January 19, 2017

Creation Model/Infinity welcomes Takaaki Shimo

Creation Model have announced the signing of Japan’s Takaaki Shimo to their team. The long-time Mugen development driver will be part of the company’s nitro research and development program and Creation Model are really happy to welcome Shimo San on board to race Infinity’s nitro on-road cars both on a national and international level. Takaaki says:

I’m pleased to join one of the strongest team I ever see in my racing career; I’m really excited to team up again with some of team mates I shared good times in the past like Lamberto, Francesco and Nikaido San. I will spend all my efforts to develop the Infinity nitro platforms for the upcoming season and beyond. It’s a new chapter of my life and I hope it could be a successful one once again. See you at racing track!

Source: Creation Model [creationmodel.net]

January 19, 2017

Arrowmax 17-piece 64 pitch pinion gear set

Coming from Arrowmax is a 17-piece set of 64 pitch pinion gears that also includes a pinion holder. The gears are machined from high-quality aluminium and they come hard-coated for wear with the set including 21T to 37T sizes. As for the pinion caddy, the handy item was only introduced a couple of days ago and it is made from aluminium and comes black anodised with gold-colour details.

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

January 19, 2017

Daniele Ielasi joins FastRace SuperGT team

FastRace from Italy have announced the signing of former IFMAR 1/10th 200mm World Champion, Daniele Ielasi to their SuperGT team. After so far doing only select races with the GT-R15, included the win of the Euro GT race back in 2015, Daniele will now enjoy a full season with FastRace, including appearances at the Italian Nationals and the European Championship.

Source: FastRace [fastraceshop.com]

January 19, 2017

Fire Fuel Buggy, Touring & GT spec nitro fuels

Fire Fuel have introduced their new range of nitro fuels for off-road, on-road and GT applications. All contain nine percent of high-quality oil with the Buggy and Rally GT blend being mixed with 25 percent nitromethane while the Touring specific fuel contains 16 percent nitro. All three come in different can sizes including 5L/169oz and 1L/33oz.

Source: Fire Fuel [fire-fuel.com]

January 19, 2017

Novarossi CT & CTO series turbo-style glow plugs

Novarossi have introduced the new CT and CTO line of turbo-style glow plugs. Based on the experience gained with the B and T-Line plugs the CT series will combine the characteristics of both, making choosing the correct glow plug easier. Available are CT5 to CT8 plugs for 1/10th and 1/8th on-road applications as well as the off-road specific CTO5 to CTO7 glow plugs.

Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

January 19, 2017

Drew Butcher wins at Tasmanian State Championships

The recent 2017 Tasmanian State Championships saw Drew Butcher taking the TQ in the 1/8th E-Buggy class. The opening two qualifiers were won by Steven Madziara and Daniel Lokos respectively but Drew found his rhythm for the next four qualifiers in a row, giving him TQ and pole position for the finals. In the first A-main Drew managed a first place with Steven having a little crash on the last corner of the last lap. A2 saw Daniel coming out fastest from Drew so the final main would bring the decision. Drew was lucky enough to get off to a very clean start building a 7 second gap on the first lap, and then just kept it safe for the remainder of the race knowing that everyone else would be pushing that bit harder to try and catch up. Drew managed an overall consistency of 0.53 seconds a lap in that last final, which topped the weekend off just nicely. Behind him, Daniel Lokos and Steven Madziara completed the top 3 podium result.

View the top 5 results here

January 19, 2017

HRC Racing Dual Star AC/DC charger

HRC Distribution have introduced the new HRC Racing Dual Star dual output AC/DC multi-chemistry charger. Offering two independent 100W outputs the device packs a bunch of features including up to 10A charge current per channel, a multiple security system for save and easy cell monitoring, it comes with two back-lit LCD screens and dual 4-button menu operation. The charger is usable with up to 6S LiXX batteries per channel, it offers a dedicated LiHV mode and utilises a black heatsink-design case. The features are rounded out by an USB port to power mobile devices or pit lamps and it comes including multi-language manuals.

View the specifications and another image here