The first round of the 2012 BRCA national championship was hosted by the Wombwell circuit in South Yorkshire. The entry for this circuit is normally low but since this is that start of a new season and with the section having more interest due to the impending 2013 European championships, the entry was around the 50 mark. During the off season, the committee have been busy trying to resolve the issue of tire additives which although we have procedures in place with regards to the policing for non use, further discussions will take place prior to the next round to agree a sensible solution for moving forward.
The “Ielasi tuned” Sonic V.21T is the top of the line version of the 3.5cc on-road engine hand-modified by former World and European Champion Daniele Ielasi. Years of experience and a great passion for nitro racing allow the Sonic factory driver to make a good product even better. The crankshaft has an more aggressive timing for an improved performance while maintaining a very efficient fuel consumption realized by an optimized fuel flow. Special tear-drop work at the sleeve improves the fuel flow furthermore helping to reduce inner turbulence. Additionally the V.21T-IT is equipped with a high performance Swiss ceramic main bearing.
The annual LRP Touring Car Masters took place at its regular home in Eppelheim this weekend. The modified class saw Yokomo driver Ronald Volker take the TQ spot ahead of a Xray’s Alexander Hagberg in 2nd, following a close battle with 3-time World Champion and Tamiya driver Marc Rheinard who would start in 3rd. In the finals Volker would check out in legs 1 and 2 to take his third straight TCM title leaving the battle for the other podium spots to be fought out between Hagberg and Rheinard. With the German having two 2nd places going into the 3rd leg the Swede would need a win. With a mistake from the TRF driver dropping him into the mid pack Hagberg would go on to take the win and with it the runner up spot. Equal on points Rheinard would have to settle for 3rd. In the Pro Stock class Daniel Wohlgemuth took the win from the pole position ahead of Tony Streit in 2nd and Oliver Franke 3rd.
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Here we have this weeks round up of product releases and race reports from our site sponsors Xray. Our summary includes everything published by the Slovakian manufacturer on their own website in the past week, so if you didn’t find the time to visit, be sure to read on. This weeks round up includes the following stories.
– X12 Wins 2012 Austrian National Championship
– X12 Wins 2012 German National Championship
– Maciek Brzozowski joins Team XRAY
– XRAY T3’12 TQ + 2x WIN US ROAR Carpet Nationals 2012
– XB9 & Reno Savoya TQ & 2nd at Psycho Nitro Blast
Exotek Racing have released these heavy duty hinge blocks for Tamiya sedans and the Exotek XR3’12 chassis. Increased thickness at the center section they are made of 7075 alloy for extra strength. Turn the block upside down for easy belt clearance with no spacers at the front/rear position. Black anodized they are sold individually and come in A, B, C, D & E versions.
Having TQ’d and won 4 out of 5 round in the Danish championship in dominant fashion Mike Gosvig became champion without running the last round of the DRCMU Danish Championships. Busy attending the other Danish championship in Broendby, Sunday afternoon he was crowned as both DASU and DRCMU champion, 2 very big series in Denmark. In the DASU Championship Tamiya driver Gosvig won the series from Søren Boy Holst and Christian Lehm, both driving TOP, while in the DRCMU series he took the title ahead of Awesomatix driver Morten Iversen and Serpent driver Steven Molsen.
This is the 2012 BullDog body for the TLR 8ight 2.0 buggy. Pro-Line’s newest Factory Team driver Adam Drake is the man when it comes to racing and developing TLR 1/8th scale racing vehicles. It is more important than ever for Pro-Line to deliver the highest performing products for the TLR line of vehicles. They have achieved that with the highest performing body yet. The design incorporates the new BullDog styling for 2012 that creates even more stability with enhanced steering to gain an advantage on the track. The windshield is steeper to create more down force over the front wheels and the roof ridges have been raised to channel the air flow over the middle of the body for increased high-speed stability. The rear of the roof has been lowered and fins have been added to achieve stable air flow over the body. The fins also add rigidity to the body to increase aerodynamic efficiency.