LRP introduce the new Powersupply Competition 13.8V/20A as well as 55C Car Line LiPo batteries. The power supply features dual output sockets, works with 110V and 230V input and deliveres 13.8V and a maximum of 20A to power chargers, dischargers and any other device that makes use of 12V input. Additionally a 5V/1A USB charge output is integrated to charge electronics devices such as mobile phones.
The first race of this years racing season in Santo André, Brazil, supported by Salvadori Racing, KM Racing and Novarossi recently took place. In the Sport class Fabio Mencarelli took the TQ honors and won a very tight 30 minutes final, fighting with KM driver Geandre Rollin until the last 30 seconds. Geandre was leading but could not hold the pressure and a mistake costed him the victory and also the 2nd place, which went to Flavio Fatinanzi who took the runner up spot on the very last lap, leaving Geandre on 3rd place eventually.
Top 3 results Sport class
1. Fabio Mencarelli – KM/Novarossi
2. Flavio Fatinanzi – Xray/Max
3. Geandre Rollin – KM/Novarossi
Ryan Maifield completed a clean sweep of controlled practice at the 26th Annual Pro-Line Cactus Classic steering his Team Associated buggies and trucks to the fastest three consecutive laps in all four classes he is contesting at the famous Arizona race. The defending champion of both buggy classes and 2WD Short Course, Maifield said he was helped by his ‘home field advantage’ but added it had been a good day with his equipment working well and needing little or no adjustments in terms of set-up. With two of the four scheduled rounds of qualifying on tomorrow’s timetable he said other than preventative maintenance his biggest job for the rest of the event will be making the right call on which tyre will best suit the conditions at the time of each of his heats.
First held in 1986, the Cactus Classic is one of the blue ribbon events on the international 1:10 Offroad race calendar and with a massive 423 entries this year the event is as strong as ever. Attracting some of the biggest names in the sport from around the world, the 26th running of the event marks the return of Pro-Line as title sponsor. The tyre company has a long history with the Arizona event and they are delighted to be back involved with the prestigious event which has been held at the current Scottsdale R/C Speedway track location since 1994. For former World Champion Mark Pavidis this will be his 24th time to contest the race, an honour he shares with Richard Lake, while for legendary race announcer Scotty Ernst 2012 marks his first time as race director of America’s longest running international offroad event.
Team Losi Racing have introduced their new Hi-Performance SCT body in the wake of this weeks Cactus Classic race in Arizona. The body will fit the Losi XXX-SCT and Ten-SCTE as well as many other makes and sports a special design with air escapes in the hood, fenders and rear section to let the air flow through the body to overcome the parachute effect often associated with SC bodies. It will become available around end of April/beginning of May.
The ROAR Carpet On Road Nationals was held at Mike’s Hobby Shop just outside of Dallas, TX in the suburb of Carrollton. In the 1:12 Modified class, Keven Hébert and his 12R5.1 powered by Reedy and LRP laid down the fastest qualifier of the weekend in the final round to start on pole for the triple A-main events. However, the French Canadian wouldn’t need three main events to claim his first Modified National Championship. Rocketing from the pole position, Hébert left the field in A1 and never looked back, taking the victory ahead of teammate Mike Blackstock. In the second A Main, Hébert again got a great start; however, a bobble dropped him back to fifth place at one point. Staying focused, and showing the determination of a champion, Hébert found his way back to the lead and distanced himself from the field to take his first ROAR Modified National Championship.
Under perfect weather conditions the first round of the Greek 1/10th 200mm nitro nationals took place at the Arena Racing Track in Aspropyrgos near Athens. Already in qualifying the Shepherd drivers Kostas Sidiropoulos and Bill Lykaris showed a strong performance with their Velox V10 qualifying themselves for the A final in second and fifth position respectively. In the 45min main final both Shepherd drivers had a great run with Kostas managin to take over the lead after 34 minutes when the leader suffered a stalling engine. At that time Bill moved to second position with a save distance to the 3rd placed Dimitris Dimitriou (Xray). This was also the finishing order giving Shepherd the first win of the season in Greece with the team making a 1-2 finish.
The Trofeo Max Power took place last weekend at he Riccione track in Italy supported by Massimo Fantini. The qualifiers were dominated by Alessandro Bracci (Xray/Max) and Stephen Massari (Serpent/Novarossi) with the battle going on also in the A final when also Massimiliano Bertozzi was able to keep the pace of both. Stephen then got a mechanical problem meaning the race win for Alessandro in front of Massimiliano Bertozzi and Massari.