The Graha Raya Fun Race was held last weekend at the Graha Raya track in Tangerang, West Java, Indonesia. A total of 58 drivers attended from Jakarta, Surabaya, Batam, Kendari, Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Palangkaraya and Medan. The event saw the attendance of two special guests in the form of Kyosho’s very own Yuichi Kanai from Japan, and Shania Yulo, the Kyosho racer girl from the Philippines. Unfortunately, the weather was pretty unpleasant. When Kanai san arrived on Friday the track was wet and muddy and more rain came in the afternoon. Practice was possible from Saturday noon on and on Sunday morning the drivers would be even greeted by the sun but after three of the four qualifiers it started to rain heavily leaving the race directer with no choice but to call it a day and to take two of the three qualifying rounds to determine the overall result that then saw Adrian Wicaksono (Mugen/Reds Racing) taking the win from Adrian Sutanto (TLR/O.S.) and Jason Nugroho (Xray/Novarossi).
Available from Murfdogg is the SuperCharger 7000mAh 7.4V LiPo battery pack. Built using high performance cells the battery offers a very low internal resistance for improved voltage output under load while the high capacity makes the pack ideal for demanding modified and stock racing alike. The hardcase battery is also ROAR-approved and legal for sanctioned racing.
This year’s Romanian Short Course Nationals saw Jako Zsolt taking the 2WD Single and 4WD Single Modified classes. In the unique 2WD and 4WD Team Modified classes the duo of Jako Zsolt and Laczko Tibor came out successful to round out Jako’s perfect campaign.
This past weekend Dialed In Raceway in Victorville, California hosted the fifth and final round of the Pro-Line Jackpot Series. Adam Drake was the top qualifier in both rounds of qualifying for Nitro Buggy and he also went wire to wire and won the 20-minute final by more then a lap to round out a perfect racing day.
Coming from Zeppin and made for the company’s Voice Lap System is the new mini transponder. Small and light of weight the transponder is ideal for cars such as Kyosho’s Mini-Z and many other mini and micro-size vehicles as it also offers a wide input voltage range of 4V to 8.5V. The device measures 16x16mm, it weighs in at 1g without wire and it offers a total of 14 channels for lap counting.
This past weekend would see the 2016 Byron Fuels Heartland Off-Road Challenge hosted by Fastlane R/C Raceway in Blue Springs, Missouri. In the 1/8 Nitro Buggy class, Jared Tebo (Kyosho) would go onto TQ all three rounds of qualifying to take the overall TQ honours. Tebo would then go onto dominate the entire 45-minute A-main event by leading every lap and take the win by over a lap with Kyosho teammate Cody King would go onto finish a solid second overall from third placed Ryan Lutz (Tekno).
Italian company Capricorn have introduced the Xlight 2-speed gearbox kit for the ARC R8.0 on-road car. Utilising a lightweight 2-speed assembly the set also comes with a new layshaft, vented brake disc, brake disc cam and a new Kevlar belt pulley.
Coming from PSM and made for the Team Associated RC8B3 are 20mm aluminium spring cups. Machined from high-quality 7075 aluminium and sporting a black semi-gloss coating for anti-wear characteristics and looks the spring retainers work with all 20mm diameter shock springs, making for a larger selection of usable spring makes and types. On top of this does a longer lower section improve the cup’s support on the lower ball ends while machined holes allow dust and moisture to exit the retainers for reduced dirt build-up.