Xray have a report on their site from their team driver Alexander Hagberg on the recent Swedish Christmas race held at the Borĺs track in western Sweden. The event attracted around 60 racers and the event was run with a Reedy race type format which saw 6 races run for all racers with the best 4 counting. After all rounds were run it was Xray racer Hagberg who took the overall win with maximum points ahead of the Serpent pairing of Tommy Bergfeldt and Christoffer Södergren in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
RC Car Action have a brief report from last weekends US Touring Car Championships, an all brushless event run by Scotty Ernst. In the foam 10.5-turn and Modified classes, it was a two man show between Mike Blackstock and Josh Cyrul. Corally’s Blackstock set the TQ in both classes with this RDX Phi and looked untouchable, but Josh Cyrul with his custom built sedan won the 10.5-turn A1 and A2 mains to take the overall win. In the Modified class it was all she wrote when Blackstock took the early lead and checked out in both the A1 and A2-mains to claim the championship.
The 3rd round of the CML Carpet Masters series was run last weekend and it was Andrew Robson with his Novak powered Associated TC5 that took the pole position with a fantastic run in the final round of qualifying ahead of local ace Adam Meakin in 2nd with Craig Drescher in 3rd. The first final saw a few collisions early on which allowed Craig to make his way to the front with Andrew chasing in 2nd and Alan Bickerstaff 3rd, which was how it remained for the rest of the race. The 2nd final saw a very close early battle between Andrew, Adam and Craig. Craig got passed Adam and chased after Andrew, finally squeezing passed in the centre of the track, however Craig grip rolled only 3 corners later putting him back in the pack allowing Andrew to drive on to a commanding victory which gave him the overall round win.
Back in September, we showed you CAD images of the DXF Competition Classic 2wd car, and since then the French company have been busy finishing the project and here are the first pictures of their all new car. Sporting a very simple and neat rear end with what looks like a gear differential, there is an engine monoblock, the radio plate sports a purpose made fuel tank and the front end looks very nice featuring plenty of adjustment. Expect it to be available in the end of January.
Our site sponsors, the Border, has got the first information on the new 2008 Motonica P8.0R, as used by Dario Balestri at the World Championships in Argentina. The upgrade set isnt yet available but pre orders are being taken and it includes quite a few major new parts including an updated chassis plate, radio plate, fuel tank, front bulkheads, rear body mount and front shock tower. The upgrade set is supplied with a CD that contains the instruction manual.
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KM Racing have released a number of optional parts for the Mugen MTX-4 and Xray NT1 as well as these universal droop blocks. The chassis droop support blocks, which sport the KM Racing logo have been precision machined from aluminium and red anodised and work with the previously released droop gauge. For the MTX-4, KM have created some lightweight aluminium pulleys in both 23T and 18T and their construction prevents the build up of dirt on the teeth, while a new lightweight pulley adaptor works with the original plastic pullies on the MTX3 and 4. For the Xray NT1 is a new lightweight 2nd gear carrier and 2 piece lightweight front solid axle which has been made from delrin to help reduce weight, while the design allows for replaceable ball cups.
Kyosho has expanded its line of performance accessories for the Inferno GT sedan with the release of some CNC machined aluminium front hub carriers and rear uprights. The C-hubs and rear uprights have been blue anodised and are machined from aircraft-grade aluminum for extra durability with both products coming supplied with stainless steel hingepins and e-clips, wile the rear uprights feature molded bearing sleeves for perfect bearing alignment.
December 28th saw the successful running of the first Irish Christmas Grand Prix meeting for EP 190mm Touring Cars, which was organised by the Lucan Model Car Club on the club’s polished floor indoor venue in Celbridge. The event attracted 21 competitors as EP racing continues to show great growth in the country. In qualifying it was Schumacher driver Derek McCloskey who claimed the top spot ahead of the Serpent S400 trio of Chris Lawlor, winner of the recent Munster Grand Prix, Keith Dempsey and Steven Brock. The A Final, run over two Legs, saw Lawlor take the opening victory ahead of McCloskey with Tony Kavanagh’s Associated completing the podium. In Leg 2, McCloskey managed to convert his TQ position in to a win which was enough to secure overall top honours as Lawlor managed just third. Taking second in Leg 2 and third overall was Keith Dempsey, who recorded the fastest lap in each leg of the Final.