The TRAP RC Venue in South Africa played host to the first and second round of their 3-race Infinity Prostock Series for Touring Modified, Touring Stock and Formula classes. The Touring Modified round 1 A-Main saw current South-African champ, Hein Kotze (Xray) leading the way to grab the TQ and win for the day. Former champ Jason Hillcoat (Infinity) had a rough time looking for the perfect setup. He only managed 6th in qualifying but would recover in the A-main to take the overall runner-up spot. Ashley Hurley kept Hein honest in qualifying but had to leave when the main races started. Antonio Caroli (Xray) managed a 3rd overall in the race.
Modify from Japan have introduced their new front and rear wings for 1/10th formula cars. The parts are made of high-quality polystyrene material and they offer the ability to fine-tune the aerodynamics by utilising add-on flaps for the front wing and making use of an adjustable upper portion on the rear wing. The wings are available in black or white colour and fit most of today’s 1/10th formula cars.
The Huge RC Nitro Grand Prix 2018 was held this past weekend at Huge RC’s indoor asphalt track in Bangkok, Thailand and in four different nitro on-road classes. The premier 1/8 GP category was dominated by Meen Vejrak. He took the TQ spot followed by Varut P. and Punyavit Phungchittisarn. During the 45-minute main final, Meen ran clean and perfectly and led all the way from start to the finish line. Varut P. came in 2nd and Mark KV. completed the top 3 results. Punyavit Phungchittisarn and Tanat I. rounded out the podium finish.
Round 1 of CTS3 was held at Rise Up Hobbytown in Palm Desert, California this past weekend. The inaugural race for the facility was perfect and designed well. For Modified Touring, it was Team Xray driver JJ Wang who showed a dominant performance clinching the TQ honors and A-main followed by Awesomatix driver Brandon Clements and defending Champion Rick Hohwart.
T-Works have introduced new aluminium option parts for the Yokomo BD8-2018 touring car in the form of front aluminium spool cups as well as anti-roll bar rods. The spool cups are designed for the use with C-shaped driveshafts pin protectors while the 13.8mm and 16.8mm swaybar rods lower the unsprung weight. All parts are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and they come hard-anodised for wear.
Round 7 of the RCManiacs Racing Series was held at the Argos track in Greece and in the Touring Modified class it was Michalis Kiriazis (Xray) who dominated the proceedings by taking all qualifiers and finals. Runner-up after the A-mains was fast Chris Kidis (Xray) from Diamadis Sotiris (Xray) who had to overcome a couple of problems and ultimately ended on the final podium spot. Over in Formula, the class saw a record entry and amazing fights for the top 3. Sotiris Diamantis took a popular win with fast laps, leaving behind Michalis Kiriazis in 2nd and Chris Kidis in 3rd (all Xray), the latter had to pay for his bad qualifying performance.
Coming from Phat Bodies is the new GT-F body shell for GT12 cars such as the ones from Mardave, Schumacher or Zen Racing. The lid was designed with detailed scale looks of the full sized FIA GT3 race cars and aerodynamic performance to match Phat Bodies’ popular 2017 Worlds Championship winning GT-M body shell. The body is BRCA homologated for National and International GT12 competition and it comes made of high-quality Lexan polycarbonate and including quality vinyl window and light masks as well as a sticker sheet.
Xray have introduced the latest incarnation of their RX8 1/8th nitro on-road platform, the RX8 2018. Changes to the front, but mostly to the rear end allow for a better adaption to various track conditions, from low to very high grip, as well as to soft or hard, small or large tyres – something that is crucial in today’s control/hand-out tyre racing. To start, the car makes use of an all-new aluminium main chassis plate with the front part sporting a new, larger opening for improved flexibility while an alloy – or optional brass brace – allows to reduce the front flex when needed.