The recent second round of the Xray Racing Series Slovenia attracted drivers from four different countries, Austria, Croatia, Italy and Slovenia, to race in several electric on-road categories, including the 21.5T Touring class that was offered for the first time. The race was held on Sunday following a day of practice on Saturday and in the 13.5T Touring class it was Rok Rudl who managed to take the TQ after a tight battle. The second place came to young Bjan Miklozic in front of Nejc Mihelic.
Yokomo have introduced their new RPX-II Drift Spec speed controller that is specially outfitted for demanding drift car racing. Rated at 160A the ESC can even handle high-powered motors and it offers a 6V/7.4V BEC system with up to 6A, allowing to use power-hungry digital servos and gyros alongside without missing a beat. Premium-grade FETs ensure a super low internal resistance for crisp power supply and a specially-tuned firmware with a factory-tweaked basic setup provides a unique control advantage on low-grip surfaces. Using Yokomo’s BL-WM WiFi module or the RPX-II programming box, the speedo’s software features can be individually tuned to meed the driver’s needs. The controller measures 32.9×34.6×19.6mm and it weighs in at 44g.
Coming from ARC Nitro Italy is a new lightweight 2-speed gearbox for the ARC R8.0 and R8.1. Smaller in size than the original assembly the gearbox is also 10g lighter thanks to updated shapes and materials, it comes with harder springs and a reinforced 2nd gear bell. The results on the track are improved engine response especially in low RPM ranges, better acceleration and more precise gear shafts. In addition the gearbox is also more consistent over the course of a run, even in long mains, in high grip or high temperature conditions. The gearbox is a direct fit for both the R8.0 and R8.1.
JConcepts’ Ellipse tyre, named after the centre bar built into the tread, is a compliment to successful tyres such as the Dirt Webs and Bar Codes. The web style tyre was built to compete on smooth high-grip indoor and outdoor surfaces which require a finely detailed connected bar pattern. The centre section of the tyre is a home run utilising a diamond home plate footprint to provide massive forward bite and increased longevity. The web of extensions are unique and have a directional touch giving the racer the ultimate tune-ability. The Dirt Web tyre was originally released during the 2013 racing season and debuted in spectacular fashion with a win at the CRCRC Midwest Championships. Since that time, the Dirt Webs have been an industry leader for indoor performance and often chosen as a control tire for performance, reliability and consistency. The Ellipse has already shown success in the hands of Ryan Maifield taking TQ and 1st place in the 1/8th buggy class at the 2018 ROAR 1/8th E-Nationals. The compound of choice for most indoor events, the exclusive gold compound, has shown to produce consistent results for racers week after week. Included in each package, the Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts known for their durable nature and gray color complete the race tuned package.
Xray have introduced a new 0.25 degree eccentric RF suspension mount for the T4 touring car platform. The item moved the suspension pins slightly to the centre of the chassis and allows for more precise toe-in settings in 0.25 degree increments. The suspension hanger comes machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and it sports Xray’s signature orange anodising as well as engraved markings for easy identification.
Hudy have introduced their new 5ml lubricant bottle set. Containing three small bottles as well as dropper and needle nozzles the containers are great for the use with a range of oils as they are small in size for convenient storage and transportation while the dropper and optional needle nozzles ensure precise application of various thickness lubricants. Included come both air-tight safety lock caps as well as rubber caps for the needle nozzles.
Coming from Xray is an extra-hard front bumper foam for the T4’19 touring car that support both eccentric and standard front body posts. The bumper is hand-cut from a special, extra hard foam for improved body and chassis protection in severe crashes.
The third round of the 2018/19 Mibosport Cup was held in Hrotovice last weekend. Quiet a lot of racers celebrated their advent weekend on the track while listening to the sound crashing lexan with the final number of registered drivers stopped on the amount of 220. The starting grid was bolstered-up by competitors from abroad, with many top drivers making their entry, motivating others to be on their toes and bringing their best game. Friday’s free practise was the best way to do this and most of the racers took the opportunity seriously. In the premier on-road class of Touring Modified, Zdenko Kunak pulled away from the early beginning and dominated the whole day. A double victory in A1 and A2 meant meant the overall win as Oliver Havranek and Matej Sulc fourth for the runner-up spot. The final A-main would be the decider and Oliver managed to avoid crashes at the beginning and grabbed the 2nd spot overall in front of Matej. Kuba Simurda finished 4th and Radek Flek was 5th.