The famous Czypu-Drom indoor dirt track in Bad Oeynhausen played host to the opening round of the West German division 1/8th E-Buggy regionals this past weekend. About 80 drivers signed in for the German nationals qualifier that also saw the running of a friendship race and at the end of the day Agama’s Burak Kilic would bring home the win from Laurin Czypulowski (Mugen) in second while Berkan Kilic (Agama) had to settle for third after the two A-final legs. The three would also bring home the respective Junior class titles.
Last weekend saw the final round of the BRCA LMP12 national championships take place at the Chesterfield club in the UK. The final round of the series saw all three championships still up for grabs, with David Spashett, Adam Catchpole, Ollie Payne, Craig Nutting and Aidan Ripley all hoping to claim titles. Saturday saw the 13.5 battle commence, with title favourite David Spashett stamping his authority over qualifying. Although Adam Catchpole and Ollie Payne were able to stay close to David’s Roche over the early stages of each race, David’s pace was relentless, and everyone else made small mistakes. This resulted in David taking pole position by nearly a lap.
Coming from Pro-Line is the Utility Bed body for Honcho style crawler cabs and BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX 1.9″ rock terrain truck tyre. Starting with the body shell accessory, the Utility Bed body allows to turn scale crawlers and trail trucks into a chase truck. It fits a wide range of bodies with the bed featuring diamond plating detailing on the top of the bed sides, it sports side storage just like the real thing, and offers plenty of space in the bed to add even more scale accessories. The utility bed works best with smaller diameter scale tyres like Pro-Line’s 1.9″ BFG KO2 tyres but can be trimmed to fit larger rubber if required. The body part comes clear and including a decal sheet with details.
The final round of the Xray Racing Series Greek was held at the Fanatix Racing Track. In the Formula class Kidis took the day’s win from Diamadis in second and Nikola Kopoulos in third. Overall it would be Diamadis who took the title from Kidis and Kritikos. In the 1/12th scale class Kazoglou came out on top at the final round, taking the win from Kritikos Padelis second and Gavriilides third. As for the championship it was Kazoglou who took the winning honours from Kostas and Stratos Moros.
Pro-Line have introduced the 2008 Ford F-250 body shell for solid axle monster trucks as well as the Devastator 2.6″ all terrain tyre. Starting with the body shell, the 2008 edition of the popular F-250 is a direct fit on many solid axle trucks with oversized wheel openings and a moulded toolbox making for a rugged style and attitude. The body comes clear, including window masks and a decals sheet with grille and light details.
HB Racing have announced the release of new front and rear universal drive shafts for the D8 and E8 series of buggies and GT cars. Machined from high-strength steel the universals improve bump track handling compared to CV-type driveshafts and they are standard on the D817 buggy as well as a tuning option for the E817, D815 and RGT8 kits. The front universals can also be used on the D812 buggy. The driveshafts are sold as pairs.
Coming from Pro-Line are the new Elite body shell for the Team Associated B6 and B6D as well as the pre-cut Air Force 6.5″ buggy rear wing. Starting with the body shell, the new Elite series features a low-slung design with sweeping lines and a forward-placed cab with rails extending up the hood and A-pillar to provide enhanced steering feeling while a sloped centre fin balances out the rear of the car. The rear of the side pods feature outer ridges designed to lead air up to the included Air Force rear wing, maximising rear grip. The body is available in regular or lightweight versions, it comes clear, including window masks, decal sheet and two 6.5″ Air Force wings.
Team Associated have introduced the new RC8B3.1 nitro and electric 1/8th scale buggy kits. Both built on the proven third generation RC8 platform and feature new H.T.C. High Torque Capacity differentials with increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel even in long mains. Precision CVA drive shafts are included front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke, and the suspension and drive-train package is bolted to a hard-anodised 7075-T6 aluminium chassis designed for optimum weight distribution, ground clearance, and better overall handling. As a result, the RC8B3.1 Team Kits changes directions faster, and are more compliant and stable in rough terrain. Part of the new RC8B3.1’s package is also an all-new, easy-to-maintain, 4-shoe clutch.