January 9, 2007

RC Atomic VDS II GTP 1/24th scale body

RC Atomic new Mini-Z GTP body

Atomic RC have released pictures of the design they have made for their upcoming 1/24th scale VDS II GTP body. As you can see from the picture the new body has a much more aggressive look than the original and also sports a lot of aerodynamic tweaks, making this a body something to look forward to, when released.

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January 8, 2007

Novak US Touring Car Champs – Final A Main results

Novak US Touring Car Champs

Now we know that Paul LeMieux dominated the proceedings at the Novak Touring Car Championships but only after the full triple main results were posted do we know who followed Paul home. In the modified class it was a close call for 2nd and 3rd with both Mike Dumas and Billy Easton sharing equal points but Mike getting the decision for the 2nd spot thanks to what appears to be the faster time, while in the 19T class it was Barry Baker who finished 2nd with Josh Cyrul ending in 3rd place.

View the final A-Main results here… content

January 8, 2007

Worksop club Grand Opening race

Neil Cragg Worksop

Last weekend saw the reopening of the famous Worsksop circuit in the UK. This indoor track caters for off road and on road using the same track but with obvious alterations for the different classes. In attendance, and in top form in the 2wd buggy class, was current World Champion Neil Cragg who dominated both qualifying and the race, whilst in the 4wd buggy class it was Adam Skelding who, despite a terrible start, went on the win the event. In the touring car class another World Champion, Andy Moore, was also in attendance along with top racers Olly Jefferies and Ben Cosgrove, the latter running in the new EFRA 5 cell configuration, and who managed to be very competitive until a broke pinion took him out at the start of the finals.

You can read the full report on the event here.

Source: Mirage Racing [mirageracing.com]

January 8, 2007

Jérémy Limoges wins Rd3 of French 1/12th Nationals

French 1/12th Nats Rd3

Jérémy Limoges has won the third round of the French 1/12th scale Nationals held at Porte Les Valences. Driving a Trinity Reflex Jérémy won ahead of second place Simon Rubet driving a CRC Carpet Kinfe with Mathias Rascol driving an Associated RC12L rounding out the top 3. Pierre-François Brunet who won the first 2 rounds of the Championship finished in 8th after some problems.

Source: RC Infos [rcinfos.com]

January 8, 2007

Paul LeMieux dominates Novak US TC Champs

Paul LeMieux

Paul LeMieux has done it again taking the win in both the 19T and Mod classes driving his Xray T2007. Having started from pole in both races he easily won the event by taking the first place in both his first 2 19T and mod finals to win the event without having to take part in the 3rd round of finals. In stock class it was Andrew Ellis that took the win also driving an Xray. More results to follow.

Image: RC Forum [rcforum.co.kr]

January 7, 2007

Paul LeMieux leads qualifying at Novak US TC Champs

Paul LeMieux

After qualifying at this weekends Novak US Touring Car Championships in Wisconsin it is Xray racer Paul LeMieux that is in dominant form, taking TQ spot in both the blue ribboned Modified class as well as the 19T class. Paul is in good company with Josh Cyrul and Barry Baker sharing a 2nd and a 3rd each in both classes in what looks to be a very close run race. First finals are taking place already, with Paul taking a win in his first round final, but because of time differences we wont be able to publish the final race results until Monday morning CET. We will keep you posted.

View all the A-Main starting line-ups here… content

January 6, 2007

Martin Hudy tests Xray NT1

Martin Hudy tests Xray NT1

Our partner site RC Forum have got these images of Martin Hudy, testing the NT1 at the Xray text track in Slovakia. Whilst nothing is given away by the pics, it is nice to see that there is a working prototype at least. The most interesting thing about these images is not really the car at all but the rather cool new Xray t-shirt that Martin is shown wearing, featuring that kind of blue flame thats on their boxes all over it.

Check out the 2 pictures in full size here.

Source: RC Forum [rcforum.co.kr]

January 4, 2007

John Ermen joins Serpent Team Netherlands

John Ermen

Serpent are reporting that multiple Dutch National Champion John Ermen has signed to race for Serpent Netherlands in the 2007 season. Returning to the Dutch manufacturer after a number of years away racing for Mugen, John will be seen as one of the favourites for the Dutch title this year.

The current 1:8 Dutch National Vice-Champion, Ermen will head Serpent’s challenge for 1:8 success in its home country. Racing since 1990,  having caught the bug for rc racing from his father and older brother,  John has an impressive racing CV which includes three World Championships appearances including the 2001 event in Australia.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]