The race happened 2 weeks ago already but the results and pictures from the 2007 German Indoor Nationals have only come out now. The race took place at the permanent indoor track, Hallenstrecke des Megadroms Geilenkirchen, and was open to both standard and modified classes. In the Modified class it was Ronald Voelker that took the dominant win, driving his Hot Bodies Cyclone, while 2nd position went to Xray racer Steven Weiss with 3rd position falling to the young Kyosho driver Christopher Krapp. In the standard class it was Heinz-Jurgen Kalinowski that took the win, taking 2 final wins to finish ahead of 2nd placed Patrick Pasch with 3rd spot going to to Dominik Reschke.
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Hot Bodies have announced that they will be shipping this new motor mount for their World Championship winning Cyclone touring car. Available in 3 anodised colours; purple, blue and black, the new motor mount is made especially for mounting brushless motors by providing more space to allow you to use up to 110 teeth on the spur gear. This is done by allowing the motor be mounted further away from the center shaft.
Last weekend at the ultra fast Melzo track near Milan, Italy’s top drivers came together for the first round of the 2007 Italian 1/10th scale nationals. In qualifying it was Alberto Picco, driving a Mugen that took the top qualifying position ahead of Kyosho racer Danielle Ielasi in 2nd, while 3rd position went to another Kyosho racer, Francesco Tironi. In the 45 minute main final, it was Tironi that was the first retirement dropping out of his front running position after only 12 minutes which left pole man Picco and Xray racer Niki Duina (above left) to battle it out for the win. When Picco ran into some trouble, which dropped him back, Duina was able to take advantage by pulling out a large lead and go on to take the win by 3 laps ahead of Picco with a closing D’angelo finishing in 3rd position.
Last weekend, the MAC NÃ¼rnberg hosted the first round of the German Region South Series at their track, the NÃ¼rnberg Zollhausring. The event was open to both 1/8th and 1/10th scale classes and in the 1/8th scale class it was Robert Pietsch, driving the new Shepherd Velox prototype, that took the pole position ahead of Kyosho racer Andreas Hammerl who qualified 2nd with Philip Eberle in 3rd. In the race it started well for Pietsch, but a coming together with a few back markers dropped him back to 5th which allowed Hammerl to take the lead, but the Shepherd racer was able to work his way back up to 1st to win by 2 laps at the flag. Andreas Hammerl finished 2nd with Serpent racer Michael Eisele in 3rd.
In the 1/10th scale class it was Thomas GÃ¼nsel, driving the Xray NT1, that took the pole spot from team mates Robert Pietsch and Dirk Wischnewski, who qualified 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the race it was Robert Pietsch that could take the win after pole man GÃ¼nsel ran into troubles which also allowed Wischnewski move up into 2nd at the end with Christoph Pietsch claiming the final podium spot in 3rd.
We first reported on the Robert Pietsch designed Shepherd Racing Velox 1/8th scale back in February when it was shown for the first time at the Nurnberg toy fair. We now have more detailed pictures of the car and an explanation, from the guys at Shepherd Racing, on how the cars innovative rear braking system works and below we have created a small diagram to show this function.
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While the Mod and 27 Turn boys were in Stafford the 19 Turn racers were having their first round of the 2007 National series at the fast flowing Snetterton track. In qualifying it was Chris Kerswell, driving the new Corally RDX Phi, that took the top qualifying spot breaking the class lap record on this way to record a very fast 22 lapper, with Yokomo racer Keith Robertson in 2nd and Schumacher driver Jonathan Dromfield in 3rd. In the finals it was an easy win for pole man Chris Kerswell in both finals and he could take the round win ahead of Keith Robertson in 2nd and Jonathan Dromfield in 3rd.
Last weekend saw the first round of the BRCA modified championships take place at the Stafford track. Qualifying saw World Champion Andy Moore, driving for Hot Bodies, take the pole position ahead of 2nd place Chris Grainger, driving for Yokomo, and Craig Drescher, with the pre production Associated TC5 in 3rd.
In the first final it was a clean win for Moore who finished just ahead of Xray racer Ben Cosgrove with Grainger in 3rd while in the 2nd final Moore had a coming together with Grainger, which saw Grainger knocked back to 3rd behind Moore and Drescher. Just as Drescher was gearing up for a pass on Moore, the HB driver lost drive gifting Drescher the top spot and win in front of Grainger and Jefferies in 2nd and 3rd respectively. These results compiled gave Yokomo racer Chris Grainger the round 1 win ahead of Xray driver Ben Cosgrove in 2nd and HB racer Olly Jefferies in 3rd.
Also present running at the event was the 27 Turn class which was won by Jimmy Maddison driving the TOP Scythe with Luke Hobson in 2nd and Andrew Twigger in 3rd.
Xpress have released details about their upcoming 1/10th scale touring car chassis, the Mini Road Runner II. Available in a Pro version and cheaper Junior version, the $189 Pro version comes with a full carbon chassis, CNC machined bulkheads and motor mount while the standard version comes with a FRP chassis, and plastic bulkheads but is $60 cheaper at $129.