June 14, 2007

BRX-4 Red Ball Classic 2wd

BRX-4 Red Ball Classic 2wd

We’ve only briefly covered the Southern Europe specific Classic 2wd 1/8th scale class before and with the exception of Motonica, who have yet to release their classic model, there are no major manufacturers invloved. But within the class itself there are a number of big names and the French made BRX is one of those names having been making cars in this class, in a 25m2 workshop, for close to 15 years. This latest car, the BRX-4 Red Ball, differs from previous versions due to the new fuel tank (from Motonica) and radio plate, which offers better balance, and the placement of the radio equipment and batteries, as well as the new red colouring throughout.

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June 14, 2007

Kalinowski wins Rd3 German 1/10th West

Kalinowski wins Rd3 German 1/10th West

Last weekend saw the 3rd round of the 1/10th 200mm West German Regionals held at the Megadrom Geilenkirchen, in the very West of Germany. Saturday saw only rain and so the 34 drivers present at the event got no practice and had to wait until Sunday to attack the track. After the qualifying it was Serpent racer Markus Mobers that had claimed the pole position for the main final ahead of Mugen racers Rene Püpke and Dominik Reschke. In the race Markus could lead easily until his engine flamed out during a pit stop, handing the lead to Mugen racer Heinz Jürgen Kalinowski who took the win from a recovering Mobers, with Rene Püpke in 3rd.

Source: MID [mid-mugen.de]


June 14, 2007

Parma Pro 38 on-road racing tires

Parma Pro 38 on-road racing tires

Parma have begun selling their new Pro 38 on-road racing tires for 1/12th scale chassis’. These new Pro tires feature a larger 38mm wheel for improved performance and handling while the overall diameter is the same as their standard tires, thus creating a lower profile rubber. Suitable for all popular 1/12 race cars, and available for front and rear, it is 100% guaranteed not to come unglued from the wheel under normal use.

Source: Parma [parmapse.com]


June 14, 2007

Hot Bodies chassis protect sheet

Hot Bodies chassis protect sheet

Hot Bodies have released this Chassis Protect Sheet, essentially a large clear plastic sticker, to provide extra durability and protection for your chassis, whether you’re racing off-road or on road. The clear self-adhesive PTFE plastic is very slick and provides minimum friction if your car bottoms out, or slides over bumps, while the sheet keeps scratches and nicks off your graphite or aluminium chassis plate.

Source: Hot Bodies [hbeurope.com]


June 13, 2007

Apolaro & Kimbrow win the Capitol Classic

Apolaro & Kimbrow win the Capitol Classic

Last weekend at the 301 Raceway in Maryland saw the Capitol Classic race run for 1/8th and 1/10th 200mm on road classes. In the 10th scale class it was Ralph Burch, racing the Xray NT1, that took the pole position but the race was won by Serpent 720 racer DJ Apolaro by 3 laps from Mugen racer Vincent Jackson in 2nd while Kyosho racer Ron Atomic finished 3rd, 1 lap further back. In the 1/8th scale class it was Kyosho runner Scott Kimbrow all the way, taking the TQ spot and then going on the win the 45 minute final by 5 laps from Serpent man Paolo Morganti in 2nd with Mugen driver Robbie Collins only 1.5 seconds behind in 3rd.

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June 13, 2007

Dankel & Stammler win Rd4 in Southern Germany

Dankel & Stammler win Rd4 in Southern Germany

The 4th round of the Southern German regionals took place recently at the small and technical Greuthof circuit. In the 1/8th scale class it saw the TQ and win go to Mugen racer, and European B Championship runner up, Erik Dankel who stamped his dominance at the event from start to finish, with the Mugen pairing of Andre Gysi and, Erik’s brother, Jan Dankel in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 1/10th scale class it was Dirk Stammler with his Mugen MTX-4 that claimed the top qualifying position and he carried this pace through the final where he won from 2 more Mugens, those of Reto König in 2nd and Marc Rometsch in 3rd.

Source: MID [mid-mugen.de]


June 12, 2007

KM Products Lightweight front axle

KM Products V-One RRR Lightweight front axle

KM products have released this new lightweight front solid axle for use on the Kyosho range of 200mm cars. Not only is this new axle super light but its also very strong and it is designed in such a way that the drive cups, which are held in place by pins, to be easily replaced when worn eliminating the need to replace the entire axle. This axle is suitable for the Kyosho V-One RRR Evo, V-One RRR and V-One SIII.

Source: RCP Works [rcpworks.com]


June 12, 2007

Team Magic G4S GTP & Lola RTR

Team Magic G4S GTP & Lola RTR

Team Magic have announced that they have released their European Championship winning G4S chassis as a RTR package in both a Lola and GTP guise. Only previously available with a sedan body these RTR’s include a quality Futaba radio control system as well as a race inspired, aerodynamic, Lola or GTP body shell for more stability at higher speeds, and also come with Team Magic’s quick release wheel system.

Source: Team Magic [teammagic.com.tw]