Rheinard tops first Dutch qualifier

Rheinard tops first Dutch qualifier

Championship leader Marc Rheinard has set the pace in the opening round of qualifytng here at the fifth round of the Xenon Racing backed Euro Touring Series in the Netherlands.  The World Champion topped the hotly contested heat from European Champion Jilles Groskamp and current 1:8 Off Road World Champion Atsushi Hara with just over a second covering the trio after five minutes.  Rheinard said his car was really good except for the opening lap when he had no traction.  The German lost 7/10th compared with the fastest opening lap set by his Tamiya/Speed Passion team-mate Viktor Wilck something he believes was caused by taking his tyre warmers off too early.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

JP Tirronen wins 1/8th truck at FSS Rd7

JP Tirronen wins 1/8th truck at FSS Rd7

Bart Collins and the Broward County R/C Speedway crew put together a fabulous venue for race #7 of the Florida State Series in Ft. Lauderdale. The track provided a great flow with plenty of elevation change, challenging jumps, off-camber turns, and a tremendous groove. JConcepts got off to a great start in the first round of buggy qualifying with 15yr old JP Tirronen laying down some of the fastest laps and finishing 2nd for the round, only 2 seconds behind world champion Bill Easton. JP continued his fast pace in the highly contested truggy class by taking the TQ for round 1. Second and third rounds of buggy had a pleasant surprise with on-road ace Chris Tosolini qualifying 2nd in both rounds running JConcepts tires for the first time all weekend. JP would wind up qualifying 3rd overall with Jared Scott 4th who was also on JConcepts tires. The truggy class was smooth sailing for JP as he TQ’d the overall with a perfect score. JConcepts team driver Brett Kingsbury put on a late charge in the 2nd and 3rd round to take the 2nd overall qualifying position. Main event time saw some crazy weather and had everyone scrambling. The weather was changing by the minute and everyone found themselves racing in and out of the rain showers. At the end of the 30min buggy final Billy Easton finished 1st, Chris Tosolini 2nd, and JP Tirronen rounding out the top 3. The Truggy final saw much better weather and the first place battle really heated up. 2nd qualifier Brett Kingsbury quickly took over the lead from JP and for the next 15 minutes they exchanged positions every few laps. After the dust settled, JP made his way to the top of the podium followed closely by teammate Brett.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 FS2 buggy

Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 FS2 buggy

With its heritage built at the top of the racing world, the Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 chassis has undergone a complete regeneration. This model is based on the FS conversion kit and not the SP competition kit held in high regard by many competition drivers. The new layout features a 10mm longer wheelbase and the motor and spur gear are positioned as far forward as possible. This combines with the 3 by 3 battery layout to produce optimal weight distribution and results in ideal surface pressure from the tires for effective traction and sure-footed turning. The new Lazer ZX5 FS2 is the latest in the Lazer line of vehicles, which is a further development on this platform and should be available in June.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Tamiya TA05 VDF high-end drift machine

Tamiya TA05 VDF high-end drift machine

Tamiya have announced the release of this high-end drift machine, the TA05 VDF. This car adopts a front midship motor layout, motor within wheelbase, for optimum balance which is essential to drift driving. The upper frame features vertically mounted carbon plates which improve chassis rigidity while also providing enough flexibility during drifting. The parallel geometry steering system provides this machine with excellent control of counter steering. The especially designed battery holder is adjustable and is compatible with Ni-Cd, NiMh, LF batteries. Glass tape can also be used to secure the battery.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

JConcepts Short Course Update

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Check out some of JConcepts latest offerings for the HPI Blitz and the Kyosho Ultima SC. There are updated decals for the Truth and Dare bodies and the Manta body is a direct fit for the new Kyosho Ultima SC.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Friday, May 21, 2010

HPI Blitz titanium turnbuckles

Add durability to the Blitz RTR short course truck with this pair of lightweight and strong grade 5 titanium turnbuckles. Your truck will have less weight for fast acceleration and braking, plus extra durability when battling with the competition.

Source: HPI [hpieurope.com]

Thursday, May 20, 2010

LRP SPX Zero stock class ESC

LRP SPX Zero stock class ESC

With the latest generation of stock speed controls providing extremely high top speeds, which almost lifts them up to modified level, it has left many drivers and organisers feeling that the power has reached too high a level. The brand new LRP SPX Zero aims to offers an easy solution. With the Boost Zero Mode, the power stays in a constant performance limit and the motor runs extremely efficiently and every racer will quickly and without any problems be able to find the optimal speed control setting for each race track. The significant difference in performance between speed controls will now be a thing of the past.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Claus Ryeskov wins Rd2 of Danish Nats

Claus Ryeskov wins Rd2 of Danish Nats

Last weekend the second round of the Danish championship took place at the beautiful area of North Zealand. Saturday saw the track receive 24 mm of rain, so it was difficult conditions and on Sunday the track was still not completely dry, there was always a little drizzle. Qualifying saw Martin Lissau take TQ and for the final the track was almost dry, but there were still some wet spots. Some selected normal tires, others rubber and the start saw Lissau take the lead quickly mastering the wet track. Claus Ryeskov took it easy and drove sensibly staying on track and approximately 10 minutes before the finish Lissau’s rear belt was no more and Claus could take the win.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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