Last weekend saw the RC Pro Series come to Miami Speedway for the International Fuel Challenge, held on the same weekend as the IRL race on the full size oval track. Racing on a temporary circuit, with huge tire wear, the competitors raced to a triple A-main format to determine the race winner. In the 1/10th scale sedan class it was top electric racer Paul LeMieux that claimed the pole position and then proceeded to win all of the 10 minute long triple A-main finals to take a dominant win for Xray. Barry Baker backed up the Xray NT1s performance by taking 2nd with Ralph Burch coming home in 3rd complete a total podium lock out for the Slovakian manufacturer.
In the 1/8th scale class it was a battle between Chris Tosolini and Joe Sumasky who swapped 1st and 2nds, but the 2 wins of Tosolini meant the Kyosho racer came out on top despite a more consistent run by Sumasky with Franco Ragusa rounding off the podium, finishing in 3rd.
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Our friends in Slovenia have asked us to mention their upcoming 2007 National Championship for Off-road that starts at the beginning of May. The championship will cater for 1/8th buggy, truggy and 1/5th, 1/6th buggy with the first race being held at a track near the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. The series will consist of 4 rounds with the 1st round taking place on the 6th of May in Ljubljana, the 2nd round on the 3rd of June in Jesenice, the 3rd round in Maribor on the 30th of September and the 4th and final round will take place at an, as yet, undecided venue on the 28th of October. We will be bringing you results from each of these National rounds as we get them.
RC Racing in Slovenia seems to be growing strongly on a National level, and is also being recognised on an international level as this year Slovenia will host the European B Championships for 1/8th gas in Tolmin on the 25th – 27th of May.
More interviews, this time from our Aussie pals Rube Dude who delve deep in to the mind of one of Australias top racers, Martin Wolhuter. Born in South Africa and began racing in the US we reported recently on the Aussie residents great run at last weekends Western Australian Championships where he finished 3rd in the buggy class and dominated the truggy class for Hong Nor.
Its just over a week since we reported about the 2007 Cactus Classic, that was dominated by the Ryans, well here is some videos from that event for all those who enjoy to watch the action instead of just read about it. The first video above is from the 4wd Mod A2 final while the other below are from the 2wd Mod and Truck Mod.
Continuing their Racer in the Spotlight series, Serpent have interviewed factory drivers and the first brothers of Japanese racing, the Sahashi’s. These guys are seriously quick and according to their interview the youngest of the 2, Tadahiko, has been driven by the urge to beat his older brother Yuya anytime they go to the track and it has worked as Tadahiko has won the Japanese National championships for 1/10th 200mm and also TQ’d last years 1/8th scale Nationals. As always the interviews makes for some interesting reading so check it out.
RCP Products whose tools we covered a while back have released this rather smart tool set with aluminium tool case. The set contains 9 of the most popular tools, which sport that distinctive and rather attractive spiral handle. The case is also available seperately and were pretty sure that it would suit other manufacturers tools too.
Medial Pro are running a rather unique and, lucrative for the winner, competition in which they invite entrants to design the next new tyre in their tyre range. Medial Pro have all the details on their site and the winning entry will first of all receive one racing seasonâ€™s worth of Medial Pro tyres (100 pairs of tyres glued on rims!) and the winning tyre design will be named after the winner!
CML Distribution in the UK have introduced this Universal Starter Box by Fastrax, called the AllStart. Its your typical starter box and is compatible with in-line or side-mounted, 1/10th and 1/8th, on or off-road cars. The starter box itself can be easily adjusted to accomodate your choice of car and the whole starting system is powered by dual 550 motors, whilst the box itself can accept two 6 cell stick packs or one 12v gel cell.