Pre-assembled and ready to adjust, this new Pro linkage set from Fastrax is a must have for any 1/8th scale buggy enthusiast. Supplied with a heavy duty servo horn that features an aluminium centre and optional servo inserts, its pre-assembled linkages take the guess work out of linkage set-up. Available in blue, black and purple.
The first round of the Peruvian National Championships was held at the Jockey Club track in the country’s capital, Lima. The race consisted of 2 heats of 20 min each and Team Magic racer Andy Ledgard won both heats. The first heat was a very tight battle until the 5 minutes mark were Andy began to speed up the pace and won with no problem. The 2nd heat was a closer race as the last 10 minutes Andy´s car was stuck in 1st gear but he held on for the win and took the overall from Leonidas Ponce in 2nd and Gabril Perez in 3rd.
The European ‘B’ Championships for 1/10th scale 200mm took place last week at the beautiful Ampuis track in France. After some rain in the practice days, qualifying got underway and it was French racer Michael Derderian, driving a Serpent, that claimed pole position from Italian Team Magic racer Mario Spiniello in 2nd followed by the Xray pairing of Thomas Eytard and Guido Barbera. The start of the main final saw Mario Spinello jump straight into the lead, but dropped back after some issues. Thomas Eyard was fastest in the final and set a new track record, but after serious interference problems his chances for the title disappeared, while around the same time that Xray driver Dirk Wischnewski was hit by another car, losing him 1 lap on the leader. Having opted to not change tires in the final, Dirk managed to work his way to the front of the field, where he could extend his lead to 1 lap, taking the victory in front of Bougnoteau in 2nd place, and Thomas Eytard in 3rd spot.
Our mates at Neo Buggy were at last weekends Pro Line event in the UK, which saw the finals run on the bank holiday Monday. Qualifying saw Ryan Maifield take the buggy TQ ahead of Associated team mate Neil Cragg and Hobao racer Graham Alsop 3rd fastest. The Buggy final saw Maifield open up a lead only for Linus Thern and Elliot Boots to catch, before both drivers ran out of fuel, which left Alsop chasing Maifield. Maifield then flamed out just as he as fuelling and so Alsop could open a small gap which he held until the 41st minute. Maifield then took over at the front, while a hard charging Jared Tebo closed in on the leader but it was too late and Maifield crossed the finish line first with Tebo in 2nd and Alsop 3rd. The truggy final, which was made up of all 12 drivers that entered the class, saw Alsop take the lead, but his engine was very rich and he eventually flamed out leaving Joern Neumann and Linus Thern to fight it out. A better fuel strategy by Linus meant he could take the lead and the win with Neumann finishing 2nd and Alsop 3rd.
The second round of the Brazilian National Championships was held over the weekend at the Carrefour track in São Paulo. Eventual winner, Serpent 720 driver, Henrique Winik, who started from 5th on the grid, was able to set a new track record on his way to the win in the main final. Opting to not change tyres during the 45 minute race he took the win by 2 laps from Chung Min Hsu in 2nd, with Gabriel Brito in 3rd.
K-Factory have released a range of shock oils that have been made from 100% pure silicone oil with no additives or fillers to degrade performance. Unlike carbon based oils, silicone oil is non-flammable, temperature-stable and won’t attack your shock’s rubber o-rings or plastic parts. Protecting the inner components and seals means your shocks won’t leak and thus render them ineffective. Each 2.5 oz bottle of K Factory’s shock oil is clearly labeled for easy selection, perfect for your touring, on-road or off-road vehicle and are available in 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500, 600 and 700 CST.
Reedy have released two new high‐performance LiPo batteries, available in a 4800mAh 20C saddle pack configuration and 3200mAh 11.1V hard cased stick pack. The saddle pack has been designed specifically for installation in the Team Associated B44 and other competition level 4WD chassis’ and is the perfect choice for the racer who wants to enjoy the power, run time, and durability advantage of LiPo batteries. The 3200mAh pack is an all‐new 11.1V 20C LiPo battery for enthusiasts that believe you can never have too much power. More voltage equals more power and higher top speeds. Easily increase power and speed by swapping out a 7.2V NiMH or 7.4V LiPo battery and replacing it with a Reedy 11.1V LiPo battery. For maximum power and minimum resistance, both packs comes equipped with heavy‐duty 12AWG wires, while the saddle pack has no plug, the stick pack comes supplied with a Traxxas Connector.
Last weekend the Kirchberg track in Austria played host to the Warm-up race for the European 1/8th scale B championships. Serpent driver Daniel Tomaschko took the pole position ahead of Marco Muller with Patrick Wendy lining up in 3rd. The race saw Tomaschko take the win, while setting a new lap record, with Christian Wimberger finishing 2nd and Nejc Mihelic taking the final step of the podium in 3rd.