In Xrays efforts to create a super star team they have acquired the services of Danish racer Martin Christensen. European champion in the now almost dead 235mm class, Martin has also won multiple Danish national titles as well the Nordic Championships on 2 occasions and is definitely a quick racer.
When I arrived at the track and testing area, I was met with a familiarly noise – nitro engines! There was an indoor track with enough space to hold big indoor nitro races. Seeing all this reassured my decision to join Team XRAY. XRAY has what it takes to make world championship cars.
2006 ROAR Nationals TQ and Team Losi team driver, Travis ‘Peanut’ Amezcua, has signed for Novarossi engines for 2007. Travis had previously run with Sirio up until now and ran with his new Italian power plants at last weekends Losi Winter Champs finishing on the podium in both the buggy and truggy classes.
Last weekend saw the Team Losi Nitro Off road Winterchamps held at the Hurricane RC Club and until now, information has been annoyingly difficult to get hold off. The racing saw Adam Drake continue his winning streak taking the Factory Gas Truck class and the Truggy class but the main news from the event was that The Drake didnt win buggy, a slip up on the last lap saw Mike Truhe take the win.
The innaugural running of Team Losi’s new nitro nats saw some sticky weather, changing track conditions and lots of intense racing action. Team Losi was in force (of course), and the CEN crew made it to the show as well as other notables including Axial’s Paul Coleman, Associated racer JR Mitch, J Concepts hero Jason Ruona, and Kyosho’s Ryan Eckert.
You can see the top results from the main classes here… content
Former World Champion Yuichi Kanai, driving his Sirio powered Kyosho has won the first buggy race of the year in China held in Shenzhen. Racing with 90 other racers from across Asia, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia, Kanai could easily claim the pole position. In the final, Kanai could pull away, finishing 2 laps ahead of second placed racer Sam Poom, driving a Nanda NRB-3 with Nattom Soorapanthu rounding off the podium bringing it home in 3rd driving a Losi 8ight.
You can view the full results and more pictures here.
Spanish 1/8th scale buggy manufacturer Sidorf is to release a new engine range this year called the XR range. The first motor to be released will be the GP7T, which is a 7 port designed for serious pace off road. More information to follow.
Xray are reporting on their site that Martin Hudy, driving his Xray T2007 won the International Friendship race held at the beginning of January in Vienna, Austria. The race was attended by 55 drivers from Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary and the racing was split into 2 classes, stock and modified. Martin dominated the entire race, taking the race TQ, and then going on to take the win ahead of 2nd placed Vaclav Strupek also with and Xray and Markus Eder in 3rd.
Two days ago we showed this picture and asked if it was the new Associated and well what we know about the new RC8 pretty much ruled it out, like the fact that it uses C hubs and will come with a somewhat radical wing and body. So now there has been a lot of guessing concerning this picture, myself included, and it seems the front runner is that this is the new Crono and comparing it to a picture of the RS03 would seem to confirm that.
With the biggest indoor race in the world, The Snowbirds, only around the corner the organisers have released some of their findings with regards concerns that some stock motors come 10 degrees timed more or less than the factory 24 degrees they are supposed to be. Of the 40 motors tested, 20 new CS27s and 20 new Komodos, none had any major tweaking to the timing but there were some tiny differences due to tolerances. You can see the highly accurate gauge in the picture above that will be used to test all racers and anyone found with a heavily tweaked armature will be disqualified, so best check with tech control before the racing starts.
You can read their full report and see more images here.