Neo Buggy are reporting that 2004 ROAR National 1/8th scale off road Champion has signed to race for Spanish manufacturer Sidorf. Jason was in Spain last week testing the car and to sign a 2 year deal to race and promote the Sidorf brand in the USA, where it is still a relative unknown.
Peak Racing have released their new PowerFlo voltage enhanced Intellect (IB) cells, the same type of cells that won last years World 1/12th title in the hands of David Spashett. Continual updates to the PowerFlo voltage enhancement process, and increased discharge rates during testing ito 35 amps, to more realistically portray actual racing conditions, have made these cells some of the best you can get.
Team versions contain the cream-of-the-crop cell with maximum run time and voltage with low internal resistance. HV (high voltage) versions feature lower run times, but are perfect for stock, 19-turn, and spec class racing due to their very high voltage coupled with minimum internal resistance.
Our friends at the RC Pro Series have asked us to announce this upcoming promotional slot on Race Talk Live to promote the Homestead Miami Fuel Challenge.
Doug McNeely from Serpent USA will be the guest on the RC Pro segment of Race Talk Live Wednesday night at 8:40pm eastern time. Doug and Carlton will discuss the upcoming Homestead Miami Fuel Challenge. Call in questions are welcome and encouraged. Use the buddy name RCRadio2006 for AOL and on Yahoo Messenger. Send emails to the crew at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the TRD Hobbies Hot Line (1-877-899-RACE ). Listen live on Wednesday night www.racetalklive.com
Doug McNeely works in Serpent USA and is also heavily involved in team matters and Carlton Eppes runs the RC Pro Series so if you have any questions please send them in, it should be an interesting discussion.
Murnan Modified Motors have released their latest beast, the hand modified Team Orion Wasp 12 CRF. Famous for hand tuning motors, Uriah Murnan has gotten his hands on this already very quick motor and did some great work to it. The engine now has more torque, more power, and much crisper throttle response, while maintaining very good fuel consumption. The crankshaft has also been lightened and reshaped to maximize power and efficiency.
You can view more pictures of the engine here… content
Even though Andy Griffiths had been crowned British Champion in 1/12th scale at the previous round of the Nationals back in December he still continues to push hard for the win, this time at the 5th round in Plymouth. Whilst in 19T he wasnt so fortunate, suffering a number of crashes during the final, in Modified class he once again lead the field home after starting from 2nd on the grid. With pole man Matt White, missing the starting grid and being forced to start from the pitlane Andy could take the lead from the start and easily win with his brushless motor driven car ahead of Keith Robertson who finished 2nd.
RB Products are reporting on the recent Japan Off-Road Car Cup that was held on the demanding and dusty Saitama circuit. Top drivers were present including Yuichi Kanai, Kenji Osaka as well as last years Japanese Nationals top qualifier Kazuya Tanaka. After qualifying it was current Japanese National champion Kenji Osaka who took the TQ ahead of Tanaka but in the race Tanaka was able to run away with the race amazingly only having to stop twice for fuel in the 30 minute race.
Upgrade RC have announced the upcoming release of their new multi coloured pit mats. The same as their really great, long lasting, black pit mats, the guys at Upgrade RC weren’t content with just their new pit mat decal but had to make the mats themselves available in different colours and so now you’ve got blue, orange, yellow and grey. Available soon.
Xray have posted a piece on their site confirming that top Team Xray racer Jilles Groskamp will race the NT1 along with his electric duties. His first race will be at the Winternats at the start of February and this statement was probably issued to remove any doubt over what gas cars he will race having done several important races for Serpent last year.
…and additionally will join the team to support and run the new XRAY NT1 in nitro touring car races. Jilles will debut the NT1, together with the rest of Team XRAY, at the upcoming US Winternationals in Florida.