Italian brand Mach4 have new pre-glued 1/10th formula tyres available. According to Mach4 they utilise a unique rubber compound with the tyres coming pre-glued on black multi spoke wheels. The tyres are sold as pairs for the front and the rear and they are usable on all modern day 1/10th formula cars.
The final round of the Portuguese 1/8th Nitro Buggy national championship was held this past weekend. Unfortunately the 45-minute main final would be held in wet and muddy conditions and it was Miguel Matias who made the best out of the situation by taking he win some two laps in front of Goncalo de Melo while Carlos Duraes completed the podium in third. With the win Miguel snatched a 14th national title in his career.
Following yesterday’s introduction of the forthcoming Inferno MP9e TKI4 1/8th E-Buggy, Kyosho today released more detailed images of the company’s top-of-the-foodchain kit. The version 4 will include some subtle updates and changes previously available only with the nitro-powered TKI4 kit but now also EP racers can benefit of 2mm longer front A-arms, the updated +2mm roll centre front shock stay and upper arm mounts as well as an updated wing mount that allows to shift the wing up and down, forth and back. The kit is rounded out by an adjustable rear wing with additional wickerbill and it is set for a release this November.
The popular Serpent GT Cup series saw the running of round five this past weekend. As the racers get more and more used to the control class equipment, the lap times are getting faster every time and racing is getting even more exciting with the top racers being very close together in terms lap times and performance. In the ever growing Cobra GT Modified class, round five saw a new TQ holder. Hui China Ho was able to secure the top spot in front of series points leader Nelson Woo. With the fastest lap time only 0.1s apart, Hui managed to hold off a strong charge from Nelson, eventually winning the 40-minutes A-main while Nelson Woo had to settle for second. After qualifying sixth overall, veteran racer Quai Lo had a very strong race to finish third and to take the final podium spot.
Round four of the JConcepts Indoor Nationals was recently held at R/C Excitement in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. As Friday rolled on, more and more people showed up throughout the day to find the perfect setup for the start of seeding and heading into the qualifiers, everyone was battling it out to see who would earn the coveted pole position. In the prestigious 2WD Modified class, Jake Mayo showed his skill and speed once again by dominating three rounds of qualifying, earning him the pole position.
For the second year running the Model Mountain Camp event was held at Storefjell Hotell and Resort. A unique event for Norway the weekend sees both the Storefjell Sprint Touring race and a round of the “King of Nations” drift cup. This year the event had 114 entries from six countries including two foreign guests in the form of Yokomo’s development driver Matsuzaki Hayato and sales manager Aso Minoru. In the Spring Modified class Matsuzaki showed his world class skills and so he took an easy win with the fight being on for the remaining podium spots. Both Lars A. Andersen and André Roine really wanted those spots on the podium, but in the end it was Lars who took the runner-up spot behind Hayato. André, who had a serious crash in the second leg had to let his team mate Anders Mikkelsen by with the latter taking the final podium spot.
The IP-Chang racing circuit in Korea recently held round 14 of the Team James Racing Cup. Despite rainy weather about 60 drivers signed in for the event that saw Jeon Han Young (Serpent) taking the win in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class from Hwang Sun Young (Xray) who was in the mix for the win but a broken rear wing cost him a better result. In third Ryan Lee (Mugen) completed the podium result. The 1/8th E-Buggy class had Hwang Sun Young (Xray) coming out fastest from Ryan Lee (Mugen) in second and Kim Ki Suk (Xray) in third.
The opening round of the Estonian 1/10th Off-road Championship was held in Väike-Maarja over the weekend. Jörg Tiit was the man to beat in both 2WD and 4WD Buggy as he TQed every round of qualifying and he would also take the day’s wins in both categories to round out a perfect weekend.