The 6th and penultimate round of the 2007 BRCA 19T Touring car Nationals took place at the weekend under wet conditions at the Stafford track in the mid West of England. In the slippy qualifying it was newly crowned champion Chris Kerwell, driving for Corally, that claimed the TQ spot ahead of Jonathan Dronfield in 2nd for Schumacher with Corally driver Steve Lissamore in 3rd. In the first leg of the A-main it was a tight battle at the front with Dronfield being gifted the lead after a mistake for Christopher Delves allowed him into the lead. Kerswell caught up to the Mi3 driver but couldnt get passed and so Dronfield took the leg 1 win. In the 2nd leg there was more action with Kerswell and Dronfield both falling down the order in seperate incidents and both having to recover. Christopher Delves took the leg win ahead of Xray driver Adam Hughes in 2nd with a recovering Dronfield back up into 3rd, which was enough to secure the overall win from Kerswell in 2nd and Delves in 3rd.
Mirage Racing have started to promote these new multi ring touring car foam tires from Italian tire maker GRP. The Multi ring technology, essentially 5 rings of different tire compound on the one wheel, allows you to run a softer grade tyre for better forward traction while the structure allows for less lateral movement so you can run a bigger diameter tyre without suffering from traction roll and therefore having the advantage of longer runs with less wear. The foam comes pre mounted on these new wheels which are made with a special plastic material with a reinforced yet flexible structure to allow maximum strength and performance at any temperature and track.
Xray have released these new height-adjustable body posts for their T2 and NT1 chassis’. For serious racers who focus on small details, body height plays a very important role in the performance of the car and to accommodate this ultra-fine body height tuning was developed by the Xray R&D team. The body posts are a direct replacement for the standard versions, while the body holders themselves have the elevated mounting. +1mm and +2mm, which makes body height adjustment very easy. The new body-height adjustable body posts are available separately in a pair of front and rear, allowing for independent front and rear body height adjustments.
Serpent has released these high quality pre glued foam tires for their Formula car, the F180. Providing lots more grip than the original grooved rubber tires that come with the car, these tires have been trued to a much larger and more realistic diameter than standard 1/8th scale foam tires. Available in a variety of shore hardness, the rear tires are 82mm in diameter and the front tires 80mm, and both have been glued on to black plastic wheels to complete the realistic look.
Some more new items from Edit RC, first up is the release of this handy 3-in-1 overnight wall charger for nitro racers that charges all 3 of your essential items in one go. The charger features LED Indicators to show connected components and is supplied with two charging jacks for different transmitters. Also new from Edit RC are these really handy fuel tubing holders which are sold in packs of 5 and help keep your nitro car or truck neat and the fuel tubing out of the way.
Edit RC have released these high-quality, CNC-machined, aluminum touring car shock absorbers which come pre-assembled with a 55mm length, perfect for replacing the stock plastic or friction shocks on your car. For convenient mounting, the shocks are fitted with pivot balls that swivel in plastic shock ends while a longer shock shaft end is included for cars that need longer shocks. Sold in pairs the shocks feature clip-on ride height adjusters and are supplied with a general purpose shock spring, but the shocks will also fit all standard size shock springs.
Serpent have a report online from the 3rd round of the South African 1/8th and 1/10th scale Nationals held at the very large Durban track recently. In qualifying it was Mike Wiseman all the way, taking the TQ with his Serpent 720 and 960 respectively continuing his dominant form from the first 2 rounds of the National series. In the 1/10th scale race it was a great dice between Mike Wiseman and Travis Carlyle, as they fought for the win with Wiseman eventually coming out on top. Finishing 2nd, Carlyle now leads the Championship with one round to go while another local youngster, Shaun White, rounded off the podium in 3rd. The 1/8th scale was fought out at a furious pace with four drivers contesting the lead, with Mike Wiseman, Hein Kotze, Jacques Liebenberg and Wayne Joelson never more than a few seconds apart. At the 20-minute mark, Kotze and Joelson came in to change tyres, which saw them lose time on Wiseman and Liebenberg who opted to run the full distance on one set. Liebenberg eventually dropped back a bit, giving Wiseman the win by over a lap at the end of the 45 minute final from Joelson in 2nd and Liebenberg 3rd.
KM Racing have contacted us to show use their latest new products, these new bearing sets for the Xray NT1. Available in steel and ceramic ball versions, they features rubber seals on both sides of the bearings and have lubricant and anti rusting oil pre applied. Sold in packs of 12 the bearings are size 10x16x4mm.