Multiple Japanese National 1/8th scale Champion Masao Tanaka has announced his new brand, called Sirius. The company with begin with a complete range of foam tires for on road racing. The line-up includes tires for 1/8GP racing, 1/10GP touring, 1/10GP wide touring, WGT, 1/12EP and F1. Available in a complete range of shores, for the gas onroad classes there is also a choice of standard, carbon and lightweight wheels.
Xray have announced the signing of top stock touring car driver Marek Cerny to their factory racing team. Marek has been racing the Xray as a private driver and with the astonishing and constantly improving race results they have rewarded him to join the official Xray factory racing team. Marek had this to say:
I am very lucky and happy to join the Xray factory racing team – the professionalism, dedication and working atmosphere are second to none. I have raced the Xray T3 and T4 already for last two years and both performance and reliability are just perfect for me and recently allowed me to win in some very highly competitive races such as ETS or nationals. I would like to thanks especially to Martin Hudy for all his advices, support and trust in me.
Reds Racing is always developing high performance and low fuel consumption products and the latest development is the Team Edition 2. It is derived from the well-known R5T and used by most of Reds Team drivers such as King, Vega, Magi, Candel, Tanaka and others. The new Team Edition 2 is the most advanced Reds off road engine and is the 3rd step of development of R5T booster version. It has been designed for reducing fuel consumption and increasing performance and features a highly efficient cooling system, improvements to the sleeve and crankshaft timing and some adjustments to the tuning. The new cooling system guarantees more efficiency in extreme working conditions thanks to a wider cooling head and combustion chamber. Furthermore the cooling system has a lower gravity center in order to improve vehicle dynamics.
This past weekend some of the best on-road drivers in North America met at 5280 Raceway in Denver, Colorado for the second annual Mile High Indoor Championships. Multiple time national champions Paul Lemieux, Keven Hebert, Rick Hohwart, Josh Cyrul, and world champion Ralph Burch to name a few were on hand to test their skills in both modified touring car and modified 1/12th scale. Paul Lemieux was able to control the pace in modified touring car not only setting an untouchable 32 lap pace to TQ, but also all brought home the win for Xray and RC America. Keven Hebert of Team Associated had the field on lock down in modified 1/12th scale with a TQ and the win. Recently Crowned ROAR National Champion Randy Grosse brought home the win in WGT. Drew Ellis of RC America took the TQ and overall win in 13.5 touring car with his Xray T4. Team driver Mike Haynes was able to TQ and win 13.5 1/12th scale. Joe Trandell was able to take the win in stock 1/12th scale with a very competitive battle in A3 over Mitch Witteman who TQ’d the class. Bill Sydor was able to TQ and win Stock Sedan and Brent Klingforth brought home the win in VTA.
The RC Pro Texas Series landed in Corpus Christi last weekend for Rd 2 as the state’s fastest continued the points battle at Star Car Raceway. Much like Rd1 at Porter, Team FTW would dominate, monopolizing the podium with 5 class wins. The series now heads to Lubbock for Rd 3 in June, where Team FTW will arrive with the points lead in all three open classes and in Pro4.
Serpent now offers 3 types of anti-roll bars for the front and 3 for the rear of the 977 Viper. The medium one is standard in the kit, while the soft and hard one are optional. Made from top quality spring steel wire they feature easy to read markings. Available now.
Last weekend, Serpent team took part in another Madrid Champs 2013 and Alberto Garcia sent this report. ‘During practice rounds, we got a good feeling with the car. The track was really dusty, so we decide to wait until the line was clear to change something on our Cobra 811 2.0. At the end, we had only to change shock oil because of the high ambient temperature of 30ºC. Qualifying was ok, Oscar Navarro qualified 8th and I was able to be TQ’d in all rounds. We bumped up to the main final without major problems. I won Semi-A and Oscar Navarro finished 2nd in semi-B.
Much More have updated their popular touring car tire sander. The Power Truer 2 now features the ability to rotate the tire in both directions through the newly positioned switch. The new truer is still powered by 6 to 12V (7.4v recommended) and comes in a choice of anodised black or blue.