December 4, 2006

Tyler Vik signs for Kyosho

Tyler Vik

Notch up another big name for the Big K with the news that young US hotshot Tyler Vik has defected from Mugen to Kyosho. I know little about Tyler other than hes been pretty quick for a few years and hes an O’Donnell protegé. I do like his expression in the image above though, you think hes comfortable being the filling in this chick sandwich?

Hot shot US Racer Tyler Vik has in a surprise move, joined Kyosho and left Mugen. Tyler has raced for Mugen and O’Donnell for a number of years. He is one of the hottest prospects to come from So Cal in the last few years, at only 15 years old he has a good while to realize his potential.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]


December 4, 2006

TopCad 540 motor heat sink

TopCad 540 motor heatsink

Hong Kong based company, and maker of lots of cool aluminium parts, TopCad have released this great looking motor heat sink with cooling fan to suit all 540 type motors. Shown above in light blue it can also be purchased in blue, black, gold, gun metal, red, purple & silver and is also available in a different configuration with top mounted fan. With motor temperatures up at the level they are at now, this type of cooling system is vital to prevent damage to your motor.

You can view the heat sink page here and all the products from TopCad here.

Source: Active Hobby [active-hobby.com]


December 4, 2006

Bid for Mike Blackstock’s Motor and Cells

Mike Blackstock's Motor and Cells

Trinity are offering the actual cells and motor from Mike Blackstock’s car that turned the fastest lap during the entire US Indoor Champs week. The current bid is at $100 and the auction ends on the 6th of December so if you want them, you better get your bid in soon. The motors and cells also come with the new Trinity long sleeve tee that we featured a while back.

That’s right, you can have Mike Blackstocks motor and battery that he turned the fastest lap the whole week at the US Indoor Championships in Cleveland. Mike used a Trinity N40 motor and in the last round of 4 cell modified qualifying ran a fastest lap of 10.5 which was .2’s of a second faster than any other lap turned at the race.

You can view the Auction page here.

Source: Trinity [teamtrinity.com]


December 4, 2006

HoBao Hyper Truggy RTR

HoBao RTR

ModellismoRC.net are claiming the scoop on the first pictures of the new RTR from HoBao. This car as you can see is not actually ready to run, what with it having no engine, exhaust or radio gear but of course the final sale versions will have everything included. This particular car will be raced by Joseph Quagraine in the truggy class at this months Neo Invitational race.

You can view all the exclusive pictures here.

Source: Modellismo RC [modellismorc.net]


December 3, 2006

Teemu Leino wins the GP TC Carpet World Cup

Teemu Leino

Teemu Leino, in his first race for Xray has won the 2006 GP Batteries sponsored Touring Car Carpet World Cup held at the CRF Power Raceway in Switzerland. Having taken 4 wins, a second position and a non finish the Finnish racer was unstoppable and could take the win, albeit on dropped scores, from current World and European Champion Andy Moore driving for Hot Bodies. Next up in the 3rd and 4th were the Team Associated Prototypes of Juho Levanen and Craig Drescher, showing the potential of this new car before its release.

After the race the top 10 finishers fought the title of the Lord of Touring and this race was won by Andy Moore who drove superbly but wasnt challenged by the event winner Leino whose car was still tweaked after his non finish in the last round of racing.

You can see the top 10 results here… content


December 3, 2006

Robitronic Avid Touring Car

Robitronic Avid

At this weekends TC Carpet World Cup, German firm Robitronic have one of their new 190mm touring car protoypes present at the races. Named the Avid, this belt drive car belongs to Swiss Robitronic driver Mischa Kroos who was up at the sharp end of the Open Class at this event. The car looks nice with some nice lines and this particular car sports an aluminium C-Hub system but i dont know if thats a proto part, optional or standard feature.

You can check out more images from the car here.

Source: GP World Cup [worldcup.rcworld.ch]


December 2, 2006

Piktor Rush 2 – Update

Piktor Rush 2

Buggy-Sport have an update on the Piktor Rush 2 1/8th scale buggy that we wrote about a while back. It appears that Philippe Lachat and Sebastien Leonard (Medial Pro) have just come back from a weeks testing in Taiwan and their verdict was “the car is better than expected, tests are very positive and we are very confident for the future,…”. So it all sounds good, we look forward to seeing pictures of this car and hopefully we will get them soon.

Source: Buggy-Sport [buggy-sport.info]


December 2, 2006

TC Carpet World Cup – Saturday

TC Carpet World Cup

Ok, Saturday is were the TC Carpet World Cup becomes confusing with the drivers split off into 2 different classes after 3 rounds of qualifying, the Open class is for those racers ranked 33-120 and the World Cup class for the top 32 qualifiers. And fastest of all racers was Teemu Leino making his race debut for Xray ahead of World Champion Andy Moore driving his Hot Bodies cyclone in 2nd with another Xray racer Jilles Groskamp in 3rd.

The Open class continued with for 2 more rounds qualifying whilst the World Cup class had 2 of their main finals today, with their starting position for the race determined randomly. Teemu Leino, Sacha Lnenicka, Jilles Groskamp and Jean-Marc Betticher all won their first round finals whilst in the second round it was Juho Levanen, Andy Moore, Jean-Marc Betticher and Teemu Leino who took wins in their finals with Betticher and Leino the only racers to achieve a perfect score so far.

View the top 10 in World Cup class… content