More interviews, this time from our Aussie pals Rube Dude who delve deep in to the mind of one of Australias top racers, Martin Wolhuter. Born in South Africa and began racing in the US we reported recently on the Aussie residents great run at last weekends Western Australian Championships where he finished 3rd in the buggy class and dominated the truggy class for Hong Nor.
Its just over a week since we reported about the 2007 Cactus Classic, that was dominated by the Ryans, well here is some videos from that event for all those who enjoy to watch the action instead of just read about it. The first video above is from the 4wd Mod A2 final while the other below are from the 2wd Mod and Truck Mod.
Continuing their Racer in the Spotlight series, Serpent have interviewed factory drivers and the first brothers of Japanese racing, the Sahashi’s. These guys are seriously quick and according to their interview the youngest of the 2, Tadahiko, has been driven by the urge to beat his older brother Yuya anytime they go to the track and it has worked as Tadahiko has won the Japanese National championships for 1/10th 200mm and also TQ’d last years 1/8th scale Nationals. As always the interviews makes for some interesting reading so check it out.
RCP Products whose tools we covered a while back have released this rather smart tool set with aluminium tool case. The set contains 9 of the most popular tools, which sport that distinctive and rather attractive spiral handle. The case is also available seperately and were pretty sure that it would suit other manufacturers tools too.
Medial Pro are running a rather unique and, lucrative for the winner, competition in which they invite entrants to design the next new tyre in their tyre range. Medial Pro have all the details on their site and the winning entry will first of all receive one racing seasonâ€™s worth of Medial Pro tyres (100 pairs of tyres glued on rims!) and the winning tyre design will be named after the winner!
CML Distribution in the UK have introduced this Universal Starter Box by Fastrax, called the AllStart. Its your typical starter box and is compatible with in-line or side-mounted, 1/10th and 1/8th, on or off-road cars. The starter box itself can be easily adjusted to accomodate your choice of car and the whole starting system is powered by dual 550 motors, whilst the box itself can accept two 6 cell stick packs or one 12v gel cell.
oOple.com has a report on his site from last weekends UK Micro Challenge race held at the Torc High School, home of Tamworth Radio Controlled Car Club. Raced using 1/18th and 1/16th scale off road cars, the event attracted a lot of entrants inlcuding some European and Natioanl Champions. The main event was the Pro Stock and this was won by Stephen Davis driving the popular FTX with Chris Hudson in 2nd and Chris Doughty, recovering from a lack of practice, finishing 3rd driving his Associated RC18.
Read the great full report from Jimmy and Vicky over at oOple.com here.
Even more buggy news, this time its from the 1st round of the Italian National Championships that took place last weekend at the Monsummano track. In qualifying it was reigning Italian champion Davide Tortorici that claimed the top spot for the final but the Crono / Falcon racer could only manage 3rd place in the muddy and wet conditions. The race was won by another Crono racer Fabrizio Teghesi, who we recently reported joined Ultimate Racing, with Daniele Ribaldi only 2 seconds behind in 2nd place with Tortorici ending the race in 3rd, 2 laps down on the leading pair.