Last weekend the Stock and Modified German Electric Off-Road Truck Nationals were hosted in Trier by the Team Turtles Trier club, the same club that hosted the 2008 German Electric Off-Road 4WD Nationals. Team Losi Racing’s factory driver and worlds A-finalist Marcus Luebke set the pace in the modified class and secured the pole position in the finals with five consecutive qualifying wins with his XXX-T CR Truck. The modified A-final saw a 1-2-3 line-up of Losi drivers Marcus Luebke, Kim Sitensky (2004, 2005 & 2008 German Truck Champion) and Juergen Kropp (2006 German Truck Champion & Swiss Truck Champion). The finals were run on Sunday in rainy conditions and Marcus won all three A-finals to secure his 6th German Electric Off-Road National title.
Ultimate Racing have announced the release of new big bore shock spring kits. Each kit (front and rear) comes with 6 shock springs that fits the majority of 1/8th shocks absorbers on the market. The kits contain 3 pairs of springs of 3 different hardness to adapt the shock performance to the different track conditions. Made of high resistance elastic steel that ensures the spring hardness and long live, each spring pair is differentiated with different shades of grey.
Turn the 1/16th E-Revo into a track star with the Hi-Flow body from JConcepts. Loaded with an assortment of JConcepts design elements this E-Revo body is all about function, looks and performance. With an incredibly low roof line and maximum window coverage the body sports one of the meanest looks around and also includes a detailed front hood scoop and scale inspired front fender flares. Getting it done on the track or in the backyard has never been more fun or looked so good.
JConcepts have released this pair of firm profiled inserts for use with 1/8th scale buggy tires. Having the proper density insert for track conditions pays equal dividends to the racer and especially toward the end of races. Starting on too firm an insert the driver feels ‘on edge’ during the first run or subsequent runs on a set of inserts. Starting on too soft an insert the driver’s vehicle is not responsive enough or runs the risk of too much insert breakdown during long races which creates a squirmy or inconsistent feel. Having the feel that is just right requires a bit of balance of durability and hardness.
Front running European electric and gas racer Freddy Sudhoff has joined the LRP team. The current 1/10th scale 200mm European B Champion made his debut for the German company at last weeks European EP Touring car Championships in Luxembourg. Freddy will use the complete LRP product line in his Xray chassis including speed controls, motors, batteries, chargers, dischargers, power supply and accessories. His next race will be the German Championships where he will be joined by the current team of Ronald Völker, Steven Weiß and Dirk Wischnewski.
Last weekend saw the 5th round of the Dutch 1/8th scale championship take place at the Raco2000, a new track in the Netherlands. Actually this track was one of the first RC tracks in Holland but was closed in the early 90’s due to several reasons. After a lot of work by a few people in the past years it is fully up and running again and boy, what a track to drive. Sadly the weather decided to let it rain during the whole qualification and so only 41 drivers were trying to set a time to get into the finals.
Last weekend the final round for of the Central German Championship 2009 1/10th scale touring car took place in Wiesbaden. Team Shepherd was attending the event with two V10 pre-production cars. Also newly crowned European Champion Dirk Wischnewski joined the race so it was a good possibility to compare the performance of the V10 with another good driver. In the qualifying it were Novarossi backed drivers Dirk Wischnewski and Patrick Schäfer with the fastest runs. Dirk secured himself the pole-position followed by Patrick Schäfer who raced the first time with the V10. Second V10 racer Sebastian Kunz had some bad luck as his transponder didn’t count correctly so he had to go through the Semi-Final. If it had counted correctly Sebastian would have ended up on 3rd place after qualifying. The fastest lap of Patrick was only 0,1 sec slower than Dirk’s fastest lap, so the performance of the V10 was already quite good.
Mugen have released a new range of skins for the rear wing and rear mud guards of the MBX-6. Designed by US custom specialists Upgrade RC, they feature 8 new different designs to choose from, none of which feature any logos, allowing you to decal it up further. Simple to apply, once attached they are strong and flexible, and so can withstand crashes, and most importantly they are resistant to fuel.