Powers International of Japan have released yet another new type of cell, the 2nd this week, with the release of these H-Energy Select 4300MAh competition matched MiMh cells. Similar to the GP4600 cells, in that they have been worked by Masaaki Hirosaka, they provide the user with lots punch with good endurance and are JMRCA recognised. Sold in packs of 6 with battery bars, or in a pack of 24 without.
While the modified and 27T guys were racing in London, the 19T Super Stock racers were in Wrexham for the 5th round of their championships, so far dominated by Corally racer Chris Kerswell. This event would be no exception with Kerswell taking the pole position for the race ahead of Schumacher racer, and round 4 winner, Dewi Jones in 2nd and another Corally racer Christopher Delves in 3rd. In the finals it was Kerswell that took the leg 1 win ahead of Jones, with Daniel Fallows, racing a Schumacher, in 3rd. The top 3 drivers were the same for the 2nd leg but the top 2 order was reversed, with Jones taking the win and Kerswell 2nd, a tie break needed to seperate the two with Kerswell taking the overall win and with it this years title. Local racer Jones came home in 2nd while Fallows, with a consistent run in both legs, rounded off the podium in 3rd.
Last weekend saw the 5th round of the 2007 BRCA EP Touring car National Championships for Modified and 27T held in West London under sunny conditions. In qualifying it was TQ for Yokomo racer Chris Grainger in the Mod class ahead of Xray driver Ben Cosgrove who would start 2nd, while in the 27T class the pole position belonged to Adrian Bidewell. In the modified class it was a win in the first final for pole man Grainger with Andy Moore in 2nd and Ben Cosgrove in 3rd while in the 2nd and deciding final the win went to Hot Bodies racer, and round 4 winner, Olly Jefferies in front of Cosgrove and Grainger, the 3rd spot being enough to give Grainger the overall win and an almost unbeatable lead in the championships, Cosgrove came home 2nd ahead of Jefferies in 3rd. In the 27T final it was an overall win for Yokomo driver, and pole man, Bidewell who came home ahead of 2nd placed Jon Winter with Matt Digby in 3rd.
The trickle of option parts for the Xray NT1 continues with the publication on their website of this graphite transponder bracket. Smart and functional design, this personal transponder mounting plate is made from premium-quality carbon fiber and it includes the necessary mounting hardware for easy attachment to NT1 radio plate.
RB Products have announced the return of their famous pit box, the perfect companion for mechanics to bring their stuff to the pits. The box provides a space for the RB Fuel Gun, fuel bottle, starter box and screw drivers and this 2007 version is a limited edition type with the RB logo cut out of the end plate. The whole thing is delivered unassembled in a handy hard wearing bag.
A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Novarossi GP attracts Drake and Truhe from Team Losi – Link [neo-buggy.net]
> New B-Brake system of SLD Racing – Link [buggy-sport.info]
> Atsushi Hara 2nd at Hot Rods Shootout with X-6 – Link [radiocontrolzone.com]
> Serpent TQ Euros. 960 best represented car in the Final – Link [serpent.com]
> New Tamiya Racing Factory website – Link [tamiya.com]
> Xray brothers have best result of the season, so far – Link [mirageracing.com]
Much More have announced the release of this Docking Station for use with the companys Silent Charger and Silent Charger Platinum, and can also be connected to other chargers using a connecter. The unit allows enables the ability to connect mulitple cables to charge various objects such as receiver packs, transmitters, glow plug connectors and basically everything that needs charging, or discharging, other than car packs. Available in August.
More news from Trinity, this time its the release of their new ‘Phatt’ cooling head that we showed you a ‘spy shot‘ from last week. Machined from billet aluminum, this large cooling head is suitable for the Drake Platinum, Picco and OS .21 racing engines and is used by Adam Drake and the rest of the Trinity Nitro Team. Due to its design and construction, the cooling head works more efficiently at lowering the engine temperature compared to standard heads.