2015 NCT season finals – Announcement

2015 NCT season finals – Announcement

The 2015 running of the NCT Finals will take place in Pasco, WA on September 11th to 13th. Top drivers from all over the Northwest will be in attendance to battle it out for the Columbia Cup title, as well as secure additional points to boost their standings in the NCT. Everyone is welcome to attend. More information can be found on the series’ website here or by sending an e-mail to wstcoastrc@aol.com while sign up for the event is available here.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Adam Drake wins at 2015 Mugen Challenge

Adam Drake wins at 2015 Mugen Challenge

The 2015 Mugen Challenge was hosted by LCRC Raceway in PA. The event had nearly 300 entries which was the largest turnout for the Mugen Challenge. Mugen Seiki’s Team Manager Tim Long and Adam Drake arrive a day early to put on a free driver clinic for the racers. Tim and Adam answered questions and spent time with each of the drivers discussing racing and looking over their vehicles. In the 1/8th Nitro Truck class Mugen’s Barry Pettit was the top qualifier. In the final Pettit, Bornhorst, Dickerson, and Drake all took turns leading the race. By the half way point of the 45-minute main Adam Drake settled into a comfortable lead followed by Barry Pettit, and young Mugen driver Ethan Mackanick making it a sweep of the podium for Mugen Seiki Racing.

Source: Mugen Seiki [mugenracing.com]   

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Serpent Eryx zero degree RRS C-hubs

Serpent Eryx zero degree RRS C-hubs

Coming from Serpent and made for the 411 Eryx touring car are anodised aluminium castor hubs for RRS equipped cars. Machined from high-quality material the hubs include delrin king pin inserts and they are made for the use with the reactive rear steering system but they are also good for the use in the front of the car.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fenix Mistral 1/10th scale Formula kit

Fenix Mistral 1/10th scale Formula kit

Following a recent teaser Fenix now have first images of their forthcoming Mistral 1/10th scale Formula pan car kit available. Designed to offer the lowest possible centre of gravity the vehicle builds on a high-quality 2.5mm quasi isotropic carbon fibre chassis that allows for three different battery positions; a longitudinal as well as a front or rear transversal one. When a low-profile shorty LiPo is used additional weights can be placed on the chassis to obtain the best possible weight balance. Up front a redesigned suspension allows for easy rigidity adjustment and independently adjustable camber and caster settings. The car will become available as a full kit, including genuine Tuning Haus alloy chassis posts, and also as an upgrade set for the already existing Suzuka kit.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Shepherd Velox Revolutionary Shocks upgrade parts

Shepherd Velox Revolutionary Shocks upgrade parts

Shepherd have new upgrade parts for their Revolutionary shock absorbers available. First up is the shock revision set that will keep the dampers in perfect condition. New piston rod O-rings guarantee a smooth operation of the piston rod while the black O-rings ensure a precise guidance of the floating piston. With the included balljoints and shock caps slop can be reduced for a much more precise operation of the shocks. Also new are updated shock bottom caps that allow an easier escape of air bubbles when tightening them down. Thanks to a much larger bleeding slot a simpler and faster filling of the shocks is possible and the screws are also included in the Velox kits from now.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Losi LST2 aluminium front spindle set

Losi LST2 aluminium front spindle set

Coming soon from Losi and made for the LST2 XXL and E monster trucks is an aluminium front spindle set. Designed to match the standard suspension geometry and made from high-quality material the red anodised spindles improve the durability of the front suspension while adding visual impact at the same time.

Source: Losi [losi.com]

Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 Tamiya Championship Series finals – Report

2015 Tamiya Championship Series finals – Report

The 2015 Tamiya Championship Series finals have concluded at Tamiya America’s racing facility in Aliso Viejo, California. The event spanned two days and this year’s final celebrates 21 years of on-road Tamiya R/C car racing. There are eight new class champions, four of which will be representing the USA at the Tamiya World Championships in November; an event during the Tamiya Fair in Shizuoka-City, Japan. The four class-champions that will be moving on to the Tamiya World Championships are: Rod Canare in GT-1, Tyree Phillips in Formula, Roel Espina in GT-2 and Orlando Sherman in the M-Chassis class. The champions in the additional classes are Chris Widado in GT-3, Tyler Limsnukan in Novice Spec, Julian Wong in FWD and Lee Passehl in the Pro Spec/BMW M3 Cup.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Champs Rd5 – Report

Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Champs Rd5 – Report

Round five of the 2015 Dutch 200mm Nitro On-road Championship was held in Utrecht in the centre of the Netherlands. The Utrecht track is the oldest permanent track in the country and was constructed in the early 1980’s from a line flying circle which also forms the track’s characteristic main straight bend. Good weather and temperatures of close to 30 degree Celsius made for perfect racing conditions but it would also make for increased tyre wear of the Capricorn control tyre which would be a factor in the main final. After the triple qualifiers it was again Daan Jacobs who took the TQ as he was the only driver to score a 20-lap run. Pedro Rombouts, Julius Kolff and John Bruins followed with 19-lap runs to complete the direct qualifying top 4.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

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