Revelation Raceway played hosted to the Associated Memorial Race last weekend and it attracted all the big names from the SoCal area. The format was to run 10 minute qualifiers, with a 30 min truck final and 40 min buggy final. Adam Drake TQd both rounds of qualifying in both the buggy and truck class, snatching the buggy TQ by 6 seconds and the truck TQ by 13 seconds. In the finals it was the same story, with The Drake winning the buggy class with his Novarossi powered Losi by 7 seconds from Ryan Maifield, with Associated team mate Ryan Cavalieri in 3rd. In the truggy class, Adam took the win, this time by over a lap margin from O’Donnell racer Taylor Peterson in 2nd and Losi driver Chris Burling in 3rd.
Answer-RC have released a number of new option parts for the Losi 8ight buggy and truggy. First up is this aluminium flywheel which provides an excellent alternative to the original Losi item. Wider knurling increases contact with the starter box making for easier cranking of that tight motor. Precision machined comes with special Losi size low depth collet. Other clutch items include a new tempered flywheel nut for the losy clutch system as well as precision CNC machined pins for the Losi clutch system that use a special slot rather than the original hex design meaning no more stripped hex fittings on the pins. Finally for the same range of cars are some precision CNC machined shock spring holders, which utilise a longer spring holder to give a more reliable and safer position on the shock. Specially drilled for minimum weight, each piece weighs only 3grams, they are sold in a packet of 4.
The opening round of the DRCMU Danish electric buggy National Championships took place recently in Aalborg, in the north of the country. In the Stock class Martin Kristensen, was almost without resistance after Jesper Rasmussen chose for new challenges in the modified class and then Sebastian Sørensen had problems with electronics just before the start and had to use its spare equipment and a borrowed motor and after that Sebastian didnt have the speed to catch up Martin and only incidents could put Martin out of the game.
The 3rd round of the BRCA series was the annual 2 day race held over the Bank Holiday weekend.This year was the first time that the event has been held at a permanent venue and it was the Ware track that played host. Fantastic weather prevailed over the 2 days and some great racing was to be had. The big Ware track certainly provided a challenge with its high and low speed sections, coupled with the inconsistent surface which was there to catch out the unwary.
The opening round of the RCCAOI Irish National 1:8 Off Road Championships took place over the weekend at the well presented Navan Nitro Nuts Astroturf track where superb sunny conditions greeted the 40+ strong entry. In Qualifying it was Alan Bickerstaff, better known for his electric touring car exploits, that secured pole after TQ’ing 3 of the four rounds of qualifying with his Associated RC8. Second on the grid went to Team Xray’s Barkley Abernethy, who TQ’d the opening qualifier. Next up was Losi team driver Michael Todd followed by defending Champion Mark Harron and his Hot Bodies with Crono’s David Curtis and Kyosho’s Gary Baird completing the top 6 on the grid.
Novarossi have announced that they have 2 new off road manifolds available which have been made with a tighter bend. By doing so, the drivers who have the latest Mugen buggy can now use Novarossi manifolds without problems. The 2 new manifolds feature a similar length as their currenly available 41020 and 41021 manifolds but due to the tighter curve they are more compact. Available in short and long versions.
The 2009 running of the International Köngener Offroad Masters was held in Köngen near Stuttgart last weekend. In the 4WD class it was Team Yokomo driver Jörn Neumann that took the TQ spot and he went on to finish in 1st place in the finals ahead of team mate Florian Baatz, with Markus Greter taking 3rd spot.
From K-Factory for the Team Magic B8, comes this new one-piece engine mount. Machined from a single block of high grade aluminium, its design ensures that both wings of the engine mount are perfectly aligned to reduce any possible pressure on the engine crankcase. In addition, both upper & lower sides of the mount are leveled by CNC machine to ensure full contact with the chassis and engine, while the block’s multi-fin design helps improve heat dissipation.