The 2007 EFRA European ‘B’ Championship for 1:8 IC Track has successfully come & gone and the host nations Slovenia are the very proud champions following Jernej Vuga’s superb performance at his home track of Tolmin. In total 97 drivers travelled to this beautiful country with neighbours Italy fielding the largest team with 26 racers. Germany was the next largest representation with 20 while the smallest team was that of Sweden which was represented by just one driver – Mattias Ericsson. In terms of equipment used it was Dutch company Serpent that proved the most popular choice of car with Novarossi the No. 1 choice of engine. On the tyre front, when it was dry at least, Enneti could be found on more than 1 in 4 of competing cars. It was a similar case in the fuel rankings with Tornado the top brand. Controlling each drivers choice of equipment it was Sanwa that led the way.
Click here to view the full rundown of equipment used, also you can check out the full gallery from the event here.
Xray are reporting on their site from last weekends CEN Nitro Invasion that took place at the Hobbies Xtreme Raceway in Bossier City, LA. The event was open to buggy and truggy and featured some realy hot competition from around the country. In the buggy class it was Jason Branham that took the TQ spot driving his Xray XB8EC and he went on to lead the 45 minute Pro Buggy final from start to finish, beating CEN racer Andrew Smolnick who came home 2nd. In the truggy class is was much the same, with Branham putting his XT8 on pole, and despite a crash at the start of the final could regain the lead, and take the win by 5 laps at the end of 45 minutes.
Hong Nor have released this new in-line, EFRA approved, 3 chamber tuned pipe which provides high torque while offering a wide range of RPM. Manufactured with high quality polished aluminum and then chrome anodised, this pipe should look new forever while the new design “Billet Stinger” means that you should never smash the stinger end again. Pipe includes 2 exhaust seals, springs, and a 4mm setscrew and is suitable for almost all buggies and monster trucks.
In the quest to make the best quality, highest capacity receiver battery packs, Trinity has switched all their models over to the new 1500mAh EP cells. The new EP 1500 mAh cells are super durable and long life. Unlike the no name generic shrink wrapped cells that are flooding the market, these EP cells are high quality and exceed the listed capacity. Available in a 5 cell hump for 1/10th off road, 5 cell stick 1/10th nitro truck and 5cell side x side for 1/8th on-road, all packs weigh in at 125.6 grams and come supplied with the receiver plug.
Following on from yesterdays announcement that Losi have released a range of LiPo cells, comes an even larger line of LiPo battery packs from Nosram, which offer extremely high capacity, an unbelievable 25C discharge rate and less weight than standard NiMH or NiCd batteries.
With a wide range of capacities Nosram covers the needs of each park flyer with type 480 packs up to high power hotliners, 3300 packs. Also every electric car driver has the possibility to use VTEC LiPo batteries. Our special type 1800 pack is a perfect fit in nearly every 1/18 scale car. The type 5000 pack will make any 1/10 electric driver smile with huge power output and incredible runtime at an amazing price.
Hop up parts maker Edit continue to add to their range of merchandising which already includes a fleece jacket and a polo shirt with the addition of this fleece Pit towel. The pit towel is 1250mm long so you’ll have plenty of room to lay out your rallycross buggy, truggy, or touring car and have plenty of room at each end for tools, music player and phone. At 740mm deep, you’ll have space for a power strip, power supply, multiple chargers, light, food and drink.
Hot Bodies have announced that they are shipping these new 2nd version touring car dish wheels. Made in 24mm width, as per normal wheels for this class, these latest versions feature increased wall thickness, substantially improved rigidity and better overall strength making them more suitable for high grip surfaces. Also release for the Cyclone touring car, as well as the D4 buggy, are new anti roll-bar centering collars which are sold in packs of 4, with grub screws, and come in 3 different colours – purple, blue and black.
CS Electronic have been in touch to tell us about their newly released line of synthetic ball bearing oils for different applications. In order of left to right, the first 25ml bottle contains a very thin oil for high performance general purpose ball bearings, the middle bottle contains oil suitable for use with bearings in motors and works well under high temperatures, in fact it becomes more fluid when heated. Finally on the right, this oil works best under high pressure, reducing friction where applied, even under the heaviest pressure. All oils are available now.