Team Titan have released this 1/10th 200mm Blitz VDS Lola body shell. Creating lots of downforce, the front of the shell features 2 bubbles, close to the front axle line, that ensure the front of the body clears the shock towers present on most modern touring car chassis’. Made from 0.8mm thick high density polycarbonate, it is light and strong and comes supplied with decal sheet, wing and 4 piece side stiffener.
Seen as the warm up race for the World Championship held on the same track in November, this years running of the TITC in Thailand was very well attended by factory teams from around the World. Run on a tight smooth circuit under warm conditions, qualifying saw Xray racer Teemu Leino set down the fastest runs to take the top qualifier spot with 3 round wins in front of former World Champion Atsushi Hara in 2nd and current European Champion Ronald Volker in 3rd, both racing the Hot Bodies Cyclone. The finals were easy for Teemu, who could win the first 2 to claim the overall win with 1 final left to be run. With Teemu sitting out the 3rd run, this allowed Andy Moore to take the leg 3 win, which combined with his 2nd spot from leg 1 gave him 2nd overall in front of Ronald Volker in 3rd.
Korean company Much More have released this handy multi gauge for measuring the body shell dimensions on your electric powered touring car. Configured to IFMAR specifications, the tool allows you to measure roof height (115mm), wing overhang (10mm), body height from ground to tail (35mm), wing chord (40mm) and wing end plates (40mm x 20mm). Simple to use, it removes the need to use rulers and calipers to obtain the legal cut out of your body and ensures that the car you are testing with will also pass scrutiny when the time comes.
Team Orion racer Ryan Cavalieri has dominated the 9th running of the Dirt Nitro Challenge in Arizona winning both the buggy and truggy classes, but in qualifying it was Team Losi racer Adam Drake, using the new GRP motor that TQ’d in both classes. In the truggy final it was Ryan Lutz that took the early lead and looked like he would take the win, but a rear differential problem saw him drop out and this leaving James on his roof which meant he had to settle for 3rd. The buggy class final saw and early lead for the Drake who was followed by O’Donnell racer Jared Tebo, with Mike Truhe and Ryan Cavalieri catching. Two thirds of the way into the race Truhe had managed to gain a lead of 6 seconds from Cavalieri who was closing and with 1 minute to go he made the pass and was able take the win, by just over 1 tenth of a second in front of Truhe with Adam Drake taking 3rd.
Following the recent successful launch of the DB01 chassis buggy Durga, the designers at Tamiya are now preparing the 2nd release called Baldre, which is pronounced as “Baldur” as in the diety in Norse mythology. While the body parts set was previously introduced, Tamiya now officially announce the complete assembly kit. With fully-enclosed twin belt drivetrain and other innovations developed from the race-proven TRF501X, this buggy puts TRF racing features in the hands of everyday racers.
We briefly showed you this car in our Toy Fair coverage and now we can present to you full information about the new S18TC from LRP. The S18 Touring Car is an 1/18 scale mini touring car with super efficient shaft driven 4WD, spider differentials front and rear, oil filled threaded shock absorbers and CVDs on all corners. The car is available as a kit or in RTR form which includes the LRP A.I. Micro Reverse waterproof speedo, LRP Phaser Sport 27MHz AM receiver, micro battery stick pack, 220V charger, LRP A2-STX Sport transmitter incl. charge socket, full-size steering servo and high performance 380 size Micro motor
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Our partners Neo Buggy have some images of the prototype O’Donnell truggy as seen at this weekends Nitro Challenge race in Arizona. This particular car was used by Jared Tebo, who managed to qualify in 4th of the truggy A-main and more pictures of it can be found here.
This weekend saw race number 4 in the Israeli League 2008 for 1/8 scale, contested at the Hot-Wheels race club in North Israel. The weather was fantastic and traction was high and this allowed Yaniv Sivan to TQ for the 30 minute final. At the early part of the final there was a nice competition between Yaniv Sivan, Nir Sivan, Yaniv Levi and Golan Levi and up 4 minutes to the finish Yaniv Sivan and Nir Sivan had a close battle and could open a gap on the rest of the field. However Nir Sivan flamed out after the middle jump and this left Yaniv Sivan to win followed by Yaniv Levi in 2nd and in Golan Levi in 3rd.