After 2 years of work and collaboration with motorsport engineering company M-Sport, CEN Racing has announced its WRC M-Sport Ford Puma Rally1 1:8 4WD RTR. The highly detailed replica of the World Rally Championship contender run by the British team features an 100A ESC from Hobbywing and is waterproof and dustproof for all weather. Running 2-3S Li-po or 6-9 Cell Ni-Mh batteries, a sensorless CEN Racing High Performance 3658 3000KV motor provides drive to the full time 4WD driver train while the steering is operated by 12Kg metal gear servo from Savox. Based on a 3mm alu chassis, the car features front and rear 3mm Aluminium Shock Towers, Aluminium Arm Brace, full precision ball bearing support, front skid plate with durable foam bumper, an injection-molded Rear Diffuser and Easy Access Battery Tray.
KAOS Advance Tuning distributors Robitronic have introduced a range of option parts for the CEN Racing Reeper 1/7th scale monster truck. First up is an adjustable wheelie bar set. Its design allows to set the tilt angle at 40 degrees or 45 degrees and it comes including ball-raced wheels and mounting hardware, making it a direct fit. Next up is a carbon fibre chassis plate made from 3.5mm sheet material. The hard compound graphite makes for extremely high rigidity while still being light of weight, upping the overall performance and looks of the truck. Last but not least are longer and stronger spring sets with progressive winding. Available in red or green colour to complement the Reeper body shells, the springs are ideal for the hardcore basher.
US CEN Racing distributors HRP have introduced the US-exclusive Colossus XT mega monster truck. Based off of the Reeper monster truck but with a different name and colour scheme the Colossus sports a massive footprint of 750x480mm and it weighs in at 7kg. A dual vertical plate chassis frame and a heavy duty drivetrain with oversized driveshafts make for enormous strength that is needed to tame the 1450kv brushless motor that is coupled to a 150A Hobbywing speed controller. The truck is powered by dual 2S LiPo battery packs although a dual 3S setup is possible without reliability issues. 25mm diameter shock absorbers soak up imperfections in the terrain and genuine Savöx steering servo helps to get the massive truck on track. The kit is rounded out by a 3-channel 2.4GHz radio system.
CEN Racing have released the all new Roto-Tech 2 start system, which has been improved for more durability, torque, and ease of use. It comes with an extremely durable / reliable hardened shaft and utilizes any 6 cell standard 7.2 volt stick pack. The Roto-Tech 2 starter includes special holders for spare glow plugs extremely efficient gearing to start all of your nitro vehicles with ease. Suitable for the GST 7.7, Nemesis 7.7, GSR 5.0, Matrix C-1 Buggy (NX26), MG10, MG16, CT4 and CT5.
Machines Racing Products have released a number of new hop-up option parts for the CEN Racing Matrix and TR, available exclusively at Machine’s R/C Hobbies. Designed by CEN factory team driver, Gene ‘the machine’ Hickerson the new products inlcude hardened tool steel cross pins, for the Matrix, TR Arena, and GST 7.7 differentials and CNC 7075 blue anodized front upper turnbuckles for the Matrix TR Arena and Matrix Buggy. Also new for the Matrix & TR Arena is a CNC 7075 blue anodized ackerman steering plate and a CNC 7075 blue anodized front suspension holder plate.
CEN Racing have contacted us to let us know that their team driver Steffan Culmsee has just won the 2007 Danish National Championships, having won the 7th and final round of the Championships held last weekend in Bjæverskov. Neo Buggy reports that the title fight went down to the wire between Steffen and former Danish Champion Peter Harder racing for Xray. In the final Culmsee could win easily after Harder had a crash, damaging his cars shock absorber, gifting the win and the title to the CEN driver with Peter having to settle for 2nd while another CEN racer Rune Gustavsson claimed 3rd.
CEN Racing have announced the latest driver to their team, young talent Pearce Stephens from New Zealand. Pearce brings many qualities and success having taken many top 3 Finishes and TQs in 1/10th Nitro and is the current NZ Champion in On-road Electric. Pearce will be converting back to the exciting class of 1/8th Buggy / Truggy and will be using the CEN Racing Matrix Factory Race Edition.
The weekend just gone saw the 5th round of the Ceara State Championships held in Braczil on the countries best track, and host of the 10th running of the Brazilian off road Nationals later in the year, the Asa Branca Speedway. In qualifying for the buggy class it was a TQ for CEN racer Rafael Felicio who also TQ’d the truggy class and he went on the win both classes, beating out Jesus Fernandes and Francisco Alcantara in the buggy class and Cleyton Viana and Joao Bruno in the truggy class. With this win Rafael Felicio becomes the 2007 Ceara State truggy Champion with 4 TQ’s and wins from 5 rounds while in the buggy class he is the leader in the series but has yet to clinch the title, battling with CEN team mate Francisco Junior who currently lies in 2nd place with 2 rounds still left.