The second round of the BRCA Formula National Championship was held at Aldershot. Qualifying started cold and dry but it was tricky to find grip but as the weather warmed up the lap times dropped. Current UK Formula Champion and championship leader after the first round, Luke Lee (Xray), took a convincing TQ winning all four qualifying rounds. The first final saw Luke take an early lead but his lead was cut by an unfortunate incident with a back marker, however he had enough of a gap to resume in the lead and maintained it till the end of the race. The second final was a repeat of the first – without the back marker incident – Luke sailed off to a comfortable lead and the overall win with James Wright (MD Racing) coming in 2nd and Damian Giddins (Xray) 3rd.
Coming from Atomic and made for the AMZ BZ 2017 micro touring car is a 90mm wheelbase conversion kit. It includes a new carbon fibre main chassis and top deck, a rear belt, suspension components, a pair of driveshafts as well as miscellaneous small parts. Also available is a 94mm wheelbase conversion kit.
Coming soon from Axon is a full range of 64 pitch pinion gears. Their design allows to run them much closer to the motor which can result in less clearance issues especially in belt-driven touring cars. The precision-cut gears are available in a range of 22T to 60T, covering both modified and stock classes and they are available from June.
The Protoform Western Canadian Indoor Championship Seriesflew into the beautiful Northern BC mountain town of Kamloops, British Columbia for round 7. As expected, Touring Mod was fast and full of action. Blake Bell would be the driver to beat opening up with a 36 lap run. Round 2 proved to be a shaky heat for all drivers with no impressive pace. But all the stops came out for round 3 when the top 5 heard the tone. Blake settled it with a 37 lap run, the only one of the weekend.
Arrowmax have introduced their new 2800mAh LiPo hump-style receiver battery. Measuring 57x31x31mm the pack fits all nitro vehicles that accept hump-type battery packs and its high capacity makes for long operation times even when using power-hungry digital servos. The battery comes pre-assembled with a Futaba-style receiver plug and it is usable with all high-voltage compatible servos and receivers.
Coming from Italian company 7075.it are new brass option parts for the Xray T4 series of touring cars as well as a 540-class brushless motor tool. Starting with the option parts, first up are brass steering bellcrank posts that add about 9g of weight to the front end of the chassis. A direct replacement for the standard parts the brass posts will add weight, making the car easier to drive in many track conditions. The optional posts are usable with the standard composite and optional alloy steering bellcranks.
A new season of the Euro Nitro Series and it is a new destination for the high profile onroad nitro championship as the first encounter of Season #4 takes drivers to France this weekend (19-21 May).With all previous seasons of the ENS having started at Italian locations, the addition of the Mulhouse track is certain to mix things up but only time will tell if it is enough to end the domination of reigning 1:8 Champion Simon Kurzbuch.Also the reigning World Champion, the Shepherd driver completed a perfect 2016 campaign winning all four races having started his run of success the previous year when he won the season finale.In 1:10, reigning Champion Teemu Leino claimed two victories on the way to wrapping up his first ENS title.Like Kurzbuch, the Finn comes into the weekend, the ENS’ 13th championship race, looking to get started on becoming the first back to back ENS Champion.
Korean company Highest has announced the signing of multi-times European Champion, Jörn Neumann to their team. The Serpent factory driver will use Highest servos in all of his rides and he has the following to say about the deal:
I am very thankful to be a part of the Highest team. The performance and design of their servos are incredibly good. I am looking forward to use them in all my cars. Thank you again for getting me on the team.