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July 12, 2012

MCD Astro Grip & Astro Max astroturf tires

With these new tires, MCD have released the first 1:5 / 1:6 offroad tires specially designed for Astroturf. All astroturf isn’t the same so to always have the best traction they will be available in two different pattern, Astro Grip and Astro Max, and two different compounds, white and yellow. This way you always can reach a maximum on traction and it doesn’t matter if it is wet or dry, hot or cold. Also suitable for the most 1:5 / 1:6 2WD cars by using the original rims.

Source: Robitronic [robitronic.com]


July 12, 2012

Wouter Wynen wins 2012 Belgian GP

The Belgian GP is held each year in early July at the beautiful outdoor astro track in Kampanhout, Belgium. Club manager Willy Heremans and his crew always put on a relaxed, fun, yet competitive race. The track is inside a park and the GP is presented the same weekend as a big festival, so there is plenty of food and Saturday night features lots of loud music well into the night. Privateer Wouter Wynen TQed the first three rounds of qualifying to take pole position for the triple-A mains. 2WD qualifying and mains were held on Saturday, July 7th, with 4WD the following day. Wynen took Q-1 by just 0.06 seconds over U.K.’s Grant Williams, and put in the only 12-lap run of Q-2. In Q-3 it was Kim Nielsen’s Durango chasing about a second behind Wouter’s X-6 Sq.

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July 12, 2012

TLR Ten-SCT RTR

The TLR Ten-SCT is a no-holds-barred Nitro powered SCT RTR that’s ready to take on the toughest of all competition when you are. With its on-board remote start (R.O.S.S.) system, you can kiss goodbye to pull-starting and having to carry a separate glow igniter around with you; simply prime the system and hit the start button on the Spektrum DX2L 2.4GHz Transmitter. The Ten-SCT shares the same race-winning geometry and oversized durability that has made the Ten-SCTE such a hit already with racers and SCT fans around the globe. This is a heavy-duty truck that can take all the punishment you can throw at it and still come back begging for more. The new waterproof servos and weather-resistant sealed radio box means that the fun doesn’t need to stop if the weather turns against you and the 1.8HP from the 3.4cc small-block motor and tuned pipe is sure to put a grin on your face as soon as you squeeze the trigger.

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July 12, 2012

Toennessen wins Rd3 of Western German Champs

Mugen racer Daniel Toennessen was walking on water on his way to winning round three of the Western German Championship in the 1/10 scale nitro on-road class at Velp. Toennessen became the third winner in the third race with René Puepke winning round one at Dormagen and Michael Salven winning at Dueren. Bernd Rausch has been the main challenger at every race but is still waiting for his first victory. Nevertheless, the Kyosho hotshot is leading the championship ranking.

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July 12, 2012

Lee Martin retains 2wd buggy European title

Lee Martin has retained his EFRA European 1/10th 2wd buggy title in Fehring in the south of Austria. Raced on what is normally a 1/8th scale track, and who will host next months 1/8th EFRA European Championships, Lee took his Speed Passion powered Tamiya chassis to the top qualifier spot ahead of recently crowned Swedish National Champion David Ronnefalk (Kyosho) with multiple European Champion Hupo Honigl (Durango) third. The first A-main was one by Lee ahead of fellow Brit Neil Cragg (Associated) with Hupo taking the 3rd spot. Leg two of the mains would see Lee make a mistake allowing the young Swede Ronnefalk to take a very close win in front of Worlds podium finisher Joern Neumann (Durango) in 2nd with Lee Martin recovering to 3rd setting up a title showdown for the 3rd and final A-main leg. Lee Martin would keep his calm in this decisive main and claim the win and overall title ahead of Ronnefalk in 2nd, who claimed the overall runner up spot and junior title, while Neil Cragg would finish 3rd claiming the final overall podium spot. Now the racers change their focus to the 4wd class with practice today followed by qualifying on Friday and Saturday morning with the finals being held on Saturday afternoon.

Image: RC Devil [rcdevil.gr]


July 12, 2012

Yeah Racing SC10 4X4 belt tensioner

From Yeah Racing this belt tensioner is specially designed for Team Associated SC10 4X4 RC Car. Made from light weight materials, it makes SC10 4X4 run smoother than before. With the belt tensioner, the belt will run looser and at the desired running tension.

Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]


July 11, 2012

Associated 16° caster blocks and spindles

Precision machined from 7075 aluminium, these 16° caster blocks and spindles have been tested and developed by Team Associated’s top pilots to provide a more forgiving steering feel and improved suspension characteristics. Used to secure wins at countless events, including the Silver State Nitro Challenge, Alabama Manufacturers Shootout and French Nationals, the Vertical Caster Blocks and Spindle assembly further optimizes the geometry for all RC8 vehicle platforms. Features include integrated steering stops, lowered roll center, allows lubrication of bearings while assembled and hat bushings and pins are now secured with set screws. They fit all early and later models of the RC8, RC8T, and SC8, nitro and electric.

Source: Associated [teamassociated.com]


July 11, 2012

Labor Day Shootout – Announcement

A Main Hobbies is proud to announce the annual Labor Day Shootout, a staple of the Northern California racing scene, will be held August 30 through September 2 as the inaugural major racing event held at the brand new Silver Dollar RC Raceway! Located on the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico, CA, Silver Dollar RC Raceway was built in 2012 as the ideal location for large RC racing events and was selected to host the 2013 IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships. The Labor Day Shootout is the first opportunity for racers from outside of the local area to see the new facility firsthand and compete on the fresh NorCal soil. Classes for 1/8-scale nitro vehicles, as well as electric short course trucks, will be offered at this grand opening event. More information can be found here.