Spanish company, Merlin Fuel, have announced that top Austrian racer Daniel Tomaschko has joined their team. Winner of the recent European 1/8th ‘B’ Championships warm-up race in Kirchberg, the Serpent driver will use the company’s fuel and other products for the rest of the year.
Prolux have added this new servo to their extensive range of radio and electronic equipment. This high torque, metal geared digital servo provides good performance, 6.0V input can provide 9kg/cm and 60 degrees in 0.23 seconds, with exceptional value, making it a great option for many different applications.
Ultimate Racing were in touch to tell us about their teaming up with ‘Pilotos sin Fronteras’ to organise the first Ultimate World Cup 08, which is an international race for 1/8th Rally Game. The race will be held near Barcelona at the Rubi’s radio control club truck from 29th May to 1st June and many international drivers from different nationalities like Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain will attend this fantastic event. Top international drivers from this category like Fabio Boero, Michelle Baruzzi, Marc Ibars, Robert Batlle among others will compete along with other drivers with less experience in an international competition.
For more information about this event, visit the Ultimate site here.
The latest round of the 1/10th scale Buenos Aires Metropolitan Championship took place at Hernan Matticoli track last Sunday, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Sebastián Recio took the pole position followed by his Kyosho team mates Juan Pablo Golobic in 2nd place and Hernán Lebenbaun in 3rd place. The race followed the same pattern as qualifying and in the end the win went to Recio, while Golobic took 2nd with 3rd place going to Hernán Lebenbaun.
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According to the website of the US governing body, ROAR, the Production Monster Truck and 1:10 Gas Truck have been dropped from future US National calendars.
On April 22nd, ROAR President Dawn Sanchez met with manufacturer representatives and Fuel Off-road Committee members in attendance at this year’s Truck Nationals held at The Nitro Pit in Phoenix, Arizona. This group discussed the viability of re-combining the 1:8 Buggy Nationals with 1:8 Truck Nationals. It was decided that in order for this to work effectively, Production Monster Truck and 1:10 Gas Truck would have to be dropped from the Nationals program. Those in attendance at the meeting were unanimous in their decision that this would be the most cost-effective method of handling Fuel Nationals. Not only would this be more cost-effective for teams and manufacturers, it would mostly help the privateer who has to go out-of-pocket for their expenses.
Pre-assembled and ready to adjust, this new Pro linkage set from Fastrax is a must have for any 1/8th scale buggy enthusiast. Supplied with a heavy duty servo horn that features an aluminium centre and optional servo inserts, its pre-assembled linkages take the guess work out of linkage set-up. Available in blue, black and purple.
The first round of the Peruvian National Championships was held at the Jockey Club track in the country’s capital, Lima. The race consisted of 2 heats of 20 min each and Team Magic racer Andy Ledgard won both heats. The first heat was a very tight battle until the 5 minutes mark were Andy began to speed up the pace and won with no problem. The 2nd heat was a closer race as the last 10 minutes Andy´s car was stuck in 1st gear but he held on for the win and took the overall from Leonidas Ponce in 2nd and Gabril Perez in 3rd.
The European ‘B’ Championships for 1/10th scale 200mm took place last week at the beautiful Ampuis track in France. After some rain in the practice days, qualifying got underway and it was French racer Michael Derderian, driving a Serpent, that claimed pole position from Italian Team Magic racer Mario Spiniello in 2nd followed by the Xray pairing of Thomas Eytard and Guido Barbera. The start of the main final saw Mario Spinello jump straight into the lead, but dropped back after some issues. Thomas Eyard was fastest in the final and set a new track record, but after serious interference problems his chances for the title disappeared, while around the same time that Xray driver Dirk Wischnewski was hit by another car, losing him 1 lap on the leader. Having opted to not change tires in the final, Dirk managed to work his way to the front of the field, where he could extend his lead to 1 lap, taking the victory in front of Bougnoteau in 2nd place, and Thomas Eytard in 3rd spot.