Rounds 3 and 4 of the BRCA 12th Circuit Nationals were held last weekend in Tamworth. There were classes for GT12 and LMP12 with the LMP12 class running stock 13.5 motors. The Tamworth club are old hands at holding national events and laid out a challenging track with lots of technical sections to test the skill of the 90 drivers booked in across the two classes. The format for the day was a round of open practice, 4 rounds of FTD qualifying and 1 final for all drivers.
Reedy’s new drag specific Zappers DR 6600mAh SQ-configuration batteries are now available. The SQ, or ‘square’ configuration was the brainchild of the Reedy engineering team as a superior alternative to saddle packs. While the design ran out of favour in the 1:10 off-road racing world, it shines in the drag racing world thanks to its low centre of gravity and wide footprint, which provide excellent stability without sacrificing performance. Zappers DR batteries use state-of-the-art LiPo chemistry with advancements in construction that result in improved power output and internal resistance without sacrificing durability. The pack features a 3.8V/cell nominal voltage, which means that the battery can be safely charged to 4.35V/cell. It is not a secret that more voltage equals more power, so there is no easier way to increase power and top speed than a higher charge voltage. But even when the typical 8.44V (4.22V/cell) charging limit is enforced, Zappers DR shine thanks to their inherently flat discharge curve, which results in higher voltage when multiple passes are required between charges.
Rêve D have introduced this large diameter button head screw in their popular SPM (Super Precision Machine Cut) titanium series, with ultra-high precision machine cut. By making the shape of the screw head with a larger diameter of 7mm it is possible to securely fix parts without using washers or load spreaders. The screw, which is processed with high precision using a lightweight and highly rigid titanium material, not only reduces the weight of your machine, but also enables accurate machine build-up. Available in 3 types, M3×6mm, M3×8mm and M3×10mm.
Infinity/Ulti America have welcomed the current ROAR 1/8 Open Champion Christian Velez to the Infinity team under the Ulti America distribution. Chris brings with him his knowledge of setup and driving skills to the expanding Infinity team in the US for all customers. He will drive the IF18-2, IF15 and IF14-2 cars this season.
Xray have produced 3 new graphite upper decks for their X4 touring car. Offering up various flex options, there is a 1.6mm single piece upper deck as well as two separate split type upper decks for both the front and rear, made from 2mm carbon.
New from Blitz comes their YRS bodyshell for the FWD class. The YRS body is designed to give more steering and stability for both front and middle motor FWD cars. The dimensions of the YRS bodyshell meet the new EFRA FWD bodyshell rule and there is 2 thicknesses available with the standard body built in 0.7mm thick polycarbonate and the lightweight in 0.5mm. The YRS comes with light decals and a window mask.
This past weekend was the sixth round of the Worksop Masters, the penultimate event of this current series. Many people were thinking about their overall championship positions as the series draws to a close. The race format was round by round qualifying, with the best 2 results from 4 rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position. However, these plans were changed slightly with 2wd as the UK storms swept across the Country. Heavy rain was falling that much outside that the roof and drainage system couldn’t cope, so as some rain came in on the track area it was decided to move straight to finals after 4wd qualifying was complete and abandon 2wd qualifying.
For the Infinity IF14-2, Creation Model have produced this optional aluminium main chassis plate. This solid aluminium chassis is suitable for high bite carpet tracks, such as US style black carpet where you want to limit flex in the chassis. Machined from 2mm high quality aluminium and finished with black anodising.