Swauger & Morganti win Byron Fuels On-Road Challenge

Swauger & Morganti win Byron Fuels On-Road Challenge

Byron Fuel Team Drivers Mike Swauger and Paolo Morganti took first place in 1/8 4WD and 1/10 Sedan at the 6th Annual Byron Fuels On-Road Challenge held last weekend at Leisure Hours Raceway in Joliet, Illinois.  Mike Lyday took 1st place in the Spec GT Class.  Of 9 podium positions in the 3 classes, Byron Fuel dominated all but one position and that was 2nd place Sedan. Byron Fuels hosts this on-road classic annually and while attracting world class drivers from coast to coast, it has traditionally provided a venue where our average club racer can drive alongside world champions.

View the sedan podium here

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oliver Simon joins Serpent

Oliver Simon joins Serpent

Serpent have announced that former European Champion Oliver Simon, from Germany, has chosen the Serpent Cobra after intensive track testing. Oliver will race at next week’s European Championships in Portugal and will also compete in the German off road championships later this year.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Capricorn RC LAB 21 BC

Capricorn RC LAB 21 BC

Italian company Capricorn RC have released a new .21 competition on road engine, the LAB 21 BC. Available from next week, the engine features a 14mm crankshaft which has been hard tuned, together with a 9 port liner.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Volker tops free practice

Volker tops free practice

Ronald Volker is the fastest man in Burgdorf with free practice now completed. The Yokomo star had a number of incidents during his FP4 run but still managed to lay down both the fastest outright lap and three consecutive laps.  Recording a 12.129 the Warm-Up race Top Qualifier topped the times sheets from Tamiya trio Jilles Groskamp, Marc Rheinard and Viktor Wilck.

View our full event coverage here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

2010 Touring Car Worlds is GO

2010 Touring Car Worlds is GO

Day one of the 2010 IFMAR Touring Car World Championships is underway with 6 rounds of practice on the schedule here in Burgdorf, Germany.  The first thing that stands out is how small the track is but all the top drivers have given the layout a big thumbs up.  9 of the 10 Finalists from Thailand are here but only 8 are competing with r/c legend and 2008 podium finisher Masami Hirosaka here only in a supporting role for Team Yokomo.

View our full event coverage here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Roche RC Photon spring retainers

Roche RC Photon spring retainers

New from Roche RC for the TOP Photon are these aluminium spring retainers. Made from red anodised aluminium, they allow the racer to use 13.3mm diameter springs which include HPI, Atsushi Hara, Xray and Tamiya springs. Sold in a complete set of 4.

Source: Roche [roche.hk]

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Racers Edge Blitz alu rear hubs

New from Racers Edge are these aluminium rear hubs fit the HPI Racing Blitz. Designed with a larger outside bearing for increased performance and bearing longevity. A setscrew holds the hingepin in place with access from the side. With two possible vertical ball stud locations for increased setup adjustments. These are designed to replace the stock units without changing the toe-in and include the larger outside bearing. Available in Black and Orange color, CNC machined for accuracy, and laser engraved with degrees and L or R for left or right sides.

Source: Racers Edge [racers-edge.com]

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Exclusive – Associated TC6

Exclusive - Associated TC6

With the 1/12th Worlds now over, focus has now switched to touring car and on today’s preperation day we sat down with Team Associated who gave us the scoop on their new TC6 chassis, that is making its international debut at this race. Retaining the same lower front and rear wishbones, C-hubs and rear uprights from the TC5, the rest of the car is different. A focus on LiPo and brushless the most noticable change is to the chassis which is very narrow and no longer sports battery slots.

View the full write up on our event page here.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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