The traveling Super Cup Championship Series made its way to the Coral Springs R/C Car Club for round 4 of the most prestigious off-road series in the state of Florida. Home to the 2008 and 2011 Clash events, the club always provides a great racing layout and surface condition making it one of the most desirable locations for racing. Some inclement weather rolled in on Thursday and Friday, soaking the track, creating a very muddy surface, forcing the racing series to postpone from the normally scheduled Saturday race to a Sunday event. As usual the club banded together on Saturday and cleaned and prepped the track for racing and with a little sunshine on Saturday afternoon drivers were ready to hit the track for a little prerace practice. Sunday morning registration wrapped up around 8:45am and racing started at 9:30 on the dot with 180+ entries stacking the pit area. Qualifying started with the 2wd stock class on the relatively loose / slick surface and then moved into the 2wd modified class. A light amount of sun started to peak out and the track gained grip immediately sending drivers throughout the pits searching for the perfect tire.
Traxxas announce aluminium 12mm hex wheel adapters for the 1/10th rally, Slash 4×4 and Stampede 4×4. Originally designed for the XO-1 Supercar, steel-splined driveshafts with 6mm axles can now be added to Traxxas’ Slash 4×4 based off-road vehicles. The adapters feature a 6mm inner diameter to accept the beefier axles, they are easy to install and compatible with Traxxas short course and rally as well as most standard 12mm hex-style wheels. The machined aluminium construction provides maximum performance while included screw pins replace the standard axle pins. The kit comes with a 6mm drill pit to modify the wheels.
Having opened Day 1 of the ‘TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby’ with a TQ run in 2WD Buggy reigning champion Joern Neumann completed the perfect day in Dortmund, Germany, when he repeated the feat to head a Team Durango 1,2,3 in Q1 of 4WD qualifying at the season finale. Behind Neumann, Hupo Honigl and Oliver Speith it was Martin Bayer who was the fastest non Team Durango driver taking his factory Xray to the fourth fastest time. For World Champion Ryan Cavalieri a set-up change after a strong showing in time practice, in which he set the 6th fastest time, made his Associated difficult to drive and rolling through the crossover, where his buggy took some time to be recovered, the American decided to pull up and save his tyres.
Reigning champion Joern Neumann got the season finale of the ‘TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby’ off to the perfect start as the Team Durango driver took the opening round of 2WD Buggy qualifying in Dortmund, Germany, ahead of Kyosho’s Christopher Krapp and his own team-mate Hupo Honigl. For reigning World Champion Ryan Cavalieri, his first experience of racing on a European style carpet surface offroad track netted the American the 9th fastest time.
An impressive starting field of 75 drivers, lots of racers from abroad and an excellent weather forecast – the Western German Championship is awaiting a terrific season opener this weekend. At the 254 metre track of the hosting club MCC Rhein-Ahr, located near the Rhine river, the race will see the 1/8th on-road class 1 and 2 as well as 200mm touring cars. A total of twelve drivers from five foreign countries will turn the regional qualifying round for the German Nationals to an international affair. Reigning champions Uwe Baldes in the 1/8th and Bernd Rausch in the 1/10th class will enter the season with the prestigious starting number 1, with the starting number remaining permanent for all racers and races in Western Germany including the Nitro-West-Masters.
Schumacher Racing have just released a teaser image of their upcoming Mi5 electric touring car. The car made a first appearance at the Gran Canarian round of the Euro Touring Series with full information on specs as well as official pictures will become available soon.
The Belgian Cup Race took place in Héron and it was Olivier Bultynck who took TQ in front of Manuel Henriet and Yves Zoma. The touring car modified class saw a fast and tight race between Olivier and Manual with the latter taking the win with former 200mm nitro racer Maxim Claes, taking the third spot. The second final had Olivier taking a close win as Manuel never was in the position for a clean overtake. Maxim again took a third place. The third final would decide the race win and saw Olivier taking off and never looking back. This handed Olivier (Yokomo) the win in front of Manuel (Awesometix) and Maxim (Yokomo).
Tekno RC announce 17mm hub adapters for the SCT410 trucks as well as a 16-piece O-ring set for Tekno and Hot Bodies big bore shocks. Starting with the hub adapters, the conversion kit is designed to allow the use of 17mm hex 1/8th buggy wheels on the truck for racing it in outlaw classes or to create an ultra-lightweight 1/8th buggy. Included in the set come hardened steel stub axles, lightweight 17mm wheel hubs, serrated wheel nuts and all needed hardware. Also new is a 16-piece shock O-ring set for Tekno RC big bore and Hot Bodies D8 shocks. The set includes enough seals to rebuild 8 shocks so you always have enough spares in your spares box.