One of our readers alerted us to the forum thread on rctech.net that shows that some confusion seems to have surrounded the hosting of the 2007 1/8th scale IFMAR World Championships. Originally allocated to Argentina, a member of the South African event hosting committee posted on the forum back in September telling people that the TRAP facility in South Africa had been granted the event after original hosts Argentina had fallen through.
As both countries fall under FAMAR (South America, Africa) they claimed that they had been given verbal confirmation of the hosting change and even with no written confirmation from IFMAR they went ahead promoting the event and placed notification on their website. This notification was retracted last week and an statement issued after the situation was cleared up by IFMAR and it was reconfirmed that Argentina, as normal, would host the 2007 blue ribboned event.
You can read the forum thread here, and check out the very nice TRAP facility here.
Our blogging comrads over at RCWorld.ch have given us the heads up on this mid motor conversion kit for the Tamiya TA05. Made by Japanese firm Team Crest, the conversion setÂ provides all the bits necessary toÂ mid mount your transmission andÂ motor, whichÂ in turn creates space for a rear mounted saddle pack.
Team Orion is reporting on their site that team driver Magnus Vassmar (old picture) has won the Swedish Indoor 1/12th scale Championships. This very talented youngster has now won back to back indoor titles in 1/12th scale as well as 1/10th.
Magnus Vassmar conquered the competition in the 1/12 Modified class at the 2006 Swedish Championships. Utilizing the latest voltage enhanced V-Max Plus RDS IB4200 WC cells, Magnus became double consecutive Swedish Indoor Champion in 1/12 and 1/10 classes.
EFRA (European governing body) have released their list of A list drivers for 1/10th IC Track for 2007. This list basically shows who is not allowed to compete at the first ‘B’ licensed European Championships for 1/10th scale taking place in Roeselare, Belgium next year. This ‘B’ championship was added to the calendar due to the huge popularity of the class and the fact that previous European Championships have been oversubscribed. The ‘A’ Europeans for 1/10th scale are held in Madrid, Spain in 2007.
It appears that the US Open Fuel Sedan Championships, being held at the Kissimmee track in Florida at the start of November, will be quite the competitive race. With a lot of top names in the entry list already and high traction guaranteed thanks to new sealer having been laid down on the track recently, we are assured of some quality action.
Top drivers already entered include:
– Josh Cyrul
– Chris Tosolini
– Joel Johnson
– Scotty Gray
– Michael Salven
– Paolo Morganti
The well connected team over at Neo-Buggy.net have this event totally covered so best leave it to them to explain how it panned out:
The 1/8 Buggy class was the most competitive and largest class with almost 90 entries. Gary Guest took home TQ honours by posting the fastest overall time of the event and then when on to take the win, piloting his Jammin X1-CR FTE across the line first.
1. TQ Gary Guest â€“ Jammin / Picco
2. Marcus Anzivino â€“ Kyosho / Nova Rossi
3. Rick McCrery – Jammin / Picco
The FVRC (French Federation) have presented the 2006 Electric off road champions with their winners trophy’s. In the 2wd modified class it was Arnaud Collet who took home the title, in 4wd modified class Vincent Heligoin won and finally in the truck class it was Alain Canova who emerged victorious at the end of the season.
Round by round results and final overall championship standings can be found on the site of the FVRC, here.
Xray are carrying a report on their site from their team driver Jon Hazlewood that outlines in detail his super busy and successful 2006 off road race season. Its a good read that outlines the ups and downs of a top RC racer.
The world’s was a good event for me. I managed to qualify into the semi’s. I won my side and made it into the main final. | was very happy to achieve this. Unfortunately my motor eat half the track and stopped working, ending my final. I was still very pleased with the result. Making the main at a Worlds is so hard.