The fourth round of the BRCA Truggy and E-Buggy Series took place at a new venue for the BRCA calendar, at Pembrey Race Circuit in South Wales. The model car track is on the site of the full size racetrack and despite being a relatively new venue, offered plenty of challenges for the drivers, who in the most part really enjoyed the track and its layout. The track itself features some very hard packed sections, some loose sections and has astro turf laid over the jumps to help keep them together, but it was the morning rain that was more of a concern. The weather was doing its best to put a downer on things but the drivers remained in high spirits and were enjoying the track nonetheless.
The recent Tamiya Korea Cup, held in the Kim-hae region, saw Schumacher driver Jung Hyun Ahn walking away with the win from Tae Sung Moon (Xray) in second and Chul Yung Yeon (Xray) in third. In the 4WD class it was Tae Sung Moon (Xray) who took the day’s win from Serpent driver Seung Min Kim and Xray’s Chul Yung Yeon.
RC-Cox have introduced an adjustable aluminium rear wing mount for GT and other sports car bodyshells. The set includes CNC-machined aluminium wing stays that allow for three different wing angles. Alloy support plates keep the wing aligned even under heavy load and the set includes all needed mounting hardware but no rear wing.
The LRP AE Summer Challenge Italy was held at the MAV track in Varese, attracting over 70 drivers to compete in four electric on-road classes. In Touring Modified the TQ honours went to Antonino Mangiaracina in front of Micheli Massimo and Fenili Orlando. Mangiaracina also showed a blasting pace in the A-mains to take the win from a fast Massimo Micheli with Andrea Tonini rounding out the top 3.
The first race of the Colombia National Off-road championship was held at the Bima racing track in Bogota. Sebastian Beltran (Xray/FX) took the TQ after the four rounds of qualifying only to suffer issues in the opening stages of the 30-minute A-main. Being almost four laps down Sebastian soon started to recover and in the closing stages, he was able to regain the lead to win the race while also setting a new track record. Yovanny Vergara (Xray/FX) and Pablo Mojica (Xray/FX) rounded out the podium in second and third respectively.
The One Eighth Scale Racers club hosted round 3 of the 2016 Midwest Series at their Toledo Ohio track. This six race series is thought to be the longest running series in the United States, having been organized back in the summer of 1970. Seventy drivers traveled to compete in the event and the racing action was exciting every class. This series features both 1/10 Sedan and 1/8 Open 4WD classes as well as Masters classes for both scales. The cars are run together by scale but scored separately by class.
Coming from X Factory’s Infinity range of option parts are carbon idler gear shafts. They solve the problem of early transmission failures in modern 2WD buggies that are the result of the idler gear wobbling on the gear shaft as the latter is a tad too small in diameter to allow for easier assembly. X Factory’s carbon idler gear shafts are exactly 5mm in diameter, making for a press fit of the bearing on the shaft, resulting in an ultra-precise gear location and longer gear life. The shaft is available in a TLR 22-series and a Team Associated B6/5-series variant as a single item and without the gear and bearings you can see above.
Schelle Racing Innovations have introduced their new carbon fibre battery strap for the Team Associated B6 and B6D buggies. The brace is of a rigid, secure, and minimalist design with the strap holds down the perimeter of the LiPo pack while allowing clearance for the plugs and also of the positive and negative terminal markings on the case. The pack is held in place by 3D-printed 7mm hex battery stops which are easy to install with a 7mm wheel wrench. Stainless steel screws are included, but racers can upgrade to aluminium or titanium to shave weight. Lastly the construction allows to pivot the hex posts and run the battery pack in-line for a more quick handling setup.