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.
Helger Racing have the full report on the recent running of round 3 of the LRP Carpet Wars. The event played host to 3 touring car classes, Stock, 19t and modified and in Stock it was Elliot Boots all the way, who managed to take both the TQ spot as well as win the overall event. In 19T, Mark Stiles took the win after a close battle with TQ Nathan Parker, who eventually finished 2nd, whilst in Modified class Glenn Doman was unfortunate after taking the TQ spot and one final leg win but a 9th place in leg 1 meant that he couldnt do better than 3rd and so Keven Brunsden took the overall win ahead of Andy Childs.
Adam Drake has dominated on dirt once more, this time at the annual Midwest Nitro Champs held last weekend in Ohio at the CRCRC indoor facility. Having dominated in qualifying, ‘The Drake’ went an to win all 3 classes giving him yet another clean sweep. There was a lot of tough competition at the event but they were just pushed to one side as the Adam Drake steam roller continued.
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Diggity Designs have released official information on their new 3D12 and CD12 as well as some nice pictures. Last week we showed you the 3D12, so in the picture above you can see the prototype CD12 (the released car will be black metal and carbon), which allows the cells to be mounted sideways whilst the 3D12 allows for centrally mounted cells.
The new rear pivot is ultra light and easy to replace when/if broken. It uses a milled nylon 6/6 block and a TC4 shock bottom ballcup together with low profile hex ball. Both versions utilize the new ballcup pivot with CRC one-piece side links and rear spring design wich makes this the hottest pivot set-up available and only found here at Diggity Designs!
Check out the images of the cars here and the full information here.
Juraj Hudy has his new column, the fifth in this series, now online. He discusses the GP Carpet World Cup event that saw Xray debutant Teemu Leino take the overall win, but more interestingly his talks about the NT1 and its development. Whilst no giving away any details of the actual car, he says that it has been 3 years in development and has been start from scratch on 3 occasions. The NT1 will make its official debut at the Winternats in February.
Since the first debut of the NT1 will be made at the Winternationals in USA, our strategy was to fully utilize the benefit of our new private racing tracks and so we built the exact same layout of the track which will be at the Winternationals, letting us run and practice at the same track layout and work on the basic set-up.