The Russian Indoor Nationals were held in the city of Vladimir recently. Held in 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.
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.
Schumacher have introduced the new Contact Light wheels for the 1/8th nitro circuit class. Developed with Contact’s high level drivers, the new “Light” range see the company pushing the boundaries of wheel material development. The improvement in plastics makes the rims 20 percent lighter, yet still with good strength, just under that of Contact’s carbon rim. Significant benefits include faster acceleration, better traction and increased cornering speeds. The new wheels are easily recognisable with their grey color 5-spoke rim and they are available as 32 shore and 35 shore front as well as 35 shore and 37 shore rear variants beginning of March.
Sweep Racing have introduced their new 24mm wide treaded rubber tyre for 1/10th GT and FWD touring cars. It utilises a full scale tread design licensed by Hankook with the side walls featuring both Hankook and Sweep logos. The high-performance tyre is belted to prevent it from ballooning under power and to limit diameter expanding due to softening that can occur over time when using aggressive traction compounds. The tyre will come moulded from a universal compound that suits both asphalt and carpet tracks with dedicated carpet, asphalt and wet track compounds coming at a later stage.
The fifth round of the Xray Racing Series Slovakia was held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Trencin last weekend in several electric on-road and off-road classes. Starting with the on-road categories and in Touring Modified it was Xray’s Alexander Hagberg with the overall win after some epic battles with 2nd placed Bruno Coelho (Xray) and Xray’s own Martin Hudy.
RC Maker have introduced the V2 version of their popular GeoCarbon bumper mount for the Awesomatix A800 MMX and MMCX. Designed to be used with the kit P14-1X lower bumper mount, the upper carbon fibre brace increases the bumpers rigidity, and also the body post rigidity by offering more support around the post. The part is a direct replacement for the standard mount, and also includes a built-in brace to brace the bumper to the bulkheads, preventing the bumper bending in impacts and also saving the chassis. This part does not touch the bulkheads but clears by the slightest of margins as to ensure no tweaking. Constructed of high quality 3K 3mm carbon, it is lightweight and durable, and it fits all 2018+ models with AM78X1 bulkheads.
ORCA have announced the signing of multi-time IFMAR World Champion, Naoto Matsukura to their team. Naoto joins his World caliber team members Akio Sobue and Jilles Groskamp and he will be powering his Infinity rides using ORCA electronics for the 2020 season starting at this week’s 2020 TITC race in Bangkok, Thailand.
JConcepts have introduced their new belted Hotties SCT blue compound tyre for Street Eliminator drag racing. The tyre was created to look and perform the part of a performance Drag Racing tyre without compromising grip. Now, available in a belted version, the rear tyre has an inspired look with a wide-body footprint so the driver can feel the straight-line forward stability with very light rolling resistance. The 2.2 x 3.0” size makes it convenient to fit a host of SCT sized wheel options including the JConcepts StarTec and Tactic wheel design. The rear tyre is designed as a compact shape to fit inside the close quarters of the vehicle while maintaining the crisp response of a race tyre. Hotties have raised lettering which can be detailed for shows or displays or simply left without for a sleepy yet devastating look. The inside of the Hotties carcass incorporates a fibrous and woven belted material submerged into the rubber. Along the sidewall, feathery ribs along the sidewall to cushion straight-line blastoffs. The JConcepts tires include closed-cell inserts known for their durability, performance and consistency.