April 4, 2007

Speed Way Pal ride height gauges

Speed Way Pal ride height gauges

Continuing on the tools vibe we see that Speed Way Pal, out of Japan, have released these nice ride height gauges. Available in 4 anodised colours, red, black, grey and blue, they feature measurements in both full and half mm increments and the measuring surface is completely smooth for a more accurate, and easier obtainable, reading.

Source: Speed Way Pal [ocn.ne.jp/~sw-pal]


April 4, 2007

Randy Caster joins Schumacher

Randy Caster

Schumacher USA have announced that Randy Caster has joined their team to race the new Mi3 electric touring car. Schumacher believe that Randy will bring a wealth of setup knowledge to the team as well as provide great product support and his first race with Team Schumacher will be next month at the 2007 Reedy Race of Champions where he was an A-main finalist in the Modified class in 2006.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


April 4, 2007

Mega MF21 Nine MasMo Ceramic

Mega MF21 Nine MasMo Ceramic

Serpent have just announced the release of their new 9 port, top of the line, 3.5cc engine for 1/8th scale on road called the Mega MF21 Nine MasMo Ceramic. This engine is a top of the line hand tuned engine and sports ceramic bearings, 9 port hand tuned liner as well as a hand tuned lightened crankshaft. While the inside of this Novarossi based engine is completely different, the only external difference on the engine is the new cooling head that sports a new fin design.

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April 4, 2007

Corally RDX Phi – US Spec defined

Corally RDX Phi

Corally USA have released more details on the 2 different specs, European and US, that the RDX Phi will be made available in. The European version has been designed for 5 cells and comes with a front one-way, rear differential and 3 degree caster blocks, while the US version will be a 6-cell chassis and comes with front differential, rear differential, 6 degree caster blocks as well as harder silver springs. Whats interesting is that Corally haven’t followed other manufacturers in making a thicker chassis for their US spec kits, perhaps its already stiff enough?

Source: Corally USA [corallyusa.com]


April 3, 2007

SMI announce German NT1 Team

German NT1 Team

SMI, the German importers of Xray cars, has announced on their site the 11 strong team that will contest the German Nationals driving the Slovakian manufacturers new 200mm chassis, the NT1. For the southern region they have Alexander Stocker, Thomas Günsel, Michael Heinrich and Robert Pietsch, the latter if you recall is the designer of the Shepherd Velox 07. For central Germany they will have Dirk Wischnewski and Patrik Garbi, in east Germany they will have Wilfried Stecker and finally in the west they will be represented by European 235mm Champion Alain Levy, Alex Piperato and the brother team of Jörg and Uwe Baldes who recently signed to Motonica in 1/8th scale.

Source: SMI [smi-motorsport.de]


April 2, 2007

Tamiya release the TA05-R

Tamiya TA05-R

Back in the start of February we brought you some specs and information about the new TA05-R, dual belt driven touring car. Well today Tamiya announced today that the car will be available on the 7th of April and along with that released more information about this car as well as a few more close up pictures. As we have already written about the cars features we have decided to just show you the pictures instead.

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April 2, 2007

Mark Green wins Rd1 of 200mm UK Nats

Mark Green wins Rd1 of 200mm UK Nats

Mark Green has won the first round of the 1/10th 200mm Foam National Championships held last weekend at the fast sweeping Tibshelf track. With around 80 drivers present for this opening round Mark Green showed his intentions for this year by going out and winning the race, one lap ahead of Kyosho racer Chris Slater who finished in 2nd position with Steve Brown claiming the 3rd spot also for Kyosho. In 4th spot was 13 year old Serpent SDD driver Kyle Branson who after qualifying 6th, moved up the field during the race to claimed 4th at the chequered flag.

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April 1, 2007

Andy Moore is 1/12th European Champion

Andy Moore is 1/12th European Champion

Reigning World and European touring car champion, Andy Moore (new pictures to follow), has clinched the 2007 EFRA European 1/12th scale championships that were held this weekend in Sweden. The British driver, who was starting from pole position, won the first 2 rounds of Finals, despite a stop go penalty for jumping the start in the 2nd final which saw him go nearly a lap down, to ensure that he had the title wrapped up before the 3rd round of finals which he decided to sit out. German driver Marc Fisher, finished in 2nd place with a fine run taking the win in the 3rd final and a 2nd place to claim the runner up spot ahead of Swedish driver Alexander Hagberg who claimed a 2nd and a 3rd. Reigning British Champion Andy Griffiths ended up 4th, with 5th place going to German racer Markus Mobers who was followed home by Finnish driver Simo Ahoniemi in 6th.

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