So i was checking through my site statistics, as you do, and saw a few hits from a site in Russia. Cool i thought, someone showing my site some love so I decided to pay them a visit, see what people were clicking on etc. well who knew I’d find my new favourite site, well page :) These guys at RC Auto have a damn fine collection of hot females holding onto RC cars (and planes) and judging by the photos, drift events seem to be a great place to see the type of action shown above. I never did find the reference to my site…
Get on over to their site and check out the other fine ‘RC car images’ here.
Elliot Harper is again showing why he is one of the sports emerging talents by taking the win in Modified class in round 2 of the British Indoor Winter Series. Held at the Don Valley track, Elliot had problems in qualifying but got it together when it counted to take the win ahead of Sam Smith in 2nd and with Greg Hill finishing in 3rd.
I could see Sam was pushing hard to recover and with about one min. to go had reduced my lead to 1.2 secs. I continued to drive a faultless race and passed over the line still 1.2 secs. ahead of Sam taking the win. My final position was 1st in the modified A final.
You can read Elliot’s, as well as Ben Cosgrove’s, report from this event here.
Andy Griffith has TQ’d and won both the Modified and 19T classes at the 3rd round of the British 1/12th Nationals held last weekend in Teeside. What more can you say, no one else even had a chance.
The A final was a very closely run affair between Mick and Andy. Andy led for the whole 8 minutes but Mick was never more than 1 second behind, right up to the last 30 seconds, when a problem for Mick caused him to slow, and allowed Keith to nip past him down the straight on the last lap!
It seems ROAR are at it again with their unpopular decisions, this time contemplating a switch to 4 cells in touring car class for 2007. There is quite a vocal discussion on the RC Tech forums about this decision with the majority of racers pretty pissed about any move to 4 cell but especially annoyed that, being seen as not in touch with modern racing, ROAR are not fit to make decisions of this magnitude without consulting its members. ROAR seem to be loosing, or have already lost, any credibility amongst the racing masses with a lot of racers claiming to be only members because their track requires it for insurance reasons and not because they wish to race in their sanctioned events. The move is also seen by some as a way to block any move to reintroduce Lipo cells in an effort to support the NiMH cell importers who some believe have ROAR in their back pocket. I think BadBoy on rcracing.com sums it up best:
I say ROAR excomm get your head out of your ass and make your organization have value by building a race organization instead of a political good ole boys club wearing knee pads and getting tea bagged by the importers.
A decision on this matter will take place in next couple of weeks and we will keep you updated on what happens.
X-Factory have announced that they have signed US racer Frank Root to race their products. Already in his first race, the first round of the SRZ AZ State Championship, Frank who was driving the X-5 buggy set the fastest overall lap time of the day on his way to third position at the event.
Our partner site Neo-Buggy have the official word that French driver Jerome Aigoin, brother of European Champion Yannick, has signed for the Italian company Sirio to race its engines. Jerome, who left HaoBao for Kyosho recently, has left behind his partnership with Picco to join the ranks of Sirio elite like Bertin, Kanai and Reckward.
I like this new “Pro Tee” from Trinity, it has a damn cool spray paint design on the front and, an always Ã¼ber cool, strangely placed logo on the rear. It was also very considerate of Trinity to put arms on the Pro Tee now that we are already deep into the cold and depressing winter months. Made from oh-so-soft cotton, this top is available now for $29.99.
Last weekend saw former European Champion Massimo ‘Max’ Fantini win the ‘Trofeo dei Campioni’ race held at the Mini Autodromo RME Cassino, Italy. The event was attended by 130 racers in 2 classes and in 1/8th scale saw Serpent driver Fantini win in a lights to flag battle ahead of Kyosho racer Danielle Ielasi, Mimmo Calce finished in 3rd. In 1/10th scale it was Raiola Carmine that took the win ahead of Spiniello Mario in 2nd with Sicorello Angelo rounding off the podium in 3rd
Check out the full report (in Italian), results and photos here.