The qualifying for this years ROAR Carpet Nats is over and in Touring Mod it was Corally racer Chris Tosolini that has claimed the TQ spot for Sundays triple A-main and will start ahead of Xray driver Barry Baker who improved his overnight time by over 2 seconds to end the day on 4 tenths behing the Toso. Team Losi racer Mike Dumas will start 4th with team mate Mike Blackstock starting the race in 4th. In 1/12th Mod Mike Dumas managed to overhaul overnight pole man Mike Blackstock to take the TQ spot by just over 3 tenths with Mike demoted to the 2nd spot ahead of Todd Hodge who wasnt even in the top 10 overnight and will now start 3rd. in the 1/10th 19T class it was an all Xray front row with Paul LeMieux 3 seconds out in front ahead of Travis Schreven with track owner and Kyosho racer Josh Cyrul starting from 3rd. Racing takes place today, Sunday, and we will bring you the results as we get them.
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After 3 rounds of qualifying at this years ROAR Carpet on-road Nats, held at the CEFX Raceway, it is Chris Tosolini, driving the new Corally RDX Phi who is on provisional pole position in Toruing Mod with 2 more rounds on Saturday still left to run. Mike Dumas is just over a second back in 2nd position driving a Team Losi JRXS-R with Xray driver Paul LeMieux in 3rd. In the 1/12th Mod it is CRC driver Mike Blackstock who is clear out in front with Speed Merchant racer, Dumas, 2 seconds back with another CRC runner, Bobby Flack, a further 2 seconds back in 3rd. Touring 19T class sees the closest battle for top honours with LeMieux in the pole position spot by 2 thousands of a second ahead another Xray driver, and Snowbirds class winner, Travis Schreven who lies 2nd.
Now that the World Champion GRP made Ninja .12 motor has finally been released to its expectant public, the other brand of motors made by GRP and Mario Rossi can come out too. The Schepis Model, BOSS branded, GRP motor has been released, and well what can you say about it other than its a World Champion motor with a different, blue, cooling head. The set that it comes in looks pretty sweet, which comes with exhaust system, sew on badge, decals and other promo things including a CD, although I’m not sure whats on it.
Just before the Nurnberg toy fair in February, we brought you the first pictures of the new P8.0R from Motonica. Well now thanks to our site sponsor, The Border, we now have the full set of studio images for this rather attractive car as well as the new 4wd Base and Classic cars, the latter which you have already seen on this site. If you like what you see, the P8.0R can be pre ordered by clicking here, with the car expect to be in stock by the end of march with the Classic one month later.
Serpent are reporting on their site on the 6th round of the FORGASS Florida State Series that was held last weekend at the Kissimmee track. In the 1/8th scale class it was Serpent Development Driver Scotty Gray that took the top honours in the race leading home 2nd placed racer, and team mate, Paolo Morganti with Philip Abed ending the day in 3rd. In the 1/0th scale Sedan class it was Winternats finalist Danny Horta, driving a Serpent 720, that won the race, a lap up on second placed team mate DJ Apolaro with Mugen racer Art Carbonnell rounding off the podium in 3rd.
Japanese company Riemon Speed Works are showing a shaft drive car on their site that they hint at being an Xray shaft conversion. Its a very nicely made car if it is a conversion but i cant really see the Xray in this particular car, apart perhaps from the front bumper mount which looks familiar. Whatever it is, we have pictures of it and you can check them out below.
Xray are reporting on their site that Jake Zarb, racing an Xray, has won the New Zealand On Road EP Nationals that were run recently on the Manawatu track. The race was run on foam tires, with no additives allowed, and there was a 12 turn limit on the motors and finally brushless systems weren’t allowed, which all made for close competitive racing. Jake Zarb dominated the event from qualifying, where he easily TQ’d, to the finals which he was able to win comfortably to take the overall title followed home by Ivan Ho and Pearce Stephens in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Solaroli Tuning, if you haven’t heard of them, is a company run by top Italian racer Stefano Solaroli who, amongst other things, tunes motors like only Italians know how. While he tunes all different makes of motor, his current pair of offerings are from Picco and are based on the new Evo2 .21 and .12 engines which in turn is similar to the current range of Mega ZX engines. Stefano has done all the usual work like porting the liner and working, optimising and polishing the crankshaft to get the absolute most from the engine. Expect them to be fast but suprisingly they arent too expensive despite all the hand work done to them.
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