November 29, 2007

K-Factory UFO 2 White Clutch Shoe

K-Factory UFO 2 White Clutch Shoe

Taiwanese company K-Factory have released this UFO2 white clutch shoe for use in Centax type clutches. This high grip clutch shoe has a special high friction surface which means the clutch engages the moment it comes in contact with the clutch bell making it very useful on high traction circuits where you may have a very high engagement rpm setting for maximum acceleration. When set up correctly, in high traction, this type of clutch shoe can help the car accelerate very quickly.

Source: K-Factory [kfactoryracing.com]


November 28, 2007

Xray T2’008 Exclusive first batch

Xray T2′008 Exclusive first batch

Along with announcing that the T2’008 190mm touring car is now shipping, Xray also announced that the first batch only will be supplied with aluminum externally-adjustable ball differentials. This is due to the fact that the mold for the new Composite Diffs was not finalized for mass production in time for the export of kits, and as such the first batch of kits feature this aluminum version. The US Foam-Spec edition features two alu ball differentials and the EU Rubber-Spec edition features the aluminum ball differential in rear only. Both kits include the appropriate amount of the new 3.5mm drive shaft composite blades.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


November 27, 2007

Tosolini & Burch take Mod in Cleveland

Tosolini & Burch take Mod in Cleveland

Last weekend saw the 28th annual US Indoor Champs take place at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Independence, Ohio with the event open to both Touring car and 1/12th scale classes. In TC Mod it was pole man Ralph Burch, racing for Xray, that made the best start and was able to pull out a gap and cruise to the win in front of Kyosho racer Josh Cyrul in 2nd and another Xray, that of Paul LeMieux in 3rd. In the 1/12th scale Mod class it was top qualifier Mike Blackstock that jumped into the lead at the start of the race and lead until some trouble with traffic took him out leaving Corally driver Chris Tosolini to take the lead and eventually the win in front of LeMieux in 2nd and Cyrul in 3rd.

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November 26, 2007

Ben Cosgrove Win BIWS Don Valley Rd2

Ben Cosgrove Win BIWS Don Valley Rd2

Xray have a report from team driver Ben Cosgrove on the recent 2nd round of the British Indoor Winter Series that was held on the rubber surface Don Valley track. Qualifying saw Ben Cosgrove take the pole position, after a quick run in round 2, in front of new Xray team mate Sam Smith with Hot Bodies racer Elliot Harper in 3rd. The finals were held over 2 races with the fastest final time taking the overall win on the day and both finals saw a very close battle between Ben and Elliott finishing less than a second apart in both legs. Ben eventually took the win from Harper in 2nd and Phil Chambers in 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


November 26, 2007

Lawlor & Bickerstaff win at Fermoy GP

 Lawlor & Bickerstaff win at Fermoy GP

Fermoy Model Car Club hosted the first ever Munster Grand Prix over the weekend in Cork, Ireland with 35 drivers from around the country taking part in the indoor tarmac event. Biggest of the classes was 27T in which Top Qualifier Chris Lawlor took his S400 to victory over Serpent team-mate Keith Dempsey.  Lawlor won the first Leg of the A Final from Dempsey but in Leg 2 the result was reversed leaving the pair equal on points however as Lawlor was the fastest qualifier he was declared Munster GP Champion.  Completing the podium was local racer Michael O’Leary who finished 3rd in both Legs. In the 19T class Team Associated team driver Alan Bickerstaff dominated proceedings.  Starting from the pole he won both Legs of the A Final easily to win overall ahead of fellow Assocated driver Johnny Dunn with Andrew Rennick driving a Corally taking third. The first major EP Touring Car event to be held in Ireland for some time, the Munster GP looks set to become an annual event on the Irish R/C Racing calendar as the 190mm class goes from strength to strength.

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November 26, 2007

LRP Speed Master 2 tires

LRP Speed Master 2 tires

LRP have announced the release of their all new Speed Master 2 tires, created to help make the company’s Shark-18 perform on tarmac and other road surfaces. This tire is suitable for the Shark-18 Race Monster Truck, Nitro Monster or ATV and has been developed to meet the needs of on road enthusiasts by providing high-levels of grip, easy handling and high traction in both wet and dry conditions. Extra soft inserts included.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]


November 25, 2007

BRCA 1/12th Nationals Round 3

 BRCA 1/12th Nationals Round 3

The 3rd round of the BRCA 1/12th scale Nationals was held last weekend on the Cramlington track, which replaced the Teesside event that had been on the calendar for a number of years. Saturday’s 19T turn event saw Keith Robertson take the pole position from Chris Kerswell in 2nd and Andy Griffiths in 3rd. In the final it was the top 4 that got away cleanly but a mistake from Griffiths dropped him down the order, and then Keith hit a back marker that knocked him out of the race. This left Chris up in front and he was able to take his first 12th National win from Russ Williams in 2nd and a recovering Andy Griffiths in 3rd. In the Modified race on Sunday Adny Griffiths took the pole position and in the final dominated the race, winning from Russ Williams in 2nd, who was well clear of Chris Kerswell in 3rd.

Source: Mirage [mirageracing.com]


November 25, 2007

Rony Xray NT1 option parts

 Rony Xray NT1 option parts

The Xray NT1 seems to be the ‘After market parts’ manufacturer’s car of choice at the moment with almost all parts of the 200mm available in different variations of aluminium and carbon. Japanese company Rony, who have released a number of NT1 parts previously, have now released even more new additions to their range starting off with this aluminium front anti-roll bar lever set. Also new is a lightweight titanium middle shaft, a machined 18T aluminium pulley, aluminium servo saver set with adjustble ackermann, lightweight upper engine mounts and finally an aluminium chassis stiffener.

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