Our mates at Neo Buggy were at last weekends Pro Line event in the UK, which saw the finals run on the bank holiday Monday. Qualifying saw Ryan Maifield take the buggy TQ ahead of Associated team mate Neil Cragg and Hobao racer Graham Alsop 3rd fastest. The Buggy final saw Maifield open up a lead only for Linus Thern and Elliot Boots to catch, before both drivers ran out of fuel, which left Alsop chasing Maifield. Maifield then flamed out just as he as fuelling and so Alsop could open a small gap which he held until the 41st minute. Maifield then took over at the front, while a hard charging Jared Tebo closed in on the leader but it was too late and Maifield crossed the finish line first with Tebo in 2nd and Alsop 3rd. The truggy final, which was made up of all 12 drivers that entered the class, saw Alsop take the lead, but his engine was very rich and he eventually flamed out leaving Joern Neumann and Linus Thern to fight it out. A better fuel strategy by Linus meant he could take the lead and the win with Neumann finishing 2nd and Alsop 3rd.
The second round of the Brazilian National Championships was held over the weekend at the Carrefour track in São Paulo. Eventual winner, Serpent 720 driver, Henrique Winik, who started from 5th on the grid, was able to set a new track record on his way to the win in the main final. Opting to not change tyres during the 45 minute race he took the win by 2 laps from Chung Min Hsu in 2nd, with Gabriel Brito in 3rd.
K-Factory have released a range of shock oils that have been made from 100% pure silicone oil with no additives or fillers to degrade performance. Unlike carbon based oils, silicone oil is non-flammable, temperature-stable and won’t attack your shock’s rubber o-rings or plastic parts. Protecting the inner components and seals means your shocks won’t leak and thus render them ineffective. Each 2.5 oz bottle of K Factory’s shock oil is clearly labeled for easy selection, perfect for your touring, on-road or off-road vehicle and are available in 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 600 and 700 CST.
Reedy have released two new high‐performance LiPo batteries, available in a 4800mAh 20C saddle pack configuration and 3200mAh 11.1V hard cased stick pack. The saddle pack has been designed specifically for installation in the Team Associated B44 and other competition level 4WD chassis’ and is the perfect choice for the racer who wants to enjoy the power, run time, and durability advantage of LiPo batteries. The 3200mAh pack is an all‐new 11.1V 20C LiPo battery for enthusiasts that believe you can never have too much power. More voltage equals more power and higher top speeds. Easily increase power and speed by swapping out a 7.2V NiMH or 7.4V LiPo battery and replacing it with a Reedy 11.1V LiPo battery. For maximum power and minimum resistance, both packs comes equipped with heavy‐duty 12AWG wires, while the saddle pack has no plug, the stick pack comes supplied with a Traxxas Connector.
Last weekend the Kirchberg track in Austria played host to the Warm-up race for the European 1/8th scale B championships. Serpent driver Daniel Tomaschko took the pole position ahead of Marco Muller with Patrick Wendy lining up in 3rd. The race saw Tomaschko take the win, while setting a new lap record, with Christian Wimberger finishing 2nd and Nejc Mihelic taking the final step of the podium in 3rd.
Last weekend saw the 3rd round of the Portuguese 1/10th EP Touring car Nationals take place at the Tomar track. This small and tight track provided a challenge for everyone and it was guest driver Toni Rheinard who won the Modified class finishing in front of Xray driver Nuno Gancho in 2nd, while the 3rd spot went to Ruben Francisco driving a Schumacher. The stock class saw Joao Miguel win with his Schumacher ahead of Xray driver Pedro Pita in 2nd and Corally racer Nuno Carrico in 3rd.
The producers of the great RC TV show RC Racing were once again in contact to inform us of the upcoming Episode 7 which premiers this Wednesday on European cable channel Motors TV.
This Month RC Racing begins our in-depth coverage of two of the biggest events in European RC. Firstly we’re back at Harper Adams Agricultural College for the premiere indoor Rallycross event, the NEO 08! We’ve got background, interviews and full multicamera coverage of the First Semi Final featuring the best drivers from Europe and the USA. We‘re also in Ingolstadt Germany for the 1/12th European championships where we have full race action from the first A final.
The show premiers at 21.30pm on Motors TV and will receive several more showings across the month please check your TV schedules for details
The 2nd round of the 2008 Brother Cup took place last weekend in Oberhausen and was open for Sportsman and Hobby classes. The hobby class was won by Jan Eichhoorn with Robert Walden in 2nd and Jean-Paul Appel 3rd, while in the Sportsman class it was Jorg van Leuken who took the win ahead of round 1 winner Jordy Velder in the runner up spot and Mark van Waayenburg in 3rd.