oOple have a report from last weekends Schumacher Indoor Off Road Masters, held at the indoor track in Worksop. The track was laid out the previous evening and was wider than the usual layout, with plenty of well thought out features to tax the drivers skills. The 4wd class saw the win go to the TQ man Richard Lowe, driving the JConcepts BJ4 WE, while in 2wd the victory went to European Champion Neil Cragg who had qualified 2nd behind Team oOple driver Stuart Wood.
A quick post to remind everyone who wants to attend the 1/10th 200mm Worlds Warm up in Portugal, that the entries are now open for the March 17th – 23rd event. This promises to be a great race on a very flowing track, close to the centre of Lisbon and will be attended by some very quick drivers making it a nice event to attend, even if you wont be competing at the Worlds in August.
Go here to see the warm up schedule, and here to enter.
Calandra Racing Concepts have annouced the released of the GenX10, the latest car to be released in the come back Pro10 class. The GenX10 is the result of continuous refinement and product development at CRC and has it roots from CRC’s previous 10th scale on-road racer the Pantoura, but this latest kit has undergone a revolutionary ground up redesign to produce a well-balanced, lightweight and adjustable Tenth scale racer. The GenX10 features CRC’s new Pro-Strut molded front end and new X-pod rear end as well as bottom loading battery tray that fits any battery style, as well as adjustable track width and wheel base.
French company RB Products, better known for their engines, will release their own range of on road foam tires under the Speedline brand. Available pre glued and trued they seem to be currently only available for 1/8th and 1/10th scale gas cars, but beyond that little else is known. We will bring you more information after RB make the official announcement.
New from French company BTech RC are these lightweight titanium shafts for the Xray NT1 1/10th scale 200mm chassis. Available as replacements for both the 2-speed gearbox and middle pulley shafts, the new material helps reduce not only overall weight but also rotating mass. A neat feature is that the end of the shaft, where the clip goes, has been machined with a slightly smaller diameter to prevent the bearing sticking when removing the shaft.
Following on from the announcement by GRP that they would stop producing engines for the Mugen owned Ninja brand, comes the first pictures of the new OS made Ninja motors. According to our site partners Neo Buggy, “the engine, OEM manufactured by OS engines for Ninja, is loosely based on their V-Spec with some custom features: the crankcase is from the OS 28XZ engine and does not feature the distinctive OS ‘black’ coating, the sleeve port design is a bit different from the V-Spec, head design, the crankshaft appears to have the same ‘DLC’ coating as the OS Speed V-spec but without counterweights. All in all a mix up of a few OS engines and Ninja branding.”
Team Associated are reporting that the 2008 FSEARA Championship series and newly acquired Team AE driver Paul Wynn have gotten off to a fantastic start. Last weekend PnP Hobbies hosted the first race of the FSEARA Championship, the first series in the country to adopt brushless motors and Li-Po batteries for all classes. Paul made the most of it by winning 4 out of the 6 rounds in the modified class (Reedy Race format) with his LRP/Reedy powered TC5 to take the overall win.
Following on from the success of their new range of brushless motors, Speed Passion have announced the release of the latest motor, the ultra sportsman brushless stock motor. A 17.5 turn “Stock” motor, the ultra sportsman meets ROAR requirements, and along with the 13.5T motor has an improved bottom power band which allows you to run better gear ratio for more top speed and longer run time. Also new from Speed Passion is the release of a high power active capacitor for the company’s GT ESC that has been specially designed for racing. This new capacitor improves braking, punch and bottom end power as well as helping provide better response in racing conditions while reducing temperatures.