The 2019 Norwegian National Championship was hosted by Racingland SAS in Sandefjord, and unfortunately the weather forecast was horrible. The Club crew did an amazing job to make this race happen, and it was special since the club had been at this location for 33 years, and this was to be the last race held here. Saturday started with a technical meeting in the morning and it was decided to shorten down both classes to 3 qualifiers instead of 5, no semi practices and tighter program and to run the whole event on Sunday.
Xray have announced the 2019/20 Xray Racing Series Slovakia. The 6-race series kicks off on the weekend of the 12th of October and runs through to March with all rounds held at the Hudy Arena in Trencin. Open to onroad and offroad classes, there are races for 1/10th TC Mod & Stock 13.5, 1/10th & 1/12th pan car, Formula 21.5, 1/12th GT and 1/10th FWD as we as 2wd and 4wd buggy, truck class and 1/10th truggy.
The 2019 EFRA 1/10th Nitro European Championships were held last week at the Mini Car Club Turkheim track in the south of Germany. Qualifying would see complete domination from Serpent driver Dominic Greiner, the former World Champion taking all rounds of qualifying at what is his home track to secure the pole position for the 45 minute main final. Behind the German, Dario Balestri was the best of the rest, the Infinity driver heading the Mugen of fellow 1/8th World Champion Robert Pietsch with the Xray of Alessio Mazzeo and Shepherd of Patrick Nahr completing the top 5, those 4 drivers going into super pole. Following some tuning and engine issues in the Super pole event for Balestri and Mazzeo it would be Pietsch that would come out on top and take the final direct place in the main final with everyone else needing to battle it out in the Semi finals for the remaining 8 places.
Nemo Racing have announced the addition of Jessica Palsson to their factory team. After the final round of the Swedish cup Jessica will be using the newly released Agama A319 powered by Bullitt motors as well as running the upcoming A319e electric buggy – to add to her impressive list of race wins and championships. Her progress to towards the top of the sport has been rapid and Nemo Racing can’t wait to help contribute to her success. Jessica says:
I am really happy and excited to join the Agama Racing team for 1:8 buggy. I am very thankful for this great opportunity to work with Nemo Racing and my new team. I can`t wait to start race with Agama A319 and Bullitt B-223 next season! Specially a big thanks for all help to my new Team Boss – Jon!
RC-Carbonstore from Austria have announced the release of their Rebellion-RC MM mid-motor chassis conversion kit for the Team Associated TC7.2 touring car. The main feature of the upgrade set is the patent pending sliding motor mount design that allows gear mesh adjustment through the chassis bottom, with the narrow design of the whole assembly ensuring the overall motor and battery width remains the same as in the “rear motor” standard car, creating a very centralised weight distribution and less unwanted chassis roll compared to current mid motor conversions. In addition the design makes for an ultra low centre of gravity while allowing integrated flex settings via up to seven motor mount screws. The sliding design also ensures a very wide gear mesh adjustment range, fitting up to 48T pinion and 114T main gears, making the conversion ideal for both stock and modified racing. The final specification of the kit now also incorporates two chassis stiffness adjustment areas that allow to brace the upper and lower deck in front of the rear bulkhead, and in front of the centre shaft – allowing to access complex chassis flex settings. The updated front chassis shape – compared to the original TC7.2 chassis – also perfectly fits the TC7.2’s composite front bumper for better support, protection and looks. Other features include the possibility to combine all three aluminium colour options of black, orange and natural with Rebellion-RC’s full range of carbon fibre twill colours. Not to be forgotten is a floating motor fan mount that attaches to the motor mount and that can be used with standard 30mm and 40mm fan units while not disturbing natural chassis flex. Included with the kit, that is completely made in Austria, also come high-quality Bando Kevlar belts as well as all needed screws and bearings. Not included however is the necessary Xray off-set main gear. Coming soon for the TC7.2 MM chassis conversion is also Rebellion-RC’s Cross-Flex aluminium main chassis that allows to further adapt the car to a range of track conditions by changing out brass or carbon fibre chassis inserts.
Round 6 of the 2019 JBRL Electric Off-Road Series was held at Freedom Park Raceway in Camarillo, California last weekend, attracting nearly 150 entries. The premier 2WD Open Buggy class saw Carlos Arredondo walking away with the win from Tyler Fenster in 2nd and Luke Kalaitzian in 3rd.
DE Racing have announced the release of their new Street Outlaw rear tyres for SCT drag or oval racing. Designed for the use with the company‘s Gambler series of wheels the slick tyres are available in D40 soft, D30 super soft and C1 clay compounds and including closed cell inserts.
ORB Racing have released a first teaser image of their Forward called 1/10th scale 2WD front-wheel drive buggy conversion kit. The entirely new front/mid-motor platform utilises donor parts of a Team Associated B6.1D/DL buggy, doing away with the need to source discontinued Team Durango parts – as it was needed for its predecessor. The buggy is currently in its final stages of design and the conversion kit will become available soon.