Jared Tebo is Neo11 Champion

Jared Tebo is Neo11 Champion

Kyosho/Orion factory driver Jared Tebo has won the Neo11 this past weekend, his 3rd win from 3 attempts. Racing at this annual indoor off road event began last Friday and ran through to Monday, a bank holiday in the UK and most of Europe, and attracted the usual gathering of the best international racers from around the World. Qualifying would be a close run thing but in the end it was Jared Tebo that would take the top spot ahead of the three Ryans – Lutz, Maifield and Cavalieri. Following the Semis, in which we saw Atsushi Hara and Simon Willets bump up from low qualifying positions to move into the main and lost 9th place qualifier David Ronnefalk, it was Tebo who would start on pole ahead of Losi driver Darren Bloomfield and Mugen driver Robert Batlle in 3rd. The challenge never materialized in the final and Tebo could pull away and take the win comfortably, finishing a lap up on 2nd place Robert Batlle who had had a race long battle with Ryan Cavalieri, the American finishing in 3rd.

Source: Neo Buggy [neobuggy.net]

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

KO Propo light weight aluminium screws

KO Propo light weight aluminium screws

Some simple new items from KO Propo, who have released these light weight aluminium screws. Claiming to give a better balance when using the wheel extension unit for the EX-10 Helios/Eurus or EX-1 series of transmitters, they are available in black and silver and sold in a full set of 8 pieces.

Source: KO Propo [kopropo.com]

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Reflex Racing RSD parts for TC6

Reflex Racing RSD parts for TC6

New from Mini-Z specialists Reflex Racing is their latest product line called RSD, which stands for Reflex Suspension Dynamics. RSD will focus on larger scale suspension parts and other accessories and they will start off with updates for the Team Associated TC6. The first TC6 parts are set to arrive in Mid May and they will include vertical ball stud bulkhead caps for the TC6. Much like the other popular TC’s out there, these shock tower mounts give you infinite roll center adjustments. You have the option of the extra long link or a second hole which makes the camber link slightly longer than the shock tower mounting positions. A Tuned Spring Set comes with the ideal spring rates for your AE TC6. With the advent of LiPo and Brushless, cars now have a lower polar movement inertia and softer spring rates are necessary. The advantage of these springs is that they were designed for the TC6. The size is perfect for the shocks and the rates are optimized for on track performance. Finally there are popular 1.0, 1.5mm pistons, machined out of delrin in order to allow smoother shock operation and of course ease of use, as no drilling or shaving must be done to these to make them work flawlessly. These pistons will work on any shock that uses a 10mm diameter piston with a 3mm shock shaft.

View the other parts here

Monday, April 25, 2011

Taiwanese Nationals Rd1 win for Yu-Yuan Chen

Taiwanese Nationals Rd1 win for Yu-Yuan Chen

The newly formed Taiwan Radio Control Car Association (T.R.C.C.A.) held the first round of the first Taiwanese 1/8 Off Road National Championships last weekend. This Association is approved by the Taiwanese government and organized by most of the Taiwanese RC brands and factories including Team Titan, HongNor, S-Workz, GS Racing, GO engines, PR Racing, Force engine, IN-tech racing, RC Tech magazine and KingStar Racing. The race itself saw a total of 92 drivers attend this race and after qualifying in the expert class, the TQ went to HongNor driver Yu-Yuan Chen. Chen would also go on to win the A final followed by Agama driver Hou-Cai Liu in 2nd and Team C driver Sheng-Jie Huang 3rd.

Source: TRCCA [trcca.org.tw]

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sadikin Sutrisno wins Rd3 of Indonesian Nats

Sadikin Sutrisno wins Rd3 of Indonesian Nats

The 3rd round of 1/8 Indonesian National Championship 2011 was held in JITC track in Senayan last weekend. With cloudy weather, the rain poured at the middle of heat 1 and so the organizer had to re-run the qualifying round when the track had dried. It was Teddy Syach took the TQ spot with his Mugen MRX5, with 20 laps @ 5.14 followed by Sadikin Sutrisno, driving an Xray RX8 with 20 laps @ 5.16. Provisional standings leader, Bowie Ginting (Xray RX8) was 3rd, coming so close to reaching 20 laps with 19 laps @ 5.00. Hendry and Toni Kundjung, both ran Mugen MRX5, completed the top 5 qualifying result.

Continue reading the report here

Monday, April 25, 2011

Kyle Branson dominant at Brooklands National

Kyle Branson dominant at Brooklands National

Round 1 of the 2011 BRCA 1/8th scale on road championship was held over the Easter weekend at the Brooklands raceway in Kent. This track comprises of the longest straight in the UK and is very hard on the engines, and so resulted in the majority of the competitors deciding to run the engines slightly rich to ensure engine life but this required a fuel stop in qualifying. With most of EFRA running 7 minute Heats, the BRCA decided to stay with 5 minute heats which may prove advantageous to drivers who have fuel efficient engines during the season.

Continue reading the report here

Monday, April 25, 2011

Josh Pain dominates Australian Nationals

Josh Pain dominates Australian Nationals

The Australian electric buggy Nationals were held the previous weekend at the WCMRC facility in Perth, Western Australia. In the 2wd modified class it was Josh Pain that took his Kyosho Ultima RB5 to the TQ spot and proceeded to win the first 2 A-mains to claim the National title ahead of Darren Johnston in 2nd and Michael McDonnell in 3rd. In the 4wd modified class it was Josh Pain once again, who top all qualifiers to start from the pole position. He had to work harder for the win this time and needed to go to the 3rd leg to claim to title ahead of Josh Taylor in 2nd, with Chris Bowich in 3rd.

Read the full report here.

Source: Keilor RC [keilorrc.org.au]

Monday, April 25, 2011

Yannick Aigoin takes Rd2 of French Nationals

Yannick Aigoin takes Rd2 of French Nationals

Round 2 of the French 1/8th scale buggy nationals took place in Reims in the north of the country and it was bright sunny weather that greeted the competitors, a change from the wet conditions that forced the finals in round 1 to be cancelled. With a lot of French racers competing at this weekend’s Neo 11 race, Rd1 winner Jerome Aigoin being one of those, only a handful of the top drivers were present, hoping to get some all important points. Qualifying went the way of Losi driver Yannick Aigoin ahead of Durango team driver Renaud Savoya who came over from Dallas for the event. Jerome Couchon, Sebastian Wartelle and Tony Robin completed the top 5. With no major problems in the semis, the top two placed on the grid for the main final remained the same. In the final Savoya hit problems early one with a suspected locked wheel, which dropped him out of contention. Yannick cruised up front and took the victory by nearly 2 laps ahead of Romain Valter driving a Mugen with Kyosho driver Tony Robin in 3rd, 8 seconds further back.

Source: RC Mag [rcmag.com]

Monday, April 25, 2011

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