Kyosho America now offers custom foam bumpers for the Inferno GT and are specially cut to fit the contours of the two most popular bodies, the Aston Martin DBR9 and the Ferrari F430. The high-density foam bumper replaces the smaller stock unit for additional chassis protection, and it better supports the nose of the detailed bodies, preventing vibration and scraping against the ground. These custom bumpers simply bolt in place of the stock bumper and are a must-have for any IGT enthusiast.
We received a brief update from last weekends SoCal Saturday Series that was held at the Hemet Race Park track. Team Losi racer, and winner of round 1, Adam Drake took the TQ in the Pro Buggy class and went on to win ahead of Losi team mate Matt Castellano in 2nd and Kyosho’s Cody King in 3rd. The Drake also took the TQ and win in the Pro Truck class, giving him a perfect score so far in this years series.
Scotty Ernst was in touch to tell us that the entry for this years International Indoor Championships (IIC) is now open. This years event will be back on the Las Vegas strip, held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino, which is located very close to where the old Stardust hotel was and allows access to all that Las Vegas has to offer. The new venue will take us back to the style that the inaugural IIC had with an intimate ballroom and great feeling. The classes for the 2008 IIC will be slightly different from the previous events and the organisers are very proud to announce that the IIC will be a 100% brushless event. Entrants may compete in a maximum of three classes, of those three classes a maximum of two touring classes will be permitted. To run three classes one must be 1/12 scale (World GT is being counted as a touring class).
For more information, and to get your entry in, go to the official event site here.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Stafford Dominates Ozwestry 2wd and 4wd – Link [2wdrc.com]
> XB808 Wins Trophy Race in Viseu – Link [teamxray.com]
> Double victory for S400 at Italian Nats – Link [serpent.com]
> Team Orion Vortex Race Motor – Link [jdracing.blogs.se]
> Nordic Xray Challenge 2008 report – Link [teamxray.com]
> Saturday Night Nitro Contest results – Link [modellismorc.net]
> Report from Rd1 of Dutch EP TC Nats – Link [rctouring.eu]
We received a report from Paul Wynn on this year’s ROAR Region 4 Championship that was hosted by the Coral Springs R/C Car Club. This is one of the premier tracks/clubs in the state of Florida and they put on a fantastic show. There were 94 entries between the 5 classes.
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FAMAR and AAPARTT, the Argentinian National RC Federation, has selected AARBA (Asociación de Automodelismo Radiocontrolado de Buenos Aires) to run the first Americas Championships. This event will take place at the ‘Hernan Matticoli’ circuit on November 6th to 9th 2008 and is open to 1/8 and 1/10 on road categories. The organisers are looking forward to have the attendance of racers in both categories and from different countries and claim that this event will be a similar international experience like last years 1/8th scale World Championships, which also took place in Argentina.
Xray have released this one-piece engine mount for XB808, which has been CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, hardcoated for extra durability and long life. Ultra-strong construction provides very long life and durability in even the most extreme racing conditions. Providing not only solid engine mounting and easy adjustment, the unique keyed-mount design allows for the easy removal and replacement of the engine without the need for gear mesh re-adjustment.
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Kyosho have announced the release of a new kit and body combination for their Spada 09, 1/12th scale gas powered chassis. The new combo comes with their all new high downforce RD-12EX, a body shell that improves rear grip and overall handling characteristics.