Marc Esbri wins Spanish TC Nats Rd4

Marc Esbri wins Spanish TC Nats Rd4

Last weekend saw the 4th and final electric touring car championship race at Spain’s Villareal track, host of the 2008 European Championships. Victory in the modified class went to Schumacher racer Marc Esbri ahead of the Tamiya of Vicente Eres, with another Schumacher driver Luis Coundes 3rd. In the stock class it was Xray driver Roberto Hernandez that took the win from the Schumacher pairing of Miguel Moreno and Salvador Gregorie in 2nd and 3rd.

View the final championship standings here

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Arrowmax MRX-5 ARB blades

Arrowmax MRX-5 ARB blades

Arrowmax, who recently released a whole line of professional tools will also focus on producing a series of Mugen MRX-5 1/8th scale option parts. The first part is already released which is this new front anti-roll bar blade set that has precision made from Spring Steel.

Source: Free Max [freemaxmp.com]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shaun Dunlap takes 2 at Electric Championship Tour Rd1

Shaun Dunlap takes 2 at Electric Championship Tour Rd1

The first stop for the 2010 Electric Championship Tour was held at Four Season’s Raceway in Olympia, Washington on October 16th, 2010. The ECT is a 6 race series that visits a different track each month. The best 4 out of 6 races are used to determine the Champion for each class. The 2wd Modified Buggy Class is the premier class for the ECT. This class always averages the most entries throughout the series in the modified division. After qualifying and the lower main bump-ups were complete, Kyosho would have 6 cars out of 10 in the A-Main. Triple A-Mains would then be run to decide the overall winner for round 1.

Continue reading the report here

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Capricorn RC sign Giorgio De Felici

Capricorn RC sign Giorgio De Felici

Capricorn RC have announced that they have signed Italian driver Giorgio De Felici, who joins the team immediately. Running the European Championship winning LAB-C01, Giorgio will power the car using Novarossi engines. De Felici finished 2nd at the recent Italian Expert Nationals and before that took 5th place overall at the European A Championships in Gubbio.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Video – JConcepts new Inverse wheel

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JConcepts drivers, Jason Ruona, Paul Wynn and JR Mitch have been busy performing pre-worlds testing at Coral Springs and Tampa, FL with a prototype version of the new JConcepts Inverse 1/8th scale buggy wheel. This new wheel which is unique in construction is 2-piece with the conventional design being inverted. This allows for a very smooth interior design which resists dirt and debris build-up during hard racing conditions while also providing stability. Additionally, the interior remains in focus as it can be adjusted to change the amount of natural flexibility of the wheel. The outside of the wheel is ribbed and braced for support while being protected and capped by a dish which gives the racer the option of color or dish swaps with ease. Look for more details as they emerge on the new Inverse wheel during the 2010 IFMAR World Championships here on Red RC.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vox Otto V.1 3.5cc engine

Vox Otto V.1 3.5cc engine

Having announced their new engine line a month ago, Vox have released their first pair of 1/8th scale competition engines. The Otto V.1 is the result of the combination of production expertise and parts resizing, aimed at obtaining a new weight distribution through the new cooling head design without affecting the cooling efficiency. The new design has managed to reduce the weight of the engine to 320 grams while at the same time lowering the centre of gravity. The internal components, piston, cylinder and crankshaft are the result of careful design and material choice, with special attention paid to the final assembly process and quality standards. The Otto V.1 is available in Factory tuned as well as standard version.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Maifield takes truggy victory at Sidewinder Nitro Explosion

Maifield takes truggy victory at Sidewinder Nitro Explosion

Racing in Southern California always provides a solid test of equipment and driver, with intense competition from some of the nation’s best, the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion is always a racers end of year measuring stick. This year the crew from Thunder Alley ran a dry surface condition which produced slightly more tire wear but allowed the best of the best to stretch their legs a little extra with the IFMAR Worlds approaching. Ryan Maifield driving his Associated RC8T-CE truck kit was a Punishing force all weekend. Mounting up a set of the trusty yellow compound Cross Hairs for the 45-minute A-main proved to once again be the ticket. As usual, Maifield was spot on with his driving as he took the lead near the middle of the race and proceeded to drive away from the field taking another win with JConcepts. Ryan’s RC8T-CE topped off with Punisher body and Illuzion HD wing are back on top in Southern California. The marquee event of the weekend in the 1/8th buggy class, Ryan drove the RC8b once again to the top taking a well deserved TQ. Going to his go-to tires, the yellow compound Crossbows were perfect for the Thunder Alley dry track conditions. At or around the 10 minute mark with Maifield leading, a mechanical problem sidelined him, forcing him out of contention. Although a bad break, the ace driver from sunny Arizona will race another day.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

IDM Factory tuned engines & new tire range

IDM Factory tuned engines & new tire range

Daniele Ielasi was in contact with us to tell us about his new IDM product releases including an update to his line of .21 and .12 engines. The new individually numbered special edition versions of the Evo4 motor are Factory tuned and feature extra internal tuning for extra performance. IDM have also released their new tire & wheels with the rims featuring carbon fibre inside the material for increased hardness so that the wheel always stays constant even in extremely hot conditions. Available for 1/8th and 1/10th scale cars, they come in the usual range of shores.

View the tire range here

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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