Daniel Vega wins Rd5 of Central Spain regionals

Daniel Vega wins Rd5 of Central Spain regionals

The past weekend in Azuqueca de Henares in Guadalajara, Spain Team Agama Racing, Team Orion and Aka Tires won the fourth race of the Spanish center regional series. Daniel Vega Frias won the A main, starting the final from tenth position due to a battery problems in the semifinal. Using the new Agama A8-Evo, it worked perfectly throughout the event, showing the potential of this new brand.

Source: SIIM [silcarimport.com]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Much More Impress 3600 LiPo pack

Much More Impress 3600 LiPo pack

Much More have released their new Impress 30C 3600mAh LiPo pack. This high quality Sub-C configuration pack features a hard case, whose bottom is consistent with the battery slots, improving the mounting stability.

Source: Much More [much-more.co.kr]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

3h race at Oberhausen cancelled

Oberhausen 3-hour race for 1/10 nitro

The 3-hour race for 1/10 scale nitro touring cars which was supposed to be run the upcoming Saturday at Oberhausen in Western Germany has been canceled. Following the insufficient number of entries the organising MRC Alstaden Oberhausen had no other option than to refuse this long distance race. Nevertheless, in case of a lively interest it is still possible to held the event later this year. Furthermore this cancellation means that the opening of the 2010 nitro on road season is postponed for one week only. At the Easter weekend (03/04 April) the first round of the Nitro West Masters, open for 1/8 and 1/10 nitro cars, will take place at Oberhausen.

Source: Nitro West [nitro-west.de]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

RPM Blitz rear bearing carriers

RPM Products have release rear bearing carriers for the HPI Blitz & Blitz ESE. To improve the overall stength of this area, they gave the part a bearing overhaul. The stock bearings are a 5×10mm design, which they claim is not strong enough for racer’s demands, so these new RPM carriers use a 5×11mm bearing, doubling the dynamic load rating from 44kgf to 73kgf. Made from RPM’s bulletproof blend of super strong nylons, they are factory backed with the company’s industry renowned breakage warranty.

Source: RPM [rpmrcproducts.com]

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mark Pavidis wins Short Course at Cactus Classic

Last weekend’s Cactus Classic race saw AKA debut their two new SC tires, which we wrote about previously, the Wishbone and the Enduro at the event. Mark Pavidis posted the fastest time in Short Course qualifying and started in second for the main. Two laps into the 15 minute final Mark took the lead and never looked back. Mark took the top spot on the podium followed by team mate Joe Pillars who finished third overall. Some competitors questioned using the small Wishbone tread on such a high bite and abrasive track condition, but the pictures prove that AKA’s long wearing proprietary rubber compounds proved the competition wrong and finished with tread to spare.
Click here for images of Mark’s truck

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mini-Z Grand Prix II – Announcement

Mini-Z Grand Prix II - Announcement

KO Propo America have been in touch to announce the Mini-Z Grand Prix II that will be hosted by Inside Line Racing in the Cupertino Square (Vallco) Mall on April 24, 2010. Last year saw 75 drivers bring Mini-Z racing to the public inside the Cupertino Square Mall were hundreds of people stopped by to view the racing in the mall as they shopped and this year they expect to be no different. Full information on the race can be found here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

T.O.P. Photon LiPo chassis conversion

TOP Photon LiPo chassis conversion

T.O.P. Racing have released an optional LiPo chassis conversion set for the Photon. The new chassis plate is available in 3 versions, standard, stiff & super stiff and has eliminated the motor recess area and Sub-C battery slots meaning its stronger and the chassis flex has also been optimised. The new plate also allows the flipping of the front and rear belts to allow the placement of the electronics more towards the battery side, so the car could be balanced with a total weight as low as 1,350g. A new aluminium battery mounting, positioning and balancing system allows for 2 LiPo mounting positions for the center guide and the aluminum alloy outer guides and allows for independent fine adjustments of left/right & front/rear positions to optimize weight balancing and at the same time allows for a snug fit of any popular LiPo battery with simple alloy spacers.

Click here for more photos of the conversion set

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Shepherd teams up with Martin Lissau

Shepherd teams up with Martin Lissau

Shepherd have announced the partnership with another world-class driver. 1/5th Scale World Champion 2007 and 2008 1/10 IC Track World Championship finalist Martin Lissau will use the Shepherd Velox V10 for the upcoming season. He will attend the Danish National Championship as well as this years European Championship A in Goteborg to join the already strong team around World Champion Daniele Ielasi and other international top drivers. Martin had the following to say:

I’m very happy that Team Shepherd are giving me this opportunity to race with the new Velox V10 and I’m really looking forward to being a part of the strong team that they have for the upcoming season. I would like to say thanks to Team Shepherd for giving me this opportunity and I hope to have a great season with good results and a lot of fun.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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