The 2nd round of the DBKL GP on-road race was held at the Kuala Lumpur International RC Circuit with around 50 entries in the 1/8th nitro on-road, 1/10th 200mm and 1/8th GT classes. Due to massive rain on the final’s day, the organisers had not chance but to use the qualifying results to determine the winners. This handed the win of the 200mm class to Baha with Zoey Zac and Ben completing the top 3 result. In the 1/8th on-road class, YL Tan took the TQ and win from Suah and Haji Jusri who came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
JConcepts introduce the new Foxy series carbon fibre battery braces for the Team Associated B5 line of buggies. Available for the B5 and B5M, the parts are machined from 2.5mm carbon fibre, they sport additional machining around the edges for improved looks and they allow to run the battery packs in several positions.
The 2nd round of the Greek 1/8 Buggy nationals saw Tasos Pagaregas scoring an easy win after taking TQ in the qualifiers. John Papanikolaou qualified in 2nd place while Makropoulos completed the qualifying top 3. In the final Tasos lead from wire to wire while his brother John was in a nice battle with John Papanikolaou, with the better end for Paparegas who wrestled down Papanikolaou to take the runner up spot.
Available from around end of July is this aluminium main chassis plate for the Yokomo BD7-2014 touring car. With aluminium chassis becoming more and more popular in touring car racing Yokomo will soon have their own available. It is meant to improve traction and drivability on a range of surfaces and although exact specifications are not known yet, it appears to come in a gun metal or hard anodising finish. We bring you more information as we get them.
The 2nd Round of the South African National Championship was held at the TVR Raceway near Johannesburg. Drivers from all over the country attended the event that was run on a track with a fast and flowing layout with medium traction that saw many drivers struggling to make 5 minutes in the qualifiers. Current SA champ Wayne Joelson was the only driver to complete 19 laps taking the TQ position. Sundays finals had much cooler weather, so the traction was much better, but engine tuning became even more critical. Wayne took the win after 45 Minutes followed by young upcoming driver Ayrton Vermaak and Willie Noordman in 3rd.
Thunder Innovation introduce this multi-function push button on/off switch. The design makes for added security as the IP65 dust and water protection will keep the switch working even in severe track conditions while the low-voltage protection prevents the receiver pack from becoming overly discharged. The switch, that is available in different colours including orange, black and blue, is housed in an anti-interference aluminium case and is usable with LiXX and NiXX battery packs.
Team HB/HPI Racing welcome 16 year old Tanner Stees from Chandler, Arizona to their family. Tanner has been racing 1/8th scale nitro off-road for nearly 10 years and has continually improved his performances at the National level. Additionally Tanner also competes in the 1/8th scale E-Buggy, Modified Electric 4WD and 2WD 1/10th scale Buggy classes. For the 2014 season Tanner will be using HB/HPI Racing’s line of competition off-road kits and he is looking forward to a great 2014 race season and plans to improve upon his excellent results from 2013.
Mibosport will hold a number of races during the Summer in the form of an on-road series, off-road “club” meetings and a single off-road event. Starting with the on-road races, this year’s Mibosport Cup will see the running of only 2 races but they are held on what are considered the best tracks in the Czech Republic. The series opener takes place on the 14th of June in Brno and resumes on the 2nd of August in Blansko. Both events see the running of Touring Car Modified, Stock LRP, Formula and Yokomo GT classes. The technical regulations are the same as used on the popular Mibosport Winter Cup.