The weekend just gone saw the 5th round of the Ceara State Championships held in Braczil on the countries best track, and host of the 10th running of the Brazilian off road Nationals later in the year, the Asa Branca Speedway. In qualifying for the buggy class it was a TQ for CEN racer Rafael Felicio who also TQ’d the truggy class and he went on the win both classes, beating out Jesus Fernandes and Francisco Alcantara in the buggy class and Cleyton Viana and Joao Bruno in the truggy class. With this win Rafael Felicio becomes the 2007 Ceara State truggy Champion with 4 TQ’s and wins from 5 rounds while in the buggy class he is the leader in the series but has yet to clinch the title, battling with CEN team mate Francisco Junior who currently lies in 2nd place with 2 rounds still left.
Much More have released these new Hard Chrome turnbuckle wrenches in a number of colours and sizes. For the Xray cars there is a black anodised 3mm wrench, Tamiya and Tech Racing with their 3.5mm turnbuckles get a blue and a black wrench while for HPI, Hotbodies as well as Lunsford type 4mm turnbuckles you can choose from purple or black.
More from Xray who have confirmed the impending release of their newest chassis, the T2008, which was seen and used at the Euros in France 2 weeks ago. No official information was given by Xray on the new car, but spy shots taken in Montbrison and talk from people who have seen it confirm that it is quite different from the T2007. The car will now sport the front and rear belts on opposite sides of the centre spur gear, as opposed to both on one side, which allows the motor to be moved more to the center of the chassis. The chassis will also be different with a new top deck and other changes, all of which of course will be confirmed in time.
The 11th installment in the Xray column from Xray owner and chief designer Juraj Hudy is now online. In this months column, Juraj talks about after market parts and goes about justifying the use of genuine performance enhancing parts from Xray as opposed to those anodised bling bling parts from other companies.
After the huge initial success of the NT1 worldwide, aftermarket companies jumped right in and introduced plenty of aftermarket “bling-bling” option parts for the NT1. Looking at the parts I just can only say one thing: “You get what you pay for.” Of course anybody is free to produce any parts they want and every customer is free to purchase any product they want, but here are my tips and explanations why Authentic XRAY Products are the best products for your XRAY car.
The first round of the West German 1/8th scale off road qualification races for the 2008 Nationals took place last weekend at the MAC Essen track. The event was open to both buggy and truggy classes and in the buggy class it was a win for Kyosho racer Daniel Reckward ahead of team mate Denis Macek in 2nd and Mugen driver Frank Derksen completing the podium in 3rd. Daniel managed to do the double for Kyosho, taking the win in the truggy class also in front of 2nd placed Mugen driver Alexander Munsch and Team Losi racer Thomas Wüller in 3rd.
The 5th round of the 1/8th scale Dutch Nationals was run at the weekend on the MACH circuit in Heemstede, near Amsterdam. Qualifying saw Belgian Kyosho racer Ilia van Gastel take the pole position ahead of Serpent racer John Ermen in 2nd and Mugen factory racer Rick V. in 3rd. Just before the main final it started to rain and with little time to prepare before the race started, a lot of drivers were not prepared and some didn’t race. As the race started a number of drivers were out almost straight away including Ermen, but Rick V had no troubles and was able to work his way out to the front where he stayed for the entire race, taking the win and finishing ahead of Motonica driver Daniel Van der Drift in 2nd with Serpent driver Stanley Bauer in 3rd.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Check out our coverage of the European 1/10th scale Champs – Link [events.redrc.net]
> Adam Drake wins Rd4 of Southern CA. Nitro series – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Novarossi Raceway Summer Series Round 8 – Link [buggy-sport.info]
> Markus Eirenschmalz wins South German Regional champs – Link [smi-motorsport.de]
> Tamiya TRF415MSXX Marc Rheinard Edition 2007 – Link [rczone.net]
The weekend just gone saw the 5th round of the Belgian 1/8th scale National Championships held at the brand new Charlerloi track. In qualifying it was Serpent racer and winner of rounds 1 and 4, Robin D’hondt that took the pole position ahead of his team mate and round 3 winner Steven Cuypers in 2nd. In the warmup for the final Steven stripped his front belt and with little time to fix it, decided to start the final with 2wd, which proved difficult to drive and he retired shortly after. Pole man D’hondt got a good start and despite some small clutch problems he was able to take the win by 6 laps ahead of 2nd placed Michel Bourgeois with 3rd spot going to Gunther Van Staey.