Xray are reporting on their win in the 19T Stock class at the Team Orion Speed Weekend last weekend in Germany. The stock class was TQ’d and won by Bastian Henning driving his Xray T2 and they managed to get 5 cars in the final whilst in Modified they got 2 Xray T2007 cars in the final with Jilles Groskamp just missing out on the win and Martin Hudy finishing in 8th.
Although Jilles had bad luck in the first final, he showed his driving skills and car performance in the second final charging hard to take 2nd in the second final behind Marc Rheinard (securing the overall event win for Marc) and winning the third final by 2 seconds after fighting to pass Simo Ahoniemi.
Japanese site Kimihiko-Yano is reporting that World Champion Billy Easton has signed up to Team Brood Racing, supplier of Motors, Batteries and other accessories. If true this will be a major coupe for the company having just this year signed other top racers Mike Dumas, Travis Amezcua and Alex Lopez.
Masaaki Hirosaka, father of multiple World Champion Masami and top RC mechanic, has this sweet product shown in the picture above listed on his website. The item in question is made by KO, one of Masamis long time sponsors, and is a servo, receiver and speed controller all in one tiny package. This is perfect for the Xray M18, HPI RS4 micro as well as the Nanda NRX-18 shown in the picture. Fitting is that this product comes out of Japan, the home of miniaturization. Available soon according to the site.
Pro Line have just released 2 new products for gas off-road racers. The first is this low profile air filter which is essentially your standard version but made oval instead of round therefore reducing its height. Pretty simple i would have thought but obviously no one else had done it before so credit to those creative thinkers at Pro Line.
The second product is not so clever but equally useful… content
4wdRC.com are reporting that 2 time European Champion Ellis Stafford will join X-Factory to race its mid motor X-6 4wd buggy. The British driver will join the teams other major signing 2 time World Champion Brian Kinwald who suprised many by signing for the relative newcomer to the Off Road scene.
You can read the full Ellis Stafford interview and see pictures of his car here and the Brian Kinwald write up here.
Our Swiss friends over at RCWorld.ch have this nice piece of reporting about the all new Corally RDX chassis. Seen on the GM Racing site is the above picture highlighting their GM brushless motor on Marc Fischers car which inadvertantly displays the prototype chassis from the Dutch manufacturer. A picture that no one else at the Team Orion Speed Weekend was able to get, due to obvious secrecy reasons.
Update:RaceRC.dk, also managed to bag a picture of a prototype RDX.
According to the post on the GM Racing site there are still a number of team drivers positions available on the Graupner Off Road team for 2007. Drives are available for both the Hobao hyper 8 and Team Losi 8ight and as well as German drivers, racers from Switzerland and Austria will also be considered. Prospective racers are asked to contact Gunther MÃ¼rdter Tel: 07021 722128 or by email on: email@example.com
Buggy-Sport.info have the exclusive on the all new, wicked looking starter box skins for your starterbox. All we know is that they will be released soon. In the meantime you can check out Upgrade-RC’s full product line here.