Due to the first race of the Slovenian off road Nationals in Ljubljana being being cancelled due to rain, the second race of the season in Jesenice became the opening race of the year. In the 1/8th buggy class the event was won by Gačar Zdenko, driving a Laro, who was racing in his first off road race ever which makes his win all the more impressive. in 2nd place was Xray racer Popič Dean who finished ahead of Stare Marko racing a Mugen, who had problems before the end of the race which dropped him into his eventual 3rd place. In the 1/6th scale class it was Rok Bizjak leading home a HPI Baja 5B 1-2-3 who took the win from 2nd placed Janez Nebec with Jakopin Tilen in 3rd.
More 23 turn motors, this time from motor maestros Team Orion, who have announced the release of an upgraded version of their high performance stock motor, the Katana. Whats new over its predecessor is that the can now features 6 tunnels in the armature for timing adjustments while for cooling purposes the new titanium color of the can also aids in the dissipation of heat build up, combine all this with the new rotor and you have a very efficient motor.
Our site sponsors – The Border – have another special offer for our readers this month with a great engine deal for 1/10th scale 200mm racers. This top end JP Racing REX 2.1cc motor features a turbo glow plug, modified 3 port piston and sleeve set, black crankcase and a lightened and HardBlack coated crankshaft. The original price of this great motor was EUR 239.99, even more expensive on other sites, and now its yours for only EUR 199.98, thats a saving of over EUR 40.
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Last weekend saw the Portugese EFRA GP for 1/10th 200mm held in Lisbon on the same track that will host next years IFMAR World Championship. An opportunity to gain knowledge of the track, the race was attended by 3 foreign racers representing the 3 top teams and those 3, Francesco Tironi for Kyosho, Martin Christensen Xray and young Kyle Branson for Serpent, qualified in the first 3 spots for the final with local Mugen racer Bruno Belho the final direct qualifer in 4th. In the 45 minute race Branson was the first retirement, clipping a tire on the perimeter of the track that took him out of the race and with Tironi also suffering some problems, this left Xray racer Christensen to take the win by 2 laps from young Bruno Coelho in 2nd while Tironi claimed the final podium spot in 3rd.
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Responding to the growth in competitiveness of the recently introduced National stock class in Japan, Kyosho will release this 23T stock motor. Called the Power Zone DS, this new motor features a new can surface for superior thermal efficency which helps keep the motors power consistent while also increasing the motors longevity. The end bell, which is JMRCA approved, allows for advanced angle adjustment and when the motor is introduced in the end of June it will be available in 4 different configurations.
The guys at Hudy have been in touch to let us know that they have released this distinctive purple and pink, high-quality fabric lanyard featuring the Hudy logo and web address printed in white.
Perfect for carrying your driver card, keys, or even a mobile phone at the racetrack or anywhere else. A very stylish yet functional way to show your support for Hudy… a “must have” for every Hudy. Comes with two types of attachment fixtures: a metal clip and a plastic mount that can be easily detached from the lanyard, perfect for mobile phones.
Serpent have released this most essential of products, the fuel bottle. Made using a very soft material the bottle can be quickly and easily squeezed allowing for quick fills while still being able to control that the bottle doesn’t overflow. The bottles big bore orange anodised pipe sports the Serpent oval and text logo laser etched into it while a rubber top stops dirt from entering the bottle when not in use.
K-Factory have released yet more parts for the Team Magic M1B in a bid to increase the durability and performance of the car. First up are these front lower wishbones (above), which are both shorter and use a different stronger material than the original versions and so aims to improve durability and steering response times. Next up is stronger rear upper and lower wishbones which are similarly changed to be shorter in order to get the car to change direction quicker, a problem with the M1B it seems. Also released for the M1B are new stronger and shorter drive shafts to work with the shorter wishbones as well as new differential out drives that are more durable than the original versions.