January 31, 2009

Groskamp & Honigl TQ Indoor Euros

Groskamp & Honigl TQ Indoor Euros

This week sees the first ever EFRA Indoor European Championships for 1/10th electric touring cars take place in the old Fiat factory building in Turino, Italy, run alongside the annual 1/12th scale Euros. With 80 racers in attendance, the race is held inside the biggest shopping mall in the city, and has been attracting hundreds of visitors every day who pass by the track which is situated in a 14 x 30 meter area, making for a very technical & challenging layout that doesn’t offer much room for overtaking.

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January 30, 2009

Capricorn RC CL-12ETX .12 engine

Capricorn RC CL-12ETX .12 engine

Capricorn RC have been very busy lately it seems, and today sees the announcement of more releases, this time its their new competition .12 engine, the CL-12ETX, the newest evolution of Capricorn Competition racing engines. This engine has been updated with new timing on the liner, adopting the Sirio XXX port timing for better response in the bottom end and higher top end speed, while the crankshaft has been hand modified and polished. This engine also uses a rear ceramic bearing and this is mounted into the new silver customized Capricorn crankcase. Available now.

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January 30, 2009

Mon-Tech Racing FiVE body shell

Mon-Tech Racing FiVE body shell

Italian company Mon-Tech Racing have sent us some details about their new 1/10th scale mini scale chassis called the FiVE. Looking very similar in style to a small car made by a certain Italian automotive company, this body has been made from 0.75mm thick high quality polycarbonate. The body is supplied with protective over spray film for painting, window masking and pre-cut FiVE decals.

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January 29, 2009

Scotty Gray takes ROAR Region 4 win

Scotty Gray takes ROAR Region 4 win

Last weekend the ROAR Region 4 Super Regional On-Road Championship took place at the Homestead RC Speedway in Homestead, Florida. Friday saw a lot of racers already at the track looking to find the best setup for qualifying. In Saturday’s qualifying Shepherd driver Scotty Gray put in an impressive performance in the last round of qualifying to secure the TQ position for the A-main, 4 seconds clear of 2nd placed driver Danny Horta, while Paolo Morganti took 3rd. From the start of the 45min final it was obvious that it was going to be between Scotty and Paolo, the pair dicing back and forth. At around the half way point Paolo had to retire with mechanical problems, so Scotty could relax and cruise home to the victory, 9 laps over the 2nd placed Sean Lue with Rafael Angulo taking the 3rd spot.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]


January 29, 2009

Capricorn RC 1/10th 200mm chassis

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When we wrote our story about the two new entrants into the 1/10th scale 200mm market, if we had of waited another week we could have added a third, with the news today that Italian company Capricorn RC will begin producing a chassis for this class. We were sent the first Exclusive CAD images of their new car, but only with some brief information about it, however you can see a lot from the pictures. The car naturally will be supplied with a lot of Capricorn optionals as standard, such as their 2008 World champion clutch, super light brake disk, one piece engine mount, lightened main and middle shaft, ultra light pivot balls, ultra light rear dogbones and front CVDs, lightened front and rear hex wheel adaptors as well as 3.6mm thick front and rear shock towers. The car features some other new features such as lightweight spur gears, a wire front anti-roll bar instead of the usual wishbone lever system, new front belt tensioner system, a hexagonal rear belt tensioner and new innovative plastic materials used for the arms and hubs. We don’t have a date for its release, only that its coming soon.

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January 28, 2009

Daniele Ielasi joins Maugrafix

Daniele Ielasi joins Maugrafix

Italian decal and design company Maugrafix have been in touch to tell us that current 1/10th 200mm World Champion Daniele Ielasi has joined their team. The deal will Daniele run the company’s decals on both his 1/8th and 1/10th scale cars throughout the year.

Source: Maugrafix [maugrafix.com]


January 28, 2009

Báez & Mendez win Puerto Rico Nats Rd1

Báez & Mendez win Puerto Rico Nats Rd1

The first race of the Puerto Rico Championship was held in Barceloneta this past weekend under perfect weather conditions. The sedan class saw the win go to Mugen Driver Andy Báez who also took the TQ, followed by Serpent driver Juan Rodríguez and Kyosho Team Driver Pedro Alvarado. The race was 40 minutes long and was exciting from the very beginning, with Andy and Juan constantly changing positions. Unfortunately later in to the race Andy lost his second gear, however quick work from his pit crew got the problem fixed and they managed to keep him in the lead. Later on in the race Juan hit problems giving Andy a comfortable lead and allowed him to take the win.

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