Team Losi Turkey Driver Alain Sarafyan has won the first Buggyburn race 2012. Turkish RC car enthusiasts met at the Snappy Raceway in Istanbul for the first Buggyburn race. The meeting was organised by Ciddi Amator and attracted both team drivers of Serpent, HPI Racing and Losi as well as a number of non-sponsored drivers. The race day started with free and later on controlled practice rounds. After three qualifying heats Alain Sarafyan took TQ followed by Mustafa Alp and Cengiz Gökbulut. Before the final A main, the B final was held which was won by Serhat Yalman with Hüseyin Erkuş in second and Suat Bayrakal in third place. The following A final was won by Team Losi Turkey Driver Alain Sarafyan with Mustafa Alp from Serpent Turkey in second position and Cengiz Gokbulut in third place.
Last weekend saw the first round of the Brunei PEMKAR series race held in an indoor hall in the capitol of Brunei. The series races is the most popular in this region and attracted some 40 drivers in three classes. The Mod Open class was TQ’ed by Wirawan in front of Hazmi and Zaman. In the finals, Wirawan was crowned the early winner after being successful in leg 1 and 2. 2nd place went to Hazmi and 3rd place went to Khai.
ZZracing have expanded their line of titanium screws for many of today’s vehicles. The kits are now available for various 3 Racing, Kyosho, Losi, Motonica, Mugen, Schumacher, Serpent, Shepherd and Xray chassis. New are also the 7075 aluminium 48dp and 64dp pinion hears. They are hard coated to maximise durability and are available from 13T to 36T (48dp) and 18T to 41T (64dp).
Xtreme Racing introduce the 4mm carbon fibre shock towers and carbon fibre drag link for the HPI Racing Apache line of chassis. The parts are CNC-machined, a drop fit solution and replace the kit parts with a stronger, lighter and cooler looking solution.
Yeah Racing introduce the aluminium rear arm mount D for the Team Associated SC10 4×4 short course truck. The part is CNC-machined and comes blue anodised and is a direct replacement for the stock plastic part. Available are two variants, with 3-3 and 3-2 toe-in/anti-squat setting. Included are also three bushings one of which us a spare part in case you loose one of the others.
S-Works introduce their latest merchandising product in the form of this race cap. The black and red coloured one-size-fits-all cap sports the S-Workz logo and featured a hook and loop strap for size adjustment.
The ProTek Prodigy 620 Duo is a multi-chemistry charger with two independent 400 watt channels, each with its own independent control panel, blue backlit LCD display, balance ports and sensor ports. It can charge LiPo, LiFe, or Li-Ion batteries up to 6S, 15-cell NiCd or NiMH batteries, and lead-acid batteries up to 20V. With the ability to fast charge, balance charge, and storage charge lithium cells, you can easily tailor the charge process to suit your needs, while individual cell voltage can be monitored during balance mode charging, allowing you to identify an imbalance in the cells and spot a weak cell before it becomes a problem. Other features include a dual-fan cooling system that utilises a push-pull design that will keep the charger cool, even when working at maximum capacity.
Last weekend saw the start of EFRA’s summer Euros calendar with the 200mm European Championship B in Monaco and we received the following report from EFRA. Only a small number of drivers made it to the event with the actual reason for this is hard to tell. Partly it could be because of the tire issues, but there might be other reasons also. The class in general is having its difficulties, due to its complexity and you see more 1/10th scale drivers move to 1/8th. The scenery in Monaco, with its track against the mountains near La Turbie, is quite amazing and the organizer had made all efforts to welcome the drivers to this EC-B.