Last weekend in Las Vegas Nevada, the Silver Bowl Raceway played host to the 2007 Mugen Grand Prix. As this race was seen as a warm up for the 1/8th scale ROAR Gas Nationals that will be held there later in the year, a lot of people entered the race to get some extra track time before the event. In the 1/8th scale class it was Kevin Jelich that TQ’d ahead of Mike Swauger and Chris Verano in 2nd and 3rd, while in the 60 minute A-main Swauger and Jelich both ran into trouble allowing Kyosho racer, and Paris Memorial race winner, Scott Kimbrow to take a clear win, 3 laps ahead of Garen Hagobian in 2nd and Chris Verano 2 laps further back in 3rd.
In the 1/10th scale class it was Ron Atomic that took the TQ spot ahead of Mike Swauger with Xray racer Barry Baker in 3rd. In the race, which saw Swauger not take the start, it was Mugen racer Brian Thomas that took the win ahead of Kyosho racer Jimmy Deprez 1 lap back in 2nd while OFNA racer Jeffrey Lin took the final podium step in 3rd.
Since publishing Gerds first statement which was heavily discussed on the oOple forums, i have received another statement from Mr. Strenge clarifying a few points brought up by individuals as well as responding to the statement made by Aero Racing. We didnt publish this statement from Aero for 2 reasons; 1. We didn’t receive it and 2. It didnt tackle any of the accusations and seemed to try and make this whole thing into some sort of conspiracy.
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Its been a while since we heard from the customisation guys at Upgrade RC, well now they are back with release of the Pro Mat. This modular mat is one of a kind, designed for the racer and enthusiast alike, the new Upgrade Pro Mat offers a multitude of work space options. Made from the same durable material as their standard pit mat, the Pro Mat can be used with other Pro Mats to extend your work space as needed. The Pro Mat comes with 1 center and 2 side pieces. Other Pro Mats can be purchased to extend your work space.
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French engine company, JP Racing, have released their latest tool to help people with the construction and deconstruction of their engines. Their latest product is this sleeve tool which has been made for .12 engines and compliments the previously released version for .21 engines. What it does is make the removal of the sleeve from the casing a simple task, just press it into the sleeve and pull it out, easy and most importantly eliminates the damage caused by the use of cable ties and other removal methods.
Xray are reporting on their site about the first round of the Dutch EP National championships that took place last weekend on the famous MACH circuit in Heemstede, near Amsterdam. With Jilles Groskamp in Slovakia preparting for this weekends LRP Masters, it left the door open to reigning Dutch Champion Bart Wubben to shine which he did by taking the TQ spot. In the race Bart was once more able to show his skills by taking the win for Xray ahead of Kyosho racer Stefan Jansen in 2nd with Vasco Christiaanse taking 3rd with his Schumacher.
Drive a Hot Bodies Cyclone, or some other car from HB, then you’ll like these decals. An extra set of decals to let all your racing mates know who’s boss. Outfit your bodyshell, car and tool box with official Cyclone World Champion decals for those extra bragging rights at the track.
Last weekend saw the first round of the Belgian 200mm Nationals take place at the Roeselare track in Belgium, hosts of this years Euro B’s for 1/10th scale. The pace setter was French man Sebastian Wartelle driving for Kyosho who claimed pole position for the event ahead of Serpent driver Steven Cuypers in 2nd and Jerome Renaux in 3rd. In the race it was pretty much the same story with Wartelle, who also competes in the French Nationals, taking the win by a lap from Cuypers in 2nd, with Renaux finishing in 3rd 2 laps further back.
The master of off road, Adam Drake, knows a thing or two about engines and so has released this new line of Glow Plugs for his Trinity Platinum Series engines. Available in both turbo and standard non turbo versions, they are only available in one heat type, but fit all engines and another thing is that they are not just sold as a single plug, but you can buy them in packs of 4, thus saving you money.