The 2wd ‘Classique’ class seems to be going through a bit of a resurgence of late with new cars coming out more frequently in this rather innovative class. The latest car due for release is the French made (we presume) DXF Competition chassis and while it follows the same design lines as previously released cars in this class, it loses the DIY look. Expected to be released in January next year, the car sports an aluminium chassis, fully anodised aluminium parts and the front end of the car has highly adjustable geometry.
SMC have released their lastest competition LiPo cells with the announcement that they will start selling these monster 5000mAh 7.4V packs. Coming supplied with a soft shrink sleeve case, in place of a hard case, SMC stand behind the quality of the construction of these packs. Extensively tested by the SMC team, they come supplied with either the Deans or Traxxas type connector.
Tamiya released information about their new touring car chassis, the TRF416, a few days ago and now, a few days late, we have it too. The new car is designed to be optimised for brushless motors in conjunction with event-controlled tires but to achieve success under such conditions, a fine balance must be achieved between handling and tire wear. It is with this in mind that Tamiya designers developed the concept of this brand new TRF416 chassis, apparentley. Please note that images show pre release prototype.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Howells Narrowly Beaten in a Corker of a Race – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Motor Mania release Modified Pride motor – Link [mmt-motor-mania.com]
> Adam Drake wins the 6th round of the JBRL Nitro Series – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Martin Karner wins 4th round of Austrian Championship – Link [buggy-sport.info]
> Demon release E-Power EP4500 Matched 5 Cell – Link [demonpowerproducts.co.uk]
> Per-Ola Hard reports on last months Dalton Touring Masters – Link [serpent.com]
> Extreme ４Zigen Engineer Soldering Iron Pro – Link [so-net.ne.jp/EXTREME]
Top US racer, and winner of this years ARCOR World Championships, Josh Cyrul has been confirmed at Novarossi in a statement released on the company’s website. Although Josh had been running the Novarossi engines in his Kyosho for some time, the statement confirms that he is now a factory supported Novarossi racer, leaving behind the CRF powerplant with which he claimed the 1/10th open class ROAR title last year.
We from NOVAROSSI WORLD S.r.l. are very proud to have one of the USA’s best electric/nitro driver in our team for the upcoming events. NOVAROSSI and Josh Cyrul are very excited about this cooperation and both are looking forward to an exciting time.
Serpent are once more reporting on their National success with Mark Christopher clinching the BRCA 1:10 200mm Truck Championship title in style by winning the final round of the Series at Aldershot. Driving his Mega powered Serpent 720, Christopher took 5 wins over 8 rounds to win the title by 18 points from Andrew Oulton. In the 1:10 200mm Rubber Championship, which runs alongside the National Truck Series, young Joe Kerry (above right) finished off his 2007 season on a high by taking his Serpent 720 to its second victory on his way to becoming Vice-Champion.
CEN Racing have announced the latest driver to their team, young talent Pearce Stephens from New Zealand. Pearce brings many qualities and success having taken many top 3 Finishes and TQs in 1/10th Nitro and is the current NZ Champion in On-road Electric. Pearce will be converting back to the exciting class of 1/8th Buggy / Truggy and will be using the CEN Racing Matrix Factory Race Edition.
The German outdoor electric touring car Nationals were held last weekend at the fast flowing Walsum track in the North West of the country with all the top names present, gunning for the title. Qualifying saw Corally RDX Phi driver Marc Fischer claim the top spot and he went on to shine in the triple mains too, to claim the 2007 National title in front of European Champion Ronald Volker for Hot Bodies in 2nd and another Hot Bodies racer Toni Rheinard in 3rd.