The recent round of the Finnish FinTrack Tour saw Georgy Chmigal (Xray) walking away with the win in the TSM 10 class. Georgy took a hard-fought TQ after the qualifiers and after equally tight battles in the finals, he took the win from 2nd placed Henry Salmen (Xray) and Eetu Pesonen (Capricorn) 3rd.
Capricorn have introduced an updated front bumper for the C803 1/8th on-road car. The part features a higher rib in the rear section that leads to increased overall stiffness while the updated design also allows to mount the front body posts directly onto the bumper, doing away with the need to use an upper plate. Using bumper-mounted body posts will improve the overall downforce available and the bumper is usable on all of Capricorn’s 1/8th on-road cars. An extra upper plate is included in the set to further strengthen the front area but it is only usable with C803 based cars.
SWorkz have introduce two new chassis reinforcement braces for their S35E based vehicles. The braces attach to the lower chassis right between the front and rear chassis braces and they will reduce chassis pitch to protect the centre driveshaft while remaining chassis flex. Coming as lightweight aluminium or +20g brass variant, the braces will fit the S35E, S35-TE, Zeus and Apollo kits.
Coming from RC Speed Secrets and made for the Team Associated B64 and B64D are the carbon fibre LCG Relocation shock towers and a carbon fibre front upper deck. Starting with the shock towers, RCSS relocated the holes to align the camber link above the hinge pin and added some extra LCG tuning hole options in the same position. The result is a car that tracks better while promoting sweeping turns versus more choppy turning. The towers also offer more tuning options for higher traction surfaces like carpet, turf, and high bite clay. Although in testing showed that it is best to run both front and rear LCG towers, Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin just used the rear tower to take a 2nd overall at the recent International Offroad Carpet Championship.
Serpent have announced the signing of Norwegian 1/10th buggy frontrunner, Marius Kristensen to their team. The Norwegian National Champion will campaign the company’s SDX4 and SRX2MH buggies at events such as the EOS, the National Series, the National Championship as well as select Swedish races and the Euros.
The final round of the Spanish 1/8th IC Track National Championship was held at the Club Carsol track in Elche in the south of Valencia. Carlos Peracho Heras was the man to beat and he would take the pole position for the A-main event. Joining him was Adrián Santeiro who won the Super Pole race that was held under rainy conditions. The changing weather was also a key factor in the semi-finals with the right tyre choice being crucial to secure a ticket for the main event. For the sake of excitement all championship favourites, Sergio Montesinos, Rubén Olivares, Victor González and Guillermo Pérez, made their way into the main, so the championship would go down to the wire. From the tone Peracho Heras and Olivares Munoz separated from the field despite the two being in a wheel-to-wheel battle. The pit crew of Carlos showed some very swift work during the main and in the end he was able to walk away with the win in front of Vicente Eres Ramos. Further down the field it were Sergio Montesinos Ortega and Guillermo Pérez who had a long battle for 3rd position, and in the end the latter took the final podium spot by only a tenth of a second. For Sergio Ortega the 4th place was enough to be crowned new Spanish Champion 2017.
Coming from Team C Racing is a soldering jig for a range of electric high-power connectors. The tool can hold T-type, XT and Mini-T connectors as well as a range of bullet-type plugs during soldering, ensuring more convenient, save and accurate soldering jobs. The jig is machined from aluminium, it comes anodised and with engraved markings. Using the jig is simple as its clamping design does not require additional tools.
The Miniautodromo Jody Scheckter in Fiorano, Italy played host to the Trofeo Costruttori, the Constructors Trophy, recently. The race was also valid as UISP Euro Cup, and Andrea Pirani would dominate the GT class from tone to tone after also taking the TQ honours. Loris Luise finished the race in 2nd from Daniele Bulla 3rd.