The Tinglev Modelbilklub recently run round 5 of the DRCMU series for 1/10th electric on-road classes. It was the fifth race of seven this winter. Tinglev Modelbilklub is a little Danish RC club located in Tinglev in the South of Jutland not far away from the German border. Although a little club, Ti-Mo always manage to get a good number of racers to come to their race in the Tinglevhallen. This weekend made no exception as it brought 90 entries in total, and with 74 touring car racers on Sunday it was the biggest one day 1:10 RC race in Denmark. The 30×16 meters track was equipped with a brand new carpet and a new layout.
Following Jesper Rasmussen and Joakim Nicolaisen Team Associated announce the signing of another up and coming Scandinavian talent in the form of Niclas Mansson from Sweden. Niclas is a long standing and loyal Team Associated driver and has committed to the team for 2014. “Mr. Nice” will help spearhead the younger members of the team and brings with him a wealth of experience. Niclas is a well respected, meticulous and likeable young man with exceptional car preparation. This is what Niclas has to say about the deal:
I’ve raced the Team Associated products for many years now and it’s fantastic for me to be part of the Scandinavian team. I’m so excited and cant wait to get my hands on the new cars and have a fantastic summer. Everybody in the team are pumped up and can’t wait to get racing together. Its a fantastic opportunity for me and the rest of the Scandinavian guys to join the team and race the products that are very universal for the tracks here in Europe. I’m really happy with the team set-up and the positive feeling everybody has within the team. Using the Reedy products will also be a huge asset for me when attending some of the large races. My testing so far has been very positive. I’m excited to get started and get myself prepared for the 2014 season. It started off well at the DHI cup and I hope my success continues. Thank you to everybody at Team Associated/Reedy and especially Craig Drescher.
New from Exotek comes this aluminium speed controller tray for the TLR 22 2.0 buggy. The slim, polished alloy tray helps to mount the speedo as low as possible and it also allows to place the controller a few millimetre more towards the motor for added rear wheel load. The part is fully compatible with the 22 2.0 rear motor battery tray and strap for extra secure and convenient battery placement and it comes with a set of alloy rear battery stoppers and hardware.
The First big race of the year for Nitro Tourer and Nitro GT was held at the IMCC Club located in Wollongong south of Sydney. Top qualifier in Nitro Touring was Aaron Lee (Serpent) followed by Alex Koussas, some 8 seconds behind. The TQ in the GT class went to Chris Stanley, just edging out fellow Serpent driver Rick Seymonsbergan by 1 second and in 3rd was Darren Neave only 2/100s of a second behind.
Maxima introduce their new Maxima O.S. 21 off-road engine, based on the successful O.S. Speed 21ZX-B Spec. II. Carefully modified to achieve even higher performance and improved mileage the engine also features a new blue anodised cooling head with Maxima and O.S. logo.
Team C Racing introduce these carbon fibre A-arm stiffeners for the T8T truggy kit. The parts are machined from strong carbon material and designed to reinforce the lower A-arms of the T8T line of trucks when running on very high grip surfaces or in high ambient temperatures. As details on the parts are a bit vague we think you may need to drill the needed mounting holes in the arms on your own but maybe there is a running change on the T8T arms so they come drilled from stock.
P1 Brand introduce a set of starting grid stencils that make for the perfect finishing touch for any track. Ideal for use on a variety of surfaces such as asphalt, carpet, or even hard packed clay and dirt, each od the stencils measures 60cm x 91cm overall. Ten individual stencils comprise the complete set, with a stencil for each number, one through ten. Every stencil features a clearly marked ‘starting box’ and a highly visible grid position number, ideal for use with 1/8th, 1/10th or 1/12th scale vehicles. The plates are laser cut from durable 0.41mm oilboard, come in a low-profile storage box and with a sheet of tips and techniques to help any user obtain consistent, repeatable results.