Xray have released these 12° alu caster blocks for the XB808 which are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum and hard coated for extra durability and long life. Lightweight block features ‘zero kingpin’ suspension geometry. The preset 10° caster block is integrated and non-adjustable. Combined with the XB808 front kick-up of 12° this block gives a total caster angle of 22° for increased steering and precision. Includes Xray composite bushings for super-precise and smooth steering action.
The AMCA track in Apeldoorn played host to the 6th and final round of the Dutch 1/10th scale 200mm National Championship at the weekend and despite looking like it could rain it thankfully held off. Qualifying for the NK class saw Xray pairing of Daan Jacobs and Maarten van Lierop take the top 2 spots with Sander Borghoff and Koen Guerds rounding out the top 4, while in the Nomac class it was Jurmin Etnel that took the pole with Matthieu Hesterman taking TQ in the 1/8th Promo class. In the NK final it was Daan Jacobs in control, and despite an early mistake he was able to regain the lead and win by 2 laps from Maarten van Lierop who only had to stay in touch to take the National title, while Niels Pourchez once again took 3rd spot. In the Nomac class the finishing results mirrored the qualifying standings with Etnel taking the win ahead of Ricardo Van Dam in 2nd and Ingeborg Gommers 3rd, while in the 1/8th Promo class victory went to Matthieu Hesterman ahead of Ruud Knoester and Sjaak van der Wind.
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While the 1/8th boys were racing in Niort, the 5th and final round of the 1/10th 200mm French National championship was underway in Manspach, close to the German Swiss border. Qualifying saw Xray driver Arnaud Chaussard take top honours in the Elite class while in the National class it was another Xray driver Jean Baptiste Geneau on top. The Elite final saw the 2008 title being decided between Chaussard and Basile Concialdi, with the former never threatened throughout the race, only dropping out of the lead at 35 minutes when he changed tires. By the end of the race Concialdi had run out of tires and dropped to 3rd behind Mickaël Pontal who took 2nd while Chaussard wrapped up the title in fine style by taking the win. In the National final the win went to Anthony Bruyer, finishing 3 laps clear of 2nd placed Aurélien Gouriau, while the final podium spot went to Bruno Turbot.
The 5th and final round of the French 1/8th scale Nationals were run last weekend in Niort under dry sunny conditions. In the Elite class it was Richard Volta that took the TQ from Stephane Bouche in 2nd and Adrien Siegfried in 3rd, just ahead of Jacky Mouton who was making a one off return to 1/8th scale racing in 4th. In the final it was Volta that took a commanding position at the front of the race, with fellow title hopeful Siegfried in 2nd place. Volta however ran into troubles later in the race and Adrien could take over at the front, eventually winning from Jérôme Papaconstantinos in 2nd and Jacky Mouton ending in 3rd. This win gave Siegfried the 2008 French Elite National title. In the National class it was Romain Baehrel that took the win, clinching the class title, from Gérald Colinet in 2nd and Jérôme Berthelot in 3rd.
New from VP Pro is this range of aftermarket parts for the popular Associated RC8 1/8th scale buggy. You can now upgrade your chassis with some CNC precision machined aluminum shock towers, for both the front and rear of the car, as well as chassis braces and 2 different steering racks. Also available are some high performance clutch shoes and 3 different coil springs to fine tune the performance of your clutch.
We received a very brief report from the Norwegian 1/10th 2wd buggy Nationals held yesterday at the Kodal track. The weather was great and the track was in good condition despite a lot of rain in the last week. After 3 A-main finals it was Ketil Pettersen, who had started from pole position, that took the Norwegian title from Jostein Helland in 2nd and Ole Steen Karlsen 3rd.
The German 1/10th scale nationals were held last weekend at the Hamm track and wet weather limited running on the Saturday’s qualifying runs. With only 2 runs that mattered it was European B Champion Dirk Wischnewski that took the top spot from Sebastian Bürge, Rene Püpke and Frederik Südhof. In the final Dirk was never challenged and went on to win from Xray team mates Ralf Krause and Robert Pietsch.
Speed Passion have released their new brushless conversion kit for the popular HPI Savage, which includes motor mount, motor plate and battery cases. To power your BL ready Savage you can install one of the new range of Silver Arrow V10 1/8 brushless motors, ranging from 3.5R to 6.5R, the mount also fits Novak motors, together with the new Silver Arrow high performance ESC that can easily handle the dual 7.4 volt LiPo packs.