CML Distribution have a report on their site updating us on the progress of the Team Associated TC5 prototype. This belt drive touring car has been doing the rounds for a while now and it all seems to be paying off with Juho Levanen and Craig Drescher taking 3rd and 4th respectively in last weekends TC Carpet World Cup.
In the early practice run on Thursday and Friday both Associated cars were quickly dialed in to the fast but technical track at the CRF facility, using Novak brushless power Craigâ€™s car looked punchy with good straight line speed, still in its development stage the new car delighted Craig and caused a great deal on interest in the pit area.
You British racer Ali Graham has dominated the stock class at round 2 of the CML Carpet Masters held last weekend. Driving the TOP Scythe Ali dominated all his qualifiers, setting the fastest times in all 3 to eventually TQ by 3 seconds and then went on to win both his finals to take the overall class win.
You can view pictures of Ali’s Scythe here… content
Hot shot US Racer Tyler Vik has in a surprise move, joined Kyosho and left Mugen. Tyler has raced for Mugen and O’Donnell for a number of years. He is one of the hottest prospects to come from So Cal in the last few years, at only 15 years old he has a good while to realize his potential.
Hong Kong based company, and maker of lots of cool aluminium parts, TopCad have released this great looking motor heat sink with cooling fan to suit all 540 type motors. Shown above in light blue it can also be purchased in blue, black, gold, gun metal, red, purple & silver and is also available in a different configuration with top mounted fan. With motor temperatures up at the level they are at now, this type of cooling system is vital to prevent damage to your motor.
You can view the heat sink page here and all the products from TopCad here.
Trinity are offering the actual cells and motor from Mike Blackstock’s car that turned the fastest lap during the entire US Indoor Champs week. The current bid is at $100 and the auction ends on the 6th of December so if you want them, you better get your bid in soon. The motors and cells also come with the new Trinity long sleeve tee that we featured a while back.
That’s right, you can have Mike Blackstocks motor and battery that he turned the fastest lap the whole week at the US Indoor Championships in Cleveland. Mike used a Trinity N40 motor and in the last round of 4 cell modified qualifying ran a fastest lap of 10.5 which was .2’s of a second faster than any other lap turned at the race.
ModellismoRC.net are claiming the scoop on the first pictures of the new RTR from HoBao. This car as you can see is not actually ready to run, what with it having no engine, exhaust or radio gear but of course the final sale versions will have everything included. This particular car will be raced by Joseph Quagraine in the truggy class at this months Neo Invitational race.
Teemu Leino, in his first race for Xray has won the 2006 GP Batteries sponsored Touring Car Carpet World Cup held at the CRF Power Raceway in Switzerland. Having taken 4 wins, a second position and a non finish the Finnish racer was unstoppable and could take the win, albeit on dropped scores, from current World and European Champion Andy Moore driving for Hot Bodies. Next up in the 3rd and 4th were the Team Associated Prototypes of Juho Levanen and Craig Drescher, showing the potential of this new car before its release.
After the race the top 10 finishers fought the title of the Lord of Touring and this race was won by Andy Moore who drove superbly but wasnt challenged by the event winner Leino whose car was still tweaked after his non finish in the last round of racing.
At this weekends TC Carpet World Cup, German firm Robitronic have one of their new 190mm touring car protoypes present at the races. Named the Avid, this belt drive car belongs to Swiss Robitronic driver Mischa Kroos who was up at the sharp end of the Open Class at this event. The car looks nice with some nice lines and this particular car sports an aluminium C-Hub system but i dont know if thats a proto part, optional or standard feature.