Our partners Neo Buggy have a report from round 7 of the FSORS that was held at the new Farmer’s Raceway in Tampa Florida last weekend. In 1/8 Truck, it was series defending champion, Gene ‘the machine’ Hickerson, who took TQ in round 1 & 2 with his CEN Matrix TR Arena. In the 30 minute A-main it was all Hickerson again who lead from start to finish, lapping everyone but JJ Turk in 2nd with 3rd place going to Anton Watson. In the 1/8 Buggy class it Kyosho’s Ryan Eckert who again took TQ in round 1 & 2 while at the start of the 30 minute A-main, Jason Ruona took the early lead, followed by Hickerson and Eckert closely behind. Thunder Tiger racer JR Mitch worked his way up from 10th spot on the grid to move into 2nd before Ruona ran out of fuel near the end, and Mitch could take the win followed home by Eckert in 2nd and Hickerson in 3rd.
The 4th round of the Southern German regionals took place recently at the small and technical Greuthof circuit. In the 1/8th scale class it saw the TQ and win go to Mugen racer, and European B Championship runner up, Erik Dankel who stamped his dominance at the event from start to finish, with the Mugen pairing of Andre Gysi and, Erik’s brother, Jan Dankel in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the 1/10th scale class it was Dirk Stammler with his Mugen MTX-4 that claimed the top qualifying position and he carried this pace through the final where he won from 2 more Mugens, those of Reto König in 2nd and Marc Rometsch in 3rd.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Up close and personal with the Crono RS03 of Jerome Sartel – Link [rcmag.com]
> Xray have a report from last weekends Euro B Championships – Link [teamxray.com]
> Results from round 2 of the Chilean National Championship – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> Report from the RRCi series round 2 – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Race report from the Citrarasa Race in Malaysia – Link [teamxray.com]
> The Serpent F180 of Glyn Beal – Link [serpent.com]
> Australian racer Steven Drygalla leaves Himoto – Link [rubeduderc.com]
Texas based body shell manufacturer Majestic RC have released this, their latest creation, for the Losi 8ight. Suitable for both the standard 8ight and the RTR version, this body features revised styling, is made from .060 thickness polycarbonate and comes with overspray protection.
The second round of the BRCA Truggy Pro championships was run last weekend at the Broxtowe J28M1 track in Mansfield in the midlands of Britain. Qualifying saw Hobao racer Graham Alsop make the only 8 lap run to take the event TQ, with Simon Willets and Jon Hazlewood lining up behind in 2nd and 3rd on the grid respectively. The final saw Graham race ahead to a clear victory, 2 laps in front of round 1 winner Jon Hazlewood, racing the Xray XT8, in 2nd with Hong Nor racer Simon Willets finishing in 3rd.
KM products have released this new lightweight front solid axle for use on the Kyosho range of 200mm cars. Not only is this new axle super light but its also very strong and it is designed in such a way that the drive cups, which are held in place by pins, to be easily replaced when worn eliminating the need to replace the entire axle. This axle is suitable for the Kyosho V-One RRR Evo, V-One RRR and V-One SIII.
Team Magic have announced that they have released their European Championship winning G4S chassis as a RTR package in both a Lola and GTP guise. Only previously available with a sedan body these RTR’s include a quality Futaba radio control system as well as a race inspired, aerodynamic, Lola or GTP body shell for more stability at higher speeds, and also come with Team Magic’s quick release wheel system.
Hot Bodies Europe have today released information about 3 new products for their Cyclone D4 4wd electric buggy, all of which we have shown you back in April, but only now do we have the full product information. First up are these steel wheel hubs to enable you to mount Losi 4wd front wheels to the Cyclone D4, so you can re-use tyre and wheel sets you may already have to make the transition to the D4 easier. Next up are new shock spring sets for the D4 that are matched and have had the ends of each spring ground flat for consistent performance left and right. Also released today is the center one-way shaft which drives the front diff when on-power, but allows the diff to rotate independently of the drivetrain when the car is off-power.