The 4th round of the UK Truggy Pro Nationals took place at NORC Raceway near Durham in the North of England last weekend. Qualifying saw Losi racer Darren Bloomfield take the TQ spot ahead of Jamie Booth, Ed Kerry, Mike Cradock and Sambuca Taylor, these drivers being the only ones to achieve 8 laps. In the main final Cradock got shunted on the first lap, which knocked him down the running order, allowing Bloomfield to get his head down and open up a lap on the rest of the field by the time he came into the pits on lap 27, but unfortunately mechanical problems on the rear of his car meant he required more time in the pits and this allowed Booth to take over that the front. On lap 37 it looked like Booth had the race in the bag but suddenly mechnical failure had Jamie’s car limping and despite keeping the car going Ed Kerry could take over at the front and go on to win, while behind it was Ralls and a recovering Cradock, who sniffing a podium, pushed to catch the limping Booth and 2 laps from the end of the race the pair got passed and took 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Craft RC have been working flat out lately it seems as they continue to expand their range, with the latest series of skins suitable for the Yokomo YZ-110, Duratrax ICE, and Checkpoint TC1030 Pro Charger. Available with twelve different exclusive designs, these too are made from top quality material that is easy to apply, and can be removed without leaving any residue.
Our site sponsors Capricorn RC have announced the release of their “V” Velocity Carbon tyres. Available pre mounted on 1/10th scale Velocity Carbon wheels, the tyre has been cut from a single foam sheet and not from 2 sheets and glued together like most other tyres on the market. This gives shore uniformity, better performance, constant and uniform wear as well as more selective and accurate shore matching. Available in both 26mm and 30mm they come in 35, 37, 40, 42 and 45 shores.
With the new 200mm pan car class gaining popularity with every passing month Protoform is introducing a new LeMans prototype body style, the Mulsanne LMP. This body incorporates the svelte look and the flowing lines of the many “factory works prototypes” that raced in the 24hr classic in the late 90’s. It features an add-on rear spoiler extension with a gurney flap as well as a high mounted wing. A pair of injection molded wing struts are included as well. The wing profile and wing strut lengths can be trimmed to optimize handling for both carpet and paved track surfaces and it’s designed to fit all of the latest in 200mm pan car chassis. It also comes complete with wing and spoiler hardware, window masks, and protective film. The decal sheets feature two different headlamp styles.
More news from Pro-Line, who have also released some updates to their buggy and truggy line of tires. For the buggy, the company’s competitive Hole Shot is now available in soft XTR compound, in addition to the previously released M2 and M3 compounds. For truggys, they get 3 new additions to the LPR, Low Profile Race, range of tires with the addition of the Hole Shot, Bow-Tie and Crime fighter, all of which are available in soft XTR, super-soft M2, and ultra-soft M3 compounds, as well as coming as pre-mounts with the M2 and M3 compounds.
Get ready to cool those high voltage brushed or brushless systems in your Kyosho RB5 with the new Vortex body by Pro-Line. Designed to give your car the latest in off-road styling and function, the Vortex was born from today’s top electric racer IFMAR Off-Road World Champion, Ryan Cavalieri. “We need a body that will better cool the brushless systems we are using and looks like it is ready to compete,” says Ryan Cavalieri. So, Ryan, along with Pro-Line’s body moulding experts, set out to create something that improved the overall performance of the car’s electronics and the car’s performance on the track. With 3 unique cooling features (1 on each side of the body and 1 directly underneath the front wind shield, the Vortex received it’s name.
The Pro-Line Crowd Pleazer 2.0 body has proven itself as one of the highest performing body shells on the market. Multi National Championships as well as a World Championship, the Crowd Pleazer design is in a league of its own and now Pro-Line is continuing the legacy with the release of the Crowd Pleazer 2.0 for the X-Ray XB808. Just as you have come to expect with other Crowd Pleazer 2.0 bodies, the 808 version is no different. It incorporates ultra-low styling, original bodylines, and functionality to bring you the latest in durability, versatility and high-performance race technology.
Team Associated have announced the return of multiple National Champion Mike Blackstock to its Worldwide race team. After a 2 year hiatus from the Team, Mike returns to join his new on road team mates including Juho Levanen, Keven Hebert, Rick Hohwart and Craig Drescher. In 1/10th scale touring Car, Mike will be utilizing the newly released Factory Team TC5F and TC5R, while in 1/12th scale pan car he will drive the brand-new 12R5 as well as the 10R5 in 1/10th World GT. With over 10 National titles to his credit and multiple “A” main finishes at the IFMAR World Championships, Mike is looking to put his new Associated vehicles on the podium at the upcoming International Indoor Championships, that takes place in Las Vegas in August.