Multiple Spanish National Champion Richi Gomez has been confirmed as the latest signing to the Italian Axe Rossi engine squad for 2007. Signing a 2 year deal, Richi was a suprise member of the team having just joined RB Products 4 months ago. Richi joins previous signing and fellow Spaniard Raul Daras who was confirmed last week with the 3rd signing expected to be Robert Batlle but we will have to wait for confirmation of this.
Olly Jeffries, who was forced to compete in 19T class after insufficient numbers in Modified, has taken TQ and won round 5 of the Carpet Thrashnals. Driving his Hot Bodies Cyclone, Olly struggled to get a balance in his car the whole event yet still managed to do well despite what turned out to be problems with his tyres.
I struggled with my set up for most of the day and my car never felt balanced, Russ looked very quick and put me under a lot of pressure, I had to adapt my driving style a little making sure I made no mistakes and hoping that others around me would make errors, this was the case and I was able to take FTD comfortably.
You can read the full report from this event here.
Buggy-Sport.info are reporting that CEN team driver Gene Hickerson has won both the buggy and truggy classes at last weekends, record attended (204 entrants), ROAR Florida State Series. In his first race drving the production version of the Matrix TR Arena, Gene also managed to TQ the truggy event before going on to take the win. In buggy he didnt have it all his own way with JR Mitch taking the pole but in the race Gene once again managed to get out front and take the win with his CEN Matrix FRE.
Chris Doughty has a report on his site on the successful shake down of his new ride, the Atomic Carbon S4 that we have shown you here previously. The race took place at the Kidderminster track and although only a regional race, the competition was tough and included a World Champion, a Worlds A finalist, a Euros A finalist and 2 of the best 3 racers in the National series.
Chris managed to put the car 4th on the grid behind Neil Cragg (TQ), Tom Yardy and Paul Bradby. Chris managed to get up to 3rd off the line, get into the lead mid-race then hold onto the lead to cross the line to take the win.
Axial Racing have released a comprehensive range of clutch bells that are suitable for many different applications. Made from hardened steel and coming with the bearings included they are vented for lighter weight and to cool the clutch, this also allows for less rotating mass and better efficiency of the clutch. They are available now, in all teeth numbers from 12T to 22T.
Xray have a report on their site from the second round of the the 2007 Israeli League that was held at the Ramat-eishay track in Israel. After qualifying 3rd Dan Price managed to fight to the top and take the win by 4.5 seconds ahead of Nir Sivan who finished 2nd with Yaniv Levi rounding out the podium.
At some point I overtook Yaniv only to be passed by him a few corners later in midair; he jumped and landed a few centimeters ahead of meâ€¦ one of the best moments of the day! After mid-race Yaniv developed brake problems so he backed off a bit which left me and Nir to fight for the lead.
The guys at Upgrade RC are continuing to look around their pit table and think of things to customize and have now come up with these rather cool looking skins to personalize the Upgrade RC pit mat. As with the other Upgrade RC / RCID Custom products we have covered, this pit mat skin is available in a number of designs and can be customized with brand logos and your name and i think it looks really cool.
Pro Line have extended their pre mounted range of off road buggy tires to include the very popular M2 Crime Fighter and M2 Bow Tie tires. Coming pre glued on yellow Velocity wheels, it ensures you have more time for tuning your car and spend less time doing tire prep. All tires come with Pro Line insert and are also available mounted on white Velocity wheels.