October 25, 2006

Team Crest, TA05 mid mount conversion

Team Crest TA05 conversion

Our blogging comrads over at RCWorld.ch have given us the heads up on this mid motor conversion kit for the Tamiya TA05. Made by Japanese firm Team Crest, the conversion set provides all the bits necessary to mid mount your transmission and motor, which in turn creates space for a rear mounted saddle pack.

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October 24, 2006

Magnus Vassmar takes 2006 Swedish 1/12th Champs

Magnus Vassmar

Team Orion is reporting on their site that team driver Magnus Vassmar (old picture) has won the Swedish Indoor 1/12th scale Championships. This very talented youngster has now won back to back indoor titles in 1/12th scale as well as 1/10th.

Magnus Vassmar conquered the competition in the 1/12 Modified class at the 2006 Swedish Championships. Utilizing the latest voltage enhanced V-Max Plus RDS IB4200 WC cells, Magnus became double consecutive Swedish Indoor Champion in 1/12 and 1/10 classes.

You can read the full report here.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com] 


October 24, 2006

Kissimmee in November is turning into a classic

Kissimmee

It appears that the US Open Fuel Sedan Championships, being held at the Kissimmee track in Florida at the start of November, will be quite the competitive race. With a lot of top names in the entry list already and high traction guaranteed thanks to new sealer having been laid down on the track recently, we are assured of some quality action.

Top drivers already entered include:
– Josh Cyrul
– Chris Tosolini
– Joel Johnson
– Scotty Gray
– Michael Salven
– Paolo Morganti

See the current & complete entry list here.

Source: RC Pro Series [rcprosites.com]


October 24, 2006

Serpent does Swiss double

Serpent Switzerland

Another report from Serpent, this time announcing their victory in the Swiss 1/8th Expert championship, winning with Markus Geisendorf. Traugott Schär took the win in the 1/10th scale class, with Beat Wälti taking the runner up spot in the 1/8th Amateur class.

Traugott Schär secured the 1:10 title last month with his Mega ZX-12 DSII powered 720 and not to be outdone experienced international racer Markus Geisendorf followed this up by winning the 1:8 crown driving a 960.  Markus also used Mega engines during his successful campaign.

Read the full report here.

Source: Serpent [mytsn.com]


October 24, 2006

John Sotiropoulos wins last round of Greek Nats

Greek Nationals Final

Serpent have a report on their site on the final round of the 1/10th Greek Nationals held last weekend at the Arena Circuit which saw John Sotiropoulos take the win.

Sotiropoulos’ Mega MF1 powered Serpent secured the TQ position and made light work of the opposition in the 30 minute final winning by a comfortable 2 lap margin from Mugen driver Kostas Sidiropoulos.

Read the full report here.

Source: Serpent [mytsn.com]


October 23, 2006

Robitronic release 1/18th electric pan car

Robitronic Scalpel

Subject of a launch teaser campaign earlier this month, the Scalpel, billed as the worlds first real 1/18th electric pan car, was eventually launched at the iHobby Expo in Chicago.

The high efficiency Drivetrain, the ultra low Point of Gravity with a GT-Style-Body with high Downforce, the ingenious Suspension and the Factory-glued Foam-Tires makes this Car into a Rocket on the Track.

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October 23, 2006

Scott Kimbrow wins 2006 Paris Memorial

Scott Kimbrow

Scott Kimbrow has won the 1/8th scale class at this years Paris Memorial race in Las Vegas. Driving his RB powered Kyosho he finished the race ahead of Kevin Jehlich who was second driving a Mugen with Sal Defazio in third, again with a Kyosho. content


October 22, 2006

2006 Paris Memorial race – Qualifying

Ron Paris

This weekend sees the annual running of the Paris Memorial race in Las Vegas. Set up after the death of engine master Ron Paris in 2001, this event has turned into a huge event stateside, even attracting racers from as far away as Europe.

This years race is no exception with over 80 racers spread over 3 classes competing to win this prestiquous event. Weather for this years event is hot an sunny as you would expect from Las Vegas and after 5 rounds of qualifying the outcome looks like this: content