More stuff from the guys at Atomic RC, this time its some optional parts for the Kyosho V-One RRR touring car. They have created a new rear carbon shock tower with lots of shock mounting holes which works together with this new rear body support bracket to increase overall strength to this area. Also released by Atomic RC was a new carbon brake lever system and a new receiver protector box.
Last weekend in Las Vegas Nevada, the Silver Bowl Raceway played host to the 2007 Mugen Grand Prix. As this race was seen as a warm up for the 1/8th scale ROAR Gas Nationals that will be held there later in the year, a lot of people entered the race to get some extra track time before the event. In the 1/8th scale class it was Kevin Jelich that TQ’d ahead of Mike Swauger and Chris Verano in 2nd and 3rd, while in the 60 minute A-main Swauger and Jelich both ran into trouble allowing Kyosho racer, and Paris Memorial race winner, Scott Kimbrow to take a clear win, 3 laps ahead of Garen Hagobian in 2nd and Chris Verano 2 laps further back in 3rd.
In the 1/10th scale class it was Ron Atomic that took the TQ spot ahead of Mike Swauger with Xray racer Barry Baker in 3rd. In the race, which saw Swauger not take the start, it was Mugen racer Brian Thomas that took the win ahead of Kyosho racer Jimmy Deprez 1 lap back in 2nd while OFNA racer Jeffrey Lin took the final podium step in 3rd.
Xray are reporting on their site about the first round of the Dutch EP National championships that took place last weekend on the famous MACH circuit in Heemstede, near Amsterdam. With Jilles Groskamp in Slovakia preparting for this weekends LRP Masters, it left the door open to reigning Dutch Champion Bart Wubben to shine which he did by taking the TQ spot. In the race Bart was once more able to show his skills by taking the win for Xray ahead of Kyosho racer Stefan Jansen in 2nd with Vasco Christiaanse taking 3rd with his Schumacher.
Last weekend saw the first round of the Belgian 200mm Nationals take place at the Roeselare track in Belgium, hosts of this years Euro B’s for 1/10th scale. The pace setter was French man Sebastian Wartelle driving for Kyosho who claimed pole position for the event ahead of Serpent driver Steven Cuypers in 2nd and Jerome Renaux in 3rd. In the race it was pretty much the same story with Wartelle, who also competes in the French Nationals, taking the win by a lap from Cuypers in 2nd, with Renaux finishing in 3rd 2 laps further back.
The race happened 2 weeks ago already but the results and pictures from the 2007 German Indoor Nationals have only come out now. The race took place at the permanent indoor track, Hallenstrecke des Megadroms Geilenkirchen, and was open to both standard and modified classes. In the Modified class it was Ronald Voelker that took the dominant win, driving his Hot Bodies Cyclone, while 2nd position went to Xray racer Steven Weiss with 3rd position falling to the young Kyosho driver Christopher Krapp. In the standard class it was Heinz-Jurgen Kalinowski that took the win, taking 2 final wins to finish ahead of 2nd placed Patrick Pasch with 3rd spot going to to Dominik Reschke.
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Hot Bodies have announced that they will be shipping this new motor mount for their World Championship winning Cyclone touring car. Available in 3 anodised colours; purple, blue and black, the new motor mount is made especially for mounting brushless motors by providing more space to allow you to use up to 110 teeth on the spur gear. This is done by allowing the motor be mounted further away from the center shaft.
Last weekend at the ultra fast Melzo track near Milan, Italy’s top drivers came together for the first round of the 2007 Italian 1/10th scale nationals. In qualifying it was Alberto Picco, driving a Mugen that took the top qualifying position ahead of Kyosho racer Danielle Ielasi in 2nd, while 3rd position went to another Kyosho racer, Francesco Tironi. In the 45 minute main final, it was Tironi that was the first retirement dropping out of his front running position after only 12 minutes which left pole man Picco and Xray racer Niki Duina (above left) to battle it out for the win. When Picco ran into some trouble, which dropped him back, Duina was able to take advantage by pulling out a large lead and go on to take the win by 3 laps ahead of Picco with a closing D’angelo finishing in 3rd position.
Last weekend, the MAC NÃ¼rnberg hosted the first round of the German Region South Series at their track, the NÃ¼rnberg Zollhausring. The event was open to both 1/8th and 1/10th scale classes and in the 1/8th scale class it was Robert Pietsch, driving the new Shepherd Velox prototype, that took the pole position ahead of Kyosho racer Andreas Hammerl who qualified 2nd with Philip Eberle in 3rd. In the race it started well for Pietsch, but a coming together with a few back markers dropped him back to 5th which allowed Hammerl to take the lead, but the Shepherd racer was able to work his way back up to 1st to win by 2 laps at the flag. Andreas Hammerl finished 2nd with Serpent racer Michael Eisele in 3rd.
In the 1/10th scale class it was Thomas GÃ¼nsel, driving the Xray NT1, that took the pole spot from team mates Robert Pietsch and Dirk Wischnewski, who qualified 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the race it was Robert Pietsch that could take the win after pole man GÃ¼nsel ran into troubles which also allowed Wischnewski move up into 2nd at the end with Christoph Pietsch claiming the final podium spot in 3rd.