Oscar Cabezas has won the recent third round of the Spanish 1/8 on-road championship held Puerto de Santa María. Oscar (Motonica) was able to grab TQ after qualifying and also set a new track record. He also won his semi final and started from the pole position into the final in which he never looked back and that he won with one lap ahead of Lopez Nacho (Serpent) and Sergio Montesinos (Mugen).
Episode 7 of the sixth series of RC Racing, shown in Europe on cable channel Motors TV, is now online and can be watched in the player above and below.
This Month we have an in-depth look at the 4WD Electric Buggy Euro’s held last summer in Pau France. There is full multicamera action from all 3 A Finals plus all the news and views from this excellent event!
KM Racing introduce this two speed steel shaft for the H-K1 EvoII 1/10th on-road chassis. Being of a super lightweight design with a 4mm centre hole the shaft is hardened for increased durability while the low weight of only 12.5g makes for less rotating mass of the drive train.
JConcepts introduce the B44.1 Mono wheels, 8/32″ thin-pattern locking wheels nuts and black medium-size body clips. Starting with the wheels, these are a direct fit on the Team Associated B44.1 buggy and match the design of the rear Mono wheels that are around for a while now. They offer the maximum size allowed under ROAR rules and make a statement with their large appearance, slight convex dish shaped design and superior inner rib design. The wheels incorporate an outer glue catch that resists excess glue from running down the wheel face during the gluing process. The wheel comes in sets of four and is available in yellow and white colour.
Team Associated’s Steven Hartson has swept the competition at the fifth round of the 2012 JBRL at the Controlled Chaos Raceway in Palmdale, CA. The race format saw two rounds of qualifying with rocket round and a single main event all run on Saturday. Steven attended the 2WD Mod Buggy and Mod Truck class and was able to comfortably grab TQ in both classes. In the buggy A-main he pulled a lead of about five seconds over Mike Truhe who qualified third, for about the first two minutes of the race. Mike made a couple of mistakes which allowed runner-up Cody Turner by for second. Turner tried to make a charge the last minute, but the gap was too far apart. Steven ended up winning by about five seconds over Turner. Hayato Matsuzaki rounded out the podium. In Mod Truck Steven got out to a good lead and put in good consistent laps. By the end of the race, he was almost a lap up on second placed Matt Castellano and Mike Truhe in third position.
Former 1/6th large-scale off-road European Champion Kay Koops has joined Serpent to run the company’s Cobra 1/8th buggy. Kay will run the Dutch Buggy-Cup and he also plans to attend the Neo race and 2013 European Championships.
Xray introduce the 40T active front differential for the XB9 off-road buggy. The adjustable gear diff sports a special design with angled internal segments that let the unit engage more in on-power situations in order to increase forward traction and stability and to make the buggy faster and easier to drive.
Serpent have released his strong tool bag featuring quality Serpent graphics. The bag can carry your full range of tools, all of which are secured neatly through the use of elastics loops. Sized at 287mm x 235mm x 45mm it features a high quality zipper and padded carrying handle.