Round 6 of the CTS3 was held at Steel City RC Speedway in Fontana, California. The weather was a major factor reaching temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit making it more challenging for both drivers and cars. In the Modified division, Team Associated veteran Rick Hohwart set TQ for Q1 on Saturday. On Sunday Brandon Clements (Awesomatix) would better the TQ till Q3 as JJ Wang (Xray) ups it with a flawless run putting himself pole position for the A-main. Tone to tone Wang would separate the field early and take his car to victory as Hohwart would finish in 2nd and Randy Caster (Team Associated) in a respectable 3rd.
Capricorn have introduced a new side-by-side battery conversion for the C8SR 1/8th scale stock pan car. The kit allows to run two standard-size battery packs side-by-side, replacing the kit’s stand-up brick position while the speed controller will be moved to the upper area in front of the motor. The result is an optimised weight balance and better heat dissipation of the batteries which will greatly improve life span.
The fourth round of this year’s Portuguese IC Track Nationals was held at the Vila Real track this past weekend. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring class it was Eduardo Escandon with the TQ from Carlos Manuel Rodrigues. In the 30-minute A-main event however it was Carlos who would hold the upper hand, bringing home the win some twelve seconds in front of Juan Hidalgo Garrido in 2nd. Nuno Duraes had to settle for 3rd overall, some four laps down following a difficult A-main and loosing about one and a half minutes in an unplanned pit stop.
Alexander Hagberg and Michal Orlowski completed the podium at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series season finale this afternoon in Slovakia. While Bruno Coelho wrapped up the overall win in A2, the ETS Champion opted to run the third A-Main at Hudy Arena after not being 100% happy with his car in A1 & 2 and again he lead home another stagnated Top 3. Winning by his biggest margin of the three encounters, Coelho would finish 1.8-seconds up on Hagberg with the result securing Xray another 1-2 finish at their home track. For Hagberg, today’s 2nd place would also help him to move ahead of Yokomo’s Ronald Volker in the final end of season standings to finish 3rd overall behind Marc Rheinard, the Infinity driver having another difficult weekend. Finishing A3 over 2-seconds back on Hagberg, Orlowski would cap off an impressive weekend by securing his first ever ETS podium. Having started his career in the ETS but moved over and becoming a star and champion of the Euro Offroad Series, today’s result should see the Schumacher driver return to his roots and become a contender for the title of both disciplines next season.
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PPM RC Racing have introduced the new RC-Cox 22.5g centre chassis weight for the Xray T4 2018 and 2017 kits. Made from brass and coming with a shiny finish and a laser-etched RC-Cox logo, the weight looks cool and is easy to install, all while helping to add overall weight when needed. The part can help to gain traction in low-grip conditions and it also acts as a battery stopper, ensuring the LiPo pack will not make contact with the front belt.
The Tourlaville club in Northern France hosted the EFRA On-road Large Scale European Championships last week. The championships would be decided in a Touring Car and the Formula class. In the Touring Car final the result was never in doubt as “Mighty” Markus Feldman took his 7th European title – but more significantly his first since 2010 with a lights to flag victory. Behind him the podium places were always in doubt as a battle royale between 2017 Euro Champ Bernard Arnaldi, up and coming star Patrick Folmann and 2016 Champ Giovanni Verbrugghe entertained the huge crowd for over half the 30 minutes of the final. In the end the Dane Folmann tangled with Arnaldi allowing Verbrugghe to slip past for 2nd. Folmann picked up 3rd when Arnaldi had to retire towards the end much to the disappointment of his fellow countrymen lining the track. This left a jubilant Feldmann to take the trophy, which he described as “Easy” thanks to “The fantastic set up and work from my mechanic”.
Coming from Yeah Racing are two new items in the form of magnetic body post markers for 6mm posts and an aluminium fan mount for 1/8th scale motors. Starting with the magnetic post markers, the items help to precisely drill touring car body mount holes as they conveniently locate the body post position on both clear and painted body shells. The set consists of four aluminium body post maskers and four O-shaped magnets and using the tools is very easy as the clamping-style body post markers are simply attached to the body posts, then the body will be put on top and placed as needed. The four magnets will then be placed on top of the body posts from the outside, marking the body post positions while also holding the body in place. Through the magnet’s holes the body post positions can be marked using a sharpie pen and drilled using a reamer. The set is available in red or black colour.
The BRCA 1/8th Track Nationals took place at the popular Halifax track this past weekend. Shepherd’s Andy Hastings took the TQ honours and was pretty much on pace with eventual race winner, Tim Wood (Shepherd), however Andrew unfortunately scored a DNF, allowing Mark Green (Serpent) to take the runner-up spot as Serpent’s Richard Hicklin rounded out the top 3 results.