Japanese RC parts maker Team Trion have announced the release of these 2 high powered straight pre assembled 6-cell battery packs. Both feature the World Champion Intellect VR-1 cells and there is the option of buying them in either 3800MAh or 4200MAh and all are sold complete with cables and connector.
Top Racing, makers of the Scythe 190mm EP touring car, have released a number of new general and specific parts starting off with the release of this car stand. Coming in a number of different anodised colours, it works as a maintenance stand, as well as a tool stand and shock maintenance stand. Also released by Top are 2 new large (4′ x 2.5′) super soft pit towels, in black or red, and both feature the Top Racing logo embroidered in the corner. Finally are some diff. protect seals which provide maximum anti-dust protection to most electric touring differentials.
The fifth round of the Irish National On-road Championship took place over the weekend at the fast St. Annes track where defending champions Clive Connolly and Chris Steele each took victory. In 1:8th scale it was Connolly that dominated with his Serpent 960 taking the TQ before going on to win the half hour A Final comfortably over Mugen driver Austin Elliot in 2nd while young charger Sean Doyle completed the podium with his Serpent in 3rd. The win is Connolly’s second straight win of the season and sees him close the gap on championship leader Darragh Fox who retired on the opening lap.
Making a return to the championship having missed the previous round, defending 1:10 200mm Champion Chris Steele used his Kyosho to good effect to claim his first win of the season ahead of the Xray of Steven Hayes who currently leads the standings with 2 wins to his credit while Serpent driver John Haugh completed the podium in 3rd. Top Qualifier in the 1:10th class Mark Gilliland, and the winner of the season opener, was forced to retire his NT1 with engine problems while in a podium position. Two more races are left to run in the Irish Championship with both titles still wide open.
The 8th round of the BRCA 1/8th scale National Championship was held last weekend on the Mendip track in the West of England. In qualifying it was Serpent driver Mark Green that claimed the TQ spot for the final ahead of Pete Hastings in 2nd and Tim Wood in 3rd. In the Final it was Mark that led from start to finish but behind him it was a close battle for 2nd place with every driver having a shot at a podium. After a little tangle down the grid on the 1st lap, Andy North and round 7 winner Neil Diver had to spend the race recovering and fighting their way back through the field. Richard Hicklin, Pete Hastings, Gareth Bell and Chris Heath were very closely matched over the first 10 mins until Hicklin had engine trouble which dropped him down the order followed by Hastings who was suffering with belt issues. Mugen racer Andy North had the misfortune to run out of fuel on numerous occasions which also ruined his chanced. At the 30 minutes, it was Mark Green with the win by over 3 laps ahead of Gareth Bell, who claimed the 2nd spot after Diver ran out of fuel near the end, this also promoted Christopher Heath up into 3rd.
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Last weekend saw the first round of the German National Championship for 1/8th scale buggies held at the Schietschmieter track in Bistensee. The event attracted the cream of the German off road scene and in qualifying it was Daniel Reckward that claimed the top qualifier spot ahead of Patrick Feschtschenko in 2nd and Andreas Bartels in 3rd. The Semi finals over and it was Sönke Matz that would start the final from pole position with Andreas Bartels starting from 2nd and Reckward from 3rd. With the race underway it was Bartels who was the first retirement before 10 minutes with pole man Matz retiring from the race after 20 minutes with differential problems. Reckward also had troubles with his engine which dropped him out of contention which all allowed Phillip Guschl to take the win ahead of Patrick Feschtschenko in 2nd and Dario Vita rounding out the podium in 3rd.
Dutch manufacturer Corally have released some new items today, the first being this 3.2mm turnbuckle wrench shown above which does exactly what its meant to do and is suitable for the new turnbuckles we showed you back in July. The other item from Corally are these RDX Phi coupler clamp aluminium spacers that are available in two different thickness (0.5mm and 1mm) and which allow finer roll-centre tuning.
More 5000MAh batteries coming on the market, this time from Robitronic who have produced this very red looking 7.4V pack. The same size as a sub-c battery pack means it can be used in a touring car and a lot of EP buggies. Weighing in at 265grams, this battery is supplied with power cables as well as a power plug and a balancer port.
Last weekend saw the Korean Electric touring car Nationals run at the tight and twisty GF Raceway track and the event attracted some International drivers who joined the large amount of locals to battle for the National title. In the Modified class qualifying, it was former World Champion and Hot Bodies racer Atsushi Hara from Japan that took the top qualifying spot ahead of Serpent S400 pairing of Nam Sangjoon and Dutch racer Niels Koenekoop in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the race it was again Hara that proved his top billing by easily taking the event win ahead of Koenekoop in 2nd, who managed to leap frog his team mate Nam who finished in 3rd giving the new S400 its first International podium result.
Full results to follow.
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