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March 29, 2007

Jamie Guy wins Thrashnall Junior 27T Championship

Jamie Guy

Thirteen year old Jamie Guy has won the Thrashnall Junior 27T Championship driving a Schumacher Mi2EC. This championship is aimed at 16 year olds and under and consists of 8 rounds with 5 to count. Jamie could only manage to compete in 5 rounds due to school commitments which makes this result even more impressive with not being able to drop any results. He was a regular in the senior B finals and hopes to continue his success in this years BTCC.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


March 29, 2007

Velocity Racing foam bumpers

Velocity Racing foam bumpers

Its a slow news day when we start writing about foam bumpers but unfortnately that day has come so here it is. Japanese company Velocity Racing have released these high density foam bumpers for the Hot Bodies Cyclone and excitingly enough they come in 2 different colours, are super lightweight, and sport such nifty features as removable foam cutouts to allow you to customise how the bumper should compress under impact.

Source: Extreme [upp.so-net.ne.jp/EXTREME]


March 29, 2007

JP Racing FX21 R9.S

JP Racing FX21 R9.S

JP Racing, the French engine tuning specialists, have released their new .21 circuit engine, the FX21 R9.S. Based on the current series of 9 port Novarossi engines this motor sports ceramic bearings, a 14.5mm crankshaft and a 8.5mm venturi plus a number of JP touches such as some hand tuning and a dark coated crankcase. JP have also released a slightly less high-end engine called the FX21 R7.S which has a 7 + 2 liner configuration and apart from the fact that it doesnt have ceramic bearings it the same as the R9.S.

Source: JP Racing [jpracing.com]


March 28, 2007

Jeff Cuffs signs to Serpent

Jeff Cuffs signs to Serpent

Former Snowbirds winner and top US electric racer Jeff Cuffs has signed to Serpent Motorsport to race their new electric touring car. According to the mention on RC Tech, Jeff has already had his first race with the as yet unreleased, and unnamed, Serpent electric touring car at last weekends Carpet Wars in the US and apart from that, little else is known about the deal pending an official release from the Dutch manufacturer. The Trinity backed driver has previously raced for Corally and Xray, before hooking up with Serpent.

Image: Trinity [teamtrinity.com]


March 28, 2007

Juho Levanen wins Fintrack Rd 3

Fintrack Rd 3

Juho Levanen has continued on from where he left off by winning the 3rd round of the Fintrack series held last weekend in Mäntsälä, a small town close to Helsinki in the southern part of Finland. With Teemu Leino away at the Silver State NC, Levanen was left to take an easy TQ and win in Touring Mod for Team Associated ahead of Xray racer Pekka Koivula who finished 2nd, with another Associated racer Christer Andersson in 3rd. The event also hosted 1/12th, Touring Stock and Prostock that were won by Vesa Yli, Otto Laurila and Janne Valtanen respectively.

You can read a full report on the event here and here.

Source: RC Zone [rczone.net] Image: Xray [teamxray.com]


March 28, 2007

3rd Annual March Meltdown, Canada

3rd Annual March Meltdown

Xray have a report on their site from the 3rd Annual March Meltdown that took place recently at  Action Hobbies Kingsville, outside Windsor, Ontario in Canada. Attracting racers from Ontario and Michigan, the high speed and flowing turns of the track showed that a premium would be placed on precision and consistency and to that extent the Xray touring car won all classes at the event with Andy Vetor taking the wins in both Stock and 19T while in Modified Aaron Straus took the win.

Read the full report with results here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


March 28, 2007

Atomic RC Bearing tool & other accessories

Atomic RC Bearing tool

Some time back we told you about the powerful Atomic RC Evolution electric motors for your Mini-Z. Well should you ever need to replace the bearings in this motor, Atomic RC have released this nifty bearing tool. Similar to the bearing tools seen for gas engines, this bearing tool aids in the removal and insertion of bearings while ensuring they are perfectly in line. Also from Atomic RC today is some nifty adjustable shock absorbers for the AWD Mini-Z as well as some AWD crystal adaptors.

Check out images of the other 2 products here… content


March 28, 2007

Homestead Miami International Fuel Challenge

Homestead Miami International Fuel Challenge

Last weekend saw the RC Pro Series come to Miami Speedway for the International Fuel Challenge, held on the same weekend as the IRL race on the full size oval track. Racing on a temporary circuit, with huge tire wear, the competitors raced to a triple A-main format to determine the race winner. In the 1/10th scale sedan class it was top electric racer Paul LeMieux that claimed the pole position and then proceeded to win all of the 10 minute long triple A-main finals to take a dominant win for Xray. Barry Baker backed up the Xray NT1s performance by taking 2nd with Ralph Burch coming home in 3rd complete a total podium lock out for the Slovakian manufacturer.

In the 1/8th scale class it was a battle between Chris Tosolini and Joe Sumasky who swapped 1st and 2nds, but the 2 wins of Tosolini meant the Kyosho racer came out on top despite a more consistent run by Sumasky with Franco Ragusa rounding off the podium, finishing in 3rd.
Click here to view the final results… content