Hepp and Buerge first champions in NRW Challenge

Hepp and Buerge first champions in NRW Challenge

Tobias Hepp in the 1/8 class and Sebastian Buerge in the 1/10 class are the first champions in the newly established NRW Challenge (NRW = German State North Rhine-Westphalia), a series of three races held in the last three month on the permanent tracks of Dueren, Oberhausen and Bad Breisig. A total of 72 racers, 32 in 1/8 scale and 40 in the 1/10 200mm category entered the three races which all were held at positive atmosphere and with hot racing action. The main characteristic of this new championship has been long races with 30 minutes for semis and 45 minutes for the finals. These unusual long and exhausting racing times have been highly accepted by the drivers and a new experience for most of them. The NRW Challenge will be continued in 2010 with three to five races administered through the whole season.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Team Tekin T-shirts and Hoodies

Team Tekin T-shirts and Hoodies

Team Tekin’s new t-shirts and hoodies are now available. Made from a heavier Port and Co. cotton for long lasting comfort the Tekin hoodies are perfect for those chilly fall evenings or early spring mornings at the track. The t-shirt and the hoody both adorn the Tekin ‘Fusion’ artwork and both are available in 2 colors, spanked red or wicked black.

Source: Tekin [teamtekin.com]

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GRP Endurance buggy tire

GRP Endurance buggy tire

MRP, makers of the GRP tire range have sent us details on their full range of buggy tires. Most you have seen before, but new from the Italian company is the Endurance (first from left, click to make bigger). This is a very rounded tire with very big and low pins, ideal on flat, clean and very blue groove surfaces. It has a plain structure which makes it very smooth and fast on high grip tracks, where with traditional tires, the car tends to roll over easily, making driving very difficult. Its very long life pins makes it an unbeatable tire for all finals, also on high wear tracks. Also suitable for use on asphalt such as on road tracks or car parks. As with all the tires they are available in a variety of compounds, with a variety of inserts.

These tires along with the complete range of GRP products are available now at their new online shop.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

DHI Cup 2010 – Announcement

DHI Cup

The organisers of 2010 DHI Cup were in contact to tell us that entry for this great event will begin at 19:00 CET on the 22nd of October. The race takes place from the 8th to 10th of January in the same venue as 2008 and 2009, the Sport Arena in Odense, Denmark and is a must for all serious electric racers. This year Modified and Super Stock class drivers will get 1 set of controlled tires included in entry fee. The Super Stock class has a limit of 130 drivers while in modified its 90 drivers, so be sure to get your entry in early to avoid disappointment. To avoid the issues they had last year, a brand new carpet is to be used at this event and it will be same that was successfully used in 2008. New for this year’s event EFRA Spec LiPo cells are allowed.

Visit the official event site here & place your entry here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Speed Passion seek North American Sales & Technical Manager

Speed Passion seek North American Sales & Technical Manager

Speed Passion have dropped us a mail to tell us that they are looking for candidates to apply for their new Sales and Technical manager position for the North American market. The applicant must be well qualified, experienced and knowledgeable on RC in either a personal or professional level. Full information on the job can be found below.

Click here to read the full job description

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Adrien Bernsten wins Norwegian Championships

Adrien Bernsten wins Norwegian Championships

Very late in the season, at the beginning of October, the Norwegian Championship 1:8th scale IC track was held at the Hvervenbukta Raceway in Oslo, which was the venue for the Euros back in 2003.  Despite cold and humid conditions the fastest laptime in practise was 12,65 sec which is below the track record from 2001. Unfortunately it rained during the night and on the morning of the race day most of the race was run under wet or semi wet conditions. Shepherd racer Adrian Berntsen already showed his strong performance during qualifying by winning every single qualifying round and taking the TQ for the 45 min final in front of Lars Haugen, Arntzen Erik and Helge Johannson. The final could be started under dry conditions and Adrian showed a perfect performance leading from start to finish. Besides the fuel stops only 7 laptimes out of 191 were over 14,000 sec with the best lap being a 13,503. With a gap of 4 laps he crossed the finishing line in first position in front of  Lars Haugen (Mugen) and Rasch-Olsen Frode (Mugen).

Click here for the final standings

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Team Orion Hump Rocketpacks

Team Orion Hump Rocketpacks

Team Orion have introduced their new range of Hump Rocketpacks with TRX connector, to perfectly fit the Traxxas Rustler/Bandit VXL and Slash cars. Now you can take advantage of Team Orion’s latest NiMH technology in your Traxxas car boosting it to high performance with 8.4V or 9.6V voltage. Supplied with 12AWG ultra flexible silicone wires they are available in a wide variety of outputs.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

LRP LiPo TX & LiFe RX battery packs

LRP LiPo TX & LiFe RX battery packs

LRP’s new high-performance LiPo transmitter batteries come in various different sizes to perfectly fit into the most popular transmitters on the r/c market. Now you can experience even more capacity and longer lifetime, with the same battery dimension and weight in comparison to other similar products available today. For your receiver, the new VTEC LiFe RX-packs are strong and impact resistant like NiMH batteries and have large capacity, long lifespan and low weight like LiPos. In addition the ready-to-use LiFe batteries can have a considerable higher number of charge cycles and higher cell safety compared to LiPos.

Click here to see the other packs

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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