Continuing on with the release of hop up parts for the Xray NT1, comes yet another part from KM Racing. This 2-speed gearbox shaft is a direct replacement for the stock version and has been made from a solid piece of lightweight, yet very strong, titanium which helps the overall weight of the car as well as helping reduce rotating mass.
We have received some more bad news concerning RC racing, following the immediate halt to EP racing in Norway, and that is that the 2008 European 1/8th scale ‘A’ Championships and preceeding 1/8th scale EFRA GP, to have been held in Roeselare, Belgium have been cancelled. We received the letter from Franky Noens, 1/10th scale section chairman in EFRA and secretary of the Belgian association, saying that due to problems with noise and no immediate solution the events have been cancelled. What hasn’t been said is if they will be held somewhere else or just left off the calendar next year, we would presume that they will find another venue. Roeselare played host to this years European 1/10th scale ‘B’ Championships.
Xray have a report on their site from the first round of the Northwest Indoor Championship Series that was held at the Seattle Indoor Raceway, which saw just under 100 racers in attendance. With a groove formed after practice and the Friday night club race, Saturday’s qualifying was very quick and saw Darren Shank place first in both TC Mod Foam and 1/12th 19T, while the TQ in the other classes went to Frank Mirabelli in TC stock foam, Marcos Garcia in rubber stock class, Randy Sides the 19T Foam class and Brian Bodine the 19T TC Rubber class. The races ended the very same with all the TC top qualifiers taking their pace into the final and winning it, giving Xray top honours across the board, while in 1/12th 19T, it was Sean Maybell that took the win.
WinZax RC have announced the release of this solid front axle for the Mugen MTX-4 1/10th scale 200mm touring car. Made from high quality stainless steel, the axle is very hard and durable, yet light weight and claims to provide much more responsive acceleration, more stability coming out of corners or during heavy braking and it enables higher overall speed around twisty tracks.
Exotek Racing have released this foam tire truer arbor for micros and minis, designed to work with any foam tire truer that has an 8mm shaft such as those made by Hudy, Ofna, Corally or Integy. Not only that but the Exotek Micro Arbor is modular in that you select the wheel lock that matches your vehicle having designed 3 different styles to work with many different vehicles and each of the 3 styles are available separately. The blue wheel lock is suitable for the RC18T, RC18B, RC18R, MINI T (front and rear), Mini Slider (front and rear), MINI LST, Mini Inferno and Vendetta, while the yellow wheel lock works with the M18T, M18 PRO, M18 (requires M18 wheel hub) and MICRO RS4 (requires M18 wheel hub) and finally the red wheel lock works with the Scalpel and Recoil.
Jerome Renaux is the 2007 Belgian 1/10th 200mm Champion after a year long battle with rival Nick Cuypers. The Kyosho racer managed to take 3 race wins as well as 2 podium finishes from 6 races and in qualifying he also showed great pace claiming 4 pole postions throughout the season. With Jerome taking the title, it was Serpent racer Nick Cuypers that was 2nd overall with the 3rd spot going to Jonathan Sanza racing a Xray NT1.
We were contacted by the organisers of this years Much More Cup in Thailand to give us details on this great event held on the 14th – 16th of December at the Trang RC Raceway, a world class track situated in Trang city of the mid-southern part of Thailand. The track has excellent facility, whether it is the drivers’ stand, pit area with lights and cleaning area and is located near the city center where there is an abundance of food and entertainments. Trang is one of Thailand’s jewels in terms of natural treasure with its heavenly beaches and waterfalls, which means it is also a place for the family to relax and have a holiday.
K-Factory have released these new LX Shock Absorbers which have been based on the Team Magic G4S shock and then had almost all of the shock absorber replaced to make sure it met and exceeded strict specification and performance criteria. Said to have performed so well they are now included with the Limited Edition G4+ they are not only smoother and stronger than the original version but also easier to use and are fully compatible with the majority of on-road cars, both gas and electric.