This past weekend saw the Landfill RC track in Puerto Rico play host to round 2 of the West Caribbean RC Pro Series. In 1/8th buggy it was Rafa Sabatier who took the win with his Mugen MBX6 fallowed by team mate Tory Santiago, while in 3rd spot was Kyosho’s Peter Alvarado. Rafa ran a flawless 1 hour main, while Santiago and Alvarado flamed out twice making it impossible to challenge Sabatier’s near perfect run. In the truggy class, Mugen Team Driver Tory Santiago took the win with his ‘out of the box’ MBX6T with 2nd place going to team mate Choto Mendez, while the final podium position going to Associated driver Jaime Negron.
The Hereford Micro Open is back for 2009 and will be held on Sunday 16th August at the clubs usual Bridge Street Sports Centre venue in Leominster, Herefordshire (HR6 8EA). The micro race of 2007/2008 and a good warm-up for the BRCA Micro Nationals series, the Hereford micro open has just got better and better, with last years track probably being the best the UK micro racers have ever seen. Always a large and very strong entry list so get your entries in early and book yourself a place to avoid disappointment. Both the 2WD and 4WD 18th scale micro off-road classes are supported running to the 2009 BRCA rules. Trophies will be presented for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each final, plus concourse and the team event. Chairs and mains power is available but you’ll need to bring along a table. For more information visit the event site here.
The 3rd round of the combined Belgium / Dutch championship was held on recently on the clay track of MAC Vlijmen in the Netherlands. In 4WD it was Stefan Mesker who took home the trophy with his X5 Squared, closely followed by touring car ace Nick Joosens, who is really getting more and more used to driving his CAT over the jumps and bumps of the off-road tracks he now faces. Local hero Tom van Drunen took home a well deserved 3rd place with his B44.
Racers Edge have developed these new aluminium rear hubs to fit the Associated B4, B44, T4, and SC10. Based on the stock B44 4wd buggy hubs, they have a larger outside bearing for increased performance and bearing longevity, while a set screw holds the hingepin in place with access from the bottom. With four possible vertical ballstud locations for increased setup adjustments, these blocks are designed to add 1/2 degree rear toe in. Available in hard silver color, they have been CNC machined for accuracy, and laser engraved with degrees and L or R for left or right sides.
Answer-RC have released complete 1/10th bearing sets for the Associated B4 & B44 as well as X-Factory X-6. After much testing to find the best bearings for 1/10th scale Answer-RC are confident they have succeeded. All the bearings used in each of the sets use one rubber seal to keep the dirt out and one metal shield to maintain high rpm, while a special lubricant package help the free rotation of the quality ABEC 5 bearings. Sold in complete sets of 14pcs (B4), 16pcs (X-6) and 18pcs (B44).
The 3rd Annual Reedsburg Rumble, an event that brings the top racers from throughout Wisconsin and surrounding areas took place this past weekend under extremely cloudy and rainy conditions. Mother nature played her part in the Rumble this weekend teasing us Friday with picture perfect weather only to take it away and replace it with clouds, cold and light rain all day. Even though the forecast called for rain all day Saturday almost 100 drivers showed up for the annual event. Due to the forecast of heavy rain for the day, we started the day very early with a 9am start time, this early start was the key to us getting 99% of the event in. As the day progressed, a light drizzle fell on us for most of the day which made for a bit of a cold atmosphere but it actually worked to the racers benefit as the track was the absolute best you could hope for. Not muddy at all, just damp and full of traction.
Xray now offers lightweight CNC-machined diff outdrive adapters for the XB808 Active Diff. Made from Hudy spring steel, the outdrives have been strategically machined to be lighter than the standard outdrive adapters. CNC-machined on precision German long-turn machines, they are additionally ground and strategically lightened to reduce rotating weight, then further hardened to ensure maximum strength and extra-long lifespan. Final precision hand-grinding ensures a very high tolerance to ensure an ultra-smooth tight fit in the diff body and diff gear. Sold in a set of 2.
CML are reporting on the 4th round of the BRCA 1/8th Off Road series that took place in very inclement weather at Shrewsbury over the weekend. The track was an ‘old style’ grass track with a layout new to every one on the day. There were a few jumps for the drivers to negotiate but the biggest challenge were the conditions. From the beginning of qualifying the rain set in, and it didn’t let up at all throughout qualifying. This potentially was going to make the qualifying more important because if the organisers were to call the meeting off after qualifying, the points would be awarded in that order.