A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Jon Hazlewood wins UK Truggy Nats Rd3 – Link [uktruggypro.com]
> Multi-purpose Touring car rain cover – Link [mon-techracing.net]
> North German Nationals Qualifier Rd2 – Link [teamxray.com]
> Paolo Morganti reports on Capitol Classic – Link [serpent.com]
> Hobby Cup Rd1, Ettlingen Report – Link [team-shepherd.com]
> Scott Kimbrow wins Capital Classic 2008 – Link [novarossi.com]
> Registration for Vilnius Cup 2008 is open – Link [vilniuscup.lt]
> XB808 Wins Hessen Cup Rd4 – Link [teamxray.com]
> S400 1-2 in Sao Paulo Championship finale – Link [serpent.com]
> T2’008 Wins Swiss Championship Rd2 – Link [teamxray.com]
> Serpent 1-2-3 at ORCA Race – Link [serpent.com]
Entry is still open for ETS Rd4 in Germany, June 27th-29th
New for the Xray XB808, JConcepts have released the Illuzion – Scoopless body, whose styling presents a smooth yet detailed design while incorporating many of the features from the original Scoopless body for the RC10B4. Race inspired aggressive styling, Illuzionized cab and durable design are just some of the features that make the new Illuzion Xray 808 body stand out from the rest. Made from clear heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate, it comes supplied with protective film, window masks and detailed Illuzion decal sheet.
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Round 4 of the French 1/8th scale National Championship was hosted last weekend by the CMB club in Ferrière aux Etangs. Weather was fine for most of the event but the rain eventually came just before the finals, but the track had dried by the time the Elite final took the track. In Saturday’s qualifying for the Elite class it was European B Champion Richard Volta that took the pole position followed by Stéphane Bouche and Romain Picard, while in the National class it was local Serpent racer Gérald Colinet that claimed the top spot from Romain Baehrel and Philippe Cima. The Elite main saw Volta, who could claim the National title, disappear into the lead at the start and by the middle of the race had a 2 lap advantage, but it wasn’t to be as he had a technical problem that dropped him out of contention. This left Bouche in the lead, from where he went on to win by a lap from Laurent Pageneau in 2nd and Picard Romain in 3rd, completing an all Shepherd Velox podium. In the National class final, a wet track meant conditions were tricky for the racers, but pole man Colinet was able to translate his top qualifying form into a race win, taking the flag 4 laps in front of Philippe Cima in 2nd place and Philippe Regolle in 3rd.
Along with Pro Line’s new body shells and wheels, the US company also released details about their new line up of t-shirts. Starting with this design that celebrates 25 years of Pro-Line products, it sports Pro-Line’s classic Pro-Line logo on the front and a 25th Anniversary logo on the back. Other designs include the black flame design t-shirt as well as the modern stripe t-shirt, which like the similar Protoform shirt, sports the design on the shoulder of the garment.
The 6th round of South regional qualifiers for the German Championship was held last weekend in Türkheim. Perfect weather greeted all the racers, meaning drivers could test a lot and find the ideal setup for their cars. In the qualifying heats Erik Dankel, driving a Velox put on a great show, setting a new track record of 12.1 seconds on his way to pole position ahead of Andreas Hammerl in 2nd and Jan Dankel in 3rd. At the start of the final Erik could hold his first position and as the race progressed he could increase the gap at the front to 2 laps at the 20 minute mark. Erik went on to win the race from Philip Erbele in 2nd with Norbert Mayrhofer in 3rd, and the Shepherd racer now also takes the lead in the series with 3 wins.
The 3rd round of the Swedish Cup took place at the fast Skanska Ring in Örebro last weekend. After a couple of weeks with very warm and sunny weather it had now become cooler and more unstable. However the outlook for the weekend was not too bad, although Friday afternoon’s training was more or less cancelled due to rain. Four qualifying rounds were completed on Saturday in dry conditions. In the 1/10th 200mm class it was Kyosho driver Roland Ström who TQ’d in front of Alexander Andersson and Per-Ola Hård, while in 1/8th scale it was fast Kyosho driver Niklas Johansson who set the pace and made the TQ ahead of Serpent drivers Bengt Andersson and Christoffer Hallborg.
Much More have released this super liner voltage regulator for 7.4 volt LiPo receiver packs. The unit regulates the voltage of the battery at 6.5V without noise and radio glitching thanks to the super linear regulator technology. Also new from the Korean company, is a LiPo battery volt indicator, which can work with the regulator using its extra socket as shown in the photo above. This item monitors the output voltage status using different LED colours.
Losi have released this Tuned Flex Technology Chassis for the popular 8ight-T truggy, having been previously available for the 8ight buggy. It has been milled at exact points to give more flex to the chassis while not sacrificing chassis flex at the gear mesh, which greatly improved overall traction and stability on all track surfaces and has been vigorously tested worldwide by Losi drivers Adam Drake, Mike Truhe and Yannick Aigoin. This lighter chassis will reduce the vehicle’s overall weight to provide increased acceleration and better handling.