Last weekend saw the first round of the Swedish cup run in Eskilstuna, Sweden. It was Xray driver, and Nordic Xray Challenge winner, Robert Gustafsson that lined up on the top spot for the final and it was Gustafsson that could pull out an early lead but Pro Line Challenge winner Linus Thern driving for Kyosho was able to pull back the defecit to take the lead and with it the win. Gustaffson came home in second while Mugen racer Mikael PÃ¥lsson came home in 3rd.
Hot Bodies and the Jimmy Babcock Racing League have announced the chance to win a 1 year Sponsorship on the same team with Travis Amezcua and Atsushi Hara. The sponsorship equals up to $3,500 worth of merchandise but Hot Bodies will not however pay entry fees, travel, food or hotels, still a very sweet deal.
Do you have what it takes to be on the world class Hot Bodies racing team with Travis Amezcua & Atsushi Hara? Here is your chance to showcase your driving talent and earn your spot on the Hot Bodies team! Hot Bodies has teamed up with the premier nitro off-road series, Jimmy Babcock Racing League [JBRL], to host the Hot Bodies Arrive & Drive Race Series in conjunction with the JBRL Nitro Offroad Series. This is a test of driving skill where all you do is arrive, drive and we take care of the rest! And we mean the whole enchilada! Ten identically prepared Hot Bodies Lightning 2 Sport buggies will be provided for the racers to compete with. We are looking for the best undiscovered talent of the Sportsman class drivers to step up to the Hot Bodies team.
This weekend saw the latest Chinese National race run at the new off road track, FT Racing Track in Guangzhou, which attracted over a 100 racers from all over China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and further afield with drivers coming from Australia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The big teams were also present at this event with top drivers present from Team Nanda, Team HongNor, Team OCM and Team Hobao, so the competition was very strong for this race. In qualifying it was Team HongNor driver Ye Xiaqing that took the TQ spot for todays final which saw 13 drivers battle it out for the top spots and were broken down into 5 Nanda NRB3, 5 HongNor X1CR, 2 OCM DT-19 and 1 Kyosho MP777 in A Final. After the 1 hour race the winner was Chen Wuzhong driving for Nanda finishing ahead of his team mate Zhu Minghui, who came home in 2nd while 3rd place went to Wang Wenpei driving a HongNor X1CR-FT.
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STS, the Taiwanese RC manufacturer, has released this new team version of their 3.5cc buggy motor. Called the D21T MKII, T standing for team, this new engine features a 14mm crankshaft, a 5 port liner, comes with 2 combustion chambers for using both the turbo or standard type glow plug and the motor itself has been custom made, which suggests some extra hand work done, but we dont know what exactly has been done.
Xenon Racing, who we mentioned yesterday when they showed their latest camber gauge, have also announced their new Tamiya DF-03 carbon double deck conversion. The main chassis has been made from 3mm carbon fibre while the upper deck is made from 2.4mm carbon fibre, which is connected to the front of the gearbox with a tough aluminum block substantial improving the chassis rigidity.
Hobbico have just introduced their new ultra high torque servo, the CS-170, which has been custom designed to withstand the extreme punishment that today’s 1/8 buggies, truggies and other cars produce.
This beast has it all including an incredible 333 oz./in. of torque at 6.0 volts, digital precision, enormous holding power and the strongest Titanium gears available. The features don’t end there with strong hardened steel gear pins and dual ball bearings for superior strength and wear resistance and are all encased in an extruded aluminum servo case. To finish the package off, it includes beefed up control arms.
MID, the Mugen importers for Germany and makers of All Mod parts, have announced that their off road air filter carrier, that we showed you previously, will now come with the foam filter included as standard. They have also announced the sale of spare foam filters in 2 different sets, one with 2 external filters and 1 internal filter and another set with 6 external filters and 2 internal filters. Available now.
Trinity have announced the release of this new hi-power in-line exhaust system for all .21 and .28 engines. This is the same style pipe as used by Adam for his 1/8th scale off-road racing and comes available in both a long hi-torque version and a short hi-top end version. This polished pipe features the Drake logo and comes with all hardware included.