November 22, 2006

Contrast Neo Mark 2

Contrast Neo Mark 2

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.

Source: Rev Up []

November 22, 2006

This weekend the RC World descends on Cleveland

2006 US Indoor Champs

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 (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.

November 22, 2006

2006 French Champions Cup

2006 French Champions Cup

Last weekend saw the 2006 French Champions Cup run on a large indoor carpet track in Neuville-De-Poitou. The 4wd event was won by top qualifier, 2006 French National Champion, Vincent Héligoin with Jean-François Cavé in 2nd and Carl Maignien back in third, whilst in 2wd it was Olivier Demontfumat who took the win ahead of Jérôme Pouré and National Champion Arnaud Collet in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Petit RC were at the event and have lots of images that you can view here and here.

Source: Petit RC []

November 22, 2006

Simon Reeves wins Rd1 Stotfold Winter Series

Simon Reeves

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.

You can read the full report here.

Source: Helger Racing []

November 21, 2006

Ivan Laptev dominates the Russian Outdoor Championships

LRP Russia

LRP are reporting on their site on the success of their products in Russia and particularly the 2006 Russian Outdoor Championships that was won by 3 time National Champion Ivan Laptev. Ivan, using with a brushless LRP motor, has captured his third consecutive outdoor title on the back of having just taken the Indoor National title as well.

As in most other world-wide countries the racers in Russia are free to choose between a brushless or brushed power source. For sure, Ivan trusted in the LRP Brushless Technology and did not give any chance to his opponents. In a total domination, Ivan won all qualification runs, all three A-mains and also set the fastest lap time!

You can read the full report, with results, here.

Source: LRP []

November 21, 2006

Lamberto Collari wins the 2006 Trofeo Novarossi

Trofeo Novarossi

OK, i know this race took place over 3 weeks ago but it was an important race and the event report only just showed up on the Novarossi website. The Trofeo Novarossi is an annual event and a celebration of all things Novarossi and even all the factory staff are bused to the event to join in on the festivities. This year it took place at the Gubbio track in Italy and as it turned out Novarossi’s returning prodigal son Lamberto Collari won the event ahead of Euro B champion Andrea Cristiani and Worlds finalist Walter Salemi in third position.

You can view all the results and more pictures from the event here.

Source: Novarossi []

November 21, 2006

Adam Drake takes RC Pro Series truck and buggy titles

Adam Drake

More RC Pro Series news, this time its the turn of the off road guys or in this case, guy, as top international racer Adam Drake took the title in both the Buggy and Truck classes. In the 1/8th buggy class, he edged out Futaba Nitro Challenge winner Taylor James and Chad Bradley to the title whilst in 1/10th truck Adam beat Kyle Skidmore and Cody King to the series title.

You can view the final 1/8th buggy standings here and 1/10th truck here.

Image: Neo-Buggy []