Mugen’s Erik Dankel set the early pace in a shortened practice ahead of the title deciding season finale of the Euro Nitro Series in Fiorano, Italy. The former Champion, who is one of the key contenders for the 1:10 title, was fastest over 3-consecutive laps of the Mini Autodromo Jody Scheckter track from World Champion Dominic Greiner with reigning ENS Champion Jilles Groskamp completing the Top 3. With the first round of practice being sat out by most of the top drivers due to rain yesterday & overnight rain meaning drivers arrived to a wet track, title favourite Teemu Leino’s single practice would see the Team Infinity driver go only 7th fastest on the mainly dry track.
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Radtec have introduced a carbon fibre rear axle for 1/12th scale pan cars. Made by 2016 1/12th scale World Champions Roche, the axle utilises a precision-ground carbon shaft and a lightweight black-anodises inner diff plate holder. The rear axle is of standard dimensions and fits most of today’s 1/12th scale pan cars.
Jeff Hamon takes out the Australian On-Road IC National Title and FEMCA Championship in the 1/8th scale class, held at England Park Raceway in Brendale, Queensland, Australia. Starting from the number 2 spot behind top qualifier Jesse Davis, Jeff went on to win his second 1/8th scale National Title for Mugen Seiki. Second place went to Daniel Burrows (ARC/Murnan Modified) with the third place going to the Creation Model Ltd. team driver Jesse Davis (Infinity/O.S.). In the 1/10th scale class, starting from the number 1 spot on the grid, Jesse Davis (Infinity/O.S.) went on to win followed in second place by Steven Jovanovic (Capricorn/Tesla) with third going to Luke Sinanian (Capricorn/Murnan Modified).
T-Works have introduced a range of titanium and aluminium option pats for the Xray XB2C’17 and the XB4 kits. First up are the hybrid titanium and aluminium turnbuckles for the XB2C’17 2WD buggy. The set includes six turnbuckles made of high-quality titanium with an additional aluminium hex part for looks and a lower weight. Included with the links comes a suitable 4mm turnbuckle wrench. Beside the hybrid set, T-Works also offers an all-titanium kit.
ROAR in conjunction with Hobbytown Hobbyplex raceway, Fastlane Raceway and The Track have announced the new ROAR Clubman Series. This pilot program focuses on the local level of racing, it is designed to keep it simple, fair and fun. The series targets 17.5T stock racing classes using ROAR-approved non-timing ESCs and handout 17.5T motors and more information along with the basic rules can be found here.
Techra have introduced a range of aluminium suspension mounts for Tamiya’s TRF cars. They are machined from high-quality aluminium and utilise a composite insert system, doing away with the need to use individual mounts to create alternative suspension settings. The parts replicate the standard TRF settings, they are usable with a range of Tamiya and TRF cars including the latest 419X and they come in a cool black and blue 2-tone finish with laser-etched markings for easy identification.
Coming from R1 Wurks is the new Digital 2 brushless speed controller. Rated at 200A constant current, the controller is usable with modified motors down to 3.0T but a blinky mode for zero timing spec racing makes it usable for non-boosted classes also. Several boost and turbo functions add to the extensive software features that include power delivery and brake strength settings. The unit also features the A.C.L.C. Advanced Component Level Cooling system, this design allows individual Mosfets to transfer heat directly to the upper heatsink. The power switch-less safety first system forces the user to disconnect the battery when its time to power off the controller, minimising the chances of leaving a live battery from draining. The controller is housed in a black anodised case with a specially designed heatsink and it is adjustable using a digital programming box.
The Border have introduced the BRP Supastox brushed motor mount for the Schumacher GT12 car. Made from high-quality fibre glass and coming including the necessary hardware, the mount allows to use cheap brushed motors, making for even lower running costs of this already relatively inexpensive class. The mount is usable with the Schumacher Supastox and Supastox GT and silver can motors such as the Carson Cup Machine.