Slingshot Batteries from the US have been in touch to tell us about their current product line-up. Although not new in the US market, Slingshot Batteries has decided to branch out into the overseas market and is offering their line of EP4200 race packs that are available in three different levels, Factory, Team and Super Spec. Just in time for the holidays Slingshot Batteries has also released a full line of stick packs and receiver packs that come in capacity ratings of 3300, 3600, 3800, 4000 and 4200MAh which are perfect for your RTR vehicle or whatever application you have in mind. And finally, Slingshot is proud to introduce its line of 1500MAh EP RX packs that have proven to be one of the longest running cells they have used thus far and is sure to put you through those extra long gas mains. These packs come in either a stick or hump pack configuration and as is the case with all their products, they are built to last and are made from genuine EP “Grade A” cells.
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Last weekend saw the second annual US Open Fuel Sedan Championships held at the Kissimmee track in Florida. The race saw around 70 entries turn up for the 3 day event with 3 qualifying rounds run on Friday, 1 more that originally planned due to Saturday’s weather forecast which turned out be correct and rain caused the cancellation of the further 4 rounds on that day. On Sunday the rain was still there in the morning but it dried up and the finals could be run, including the 20 minute triple A-mains. Starting the each of the main finals from pole position was Xray racer Paul LeMiuex with 2nd and 3rd spot on the grid going to Kyosho racer Chris Tosolini and Serpent runner DJ Apolaro respectively. With two wins, in the first 2 finals, it was Chris Tosolini that came out on top taking the overall win in front of Xray racer Barry Baker in 2nd, scoring three 2nd places, and DJ Apolaro rounding out the podium in 3rd with two 3rd positions.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Report from Rd1 of British Indoor Winter Series – Link [mirageracing.com]
> CRC win the 2007 Halloween Classic in Cleveland – Link [teamcrc.com]
> Elliott Boots takes final round of Interclub series – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Report from round 1 of Rug Racers Championship – Link [horizonhobby.co.uk]
> CEN report on their recent successes – Link [cenracing.com]
Sirio have released the latest generation of their .12 size engine called the Evo4. Featuring a 3 port ABC EFRA legal liner and a special STI type black coated crankshaft, this new motor complies with the 2007/2008 EFRA regulations. Using some new material for the carburettors main needle, a new conrod and a new lightweight cooling head, the Evo4 offers the highest performance for your 1:10 200mm touring car.
Another new body shell for 190mm touring cars from East Coast Bodies in the form of this Evolution X. Designed for carpet and high traction race tracks, the Evo X provides very fast response as well as a balanced and a smooth ride. As with the BMW, this shell comes supplied with 3 type of wing, which enables you the option of adjusting between high, medium and low downforce.
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East Coast Bodies have released this all new BMW 320SI World Touring car spec 190mm bodyshell, suitable for all conditions and offering super smooth handling in low and high speed turns. Designed to allow easy setting on all different surfaces, including carpet, this shell claims to deliver faster lap-times and high performance. A neat feature of this body is that it comes supplied with 3 type of wing, which enables you the option of adjusting between high, medium and low downforce.
Team Losi have announced the release of this HD vented brake disk set, for their 8ight and 8ight T. Machined from special high-thermal mass material, they can withstand very high temperatures for extended periods of time without failure. With brake disk life increased by 250% over the stock set, they offer consistent braking even after long run times, while slots in the disks eliminate caliper float caused by material gassing and the slots also help cool the braking components.
Charge RC in Japan have announced the upcoming release of this extra wide bumper for the Kyosho Spada gas powered 1/12th scale. Made from 3mm thick impact resistant material, the bumper extends to the full width of the body shell helping to protect the front end of the car in the event of an accident. Available from November 10th.