The opening round of the Team Powers Cup was held at the PYC racing track in Hong Kong this past weekend. In the Touring Modified class it was Yokomo/Hobbywing’s Thomas Hui with the overall TQ, however after the A-mains it was Jackie Shum (Yokomo/LRP) with the overall win from Fong King (Yokomo/Team Powers) on the runner-up spot. 3Racing/Scorpion’s Kit Chau came in 3rd to round out the podium as top qualifier Thomas had to settle for 8th overall.
Round 5 of the Tonisport Onroad Series North Division was held at the MCV Tüttendorf track close to the city of Kiel this past weekend. In the Touring Modified class it was veteran racer, Uwe Reimers with a clean sweep after the qualifiers and he would also bring home the overall win thanks to winning A1 and A3 as A2 winner, Lukas Ellerbrock snatched the runner-up spot from runner-up after the qualifiers, Christian Stolze.
Round 2 of the Asian Onroad Championship was held in Seoul, Korea at the beautiful GRC Raceway. This was the fourth visit of the championship to this wonderful facility and beside some very swift local talent it was the 2006 Electric Touring World Champion Andy Moore and 2012 200mm World Champion Meen Vejrak from Thailand who bolstered up the international field. With every passing main in the Modified touring class, no one could guess a winner. In the A1 final, TQ Akio Sobue had collected a win but only managed to finish fifth in the A2 final. E.C Kim had also collected a win in the A2 final and a second place finish in the in the A2 final.
PHUB have introduced their all-new Hyper Grip tyre compound especially developed for large scale on-road racing. Improving grip and tyre life the tyre sauce will be applied ten minutes before warming and left on for a warming period of about 30 minutes. The results are improved lap times and consistency. The traction compound comes in 100ml bottles and it is available now.
Developed with the forthcoming IFMAR 1/8th GT World Championships in mind is Ielasi Tuned’s new Raptor.21 5GT WC nitro on-road engine. Specially designed for shaft-driven classes, the power plant features a new crankcase design, a DLC-coated crankshaft as well as an aluminium carburettor, a customised low-profile cooling head and also a ceramic main bearing. The engine comes hand-tuned by Daniele Ielasi for best possible overall performance.
The 2019 EFRA Electric On-road European Championship was held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Trencin, Slovakia this weekend. The event started off on Thursday with three rounds of free practice, two rounds of timed practice, and one round of qualifiers. After the timed practice it was Bruno Coelho sitting in 1st position in Touring Modified, while Jan Ratheisky was 1st in Touring Stock and Formula. The day finished with the opening qualifying round where Bruno Coelho took the Modified, Oliver Bultynck took the Stock class and Jan Ratheisky topped the Formula class. Another four rounds of qualification were held on Friday. Qualification in the Stock class was very competitive and four different drivers had at least one TQ run including young Oliver Havranek. After all good racing it was Bruno Coelho taking overall TQ in mMified, Oliver Bultynck in Stock class and Jan Ratheisky in Formula.
Building on the IFMAR World and multi-time National Championship winning IGT8 platform comes the IGT8E 2019 electric GT kit. New features include an updated front shock tower made of carbon fibre that provides improved steering and increased corner speed while the rear tower design stayed the same as with the 2017 version, however an optional shock tower and extension combo is available if more rear traction is required. New for 2019 is also a super lightweight aluminium rear bulkhead that provides better gear support and heat dissipation. It utilises 5x16x5 bearings for reliability while the bevel gear received an additional E-clip for security and easier maintenance. The centre of the chassis houses a new low-profile battery mount that lowers the battery pack by 10mm while offering a super low weight and a sliding-design motor mount ensures quick and easy, yet reliable gear mesh adjustment. The rear differential utilises a machined aluminium case for smooth differential action, stiffer satellite gear support and heat dissipation. Also part of the 2019 package is a laydown steering servo mount radio tray whose design allows to add a 40mm fan unit for motor cooling purposes. On the suspension side of things the 2019 variant comes with updated FF and RR brackets with the front mount allowing for zero degree of suspension pin inclination while the rear mount reduced the toe by half a degree.
Coming from JConcepts is the 1966 Chevy C10 step-side body shell for street eliminator body shell. Designed of 1/10th SCT trucks using drag racing tyres and Street Eliminator narrow suspension chassis setups, the body resembles the iconic Chevy C10 truck. It has character and style, lower stance was emphasized by an attractive, pinched-waist body featuring “jet pod” eyebrows over the grille. Sizeable front chin-spoiler, large front hood-scoop, high-operation 60’s style cab with rear flange for authentic looks. The rear of the truck has a step-side style bed and the entire design is multi-faceted. The rear fenders have built-in clearance for a large assortment of drag racing rear tyres including the JConcepts #3194 Hotties rear SCT tyre. The body shell also has the identifiable flat rear tailgate area and built-in connection points for the oversized rear wing option. The truck can be used with or without the rear roll-bar option and “ultra” rear wing setup. Many pieces make up the Chevy C10 and can be tailored to the customer needs or focal point of the build. The body measures a 13” wheelbase and the inside dimensions of the body are 11.75” front and 12.00” rear width. The body is built for a 2WD SCT wheelbase length and fits standard SCT width chassis layouts and suspension using drag racing tyres and wheels. Included with the truck comes the multi-piece Ultra rear wing as well as window masks and a decal sheet.