2010 Alabama Indoor Shootout

2010 Alabama Indoor Shootout

The JConcepts crew loaded up once again and headed out of town to attend the 2010 Alabama Indoor Shootout. With a fresh track layout and another new race event in the works Alabama has become a new home away from home for the JConcepts crew in 2010. The AIS crew constructed yet another outstanding track layout, design and with the incorporated elevation and super clay racing surface, consistency was second to none.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Michal Jansa wins Rd6 in Czech Republic

Michal Jansa wins Rd6 in Czech Republic

The final week of September saw the 6th and final round of the Czech 1/10th scale sedan Championship take place in Brno, Bosonohy. The track was well prepared by the organizer and it had very good grip from the very beginning.  Following qualifying it was Capricorn racer Michal Jansa who took the TQ spot ahead of his brother and team mate Pavel Jansa, with Michal Abrahámek in 3rd. The race saw Michal Jansa immediately pull away in the lead followed by his brother Pavel. Michal led the whole race and won ahead of Pavel in 2nd and Tomáš Cibulka in 3rd.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

RC4wd DC Torque wheel

RC4wd DC Torque wheel

RC4wd have introduced the all new DC Torque wheel, officially licensed by Dick Cepek tires and wheels. Dick Cepek Torque wheels have a great style and look awesome in this new 1.9 size wheel. The wheel features an internal beadlock design, standard 12mm hex mount and a scale wheel nut cover with the DC logo.

Source: RC4wd [rc4wd.com]

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Vampire Racing 1S & 4S LiPo packs

Vampire Racing 1S & 4S LiPo packs

Vampire Racing have released two new sizes in their line of LiPo batteries. Especially for 1/12th scale and other pan car racing there is the new 1S 5700mAh battery with 50C, while for the growing 1/8th electric buggy class there is this huge 4S 5700mAh, 50C battery. Both batteries feature hard cases, with the 1S featuring connectors while the 4S is pre-wired with a deans connector.

Source: Vampire Racing [vampire-racing.com]

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HongNor NEXX8 1/8th electric buggy

HongNor NEXX8 1/8th electric buggy

After 6 months of development, HongNor is pleased to present their new 1/8 electric buggy called the NEXX8. Designed to cater for the ever-changing demands of this growing class, this competitive 1/8 electric buggy kit gives you performance and reliability to put you in the winners circle all with unbelievable pricing. Designed to use two 7.4 style stick packs, this buggy is an easy step from 1/10 to 1/8 scale for anyone that has stick pack size batteries. With a unique slim chassis design, the Nexx8 utilizes the very popular 16mm CNC threaded shocks to keep its balanced chassis smooth and flat through the roughest sections of the track, while the light weight distribution and extra adjustability let you fine tune the handling to your personal driving style.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Maxime Favrelle wins 200mm French Cup

Maxime Favrelle wins 200mm French Cup

The 1/10th scale 200mm French Cup took place at the weekend on the Marseille track in the south of the country. The track has a very technical layout and some rain on Sunday did not help the drivers to get more used to it. Xray/Novarossi driver Maxime Favrelle won the race after taking the lead from Mikael Derdrian in 2nd and Kevin Rasquin in 3rd. The result caps off a good season for Maxime, having also won 2 rounds of the French Nationals in the Elite class.

Source: RC Pro

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Frank Root takes XXX-SCT to JBRL Finals victory

The Losi team took the brand new XXX-SCT to the JBRL Finals at Hot Rod Hobbies for its racing debut this past weekend. Product Manager Keith Whisler and team drivers Ryan Dunford, Casper Nielsen, and Frank Root all had early samples of the XXX-SCT RTR. The track was the typical high-bite blue groove that Hot Rod has become famous for and the weather was perfect setting up a great weekend of racing. The 8-minute A-main event was setup well, and a large crowd gathered around the track to see how the XXX-SCT would stack up in racing conditions and it did not disappoint. Root’s truck was able to get an early lead and check out, driving away from the field with fast lap after fast lap. The real action went on a little further back in the field. Coming from 9th and 10th on the grid, Ryan and Casper started to carve their way through the field, making nice clean passes and showing the precise handling of the XXX-SCT. Ryan made it all way up to 3rd and was chasing down second place, but ran out of time. Casper would finish a strong 6th. Upfront, the XXX-SCT was awesome, and Root was able to take the win by nearly a full lap.

Source: Losi [losi.com]

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

2010 Hobby Haven SCT team enduro

The most anticipated race of the year for Hobby Haven was ran last Wednesday night, and the racers we were blessed with great weather and race conditions. The race format was a simple one. Each team consisted of 3 drivers and they were all required to race the truck for at least 20 minutes that night. One driver would pilot the truck, a second one would marshal, and the third driver was located in pit lane. Each team had to use the same truck the entire race, make repairs to it as needed to keep it running, and you had to pull into pit lane to swap out battery packs.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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