December 28, 2006

R1GP Winter Attack Indoor Carpet Race Rd1

R1GP Winter Attack Indoor Carpet Race Rd1

Xray have a report on their site from the first round of the R1GP Winter Attack Indoor Carpet Race held in South Korea and organised by our site partners RC Forum. This race was held on a great carpet track in the Olympic Gymnastic Stadium in Seoul and saw 90 people attend which was also the debut race for the new Xray T2007 in Korea. After Xray dominating the proceedings it was a crash between the two leading Xray racers Mun Yong and Ryan Lee that allowed Jang-JiHyun driving a HB to take the win with Lee in 2nd and Xray racer Seo-Dongil in 3rd.

Read the full report here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


December 28, 2006

Outerwears Pre Filter

Outerwears Pre Filter

Outerwears have released this neat pre filter that stops the heavy crap that builds up on your airfilter before getting to the foam underneath, thus allowing the filter to do the job it was intended for. It says its designed to fit the stock air filter that comes on the RTR Losi 8ight but im sure it would work on others too.

Outerwears Pre-filters have been tested and proven to provide maximum performance from your hi-performance air filter longer. Pre-filters deflect dirt away from the air filter instead of packing up and slowing down air flow.

Source: RCCA [radiocontrolzone.com]


December 28, 2006

Jammin release new Pro .21 & .28 Engines

Jammin engines

Jammin have announced the release of 2 new pro engines, a .21 and a .28 motor. Both engines have been optimised for off road racing and both feature turbo plugs as well as a number of other performance enhancing improvements.

Tweaks to the materials, crank timing, and tolerances all played a part in getting the engine to the high performance edge that Jammin Jay requires. Both engines deliver excellent bottom end power with great top end run out.

Source: OFNA [ofna.com]


December 27, 2006

Xtreme Racing release MBX5R shock tower

Xtreme MBX5R Shock Tower

Xtreme Racing have released this 4mm thick carbon fibre rear shock tower for the Mugen MBX5R. With the abuse that these parts experience on the track it is important that they can stand up to the punishment and these ones look like they could. The shock tower is a direct replacement but also contains an extra row of shock mounting holes for further adjustment. Xtreme Racing have also released carbon shock towers for the MBX5T too.

Source: Xtreme Racing [xtremercracing.com]


December 26, 2006

Yatabe Arenas new drift track

Yatabe Arena drift track

The Yatabe Arena, one of Japans most famous and best racing facilities has today opened is new all weather drifting circuit. This is a great facility for an immensely popular class and we will hopefully see similar dedicated facilities pop up around the world as this class continues to grow. The first drifting event in this new facility will take place in February.

Source: Yatabe Arena [yatabearena.com]


December 26, 2006

Aigoins engine fetches $800 in auction

Yannick Aigoin's RB C6

Earlier this month we mentioned that website TWF8.ws was to auction the actual RB engine that Yannick Aigoin led and nearly won this years 1/8th buggy World Championship with, well that auction has now ended and the winning bid for this great engine was $800. The engine was kindly donated by Rody Roem of RB products for this sale so all this money will be  donated the UNICEF, a great gift in this season of giving.

Source: TWF8.ws [twf8.ws]


December 25, 2006

Stocker and Dankel win Rd2 of German Nationals

Stocker and Dankel

Xray have a report on their site about the second round of the German Indoor electric touring Nationals which took place in Erlangen on December 9th & 10th. This event marked the first time that the racing took place with 5 cells in accordance to the new EFRA regulations. The modified class was won by Alexander Stocker who finished ahead of Dominik Fleischmann in 2nd with Felix Bishoff in 3rd whilst in Stock the class was completely dominated by Xray taking all 8 final placings with Erik Dankel taking the win ahead Florian Bernklau in 2nd with Staudinger Christian rounding off the podium in 3rd.

You can read the full report here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]