Last week we reported on the 1/10th scale results from the 3rd round of the South Germany regionals in Rosenheim, which saw Robert Pietsch take the win for Xray. Robert was also in action in the 1/8th scale class at the same event, and the Novarossi team driver, who has won the first 2 rounds, showed once again that he is in top form. After 4 rounds of qualification he placed his Shepherd Velox on pole position, 7 seconds faster than Mugen driver Armin Baier in 2nd with Kyosho team driver Andreas Hammerl in 3rd. The final took place under perfect weather conditions with Robert making the most of the clear track in front of him at the start and could pull out an advantage maintaining his position to the end, winning by 2 laps in front of his uncle Christoph Pietsch while 3rd place went to Andreas Hammerl, 2 laps further back.
A very brief update on the 2nd round of the Czech Nationals that was run last weekend by the RCACR. The race was won by Falcon powered Xray driver Lukas Zeman with his Xray team mate Petr Klatovsky in 2nd while 3rd place went to Jakub Musil racing for Mugen. Czech National Champion Martin Bayer had a difficult event finishing down the field in 9th.
Much More have announced the release of this simple tire balancer for 1/10th and 1/8th tires. Called the True Balance, it helps locate and fix unbalanced wheels and it will be made available in the usual Much More colours, Andy Moore purple, Marc Rheinard blue and black. Available for sale on the 6th of June.
We were sent a link about this car today and while i dont think it can be considered a competition car, it is so bizarre it deserves a mention. The concept of the Italian made Guya, is that those among us who cant decide between a 1/8th or 1/10th scale circuit car can purchase the Guya which will serve all your needs. Tired of racing 1/8th scale, loosen a few nuts, slide the chassis closed, screw in the wishbones, instant 200mm, prefer to race a 2wd or even an electric powered car, again no problem this car has it all. While the car features inboard suspension and a lay down engine, it is more of an engineering excercise than a viable product, and so we will give the maker credit for some new thinking, even if it is to find a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist.
We reported on Monday that Marc Rheinard had won the Invitational class at this years Reedy Race in California, but the event also played host to a very competitive 19T Spec and Open Modified classe too. In the 19T spec class it was local Tamiya driver Corey Lewis that took the race TQ and in the finals obtained a 3rd in the first final before going on to win the next two finals in convincing fashion, which gave Corey the overall victory ahead of TJ Bradley in 2nd and Juan Aveytia in 3rd.
In the Open Modified class it was Kyle Skidmore that took the top qualifying spot and went on to win the first leg of the A-main only for, non finisher in race 1, Ryan Cavalieri to come through and take the 2nd leg win ahead of Kyle. Ryan brought his quick pace through into the 3rd leg, taking a 2nd position which was enough to take the overall win for the new Team Associated TC5 with Skidmore finishing in 2nd and Rod Canare in 3rd.
Team Losi have today announced the release of some new Lipo cells for both receiver and transmitter, as well as new Lipo balance chargers. For 1/8th scale receivers, Losi have released a 7.4V 2000mAh 2 cell LiPo pack, while for transmitters, both are 11.1V 2500mAh 3 cell LiPo packs, but one is configured for use with the Sanwa / Airtronics M11 and MX-3 while the other pack works with the Z-1 and Helios transmitters. Losi also announced the release of a new LiPo Balance charger for 1-3 Cells and an Intelligent LiPo Balance charger for 1-5 cells.
A quick update on the 2nd round of the Hungarian 1/8th scale buggy Nationals that took place last weekend in Szolnok. The race was won by Ninja powered Mugen racer Pall Csaba while Kyosho racer Orsovai Dezso took 2nd place with the 3rd spot going to Szebelledi Laszlo racing a RB powered Xray XB8EC.
We wrote about some newly released products from German brand Orcan only last week, and now they have released 2 more products,exhaust systems to be exact. Manufactured by German company Mielke, the first exhaust system you see above is for .12 on road motors and has been designed to work best with Novarossi based engines, enhancing engine durability and performance. The second exhaust system is suitable for 3.5cc buggy motors and provides the same benefits as the smaller system with both exhausts featuring the Mielke SNAP technology and are both EFRA approved.
Click here to see the buggy exhaust system… content