Servo manufacturer Power HD has announced the signing of top large scale racer Sven Rodewald from Germany. The reigning 1:6 Large Scale 4WD Offroad European Champion, 6 X time National Champion, Multiple European Finalist, and multiple LS Touring Car GP Race finalist, Rodewald will be using Power HD’s high end GTS-6 & GTS-7 servos in his 1:6 Offroad and 1:5 Onroad Cars. Racing for chassis manufacturer MCD, on his deal with Power HD he said, ‘During the last year I tried the Power HD GTS-6 and GTS-7 servos, and it was a pleasure to use them! The whole time the servos performed just great! Im happy to join the Power HD factory team for the upcoming season!’
Following the release of classic Formula body for their recently released MF-1-200 mini 1:10 Formula chassis, Team Saxo has now launched a version for their F1-180-V4 competition 1:10 Formula kit. Made from high quality 0.8mm polycarbonate, the classic styled F1 body’s large frontal area requires the use of Team Saxo’s TS01943 front bumper as well as TS01944 Body Mount posts which are sold separately.
Following his announcement earlier this week that he was retiring from nitro competition after 15-years, former nitro World Champion Dominic Greiner is set for a electric touring car race program with the news he has rejoined his former sponsor Serpent. Greiner won his 2016 World 1:10 Nitro Touring Car World title with Serpent and will now try his hand at electric racing with the manufacturers X20/24 electric touring car. Commenting on the announcement said, ‘I’m very happy to join back to my family Serpent and very excited to use and help the team with the X20/24. As I decided to stop nitro I thought electric is the best option I have, and as I saw the first pictures from the new 1:10 electric car it was an easy decision to use Serpent. I’m pretty sure the car has a lot of potential, could test it already indoors on the carpet and was very surprised and happy about the performance. I want to thank Joaquin and Mr. Lau for the warm welcome back.’
With Day 1 of qualifying complete at the 1:12 World Championship, it is defending World Champion Marc Rheinard who holds the overnight TQ in Florida. The Awesomatix driver wrapped up the day’s action at Beachline Raceway with by backing up his Q2 performance with a second TQ run in the third round. Having taken Q1, Michal Orlowski was looking on target for repeat performance until he bounced his Schumacher off the boards promoting Rheinard to the top of the timing screens. A strong recovery that even Rheinard admitted caught him off guard, would see the Pole getting to within 0.493 of a second by the end of the 8-minutes. Overall the Polish ace holds second in the qualification points ahead of Kemp Anderson and Alexander Hagberg. Hagberg would end the day with his best performance setting the 3rd fastest time and together with his two P4 runs from earlier, the former World Champion gets promoted up to the top heat grouping for Day 2 of qualifying.
Sweep Racing has announced its new Super Carbides 1:8 Buggy tyre. Designed for hard packed and blue groove or loose dusty track conditions, they get an improved V6 carcase. The new carcase design features rounded sidewall to improve corner feeling and give better wide contact with the surface. The pin size remains the same as it’s original Carbides.
Awesomatix’s Marc Rheinard has TQ’d the second round of qualifying at the 1:12 World Championship at Beachline Raceway, the defending Champion benefitting from mistakes by Q1 winner Michal Orlowski and the rapid Kemp Anderson. While Anderson would recover to get a second for the round, albeit a lap down on his team-mate, Orlowski ended up with a 5th, a score he’ll be hoping to drop over the remaining 4 qualifiers. Running in the second fastest heat, Donny Lia made it a 1,2,3 for Awesomatix finishing ahead of Alexander Hagberg. The third place qualifier at the 2014 Worlds, which also took place in Florida, 1:12 specialist Lia had been chasing leader Hagberg in the same heat until the Xray driver crashed in the final half minute of the qualifier. The ‘stupid mistake’ cost the former World Champ a potential P3 and instead he matched his opening result of a fourth.
MIBO has added to its range of accessories with three new specially developed CA Tire Glues and two Activator Sprays. For Onroad classes with rubber tires, the onroad CA Tire glue’s low viscosity enables it to seamlessly permeate the tiniest gaps, ensuring a robust and dependable bond. The 20g bottle’s compact design ensures precise application, guaranteeing maximum control and accuracy during use. The Offroad glues medium viscosity provides a strong and reliable bond between the surfaces to be bonded, while at the same time allowing even the smallest of gaps to be penetrated without problems. Every offroad racer will also appreciate the larger, 50g pack in a compact bottle for maximum precision in glue application. Third option, the MIBO Racing Foam CA Tire Glue, is developed for classes with foam tires. The special viscosity of the glue results in a strong and reliable bond between the surfaces to be bonded. The CA Activator Spray dramatically speeds up the curing process with the Onroad spray coming in 150ml size with a bigger 200ml size for Offroad.
Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski has taken the opening round of qualifying at the 1:12 World Championships in Florida. Top Qualifier at the last running of the Worlds in 2020, he would TQ the first of the 6 rounds at Beachline Raceway by 0.25 of a second from Top Seed & defending Champion Marc Rheinard. A very closely contested 8-minute qualifier, Rheinard’s Awesomatix team-mate Kemp Anderson was right in the mix. Posting the fastest lap of the round, the American was laying down the TQ pace before dropping off the top spot with a bad lap and eventually completing the Top 3. Running in the second fastest heat having nor featured in seeding yesterday, Xray’s Alexander Hagberg took a confidence boosting P4 for the round ahead of the Awesomatix of Sam Isaacs and Snowbirds podium finisher Donny Lia.