Xray have a report on their site from the 3rd Annual March Meltdown that took place recently atÂ Action Hobbies Kingsville, outside Windsor, Ontario in Canada. Attracting racers from Ontario and Michigan, the high speed and flowing turns of the track showed that a premium would be placed on precision and consistency and to that extent the Xray touring car won all classes at the event with Andy Vetor taking the wins in both Stock and 19T while in Modified Aaron Straus took the win.
Some time back we told you about the powerful Atomic RC Evolution electric motors for your Mini-Z. Well should you ever need to replace the bearings in this motor, Atomic RC have released this nifty bearing tool. Similar to the bearing tools seen for gas engines, this bearing tool aids in the removal and insertion of bearings while ensuring they are perfectly in line. Also from Atomic RC today is some nifty adjustable shock absorbers for the AWD Mini-Z as well as some AWD crystal adaptors.
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Last weekend saw the RC Pro Series come to Miami Speedway for the International Fuel Challenge, held on the same weekend as the IRL race on the full size oval track. Racing on a temporary circuit, with huge tire wear, the competitors raced to a triple A-main format to determine the race winner. In the 1/10th scale sedan class it was top electric racer Paul LeMieux that claimed the pole position and then proceeded to win all of the 10 minute long triple A-main finals to take a dominant win for Xray. Barry Baker backed up the Xray NT1s performance by taking 2nd with Ralph Burch coming home in 3rd complete a total podium lock out for the Slovakian manufacturer.
In the 1/8th scale class it was a battle between Chris Tosolini and Joe Sumasky who swapped 1st and 2nds, but the 2 wins of Tosolini meant the Kyosho racer came out on top despite a more consistent run by Sumasky with Franco Ragusa rounding off the podium, finishing in 3rd.
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Continuing their Racer in the Spotlight series, Serpent have interviewed factory drivers and the first brothers of Japanese racing, the Sahashi’s. These guys are seriously quick and according to their interview the youngest of the 2, Tadahiko, has been driven by the urge to beat his older brother Yuya anytime they go to the track and it has worked as Tadahiko has won the Japanese National championships for 1/10th 200mm and also TQ’d last years 1/8th scale Nationals. As always the interviews makes for some interesting reading so check it out.
Serpent continue their ‘Racer in the Spotlight’ interviews with current Serpent drivers with the latest piece focussing on new ‘Serpent Developement Driver’ signing, Nam Sangjoon. The 17 year old driver from Seoul in South Korea has been racing for 10 years and is the current Korean National champion in 1/8th scale and his interview makes for some interesting reading.
Central RC, makers of the Lola and Mercedes CLK 1/8th scale bodyshells, have announced the release of this air filter oil. Suitable for on road airfilters, the oil is applied using the pump spray nozzle and protects your engine from even the finest dust particles.
This years FEMCA Championships will take place on the 25th – 27th of May on the Jakarta International Twin Circuit in Indonesia. This will be the biggest on road gas race in Asia this year with all the top drivers from the surrounding countries coming to the event to win their regional championships. The event will run controlled fuel, similar to the situation at last years Worlds in Brisbane, and the fuel chosen by the organisers is Meccamo Racing Fuel. All the other details can be found on the event site which you can find here.
We have reported on the exploits of Andy Griffiths before and last weekend he managed to make it a clean sweep in 1/12th modified class by winning ALL rounds in this years championship. This last round of the championship took place in Hereford and all drivers were greeted with a big fast track and a technical infield. Andy claimed the pole position and from there proceeded to win the first leg of the finals, despite some mistakes near the end of the race. In the second final he damaged his car which put him out of the final which left Keith Robertson to take the win leg 2 and leaving it all to play for in the 3rd final, but once Andy got out in front he was never to be headed and took the final leg 3 win and with it the overall event win.