It seems Novarossi were sick of having to use either Serpent’s or Picco’s INS box on their engines so they decided to copy make their own version. Available in Novarossi blue, it sure stands out from the current crop of INS box’s with its funky colour and I’m sure it does what its meant to, but at the end of the day its just yet another copy of the original version Serpent spent so much money and effort initially researching.
Serpent have a report on their site on Kyle Branson, the Serpent Driver Development programs youngest driver. The 13 year old seems to have had a busy and successful season traveling the world and racing.
His first venture onto foreign asphalt was the Dutch 1:10 GP at Heemstede as preparation for the European Championships. This preparartion would stand to Kyle as he successfully defended his European Junior crown in the difficult wet conditions. From there it was on to Australia no less for the 2006 IFMAR 1:10 World Championships in Brisbane.
As you know Keisuke Fukuda, driving a Ninja powered Mugen, won the recent 1/8th scale Japanese Nationals held at the Hokusei circuit in Japan. We’ve all seen the pictures, the results and reports, now watch the videos.
Those of you who have been following Red RC will notice a distinct lack of fifth scale cars on this site. Now its not that i think only lesser skilled humans race them or something, because we know a certain Mr. Collari is a big fan, but i just never understood the attraction, the sound is all wrong and the speed isn’t all that. So today, as it is a sloooow news day, i am posting images of the Contrast Neo Mark 2, the latest and greatest in lawn mower fifth scale racing technology.
Jokes aside, this thing does looks pretty sweet and sports some nice looking features from the Spanish company Contrast, so if your into the bigger things in life, check out the full picture set here.
This weekend sees the 27th running of one of the RC worlds most famous and long running races, the US Indoor Champs. Held in Cleveland every Thanksgiving weekend, this years event sees over 500 racers literally take over the Holiday Inn in Independance, Ohio for a hectic weekend of racing. As in previous years, this 2006 event has attracted the whos who of US electric racing as well as some internationals stars too (view heat listing here). Red RC will post end of day summaries throughout the weekend, but if you want to follow it lap by lap you can check out LiveRC.com (click Cleveland US indoor championships) when the event begins.
You can also view the event webcam here and up to date images here and hopefully here.
Simon Reeves, driving a Team Losi XXX4 buggy, has totally dominated round 1 of the Stotfold Winter Series, held last weekend. Having TQ’d the event Simon went on to win all 3 of his finals to take the round win and the lead in the championship.
Qualifying was dominated by Simon Reeves with his Peak powered XX4. Taking all 5 rounds of qualifying In an impressive fashion Simon was the only driver to make 13 laps. Second on the grid was Alec Springer who had been pushed all-day by the chasing pack of James Evans and Richard Ralph.