German company LMI Racing now offers silicone oil with a viscosity of 2,000,000. Its made for gear differentials and is temperature resistant to both extreme warm and cold. The silicone oil come supplied in handy 10 gram containers.
Japanese company Asuka Create have released their long awaited XF 1/10th 200mm on road body. Designed to be very stable, this new shell has a good front and rear balance and was developed with a focus on this year’s Japanese National championships. Available now in 0.6mm and 0.7mm thick versions.
Round 4 of the French 1/8th scale Nationals took place at the weekend in Noeux Les Mines in the north of the country. Qualifying would go the way of Kyosho/Novarossi driver Jerome Aigoin with Agama driver Jerome Sartel in 2nd followed by Renaud Savoya and Yannick Aigoin. The top qualifier would also win his semi to take pole position to line up ahead of Jonathan Bacro, Jerome Sartel and JP Sartel. The 45 minute A-main would be won by Agama/Bullitt driver Sartel with an 8 second advantage over Jerome Aigoin in 2nd with Renaud Savoya bringing his RB powered Xray to 3rd spot. The runner up spot in this round would be enough to give Jerome Aigoin the 2012 French National title.
Team C have announced their TR04 Pro 4wd buggy. Based of their current entry level buggy, this shaft driven composite plastic chassis accepts a regular stick pack, mounted perpendicular to the drive line as well as other performance upgrades such as aluminium shock absorbers and adjustable turnbuckles. Available at the end of June.
The 2012 ROAR 1:8 Fuel Nationals have wrapped up today and is one that will be remembered forever in r/c history. The truggy final started with Ty Tessman on the pole after his commanding performance of leading his semi from start to finish, also with the fastest time. TQ in qualifying, Jared Tebo didn’t show his dominant form as he did in the previous days but was still able to start second on the grid in the main.
The 2012 Byron Fuels World Challenge at Leisure Hour Raceway saw 80 entries competing in 3 nitro classes, GT, 1/10 Sedan and 1/8 On-road. After 4 rounds of qualifying, Paolo Morganti TQ’d in the GT class, current US National sedan Champion DJ Apolaro took TQ in the Sedan class while JJ Wang TQ’d the 1/8 On-Road class. In the finals, it was Byron fuel’s team drivers Paolo Morganti and JJ Wang taking home the winner’s trophy. Paolo Morganti driving his Serpent won both GT and 1/ 8 On road while Mugen driver JJ Wang dominated the 1:10 sedan class. Byron Fuels World Challenge is a cash contingency race, over $40,000 in contingency checks paid out in previous Byron Challenges, the biggest payouts in R/C.
Saturday at the 2012 ROAR Nationals kicked off with slightly cooler weather out at LCRC in Pennsylvania for the final day of qualifying. Maifield and Tebo swept the first day of qualifying in buggy and truggy respectively. The best 2 of 4 rounds of qualifying points count so the TQ was still up for grabs in each class.
TLR/Orion/JConcepts driver Matt Chambers made the drive with TLR teammate Clayton Easley to the famous DirtWorks R/C track, better known to the locals simply as “Burlington” for round 2 Colorado Nitro Series. A massive 1/8th track with huge jumps, tons of elevation change, and a flowing racing line. Matt took his new Orion CRF .21 powered TLR 8ight 2.0 to the TQ spot in all three rounds and went on to win the 30 minute A- main by a huge margin. Thanks goes out to Bill Parson owner of DirtWorks R/C for putting on a flawless event. In July the series moves to Denver’s RAT Raceway for round 3.