Kawahara, the Japanese tuning company, have shown these drawings of their upcoming release for the MRX4-R. This PRO chassis is narrower than the standard version and features inserts for stiffening up the chassis, similar to the LCG chassis from Serpent. It mentions something about being able to use weights in place of the plates, which could make sense, and also they offer droop blocks with pins that correspond to holes in the chassis so you are sure that your car is always sitting flat when applying your setup. This chassis plate is available as a complete set or as individual parts and should be available in the middle of March.
Buggy-Sport are reporting that Gene ‘The Machine’ Hickerson has won the 3rd round of the ROAR Florida State Series held last weekend. Racing in the truggy class, Gene powered his way to his 3rd TQ and win from 3 rounds, an amazing record for him and his Mega powered CEN Matrix Arena TR. Jeff Keeton, racing a Kyosho came home in 2nd just ahead of 3rd place finisher Kyle Sokol, also running a Mega powered CEN Matrix.
Xray have a report on their site about last weekends Kyosho Masters race in the Czech Republic. The event attract around 100 racers from all around Europe and included many top international racers like former World Champion Daniel Reckward. In qualifying it was Michael Jonsson that got the fastest time ahead of Thomas Passmann and Martin Pater. After the semi finals were run it was on to the main final were Martin Pater was able to pull out a lead and keep it to the end despite heavy pressure throughout the race.
Martin was able to get a good lead which allowed him to take one extra fueling to keep a safe run. Despite having World Champion Daniel Recward pushing hard and trying to catch the leader, Martin stayed calm the whole race and was able to bring the XRAY XB8EC to the final win of this prestigious race.
This new camber gauge from Yokomo is trick, its so simple, looks so cool and just works. This blue anodised gauge looks like the flights on an arrow, but actually is a simple camber gauge where the fins represent different angles in relation to its flat base. Each camber angle is represented by little dots on the fins and a simple rotation of the gauge ensures you obtain the correct measurement or you can set the correct measurement.
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Philippe Vialla has won the 4th round of the French 1/12th scale Nationals held last weekend in Montbrison. Philippe raced his Team Laje SpeedEvil 07 to a fine win over 2nd placed Simon Rubet who was driving a CRC Carpet Knife. The final podium position went to round 1 and 2 winner Pierre-FranÃ§ois Brunet, the Associated RC12L4 driver also managing to wrap up the National title with this result, beating eventual runner up Simon Rubet to the top spot with Philippe Vialla claiming 3rd in the final points.
This new Cubic tire, for 1/8th off road racing, is a development on previous versions available from GRP. Suitable for muddy and damp conditions these tires feature a thread pattern that sports small pins to improve the maximum lateral grip as well as a central rows of small paddles to increase traction.
The new CUBIC was developed with the precise objective to obtain a tire with technical characteristics suitable on muddy, damp and wet track. Its special structure guarantees a fantastic safety drive and a phenomenal grip, reducing to a minimum any driving mistakes.
We received a mail from the race organisers at the Cotswold Model Car Club asking us to plug their upcoming Handy Models Grand Prix and we were happy to oblige, after all thats what we’re here for. The Grand Prix will take place on the 17th and 18th of March on their fast looking new track and is open to Stock, 19T and Modified Electric touring, Gas foam and rubber as well as 1/5th bikes. It should be a good event and a good chance for gas and electric racers to mingle and see each others racing class up close.
Italian company DiMonaco Racing products has released a whole new range of shock oils for use in all off road model cars. Made from certified silicone oil of the finest quality, this shock oil comes available in a wide range of viscosities from 100 – 900 cst, and DiMonaco also offer differential oil of the same quality too, available in thicknesses ranging from 1000 to 100,000cst.