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April 26, 2014

Matsukura is Top Qualifier for EOS Finale

Matsukura is Top Qualifier for EOS Finale

Team Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura is Top Qualifier for the title deciding season finale of the Euro Offroad Series.  The Japanese ace secured the 2WD pole position for the Modelbau Wels event in Austria with a second TQ run in the final qualifier with his Q3 time giving him the tie breaker over Hupo Honigl who took Q1 & 2.  Honigl will start second on the grid with the third of the title contenders & defending champion Joern Nuemann set to start in the number 3 spot.

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April 26, 2014

Matsukura takes Q3 at EOS

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After setting the fastest laps of the opening two qualifiers of 2WD Buggy at the Euro Offroad Series in Wels, Austria, Naoto Matsukura finally managed to pull off a TQ run in the penultimate round.   Laying down another new outright fastest lap, the Yokomo driver took Q3 from early pace setter Joern Neumann in a new fastest time, something that could prove crutial should qualifying go to a tie break with Q1 & 2 pace setter Hupo Honigl.  While Martin Bayer had a good round to complete the Top 3, after a perfect morning at the Modelbau Wels Hobby Show, mistakes in the third qualifier meant Honigl would post only the fourth fastest time.

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April 26, 2014

AKA 1/10 Evo tyre conversion kit

AKA 1/10 Evo tyre conversion kit

The 1/10 Evo conversion kit from AKA allows to use any of the 1/10 AKA Evo tyres on Hexlite or any standard wheel, including 14mm hex wheels. The lightweight foam strips add tune-ability as you can use them with red Evo inserts, or omit them and use a standard red insert. Application of the conversion kit is simple on any 1/10 2WD/4WD front or rear wheel. For an application guide check out the how-to video below featuring world champion, Ryan Cavalieri.

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April 26, 2014

Honigl TQs opening 2WD Qualifier at EOS Finale

Honigl TQs opening 2WD Qualifier at EOS Finale

Team C’s Hupo Honigl TQ’d the opening round of 2WD qualifying at the Euro Offroad Series this morning in Wels, Austria.  The only driver to complete 15-laps over the 5-minute qualifier, the Austria headed both his rivals for the overall EOS Championship title with Naoto Matsukura and defending champion Joern Neumann completing the Top 3.

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April 25, 2014

Neumann top seed for EOS Qualifying

Neumann top seed for EOS Qualifying

Joern Neumann is the top seed for qualifying at the season finale of the Euro Offroad Series in Austria.  The Team Durango driver putting both his buggies top of the timed practice time sheets on the opening day of the Modelbau Wels event.  Unable to better the 3-consecutive laps time he set in the first of the two timed runs, the German will lead away the first round of qualifying from Team Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura who was able to improve his 2WD slightly on his final practice run with team-mate Lee Martin also improving to move up to third ahead of 2WD title contender Hupo Honigl.  In 4WD the second timed practice saw little change at the top with the four unable to better their times, the biggest improvement coming from Yokomo’s Shin Adachi would ended the day 5th fastest, the same position he would claim in 2WD.

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April 25, 2014

Duratrax polycarbonate paints

Duratrax polycarbonate paints

Duratrax introduce a new range of polycarbonate paints for RC car bodyshells. Specially formulated for best possible adhesion, the paints come in a wide range of colours including standard, fluorescent, candy, metallic, pearl and window tint variants in 0.5oz bottles or 4.5oz spray cans. Also available are 0.5oz and 3.5oz bottles of suitable thinner.

Source: Duratrax [duratrax.com]


April 25, 2014

Build up underway for Austrian EOS title showdown

Build up underway for Austrian EOS title showdown

The Euro Offroad Series season finale officially got underway in Wels, Austria, today where there is to be a showdown for the title of both 2WD & 4WD Buggy. The third season of the championship for 1:10 electric Offroad, to date it has only ever crowned one champion, that being Team Durango’s Joern Neumann. The back to back champion of both buggy classes, this weekend the German is in contention for a hat trick although in 2WD with no wins this season mean the European Champion is only in with an outside chance against Round 2 winner Naoto Matsukra and Round 1 winner Hupo Honigl. In 4WD Buggy Neumann’s only title challenger is European Champion Martin Bayer who at Round 3 of the championship in Slovakia last month ended his unbeaten 9 win run in the class.

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April 25, 2014

Serpent SRX2 alloy C-hubs & brass steering arms

Serpent SRX2 alloy C-hubs & brass steering arms

Following yesterday’s release of anti-roll bars for the MM and RM version of the Spyder SRX2 buggy Serpent now also introduce aluminium C-hubs, brass steering arms and a carbide thrust race for the ball differential for their 2WD line of buggies. Starting with the castor hubs, the parts are CNC-machined from 7075-T6 aluminium, they come black anodised and offer three upper camber link positions to alter the roll centre settings. Included with the hubs come suitable steel ball studs.

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