Ronald Völker wins at LRP TCM 2015

Ronald Völker wins at LRP TCM 2015

The 2015 edition of the LRP Touring Car Masters was held this past weekend in Rüsselsheim, Germany with over 250 entries. The Masters class win went to Yokomo’s Ronald Völker who also grabbed the TQ after the qualifiers. Triple ISTC Touring Car World Champion Marc Rheinard (Tamiya) made a late entry for the race and secured himself the runner-up spot in front of last year’s Master class winner Viljami Kutvonen (Awesomatix).

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Monday, January 26, 2015

TRR-Racestuff 10R5.1 narrow chassis conversion kit

TRR-Racestuff 10R5.1 narrow chassis conversion kit

Following TRR-Racestuff’s 235mm conversion kit for the Team Associated 10R5.1 the German company now also have a narrow chassis conversion available that retains the standard 200mm width and is compatible with the kit’s standard parts. The conversion includes a slim 2.5mm carbon fibre main chassis plate, new 2.5mm sidelink wings, a front LiPo rail for 1S and 2S shorty LiPo packs, hexagonal chassis standoffs and the needed shims. The chassis allows to three different sidelink configurations; a hanging layout with parallel links, angled chassis-mounted links that open toward the power pod and a third variant using an optional lower power pod plate that allows to run angled links that close towards the power pod. The kit greatly increases the setup potential of Team Associated’s World GT car and the conversion becomes available by end of January.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Team Titan Blitz ALS-R 190mm touring car bodyshell

Team Titan Blitz ALS-R 190mm touring car bodyshell

Team Titan introduce the new Blitz ALS-R bodyshell for 190mm electric touring cars. With the level of competitive racing increasing and the wide variety of track conditions faced by touring car racers there has been an increasing need to design shells to suit specific conditions. The ALS-R has been designed with less overall down force for high traction asphalt and carpet tracks, and will help increase top speed and reduce traction rolling, with aggressive steering response to ensure high corner speeds. The specifications meet IFMAR, BRCA and GBS body rules and the body will become available in a standard 0.8mm, lightweight 0.7mm and super lightweight 0.5mm variant. All are made from high-quality polycarbonate and they come clear, including window masks, a decal sheet with two styles of headlights and wing mounting hardware.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Truman & Reeves win at HNMC Winter Series Rd8

Truman & Reeves win at HNMC Winter Series Rd8

The 8th round of the Herts Nitro Model Club Winter Series was held in wet, cold and frozen weather conditions that still attracted a turnout of 60 racers. Jack Embling and Simon Reeves took the TQ positions in Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy but it was Tony Truman who ultimately won the Nitro A-final in front of Reeves and Oliver Currie. In the electric class Simon Reeves was able to defend the top position from Richard Cousins and Nigel Morris.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Advantage Maifield going into Reedy Race decider

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Just as he did last year, only to lose out on the conveted title to arch rival Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield heads into the final round of racing at the Reedy Race of Champions holding the advantage, albeit just by a single point.  The penultimate round witnessed the first race where title contenders Maifield and Tebo went up against one another in 4WD with the former coming out on top.  While the win would go to HB’s Drew Moller, Maifield, having started two rows ahead of Tebo, would come out with a second with Tebo third 4.3-seconds back.  With defending Champion Cavalieri finishing his encounter of the round 2nd behind Travis Amezcua, it means the 21st running of the event will crown an all new champion with that to be decided between Maifield and Tebo.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Reedy title hots up as Tebo & Maifield win again

Reedy title hots up as Tebo & Maifield win again

With just two of the 12 rounds of heads up racing remaining, the battle for the 21st running of the Reedy Race of Champions at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach is hotting up into a duel between Jared Tebo and Ryan Maifield.  Round 4 of 4WD would see both drivers bring their tally’s to 3 wins which when dropped scores are taken into account puts the pair equal at the top of the points although now it is Maifield who holds the tie-break advantage due to him having the fastest combined 2WD & 4WD race times.  For defending champion Ryan Cavalieri the round saw him lose further ground, while impressive from 9th on the grid, he could only finish 2nd with his hopes of a hat trick of consecutive Reedy titles starting to fade. Interestingly the penultimate round will be the first time in 4WD that Maifield and Tebo start in the same race, with the grid draw putting the TLR driver 4th and the Kyosho 8th.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tebo opens final day at Reedy Race with important win

Tebo opens final day at Reedy Race with important win

Jared Tebo opened the final day at the Reedy Race of Champions with an important win that when dropped scores are taken into account puts the Kyosho driver in the lead from overnight leader Ryan Maifield on the tie breaker. Both chasing their first title at the 21st running of the event, they each started their respective third round of 4WD action from 7th on the grid with Maifield up first and getting a third while in the next encounter Tebo despite giving away his lead in the race with a mistake got lucky in the final lap to claim his second win of 4WD.  In the third race defending Champion Ryan Cavalieri, starting from the front row of the grid, would cruise to an easy victory to register his first 4WD win.  Moving the Associated driver up to third in the standings back ahead of Joern Neumann, with dropped scores the Californian sits 3-points adrift. Former champion Neumann is a further 2-back, both drivers needing both good results and bad rounds for Maifield and Tebo to get back in the hunt for adding another Reedy Race title to their CVs.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Serpent SRX-4 1/10th 4wd buggy

Serpent SRX-4 1/10th 4wd buggy

Serpent are debuting a pre release version of their all new SRX-4 1/10th 4wd buggy here at the Reedy Race. Being run by the car’s designer Billy Easton it features a 2-belt configuration with a long centre belt and short side belt, which helps keep the centre of gravity low and the weight centralised. Positioning of the motor was a priority when designing the car, keeping it centralised and to the rear to help with rear traction which in turn allows you to run a more aggressive steering setup.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

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