The 2019 US World Nitro Cup was held at Homestead RC Raceway in Homestead, Florida over the weekend. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Sedan class it was Teemu Leino with the overall TQ from Uriah Murnan on the runner-up spot. The two would also make up the top 2 after the 45-minute A-main event with Teemo taking the win some seven laps in front of Uriah. 12th place qualifier, Jonathan Nunez would lay down a great drive to snatch the final podium spot in front of Dorian Tisdale in 4th.
Xray have announced the release of their new 2.0mm aluminium chassis for the T4F FWD touring car kit. Machined from 2mm 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised, the chassis will limit the overall chassis flex compared to using the standard carbon fibre chassis, making the car easier to drive in medium to high-bite traction conditions. The increased overall stability will ensure better car control while also adding cool looks thanks to laser-etched Xray logos.
Team Shepherd have introduced an update for their well known Team Edition clutch in form of the tuning clutch Team Edition v2 which is suitable for the Velox V8.2 and other 1/8 nitro on-road cars. This updated clutch set is meant to offer excellent performance without any compromises by using Shepherd’s famous extra hard clutch spring as well as a coated aluminium clutch bell. Furthermore it is featuring a black anodised 7075-T6 aluminium flywheel, a shiny aluminium pressure plate, special compound fly weights and a yellow PTFE clutch shoe. This clutch will deliver consistent engagement and a powerful acceleration out of the corner. To complete the set high quality bearings and the needed fastening materials and shims are included as well.
The third round of the 2019/20 Schumacher Winter Series presented by the Louth Radio Control Car Club took place this past weekend. Joseph Cocking would set the initial pace with his Xray in the Touring 13.5 class. However it was Mitch Fiddling who is best known for his off-road exploits who would take top with his Schumacher Mi7. Joseph Cocking would place his Yokomo BD9 Medius into 2nd ahead of Chris Lovely with the new Xray T4’20, Alex Brocklebank and his Schumacher and the Xrays of Callum Chapman and Jason Lovely the 2018 17.5 champion.
The Grand Final of the 2019 Arrowmax Cup was held at the AMA indoor asphalt track in Guangzhou, China this past weekend with 80 drivers and 90 entries in total. In the premier Touring Modified class it was Yokomo’s Nicholas Lee with the overall TQ and he also came out on top after the triple A-mains as he scored wins in all three legs, leaving behind Xray’s Dominic Quek and Infinity’s Viktor Wilck in tie on points in 2nd and 3rd respectively. Ultimately it was Dominic with the runner-up spot as Victor had to settle for 3rd overall after the tie breaker. Serpent’s Hugo Nagashima from Japan came in 4th from Hong Kong based Stick King (Serpent) in 5th.
RC Arlos Factory from The Netherlands have released first renderings of their forthcoming new 2-door drift car body shell. Designed for 258mm wheelbase chassis the body resembles a hopped-up German 2-door sedan, featuring a hefty front splitter, add-on wheel arches and a huge rear wing. The body is set for a release in January 2020 and more images will become available soon.
Ronald Völker has secured the overall TQ position at this year’s EWS International, after setting the fastest times in all three rounds of qualifying held today. Featuring the strongest line up in the event’s eight year history, the Yokomo pilot said he was “surprised” to have topped all three rounds, noting how close the top five were each time out. Making a number of changes throughout the day to his development Yokomo chassis, which features a number of parts in preparation for the BD10 release later this month, Völker said he was still chasing traction and will use tomorrow’s final qualifier to test some final ideas. Fellow German, Marc Rheinard, sits second after Saturday’s racing, the Infinity pilot taking a second and two third places today. Chasing his first win at the event, the Infinity pilot is also using a prototype car as the company looks to prepare it’s next generation of IF14 chassis. Defending race winner, Yannic Prümper sits third overall, with Lucas Urbain and Christopher Krapp rounding out the top five.
Mon-Tech Racing have released a first preview image of their forthcoming new FWD touring car body shell. Styled using design cues of a popular European-made hatchback the body will feature a classic FWD touring car design with huge fenders, a large front splitter and a scale-looking silhouette. Full details will become available by next Wednesday, the 11th of December, when Mon-Tech will officially unveil the new lid.