Atomic RC continue to increase their product line for mini R/C vehicles with the introduction of these new upgrades for the Team Losi Micro-T. Among the goodies on offer are anodised aluminum driveshafts that come in grey, orange and blue and are designed for increased durability and will work great with the aliminium wheel axles that are also on offer. There is also some wicked looking adjustable aluminium shock absorbers that will improve performance and handling over the rough stuff, and combine with the front and rear aluminum spindles and you have a rock solid Micro-T racer
Marc Kreisig has shown he was the class of the field at last weekends Kyosho on road Masters held in Wiener Neustadt near Vienna, Austria. The Kyosho racer managed to win the aggregated finals to take the overall win and was followed home by Xray NT1 racer, and race TQ, Manuel Huber who finished 2nd. In third was the NT1 designer and Xray owner Juraj Hudy who had a very good result despite the tough competition and a few problems in the race itself.
Although the driver had some bad luck they were very satisfied with the car’s performance because Martin and Manuel made very fast lap times in each final and were faster than the rest of the pack. However, with the touring bodies they were not able to beat the winner Marc Kreisig who was using a Lola body. For the next race with open bodies Team XRAY will be ready with Lola body.
Our favourite personalisation specialists, Upgrade RC, have announced that they will introduce new designs to their line up as well as expanding their current offering of decals to cover a wider range of products. As well as the sweet new designs, they now offer the option of pimping your OFNA starter box as well as the new JConcepts wing and the OFNA High Downforce wing.
As we reported recently, Werks had signed their first European driver Ari Heinonen and in his first race for his new sponsor, the Valkeakoski Challenge in Finland last weekend, Ari won both the truggy and buggy classes. The HoBao driver easly won the 45 minute buggy final by over 3 laps from team mate Markku Honkanen who in turn was 2 laps ahead of 3rd place finisher Arto Heinonen. And it was a similar story in the Truggy final where Ari once again won from the pole position spot to win by a lap from Arto Heinonen and Jiri Jokinen, the Cen and HongNor drivers finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.
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We havent covered any Vantage stuff before now because, besides their carbon tuned pipes, they mostly make parts for Monster Trucks and other large scale off roaders. So when i saw this beautiful piece of work, the touring car stand, i didn’t need an excuse to write about it. This stand has been moulded from carbon fibre and is therefore stiff, flat, strong and light as well as being totally bling. It features some foam pads to stop your car sliding off the shiny carbon fibre and well does everything else you want a car stand to do. Available soon.
Xray have a report on their site about the recent Corally Days event held in Megadrom Geilenkirchen in the west of Germany. The event was won by Jonas Kaerup, who managed to dominate all 3 main finals from his top qualifying position, winning easily ahead of Steven WeiÃŸ who finished in a clear 2nd position with BjÃ¶rn PrÃ¼mper rounding of the podium in 3rd place.
Final 2 was very similar to the first one. After 2min B. PrÃ¼mper again made a small mistake and Steven jumped into 3rd place closely behind Yannic PrÃ¼mper. They battled the rest of the race for 2nd place. Steven was able to pass Yannic with 2 laps remaining and finished in 2nd place only 2sec behind Jonas Kearup.
Extreme RC magazine have some more pictures of the new O’Donnell buggy, taken at last weekends Dirt Nitro Challenge in which the car finished 2nd overall in the buggy A-main in the hands of Jared Tebo. Last week we showed you the full picture set as taken by R/C Car magazine but these 2 pictures dont have a huge watermark on them and therefore show some parts very clearly.
We reported yesterday on the truggy and stadium truck finals from the Dirt Nitro Challenge and now it is the turn of the buggies. In what was an exciting race pole man Mike Truhe, the winner of the truggy class at this years event, took another win for Team Losi by leading home the A-main just ahead of a hard charging Jared Tebo. Tebo, who was driving the new O’Donnell buggy, had to bump up from the B-main to take his place in the main event and then went on to lead the race for a while before having to settle for 2nd position. Jammin racer Chad Bradley finished 3rd just ahead of 2nd place qualifier Adam Drake who dropped back during the race to finish 4th. Something to note was the lack of Kyosho cars in the final, despite their factory team being present at the event, including World Champion Mark Pavidis, also worth noting was the poor showing of the Associated buggies that had problems and finished the race in the last two spots in the final.