a handy tech chart to help you choose the right armature for your application and needs.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

2nd Annual Novarossi Challenge – Announcement

2nd Annual Novarossi Challenge - Announcement

The organizers of the 2nd Annual Novarossi Challenge have been in touch to let everyone know about this event which will be run from the 2nd-4th July 2010. Held at the Controlfreakz Raceway in Chaplin,  Connecticut. Factory driver Joaquin Desoto, Dj Apolaro, Paolo Morganti, Paul Ciccarrello and Chris Tosolini will be in attendance. Technical seminars about chassis, tire and clutch tuning are scheduled throughout the event. The racing action features the following classes 1/8 open, 200mm Nitro Sedan and GT Open.

For more information about this event go here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Drake takes buggy & truggy win at JBRL Rd2

Drake takes buggy & truggy win at JBRL Rd2

Round 2 of the JBRL Nitro Series was this past weekend at Revelation Raceway and attracted 200 entries. The track was fun and flowing, it made for incredible racing.  The Buggy final saw Adam Drake in his Novarossi powered 8ight 2.0 start from pole but a small mistake on lap one caused Drake to fall back a few spots. Within a couple of laps Adam was battling up front with Mark Pavidis for the lead before Mark made a mistake and Adam took over the lead and started to pull away from the field. The race looked to be in the bag, but a fueling mistake in the pits caused a flameout to Drake’s car, his pit man was able to get him fired and out of the pits without giving up the lead. Drake won the final followed by Pavidis in second, and Castellano in third. In the Truggy final, Drake once again had TQ’d and was followed closely by Cody King. The pair checked out and stretched a lead on the rest of the field. Adam’s pit strategy forced Cody to push hard to make up time and seemed to cause him to make too many mistakes. Drake took home the victory, followed by Cody King in second and Drew Moller in third.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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