Hop up parts maker Edit continue to add to their range of merchandising which already includes a fleece jacket and a polo shirt with the addition of this fleece Pit towel. The pit towel is 1250mm long so you’ll have plenty of room to lay out your rallycross buggy, truggy, or touring car and have plenty of room at each end for tools, music player and phone. At 740mm deep, you’ll have space for a power strip, power supply, multiple chargers, light, food and drink.
Hot Bodies have announced that they are shipping these new 2nd version touring car dish wheels. Made in 24mm width, as per normal wheels for this class, these latest versions feature increased wall thickness, substantially improved rigidity and better overall strength making them more suitable for high grip surfaces. Also release for the Cyclone touring car, as well as the D4 buggy, are new anti roll-bar centering collars which are sold in packs of 4, with grub screws, and come in 3 different colours – purple, blue and black.
CS Electronic have been in touch to tell us about their newly released line of synthetic ball bearing oils for different applications. In order of left to right, the first 25ml bottle contains a very thin oil for high performance general purpose ball bearings, the middle bottle contains oil suitable for use with bearings in motors and works well under high temperatures, in fact it becomes more fluid when heated. Finally on the right, this oil works best under high pressure, reducing friction where applied, even under the heaviest pressure. All oils are available now.
Last weekend, the ultra high speed Rucphen track played host to the 2nd round of the Dutch EP National Championship which saw over 70 racers in attendance, split between stock 19T class with 23 racers and the modified class with 48 racers. In the modified class it was round 1 winner, and Euro warmup podium finisher, Bart Wubben that claimed the TQ spot and overall victory with his Xray T2’007 with Hugo van den Berg in 2nd for Hot Bodies, while Patrick Jongenelis ended the day in 3rd with his Xray. In the stock 19T class, it was a good day for current National class champion Jan van Steeg, who placed his TOP Scythe on pole position and took the overall win ahead of Xray racer Tjitte Miedema in 2nd and HB racer Jan Mekenkamp in 3rd.
CEN Racing have contacted us to let us know that top Venezuelan racer Daniel Ferreira has joined their team. Daniel has established himself as one of the fastest drivers in South America with 3rd in the Venezuelan Championships for 4 consecutive years (2003-2006) and 2nd place in the 2007 South American Championship. Receiving the Matrix C-1 Factory Race Edition the night before the race, and with only 1 hour of practice, Daniel still managed to finish in 3rd position in his first big race representing CEN Racing in South America.
Xray have updated their site with a large number of new optionals and tuning parts for their 200mm racer, the NT1. Far too many to write about individually, we have copied in some images of the main parts and we have put a link to the whole lot at the bottom of the page. New parts include a machined LCG chassis, lighter transmission parts, new CVDs and Multi diff, rear anti-roll bars, spur gears, pinion gears, new clutch parts and lots more.
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Last weekend saw the 3rd round of the BRCA 1/8th off road championship held at Holbeach which was a one off in that it is a two day event and is run to the EFRA christmas tree finals system. Unfortunately the terrible weather that was forecast arrived and so the qualifying sessions were cut from 5 rounds to 3 and were run in very wet conditions.
Round 1 saw HoBao returnee Dave Bailey take the win followed by Nats round 1 winner Neil Cragg and HoBao new boy David Crompton, thes guys were followed by Graham Alsop and Paul Bradby completing a CML/RB engine lock out of the top 5.
Round 2 saw Neil stretch the legs of the Associated RC8 and take the round quite comfortably from Jon Hazelwood and David Crompton. In round 3 the track was shortened slighty to remove the dirt corner that had become dangerous for the marshalls. In this round Neil obliterated the opposition and raced to a time that nobody could get within a second a lap of, Paul Bradby took second in round but 7 seconds behind the rampant RC8 and the next driver was Adrian Svensson who was 10 seconds adrift.This left the top 5 with Neil Cragg, Jon Hazelwood, David Crompton, Dave Bailey and Paul Bradby.
The weather had not improved the following morning and with half the pitting area under water the decision was taken to cancel the finals and take the results from qualifying.
Back in March we were sent a link to a review of the TCS, Thermal Cooling System, which we showed you back in October of last year when it was first announced. We didnt write about the review at the time because we dont normally cover product write ups and as it was in French we decided it had limited appeal. Now it appears that the review has been translated into English and makes for some interesting reading, especially if you suffer from overheating motors as it appears that the system works very well, so be sure to check it out.