Central RC, makers of the Lola and Mercedes CLK 1/8th scale bodyshells, have announced the release of this air filter oil. Suitable for on road airfilters, the oil is applied using the pump spray nozzle and protects your engine from even the finest dust particles.
This years FEMCA Championships will take place on the 25th – 27th of May on the Jakarta International Twin Circuit in Indonesia. This will be the biggest on road gas race in Asia this year with all the top drivers from the surrounding countries coming to the event to win their regional championships. The event will run controlled fuel, similar to the situation at last years Worlds in Brisbane, and the fuel chosen by the organisers is Meccamo Racing Fuel. All the other details can be found on the event site which you can find here.
We have reported on the exploits of Andy Griffiths before and last weekend he managed to make it a clean sweep in 1/12th modified class by winning ALL rounds in this years championship. This last round of the championship took place in Hereford and all drivers were greeted with a big fast track and a technical infield. Andy claimed the pole position and from there proceeded to win the first leg of the finals, despite some mistakes near the end of the race. In the second final he damaged his car which put him out of the final which left Keith Robertson to take the win leg 2 and leaving it all to play for in the 3rd final, but once Andy got out in front he was never to be headed and took the final leg 3 win and with it the overall event win.
Last weekend saw round 7 of the FORGASS championship held at the Charlotte RC Raceway under sunny skies. In the 1/10th scale it was Winternats finalist, and winner of FORGASS round 6, Danny Horta driving a Serpent 720 that once again took the win, this time backed up by team mate Gianni Giorgio who came home in 2nd with Mugen racer Andrew Duperrouzel finishing in 3rd. In the 1/8th scale it was Paolo Morganti all the way, the Serpent 960 driver claiming TQ by 4 seconds and then going on to win the race, setting the fastest lap on the way. Phillip Abed came home in 2nd position, 2 laps back on Morganti and 4 laps up on Joe Sumasky who finished 3rd.
The people at Luxembourgs MCCK track have begun work on altering their World famous cork screw corner that provided so many drivers at the 2004 European Championships, as well as VRC users, with so many challenges. As you can see from the picture, the corner will turn right at the bottom of the original corkscrew instead of left and go back up hill and into a double left and then dropping in another corkscrew corner before rejoining the original track. The alterations should be ready in time for the new season.
Teddy Syach has proven himself to be the class of the field at last weekend BSD Invitational held at the BSD Super Traxxx circuit in Indonesia. In 1/10th scale, Serpent driver Syach managed to claim the TQ spot and could convert it into a 3 lap win in the main final finishing ahead of 2nd place Tons with Awie in 3rd. In the 1/8th scale class it was a repeat performance with Teddy winning the race by 1 lap ahead of Ricardo in 2nd and young Arya Rido in 3rd with Teddy claiming the fastest lap of the race as he did also in 1/10th.
Ben Cosgrove has won the Handy Models Grand Prix run by the Cotswold Model Car Club, leading home an Xray NT1 1-2-3. Competing for the first time as a team the 3 UK Xray NT1 team drivers, Ben Cosgrove, Mark Gilliland and Robin Hammet, had to cope with tricky damp conditions on the Sunday of the event but a quick run in the dry Saturday qualifying gave Cosgrove the pole position which couldn’t be bettered on the final 2 damp qualifying runs on Sunday. In the final Ben managed to stay on the lead lap despite a tricky tire choice but as the track dried a bit he was able to get into the lead from where he could take the win, followed home by Robin Hammet and Mark Gilliland in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Japanese manufacturer, Alex Racing Design, has announced details of their latest 190mm electric touring car, the CER. Featuring a very unconventional layout, the car sports a front centrally mounted motor, similar to the Losi JRXS-R but then on the front of the car, rear mounted cells and centrally mounted steering servo. The car is fully tricked out in red anodised metals (also available in 4 other colours), C-hubs on the front, CVDs all around and comes with rear ball diff and front solid axle as standard. The car looks good, however the height of the spur gear and associated drive parts is worrying for center of gravity reasons, but we will have to wait on some results to prove if this front mounted motor configuration is the way to go.