November 29, 2006

Round 2 Mini Z cup in Saveuse, France

Mini Z cup in Saveuse

After the pink explosion of round 1 held in Bethune, it was a much more subdued occasion when the French Mini-Z cup went to Saveuse for round 2 of the Championship. Driving on boring grey carpet this time round Automodelisme.com caught all the action and atmosphere from that event in pictures and posted it on their site.

You can view the results here (PDF) and check out the pictures from the event here and here.

Source: Automodelisme [automodelisme.com]


November 29, 2006

2006 Touring Car Carpet World Cup

Touring Car World Cup

Starting tomorrow, through to the end of the week, the GP Batteries sponsored 2006 Touring Car Carpet World Cup will take place at the CRF Power Raceway in Switzerland. After a successful first running last year the event is back and better than ever with guest commentator Scotty Ernst flown in from the US especially for the event, a great indoor facility, and a proven race format that works. The driver line-up is also a who’s who of RC stars including current World Champion Andy Moore and former World Champion Marc Rheinard amongst the stars attending. Our partner site RCWorld.ch are the official event site and will be bringing race reports and images from the event throughout the week so check them out.

You can find out more information about the event here.


November 27, 2006

Peracho and Palaces win in the wet in Madrid

Carlos Peracho

Last weekend saw the ‘Alcobendas el 5º Open PSF’ run in Madrid in very wet conditions, on the track that will host next years European 1/10th scale ‘A’ Championships. The race itself was won in 1/8th scale by my good friend Carlos Peracho and in 1/10th scale by Diego Palaces, brave drivers considering the terrible conditions.

You can view more pictures here.

Source: Coches RC [cochesrc.com]


November 27, 2006

2006 US Indoor Champs, Final Results

2006 US Indoor Champs

Well the 2006 US Indoor Champs are history all the racers have left the Holiday Inn for another year. Paul LeMieux cleaned up in the touring car class taking the win in the Modified and 19-turn final. Barry Baker came from qualifying in 3rd position to take the win in the 1/12th Modified class whilst Josh Cyrul won the 1/12th scale 19-turn A main. You can view all the A-main results here:

1/12th Modified here.
1/12th 19-Turn here.
TC Modified here.
1/12th Stock here.
1/12th Masters here.
TC 19-Turn here.
TC Masters here.
TC Stock here.

You can also check out some Main action at the Trinity site here.

Source: Live RC [liverc.com]


November 26, 2006

Robitronic Scalpel 1/18th scale in action

Robitronic Scalpel

We first saw the great looking Scalpel 1/18th scale electric pan car from Robitronic at the iHobby show in Chicago in October. I hadn’t seen one driving around a track before, until Robitronic posted a video on their site showing the car tearing around a test track in Austria equipped with a brushless 8000kV System and 4 cell GP1300 battery pack. Its pretty damn fast and to drive it, it appears you would need very good eyesight.

Check out the video here.

Source: Robtronic USA [robitronic-usa.com]


November 26, 2006

US Indoor Champs, Qualifying is over

US Indoor Champs

So qualifying for the US Indoor Champs in Cleveland is now over and all the finals have been sorted and there are a lot of them, 51 finals in total and 8 A-mains. Paul Lemieux is the stand out racer having TQ’d both the TC modified and the 19-turn with Mike Dumas qualifying 2nd in 3 classes, (consistent) 1/12th modified and TC modified and 19-turn. Racing takes place all Sunday so we will bring you the main final results when we get them.

You can view all the Mains line ups here (PDF).

UPDATE: It appears Trinity, as main sponsors of the event have also some coverage including videos, so you can check that out here.

Source: RC50 [rc50.com]


November 24, 2006

Elliott Harper wins Rd2 of the BIWS

Elliott Harper

Elliot Harper is again showing why he is one of the sports emerging talents by taking the win in Modified class in round 2 of the British Indoor Winter Series. Held at the Don Valley track, Elliot had problems in qualifying but got it together when it counted to take the win ahead of Sam Smith in 2nd and with Greg Hill finishing in 3rd.

I could see Sam was pushing hard to recover and with about one min. to go had reduced my lead to 1.2 secs. I continued to drive a faultless race and passed over the line still 1.2 secs. ahead of Sam taking the win. My final position was 1st in the modified A final.

You can read Elliot’s, as well as Ben Cosgrove’s, report from this event here.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]


November 24, 2006

Andy Griffith dominates Rd3 of UK 1/12th Nationals

Andy Griffiths car

Andy Griffith has TQ’d and won both the Modified and 19T classes at the 3rd round of the British 1/12th Nationals held last weekend in Teeside. What more can you say, no one else even had a chance.

The A final was a very closely run affair between Mick and Andy. Andy led for the whole 8 minutes but Mick was never more than 1 second behind, right up to the last 30 seconds, when a problem for Mick caused him to slow, and allowed Keith to nip past him down the straight on the last lap!

Read the full report here.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]