The third round of the MRC Longwy Winter Series was held at the French MRC Longwy club this past weekend in the usual classes of Touring Modified, Expert Stock, Stock and Formula. 80 entries made for some competitive racing and in the Touring Modified class it was Yokomo’s Ronald Völker with the TQ from Awesomatix driver, Loic Jasmin. In the opening two A-mains Ronald and Loic shared a win each but in A3 Ronald would seal the bag to take the day’s win from Loic in 2nd and Lucas Urbain (Awesomatix) in 3rd.
HRC Distribution have announced the release of the new HRC Racing 14.8V 4S 6000mAh hardcase LiPo battery pack. Built using high-quality 65C/110C cells, the battery is ideal for demanding 1/8th on-road and off-road racing thanks to its high capacity. The hardcase pack comes pre-wired with an industry-standard balancing connector and either Ultra-T or XT90 power connectors.
The second round of the BRCA Scottish GT Regionals took place last weekend at Grampian Radio Car Club near Aberdeen. A lower than expected entry didn’t detract from the friendly atmosphere and competitive racing. The Grampian track is the largest in the series and the host club laid a fast flowing track capitalising on the extra racing surface. Qualifying would see John Simpson secure pole with Andrew Edwards in 2nd. These two drivers are previous champions of the series and are currently sitting 2nd and 3rd in the championship so were looking to secure maximum points with the absence of the current series leader. Kenneth Rogers would line up third with Colin Leslie fourth and the remaining positions filled by James Eaves and Arthur McGinnis.
The fifth round of Xray Racing Series Slovakia took a place last weekend at the world-famous Hudy Racing Arena. The event saw around 170 entries for the off and on-road, making it the second biggest XRS ever. In the 2WD Buggy class Adam Izsay took his first pole position of the season with Martin Bayer in 2nd and Max Götzl in 3rd. Adam then had a good run in A1 and took the win as Martin made some mistakes. A2 then went to Martin as it was now Adam who made some mistakes, so it all came down to the decisive third and final A-main. Ultimately Adam took a tone to tone win and with it the overall in front of Martin and Max, making it an Xray 1-2-3.
SWorkz have introduced a pinion gear stopper set for the S35-3 series vehicles. The 5x7x5.1mm crunch spacers ensure a smoother running drivetrain by filling the space between the inner input bearings. The defined space between them will prevent the ball races from binding, which results in a more free running drivetrain.
VSR Products have announced the release of a 10mm wing shim for the TLR 8ight-X 1/8th scale buggy. The addition of the shim elevates the rear wing of the buggy, creating more downforce and stability at high speeds and on large jumps, as well as bumpy tracks. The 3-D-printed shim comes with two metric screws to replace the stock ones.
Round 3 of the Florida Nitro Series was held in Fort Myers, Florida last weekend in several 1/8th and 1/10th nitro on-road classes. In 1/10th 200mm Sedan it was Paolo Morganti with the overall TQ, however in the 30-minute A-main event it was DJ Apolaro who would hold the upper hand. taking the win some 10 laps in front of Paolo as Sean Kong rounded out the top 3 podium result. Over in the GT8 class it was Rino Lino with the TQ and win, taking the victory some 18 laps in front of Howard Stamen while Sebastien Prigue came in 3rd, another six laps down.
Mugen have introduced reinforced C-hubs for the MTC-1 touring car. The hubs are of an updated design and will improve overall durability in the event of a crash. The parts are usable on the recently introduced C-hub design front suspension and they are available now.