Xray has announced the re-signing with multiple Australian National Champion Ari Bakla for the 2015 season. Ari has been the main leader of the Australian Xray team in a variety of classes and with countless victories under his belt. In 2015 Ari will attend in electric touring car, electric off-road and nitro off-road classes and he had the following to say:
To work with the Xray team is a true pleasure, all the racing cars belong to the absolute best in the racing market which allows me and our team to continue to win the races. The 2014 racing season was successful for me and our Australian team and I am sure the 2015 will be another successful year and we will do our best. I will be traveling to all major Australian races to support our Xray team and I will be happy to help anyone, just stop by to see me.
The final round of the Danish Electric On-Road Nationals not only saw the title decision in the Le Mans class but also the Touring Car drivers battled for the overall championship. Organised by the Broendy RC club and run with the help of the Faxe RC club the race, that was held in the City2 shopping mall near Copenhagen, attracted a good turnout of drivers while being attractive for the many spectators as well. During the practice sessions it soon became clear that Mike Gosvig was the man to beat as he was able to pull the fastest laps.
JConcepts introduce the Ford Atlas SCT Absolute Scaler bodyshell. Specifically built for the Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4 chassis it provides even more versatility to the wildly successful platforms. Fitting bumper to bumper, the body has all the possible detail of its full-scale counterpart starting behind that outsized grille. Split headlight design with corner reveal turn signal points the Atlas in the right direction while edgy hood detail bulks around the fenders to provide plenty of clearance for an assortment of SCT tyres. The extra cab look is defined by the recessed windows and the roof has a unique centre channel and extruded touches emulating the roof-carrying system shown on the prototype Atlas vehicle. The bed and fender area maintain a couple features that pique interest including sculpted out areas which look the part of the tie-downs on cargo walls and bed floor which are so commonplace in today’s pickup trucks. The Atlas includes a decal sheet for headlight, taillight with Ford and Atlas logos throughout. Decal trimmings include miscellaneous JConcepts logos, door handles, exhaust tips and running lights.
Capricorn have updated tyre adapters for the Tyre Additivator traction compound applier available. Coming for 1/8th and 1/10th scale wheels the adapters support the inner bead of the rim to prevent deformation, making a more even application of the tyre compound.
Xray have new 3x7mm aluminium shims in anodised orange colour available. Coming as 1mm and 2mm thick variant the shims are ideal for ride height and roll centre adjustments on Xray’s X1 formula car but they also come in handy on many other Xray kits. The shims are available in sets of 10 piece per size.
The final round of the Danish Electric On-Road Championships was held on a purpose-built track inside a shopping mall 15 kilometres outside of Copenhagen. 21 drivers attended in the Le Mans class and again the race as on between Rasmus B. Nielsen and Michael Johansen with Peter Harder and Thomas Mortensen also being in the mix. All participants of the final round would have 10 points added for the championship result and therefore every of the previous winners was eager to show up. So far the season saw three different winners with Thomas Mortensen winning the first round, Michael Johnsen scored in next three rounds and while Rasmus B. Nielsen grabbed the win in the penultimate round, meaning the race for the title was on between Thomas Mortensen, Rasmus B. Nielsen and Michael Johnsen.
This coming weekend the Hudy Arena will host round 3 of the popular Slovakia Cup on both their on-road and off-road indoor tracks. Registration is available here and more information regarding details and rules can be found here.
Yuki Model from Germany have new hardcase LiPo battery packs available in three different configurations. All are built using 5200mAh 45C cells and they come as 7.4V, 11.1V and 14.8V variant, pre-wired with T-plug connectors and JST XH balancer ports. The red colour hardcases measure 137.5mm in length and 46mm in width with the 2S pack being 25mm high, the 3S battery measures a height of 35mm and the 4S pack is 45mm tall.