Exotek Racing introduce this direct spur mount for Serpent’s SRX2 series of buggies. Designed for the use in stock motor classes and oval racing, the spur mount eliminates the slipper assembly in order to make for a lighter drivetrain which improves acceleration and lowers the running temperatures of the motor. The hub assembly weights in at only 5.8g, which is almost the half of the stock slipper assembly and the design allows for easy switching between the gear hub an the stock slipper assembly when conditions call for it.
The 2014 Singapore Open was held at the beautiful and newly resurfaced East Coast PA track in Singapore. Some 60 entries in three different classes battled for the wins. In 1/10th 200mm it was Singapore’s Nicholas Lee who managed to take the TQ, just in front of Alexander Hagberg in 2nd place. Both driver were a lot faster than the competition and it looked like the two would battle it out for the win on Sunday. Unfortunately, Nicholas hit mechanical problems in his semifinal and did not proceed to the final. Alexander had better luck and managed to win the semi B to take the pole position for the main final.
German Sanwa distributor LRP introduce an aluminium upper and lower servo case for the Sanwa SRG servo. Included in the set, that greatly increases the strength and stability of the servo, are CNC-machined and gun metal anodised aluminium cases, four screws and two rubber seals to replace the standard plastic parts on the SRG servo. Although not official stated it is understood that the aluminium case is only usable with the standard size SRG-CZ but not the low-profile SRG-BL or -BLS.
The first round of the Turkish 1/8th buggy offroad series was held at the Snappy Raceway in Istanbul over the weekend. In the E-buggy class, run on Saturday, Serpent’s Deniz Aksüt dominated the proceedings by taking the TQ, win and fastest lap. For Sunday’s nitro buggy race Deniz was able to conserve his performance as he again took the TQ, the win and the fastest lap in the 45 minute final.
Kiss Tyres introduce the new Evo14 rain tyre for 1/8th on-road cars. Already showing excellent results by taking a 1-2-3 at the recent Euro Nitro Series race in Aigen, Austria, the Evo14 replaces the popular New Generation line that was the choice of racers for many years. Coming as 24mm wide front tyre and redesigned rear variant that sports a wide centre groove, the tyres provide a high amount of water displacement in the wet. The tyres are build using Kiss’ own very soft core material and Pit Shimizu’s proven D01J tyre for the outer tread.
Round 1 of the Canary Cup 2014 was run at the Narea track in Telde, Gran Canaria with 24 drivers attending. The meeting also counted towards the Las Palmas Championship and was hampered by somewhat unstable weather with moments of light drizzle. In the 30 minute final Cristo González (Mugen) secured the win from tone to tone while Cristian Artiles (Xray), who faced a poor start and setup trouble, would finish in 2nd place. Young Sergio Betancor (Kyosho) ended the race on a good 3rd position. Leandro Romano (SWorkz) came in 4th after a smooth run in the final while Antonio Sosa (Kyosho) was another driver who ran into trouble during the day. Jose Heriberto Santana (SWorkz) finished in 6th place after passing Juan José Llanos (Xray) suffered from a flame out only metres from the finish line.
The JConcepts North Carolina 1/10 Off Road State Championships will be held on the 28th of June at The Warehouse RC Complex in Haw River, North Carolina. The race will be held in 1/10th electric classes such as 2WD Modified Short Course, 2WD 17.5 Short Course, 4WD Short Course, 2WD Modified Buggy, 4WD Buggy and Modified Stadium Truck. The 2 day event sees practice on Friday June 27th and racing on Saturday June 28th. Sign up is now under way on rcsignup.com.
The 3rd round of the Swiss electric off-road nationals was held at the Umwelten Arena in Spreitenbach on a medium-bite carpet track with 120 drivers in attendance. Team Associated/Reedy’s Patrick Hofer swept both the 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy classes after taking the TQ in the 4WD class and starting from the 2nd place on the grid in 2WD. In 4WD Patrick was sidelined on the podium by Milan Steiner (Team Durango/Team Orion) and Peter Forster (Yokomo/Nosram), while Nico Schmid (Yokomo/Hope Modellbau) and Gregi Gassmann completed in the podium in the 2WD class.