For serious racers conscious of weight savings, Xray’s new optional front middle shaft is CNC-machined from world-renowned Hudy Spring Steel, and has been strategically lightened by 50% compared to the standard front middle shaft. This shaft is highly wear resistant at contact points, helping to increase the lifespan of the shaft bearings and rotating mass is reduced without sacrificing strength or durability.
The final round of the Slovakian Nationals was held over the weekend at AutoRC-Trnava track in Trnava, Slovakia. The race was TQ’d and won by Worlds podium finisher Martin Hudy, but as the Xray driver was unable to participate in earlier rounds of the series the overall title went to one of the oldest RC drivers in the country, Igor Liptak who finished the race in 2nd place, while Tono Sloboda took 3rd.
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Following our report from the 1/10th scale South German Championship that was held on the track of the RCMSC Greuthof, the 1/8th scale racers were also in action. In qualifying Shepherd Velox race Erik Dankel was the only driver to do 31 laps and he improved the track record by 9.4 seconds. Local hero Manuel Dietrich secured the 2nd position for the final, with Shepherd driver Christian Dussinger lining up 3rd. The main final was dominated by Dankel from start to the finish and was constantly able to increase his lead and was even able to save some tires for the last minutes. Behind him it was Christian Dussinger who could secure the 2nd position and with this result the victory in the amateur class, while Bernhard Hummel rounded out the top 3.
The 1/10th scale Open gas UISP event was held recently at the Melzo circuit in the north of the country with racers at this event able to use Can-Am style shells. Qualifying was dominated by Francesco Tironi who took pole position by 7 seconds and was the only driver to hit 18 laps, with Cristian Costanzo lining up 2nd, Guido Barbera 3rd and Walter Ossola 4th. In the 45 minute final, Tironi was pushed all the way by Barbera who was able to stay on the lead lap till the end finishing 12 seconds behind the winner Tironi, while Walter Ossola took 3rd, 2 laps down on the leading pair.
A quick announcement for the Gara delle Castagne race, to be held on the 2 Pista Verde track in Ferner close to Belluno in Italy. Organised by the Miniteknica, with the support of the MyCandy Team and F.V.S.S Racing team, the race is open to 1/8th and 1/10th scale gas on road. Taking place on the 25th (practice) to the 26th of October you can enter, as well as find more information, on the event site here.
Germany’s biggest indoor series, the Bawü cup, ran the first indoor race of the season at the very nice high traction track in Konstanz this last weekend. The race attracted over 70 drivers across all classes, including drivers from 3 different countries including German National A-main finisher Peter Deggelman, Swedish Champion Joel Myrberg, Swiss Champion Sacha Lnenicka and various team drivers from LRP, GM, Robitronic and Corally. The Expert Mod class saw Team Associated and LRP team driver Joel Myrberg set TQ in all 5 qualifying rounds and later he went on to win 2 finals to secure the win in front of 2nd placed Lenicka, while in the stock class GM team driver Daniel Wohlgemuth dominated the race taking TQ and following it up with the win in the first 2 finals.
Ballymoney in Northern Ireland played host to the Merlin Fuel Ulster Grand Prix yesterday with nitro cars making a successful return to the once popular nitro venue. Organised by the UMCC, the inaugural Nitro GP attracted a quality entry including former Irish National 1:10 200mm Champions Chris Steele & Stephen Hayes, and British Championship race winner Mark Gilliland. In qualifying it was Steele with his Murnan Modified RB powered Kyosho that claimed TQ honours from Gilliland’s Xray. In the final the pair had a thrilling battle for the lead, swapping positions lap after lap, but a small error by Steele was eventually enough to allow Gilliland to break clear and take the victory. 2007 Irish Champion Hayes, also driving an NT1 completed the podium. Following the success of the event it is planned to make the Ballymoney circuit a regular fixture on the 2009 Irish National Championship calendar.
Corally have released this new F1 body shell for their ‘New Generation F1’ 2wd pan car chassis. Featuring a higher nose, this improves aerodynamics which in turn enhances grip and provides better cornering.