Werks Racing have been in contact to tell us about the introduction of theirlatest addition to it’s “Team Line” of engines and it’s first entry in the ultra competitive 1/8th on-road racing market. The TL21R7 is designed from the ground up to offer the highest possible performance by utilizing a super stiff, light weight aluminum case with advanced internal porting and exhaust port design.
Hot Bodies driver Hayato Matsuzaki is the 2007 IFMAR 2WD Off Road World Champion. The Japanese driver won the crown on home soil from fellow B4 drivers Jared Tebo and Ryan Maifield after winning Legs 2 and 3 of the A Main. Having TQ’d the event, Matsuzaki got off to a poor start finishing only seventh in Leg 1 as Maifield took the win. Rising to the occassion the Japanese ace came back in style to win the next two legs to lift the World title. World Championship action continues in Japan with the 4WD World Champion set to be decided over the coming days. For full coverage and great pictures from the event vist our friends Oople.com who are in Japan thanks to the support of Team Associated/Reedy/LRP.
Continuing with its expansion of r/c batteries, Speedzone has announce yet another addition, the E-Power 4500, to it’s line of matched cells. Boasting 4500+ mAh at full charge, the E-Power Cell gives the r/c hobbyist and racer another battery option when it comes to capacity and performance. With this addition, Speedzone has now expanded it battery line to include Grepow, E-Power and Intellect, giving their customers a full array of batteries to choose from. Runtime and reliability of the E-Power Cell has been very good and, as with the Grepow Cell, has exceeded Speedzone’s own expectations. It has proven to be a consistent cell with minimal self-discharge. All E-Power matched Cells will be labeled with our standard matching information, including the cells release date, which was first introduced by Speedzone over 2 years ago, in 2005. Cells will be available through the Speedzone website.
Multiple ROAR Florida State Series Champion Gene Hickerson has added another title to his impressive off road racing CV by winning the 2007 Brazil 1:8 Buggy National Championships at Asa Branca Speedway in Fortaleza over the weekend. Starting from 2nd on the grid the CEN Racing team driver used his Matrix Buggy to good effect to win the title comfortably from Mugen pairing Kris Moore and Henrique Winik.
Steven Hayes won the Irish 1:10 Onroad National Championship in the best way possible over the weekend by taking his 3rd win of the season in the ORCA run series. Racing in the 6th round of the championship at the St. Annes Park track, the Xray/Nosram driver won the event after defending champion Chris Steele dropped out of the lead with engine trouble 3-minutes from the end of the 30-minute final. Serpent drivers Eoin Doran and Chris Lawlor completed the podium.
In 1:8 Clive Connolly headed home standings leader Darragh Fox for his third win of the season but the Serpent pairing will have to wait two weeks till the re-run of the 4th round, which was rained off, to decide who will be crowned 1:8 Champion. Mugen driver Austin Elliot was third.
Our friends Oople, who are over in the Japan, have produced this video showing a lap of the track where the 2007 1/10th Scale IFMAR World Championships are underway. Currently after four rounds of qualifying it is Japanese driver Masami Hirosaka that holds the TQ with one round of qualifying to run.
Robitronic have released their CUBE 2 electronic speed controllers which they claim is the newest revolution on the market. The CUBE 2 is more powerfully, more efficiency and optimized for any race classes. The CUBE 2 has the latest revision of Power FET’s with the lowest on resistance. The incredible power and speed is perfect for any touring car stock classes. An additional optimized 2wd offroad program provides super soft driving and starts. The CUBE 2 comes also with a built in Data Recorder which stores all important data. The optional PC interface and software is also compatible with the new CUBE. In 2 colors red and black available.
Model Rectifier Corporation are to release their new Academy GV2 Pro buggy this month. The car was displayed last weekend in Vineland NJ at the “Trinity East Coast Champs” and can been seen in these pictures posted on rctech.net. The buggy which arrived at the MRC headquarters just hours before the race was not raced due to its late arrival.
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