We received a report from round 3 of the Great Lake Championships hosted by Gatineau Radio Control Club. In the pre race drama that unfolded GRC was forced to move locations from their track in Quebec. City officials decided at the last minute that a new location was in store but neglected to take into consideration the plans already developed. However Lee from Radio Active Hobbies came to the rescue and offered his track “weekend warrior raceway” in Desoronto Ontario.
Serpent are reporting on their site about the 3rd round of the Spanish 1/8th scale Championships that were held at the weekend on the Vigo track. In qualifying it was Mugen racer, and round 2 winner, Josue Artiles that took the pole position ahead of an unlucky, but quick, Oscar Cabezas driving for Serpent in 2nd with another Serpent, that of Carlos Peracho in 3rd. In the final the pole man Artiles was one of the first retirements after 22 minutes and this opened the way for Cabezas, who was one of the few front runners not making a tyre stop, to easily take the win, 1 lap ahead of Sergio Montesinos in 2nd with José A Casás in 3rd 5 laps further back.
Following on from the new style blue cap by Novarossi that we showed you last month, comes the release of this summer edition cap from the Italian engine maker. Made from lightweight fabrics to help reduce the heat build up on your head, the cap sports the same logos as the original but has been made from half blue and half white materials. Available now.
As we reported earlier today, the Belgian GP for 1/10th electric buggies was being run this weekend at the Kampenhout track, near Brussels. Lee Martin took the 2wd win yesterday and showed again today, the form that has seen him head the 4wd BRCA Nationals standings, by taking the pole position ahead of Joern Neumann in 2nd place and Grant Williams in 3rd position. The race saw Lee take the overall class win with a win in the first round and a 2nd place in the 2nd round while Matthew White took a 4th in race 1 and a win race 2 to the take the 2nd place overall with Joern Neumann in 3rd place overall with a 9th in race 1 and a 3rd place in race 2.
Rony Racing from Japan have released information about new products they have announced for the Serpent 960. First up are these aluminum rear roll center pivot pin inserts that come in 3 different roll center positions, and are sold in silver and red. Also from Rony is this 3.5mm thick carbon fiber rear shock tower that is not only stronger than the original part but also offer more tuning capabilities with the addition of an extra hole.
Last Saturday saw the 4th round of the Dutch Truggy.nl Cup run on the high traction 190 meter long MRCZ track in Ritthem, Holland. After 4 rounds of qualifyng it was Paul Geelen that took the TQ position with Mark van Waayenburg in 2nd joining him as the only 2 drivers placed directly into the finals. The 24-minute final saw a very close finish with the top 3 drivers finishing within seconds of each other with Mark van Waayenburg, with his Kyosho ST-R taking the win, with Hobao racer Henoc Luis in 2nd place and German Robitronic driver Thomas Rosenblatt finishing 3rd.
Japanese company, Team Azarashi, have announced the future release of these shock towers for the Hot Bodies Cyclone D4. Made from 4mm thick carbon fiber, they will be made available for both the front and rear, and judging by the design they look to be extremely strong. In addition to the basic settings, that are carried accross from the original parts, the rear tower also features the ability to mount the rear wing at two different heights.
This weekend sees the annual Belgian GP for off road electric buggies take place at the Kampenhout track in the middle of the country, near Brussels. Sundays running will be for the 4wd class but Saturday was for 2wd and in qualifying for this class it was a close battle between eventual pole man Lee Martin from the UK, and young German racer Joern Neumann who finished 2nd, both racers running the Associated B4, while 3rd place qualifier was X-Factory X6 driver Ellis Stafford. In the 3 finals it was Martin that showed his class to take the overall win, ahead of Ellis Stafford in 2nd and Neumann in 3rd, after a problem in the first final dropped him way down the results.