Xray have a report on their site by their team driver Martin Christensen from the latest round of the North German regional 1/10th scale Championships, that was held at the MACH track in Hamburg. The weather was good and in qualifying it was Serpent driver Andreas Giesa that took the TQ from team mate Ralf Krause in 2nd and NT1 driver Martin Christensen in 3rd, the top 3 covered by less than 2 seconds. In the race Giesa got off to a good start but Christensen was hit by a number of cars at the start losing close to a lap and so had to push hard to gain time. When Giesa had an engine flame out, Martin could take the lead where he stayed to take the win by 2 laps from Giesa in 2nd and another Serpent driver Jens Stark in 3rd. Note the new Xray wheels on Martins car above.
We only briefly mentioned the new EU Moore-Speed Reynard 02S 1/12th scale body in one of our Daily round ups last week, because we had written about it back in February, but today we see that the body will actually be available in 2 different versions, normal and lightweight. Designed for high cornering speeds, this body shell features a sculpted front end and mid section to direct air over the gentle curves of this single-focus body shell giving you superb high speed stability and performance on the straight. Moulded from crystal clear polycarbonate, it features clear over spray film and a decal sheet with headlights and Hot Bodies logos.
MID, the German based European Mugen distributors, have released this new general Mugen Seiki decal sheet. Featuring a number of Mugen Seiki and MID logos in varying sizes, the sheet also sports some curiously worded ‘Stop the Copy’ sign type logos. Available now.
The 6th round of the Western German Regional Championships was run last weekend at the AMC Hamm circuit with 45 racers in attendance. Qualifying saw Serpent racer Karl Heinz Meister claim the top qualifying position ahead of the Mugen pairing Sebastian Bürge in 2nd and Daniel Toenessen in 3rd. In the final it was Karl Heinz that got off to a good start followed by Bürge, but on lap 11 the Serpent driver had a problem and had to retire gifting Bürge the lead and with it the win, leading home a full Mugen podium with Daniel Toenessen claiming 2nd and Heinz-Jürgen Kalinowski 3rd.
Team Magic have become the 3rd manufacturer in 3 days to release a setup board, with the release of this stylish 1/8th scale version. Made from special wood that has been highly compressed, the board will not warp and is prefectly flat, and at 500x480mm it should be big enough to work on anything up until a 1/8th scale circuit car.
Xray have a report from team driver Barry Baker about the 2007 Great Lakes Challenge race that was held last weekend in Toledo, Ohio. Most drivers had a few days practice to fine tune their setups but unfortunately race day was cancelled due to rain, and so the win was given to Ralph Burch who had taken the TQ spot after qualifying.
In the last round Paul was on a blistering pace to set TQ and made a mistake which meant that he would have to settle for 2nd on the grid. Bobby also had a few mishaps… In this round Ralph put in a different motor and his clutch wasnt right but he did set fastest lap for the event in Sedan(18.44). Ray put in an impressive run in his heat to jump to 4th on the grid (guess he was getting the hang of gas cars..lol). At the end of qualifing they took 11 cars straight to the main and with the NT1 we had 6 of the top 11 including the top 5!
Japanese firm, Potential, have released this acrylic setup board for working on and setting up your 1/12th scale. 330mm wide x 330mm deep, the board is 4mm thick so that it doesnt warp and can also be used for mini 1/10th scale chassis’ also.
Following on from the release of the companys new large diameter wheel for their M300 1/12th scale chassis, comes this new tire cone from Kawada. The cone of course is for mounting foam onto the wheels and with the change in diameter for the wheel comes the change in diameter for the cone also, now 38mm. The picture above shows the prototype with the production version expected later in the summer.