February 10, 2007

2007 Snowbird Nationals – Update

Mike Dumas

Qualifying for the 2007 Snowbirds is now complete as is the bump up B-mains that sees the winner of the B-main take the final place in the A-mains. In Touring Pro Mod it was Mike Dumas that took the top qualifying spot driving for Team Losi finishing just ahead of Dutch driver Jilles Groskamp and Paul LeMieux in 3rd, both racing for Xray. Swedish driver Joel Myrberg, racing the Associated TC5 managed to bump up after a very tense fight in the B-main to take the number 10 spot in tomorrows A-main.

In Touring 19T Foam Travis Schreven took the pole away from Associated racer Juho Levanen with Pro Mod pole man Mike Dumas in 3rd for Team Losi. Chris Tosolini bumped up after a very close and fortunate run in the B-main to take the final starting position in tomorrows A-main. In 1/12th GTP modified it was German racer, and winner of last Decembers Swedish GP, Marc Fisher that took pole position from Mike Dumas, who once again shows his amazing consistency. Walter Henderson took the 3rd position and once more Chris Tosolini managed to bump up after another fortunate B-main in which he was knocked back into the field after a first lap incident.

To view the starting order for all A-mains click more… content

February 10, 2007

Nico Rodriguez TQ’s 2007 Montpellier GP

Nico Rodriguez TQ's Montpellier GP

Crono driver Nicolas Rodriguez has taken the top qualifying spot for the Montpellier GP, the opening off road race of the European season, in the south of France today. The Falcon powered driver managed to out qualify European Champion and Xray team driver Yannick Aigoin who in turn managed to keep Mugen racer Renaud Savoya behind him in third. The main race will take place tomorrow, Sunday, and we will bring you the results when we get them.

To see the qualifying top 10 go here… content

February 10, 2007

Zack Barry wins 1/18th Race of Champions

Zack Barry

In the warmup race for the 1/18th scale off road Race of Champions held at RC Madness in Enfield, Conneticut in the end of January, Zack Barry dominated the event driving an Xray M18. Zack had troubles in qualifying but managed to pull it together and take the pole in both classes and then went on to win in both classes too.

Zack entered in two different classes, running his Xray M18T in 4wd truck class , and his M18MT in the mini-monster class. In the first round of qualifying he had a rough time , not completing either race. In the second round ,he came back and set the TQ in both classes , and had the only 20 lap run of the entire event [in any class] with his M18T. Zack went on to take home the first place trophies in both classes.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

February 10, 2007

Australian National Offroad Champs – Saturday

Australian National Offroad Champs

Once again our partners Rubedude have an update from the Australian National Offroad Champs from Shepparton, Victoria. With all qualifying done and the lower finals complete and no major surprises have been reported with the fast guys from yesterday still quick today, despite the wind picking up.

Check out the full results and final placings from the event here.

Source: Rube Dude [rubeduderc.com]

February 10, 2007

2007 Snowbird Nationals – Qualifying

Snowbird Nationals

As everyone in RC already knows, the planets biggest RC race is taking place this week in Orlando Florida, the 13th Annual Snowbird Nationals. We have already covered some news from the event but until now haven’t covered the happenings at the track itself. Our site sponsors, The Border, are present at the track to support their team driver Jilles Groskamp, who is 2nd in Pro Mod qualifying after 3 rounds, before heading on to next weeks Winternats in Ft Myers and they have sent us some images.

In the image above you can see the new Serpent electric touring car, as driven in foam class by designer Rene Cornella, who while having troubles adapting to his first electric event is improving the cars set up, whilst Rafael Angula, who is running rubber, is just outside the top ten in both 19t and Stock. At the head of the field after 3 rounds it is Barry Baker driving for Xray that tops Pro Mod followed by Jilles and Paul LeMieux both also for Xray whilst in 19T it is LeMieux for Xray thats in front ahead of Japanese HB racer Atsushi Hara with Juho Levanen with the new Associated TC5 in 3rd.

Check out the results, and a lot more pictures here… content

February 9, 2007

Australian National Offroad Champs – Qualifying

Australian gas off road Nats

Our partner site RubeDude have a report from todays first rounds of qualfying for the Australian National Offroad Champs held in Shepparton, Victoria. After another scorching day at the track it is Matt Griffin who is heading the standings in the buggy class with only 1 round of qualifying left to do, with Ari Bakla in second with his TM M1B and not much further behind are Martin Wolhuter and Craig Laughton in 3rd and 4th driving a Hong Nor and Hot Bodies respectively. In the truggy class, Martin Wolhuter has a slender margin ahead of Justin Millan and Logan Bruecher whilst in the Stadium trucks Craig Laughton tops the leader board from Ron Maya and Zac Ryan.

Read the full report from todays, and also yesterdays, action here.

Source: Rube Dude [rubeduderc.com]

February 9, 2007

New M-Mod parts for Mugen MTX-4 and MRX-4

M-Mod parts MRX

MID in Germany, the Mugen Seiki importer for Europe, have released some new M-Mod parts for the Mugen MTX-4 and MRX-4. For the Mugen MTX-4 1/10th 200mm MID have produced a new backplate for the car as well as a middle shaft carrier, both pieces maching from high grade aluminium. For the MRX-4 and MRX-4R 1/8th scale circuit car they have the same parts available but of course made for the bigger car. All parts are grey anodised and sport the engraved M-Mod logo. In the near future expect to see similar parts available for different manufacturers cars under the ALL-Mod product line such as X-Mod for Xray, K-Mod for Kyosho, S-Mod for Serpent, C-Mod for Crono and U-Mod for universal parts.

Click more to see the other option parts… content

February 9, 2007

Back Torque Limiter from Straight

Back Torque Limiter from Straight

This miniature electronic gadget you see above, on its own and mounted to the top of a receiver in a 1/12th scale car, is a Back Torque Limiter. Made by Straight Ltd in Japan this rather smart piece of wizadry is essentially an adjustable braking device which not only helps your car brake smoother but also reduces damage to the motor as well. I dont know how it does all this and even if the site wasnt only in Japanese i probably wouldnt be able to figure it out anyway.

Source: Straight Ltd [cna.ne.jp/~straight] via Kimihiko Yano [kimihiko-yano.net]