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December 2, 2016

Hagberg top seed at ETS season opener

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Alexander Hagberg has topped seeding at the opening round of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in the Czech Republic.  Only 11th fastest in the first of the two timed practices, the Xray driver would find much improvement on his second attempt to set the fastest 3-consecutive laps by 0.138 of a second from Tamiya’s Akio Sobue, the Japanese driver also finding a chunk of time.  Having been second fastest in TP1, reigning champion Bruno Coelho would better his time but such was Hagberg & Sobue’s improvement he would drop to third.  Topping the first practice, Ronald Volker would slide to 6th, the Top 6 separated by just under 4/10ths of a second.

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December 2, 2016

2016 IFMAR Worlds track added to VRC-Pro

2016 IFMAR World track added to VRC-Pro

Virtual RC have announced the addition of this year’s IFMAR 1/8th Gas Buggy World Championship track to VRC-Pro. With 2016 IFMAR World Champion David Ronnefalk on the VRC Worlds drivers list, this is your chance to re-live the 2016 IFMAR event in Las Vegas, trying to beat David on his own turf. 3D track designer and artist Tony West was pushed to the limit by the beta test team to make the track as close to the Worlds track as possible, including the many holes and bumps that occurred after all the hard racing during the event. Having to master such a beaten up track will present a new challenge and experience to VRC racers. The 2016 VRC Worlds kick off with 1/10th Short Course trucks on December 6th, then 1/8th E-Buggies will follow on the 13th, and 1/8th Nitro Buggies with David Ronnefalk on the 20th of December.

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December 2, 2016

Jeff Hamon doubles at XRS Australia

Jeff Hamon doubles at XRS Australia

The inaugural Xray Race Series Australia race was held at Sydney’s Moorebank raceway. 57 entries were received over the three classes, 1/8th, GT and Nitro Tourer. The Saturday was open practise with three rounds of qualifying and bump-up finals on Sunday. Good weather and a well organised meet allowed all the races to be completed with everyone enjoying some close racing and friendly atmosphere. There were even some interstate competitors that flew in from across the country to join in. With the track hosting next year’s nationals it was a good opportunity to get some track time for the non-locals.

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December 2, 2016

Volker sets pace from Coelho in first practice

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Ronald Volker has set the pace in the first timed practice for the season opener of the 10th running of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in the Czech Republic.  Racing at what has been a very happy hunting ground for the German with 5 wins from the 7 times the ETS has travelled to Hrotovice, Volker was fastest over 3-consecutive laps from reigning champion Bruno Coelho with just 3/100ths separating their times.  Behind them Viktor Wilck was 3rd fastest a further 3/10ths back with last year’s race winner Marc Rheinard fourth as all drivers reported unexpectedly low levels of traction.

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December 2, 2016

Active Hobby TA07 Pro motor plate & suspension mounts

Active Hobby TA07 Pro motor plate & suspension mounts

Japanese company Active Hobby Products have introduced new option parts for the Tamiya TA07 Pro touring car kit. First up is an aluminium motor plate machined from high-quality material and coming blue or black anodised. Extra machining makes for a lightweight yet sturdy construction that also incorporates belt tensioner functions thanks to adjustable pulley and bearing holder shafts.

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December 2, 2016

Exotek introduce new 2WD option parts

Exotek introduce new 2WD option parts

Coming from Exotek are a range of option parts for several popular 1/10th 2WD buggies such as the HB Racing D216, the TLR 22 3.0 and the Team Associated B6. Starting with the D216 part, the Flite motor plate is a fully CNC-machined affair made of high-quality 7075 aluminium. The vented design will keep the motor running cooler and longer for that extra edge. Aggressive cut outs allow the heat that builds up inside the gear cover to vent out thus lowering overall motor temperatures. The extra machining also reduces the weight down to 11.8g but the critical motor mounting areas are still intact to maintain solid motor mounting and gear mesh. Extra cut outs on the bottom side make sure that debris is ejected for free running gears. The part comes polished, anodised in black and laser-etched.

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December 2, 2016

Protoform WCICS Rd1 – Report

Protoform WCICS Rd1 – Report

The Protoform Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series round 1 brought racing excitement to the capital city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Hosted by SarCar it was a great season opening race weekend and with two major changes this season, there was lots of anticipation for the opener. On track, the new CRC Black Carpet was the star attraction, presenting the first opportunity for most racers in Western Canada to try this new carpet. The second major change was the AAA Main finals format. In the Touring Modified class the TQ, Team Awesomatix’s Wayne Mah would take the leg 1 win from Danny Buck (Xray) in second and privateer Josh Carter third. Then a break in leg 2 for Wayne would see Danny capitalizing with a win, Josh second. An epic battle in A3, which saw them cross the line just a few seconds apart, Danny posting the faster lap, but Wayne taking the win and first overall, and Josh third.

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