September 5, 2007

Wrexham win gives Johnson back to back titles

Wrexham win gives Johnson back to back titles

Darren Johnson has sown up the BRCA British 1:10 200mm National Championship title in style winning the penultimate round at Wrexham over the weekend. His fifth win of the season, the Team Magic driver secured back to back titles for the G4 which last month achieved the same success at the European Championships. The first time that the 200mm foam championship visited the Wrexham track, it was Ben Cosgrove who TQ’d the event. A wet final saw Ben Cosgrove lead the opening laps but by lap 3 Johnson was all over the back of his car eventually finding a way past. Cosgrove was later to join the long list of retirements as the wet conditions took its toll. Taking the win Johnson was joined on the podium by Chris Slater and Kyle Branson.

In the 1:10 235mm National encounter it was European Champion Glyn Beal who took the win from Jon Withington.

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September 4, 2007

Pietsch does German title double

Piestch does German title double

Having won the 1:8 Onroad German Nationals back in July driving for his employer Shepherd, Robert Pietsch has completed an impressive double by winning the 1:10 200mm National title with Xray over the weekend. Starting from second on the grid Pietsch overtook Top Qualifier Dirk Wischnewski to lead home a 1,2,3 for the NT1 with Martin Christensen completing the podium.

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September 4, 2007

Yuya Sahashi is Japanese 1:8 Champion

Sahashi is Japanese Champion

The 2007 Japanese 1:8 Onroad Nationals took place over the weekend at the Central Racing Park track where Yuya Sahashi took the win from defending champion Keisuke Fukuda. Serpent driver Sahashi TQ’d the event ahead of younger brother Tadahiko with another Serpent driver Takahiro Terauchi and Mugen’s Fukuda the other direct qualifiers. In the Final Yuya Sahashi set the pace for the 45-minute race to win from Fukuda who managed to find a way past both Tadahiko Sahashi, who completed the podium, and Terauchi.

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September 3, 2007

Van Gastel wins Dutch 1/8th Nats Rd6

Van Gastel wins Dutch 1/8th Nats Rd6

The 6th round of the Dutch 1/8th scale Nationals was held last weekend at the ultra smooth Apeldoorn track in the east of the country. The drivers were greeted with great weather and in the NK main final it was Kyosho racer Ilia Van Gastel, who won here last year in the Nomac class, that took the win from Marcel Schouten in 2nd and Danny Leeuwis in 3rd. In the Nomac class it was a win for Miquel Hereijgers ahead of Donny Blommers in 2nd with Peter van Marion claiming 3rd.

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September 3, 2007

Active Hobby release new 1/12 EP AWD Touring Car

Active Hobby release 1/12 EP AWD Touring Car

Japanese company Active Hobby have released this first picture of what they are describing as a new and purely original 1/12 scale electric powered touring car design. Called the A210ss the all wheel drive chassis, which is set for release in December, features fully adjustable long span suspension and will run on supplied 54mm rubber tires. Active Hobby will annouce further details of the A210ss in October.

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September 1, 2007

Serpent brass Battery holders

Serpent brass Battery holders

New for your Serpent chassis are these brass battery holders for the companys 960 and 720 chassis’. A direct replacement for the original plastic version they have been machined from a single piece of brass. Using these new heavier battery plates brings more weight to the lowest part of the car and helps prevent the car from grip rolling in high traction conditions and thus allows your car to corner at higher speeds.

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August 31, 2007

Champ Car star Bourdais samples Serpent F180

Champ Car star Bourdais samples Serpent F180

Serpent have an interesting story on their site about Champ Car star and soon to be Formula One driver Sebastien Bourdais who tried out one of their F180 formula cars yesterday (Thursday) at Assen where he and his Newman Haas Lanigan Team are preparing for this weekend’s second European Champ Car World Series encounters. The reigning Champ Car Champion drove one of three F180s brought by Serpent to the 1:1 track which is situated in the north of Holland. While light rain made the temporary r/c track, which was situated right in front of the Newman Haas Lanigan Team pitbox, tricky Bourdais proved to be a natural at the controls as he and his Crew Chief Pedro raced one another. Both were impressed with the handling and speed of the 1:8 scale car as well as the strenght of the parts as they made contact on a number of occassions!!


August 30, 2007

Mugen MRX-4X optional battery holder

Mugen release optional battery holder for MRX-4X

Mugen have release this new optional battery holder for there MRX-4X. Made from carbon fiber, the holder is claimed to make the car more responsive by improving the rigidity of the 1:8 onroad chassis.

Source: Mugen Seiki []