February 26, 2008

Olly Jefferies wins Carpet Wars World Cup

Olly Jefferies wins Carpet Wars World Cup

Last weekend saw the running of the Carpet Wars World Cup, a 2 day event that saw International interest with Marc Fisher making the trip from Germany for the race. After Saturdays qualifying it was Kevin Brunsden on pole but a quick run in the final qualifying heat on Sunday saw Olly Jefferies take the top spot by 0.6 of a second. Leg 1 of the finals saw some problems for the front runners and this allowed Glen Doman through for the win ahead of Elliot Harper, with Olly recovering to 3rd. The 2nd leg was better for Olly, taking the lead from the start and converting it into the win in front of Harper and Doman, while the final leg was again won by Olly, who took the overall win, in front of Elliot in 2nd who claimed the overall runner up spot and Glen coming home in 3rd overall.

Source: Mirage [mirageracing.com]


February 25, 2008

Charalambous wins Cyprus NC Rd2

Charalambous wins Cyprus NC Rd2

Serpent are reporting that their team in Cyprus concluded another almost perfect weekend in during Round 2 of the Cyprus Nitro Challenge as the ‘Dream Team’ completed a 1-2 finish in the A-final. This time it was new signing, Andreas Charalambous’ turn to take the victory only seconds ahead of reigning Champion and team mate Nicholas Ζachariades. The two Serpent 960 drivers led the race throughout, after qualifying on the front row of the A Final grid. Both drivers pulled away from the rest of the pack right from the start of the race and battled each other for the win.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


February 25, 2008

Puerto Rico National Championship Rd2

Puerto Rico National Championship Rd2

The 2nd round of the Puerto Rico National Championships was run last weekend at the country’s Isabela Track. Qualifying in 1/8th scale went the way of round 1 winner and Mugen racer Andy Báez and he carried forward that form to the final, taking an easy win ahead of the Kyosho pairing of Ito Nieves and Fernando Méndez. In the 1/10th 200mm class, the pole position went to Serpent racer Alfred Aeschliman but he had bad luck in the final and this enabled the Mugen driver Juan “My Bad” Rodríguez into the lead from where he could take the win. Just behind a recovering Andy Báez came up behind Serpent racer Edgar Tirado and with 3 minutes to go in the 45 minute final, was able to take the 2nd position from him.

Thanks to Zobeida Ocasio for the report


February 25, 2008

Team Titan Blitz 1/10 VDS Lola

Team Titan Blitz 1/10 VDS Lola

Team Titan have released this 1/10th 200mm Blitz VDS Lola body shell. Creating lots of downforce, the front of the shell features 2 bubbles, close to the front axle line, that ensure the front of the body clears the shock towers present on most modern touring car chassis’. Made from 0.8mm thick high density polycarbonate, it is light and strong and comes supplied with decal sheet, wing and 4 piece side stiffener.

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February 25, 2008

Teemu Leino wins 2008 TITC

Teemu Leino wins 2008 TITC

Seen as the warm up race for the World Championship held on the same track in November, this years running of the TITC in Thailand was very well attended by factory teams from around the World. Run on a tight smooth circuit under warm conditions, qualifying saw Xray racer Teemu Leino set down the fastest runs to take the top qualifier spot with 3 round wins in front of former World Champion Atsushi Hara in 2nd and current European Champion Ronald Volker in 3rd, both racing the Hot Bodies Cyclone. The finals were easy for Teemu, who could win the first 2 to claim the overall win with 1 final left to be run. With Teemu sitting out the 3rd run, this allowed Andy Moore to take the leg 3 win, which combined with his 2nd spot from leg 1 gave him 2nd overall in front of Ronald Volker in 3rd.

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February 25, 2008

Much More TC Multi Gauge

Much More TC Multi Gauge

Korean company Much More have released this handy multi gauge for measuring the body shell dimensions on your electric powered touring car. Configured to IFMAR specifications, the tool allows you to measure roof height (115mm), wing overhang (10mm), body height from ground to tail (35mm), wing chord (40mm) and wing end plates (40mm x 20mm). Simple to use, it removes the need to use rulers and calipers to obtain the legal cut out of your body and ensures that the car you are testing with will also pass scrutiny when the time comes.

Source: RC Forum [rcforum.co.kr]


February 24, 2008

LRP S18 Touring Car

LRP S18 Touring Car

We briefly showed you this car in our Toy Fair coverage and now we can present to you full information about the new S18TC from LRP. The S18 Touring Car is an 1/18 scale mini touring car with super efficient shaft driven 4WD, spider differentials front and rear, oil filled threaded shock absorbers and CVDs on all corners. The car is available as a kit or in RTR form which includes the LRP A.I. Micro Reverse waterproof speedo, LRP Phaser Sport 27MHz AM receiver, micro battery stick pack, 220V charger, LRP A2-STX Sport transmitter incl. charge socket, full-size steering servo and high performance 380 size Micro motor

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February 23, 2008

GiBon Goo wins KORG Series Rd1

GiBon Goo wins KORG Series Rd1

Xray have a report from round 1 of the Korea On road Race Grand Prix series that was run last weekend at the Girina Raceway in Kyunggi-do, Seoul. Xray NT1 driver GiBon Goo showed again that he would be the racer to beat in 2008 took by taking a spectacular win in the final after starting from second on the grid. The 2nd spot went to SeYoung Oh, while in 3rd spot was another Xray racer
GiYeul Kim

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]