Hot Bodies have released these matched high quality springs for use with their World Championship winning on road electric Cyclone chassis range. We wrote about these springs last Christmas when they were originally released under the Atsushi Hara Products brand, but now they are available from Hot Bodies / HPI direct.
Featuring ground-flat ends, cool black coating and a simple paint marking to identify the strength of the spring, these are the ultimate Cyclone tuning spring. The springs are each 25mm long and will fit a variety of shock absorbers from various manufacturers.
Last weekend saw the running of the delayed final round of the Midlands Astro Masters Series at one of the country’s premiere buggy tracks, Kidderminster. In the 4wd class it was TTech racer Tom Yardy that took the pole position and proceeded to lead from the start only to roll on lap 2, dropping him back into the pack and allowing Richard Barton to take the lead. Tom then started to fight back, managing to get back up to the sharp end of the field and eventually regaining the lead only to roll again in the closing moments leaving Barton to take the win ahead of Yardy, with Matt Dodd, 5 seconds back, in 3rd.
In the 2wd class it was more close and exciting racing with Phil Sleigh leading off from the pole position only to be caught after a small mistake by the chasing pair of Lee Martin and Tony Truman. The latter gaining the lead in the closing stages only to go wide in a corner which allowed Phil back to the front and to take the win by 0.3 of a second ahead of Truman with Martin in 3rd.
Read the full report with lots of pictures here.
Last weekend saw the Sandy Nitro Model Club host the warm up race for the upcoming BRCA Nationals and a lot of top drivers were present at the event. David Crompton TQ’d the race with his Team Magic M1B while 2nd position went to HoBao racer Graham Alsop with another M1B in 3rd in the hands of Dave Bailey. In the final it was a close race in the beginning until the first pit stops after which David could extend his lead from which he never looked back and took the win by 17 seconds ahead of Jamie Booth driving the Hong Nor in 2nd with 3rd going to 2nd placed qualifier Graham Alsop.
Atomic Carbon, makers of the as yet unreleased S4 tub chassis 4wd buggy driven by former European Champion Chris Doughty, have been working on a 2wd buggy called the S2 and the prototype car was photographed up close and personal by oOple at Kidderminster last weekend. The S2 is a mid motor buggy using some B4 parts and plenty of custom made carbon parts, along with some home-brew prototype bits.
Our mates down under at RubeDude RC have got a full report on last weekends AWJ Civil Nitro Challenge that took place on the Liverpool track with racers battling for serious prize money, always a great motivator. The racing was spread over 4 classes and in the Buggy class it was Steve Drygalla driving his Novarossi powered Kyosho that took the win and with it the $1000 prize money. Runner up spot went to Joe Porfida in 2nd with OCM racer Steve Haley getting the final step of the podium in 3rd. In the truggy class, CEN racer Ari Balkla absolutely dominated the event with TQ, lap record and the win, and with it he took home the $750 prize money while 2nd spot went to Craig Lewis with Allan Boyer claiming 3rd.
Last week we reported on the running of the New Zealand Nationals for Electric touring that were held at the Manawatu track in which Jake Zarb won the pro class. Well at the same event in the Stock class it was Leon Dravitzki that was fastest in qualifying and took the pole position spot ahead of Stephen Li in 2nd and Philip Wong in 3rd. Once in the race Leon could easily take the win in the first and second final to take the overall title ahead of Li and Wong who finished 2nd and 3rd repectively.
Truespeed, sponsors of Paul LeMieux and other quick drivers, have released their latest 19 turn brushed motor. The Blaze is a hand wound Modified motor for oval racing and while I’m sure its quick i don’t know anything else about it other than that.
The 2007 ROAR Carpet Nationals, that took place at the CEFX Raceway in Toledo Ohio, are over and this years event was full of exciting and close racing. In the Touring Mod class it was Xray driver Barry Baker that caused the upset by taking the win ahead of pole man, and Corally team driver, Chris Tosolini who finished 2nd. Trinity racer Mike Blackstock finished this event in 3rd ahead of team mate Mike Dumas, with track owner Josh Cyrul in 5th. In the 1/12th Mod class it all went to plan for pole man Mike Dumas who won the event, albeit needing a time tie breaker to take the position, ahead of a close 2nd placed Mike Blackstock with Josh Cyrul taking the final podium spot in 3rd. The 19T touring class ended as it had started with Xray driver Paul LeMieux winning the event ahead of team mate Travis Schreven with Josh Cyrul once more gaining a podium spot in the 3rd spot.
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