January 20, 2009

Steven Cuypers confirms move to Mugen

Former Belgian National Champion Steven Cuypers has announced his move from Serpent to Mugen for the 2009 season. The former European B Champion, European “A” finalist and multiple GP winner will use the MRX-4X in this years national series as well as competing at the World Championships in Lostallo in August. Steven will power his car with Sirio motors and will use Enneti tires for grip.

January 20, 2009

Lars Hoppe joins Shepherd team

Shepherd have announced that talented up-and-coming driver Lars Hoppe will back-up our racing team in the 2009 season. As a key driver for the North of Germany, the former Kyosho racer will support local drivers as well as giving us information about his home track in Hildesheim where the 2009 German Championship will be taking place in July. Finishing in 7th place at the last German Championship, Lars will power his Velox with Novarossi engines and Runner Time fuel.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

January 19, 2009

Paul Lemieux does double at Novak race

Xray team driver Paul Lemieux has reported back from the recent Novak race, held at Scotty Ernst’s Trackside Hobbies track in Milwaukee WI. Qualifying saw Paul TQ the two blue ribboned classes, Modified Foam and 10.5 Rubber, and with triple A-mains on the schedule there was a lot of work for those racers doing multiple classes. In the finals, Paul was challenged early on in both races by Associated driver Kevin Herbert, but Paul was able to pull away and take the win in both classes with Kevin taking the runner spot in both classes, while TOP driver Josh Cyrul took 3rd in Mod Foam and Associated racer Josh Hohnstein 3rd in 10.5 rubber.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

January 19, 2009

Xray Chassis balancing weights

Xray have released a complete set of 4 chassis balancing weights, 2x 5g & 2x 10g, and mounting hardware. Designed for Xray electric & nitro touring cars, to be mounted in pre-drilled chassis holes, they also fit other race cars as well. Made from steel and laser engraved with the weight value for easy identification, besides looking great, these weights can be stacked atop each other in order to achieve the proper chassis balance.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

January 19, 2009

EDAM Racing 980 1/10th scale 200mm

New from Taiwanese company EDAM Racing, is their 1/10th 200mm chassis, called the 980. We brought you CAD images of the car last October, but it has changed substantially since then. The car appears to be a conventional design with some useful adjustability to the front and rear roll centres, upper front and lower rear pivot pin inserts as well as eccentric rear hub axle inserts. The car also has ball raced adjustable rear anti-roll bar, lockable front one way axle and a more durable 2 speed gearbox.

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January 17, 2009

Protoform P909 1/8th scale body

Back in December we brought you the preview information on the new P909 1/8th scale body from Protoform. Now we have a photo and full information about the final product. This body offers contemporary styling as well as state-of-the-art aerodynamic features, incorporating some unique air management features to improve handling and stability as well as excellent turn in ability. Available in .030 Lexan (lightweight) or .040 Lexan, the body is supplied with a protective outer film and body side-stiffeners with hardware.

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January 16, 2009

Serpent S240 1/24th scale chassis

Seen first at last years toy fair, Serpent have announced the impending release of their 1/24th scale racer, the S240. Serpent joined forces with experienced micro-racers and created this 2wd pan-car, a simple, strong and proven design, with no complicated suspension setups, just put it on the track and race. Made using carbon fibre throughout, it has a ball differential, full ball bearings and can accept special LiPo packs for over 15 minutes run time. Expect an end of January release date.

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January 15, 2009

Artec Racing MK-001 1/8th body shell

We received a release from Artec Racing, another new player in the r/c market who will come out with a new 1/8th scale on-road body shell. We were sent a teaser shot of their first 1/8th body shell named the Artec MK-001. Designed and tested by two top international Team Orion and Kyosho drivers, Ilia Van Gastel and Adrien Bertin, it features a ‘stealth’ shaped cockpit and some ‘innovative’ features at the rear, but this will be revealed later at the Nürnberg toyfair where it will be seen on Adrien Bertin’s car at the Team Orion stand.