Coming from Infinity and made for their IF11 1/10th scale formula pan car is a carbon fibre rear axle shaft. Designed for the ball differential, the new lightweight axle gives the Formula car greater throttle response especially when racing in high traction conditions.
Round 6 of the Danish electric on-road Championship was held at Skanderborg RC this past weekend. In the Formula class Jesper Rasmussen brought home the TQ and win from David Hansen in 2nd. Philip Pedersen, 2nd after the qualifiers had to settle for 3rd overall and in front of Lasse Moller Horup and Mike Hansen.
The opening round of the 2019 Asian Nitro Championship was held at the Tom Racing Circuit in Hong Kong this past weekend. A lot of weather delays made things challenging for the organisers and racers but even with all the weather delays, the ANC crew and the racers stepped up and managed to get in two hours of practice along with three whole rounds of action packed qualifying in racing well into the night on Friday. After the seeded practice, a resort and three rounds of Friday qualifying, it was Jesse Davis with the overall TQ in 1/8th Open while Andy Moore TQ’d 1/10th 200mm Touring. Cheung Yan Hung came to on top in 1/8th Masters and Kim Yeong Ju top qualified 1/8th GT. Round 4 of qualifying was planed for Saturday morning followed by the finals and as much as everyone wished the rain delay would end, the weather gods would not be so generous. It would be later afternoon when Scotty would make the announcement that racing was called for the day and with Sunday showing more rain all day, sadly that would conclude the ANC Hong Kong Round. This means awards would be given based on the qualifying results.
MCM RC of Ciserano, Italy held the Marka Racing Trophy this past weekend. The race was held in several electric on-road classes and in Touring Modified it was Gabriele Berselli (Xray) with the TQ and win. Xpress’ Daniele Ielasi came in 2nd overall from Yokomo’s Michele Manzo in 3rd.
The fourth and final round of the MRC Longwy Winter Series was held this past weekend. In the competitive Touring Stock Expert class it was Thomas Stenger with the overall TQ, beating Jacques Libar by only 0.16s. In the finals Thomas came out on top in A1, however he suffered a DNF in A2 while it was Jacques with the win. In the deciding A3 Thomas brought home the win only 0.12s in front of Jacques meaning he would snatch the overall from Jacques in 2nd and Tobias Späth in 3rd.
The fourth and final round of the 2018/19 Xray Racing Series Germany was held at the Arena33 in Andernach recently. 66 drivers had made their entry for the fourth round of the series and which is a new all-time high with a total of 169 drivers attending the whole season. The weekend kicked off with the official presentation of the new Xray T4F 1/10th FWD touring car with the following race being won by Oliver Kaufmann in front of Ronny Hoffmann and Andreas Jacob. In the Touring Car Stock class, run with 13.5T Hudy motors and Hudy C3 hand-out tyres, Tobias Hoefflin (Xray) surprised with the best qualifying time. Melvin Diekmann came in 2nd, four tenths of a second behind, with Jannick Namyslo (Xray) coming in 3rd. As much as Diekmann fought and stuck to the rear of Hoefflin’s car, Hoefflin prevailed in all three finals and, after spectacular races, relegated Diekmann to 2nd overall. Namyslo completed the podium.
The third round of the BRCA Scottish GT Regionals took place recently at Dundee and Angus Radio Controlled Car Club. This was the second visit to this venue in the series and the club again laid a fun track layout for a great day’s racing. Qualifying would see home favourite and current series leader John Simpson secure pole by a slim margin from an on form James Eaves. Kenneth Rogers would line up third from Graeme Dick, Arthur McGinnis and Colin Leslie.
Coming from RC-Project is a titanium clutch retainer screw for off-road style clutches. Machined from certified Grade 5 6Al4V titanium the screw is 8.5mm long and due to its design the screw head protrudes only 2.5mm which allows for greater clearance towards the fuel tank, ensuring greater security in case of excessive chassis flex. The design also eliminates any rubbing issues between the screw head and the clutch bearing, reducing operation temperatures and the chance of ball bearing failures while the screw’s large outer diameter offers protection against dust and debris. The screw is usable with most 1/8th off-road and many single speed GT clutches. The screws are available separately, as 2-piece or 5-piece packages.