December 18, 2007

Exotek R3 M18 Pro Conversion

Exotek R3 M18 Pro Conversion

Exotek Racing have released an all new design concept for the R3 this time around with the goal to use Lipo batteries in the M18. The chassis plate has been machined to make a pocket in the 2mm thick chassis to protect LiPos from being damaged from the track surface, yet still maintaining the low profile and super narrow features of their R3 chassis. For the die hard NiMh racers, the chassis still accepts 6 cells side by side and with the addition of multiple tape slots in the battery compartment you are able to position your battery exactly where you want it to adjust the cars balance. The R3 now also accepts micro servos such as the Hitec 85MG and for improved car control, the R3 continues to use its unique mono crank steering system.

Source: Exotek [exotekracing.com]


December 18, 2007

Xray NT1 Receiver Switch set

Xray NT1 Receiver Switch set

Xray have announced the release of this complete receiver switch set for the NT1 that fits directly into the car’s composite receiver case. This pre wired mechanical on/off switch, for quick & easy powering/shut down of on board electronics, comes supplied with a moulded rubber cover that protects the switch from contamination by fuel and dirt. Comes fitted with Futaba J connectors.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


December 17, 2007

DHI Cup – Control tire change

DHI Cup change control tire

We received word from the organisers of the DHI Cup, an event that Red RC will cover live, that they have decided to change the control-tires because Much More could not guarantee a sufficient supply of their AT-32 tire. So for the 2008 edition of the DHI-CUP, racers will use the Much More Sweep LHS carpet tire with JB foam inserts and pre-glued on JB X-tra Hard wheels. The sweep tires are a new development made especially for carpet racing and tested by Much More team-drivers. To supplement the tires the organisers have also bought the same carpet as used at the ISTW race in October.

Source: DHI Cup [dhi-cup.dk]


December 17, 2007

Elliott Harper joins Team Xray

Elliott Harper joins Xray

Rising UK touring car star Elliott Harper has made the switch from Hot Bodies to Team Xray with whom he will race the T2’008 EU 5-cell spec chassis. Elliott is a well know touring car driver with some impressive results that include winning the modified class at the 2006/7 BIWS as well as being crowned the 2007 BTCC Modified Champion, he backed those results up with an impressive performance in this year modified BRCA Nationals where he finished 5th overall amongst some really tough competition. Elliot will be using Nosram Matrix Evolution ISTC speed controls, Matrix Storm Evolution Motors, VTEC Big Mama 4200 cells with the Nosram Stealth Evolution Charger.

Source: Mirage [mirageracing.com]


December 17, 2007

GRP Engine Line-up

GRP Engine Line-up

GRP were in touch to let us know about their new GRP engine line, born from an innovative and well-advanced industrial project with the direct technical direction of Mario Rossi. GRP have established a technological and futuristic research centre, which has allowed the production of their very first projects such as the Ninja, Falcon and Boss motors, and that in the future will allow constant product development. All engines designs in the range have been studied with the most up-date and advanced mechanical simulation software to reproduce the normal working conditions of the engines and to check all components and materials for deformations at high temperature.

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December 16, 2007

Jamie Corrado joins Twister Tire USA

 Jamie Corrado joins Twister Tire USA

Some news from earlier in the week that saw Jamie Corrado confirmed as joining the Twister Tire USA team, having been a part of Twister since September. Jamie is a well known racer in the northeast part of the country and will be Twister’s liaison for that area. His achievements include winning the 2006 Great Lakes Challenge, he was a 2007 Winternats finalist and winner of the 2007 I-95 Showdown. This announcement follows on from the recent signing of DJ Apolaro (shown above right) to the same team.

Source: RC Tech [rctech.net]


December 16, 2007

S. Lnenicka wins Rd2 LRP Islikon Masters

Sacha Lnenicka wins Rd2 LRP Islikon Masters

Xray have a brief report on their site from the second LRP Islikon Masters held last weekend in Switzerland. The qualification rounds on Sunday saw Sacha Lnenicka TQ ahead of his Xray team mate and brother Ronny in 2nd place with Serpent racer Markus Geisendorf in 3rd. The finals were dominated by Sacha and he managed to win all three finals with Ronny ending up in 2nd, with Geisendorf taking the last podium spot in 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


December 15, 2007

Holst wins Rd2 of Danish Champs

Soeren Boy Holst wins Rd2 of Danish Champs

Xray have a report on their site from driver Soeren Boy Holst on the 2nd round of the Danish Touring Car Championships that was held last weekend at the Broendby Racing Club close to the capital Copenhagen. Modified qualifying saw the pole position go to the Xray driver Holst in front of 2nd place Corally racer Jonas Kaerup and Martin Lissau for Xray in 3rd. In the finals it was 2 wins for Holst to take the overall win despite having some clashes in the 2nd final he could still wrap up the win with 1 final left. The 2nd place went to Kaerup with Emil Rath ending the day in 3rd, just ahead of Lissau.

Click here to read the full report.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]