The Japanese 1/12th Nationals are over and it was Kitazawa that took the win followed by Matsumoto in 2nd and Arai who took the final step on the podium in 3rd. The event, held at the Kawaba RC plaza, managed to avoid the bad weather which threatened the event earlier in the week and ended up producing a great race.
The 2006 Reedy Truck Race of Champions takes place this weekend at the Hot Rod Hobbies facility in California. This prestigous event attracts top level competition from around the US and beyond. After 2 rounds of qualifying it was Ryan Maifield who was TQ with his Associated GT2.
We will bring you more on this event as we get it. In the mean time you can check out more images after the jump… content
Kimihiko-yano.net have their report from the 2nd day of the Japanese 1/12th scale nationals online. It seems the wet weather held of and they got 4 rounds of qualifying done. Again i must apologise for my Japanese being as poor as it is but because of that i cant tell you who heads the leaderboard after qualifying.
You can view an image of the results sheet here: position 1-20, 21-43
Flabouris Kostas has won the 2006 12T Greek Electric Touring Championship. The report on the Xray site shows that Flabouris won 2 of the 3 A-final heats at the last round of the championship on his way to claiming the title.
Greek Championship 12T class FINAL positions
1 Flabouris XRAY T2
3 Bougalis XRAY T2
4 Balasis XRAY T2
Greek Championship Open class FINAL positions
2 Katikas XRAY T2
3 Nikolakopoulos XRAY T2
5 Antoniou XRAY T2
Team Orion have issued a statement on their site regarding their CRF Wasp REV .12 motor. They have upgraded the carburettor on the engine following “improvements developed by the CRF R&D department and Josh Cyrul himself”‘, “The modifications result in easier engine setup and more low end torque”.
Team Orion will replace the main needle holder for free to all customers and the updated carburetor body will be available for a nominal fee.
This all basically translates to “the carb doesnt work very well and its our fault, so let us quickly replace it and we can try and keep face”. All said, these things can and do happen and as it’s pretty unusual for a top company like Team Orion to have such problems so we wont make a fuss. Those who want the upgrade are advised to contact their local Team Orion office.
Xray have issued an important notice regarding the bearings on their new flagship car, the T2007. The bearings appear to be lacking the sufficient amount of oil which can lead to failures if not remedied. This a particularly difficult blow to Xray, who pride themselves, and rightly so, on the quality of their cars and components.
To: All XRAY T2’007 Owners
Date: 27th October 2006
Subject: T2’007 Ball-bearing Oiling
Several team drivers have indicated that ball-bearings in the T2’007 kits seem to have been insufficiently oiled, and that this is probably the reason that some of the bearings tend to fail sooner. For this reason, we would like to warn all T2’007 owners to preventively apply any standard ball-bearing oil to all of the ball-bearings.