October 5, 2007

JConcepts Jammin CRT.5 Illuzion body

JConcepts Jammin CRT.5 Illuzion body

Yet more releases from JConcepts who have just released the Illuzion Jammin CRT.5 body which features a stadium truck style with a hard edge. The JConcepts wedged, or “Illuzionized”, cab combined with the flared fenders and unique window shapes make this CRT.5 body clearly recognizable. This body also sports an extremely durable bed design which can withstand the rigours of intense nitro racing. Comes supplied with a protective film, window masks and Illuzion headlight decal sheet.

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October 5, 2007

JConcepts Rounder Racing Tires

JConcepts Rounder Racing Tires

More products from JConcepts, this time its the release of another set of 2wd front tires called the Rounder. Similar in design to the Groovy, the Rounder is a great tuning compliment to any abrasive surface thanks to its compact tire body with rounded 4-rib separation for smooth and aggressive steering input and response. Available in sticky Green compound, they come supplied with firm foam inserts.

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October 4, 2007

JConcepts high downforce V-wing

JConcepts high downforce V-wing

JConcepts have announced the release of this Illuzion 6″ high down force V-wing, which is recommended for use on larger high speed tracks with a medium to high traction surface. The 6″ V-wing maintains a higher stance, much like the 7″ V-wing, for maximum flow exposure but has a narrower overall width that makes for quick transition from corner to corner. Suitable for use on all brands of 2wd and 4wd cars, it comes with a decal sheet and is covered by a protective film.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


October 3, 2007

2007 RC Pro East Series Rd3 – Report

 2007 RC Pro East Series Rd3 - Report

We received a report from Gene Hickersen from the 3rd and final round of the 2007 RC Pro East Series, which was held last weekend in Savannah Georgia at Phil Hurd Raceway. It was a good turnout of about 140 entries as the best of the East battle for the title of RC Pro East Champion. The track was a good combination of fast sections and really slow sections with tons of small double jumps and 1 huge double jump in the middle. There was no place to make up any time on the layout, but many places where you could easily loose time; so the racing was very close as everyone had about the same lap times.

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October 3, 2007

Massimo Esposito joins GO Technology

Massimo Esposito joins GO Technology

Massimo Esposito, or Espomax to his friends, a well experienced Italian driver has agreed to join GO Technology and use their engines for the rest of the 2007 season and the whole of the 2008 season. After some extensive tests, he found that GO Tech engines were capable of giving him all the power he needs combined with reliabilty, all from an inexpensive engine.

Source: Modellismo RC [modellismorc.net]


October 3, 2007

Petr Klatovský Win Czech Open Race

Petr Klatovský Win Czech Open Race

Xray have a report on their site from the Czech Open that was run recently at the RC Buggy Club Most. About 50 drivers were in attendance and most used it as a warmup race for the future round of the Czech Nationals that will be held at this track. In qualifying it was Kyosho racer Martin Vinš that claimed the top qualifer spot ahead of Xray racer Petr Klatovský in 2nd, he would go on to win his semi final and claim the pole position spot for the main final. In that final Petr could use his position well and kept out of trouble to lead off the grid until lap 4 when he made a mistake on the track allowing 2 cars to get ahead of him. However, in a short time he was able to catch them and pass them again and go on to increase his lead, eventually finishing 2 laps ahead Kyosho driver Jan Vostatek in 2nd and Martin Vinš in 3rd

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


October 3, 2007

JConcepts Groovy Racing Tires

 JConcepts Groovy Racing Tires

JConcepts have announced the release of their new Groovy 2wd front tire, a perfect choice for a variety of track surfaces. The Groovy incorporates a compact tire body with sharp 4-rib separation for precise steering input and response and will be available in sticky Green compound. Sold complete with firm foam inserts these tires have already won this years Florida State Series.

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October 3, 2007

Ultimate Racing Air filter system

Ultimate Racing Air filter system

Spanish company Ultimate Racing have been in contact to give us information about their new progressive Air filter system available for a number of air filter mounts. Currently a lot of other manufacturers use hi-density foam to avoid particles getting into the engine, but the problem is that these hi-density foams soaked in filter oils encourage a dust layer to form on the external part of the filter that results in a decrease of airflow to the engine which in turn decreases engine performance and increases fuel consumption. The new system from UR consists of a combination of two different types of foam and two different kinds of oil.

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