Round 6 of the CTS3 was held at Steel City RC Speedway in Fontana, California. The weather was a major factor reaching temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit making it more challenging for both drivers and cars. In the Modified division, Team Associated veteran Rick Hohwart set TQ for Q1 on Saturday. On Sunday Brandon Clements (Awesomatix) would better the TQ till Q3 as JJ Wang (Xray) ups it with a flawless run putting himself pole position for the A-main. Tone to tone Wang would separate the field early and take his car to victory as Hohwart would finish in 2nd and Randy Caster (Team Associated) in a respectable 3rd.
The Big Apple OS Speed Challenge was held at Barnstormers Raceway in New York this past weekend. The track was blown out and dusty but after a heavy rain shower the track was flooded, forcing the organisers to call it a day meaning the finishing order would be based on qualifying, handing the 1/8 Nitro Buggy win to top qualifier, Mark Sousa (Xray). HB Racing’s Cole Ogden came in 2nd from Serpent racer, Adam Johnson in 3rd.
Capricorn have introduced a new side-by-side battery conversion for the C8SR 1/8th scale stock pan car. The kit allows to run two standard-size battery packs side-by-side, replacing the kit’s stand-up brick position while the speed controller will be moved to the upper area in front of the motor. The result is an optimised weight balance and better heat dissipation of the batteries which will greatly improve life span.
Now available from Leadfinger Racing is the newly updated A2 Tactic body for the Kyosho Inferno TKI4 nitro buggy. The A2 body design for the MP9 TKI4 is the second generation to the original Assassin. Track conditions can have a drastic change over long race weekends, making the A2 the perfect choice for added tuning as the sleek and aggressive styling gives an all around balanced feel.The windshield has been given less rake then that of the original Assassin, easing steering slightly. Additional height has been taken out of the cab and widened front to rear, helping to lower the centre of gravity, and giving the car a more planted feel. The rear swoop behind the cab has also been lowered, with additional down force added to the top of the side pods. Bump outs have been added for throttle linkage and fuel tank clearance. The A2 body for the Kyosho TKI4 is made of thicker lexan, comes clear and ready for paint with window masks and stickers provided.
The fourth round of this year’s Portuguese IC Track Nationals was held at the Vila Real track this past weekend. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring class it was Eduardo Escandon with the TQ from Carlos Manuel Rodrigues. In the 30-minute A-main event however it was Carlos who would hold the upper hand, bringing home the win some twelve seconds in front of Juan Hidalgo Garrido in 2nd. Nuno Duraes had to settle for 3rd overall, some four laps down following a difficult A-main and loosing about one and a half minutes in an unplanned pit stop.
Carlos Sikora has taken the win in the E-Buggy class at Los CoCos RC in the a Dominican Republic this past weekend. Sikora would drive his JQRacing buggy to victory in the hot, rough and challenging conditions as Francis Ortiz (TLR) would claim 2nd and Luis Garcia (Kyosho) came in 3rd.
Round 9 of the Nitro X Cross series was geld at the East Shrewsbury club this past weekend. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was HB Racing’s Graham Alsop with the win a lap in front of runner-up, Agama’s Jonathan Skidmore. Mike Lewis (Team Associated) in 3rd would round out the podium result as Matt Lewis and Jon Howells completed the top 5 result.
Alexander Hagberg and Michal Orlowski completed the podium at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series season finale this afternoon in Slovakia. While Bruno Coelho wrapped up the overall win in A2, the ETS Champion opted to run the third A-Main at Hudy Arena after not being 100% happy with his car in A1 & 2 and again he lead home another stagnated Top 3. Winning by his biggest margin of the three encounters, Coelho would finish 1.8-seconds up on Hagberg with the result securing Xray another 1-2 finish at their home track. For Hagberg, today’s 2nd place would also help him to move ahead of Yokomo’s Ronald Volker in the final end of season standings to finish 3rd overall behind Marc Rheinard, the Infinity driver having another difficult weekend. Finishing A3 over 2-seconds back on Hagberg, Orlowski would cap off an impressive weekend by securing his first ever ETS podium. Having started his career in the ETS but moved over and becoming a star and champion of the Euro Offroad Series, today’s result should see the Schumacher driver return to his roots and become a contender for the title of both disciplines next season.
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