The 4th round of the French 1/8th buggy Nationals took place at the weekend at the LMRC track in Limoges, in the center of the country. The weather was fine for this race and in qualifying it was Xray driver, and round 3 winner, Yannick Aigoin that claimed the fastest qualifying time, and to confirm his pace he went to break the track record his Semi final to take the pole position spot for the final, ahead of Mugen race Renaud Savoya. The main final saw a close battle between the 2 racers and while other racers ran into trouble, like Guillaume Vray and Jerome Aigoin, the pairing kept battling till the end, with Savoya taking the win by less than a second from 2nd place Aigoin with Crono racer Jerome Sartel finishing 3rd.
The 3rd round of the Spanish 1/8th gas off road nationals was held last weekend at the Fene buggy track in the North West of the country. Qualifying saw the fastest time go to GS racer Richi Gomez with Hobao racer, and round 2 winner, Robert Batlle setting the 2nd fastest time while after the Semi finals it was Batlle confirming his pace with the final pole position ahead of Borja Hernandez in 2nd. In the final Robert could pull away easily and take the win by over a lap from Mugen racer Hernandez who came home 2nd, with a closing Antonio Jesus Gomez, racing for Hobao, ending the race in 3rd, only 3 seconds behind 2nd place.
We spotted this product via our Japanese partners Kimihiko Yano but we’re not quite sure how new they are, but they look good so we decided we’d show them to you anyway. Made by US company KSG Motorsports, this camber tool was first seen being used by KSG team drivers at the Ovalmasters last November and is now available for everyone to buy, or at least only now in Japan. Available in anodised black or blue, this tool allows you set the front camber and toe angles on your 1/12th scale chassis precisely and easily.
3racing have introduced this quick change engine mount system for both the Kyosho V One RRR and XRay NT1 200mm chassis’. Available as two seperate designs, for each of the 2 cars, the mechanism and benefits are the same and that is, firstly, that it allows your engine to be removed easily and quickly from your car. The 2nd and main benefit is when you go to put your engine back, you dont need to worry about gear mesh and alignment issues due to the systems 2 piece design combined with the use of aligning pins mean that you only ever have to align your motor in your car once.
UK based carbon fibre specialists Atomic Carbon have announced the release of these new Kyosho Ultima RB5 shock towers. Made from 4mm carbon fibre these front and rear shock towers have been developed in conjunction with Team oOple team driver Stu Wood.
Stu using the atomic carbon shock towers managed to qualify 7th out of 130 drivers, at the recent BRCA national held at Bury Metro and this is the 1st time in 15 years that a Kyosho 2wd car has made a BRCA national A final.
This weekend saw the 3rd round of the Chinese Nationals held under extreme heat at the B.M.W. track, 200km from Hong Kong. Qualifying saw Zhuang Hong Yi take the TQ spot but in the race it was young driver Zhuan Wei, with his Kyosho MP777, who started form 4th place, that took the lead after 20 minutes and went on to dominate the rest of the final. Kuang Jia Yi, racing for Team Himoto, took the second spot ahead of Teng Wei Liang in 3rd place with his Nanda NRB-3.
We only just reported on the first round of the CORCS series this week and already we have a report from the 2nd round which was run at the Red Deer RC club in warm conditions. Buggy qualifying saw the Xray of Wayne Mah, carry his top form forward from round 1 of the series to claim the TQ for this class and also claim the top spot in truggy too. In the buggy final Wayne had a bad start and was last after the start following a crash meaning he had to get his head down and work his way back to the front, which he did, and only after the then leader lost drive could he secure the win. In the truggy class, he wasnt so lucky, having lead the race for a long time he damaged this XT8 after after landing badly, which ended his race.
Rube Dude are reporting on this weekends 2007 Top End Nitro Challenge that took place at the OCR Raceway and attracted a large number of off road racers, all looking to get their hands on the large 1st place purse. In the end, after 3 nights of Nitro Buggy action, it was Ian Haley that took the $3000.00 cash prize in first place with 158 laps, Ash Frensham $750.00 cash in second on 154 laps, and taking the $250.00 third place spot on the podium Tony Knauth with 153 laps.