Last weekend saw race number 5 in the Israeli League, taking place at the Hot Wheels racing track in North of Israel. The weather was fantastic and it was Yaniv Sivan that took the TQ ahead of Nir Sivan and Adir Zvoloni. The final saw and exciting race as Yaniv Sivan lost his first position on the first lap dropping to 7th and having to make a big comeback on the rest of the field. Yaniv Levi took the lead following Yaniv’s problems and was chased hard by Nir Sivan and Dotan Halevi. 10 mintues into the race Dotan took the lead, all the while being closed down on by Yaniv Sivan who was in 4th at this stage. When Yaniv Levi had clutch problems and had to quit, Yaniv Sivan could make his way up to to 2nd and closed the gap on the leader Dotan Halevi. At the last pit stop Dotan Halevi came out from the pit lane and had a flame out and despite a quick restart, Yaniv Sivan could take the lead. For the last 7 minutes, Dotan tried to close the gap but at the end Yaniv Sivan won the race followed by Dotan Halevi with Nir Sivan in 3rd.
Italian company Mon-Tech Racing have been in touch to let us know about their range of on road body shells. Made using high quality polycarbonate, they offer a wide range of unlicensed touring car and GTP shells made from 0.75mm or 1.0mm thicknesses. Each one is supplied with a masking kit as well as lights decals, and so far are not yet EFRA approved.
Trinity Products Inc. have announced that the World famous Intellect Batteries have moved into the LiPo R/C battery market, the biggest growing segment of the R/C car & truck hobby. Intellect brings their extensive knowledge of manufacturing LiPo batteries for full scale electric cars into the R/C industry and have released a full line of LiPo packs for air, ground and powering your radio equipment. Expected to be avaiable in June, these battery packs carry the highest ‘C’ rating.
Team Honest in Japan have released details about the new power tool tips from EDS that are suitable for use with an electric screw driver. Similar to those from Xceed, the set includes 100mm long, 1.5 mm, 2.0 mm, 2.5 mm and 3.0 mm hex tips, made from the same high quality, hardened material as their standard hand tools. Sold seperately, EDS also offer a 0.63″, 0.78″ and 0.93″ hex power tool tip.
Panther have announced the latest buggy tire in their extensive line-up with the release of the Raptor. Suitable for hard packed dry tracks, with a light dust, they are sold in a range of different hardnesses and with different foam inserts. Available now.
CEN Racing have released the all new Roto-Tech 2 start system, which has been improved for more durability, torque, and ease of use. It comes with an extremely durable / reliable hardened shaft and utilizes any 6 cell standard 7.2 volt stick pack. The Roto-Tech 2 starter includes special holders for spare glow plugs extremely efficient gearing to start all of your nitro vehicles with ease. Suitable for the GST 7.7, Nemesis 7.7, GSR 5.0, Matrix C-1 Buggy (NX26), MG10, MG16, CT4 and CT5.
Seen at this years Shizuoka Hobby Show in Japan is the company’s new EX-5UR, a 2.4GHz SS 3ch transmitter. Set for an Autumn release, this entry level radio system features many high end features such as an LCD display, 7 model memory and ultra fast throttle and steering response.
The 3rd round of the 1/10th 200mm Portuguese National Championship was held last weekend at the Monsanto track in Lisbon, host of this years World Championships. The weather was very changeable throught the event, with drivers having to cope with wet and damp conditions, and it was local Mugen racer Bruno Coelho that took the pole position ahead of Eduardo Dulac and Jaime Silva in 2nd and 3rd. In the main final, pole man Coelho dominated from start to finish taking the win, which puts him atop the championships standings, from the Xray paring of Ricardo Mendes in 2nd and Filipe Costa in 3rd.