Yesterday we reported on the TORC series from Bedworth, in which we noted that the F2 class had been taken by Elliot Harper. Well the overall TORC series championship went to Ian Whittingham who, driving a Grainger special edition Yokomo, took the title for a second year running.
He was already uncatchable after the Stafford round in August, with three rounds still to go. Ian finished the season with another strong performance taking TQ and overall second place at the Bedworth meeting.
CEN have announced the release of their all new Matrix TR Arena. This truggy that recently TQ’d and won the 2006 R/C Car Action Monster Madness event as well as a recent round of the Florida State series whilst still being developed really shows a lot of promise. This car, that has been designed and driven by ‘3 USA National Champions Gene Hickerson, Andrew Smolnick, and Jason Ashton’, features a number of nice features including a very distintive composite chassis brace for extra rigidity. Its available in the standard ‘Pro’ Version and the tricked out Factory race edition (shown above).
Because my Danish is worse than non existent, i can’t quite tell you what the guys over at RaceRC.dk are writing about. But what i can tell you is that they have some more close up pictures of Jonas KÃ¦rup’s Corally RDX prototype chassis. We showed you pictures of the proto RDX from the Team Orion speed weekend that some enthusiastic snappers managed to get, but these show more detail.
You can view the photos from of the RDX prototype here.
UK based online shop, Nitro Models Ltd, have a nice set of high resolution images of the new innovative Team Magic M1 1/8th scale off road buggy. We reported on this car when it was shown in iHobby but these are the first set of studio images that we have seen.
You can check out the full high resolution gallery here.
At the recent iHobby Expo in Chicago, the boys over at 4wdrc.com made the next instalment in their ongoing podcast series. This time the podcast contains an interesting interview with top US off roader, and Horizon Hobbies employee, Adam Drake. If you have 12 minutes of your life to spare, you can have a listen and get an insight into Adam himself as well as the new products released at the event by Horizon, including the new 1/36th scale Micro-T that we covered previously.
I wanted to report on this earlier but decided i should leave it for a quieter day. Well that day has come. This video is a TV advertisement from the guys at the RC Pro Series over in the US. It will be shown on Regional TV and it promotes the upcoming Nitro Off Road finals that are being held at the Rockford Metro Arena in Illinois on November 6th – 12th (altough the video says 9th to 11th?).
The TV ads start on October 23rd on WIFR 23 on the Morning Show, during the Letterman Show and during According to Jim. WIFR will be doing a Monster Truck giveaway from Losi as well as tickets to the event. Myself and one of the Team Losi guys will be on the Morning Show monday November 6th to talk about the event and show off some cars.
This is one well promoted event as they also have a radio advertising campaign in place, leading up to event.
Spanish off road accessory company, Ultimate Racing, have just released their new team wear line up to compliment their extensive product range. The team wear is black, features their logo on the front and consists of mens t-shirt (seen above), team cap and ladies top.
Once again its Mirage Racing with race reports from their team drivers regarding the recently run 2nd round of the 1/12th Nationals. 12th scale seems to be growing in popularity again and this indoor event saw a full entry.
Andy and Mick were out front, both setting lap times that predicted quicker runs than the previous FTD until disaster struck for Andy – he suffered a chunked tyre following an accident late on in the race. Mick also had to pull out with electrical problems, making it a double blow!
You can read their reports and those of all the Mirage racers here.