The first round of the French electric buggy Nationals took place this weekend at an indoor track in Rapport de Cloture. The race was split amongst several classes and in the 4wd Mod class it was Linonel Labez that took the win ahead of Tamiya driver Cedric Devilliers who finished 2nd with 3rd place going to new X-Factory driver Antoine Rossetti. In the 2wd Modified class it was Ligue 10 round 1 winner Xavier Ansellem that took the win ahead of Losi racer and event TQ Geoffrey Petit who finished 2nd, just ahead of 3rd placed Alexander Valente.
The qualifying for this years ROAR Carpet Nats is over and in Touring Mod it was Corally racer Chris Tosolini that has claimed the TQ spot for Sundays triple A-main and will start ahead of Xray driver Barry Baker who improved his overnight time by over 2 seconds to end the day on 4 tenths behing the Toso. Team Losi racer Mike Dumas will start 4th with team mate Mike Blackstock starting the race in 4th. In 1/12th Mod Mike Dumas managed to overhaul overnight pole man Mike Blackstock to take the TQ spot by just over 3 tenths with Mike demoted to the 2nd spot ahead of Todd Hodge who wasnt even in the top 10 overnight and will now start 3rd. in the 1/10th 19T class it was an all Xray front row with Paul LeMieux 3 seconds out in front ahead of Travis Schreven with track owner and Kyosho racer Josh Cyrul starting from 3rd. Racing takes place today, Sunday, and we will bring you the results as we get them.
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Robinson Racing Products have announced their latest addition to their extensive line of high-performance precision gears and drive related accessories with the introduction of these extra hard steel spur gears and clutch bells for the Team Losi 8ight buggy. The spur gear and clutch bell are precision CNC machined from steel and then hardened for the ultimate in performance and durability and are available to buy now.
After 3 rounds of qualifying at this years ROAR Carpet on-road Nats, held at the CEFX Raceway, it is Chris Tosolini, driving the new Corally RDX Phi who is on provisional pole position in Toruing Mod with 2 more rounds on Saturday still left to run. Mike Dumas is just over a second back in 2nd position driving a Team Losi JRXS-R with Xray driver Paul LeMieux in 3rd. In the 1/12th Mod it is CRC driver Mike Blackstock who is clear out in front with Speed Merchant racer, Dumas, 2 seconds back with another CRC runner, Bobby Flack, a further 2 seconds back in 3rd. Touring 19T class sees the closest battle for top honours with LeMieux in the pole position spot by 2 thousands of a second ahead another Xray driver, and Snowbirds class winner, Travis Schreven who lies 2nd.
You have seen these 2 different sweaters before in the Cody King / Ryan Lutz announcement we ran a few days ago, well now Kyosho America have announced the release of both the normal and hooded sweater. Each sweatshirt is printed with the large graphic on front, the Kyosho logo on the left sleeve, and a smaller “K” oval on the back. These top-of-the-line heavy weight sweatshirts feature ultra-soft fleece on the inside and soft, plush 100-percent cotton face.
Top German off road racer Patrick Feschtschenko has joined the LRP Nitro team for 2007 and will exclusively use LRP Nitro products in this years racing campaign. A World finalist, Feschtschenko was also chosen by LRP to help develop the range of LRP Nitro products using his extensive knowledge and experience that has seen him win many International events.
Recently we reported that long time Mugen racer Stuart Wilcox had signed to race for Team Losi for the 2007 season to race with their 8ight buggy. Well it seems that it will be all change for Stuart this year with the announcement by Mirage R/C Enterprises that he has now signed to use GRP tires as well.
Stuart is excited about using the GRP tyre line up for the up and coming season. Stuart will be in close relationship with GRP to develop new tread patterns and compounds throughout the season! Models in Motion drivers Darren Cole and Steven Childerhouse are also joining the Mirage/GRP team for 2007! Models in Motion will be supporting GRP trackside at all events so you don’t have to look far for mega traction!
Earlier today we showed you the very first picture of the new Peak Vantage BL, well now we have learned that Team Orion have started shipping their long awaited entry into the brushless motor scene as well, with this, the Vortex. The motor that the Vantage BL is based on, the Vortex has been developed by top motor guru Oscar Jansen and has already won its first major race, on its debut outing, in the hands of Andy Moore at last years European Championships. Team Orion have continued to develop the motor further and finally its ready and should be available in the shops in the next 10 days.
To find out more information about the Vortex, go here.