Serpent are reporting that their Argentinian team driver Juan Ignacio Matticoli has won the 2007 Argentine National Championship for 1:10 200mm. Held in the La Tablada province of Buenos Aires, the National Championship attracted the best drivers from across the country but it was Matticoli, driving a Serpent 720, that won the two day competition in dominant fashion, winning the 45-minute Main Final by 5 laps ahead of Mugen driver Adrian Castro in 2nd with Kyosho racer Enzo Branciforte 3rd.
Team Titan have released the latest version of their Blitz Lola for 1/8th scale on road, with the release of the 06. The new body has been designed for large high speed tracks and has more down force than the previous Lola 05 while you also have the choice of 2 weights, 1.0mm standard and 0.8mm lightweight versions. The bodies are supplied with side stiffeners and decals and are FEMCA homologated.
We received a report from the kick off the Norwegian indoor season, which as always starts off with the weekend race in the SAS Radisson Beitostølen hotel. Beitostølen is a ski resort 3 hours drive from Oslo, the capital of Norway. The 1:12 class was dominated by Adrian Berntsen who managed to stay ahead of the older and more experienced drivers. Adrian totally dominated qualification and the finals, to easily take the win and leaving the Dahl brothers to fight for the runner up spots.
We received a report from the recently held New York State Championships that were was run by the Fanatic Remote Racerz of New York, who were able to not only build the club to a level of racing that the Region needed but are able and willing to build our sport of RC in general and do what is necessary and make any and all sacrifices to make sure that our sport survives and succeeds. The NYSC as it was dubbed pulled out some of the fastest guys in the Region that were able to make the attendance for the day. The day moved at a pace like no other and proved to be a formidable tuning day for all combatants for the title of State Champ.
Ultimate Racing have released details about their new tire balancer, which works with the wheels of buggies, rally game cars and truggies. After many tests and exchange of opinions with their team drivers, UR came to the conclusion that unbalanced wheels produce unnecessary vibrations to the shock absorber, affecting both traction and stability of the cars while jumping. To take care of this problem they have developed this system to balance wheel weight which works by helping to find the heaviest part of the wheel, and in turn allowing you to balance it through the use of the UR balancing paste which can be applied to the opposite side of the rim.
Serpent are reporting that team driver Oscar Cabezas has secured back to back Spanish 1:8 National Championship titles with the defending champion securing the 2007 crown in the season finale at Valencia over the weekend. Driving his Mega powered 960, the Serpent Driver Development team member TQ’d for the event but suffered a scare at the start of the final when he was collected by another car dropping him down the order and out of a title winning position. Aware that second place would be enough to put the title out of reach of his nearest rivals, Cabezas regained his composure and as the fastest car on the track the young star worked his was back up through the field and into that vital second place. Once in this position he held station with mature driving knowing the result would be enough to secure him the 2008 crown.
The 2007 Japanese EP Touring Nationals for Sports class was run this weekend at the Kawaba RC Plaza under mixed weather conditions. Qualifying saw the pole position go to Yoshiaki Takahashi but in the final it was Morashi that was on the pace, taking the win in the first 2 legs of the A-final to take the overall title with one leg of finals left to be run. The runner up spot went to pole man Takahashi with two 2nd positions, with the final podium position going to Mitsuo Yoshida in 3rd.
Over a week after Red RC brought you the exclusive lowdown and shots of the all new Kyosho Evolva M3 at the World Championships in Argentina, Kyosho have now released the first official pictures and information on their website. As we already explained in our previous report, the car is completely new with only a few small parts being transferred accross from the old car to the new, while the main change has been to strengthen and optimising the cars construction.