April 18, 2024

Shepherd Velox V8.2 Anti Roll Bars

Shepherd have started to release some new upgrades for its Velox V8.2 with a trio of new Anti Roll Bars options for the 1:8 Onroad Chassis. Developed in conjunction with the factory team drivers, these new additions to the V8.2 Anti Roll Bar range will give racers extra flexibility and greater tuning options. The new roll bars are offered in 2.3mm, 2.7mm, and 2.9mm thicknesses. Source: Zen Racing [zen-racing.co.uk]…

April 11, 2024

Brilliant RC Velox 8.2 Titanium Hinge Pin Set

Zen-Racing / Team Shepherd has announced the expansion of the Brilliant RC Titanium range of products with a new Titanium Hinge Pin Set for the Shepherd Velox 8.2 1:8 Nitro Onroad chassis. These new machined titanium hinge pins offer incredible strength and durability with the added advantage of saving more than a 1/3 in weight (13 grams) over the standard steel options. Source: Zen Racing [zen-racing.co.uk]…

February 8, 2024

Shepherd Velox 8.2 Rear Shock Tower Mounting Set

In the first of a series of new option part releases since its take over last by David Spashett’s Zen Racing, onroad nitro chassis manufacturer Shepherd has released a new Rear Shock Tower Vertical Mounting Set for its Velox 8.2. The new rear Shock mount for its flagship 1:8 onroad chassis offers a much more tuneable option for the rear shock angle. Source: Zen Racing [zen-racing.co.uk]…

August 23, 2023

12-year-old Thilo Baldes win German Nitro Championship

Thilo Baldes is the new German National Onroad Champion in the 1:8 Nitro Class 2. With his Reds Racing powered Shepherd Velox V8.2, the 12-year-old talent from Adenau near the famous Nürburgring won the 45-minute final race at the German Nationals in Kirchhain in central Germany with a concentrated and faultless performance. In the heat battle at temperatures around 35 degrees, Baldes relegated Julian Krajuszek (Mugen), who is the same age, to second place on the 230-metre racetrack and thus also secured the title of German Junior Champion in Class 2. Third place on the podium in the performance class…

June 14, 2023

Wood makes it BRCA 3 from 3 at Halifax

Tim Wood made it three from three in the British 1:8 Onroad National Championship, the Shepherd driver taking the TQ and win at Halifax last weekend. Already a winner at Cotswold and Wombwell, Wood would set a blistering pace in qualifying setting a new track record as he put his Hasi Tuned powered Velox V8.2 on pole for the A-final. Behind Capricorn’s Andrew Hastings would line up second with the ARC of Niall Cochran 3rd. In the 30-minute final that order would remain unchanged as Wood took a convincing win from the front. With latest BRCA encounter attracting the biggest…

May 25, 2023

Flavio Elais claims 5th South American 1:8 Onroad title

…passing lap, he extended his lead, impressing the audience with his rapid and precise manoeuvers with his Velox V8.2. After 45 minutes of intense racing, he crossed the finish line as the commanding leader over the Infinity of Matias Otaegui. The other Shepherd drivers also left their mark on the competition. Alexandro Giardino delivered a solid race, securing a excellent fourth-place finish. Displaying his talent and technical understanding of the model car, he showcased the strength of the Shepherd team. Alvaro Jara achieved an impressive fifth-place finish, while Pablo Riveros, Reinaldo Gil and Pablo Baudino secured a respectable 8th –…

May 24, 2023

Wood leads Velox 1-2 at British Nationals

A hot and sunny Wombwell Circuit welcomed Round 2 of the British 1:8 Onroad Nationals where Tim Wood would lead a 1-2 for the Shepherd Velox. Attracting the highest entry of drivers seen for a long time, qualifying at the super-fast and technical track would see Round 1 winner Wood with his Hasi Tuned powered Velox secure the TQ closely followed team-mate John Carr and the Capricorn of Andrew Hastings. In the 30-minute A Final, Wood led from the start to make it 2 from 2 and extend his lead in the championship with fourth place qualifier Karl Dransfield having…

April 3, 2023

Wood wins British 1:8 Onroad Nationals opener

…it was his run in Q3 that secured him the TQ honours. Behind, Andrew Hastings would line-up second with his Capricorn after he posted his fastest time in Q2. John Carr completed the Top 3 posting his quickest run in the penultimate qualifier. In the 30-minute final it would be a repeat of last year’s penultimate round visit to the Cotswolds track, as Wood secured a comfortable win with his Hasi Tuned powered Velox V8.2s. Hastings would finish second while the Serpent of Matthieu Dambrine, fifth fastest in qualifying, completed the podium as Carr retired after 8-minutes. Image: BRCA [Facebook]…

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