March 9, 2007

SM BOSS .12 TC motor

SM Boss .12 TC motor

Now that the World Champion GRP made Ninja .12 motor has finally been released to its expectant public, the other brand of motors made by GRP and Mario Rossi can come out too. The Schepis Model, BOSS branded, GRP motor has been released, and well what can you say about it other than its a World Champion motor with a different, blue, cooling head. The set that it comes in looks pretty sweet, which comes with exhaust system, sew on badge, decals and other promo things including a CD, although I’m not sure whats on it.

You can check out lots more images here.

Source: RC Bazar []

March 8, 2007

Motonica P8.0R 1/8th 4wd up close

Motonica P8.0R

Just before the Nurnberg toy fair in February, we brought you the first pictures of the new P8.0R from Motonica. Well now thanks to our site sponsor, The Border, we now have the full set of studio images for this rather attractive car as well as the new 4wd Base and Classic cars, the latter which you have already seen on this site. If you like what you see, the P8.0R can be pre ordered by clicking here, with the car expect to be in stock by the end of march with the Classic one month later.

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March 8, 2007

Gray and Horta take Rd6 FORGASS honours

Gray and Horta

Serpent are reporting on their site on the 6th round of the FORGASS Florida State Series that was held last weekend at the Kissimmee track. In the 1/8th scale class it was Serpent Development Driver Scotty Gray that took the top honours in the race leading home 2nd placed racer, and team mate, Paolo Morganti with Philip Abed ending the day in 3rd. In the 1/0th scale Sedan class it was Winternats finalist Danny Horta, driving a Serpent 720, that won the race, a lap up on second placed team mate DJ Apolaro with Mugen racer Art Carbonnell rounding off the podium in 3rd.

Source: Serpent []

March 8, 2007

Riemon Speed Works shaft drive Xray?

Riemon Speed Works

Japanese company Riemon Speed Works are showing a shaft drive car on their site that they hint at being an Xray shaft conversion. Its a very nicely made car if it is a conversion but i cant really see the Xray in this particular car, apart perhaps from the front bumper mount which looks familiar. Whatever it is, we have pictures of it and you can check them out below.

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March 8, 2007

Jake Zarb wins New Zealand On Road EP Nationals

New Zealand On Road EP Nationals

Xray are reporting on their site that Jake Zarb, racing an Xray, has won the New Zealand On Road EP Nationals that were run recently on the Manawatu track. The race was run on foam tires, with no additives allowed, and there was a 12 turn limit on the motors and finally brushless systems weren’t allowed, which all made for close competitive racing. Jake Zarb dominated the event from qualifying, where he easily TQ’d, to the finals which he was able to win comfortably to take the overall title followed home by Ivan Ho and Pearce Stephens in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

You can read the full report here.

Source: Xray []

March 7, 2007

Solaroli Tuning Picco Evo2 .21 and .12

Solaroli Tuning Picco Evo2

Solaroli Tuning, if you haven’t heard of them, is a company run by top Italian racer Stefano Solaroli who, amongst other things, tunes motors like only Italians know how. While he tunes all different makes of motor, his current pair of offerings are from Picco and are based on the new Evo2 .21 and .12 engines which in turn is similar to the current range of Mega ZX engines. Stefano has done all the usual work like porting the liner and working, optimising and polishing the crankshaft to get the absolute most from the engine. Expect them to be fast but suprisingly they arent too expensive despite all the hand work done to them.

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March 7, 2007

Soeren Boy Holst wins Rd4 Pilegaards-Cup

Rd4 Pilegaards-Cup

Xray have a report on their site from Soeren Boy Holst who writes about the 4th round of the Pilegaards Cup in Denmark. Soeren managed to claim the TQ spot in the modified class and then went on to win the race ahead of Michael Priest and Nikolaj Hviid who finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively

The first final was perfect. Michael was close in the beginning, but made some mistakes and so I made a gap. The car was still fine, but the tyres felt a little looser this time. Michael’s car broke down, and so did Nikolaj Hviid, so it was Kim Lindegaard who would take 2nd place with his T2’007, and his son Nicolai in third, also with a T2’007.

You can read the full report and get the top 3 from the other classes here.

Source: Xray []

March 6, 2007

2007 ROAR Carpet On-road Nats

CEFX Raceway

This week sees the 2007 ROAR Carpet On-road Nats run at Josh Cyruls indoor track, the CEFX Raceway, in Toledo Ohio with the race catering for 1/10th sedan and 1/12th scale, with 3 categories for each scale. With the entry expected to be around 230+ entries, the racing will begin on Wednesday with open practice on the completely new track layout that you can see above. We will hope to bring you reports from the race at the end of each race day but in the meantime if you want more information, here are some useful links.

Track: CEFX Raceway
Talk about the event: Forum (RC Tech)
Live Coverage: Live RC
Entry List: RC Tech (PDF)

Image: RC50 []