Introducing the original clutch system from the Piktor Rush 2 1/8th scale buggy. Continuing in Piktors aspirational way of telling us about their products they start by informing us how the best clutch to have is the one you forget, without worrying about it and the need for too much maintenance. It must also engage early enough to make the car easy to control, but also give maximum punch to propel you forward yet it must also slip a little bit to make it possible for the engines to breathe. The new clutch system in the Rush 2 does all this and more…apparently.
Top Spanish off road racer Borja Hernandez has agreed a deal to use Pro Line tires on his Mugen buggy and truggy for this season. Borja who recently finished 4th at the Neo Invitational race held in the UK last December had up until this point run for GRP.
Yesterday we told you about the Canadian Winternationals that were held at an indoor facility last weekend in Red Deer, Alberta. Gary Guest may have been all dominant in the qualifying for the race but it was his Jammin team mate Chad Bradley that took the win in both Buggy and Truggy classes ahead of Gary Guest who finished 2nd in both classes. In the 1/10th stadium truck class it was Richard Mucha that won the event despite finishing behind Jay Halsey, who won the race but was racing with a 1/12th 4wd Jammin CRT-5 and so wasn’t officially classified.
Yesterday we told you about the new Evil controller from Nosram, well if you prefer blue in your car here is the exact same product from LRP called the A.I. Aimed at the sports class the A.I., as with all modern speedos, can automatically detect the motor (brushed, brushless) and cell type (NiMh, Lipo) and can work with 4, 5 or 6 cell configurations. The standard version can handle brushed systems up to 10 turns and brushless to 12.5 turns, whilst the â€˜Proâ€™ version (above) can handle brushed systems up to 7 turns and brushless to 8.5 turns. LRP are also releasing their version of the Dragon brushless motor that we showed you yesterday called the Eraser so you just need to choose whether you like LRP blue or Nosram red, its that simple.
Last Saturday saw the 3rd round of the Israeli League for 1/8th scale buggies held at the Sphim race track which was very well attended despite the damp conditions. Qualifying saw young Kyosho racer Yaniv Sivan come out on top with Xray racer Oren Levi close behind in 2nd whilst in the race itself Yaniv could easily take the race win ahead of Levi with another Kyosho racer Nir Sivan coming up from his 5th on the grid to take 3rd.
Today saw the running of the 1st round of the Spanish National championships for 200mm held in Gijon. The race was won by 3rd placed qualifier Javier Hidalgo, driving a Serpent 720, who managed to pull out a lap on Kyosho racer Luis Cayetano who finished 2nd while a lap further back in 3rd place was Jose Casas who gained the final podium spot driving a Serpent 710. This race was the first national event for the Xray NT1 with the new car gaining 3 spots in the main final with Carlos Peracho bringing the car home the highest in 5th.
This weekend sees the running of the Canadian Winternationals that takes place in an indoor hall in Red Deer, Alberta. Qualifying has been completed for the event and it was Gary Guest who was leading the way in the Buggy class ahead of Chad Bradley and Ryan L. McCrery, whilst in the Truggy class the top 3 is the exact same with Guest, Bradley and McCrery in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The racing takes place today, Sunday, but due to the time difference we may not have any results for you until Monday morning.
In the meantime you can check out the top 10 for both classes here… content