Yokomo have introduced new 6-hole shock pistons for the BD9 touring car. Using the same hole diameter as the standard 4-hole variants, the 6-hole parts offer improved absorption against fine vibrations while keeping good overall response for enhanced traction. Also the outer diameter is also slightly enlarged for less blow-by during fast compression and thus improved balance in fast corners. To achieve the same mount of damping, upping shock viscosity by 50 to 100cst is advised.
Round 6 of the Danish Electric On-road Nationals was held in Skanderborg last weekend. In the Touring Super Stock class it was Xray’s Kevin Nielsen with the overall TQ and the young man was also able to bring home the wins in all three A-mains for the day’s win. Awesomatix’s Frederik Mikkelsen came in 2nd from Xray driver Patrick Folman in 3rd. The victory at the penultimate round also secured Kevin the national championship title with one round to spare.
Coming soon from Tamiya is an oil-filled gear differential unit for the TT-02 entry-level touring car kit. Sold as a complete kit, the set included composite gear and housing, gaskets, O-rings, gears, screws, outdrives and bearings. Also included is a bottle of oil. The gear diff will fit all TT-02 style chassis.
Avid have introduced their new Aura Revolution line of oiled, tight tolerances steel ball bearings. Categorised as a budget-minded performance bearing and because it is oiled and has slightly higher tolerances than Avis’s greased Halo line, the bearing will perform almost as well as the compnany’s high-end Aura Ceramics but at more than half the cost. It is designed for the highly competitive racer that wants to have an edge but does so much racing that spending the money on the Aura Ceramic’s isn’t always practical. The bearing comes in Avid’s Revolution seal, which is a rubber seal on one side and metal on the other and they are made with Chromium Steel races because the surface finish is smoother than other materials such as Stainless Steel. This results in less noise and better performance. The bearings are now available in Avid’s famous FlexKit software, allowing to build customised packs for nearly every application.
The Trofeo Enneti was held at the Club Automodellistico 5 Colli trac in Gubbio, Italy this past weekend. Run in 1/8th and 1/10th on-road classes the event attracted some of the country’s fastest on-road drivers and in 1/8th IC Track it was Dante Piersante with the overall TQ from Roberto De Cesare in 2nd. In the 30-minute main final Roberto was able to bring home the win some five seconds in front of Dante in 2nd as Gianmarco Di Febo completed the top 3 podium result some three laps down.
The 2019 ROAR Electric On-Road Carpet Nationals were hosted by ProLevel RC of Chesterfield, Missouri this past weekend. The event was held in the usual mix of rubber and foam tyre classes and in the premier Touring Modified category it was Sam Isaacs with the TQ and win from Kyle Klingforth in 2nd. Brandon Clements, Chris Adam and Keven Hebert all matched their qualifying positions to round out the top 5 results.
The opening round of the French 1/8th On-road National Championship was held in Ingrandes sur Vienne this past weekend. The weather mixed things up during the weekend and in the Elite category it was Christophe Louis who would male the best out of the conditions, taking the overall TQ while in the Electric Pan Car class it was Stephane Bouche who set the fastest time. Moving on to the finals and in the Elite class it was Romain Picard brought home the win in the Elite final in front of John Ermen on the runner-up spot and Anthony Abisset in 3rd. Over in the Electric class it was Romain Delaunay with the win from John Ermen 2nd and Stephane Bouche 3rd.
Team Powers have introduced their new 7.6V LiHV low centre of gravity shorty battery pack for 1/10th formula pan cars and 2WD buggies. Designed with spec class racing in mind the battery weighs in at 155g and it offers a low overall height of only 18.5mm. It is built from high-performance 120C LiHV cells and utilises 5mm bullet-type connectors.