The third round of ETS Season #14 2021/22 took place on the ground of the AMCA Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. With 200 entries in the six ETS racing classes, the event started with a free practice day on Thursday and a good weather forecast for the whole weekend. As always at the ETS, the race included 4 rounds of qualifying followed by triple mains for everybody. Everything was prepared in a perfect way by the AMCA Apeldoorn and the amazing racetrack was awaiting all drivers. In the Matrix Modified class it was Xray’s Bruno Coelho who was able to win three rounds of qualifying with his teammate Alexander Hagberg taking the other round. With Coelho being on pole, Mugen Seiki’s Ronald Völker scored three second places which let him start second on the grid in front of Yokomo`s Yannic Prümper (3), Xray`s Alexander Hagberg (4) and Awesomatix driver Marc Rheinard (5). The field of modified drivers was on a super high level once again and the fight for the A-Main spots was as close as possible in between some hundreds of a second.
Introducing ST Racing Concepts’ new line of option parts for the Traxxas Drag Slash. CNC machined aluminium front bumper improves durability of your Drag Slash and adds a bit of weight to the front of the vehicle to help prevent the front end from lifting during hard acceleration. The aluminium front caster blocks improve durability and add a great look to the Drag Slash, while the aluminium rear motor guard/Wheelie bar mount provides a solid mounting point for the rear wheelie bar and takes away any unwanted flex. Finally, the aluminium heat-sink finned motor plate improves heat dissipation of the motor and adds that factory look to your Drag Slash. All option parts are CNC machined from high quality aluminium and available in anodised blue, green, gun metal, red and silver.
Round 6 of the BRCA Clubmans series took the racers South to Hampshire, home of Aldershot Model Car Club. Saturday practice saw drivers our in shorts and tee shirts with the sun out all day. Seven rounds of controlled practice in heat order was the order of the day so the racers got plenty of track time. Sunday morning and what a change in the weather, yep the weather man got it wrong again. A very overcast start to the day was soon followed by fine rain for the first round of qualifying which turned into intermittent showers. The track never completely dried all day so wet tyres for the Touring cars and Formula One’s were needed.
JConcepts has rolled out a sweet looking replacement motor plate for the DR10 and SR10 vehicle line-up. With the evolution faster vehicles, drag racing, and speedy dirt oval racing, a serous crash is inevitable. Looking at the typical construction of the second operation processes on standard motor plates, it easy to see why bending is sometimes an issue. The design team at JConcepts has incorporated a honeycomb milling affect with placement more suited to surrounding geometry making the plate lightweight and very rigid in multiple directions. The honeycomb features add a 3D look featuring the natural aluminium while the rest is available blue or black anodised colours. The motor plate is compatible with the Team Associated DR10 and SR10 while remaining lightweight. Slight chamfering on the 3mm thickness material allows the rather beefy plate to look quite slim and trim. In addition, longer slots have been designed into the motor plate to allow larger pinion sizes to accommodate the needs of the hardcore racer.
MST have introduced their new RMX 2.5 RS black 1/10 RWD drift car kit. Specially designed to be lightweight, this kit is fully loaded with the highest performance parts straight out of the box. It comes with a hardened plastic gearbox that supports RMX and RRX driving modes, and can have the motor mounted above or below the spur gear for different handling characteristics. Other new items over its predecessor include the 2.5mm carbon chassis, new upper deck and newly designed aluminium shock absorbers with adjustable length.
Two new items from Yokomo, the first of which is a rear stabiliser set for the new BD10F FWD touring car. Since the rear stabiliser is not standard equipment on the BD10F, this set is effective when you want to improve steering response and improve performance on high-grip road surfaces. Three types of stabiliser bars (1.2, 1.3, 1.4mm) are included. Also new is a capacitor for racing that maximises the performance of your ESC. When the load becomes high due to sudden throttle operation it supplements the electric power and enhances the acceleration. Each cord is attached to the battery ± terminal of ESC, but since it is non-polar, it can be used regardless of which pole it is attached to.
Xpress have introduced their Dragnalo DR1S 1/10 4wd EP high power touring car. Traditional touring cars are designed for use with a 2S LiPo in line with a lot of racing standards set by the racing organisations. But with the advancement in both LiPo and brushless power systems, the DR1S was designed to handle much larger amounts of power. The DR1S was designed with the goal to handle all of that power. From Circuit racing to drag racing and 2S LiPo to 6s LiPo, the drivetrain was designed to deal with all of these high powered systems. For Drag racing application, this car was designed to withstand the power which the current 1/8th power plants are able to generate. The height adjustable wheelie bar was designed to minimise launch times and stabilise the car after launch.
IGT8 are delighted to present their all new GTe 2021 platform. Following excellent results with the Nitro powered version, the US company have released this completely new model. Featuring a super narrow and compact chassis with an ultra low CG, it has a perfectly straight transmission for high efficiency and low resistance & wear. Utilising a two in one concept, the car is delivered with a double rear battery configuration but can be optionally transformed to a front side configuration. Other features include a ball raced built in flex system in the rear and the use of emulsion shock technology for smooth and consistent handling.