Serpent have released these 3mm carbide balls for their new S400 1/10th EP touring car. Sold in a pack of 10, the balls are made from tungsten carbide and are suitable for use in the cars ball differential. These balls are incredibly hard and last much longer than the standard versions thanks to their resistance to flat spotting.
M Mod have announced the release of these Mugen branded mechanics gloves which come in black, with blue and purple trim. Available in a number of different sizes the top of the glove has been features a flexible, heat-resistant, padded material while the palm of the glove contains additional padding. Suitable to wear while working on your car the glove has a flexible cuff, which can be adjusted using the attached Velcro strap.
Mirage Racing have announced that top UK electric off road racer Tom Yardy has joined Hot Bodies for the new season and teams up with Tony Truman, Adam Skelding and other new signee Phil Sleigh. All 4 drivers will be using Nosram Matrix Evolution Speed Controls and Phil, Adam and Tom will be using the latest Nosram Storm Evolution Brushless Motors, Nosram Big Mama VTEC cells and Nosram Gemini Receivers. All the drivers will also be using the brand new GRP Conespike 10th Buggy tyres to provide the best traction available. This is what Tom had to say about joining the team:
I am delighted to join the HB team, they are a very professional and successful company who have proven themselves on a national and international scale. Early testing has shown the D4 to be very very quick and I look forward to further testing and competing with the car next season.
Schumacher have announced that front running Swedish racer Jonas Andersson has joined their team but more importantly the British company have acknowledged the rumour that they will re enter the electric off road market in the very near future.
Jonas is an extremely experienced racer who will drive the Mi3 in Sweden and also attend some big European races. Jonas will also aid in exciting new Off-Road projects, so watch this space for updates.
With outdoor racing soon to be wrapped up in the Northern Hemisphere for another year, racing will soon head indoors again for the Winter months. Our Site sponsors, The Border, have created a special deal that is sure to please racers who take their micro scale racing seriously. You can now obtain this great micro car stand with built in cooling fan, for the special price of €14.98, which is a saving of 33% over the previous price of €22.50. Available in 6 different colours – Silver, Red, Green, Black, Purple & Blue, the stands are made from lightweight alloy and sport a foam top to help keep your car in place as you work on it.
No codes necessary, so simply go here to avail of this special offer.
CEN Racing have contacted us to let us know that their team driver Steffan Culmsee has just won the 2007 Danish National Championships, having won the 7th and final round of the Championships held last weekend in Bjæverskov. Neo Buggy reports that the title fight went down to the wire between Steffen and former Danish Champion Peter Harder racing for Xray. In the final Culmsee could win easily after Harder had a crash, damaging his cars shock absorber, gifting the win and the title to the CEN driver with Peter having to settle for 2nd while another CEN racer Rune Gustavsson claimed 3rd.
The first round of the East German Regionals were run last weekend at the MRC Leipzig track and it was open to both 1/10th and 1/8th scale classes. In the 1/10th scale qualifying it was Kyosho racer Rico Kröber that took the top qualifying spot ahead of team mates Marcus Kreutziger and Franc Pudewell in 2nd and 3rd respectively, while in 1/8th scale it was Serpent driver Mirko Morgenstern on pole followed by Martin Henschel and Toni Gruber. In the 1/10th scale race it was pole man Kröber that could convert his pole into a win, coming home 7 laps ahead of Tom Krägefski in 2nd while 3rd spot went to Marcus Kreutziger. In 1/8th scale Morgenstern had problems and this allowed Henschel to take a clear win ahead of the Serpent pairing of Torsten Müller and Holger Ritter.
HPI Racing have announced the release of a new range of Silicone Shock Oil that is available in 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 weights. High quality 100% pure silicone shock oil resists the effects of temperature changes better than petroleum based oils, the benefit for racers is more consistent shock dampening throughout the day. Packaged in convenient 60cc bottles and clearly marked weights for easy identification in your pit box the oil is perfect for most oil filled RC shocks.