June 10, 2007

Andy Moore takes Modified class at Much More UK GP

Andy Moore takes Modified class at Much More UK GP

Andy Moore has not put a foot wrong this weekend, after winning yesterdays 19T class, the World Champion dominated todays modified class at the Much More UK GP held in Stonehaven, Scotland. Qualifying saw the Hot Bodies racer take the pole position from yesterdays runner up, Chris Grainger, racing for Yokomo, while 3rd position went to Team Associated driver Graig Drescher. Something to note was that the 4th placed qualifier was Niels Koenekoop, from the Netherlands, who was racing the soon to be released Serpent S400 and who seems to have made the car more to his liking for todays run, after only qualifying in 11th yesterday. In the final the race order didnt change in the top half of the field with Moore winning the 2 finals to take the win followed home by Grainger in 2nd, Drescher in 3rd and Niels Koenekoop in 4th.

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June 10, 2007

Andy Moore wins 19T Much More UK GP

Andy Moore wins 19T Much More UK GP

This weekend saw the Much More UK GP, which we published an announcement about a while back, take place in Stonehaven in Scotland. The event attracted a lot of quality racers including the current World and European Champion Andy Moore and he proved his worth in Saturdays 19T class qualifying to take the TQ spot ahead of Associated TC5 racer Craig Drescher, Yokomo racer Chris Grainger lined up in 3rd. In the finals it was a simple event for Moore, the Hot Bodies racer taking 2 leg wins to claim the overall from Grainger in 2nd, with two 2nd positions, and 3rd going to new Schumacher signing Jimmy Maddison. The Modified class is being run today and we hope to bring you the results from that when we get them.

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June 10, 2007

Potential Stealth 12th scale body

Potential Stealth 12th scale body

Japanese firm Potential have released, amongst other things, this new 1/12th scale Group C body shell called the Stealth. In development for several months this new shell is very near completion, with the first sales expected at the end of this month. Made using 0.6mm polycarbonate, this new shell promises more stability along with better overall grip and turning ability.

Source: Potential [8020.teacup.com/potential]


June 10, 2007

Loukakis wins Gas open / Xray Challenge

Loukakis wins Gas open / Xray Challenge

Xray are reporting on their site from last weekends opening round of the Greek Gas Open / Xray Challenge held at the Fanatix race track. Qualifying for the event saw Xray NT1 racer Louis take the pole position ahead of team mates Halim and Antoniou in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

After a very fast start for the 45min final Louis and Karabelas were fighting for 1st place. After a small incident between the two Louis went for some repairs and Vrettos took the chance to lead with Halim and Loukakis in the same 5sec gap until 35min mark of the race. Karabelas went for a tyre change (so did Halim) so other drivers with different strategy found the opportunity to climb positions.

Loukakis took the win to lead home and Xray NT1 1,2,3,4 with Vrettos in 2nd, Petris in 3rd and Papamathaiou in 4th.

Read the full report here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


June 9, 2007

Rico Kröber wins German East Rd6

Rico Kröber wins German East 200mm Rd6

Last weekend at the AMC Mühlau, the 6th round of the Eastern Germany 1/10th 200mm regional championships was run, with only 17 racers in attendance. In qualifying, which was spread over 2 days, Rico Kröber took the pole position for Kyosho, with Mugen racer Benjamin Schumann in 2nd, while 3rd went to another Kyosho, that of Mike Wiegand. In the finals the running order for the top of the field stayed the same as in qualifying which meant that Kröber took the win from Schumann in 2nd, a lap back, and Wiegand in 3rd a further 2 laps back.

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June 8, 2007

Team Tectro SP2 23T Stock motor

Team Tectro 23T Stock motor

Stock touring may be a young class in Japan but is growing and the manufacturers are taking note. Following on from this weeks release of stock motors by Kyosho and Team Orion, comes this new 23T motor from Team Tectro. Meeting all class regulations as laid out by the JMRCA, this motor can easily handle the high power delivered by todays cells and thanks to a special coating the rotor can now withstand really high temperatures making it very durable. Available in 3 different versions.

Source: Powers International [powers-international.com]


June 8, 2007

Serpent Powerstart Starter box

Serpent Powerstart Starter box

Serpent have introduced the latest version of the Powerstart starter box, the follow up to their original pioneering compact starter box. Suitable for both conventional and in line engines, this new box features dual motors for great starting power and is perfect for all types of car, both circuit and buggy. The box’s adjustable positioning mounts mean you can make any car easily fit. Coming pre assembled, this new starter box features a composite casing and sports a small removable parts box, for spare plugs and clips, and a clip on the rear of the box to mount your glow plug starter. The Powerstart is supplied with a carrying case to protect it when being transported to and from the track and the bag also features a separate pocket for storing cables and other associated items. Expect to see it at the start of July.

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June 8, 2007

Xray release Multi-Diff for NT1

Xray release Multi-Diff for NT1

We briefly covered the multi-diff in our NT1 options round-up a few days ago, and at the time i thought it was just the same system as used in the front of the Serpent 720, and basically it is in that it allows you to run a oneway or, with the insertion of a steel pin, a solid front axle. What is unique about the multi-diff though is that is also allows you to run a solid one-way axle as well.

A lightweight machined steel hex-style locking axle can be inserted into both outdrives to lock them together and create a solid one-way, which means both outdrives turn freely together as a one-way (at the same time), thus creating a solid one-way off-power.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]