Atomic have introduced a 98mm wheelbase aluminium main chassis plate for the AMZ BZ micro RC car. Replacing the standard carbon fibre chassis with a less flexible aluminium part will result in improved car control especially in very high-bite conditions. The chassis is machined from high-quality 7075 aluminium, it features extensive machining for optimised flex characteristics and a lower weight and it comes with a black finish and silver chamfered edges for looks and better ground clearance during hard cornering.
The final round of this year’s BL-Cup was held on the unique indoor astro turf track of the city of Grou. Pre-event favourite, Bart Mullink swept the qualifiers, scoring the only 16-laps run of the weekend. Albert Croesen and Anne Strom came in second and third, being tie on points. The semifinal then did not went to plan for the TQ holder as a mistake when charging one of his car’s LiPo batteries meant Bart wasn’t able to finish the final. Anne Strom took profit of the situation to win the race while the other semi was won by Albert. Thankfully for Bart the BL-Cup has a last change final that allows the two fastest drivers to bump up into the main final and ultimately Bart and also Wesley Wiertz were able to snatch the last minute tickets for the main.
RC-Cox have introduced a range of screw kits for the Xray T4’17 and Roche Rapide P12 2016 cars. Available for Xray’s latest electric touring car are a mixed 64-grade titanium and 7075-T6 orange anodised aluminium screw kit as well as an all 7075-T6 kit, an all 64-grade titanium set as well as a gold-plated steel screw kit. Coming for the Rapide P12 2016 are a mixed titanium and alloy fastener kit containing red anodised aluminium screws, a red anodised all-alloy set, an all-titanium set and of course the odd gold-plated steel fasteners.
First opening round of the Danish DRCMU Nationals was hosted by the Randers RC club on a technical track laid out using grey ETS carpet. In the Superstock class the opening qualifier was won by Patrick Folman from Mike Gosvig, the latter suffering from strangely feeling tyres. Round two then had Mike coming out fastest from Frederik Broløs and also the third qualifier went to Mike from Frederik.
Round two of the Xray Racing Series Greece was held at the Fanatix Racing Track in Athens. Summer weather made for nice racing conditions and a friendly atmosphere. The race was held in several nitro and electric on-road classes and in Nitro Stock it was Diamadis who walked away with the day’s win from his Xray teammates Katsikis and Tsatsamis in second and third respectively.
The opening round of Polish National Championship was held in Poznan during the Poznan International Fair. The event was run in several electric on-road classes with Touring ProStock attracting the most entries. The class uses ETS spec Muchmore 13.5T motors and Volante V5 28CP tyres and from the very first round of qualifying it was a very tight competition among three drivers; Michal Wojcik, Arkadiusz Smyk and Pawel Staszewski. After the qualifying rounds, which saw some incidents with slower drivers, the grid was set with Michal on the TQ followed by Arkadiusz and Pawel.
Coming from Pro-Line is the Toyota Tundra TRD true scale bodyshell for 1/10th short course trucks. It replicates the real truck and completely transforms the look of any SCT. As usual the body comes made from clear high-quality polycarbonate and it includes window masks and a comprehensive decal sheet. For a proper fit the body requires Pro-Line’s extended body mount kit.
TQ RC Raceway of Chino, California, SoCal’s only indoor carpet on-road track, was the site of the first Gens Ace Championships. The morning started early with practice then the formal lineup of cars and drivers. The race day was handled by track owner Sean Park and his main shop guy Ralph, both kept the race pace fun and flowing well with its 49 Entries and 10 heats spread between seven classes. The Sedan classes were full as usual in both 17.5 and 13.5. Drivers had to navigate the tighter than normal sweeper at the end of the straight and many would come in contact with the wall. Ultimately in 13.5 Expert Roel Espina TQ’d and would take a decisive win by a lap over the field. Brian Rutgerford would come in second from JD Ramsey third.