A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Dirk Wischnewski wins last mid German Championship round – Link [teamxray.com]
> 2LB Racing have a picture review of the Predator X11 – Link [2lb-racing.com]
> Elliott Harper reports on BRCA Mod Nats Rd6 – Link [mirageracing.com]
> JP Racing reports on the 200mm Euros from Spain – Link [jpracing.com]
> Ninja Engine Tooling System Kit – Link [mugenseiki.com]
While the 19T guys were getting wet in Stafford, the Modified and 27T Stock racers were getting wet at their National, as the 6th round of the BRCA Championships took place at the Barham track in the south east of the country. In qualifying there was only one dry round and in this round it was Yokomo racer Chris Grainger that took the TQ ahead of Hot Bodies driver Olly Jefferies in 2nd. In the first leg of the finals it was Jefferies that got the jump on Grainger at the start and went on the win with Chris in 2nd and young HB driver Elliot Harper bringing it home in 3rd. In the 2nd final it was Grainger that got the good start and when Jefferies fell down the order he could could pull out half a lap to take the win from Corally driver Glen Doman in 2nd with Elliot once again in 3rd. Chris Grainger took the overall round win, and with it clinched the 2007 Modified National title, Doman ended up 2nd on the day with Harper in 3rd.
In the 27T Stock class it was Adrian Bidewell that took the TQ from Glen Westwood in 2nd and Lee Price in 3rd, while in the finals Glen could take both final leg wins for the overall victory with Rob West coming home in 2nd and Bidwell in 3rd.
The 6th and penultimate round of the 2007 BRCA 19T Touring car Nationals took place at the weekend under wet conditions at the Stafford track in the mid West of England. In the slippy qualifying it was newly crowned champion Chris Kerwell, driving for Corally, that claimed the TQ spot ahead of Jonathan Dronfield in 2nd for Schumacher with Corally driver Steve Lissamore in 3rd. In the first leg of the A-main it was a tight battle at the front with Dronfield being gifted the lead after a mistake for Christopher Delves allowed him into the lead. Kerswell caught up to the Mi3 driver but couldnt get passed and so Dronfield took the leg 1 win. In the 2nd leg there was more action with Kerswell and Dronfield both falling down the order in seperate incidents and both having to recover. Christopher Delves took the leg win ahead of Xray driver Adam Hughes in 2nd with a recovering Dronfield back up into 3rd, which was enough to secure the overall win from Kerswell in 2nd and Delves in 3rd.
Much More have added yet more batteries to their current range, with the release of these MXV Zapped competition cells. Sold in packs of 6, these 4500MAh NiMh cells provide long running times and lots of power and are currently being used by Atsushi Hara at this weeks large KMRCA event in Korea.
Mugen Seiki in Japan have announced the release of this large blue carrying bag for hauling your gear to the track. We wrote briefly about it back in June, but only now have Mugen provided some more information on it. This large blue bag sports the Mugen logo screen printed on the outside and inside is 4 corrugated plastic drawers mounted within a frame. The internal size of the bag is 530mm x 315mm and the drawers are wipe able and resistant to high temperatures and moisture.
We wrote about this differential maintenance kit from Hot Bodies back in June when it was first announced in Japan but we’ll mention it again because it is now on sale in Europe. This kit, which helps improve the life of your diff and eliminate any potential breakages, has a thicker 2.6mm differential screw along with a new longer heavy duty nut as well as new bigger thrust plates and balls.
Mirage Racing have started to promote these new multi ring touring car foam tires from Italian tire maker GRP. The Multi ring technology, essentially 5 rings of different tire compound on the one wheel, allows you to run a softer grade tyre for better forward traction while the structure allows for less lateral movement so you can run a bigger diameter tyre without suffering from traction roll and therefore having the advantage of longer runs with less wear. The foam comes pre mounted on these new wheels which are made with a special plastic material with a reinforced yet flexible structure to allow maximum strength and performance at any temperature and track.
Xray have released these new height-adjustable body posts for their T2 and NT1 chassis’. For serious racers who focus on small details, body height plays a very important role in the performance of the car and to accommodate this ultra-fine body height tuning was developed by the Xray R&D team. The body posts are a direct replacement for the standard versions, while the body holders themselves have the elevated mounting. +1mm and +2mm, which makes body height adjustment very easy. The new body-height adjustable body posts are available separately in a pair of front and rear, allowing for independent front and rear body height adjustments.