West Coast R/C Works have announced new additions to their popular fan shroud line in the form of dedicated 2WD buggy fan shrouds. Developed using customer feedback, the newly developed shrouds make maximum use of the tight space available in mid motor 2WD buggies and trucks with three different variants being available. The 2WD buggy fan shroud was designed for the weight conscious Stock racer while the 2WD buggy fan shroud long provides extra cooling for Modified and Stock classes. The third option is the directed fan shroud that provides the most cooling due to the cooling of the front and end bell. The standard and long versions should be installed behind the motor and trimming of the side guard may be required while the directed shroud should be installed on top of the battery.
The 2019 German Electric On-road Nationals were hosted by the RCCT Münden club this past weekend. The event was held in the usual Touring Modified, Stock and Formula classes and in TC Mod it was Yokomo’s Ronald Völker who set the pace in the qualifiers, taking the overall win from Yokomo teammate, Christopher Krapp in 2nd and Awesomatix’s Freddy Südhoff in 3rd. The triple A-mains then were a done deal for Ronald, who took wins in all three legs to add another German National title to his belt. Christopher snatched the runner-up spot with 2-4-2 finishes while Freddy cemented his final podium spot with 3-2-3 finishes. Infinity’s Yannic Prümper came in 4th while Marc Rheinard rounded out the top 5 following a troublesome weekend.
The fifth and penultimate round of the 2019 RC-Lemans Series was held at the famous AMC Apeldoorn track in the Netherlands. The weather was great all weekend and a huge entry made for competitive racing in the LMP1 Modified and LMP2 Stock classes. After a short break at round 4 to was Tim Altmann back in form on one of his favourite tracks, taking all three qualifiers for the overall TQ from championship leader, Timo Schad with Kai Altmann and Reinder Wilms not far behind. The Stock class saw the return of former Dutch Pro10 champion, Nick Boon who instantly took the overall TQ from Mathijs Hermens and championship leader, Rainer Schad.
Round 4 of this years Asian Onroad Championships was held at Toms Racing Circuit in Hong Kong this past weekend. The race definitely had some hurdles to get over with the ongoing protests in the city scaring away racers and a massive amount of tourism. Racing-wise and in the Modified Touring class it was Nicholas Lee sitting on pole position and one overall win in this class in the early days of AOC, Nicholas wanted another. The Mod final was stacked with eleven cars, so back traffic was either going to help you or hurt you. Lucky for Nicholas Lee, he is a surgeon cutting through traffic with scalpel like precision allowing him to not only take the early lead, but extend it immensely in all the finals even running the only 21-lap run of the entire weekend in the A3 final. Lee made it a clean sweep to take the over all win with Yugo Nagashima taking the second overall and Simon Nicholson rounding out the top three.
Associated Electrics have announced the release of the new Reedy Pro charge lead with stepped 4mm and 5mm battery connectors. It came be used with hardcase batteries that utilise both 4mm and 5mm bullet-type connectors and a standard 2mm bullet connector is provided for the balance connection. On the other end, 4mm bullet connectors plug directly into the charger while an XH 2S balance connector plugs into the charger’s balance port or to a compatible balance board. The 580mm long lead has an all-black appearance for Pro looks.
Following a first teaser image Protoform have officially unveiled their all new Chevrolet Corvette C7 Pro-Mod body shell for drag car converted Traxxas Slash 2WD trucks. Protoform has a long heritage in RC Drag Racing. In fact, the first body the brand ever released back in 1992 was a Stealth Funny Car, so PF are getting back to their roots by introducing the company’s first-ever body dedicated to the fast-growing SC Drag Racing class: the Chevrolet Corvette C7 Pro-Mod. This body will transform the Traxxas Slash 2WD into a scale 1/4-mile beast with a ton of realistic details to give the SC drag car a super unique, race-inspired look. The C7 Pro-Mod is a convenient 1-piece body design with no assembly necessary. Protoform recommend using Pro-Line’s Hoosier 2.2” Drag Racing front tyres on the front and Hoosier Drag Slick SC 2.2”/3.0” Drag Racing tyres in the rear combined with a set of Pro-Line’s Pomona Drag Spec wheels for the ultimate scale hot-rod stance. To create a more scale look, the body is designed with a narrower track width than a traditional SC body and will require some modifications to the 2WD Slash in order to fit correctly.
The Barceloneta R/C Speedway in Puerto Rico recently hosted the Series Race. In the Nitro GT class it was Raymond M. Soto
with the overall win from Fernando Mendez on the runner-up spot. Samuel Zayas would round out the top 3 result for an all-IGT8 podium.
Round 5 of this year’s JBRL Nitro Series was held at Wild West R/C in Winchester, California last weekend. In the Sportsman Buggy class it was Brian Kuskie with the overall TQ after the qualifiers, however the 15-minute main final saw Mugen’s Buddy Christian taking the win a lap in front of TLR’s Eric Lara. Dave Wentz (Kyosho) came in 3rd to round out the podium some 4.5 seconds behind Eric. Top qualifier Brian Kuskie had to settle for 4th overall.