This weekend sees the annual running of the Paris Memorial race in Las Vegas. Set up after the death of engine master Ron Paris in 2001, this event has turned into a huge event stateside, even attracting racers from as far away as Europe.
This years race is no exception with over 80 racers spread over 3 classes competing to win this prestiquous event. Weather for this years event is hot an sunny as you would expect from Las Vegas and after 5 rounds of qualifying the outcome looks like this: content
Team Magic have shown their E4 1/10th electric touring car at iHobby Expo in Chicago this week. Billed as the ‘Most advanced EP car’ according to their show label in the pictures from RCForum.co.kr, it seems advanced should be replaced with the word complicated. This is one seriously complex looking car, featuring a three belt system similar to a gas on road car, it also sports a 3×3 center mounted battery configuration. In fact replace the motor with an engine and the batteries with a fuel tank and you have a 1/10th scale gas on roader. Maybe considering their success with their T4 in winning the 1/10th Euros with Dario Balestri, this could be the intention.
Whilst iHobby Expo takes place in Chicago this week, Japan have their Plamodel Radi-con show (directly translated name, hope its right). As you would expect from our far eastern friends they have some really cool products on display as well as some strange things too. I have supplied some links to Japanese sites that are covering the show so you can get a feel of whats coming our way in the not too distant future.
Xray are reporting on their win in the 19T Stock class at the Team Orion Speed Weekend last weekend in Germany. The stock class was TQ’d and won by Bastian Henning driving his Xray T2 and they managed to get 5 cars in the final whilst in Modified they got 2 Xray T2007 cars in the final with Jilles Groskamp just missing out on the win and Martin Hudy finishing in 8th.
Although Jilles had bad luck in the first final, he showed his driving skills and car performance in the second final charging hard to take 2nd in the second final behind Marc Rheinard (securing the overall event win for Marc) and winning the third final by 2 seconds after fighting to pass Simo Ahoniemi.
Our Swiss friends over at RCWorld.ch have this nice piece of reporting about the all new Corally RDX chassis. Seen on the GM Racing site is the above picture highlighting their GM brushless motor on Marc Fischer’s car which inadvertently displays the prototype chassis from the Dutch manufacturer. A picture that no one else at the Team Orion Speed Weekend was able to get, due to obvious secrecy reasons.
Update:RaceRC.dk, also managed to bag a picture of a prototype RDX.
Xray have a report on the Curitibano Championship in Brazil in which Fabiano Franco driving his Xray T2 won the Championship.
Xray Team Brasil was very satisfied with this season. This round was full of Xray T2 cars. In the TOP eight, 4 drivers were using the Xray T2 chassis and 1 driver was using FK05. FS Modelsport was very proud to see that and to announce that Xray T2 was the champion of Modified Class.
Mike Myers over at Starting Grid has a nice daily report of the ROAR 1/8 On-Road Nationals in which Ralph Burch from RC America TQ’d and won the event with his Max powered Kyosho Evolva. In fact it was a very good event for the Japanese company getting 6 into the main final and Kyosho America Vice President Joel Johnson rounding off the podium with 3rd position.