The penultimate round of the 2019/20 Essex Winter Series took place this weekend. With storm Dennis creating some difficult weather conditions around the country, the entry count ended up being a little lower than the usual full sell-out as some people were prevented from travelling. However, the competition was still close and battles for every position were important. Elliott Harper was already within touching distance of the overall Modified championship, but didn’t get the event off to the start he would need to secure the title on the day – making a number of mistakes in Q1. This allowed Kyle Branson to take the first round with his Capricorn, just ahead of the Yokomo of Harley Eldridge and the Awesomatix of Chris Grainger. Elliott took fourth, with Billy Fletcher, now confirmed as the Super Stock Champion, switching to Modified for the final events and taking a very impressive fifth in round.
The Russian Indoor Nationals were held in the city of Vladimir recently. The race saw the running of several electric on-road classes it was Maxim Laverychev with the overall TQ and win in the Touring Modified class from Denis Laverychev in 2nd place overall. Kirill Trofimov would complete the all-Awesomatix podium lock-out.
T-Works have introduced new aluminium shock standoff sets for the HB Racing D819 series of buggies. Available is a 4-piece standard length kit as well as a 2-piece +5mm set, the latter mount the shocks at an angle in relation to the shock tower and lower arms, which can be beneficial in certain track conditions. All standoffs are machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium, they come hard-anodised for wear and looks and also fit the older spec 817 and 815 kits.
Coming from Exotek is an aluminium heavy-duty 1-piece rear camber mount and bulkhead for the Kyosho Ultima RB7 and RB6 series laydown midship gear box. The part is of a machined 7075 alloy construction meaning is allows for repeated secure mounting and ensures no stripped nylon threads that change camber after big hits. Its appearance in anodised black with red contrasting chamfers makes for added visual impact and the part matches the stock geometry while sporting mounting points for the RB7 sway bars. At 10g the bulkhead is also 1.5g lighter than the stock nylon bulkhead.
Coming from Answer-RC are their new carbon fibre side guards for the Team Associated B74 buggy. The hand-laid carbon and kevlar mix side guards are both stiff and light, scrubbing about 50 percent of weight compared to the standard moulded parts. Includes in the set are all items required to fit.
Ruddog have introduced their new 500ml fuel bottle. The high-quality all-plastic construction is very lightweight as not only the bottle itself but also the neck is made of high-quality plastic material, ensuring effortless handling even in crowded and hectic pit situations. The soft material of the bottle ensures quick yet precise refuelling and included with the grey colour bottle comes a suitable bottle neck cap.
Vision Racing Products have announced the release of their new V3 carbon fibre rear shock tower for the HB Racing D819 and E819 buggies. The tower features new shock mounting holes that are mid spaced, the newest mounting positions being ran on the HB buggies. Another feature added to the V3 tower is the wing mounting holes. There are sets of holes that allow to use the stock HB Racing wing mount in the stock locations as well as move them up, or use the MBX8 wing mount for a finer wing height adjustment.
Round 4 of the Danish Electric On-road Nationals was held in Birkerod in north of Copenhagen last weekend with the drivers competing in Stock Open, Super Stock, Modified and Formula classes. The Open Stock category was well attended and it was Villiam Bülow with the overall TQ from Jorn Birkebaek in 2nd. The triple A-mains again saw Viliam out in front with Jorn on the runner-up spot. Dennis Hassing came in 3rd, Rasmus Poulsen in 4th and Michael Baungaard-Sorensen in 5th. With the win Villiam Bülow now also leads the U16 championship.