July 30, 2009

Tamiya end Euros Day 1 on top

Tamiya end Euros Day 1 on top

Day 1 of the 2009 EFRA Electric Touring European Championships has been completed and it is the Tamiya team who top the time sheets.  The final practice of the day saw defending Champion Marc Rheinard set a new fastest run as both he and Jilles Groskamp broke into the 17 laps. Having had a run time issue in the third practice, Rheinard switched to SpeedPassion’s new Competition 3.0 motor for the final outing of the day and now plans to stick with the motor after posting the 17/5:17.356 run with plenty of power left aferwards.  The German will make a small change to the gearing but said overall he was confident that his run time shortfall was a one off. In terms of the car, the World Champion said it was a little loose but feels that is down to track conditions rather than set-up.

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July 30, 2009

Volker setting pace in Euros Practice

Volker setting pace in Euros Practice

With three rounds of free practice completed here in Luxembourg it is last year’s Top Qualifier Ronald Volker who is setting the pace from reigning champion Marc Rheinard. The Yokomo driver recorded the fastest run time (16/5:00.987) in the second outing, and has also laid down the fastest lap (18.364) around the large circuit. Topping the timesheets again in the third session, with a slower run of 16/5:03.894, the German ran different shocks on his BD5 but found they made the car feel unstable and he will revert to the shocks used earlier for today’s fourth and final practice.

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July 30, 2009

Christian Wimberger wins South German Rd1

Christian Wimberger wins South German Rd1

The opening round of the 2010 German regionals took place for the Southern group at the tricky Zollhausring track near Nürnberg. After the qualifications it was Maximilian Vogl (Novarossi/Velox) on pole, setting a time of 24 laps in 5:05,700, 1,2 seconds ahead of Christian Wimberger (Novarossi/Mugen), with Dominik Mayer (Novarossi/Velox) and Christoph Pietsch completing the Top 4. All drivers had a good start in the final race, but the young driver Maximilian Vogl couldn’t bring his qualifying pace into the final and fell back to 7th place. German 1/8th scale Junior Champion Christian Wimberger jumped straight into the lead from the first lap and opened up a gap, eventually taking the win ahead of Nicolai Bähr and Christoph Pietsch in 2nd and 3rd respectively.


July 30, 2009

Titanium Racing Xray F1 Stealth CVD

Titanium Racing Xray F1 Stealth CVD

Following on from the success of the F1 stealth CVD for the Mi4, with a victory at the hands of Chris Grainger at the BRCA Cotswolds National, Titanium racing are releasing the new CVD for all the current range of RC cars, beginning with the Xray T2 range. Manufactured to the highest standards using the latest technologies the new CVD features  a unique stainless steel Locking coupling, reduced stress points, oversized joint for increased smoothness and high tolerances for better fit, reducing play.

Source: Titanium Racing [titaniumracing.com]


July 30, 2009

Scott Brown Wins Short Course Nats

Scott Brown Wins Short Course Nats

Hosted by R/C Madness in Enfield, CT, the Inaugural Short Course Nationals brought together racers from across the country to compete in the first all-Short-Course event. Normally piggybacked with another event, the promoters created an event that stood alone and catered just to the growing Short-Course racing crowd with seven separate classes. As major supporters of the Short Course class, Team Associated sent out factory representative Scott Brown as both an ambassador and racer to promote and assist fellow participants. Scott has been involved in R/C for years and is the owner of Tacoma R/C Raceway near Seattle, WA so his experience in the hobby runs deep. Utilizing his Team Associated SC10 and SC8, Scott brought home the victories in the top classes, taking the win in Electric 2WD Open with his Reedy/LRP powered SC10 and in 4WD Nitro with his Reedy 121 VR-powered SC8. Scott also participated in the fledgling class of 4WD E-Conversion Open and again piloted his SC8e to victory using Reedy power.

Source: Associated [rc10.com]


July 30, 2009

Scott Brown Wins Short Course Nats

Scott Brown Wins Short Course Nats

Hosted by R/C Madness in Enfield, CT, the Inaugural Short Course Nationals brought together racers from across the country to compete in the first all-Short-Course event. Normally piggybacked with another event, the promoters created an event that stood alone and catered just to the growing Short-Course racing crowd with seven separate classes. As major supporters of the Short Course class, Team Associated sent out factory representative Scott Brown as both an ambassador and racer to promote and assist fellow participants. Scott has been involved in R/C for years and is the owner of Tacoma R/C Raceway near Seattle, WA so his experience in the hobby runs deep. Utilizing his Team Associated SC10 and SC8, Scott brought home the victories in the top classes, taking the win in Electric 2WD Open with his Reedy/LRP powered SC10 and in 4WD Nitro with his Reedy 121 VR-powered SC8. Scott also participated in the fledgling class of 4WD E-Conversion Open and again piloted his SC8e to victory using Reedy power.

Source: Associated [rc10.com]


July 29, 2009

Xray XB808 Adjustable Alu turnbuckles

Xray XB808 Adjustable Alu turnbuckles

New for the XB808, Xray have released 2 different versions of adjustable left & right M5 steering turnbuckles. Manufactured from strong, lightweight 7075 T6 aluminium, they sport precision threading for fine toe adjustment. Available in 58mm and 64mm, they are for serious racers who are conscious of weight savings, in this case 50% lighter.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


July 29, 2009

2nd African Cup GP report

2nd African Cup GP report

The 2nd African Cup GP On Road event took place recently and combined with it the IFMAR Pre Worlds Large scale discipline. The event saw 2 Australian drivers make the trip over to the race, which created a lot more excitement for the 1/8th discipline on it’s own, as they hadn’t seen foreign drivers competing in a club event since 2002.

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