Serpent are reporting on the final, and title deciding round, of the South Swedish Indoor Championship (SSIC) that took place at the Malmö indoor track last weekend where the Serpent S400 of Team Serpent Sweden driver Niclas Nilsson enjoyed victory to become the overall Champion in Modified EP Touring. On the large but tight high traction track Nilsson was able to take TQ as well as setting some of the fastest lap times ever run on the Malmö track en route to the overall victory. Daniel Carlsson finished runner up with Rasmus Thulin completing the podium.
We showed you the second generation RB Pit Box back in February when it was first shown at the Toy Fair and it has just now been released. The ultimate tool for serious gas racers, it has a spot for a fuel gun, fuel bottle, wrenches, starter box and anything else you need to bring with you into the pit area. Thanks to its stiffer design, and its use of lightweight material it is 25% lighter than the original pit box from RB and this new version supplied with a smart looking orange bag making it really easy to carry when disassembled.
Taiwanese company Hiro Seiko have announced the release of their new range of Professional R/C tools. Featuring handles that have been machined from 20mm diameter aluminium, they are easy to grip thanks to the knurling and cannot roll of your work bench because of machined flat sides. Available with a wide range of tips, including a range of nut spinners, they are sold with various coloured handles that each sport the Hiro Seiko logo embossed on a plate, as well as engraving on the handle which includes the tip size.
The weekend gone saw the best on road electric racers in America get together at the Hobby Town, Hobby Plex in Omaha, Nebraska for the ROAR Carpet Nationals. The blue ribboned classes were the TC and 1/12th mod classes but there was many more classes supported at the this event in both scales. In Touring Mod, it was Xray racers Paul LeMieux and Barry Baker that were the men to beat throughout the event, qualifying 1 and 2 and then going on to take the top steps of the podium with Paul winning from Barry and Mike Dumas finishing in 3rd spot. In the 1/12th scale it was another great race for Mike Dumas, the Speed Merchant racer was top qualifier and managed to win 2 of the 3 A-mains to take the win in front of Paul Ciccarello in 2nd with Josh Cyrul rounding out the top 3.
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You can now view the latest video from RC TV Live in the player above. Watch Nascar Tony Stewart racing Nitro Sprint cars, see a review of the Losi Drift R, watch coverage of the US Open Wheel Champs, model Jessica makes an appearence and some great tech tips and gossip with Jeff and Mike.
Exotek Racing have made a limited release conversion for the HPI Micro RS4, the car that is said to have started the whole micro craze. This is the next step in the evolving EXO chassis, released thanks to HPI starting up the HPI Challenge races again in 2008. Cleaner and lighter layout for a more efficient performing chassis, it has been designed for use with LiPo cells and Mamba/Tekin brushless motor systems and is available in 140mm or 150mm wheel base. The EXO3 also has the most advanced and smoothest rear suspension to date on the MRS4 thanks to the VCS oil shock and 5 link swiveling rear pod.
The 1:12 German Nationals were held last weekend in Oldendorf, Germany and it was top Team Corally driver Marc Fischer that TQ’d and won the Modified National title with his SP12X. After coming home 2nd in leg 1 he took the win in the 2nd A-final by 5 seconds and in the 3rd A-final by 7 seconds to take the title ahead of Markus Mobers and Steven Weiss. In the stock class is was another Team Corally driver Jan Asmer that won the National title, beating TQ man Andre Efler to 2nd with Mike Niemann claiming 3rd.
K-Factory have released a range of differential oils that have been produced from the finest grade lubricants. The easy opening tubes offer precise and spill-free application and are clearly labeled for easy identification. Each 40 ml tube is color coded and is available in the most popular weights.