April 7, 2008

Mario Spiniello takes Italian Nats Rd1

Mario Spiniello takes Italian Nats Rd1

The first round of the Italian 1/10th 200mm National Championships was run last weekend at the Messina track, host of the 2005 1/8th scale World Championships. In qualifying for the race it was Umberto Gentile that claimed the pole position in front of local racer Antonino Schepis, while 3rd and 4th went to Mario Spiniello and Guido Barbera. A great start in the final meant that Spiniello could get his TM G4 into the lead were he stayed, taking the win by 1 lap from Xray driver Guido Barbera in 2nd, with Domenico Calce rounding out the podium in 3rd.

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April 7, 2008

Josué Artiles wins Rd2 Spanish Nats

Josué Artiles wins Rd2 Spanish Nats

The 2nd round of the Spanish 1/8th scale on road Nationals was run last weekend in Valencia in the south of the country at the same track that will play host to this years European Championships. Qualifying saw round 1 winner Nacho Lopez, take the pole position by less than a second from fellow Mugen racer Josué Artiles in 2nd, while Carlos Peracho and Vicente Eres rounded out the top 4. In the main final Nacho had some problems and would finish the race back in 7th, but up front it was Josué Artiles that would take the win by over a lap from Serpent driver Oscar Cabezas in 2nd, while the 3rd spot went to guest Italian racer Marco Vanni only 1 second further back.

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April 7, 2008

Reckward Tuning Mugen & clutch parts

Reckward Tuning Mugen & clutch parts

Reckward Tuning in Germany has announced that they will begin to sell optional parts for the Mugen range of on road and off road cars, with more brands supported in the future. The first releases include front and rear chassis braces, which are suitable for the Mugen MBX-5, MBX-5R and MBX5-T that have been made from high grade aluminium for creating a super stiff chassis. For the Mugen MRX-4R and MTX-4, there is an aluminium radio box that is easily mounted to your car’s radio that helps protect your radio equipment in the event of a crash. Also new to their range of products are hardened 13T & 14T Speed 2.5 clutch bells, suitable for off road clutches with 26mm diameter.

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April 6, 2008

Marc Rheinard wins 1/12th Europeans

Marc Rheinard wins 1/12th Europeans

The 2008 1/12th scale European Championships was run by the Speed League Racing club this weekend in Ingelstadt, Germany. With just less than 100 racers signed in for the event, there was some quality drivers in the field and early on it looked like Marc Rheinard, using the Hot Bodies Cyclone 12, was the man to beat and he duly took the pole position in qualifying in front of fellow HB driver Ronald Volker, with Simo Ahoniemi rounding out the top 3. In the finals it was easy for Marc, winning the first 2 finals to take the overall with one leg to spare, while the 2nd spot went to last years Champion Andy Moore who battled from a 5th place grid spot to take the win in leg 3 and the runner up spot. The final step on the podium went to another Cyclone 12, that of current 1/10th European Champion Ronald Volker, while Hupo Hönigl and Alexander Hagberg rounding out the top 5.

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April 6, 2008

Van Gastel wins Dutch Nats Rd1

Van Gastel wins Dutch Nats Rd1

The first round of the Dutch 1/8th scale Nationals took place today at the AMCA track in Apeldoorn under dry but cold conditions. Qualifying for the NK class saw the pole position go to Kyosho racer Ilia van Gastel, nearly 3 seconds in front of Mugen racer Rick V in 2nd, while in the Nomac class it was Jordy Blok clear out in front with Jeroen Janken in 2nd. The NK class final was won by pole man van Gastel, while Rick maintained his 2nd position from qualifying with Serpent racer Danny Leewis bringing his car home in 3rd. The Nomac class final was again a repeat of the qualifying positions with Jordy Blok winning from the pole in front of Stefan Koenders in 2nd, moving ahead of 2nd placed qualifier Jeroen Janken who finished 3rd.

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April 4, 2008

Honest Lola T92 & EX body shells

Honest Lola T92 & EX body shells

More 1/8th scale body shells, this time from Japanese firm Honest who have released 2 new versions, a Lola T92 and Lola EX. The Lola EX is your standard high downforce affair that fits easily on most 1/8th scale on road chassis’, while the Laura T92 is the second body to be seen this week with a cockpit in place of the driver. I don’t believe that either have been so far approved for racing but if you still want one, they are available now.

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April 4, 2008

ETS Holland – Viktor Wilck confirmed

Modified top 3

The organisers of the 3rd round of the Much More backed European Touring series, that takes place at the World famous MACH track in Heemstede, just outside Amsterdam in the Netherlands on the 11th – 13th of April, are pleased to announce that with Viktor Wilck’s entry confirmed, the entire podium from both ETS Rd2 and the recent LRP Masters will be present at this round. Other confirmed entrants include German National Champion Marc Fischer, French National Champion Cyril N’Diaye, DHI Cup stock class winner Jimmy Maddison and ETS Rd2 stock class winner Nicolai Nielson.

Do you want to race against some of the World’s top touring car racers, while being commentated on by the legendary Scotty Ernst, in a fun and friendly, yet professional racing atmosphere then be sure to get your entry in for round 3 of the ETS by going here.


April 3, 2008

Corally VRS cells & Accessories

Corally VHS cells & Accessories

Corally have announced the release of lots of new products, some of which we saw that the Toy Fair back in February. Starting with cells, Corally have released their VRS matched IB4600 and EP4600, both available as race or team matched packs in either 4, 5 or 6-cell versions. New for their range of touring cars are special short shock bodies, making it possible to run your car with lower ride height settings while keeping more suspension up travel. For 1/12th scale racers are some new 36mm rear US Factory wheels, that are available next to the 38 mm US Factory wheels. With these wheels it is possible to use smaller diameter tires while keeping the same amount of rubber on traction required by some track conditions. For the company’s F1 chassis, they have released a set of five 3.0 mm aluminium spacers for adjusting the steering lever of this car and finally the long awaited Team Corally Black Hooded Sweaters with kangaroo pockets are available.

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