June 27, 2007

Josue Artiles wins 1/10th Spanish Nats Rd3

Josue Artiles wins 1/10th Spanish Nats Rd3

The 3rd round of the 1/10th 200mm Spanish Nationals was held last weekend at the Madrid track, host of this years European Championships. Qualifying saw Serpent SDD driver Oscar Cabezas take the pole position for the race but at the start of the final he was pushed out causing him to drop 2 laps to have his car repaired. Back on the track and Oscar could work his way back through the field up to 2nd spot just a lap behind eventual winner Josue Artiles, racing for Mugen, while Xray driver Iñaki Pahissa Lopez finished in 3rd.

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June 27, 2007

Andersen wins Norwegian Nats Rd3

Andersen wins Norwegian National Cup Rd3

Xray have a report from the recently held 3rd round of the Norwegian National Cup that was run on a track some 900m above sea level, in the beautiful mountain side in Valdres. Qualifying saw the Xray NT1 trio of Helge Johannessen, Georg Ellingsen and Frank Andersen claim the first 3 spots for the final, with Johannessen setting a new track record on his way to pole position. In the final the top 3 pulled away in their starting order with Johannessen leading until the 15 minute mark when he hit a stopped car, taking him out of the race. This left the fighting pair of Ellingsen and Andersen to battle it out for the lead with Andersen eventually taking the win followed by Ellingsen in 2nd with Anders Theodorsen in 3rd

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


June 27, 2007

Upgrade RC new skins

Upgrade RC new skins

The creativity never stops at Upgrade RC and today they have announced the release of some new skins to help customise your race gear even further. Newly available is a skin for the Exergen temp gun, lots of new pro wing skins and finally they have released a skin for the OFNA mini starter box. All skins are customisable with your sponsors logos and you choice of colours.

Source: Upgrade RC [upgrade-rc.com]


June 26, 2007

Daily News Round-up

Red RC - Daily Round-up

A summary of other news pieces from around the internet today in our Red RC Round-up:
> Jon Howells wins RRCi 1/8th off road series Rd3 – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]
> Trinity obtain the exclusive distribution for EP batteries in N. America – Link [teamtrinity.com]
> Mirage have a report from the RRCi 1/8th off road series Rd3 – Link [mirageracing.com]
> 2008 Snowbirds announced a change of venue – Link [rc411.com]
> Stuart Band reports on the Eden Park Regional race – Link [mirageracing.com]
> Chris Heath reports on the 5th round of the BRCA 1/8th Nats – Link [cmldistribution.co.uk]


June 26, 2007

ROAR Nitro Buggy Nationals on LiveRC

ROAR Nitro Buggy Nationals on LiveRC

The guys from Live RC asked us to tell you about their free live coverage from this weekends ROAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy Nationals, which is held at the St. Louis Dirt Burners track in Missouri.

This year’s U.S. ROAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy Nationals will have one of the largest turnouts for this class in ROAR history. The buggy and truck nationals have been separated this year, and there are currently nearly 300 entries for the 1/8th Scale Buggy class. With this year being the qualifier for the upcoming IFMAR World Championships, which will be held in the USA, all of the top names from around the country are in attendance.

All of the action with live scoring, live audio, and live video will be broadcasted on LiveRC.com. The audio will be streamed live, free of charge to all viewers courtesy of ROAR. Video will be streamed free of charge to all viewers courtesy of Pro-Line Racing.

Check out the Live RC coverage on their site here.


June 26, 2007

Kyosho X312T released mid July

Kyosho X312T released mid July

The first fruits of the Team Orion and Kyosho tie-up are soon to be made available when the Kyosho X312T .12 motor goes on sale in Europe on the 10th of July. This engine isn’t simply a rebadged version of the Team Orion CRF Wasp but instead features a revised piston which has been coated with Nikasil, a nickel silicon carbide coating used to reduce friction in moving aluminum alloys, while the carburettor features a different barrel and modified main needle which all adds up to an engine that is easy to tune, very stable and has lots of torque. Also released at the same time is the Kyosho V-One RRR Evo and X312T combo pack which will make a great package for those racers considering racing in the Kyosho World Cup, as we have heard a rumour that the use of the X312T is to be made mandatory for this event.


June 26, 2007

Top End Nitro Challenge – Videos

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We briefly wrote about the Top End Nitro Challenge that was run last weekend at at the OCR Raceway, and which allowed OCM racer Ian Haley to take home $3000 in prize money for winning the overall event. Well now thanks to our Aussie pals Rube Dude, we have some videos from that event in which we see Haley on his big cash run with the first part in the player above while the 2nd part can be seen below.

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June 26, 2007

HPI Racing Pit Glove

HPI Racing Pit Glove

HPI Racing in Japan will begin next month shipping this rather neat looking pit glove, which is perfect for working on your gas powered car while the engine and exhaust system is still hot. The gloves, which come in black and sport an orange HPI Racing badge, are a comfortable and tight fit, heatproof to a high temperature and the tips of the fingers provide plenty of grip to allow you to work on your car without restriction.

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