Coming from Zen Racing are new carbon fibre aero discs for 1/12th scale pan car wheels. Made from 0.5mm carbon these aero discs are designed to reduce air turbulence for increased efficiency and stability at speeds. The front discs are 33.4mm in diameter while the rear ones are 34.5mm diameter. They are sold as a pack of four, two front and two rear.
The second round of the 2019 Team Powers Cup was held at the Hong Kong based PYC track recently. In the Touring Modified class it was Yokomo/LRP’s Jackie Shum with the overall TQ and win from 2nd place qualifier, Fong King (Yokomo/Team Powers). PC Boy (ARC/Hobbywing) came in 3rd to round out the podium in front of Xray/Hobbywing’s Barry Wu and Destiny/Team Powers driver, Top Man.
Round 7 of the BRCA 1/10th IC National Series was held at the Cotswold track over the weekend. Capricorn’s Kyle Branson was in control of things, taking the overall TQ and also coming out on top in the 30-minute A-main event, a lap in front of new Capricorn teammate and 2nd place qualifier, Alex Thurston. Some eight laps behind the two, to was Capricorn’s Joe Kerry who would round out the top 3 result.
The fifth and final round of the Portuguese IC Track Nationals was held at the Radiomodelismo do Porto club over the weekend. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring class it was Fabio Ramos with the overall win after a very challenging A—main final from Jose Pequito in 2nd. Paulo Mota would round out the top 3 podium result.
The 5th and final round of the Portuguese Electric On-road Nationals was held at the AAC track in Coimbra last weekend. In the Touring Car class it was Serpent’s Hugo Miguel with the overall TQ after sweeping the qualifiers by taking all rounds. A1 then was all smooth sailing for Hugo who controlled the race up front, racing on new rubber. A2 was a different affair though. With the other drivers now on new rubber and Hugo running on used tyres, he lacked traction in the opening stages and got into more trouble when he was hit from behind, meaning the decision for the win would be shifted to A3. The final A-main then was a 3-horse battle between Hugo, Mario Miranda (Xray) and Carlos Manuel (Capricorn). After a thrilling race it was Hugo with the win that also meant the overall championship title for him.
Xpress have announced the release of their new heavy duty steel pulley shaft set for the GripXero D1 drift car. The reinforced shafts are an ideal upgrade when using high powered motors or whilst drifting on carpet where there is high stress on the drivetrain. The set includes two pulley shafts and a red anodised alloy bushing.
The 2019 season of the Czech IC Track Nationals recently concluded with round 5 of the series. The race however had to be cancelled due to severe rain all day so the price giving ceremony would be held instead with Branislav Panak taking the overall win in the 1/8th Nitro class from Martin Zvara in 2nd and Radovan Konopik in 3rd. Over in the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring class it was Michal Abrahamek with the title win from Michal Jansa and Marcel Dostal.
Coming from GForce and made for Tamiya’s T3-01 Dancing Rider and Dual Rider trikes as well as the SW-01 Comical Lunch Box truck is the Star Pack 7.4V 1400mAh LiPo battery pack. The soft case battery is a direct replacement for the standard battery holders and it offers improved power, runtime and reliability. The pack measures 69×49.5×14.5mm, it weighs in at 74g and it comes pre-wired with a Tamiya power connector and an industry standard JST-XH balancer port for easy and secure charging.