The 6th round of the Western German Regional Championships was run last weekend at the AMC Hamm circuit with 45 racers in attendance. Qualifying saw Serpent racer Karl Heinz Meister claim the top qualifying position ahead of the Mugen pairing Sebastian Bürge in 2nd and Daniel Toenessen in 3rd. In the final it was Karl Heinz that got off to a good start followed by Bürge, but on lap 11 the Serpent driver had a problem and had to retire gifting Bürge the lead and with it the win, leading home a full Mugen podium with Daniel Toenessen claiming 2nd and Heinz-Jürgen Kalinowski 3rd.
Team Magic have become the 3rd manufacturer in 3 days to release a setup board, with the release of this stylish 1/8th scale version. Made from special wood that has been highly compressed, the board will not warp and is prefectly flat, and at 500x480mm it should be big enough to work on anything up until a 1/8th scale circuit car.
Xray have a report from team driver Barry Baker about the 2007 Great Lakes Challenge race that was held last weekend in Toledo, Ohio. Most drivers had a few days practice to fine tune their setups but unfortunately race day was cancelled due to rain, and so the win was given to Ralph Burch who had taken the TQ spot after qualifying.
In the last round Paul was on a blistering pace to set TQ and made a mistake which meant that he would have to settle for 2nd on the grid. Bobby also had a few mishaps… In this round Ralph put in a different motor and his clutch wasnt right but he did set fastest lap for the event in Sedan(18.44). Ray put in an impressive run in his heat to jump to 4th on the grid (guess he was getting the hang of gas cars..lol). At the end of qualifing they took 11 cars straight to the main and with the NT1 we had 6 of the top 11 including the top 5!
Japanese firm, Potential, have released this acrylic setup board for working on and setting up your 1/12th scale. 330mm wide x 330mm deep, the board is 4mm thick so that it doesnt warp and can also be used for mini 1/10th scale chassis’ also.
Following on from the release of the companys new large diameter wheel for their M300 1/12th scale chassis, comes this new tire cone from Kawada. The cone of course is for mounting foam onto the wheels and with the change in diameter for the wheel comes the change in diameter for the cone also, now 38mm. The picture above shows the prototype with the production version expected later in the summer.
More new parts from Xray for the NT1, with the release of this performance enhancing CNC-machined yellow clutch shoe for the car’s XCA clutch. Due to the material used being harder than on the standard shoe it slips less and and is also more durable, and is suggested to use it only on high bite tracks. Perfect for the serious racer.
Protoform have finally released photos of their new high downforce 200mm DNA³ body shell, a body style previously only available for 190mm electric cars. In spite of numerous modifications to optimize the body for nitro sedan racing, the signature DNA style remains, from its bold front splitter to its large real wing there’s no doubt that this is a serious racing body design. Made to fit all 200mm nitro sedan chassis, the body and its supplied wing meet all ROAR and IFMAR rule requirements. Supplied with a protective film, wing mounting hardware, decals and window masks, the DNA³ is formed in genuine Lexan to provide durability for this ultra-fast racing class.
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More products from Serpent, this time its this new smaller diameter Centax 3 flywheel for use on the Serpent 720. This new flywheel is now 31mm in diameter, compared to 33mm from the original version and because of this smaller size you can use the LCG engine mount combined with the LCG chassis without risking the flywheel hitting the track surface. Apart from the diameter changes the flywheel is still the same lightweight, high quality, item that is included as standard in the kit.