We received a report from the recent 5th round of the Novarossi Winter Series that saw some fantastic racing after the weather eased off enough for the Novarossi Raceway track to dry out for the event. Elliot Boots (RC8 RB) owned qualification taking all three rounds with David Spashett (Losi Novarossi) second and Edd Kerry (Losi Novarossi) third. In the Truggy class it was a battle all day between John Hazelwood (Xray OS) and Reece Sawyer (Losi Novarossi), both drivers missing one round during the day due to their mechanics whooopsy’s but still all in good fun. John took top spot for the final with Reece second and Mark Truslove (Losi Novarossi) in third.
Episode 3 of the second series of RC Racing, shown in Europe on cable channel Motors TV is now online and can be watched in the player above.
Episode 3 sees us begin our comprehensive and exclusive coverage of the Indoor International Championships from Las Vegas, We chat with the organiser and star “race caller” Scotty Ernst, talk foam tyres with Paul Lemiuex and have full coverage of the Touring car modified Foam A main with race commentary by John Hindhaugh. Adding to the international flavour of this months show we go large in Australia with a report from the 1/5th scale world championships held in Brisbane. We also look at the latest machines from HPI and Kyosho in our track tests.
The RC Pro Series were in contact to tell us about their upcoming 1/5th scale F1 World Championship that will be held at the SV Speedway in Sun Valley, California. The event, which takes place from August 20th to 23rd, sees registration open on February the 7th and as a side attraction the event will also see 1/8 Spec GT and Open GT classes run alongside.
Mugen Seiki Racing have announced the exclusive distributor rights for Kawahara Racing product in the USA for 2008. Starting in February 2008, MSR will carry the complete line of 1/10th and 1/8th scale on-road foam tires plus all the high quality option parts that Kawahara is known for making. This new deal will also see top Mugen racer Mike Swauger, who recently switched to JP Racing engines, run the Kawahara tires at all races. Contact MSR for further information regarding all Kawahara products.
The other day we wrote about the new O.S. made Ninja motors, and today Mugen have placed images and specifications of their new buggy motor online. Featuring a lightened and hardened 14mm crankshaft, the JX21 B-01 is a 5 port motor that is said to output 2.48 bhp at 33,000 rpm. Expect to see the full range on display at next months toy fair in Nuremberg.
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oOple have a report from last weekends Schumacher Indoor Off Road Masters, held at the indoor track in Worksop. The track was laid out the previous evening and was wider than the usual layout, with plenty of well thought out features to tax the drivers skills. The 4wd class saw the win go to the TQ man Richard Lowe, driving the JConcepts BJ4 WE, while in 2wd the victory went to European Champion Neil Cragg who had qualified 2nd behind Team oOple driver Stuart Wood.
A quick post to remind everyone who wants to attend the 1/10th 200mm Worlds Warm up in Portugal, that the entries are now open for the March 17th – 23rd event. This promises to be a great race on a very flowing track, close to the centre of Lisbon and will be attended by some very quick drivers making it a nice event to attend, even if you wont be competing at the Worlds in August.
Go here to see the warm up schedule, and here to enter.
Calandra Racing Concepts have annouced the released of the GenX10, the latest car to be released in the come back Pro10 class. The GenX10 is the result of continuous refinement and product development at CRC and has it roots from CRC’s previous 10th scale on-road racer the Pantoura, but this latest kit has undergone a revolutionary ground up redesign to produce a well-balanced, lightweight and adjustable Tenth scale racer. The GenX10 features CRC’s new Pro-Strut molded front end and new X-pod rear end as well as bottom loading battery tray that fits any battery style, as well as adjustable track width and wheel base.