Hot Race Tyres have announced the signing of Austrian racer Martin Wollanka to their team. The factory Xray left former long-termn tyre sponsors Pro-Line right before this year’s European Championships and he will be using Hot Race Tyres’ range of competition tyres from now on. Martin has the following to say about the deal:
It was time to chance some things after around 10 years with Pro-Line tires, so I looked for another option. I start to test Hot Race Tyres some months ago and Iwas really impressive how they working fine on my Xray car. I drove very good laptimes and constant too. I was also impressed by the always equal quality of the tires, and the quick adaptation of any condition of the track and temperatures during the races. Nicola showed the potential of its product in on road, now becoming one of the pioneers of the On Road industry, and I want to help him to show it in offroad too! I’m already know it. I’m happy to be part of the Hot Race team.
The fourth round of the Finnish 1/8th On-road national series was recently held at the Kuovola track. Good weather allowed a very nice and fair weekend of racing and after the qualifiers it was Teemu Saarinen who started from the top spot into the main final followed by Henri Frederiksson, Tomi Mairue and Tony Raikas. In the first minutes of the main final Teemu pulled away from the field until he hit a slower car. After this incident there was a great battle for the lead between Tomi and Henri. At the end Tomi won the race with Henri Fredriksson in second and Tony Raikas completing the podium. For Henri the second place was good enough to secure himself the 2016 overall Championship title.
HRC Distribution have introduced the Team Magic B8ER HRC Version 1/8th electric buggy. Based off of the standard kit the HRC Version features a new waterproof 16kg-cm high-torque steering servo, an upgraded 2500kv brushless motor as well as HRC Racing BullDog tyres. The buggy will become available in a yellow/black and red/black bodyshell variant from September on.
Racers from all over the US gathered at the Chicopee Wood Agricultural Center in Gainesville, Georgia, for one of the fastest growing events, The Wicked Weekend. With an unexpected entry count of 643 total entries this race would definitely live up to its name and be a wicked long race. Because of the large entry count the race organizers decided to change up the race format from three 5 minute qualifiers to two 7 minute qualifiers to save on time. With many racers unsure about the sudden change it would prove to be a very wise decision in the end. In Pro Nitro Buggy, the most competitive class at the event, Cole Ogden came out on top with one of the closes races of the event. Blake Pickett finished second and Blake Boggs would continue to show his presence rounding out the top three.
Scorpion have introduced their new Vanguard S3-80 Turbo Stock brushless speed controller. Building on the S3-140 Modify and S3-80 Super Stock ESCs the new Turbo Stock was especially developed for demanding Stock class racing with 8.5T to 25.5T motors and it offers a wide range of timing and turbo adjustments to make it usable for competitive boosted class racing. The controller is built using military-spec components, it utilises an aluminium heatsink case and features a 6V/3A BEC system, multiple protection features and it is usable with both sensored and sensorless motors. The V-Link cable for easy setup using a PC and a high-speed cooling fan are available optionally.
Trinity have introduced the Motolyser DC 1S booster for all 1S LiPo battery classes. Super small and of a low weight the voltage booster allows to run 1S LiPo-powered 1/12th and 1/10th scale cars without the need for an additional, and heavy, receiver battery pack. The booster features an on/off switch that is mounted right on the PCB for improved durability and reliability and it was used by TQ Marc Rheinard and new IFMAR World Champion, Naoto Matsukura, among others, during this week’s Electric On-road World Championships.
The recent Chunchoen Worldleisure 1/8th Offroad Championships were held in Korea with high temperatures making for a tough day for both men and machine. Kyosho driver Wattaru Takashiro would make the best out of the conditions by taking the win in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy main from Agama pilot Si Minsu and Jang Wonseok (Serpent). Dani Choi (Kyosho) and Jeon Hanyoung (Serpent) completed the top 5 result.
The damp and bumpy astroturf track at Bury Metro in the north of England saw Ben Smith taking the BRCA 4WD Buggy Junior under 13’s title. Ben drove a very mature race to win the first two legs of the A-final to take the title and elsewhere in the 2WD class he would finish 2nd to round out a great weekend.