During the 3rd round of the Belgium electric on-road championship Geoffrey Vekemans took the pole position from Athan De Witte in 2nd, Dylan Senaeve in 3rd and Emmanuel Van Ackere in 4th. Geoffrey had a good start in the first final, but made a mistake while Olivier, coming from 5th on the grid, stormed into the lead. Geoffrey soon came back and put the pressure on Olivier with the result of both having a coming together on the straight sending Olivier into the off. With great sportsmanship Geoffrey waited until Olivier recovered. Dylan took advantage of the situation and crossed the finish line in 1st place followed by Olivier and Geoffrey.
Revolution Design Racing Products introduce their latest option part of the ever popular Team Durango DEX410 in the form of the HD front and rear shock towers. Being of an improved design the towers are less prone to break around the upper shock mounting holes, making them much more durable than the kit shock stays. Machined from high quality carbon fibre the towers are available as separate front and rear item.
RCS Graphic Worx have expanded their popular H2-Flo range of water-based paints, with eight exciting new colours added to the range. The selection now includes fluorescent colours such as yellow, orange, red, green, pink, purple, blue and fireball orange, supplied in a snap tight and sealed 2oz bottle.
The Model Auto Club de Baanbrekers will hold the Benelux+ Electric Race on the weekend of the 13th of July in Rucphen, Netherlands. Run in Touring Car Modified and 10.5T Stock as well as Pro10 Modified, Pro10 Stock/WGT and F1 classes, the race starts on Saturday with timed free practice and will also see large BBQ on Saturday afternoon. Included in the entry free for the touring car classes is one set of controlled Ride 26027 tyres. More information can be found here.
Following the release of their first ever line of car-related brushless motors Scorpion now also have an optional motor for Kyosho Mini-Z VE vehicles available. Made to fit both the Mini-Z on-road and buggy chassis, the motor is made using aero grade aluminium and ultra high quality 0.2mm stator steel with high temperature resistant magnets and enamel wires, to work with high efficiency and to produce higher peak power and higher torque in combination with a lower running temperature. Weighting in at 20.5 grams the motor is ultra light weight to increase top speed and acceleration while improving the car’s handling at the same time.
Debuted at the 2014 Reedy Race of Champions, the JConcepts silver compound was the quick break-in compound used with success in the Open and Invitational classes. The new indoor compound labelled as “super soft indoor” is now available for the Dirt Webs tread and works alongside the gold, however, breaks in slightly quicker allowing drivers to get up to speed quickly and when practice is at a minimum. The silver is not a replacement for the popular gold compound but an option that can be used to dial in on a freshly groomed track or offer a quick break-in alternative.
The Swedish 1/8th off-road Cup took place this past weekend despite the weather forecast “promising” questionable racing conditions. Before the race discussions came up to postpone the event until later in the year but finally the decision was made to go ahead as planned. Saturday started with 2 rounds of practice on a wet track followed by 5 rounds of qualifying. Finally 3 rounds of more or less dry qualifiers could be completed until the rain started to fall again in in round 4. Due to the pouring rain the 5th and final qualifier was cancelled, meaning 2 out of 4 rounds would count for the qualification, handing Christoffer Svensson the TQ while David Ronnefalk, one of the pre-race favourites, had a hard time in qualifying, sitting in 8th position.
Serpent introduce first option parts for their new SRX2 SC short course truck in the form of front and rear shock towers and a battery hold down plate. All parts are cut from high-quality carbon fibre, they offer improved looks and increased rigidity with the shock towers making for a more efficient suspension action. The parts are direct replacements for the stock composite parts but the rear shock tower also needs an optional nylon mount to fit on the rear motor SRX2 SC truck.