Scott Spear wins big at RC Pro Mountain Division Rd1

Scott Spear wins big at RC Pro Mountain Division Rd1

Last weekend saw the first round of the 3 race RC Pro series Mountain division held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with Rd2 held in June in Amarillo, Texas and the series final race going to Burlington, Colorado in September. Local favorite and Team Associated/Proline driver Scott Spear completed a good weekend by winning Pro Buggy ahead of Adrian Redding and Vincent Ringler, Pro Truggy in front of Chris Peralta and again Vincent Ringler as well as the Electric Buggy class.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tamiya 801Xe prototype hits the track

Tamiya 801Xe prototype makes race debut

Tamiya have made their race debut with the new prototype electric powered 801X, called the 801Xe. Being driven at the Canadian Indoor Shootout in its maiden race by team drivers Steve Bortolotti and Tom Wright, it performed well amongst fierce competition, leading the way for most of qualifying before electrical problems hampered their progress. In the mains it was again a solid performance, with only some bad luck and race incidents keeping the car out of winners circle. According to those driving the prototype buggy, the design of the car and layout give incredible on-power traction as you exit the corners and is very stable as you accelerate. More information as we get it.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CRC Blitz battery brace

Some new items from CRC, who have released this new carbon fibre battery brace for the HPI Blitz. Lightweight, stiff and strong it looks great and will make your car stand out from the rest.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Moore & Stiles wins Union Square GP

Moore & Stiles wins Union Square GP

Despite having to pull out of the last final, top qualifier Andy Moore sealed victory at the Union Square Grand Prix. Two wins for the Hot Bodies driver in legs one and two of the A final sealed the victory as Andy gave the UK debut to the new prototype Cyclone. A strong drive all weekend netted the Xray pairing of Phil Chambers and Johnny Aird second and third.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Neil Cragg wins Rd1 of BRCA 1/8th Off-Road series

Neil Cragg wins Rd1 of BRCA 1/8th Off-Road series

As has become the norm in recent years, the Frankley Model Car Club played host to the opening round of the BRCA 1/8th Off-Road series. The main reason for having the astro turf tracks at the beginning of the championship is to guard against inclement weather, however this year the sun was out and it was T-shirt and shorts weather, which is pretty rare in April. Qualifying got underway with last year’s Champion Neil Cragg starting where he left off, by taking the first round win of the new season in convincing style with his Reedy/Byron powered RC8B. The new ST Reedy engine looking particularly strong at this fast track where power is a factor. Team mate Craig Drescher backed Neil up in second with his sister car and with Dave Bailey’s RB powered RC8B in fourth the Associated team were fast out of the blocks.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Kawada M300 rear motor pod brace

New from Kawada for their M300RSX V2 & M300FX, is this rear motor pod brace. Made from aluminium, the new brace connects using 4 points, as opposed to the 2 points on the previous version. This creates a much stiffer assembly and provides better alignment of the rear bearing blocks as well as improved cornering stability.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

ATS Tyres back from the brink

ATS Tyres back from the brink

We were contacted by ATS Tyres regarding their future in the sport. Understood to be in financial difficulties late last year, which saw the previous management leaving the firm and setting up a new tire company, before easter the company was saved thanks to big investor. In the last weeks the tire production has been increased to full capacity and the new management team is working on new products for the future. Expected to extend their product line, the Italian firm will for now focus on the production of tires. We can expect more news and product announcements from ATS in the near future.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Batlle gets title defense off to perfect start

Batlle gets title defense off to perfect start

The Spanish 1/8th buggy Nationals kicked off last weekend in Lebrija, in the very south of the country, close to Seville. Qualifying for this event saw defending champion Robert Batlle place his Associated chassis on the TQ spot in front of Miguel Martin, Borja Hernandez, Bryan Baldo and Dani Bernabe completing the top 5. Following the Semi Finals it was Batlle who would line up on pole position for the 45 minute final with Antonio Salmeron lining up 2nd. From the off Batlle dropped down the order allowing Salmeron into the lead followed closely by Hernandez. The pair would battle hard until lap 14 when Salmeron dropped out of contention followed a lap later by Hernandez, all the while Batlle was moving up the order, taking the lead on lap 16, a position who wouldn’t relinquish to take the win just in front of Mugen driver Alberto Garcia in 2nd and Juanma Vera in 3rd.

Source: News RC [newsrc.es]

Monday, April 19, 2010

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