May 9, 2007

CEN Matrix TR Arena RTR now SH powered

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CEN Racing have been in touch to let us now that they are introducing a new motor for the RTR version of their Matrix TR Arena. This new .28 motor has been manufactured by SH Engines to CEN’s specification and reportedly pumps out 3.6 horsepower @ 28000 RPM. Available now in all current RTRs.

Source: CEN [cenracing.com]


May 9, 2007

G-Style towers for Yokomo MR4-BX

G-Style towers for Yokomo MR4-BX

Japanese firm, G-Style, have released these 2 new carbon shock towers for the both the front and rear of the Yokomo MR4-BX off road electric buggy. Made from 4mm thick carbon fiber, these new towers are stronger than the standard 3.5mm version and with the addition of extra shock mounting and track rod holes, these new towers also allow for more tuning possibilities.

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May 9, 2007

Fastrax Tru-Start & Mini-Start Starter Boxes

Fastrax Tru-Start & Mini-Start Starter Boxes

Fastrax have released 2 more starter boxes to accompany their high end All-Start box we showed you previously. The first version, the Tru-Start, is for 1/8th scale buggies and truggies, and should also work with other cars with inline engines, and if it looks familiar then thats because it appears to be from the same factory as the SMD box we showed you back in January. The other box, called the Mini-Start, is for models such as the Xray NT18 touring car and truck, Jammin/Hong Nor CRT.5 and other small scale cars with inline motors and due to its small size has space for one 7.2v stick pack battery providing plenty of starting power for these smaller engines.

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May 8, 2007

ACT State Titles – Semi Final Video

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We have already brought you a video from the main final of the ACT State Titles race, and now thanks to our partners Rube Dude, we have another video from that race, this time of the hard fought odd Semi final.

Here is an action packed video of the hard fought Odd Semis at the 2007 ACT State Titles!! You can see how much you have to fight to get into the mains right here!! PHEWWWW!!!!

Rube Dude have been hard at work lately and also have a build review of the new 1/10 HongNor .5 Truggy, which you can see here.

Source: Rube Dude [rubeduderc.com]


May 8, 2007

First pictures – TTech Racing X11

TTech Racing X11

TTech Racing the makers of the X10 4wd electric off road buggy, which was acquired by Xtreme RC a while back, has just released the first pictures of their new buggy, the X11. We have documented the new features of this car already, when they were released back in March, and now we have the photos of this rather cool looking car. While the car looks similar to the X10, which will please the fans of its unique look, lots of changes have been made to create better durability and performance.

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May 8, 2007

Elliot Harper wins BTCC Rd2

Elliot Harper wins BTCC Rd2

Mirage have a report from their team driver Luke Burley from the 2nd round of the Schumacher BTCC championship. Round 1 of the series was won by Yokomo racer Chris Grainger but this second round, held in Aldershot, was won by HB racer Elliot Harper, who won 2 legs of the A-main to take the top spot, followed by Xray driver Luke Burley while 3rd position fell to Sam Smith.

Read the report here.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]


May 8, 2007

Nuno Casal Ribeiro takes Rd3 in Portugal

Casal Ribeiro takes Rd3 in Portugal

The third round of the Portuguese 1/8th off road Nationals took place last weekend at the Torres Vedras track, near Lisbon. Kyosho driver Miguel Mattias took the top spot for the main final but hit problems in the race itself dropping him down to 8th, which left Rd2 TQ man Nuno Casal Ribiero to take the lead in a tight 3 way battle for the top spot. Ribiero, racing for Crono, managed to keep his cool to that the event win by 3 seconds ahead of Rd2 winner Fernando Almeida, who has switched from Mugen to Xray since Rd2, while 3rd position went to a Mugen racer Tiago Almeida.

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May 7, 2007

Matsuzaki & Kimura take GW Champs

Matsuzaki & Kimura take GW Champs

Last weekend in Japan, at the Yatabe Arena, saw the GW Championships take place for off road electric cars. As always in Japan, the competition was fierce as the big teams had their best drivers at the event to compete for this title. In the 2wd class it was Hot Bodies racer Hayato Matsuzaki that the took the win by the tiniest of margins, only 7 tenths of a second ahead of Yokomo/Asso driver Sinnya Kimura in 2nd, while 3rd place went to Kyosho top man Sinnosuke Adachi. In the 4wd class it was Sinnya Kimura again, driving a Yokomo BX that took the win by less than 2 seconds from 2nd placed Hot Bodies racer Hayato Matsuzaki with another HB D4 in 3rd, driven by Tatsuya Sanpei.

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