Italian company DiMonaco Racing products has released a whole new range of shock oils for use in all off road model cars. Made from certified silicone oil of the finest quality, this shock oil comes available in a wide range of viscosities from 100 – 900 cst, and DiMonaco also offer differential oil of the same quality too, available in thicknesses ranging from 1000 to 100,000cst.
Xray have a report on their site about the recent Russian National electric touring car race that was held last weekend in Vladimir, not far from Moscow. In the Modified class Zuykov Denis dominated the event by taking TQ spot and the overall win, finishing ahead of team mate Lopukhin Artem whilst in stock class it was Smirnov Alex that took the win ahead of Drenâ€™kov Evgeniy.
Team XRAY dominated the qualifications up to the last final and as a result, best lap, TQ and win in TC10 were set by Team XRAY which was represented in the A final by Zuykov Denis, Artem Lopukhin, Bogdanov Vladimir. Itâ€™s also important to know that 11 year old Vladimir won the Junior Championship.
The 2007 Florida Winternats is in the bag and it has produced some very exciting racing, none more so than the A-mains which were packed with talented racers and the best machinery. In the 1/10th scale A-main, the class with the most big names and most varied manufacturers, Paolo Morganti could easily convert his pole position into a much deserved win. The Serpent 720 racer could pull away from his pole position starting spot to win the race 6 laps ahead of 2nd placed racer, Chris Tosolini, driving for Kyosho. The final podium step went to Ralph Burch driving the Xray NT1, who finished only 3 seconds down on 2nd place Tosolini. Danny Horta and Martin Hudy had a close race for 4th with the Serpent driver getting the position by 1 seconds from the Xray racer after 45 minutes racing. It was worth mentioning that Jilles Groskamp managed to win every final from the H-main to the B-main, only to be disqualified after his car failed scrutiny stopping him from bumping up into the A-main.
In the 1/8th scale class it was Chris Tosolini, driving a Kyosho Evolva, that took the win, moving up 1 place from his grid spot to power his way to a 1 lap advantage in the end over 2nd place Rick V, who driving a Mugen MRX4-R had managed to bump up from the B-main after a difficult qualifying. An interesting thing to note was that while everyone else in the final had changed their tyres mid race Chris had left it until the 43rd minute of the race to change his tyres and ensure he was over the weight limit when his car went into race scrutiny. The final step of the podium went to Kyosho racer and pole position sitter Josh Cyrul who ran into some problems and had dropped back to 3rd spot finishing 8 laps clear of 4th placed finisher, Italys Marco Vanni driving a Mugen. Morganti and Salven were out early and this left Scotty Gray to uphold honours for Serpent but he then tangled with last years winner Mike Swauger and Kyoshos Joel Johnson causing damage to all 3 cars and effectively ending their races.
Red RC and The-Border wish to thank the race organisers and fellow racers for making this years event another action packed, well run and enjoyable event.
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We have been contacted by the organisers of this years EFRA European B Championships for 1/8th scale to tell us about the warm up race that will be held on this beautiful track on the 10th – 11th of March. This warm up race is open to all competitors not just those who will take part in the actual championship race at the end of May and will be run as a rehersal for the big event. If you are planning to race the European B Championships, this is the perfect opportunity to get some practice in on the track before the event itself, and if your not taking part this would be a great chance to race on this challenging 300m long track.
To find out more information you can go to the official Championship site here.
Our site sponsor The Border – Online RC Supermaket are not only great supporters of this site but have been very busy providing us with the photos from the Snowbirds and the Winternats that you see on our site. And now they want to show their support even more by providing you, our readers, with these unique special offers for February.
For the month of February, if you buy any Team Losi product or if you buy any K-Factory products for the Team Losi Mini-T you will receive 15% off which is quite a big saving for all Team Losi racers out there. To obtain this discount simply enter this code (redrcdeal003) in the coupon space at the bottom of the shopping cart page and your total will be updated to reflect the savings. View the Team Losi section here.
If you purchase the top of the line hand tuned Sirio 21 BK Evo II STI Kanai with Inline pipe set #S21200120, you will get now get the pipe set completely free. The normal price of this combo is EUR 429 but enter this code (redrcdeal001) in the coupon space at the bottom of the shopping cart page and you will get the combo for EUR 357, thats a saving of EUR 72. Visit the product page here.
The second offer is a great one for 1/8th scale on road racers. If you purchase any 1/8th scale on road body shells from The Border and enter this code (redrcdeal002) in the coupon space at the bottom of the shopping cart page you will receive 10% off the product price. You can view the 1/8th scale body page here.
So on Friday we saw the lower mains being run for all classes up until the C-mains which will be the first races run on Saturday, weather permitting. In 1/8th scale there was plenty of action in the lower finals as always and the big winner of the day was Vince Tate who won his D-main and will progress into Saturdays C-main, with a nice win over Nigel Sim and Renato Dias. Tire wear came up today as well, thanks to the rain which had changed the characteristics of the track, and it caught a lot of people out when making their tire choices. The big story of the day however was in the 1/10th 200mm class were the unfortunate Jilles Groskamp, who we told you was disqualified for being under weight after setting the 3rd fastest time in qualifying, managed to move up from his H-main position to win 5 finals in a row (completing over 500 laps) and will take his position in Saturdays C-main. And incredible drive and he is lucky to make it to the Friday evening where he can now get his Xray NT1 rebuilt for his attack on tomorrows main finals.
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During the Nurnberg toy fair a few weeks back we showed you some pictures of Kyoshos all new 2wd competition buggy, the Ultima RB5. We didnt have any more information on the car other than what we could see and the little bits that we had read, so now that Kyosho have released the complete details of this completely new car we have decided to post all the information right here for you reading and viewing pleasure.
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Mugen have released loads of new products, specifically for their 1/10th 200mm MTX4, off road 1/8th scale MBX5 and MBX5-T as well as this nice ride height gauge above for all their on road cars. For the MTX4, they have released an adjustable rear anti roll bar as well as a new rear upper camber link mount with a number of mounting holes to allow you to adjust the cars roll center. Whilst for the Mugen off road guys there is a new teflon coated servo saver tower as well as new wheels in white and yellow to fit Proline rubber, new rear spoiler and 3 new complete sets of shock springs in blue grey and white.
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