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October 25, 2012

Bayer wins Truggy class at Nitro Challenge Italy

Martin Bayer has won the nitro Truggy class at the recent The Dirt Nitro Challenge Italy held at the Indoor Buggy Race track in Padova. Martin was able to secure TQ with his Xray XT8 truck and was facing a hard fight with US super stars Billy Fischer and Adam Drake. In the final stages of the race it looked like Billy would cross the finish line in first place but Martin was able to pass him on the final lap handing the Xray factory driver the victory.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


October 25, 2012

Jeremy Wong wins Malaysia TC nationals Rd4

The recent fourth round of the Malaysia electric touring car nationals saw a record entry for the Superstock 13.5T boosted class and it was Spec-R R1 driver Chong who won the first round of qualifiers with a time even faster than most Prostock 10.5T drivers achieved. Round number two went to VBC Wildfire pilot Michael Lo only to be beaten by VBC Racing Asia driver Jeremy Wong who took the fastest time of the day in round three with an 18laps 5:01.873 run. Come the finals the heaven opened its doors and the meeting was washed away meaning the qualifying results would count handing Jeremy Wong and the VBC Wildfire the overall win. Sharin came in second with Michael Lo taking the last spot on the podium.

Many thanks to Michael Lo for sending the report.


October 25, 2012

CRC Xti option parts & accessories

Calandra Racing Concepts introduce new option parts and accessories for the Xti 1/12th pan car. First up is a Xti conversion kit to bring the older Gen-X, XL and Xi to the latest spec. The kit contains a new main chassis, motor pod, upper plate and tons of hardware to not only upgrade an existing chassis but also to refresh parts such as screws and springs.

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October 25, 2012

WCICS carpet on-road series – Announcement

The non-profit Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series (WCICS) announce the kick-off of their 2012/13 season. The 3 day races, hosted by 8 different clubs, are over the winter months of October to March and attract a wide range of racers from beginners up to international super stars like Paul Lemieux, Ty Tessman, Brian Bodine and Peter Robinson. WCICS runs eight different classes including Tamiya Mini, 1/12th pan cars, World GT and Modified Touring Cars. For more information, dates, classes and rules, please visit the WCICS event website by clicking here.


October 25, 2012

Short Course Showndown finals – Report

Mike’s Hobby Shop in Carrollton, TX played host to the 2012 Short Course Showdown Finals. Mike Darnell, owner and operator and Scotty Ernst put on an amazing event that brought in 269 entries for some fierce side by side action. The track appeared to be a fairly simple layout by design, but with jump placement and slick conditions, this track turned out to be very technical and tire selection was of the upmost importance. With qualifying under way JConcepts/MIP driver Matt Olson made a statement in the opening round by setting an amazing TQ run with the only 15 lapper of the event in the Stock division. Matt’s TQ run held from start to finish of qualifying and put him on the pole position for the Main event. Next up was 2WD Modified SCT and this was a heavy weight battle throughout all three rounds between JConcepts/Team Associated driver Scott Brown and JConcepts/TLR driver Frank Root. Frank and Scott traded TQ positions each and every round with Frank finally taking the last round by 4 seconds and claiming the top spot for the A-main. Last up was the 4×4 Open SCT class and once again, we saw a fierce battle for the TQ spot. JConcepts/MIP driver Matt Olson was going head to head with JConcepts/TLR driver Frank Root round after round as they traded TQ spots each and every round, but once again Frank pulled out the TQ spot giving him the double TQ for both Modified classes.

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October 25, 2012

Reedy 6800mAh 65C competition battery

Reedy’s 6800mAh 65C competition battery is the follow-up to the IFMAR 1:12 World Championship-winning 6500mAh 65C battery. With higher capacity and voltage as well as lower internal resistance, this battery raises the bar in the 1:12 classes where power and duration are critical. An attractive Reedy hard case and low resistance 4mm sockets round out the high-performance package.

Source: Reedy [teamassociated.com]