The KLIRCC track of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia played host to the KL City Day race this past weekend. In the 1/8th IC Track class Shepherd’s Amirul Rafiq took the overall TQ after winning all three rounds of qualifying and he also went on to win the 40-minute A-main event with a controlled pace and despite dropping the warm-up to the final due to transmitter issues. Xray’s KK Lim came in 2nd, some 17 laps behind as ARC’s Yong Kok Lun completed the top 3 podium result in 3rd, another five laps down.
The second round of the 2020 Steel Series was held at Steel City RC Speedway in Fontana, California this past weekend. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Sedan class it was Bryce Butterfield with the overall TQ from Michael Palazzola on the runner-up spot after the qualifiers. The 15-minute A-main event then again saw Bryce Butterfield (Serpent) holding the upper hand, bringing home the silverware one lap ahead of Brian Thomas (Mugen). Serpent’s Walter Diaz came in 3rd to round out the podium result, another lap down.
The fifth round of the 2019/20 Schumacher Winter Series presented by the Louth Radio Control Car Club took place over the past weekend. In Touring 13.5T Mitch Fiddling would set the initials pace in the opening round. Chris Lovely would pick up the mantle and take the further two rounds of qualifying with his Xray T4’20. Alex Brocklebank would take his Schumacher Mi7 to take the top spot in the final qualifying round giving him 2nd overall. Callum Chapman would take his mid-motor Xray to 4th with some consistent driving. Joseph Cocking take his Yokomo BD10 to 5th, Jay Kay with his BD9 would slot into 6th and Daniel Burks would round out the A-final with his Xray T4’20.
Italian company Capricorn has released a first teaser and information on their forthcoming new C04 1/10th nitro on-road kit. The follow-up model from their highly successful C03 platform will feature many new upgrades such as an all-new 7075 aluminium chassis which will feature shiftable weights under the fuel tank area for increased weight balance and stability. Also new is the ability to change the rear geometry greatly with the lower arms now mounted in adjustable inserts for up to twelve different geometry settings. Also new for the C04 is the ability to run a rear upper camber link instead of a solid arm, resulting in more flex for the lower arm, which can greatly improve the car’s rear traction in certain conditions. Other new features include an updated upper deck with a new fuel tank mounted from the top for easy removal of the tank, the battery will be mounted on the left side of the upper deck for optimsed weight balance, and there will be the option to change the front flex from soft to hard for a greater set up window in different traction conditions. New steering hubs will be another new feature to achieve a greater steering lock and rear CVD driveshafts will be available as an option. The kit is set for a release in late March.
Ronald Volker secured the overall top qualifying position in the final group of qualifying of Saturday’s action at Round 2 of the 2019/2020 Euro Touring Series in Daun, Germany. Ronald took the advantage in Saturday morning’s Q3 to move ahead of overnight pole sitter Marc Rheinard, and backed that up with the fastest time in Q4 to ensure that his BD10 would lead the field away for the triple leg finals. Lining up second on the grid will be Marc Rheinard, the Tonisport-backed driver campaigning an Awesomatix this weekend with support from the factory team. Visibly showing fresh motivation with his new chassis, Marc was a little disappointed to be pushed to second on the grid, but with his laptimes almost identical to Ronald’s, it is expected to be a tough fight at the front in the finals.
The first full day of Round 2 of the Euro Touring Series is taking place in Daun, Germany, this weekend. With an additional practice day added on Thursday due to the 410+ entry count, the event officially got underway on Friday with Seeding Practice and the opening two Qualifying rounds. After the two rounds were completed late on Friday evening, it is Marc Rheinard who sits atop the standings with a TQ in the opening qualifier, backed up by a second in Q2. The driver, now officially working for and representing Tonisport, is piloting an Awesomatix chassis this weekend with support from the factory team. Obviously happy to be back on top of the standings following being dismissed by Infinity just before Christmas, the multi-time World Champion will have his work cut out for him tomorrow to remain at the top of the standings.
Schumacher have introduced the new Aerox aluminium servo arms for servos with 23T or 25T splines. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium the arms are of a clamping design, ensuring high mounting security and they are available in standard or 4mm offset shapes, making the suitable for a wide range of off-road and on-road vehicles alike. The standard arms feature two threaded M3 ball stud mounting holes at 15.5mm and 21mm distance from the centre of the spline while the offset arms feature 16mm and 21mm spaced holes. The servo horns come black anodised and with silver machined edge details.