Edit RC have released these high-quality, CNC-machined, aluminum touring car shock absorbers which come pre-assembled with a 55mm length, perfect for replacing the stock plastic or friction shocks on your car. For convenient mounting, the shocks are fitted with pivot balls that swivel in plastic shock ends while a longer shock shaft end is included for cars that need longer shocks. Sold in pairs the shocks feature clip-on ride height adjusters and are supplied with a general purpose shock spring, but the shocks will also fit all standard size shock springs.
Serpent have a report online from the 3rd round of the South African 1/8th and 1/10th scale Nationals held at the very large Durban track recently. In qualifying it was Mike Wiseman all the way, taking the TQ with his Serpent 720 and 960 respectively continuing his dominant form from the first 2 rounds of the National series. In the 1/10th scale race it was a great dice between Mike Wiseman and Travis Carlyle, as they fought for the win with Wiseman eventually coming out on top. Finishing 2nd, Carlyle now leads the Championship with one round to go while another local youngster, Shaun White, rounded off the podium in 3rd. The 1/8th scale was fought out at a furious pace with four drivers contesting the lead, with Mike Wiseman, Hein Kotze, Jacques Liebenberg and Wayne Joelson never more than a few seconds apart. At the 20-minute mark, Kotze and Joelson came in to change tyres, which saw them lose time on Wiseman and Liebenberg who opted to run the full distance on one set. Liebenberg eventually dropped back a bit, giving Wiseman the win by over a lap at the end of the 45 minute final from Joelson in 2nd and Liebenberg 3rd.
KM Racing have contacted us to show use their latest new products, these new bearing sets for the Xray NT1. Available in steel and ceramic ball versions, they features rubber seals on both sides of the bearings and have lubricant and anti rusting oil pre applied. Sold in packs of 12 the bearings are size 10x16x4mm.
Edit RC have released these new Ceramic Nitride differential balls which are 40% lighter than standard steel versions. Ultra-smooth and long-wearing these extremely hard balls are 3.175mm or 1/8″ in diameter and are suitable for use in Hot Bodies and Associated differentials.
Tamiya have added another car to their TRF range of with the introduction of their latest kit, the TRF415 MSXX Marc Rheinard Edition 2007. This chassis is essentially the MSXX but with the same specs and optional parts as the one used by team driver Marc Rheinard to win this years Reedy Touring Car race in California. Those changes include updates to the double deck carbon fiber chassis which now features a brand new 2mm upper deck, which is designed to help convert chassis roll into cornering speed, and a 2.5mm lower deck.
New from Xray, and the result of extensive testing and racing experience, are these optional racing shock springs for the NT1 200mm. Designed and precision-crafted to have a unique spring characteristic, these new spring sets give you an optimum range of choices to fine tune your car. Each set of front springs (shorter) is individually measured, controlled, inspected and matched to provide equal damping characteristics.
For those of you who have been following our extensive race coverage from the 2007 1/10th scale 200mm European Championships you will already know that Dario Balestri has been crowned the 2007 European Champion. Winning his second straight Championships in Madrid, Spain, the Italian endured a tough race day having qualified down in the 1/4 finals, he won that final for a place in the semi, which he also won, to line up 5th for the 45 minute A-Final. After some great driving and having some luck come his way, the Team Magic driver crossed the line in 1st place to claim the 2007 crown. A fast charging Jilles Groskamp from Holland was 2nd for Xray while young Italian European ‘B’ Champion Alessio Mazzeo was 3rd for Serpent.
Our trackside reporter Oisin O’Briain will have a full report online tonight.
View our coverage from the event here or take a look at our championship gallery here.
Xray have released this set of two XCA-clutch pinion gear tools to help install and remove pinon gears to and from the XCA clutchbell. The tools are moulded from a special composite mixture which ensures very high durability and very precise fitting to the pinions. The pinion gear tool is specially designed to fit the NT1 pinion gears which have very specific and unique teeth profile and design. The tools fit all NT1 pinion gears, both 1st gears – 15, 16, 17, 18T and 2nd gears – 20, 21, 22, 23T.