We briefly reported on the 3rd round of the French 1/12th Nationals a while back but our partners RC Infos now have the full report from that event on their site. Although the report is only in French, there are lots of images to look at, which is great for all you 1/12th fans out there.
Much More have released 2 versions of their new odorless tyre conditioner called Blue Sap and Red Sap that has been specifically designed to provide the best grip for rubber tires on carpet tracks. The blue sap provides more grip than the red sap and both can be applied using the supplied brush, just apply a few minutes before the race and wipe off the excess.
As suggested yesterday, Spanish racer Robert Batlle has been confirmed as the 3rd member of the International Axe Rossi team for the 2007 season, lining up alongside Richi Gomez and Raul Daras to make a very strong off road team.
Our good friends at the RC Pro Series have asked us to remind you all that the 2007 RC Pro Florida Nitro Off-road Series begins on the first weekend May at DC R/C Park and runs for 3 rounds culminating in a Finals event in October. The entry is limited to 150 for the rounds, 200 for the Finals, so it is best to get your entry in now if you want to ensure that you get a place.
You can download the flyer of the event here (PDF).
Xray racer Guy Thornton has won the penultimate round of the British Indoor Winter Series held last weekend at the Don Valley Stadium. Benefitting from a crash between pole man and race leader Ben Cosgrove, who was running 5 cell in preperation for the upcoming BRCA National season, and a back marker, Guy didnt have to be invited twice and took the lead. Despite huge pressure from Hot Bodies racer Elliot Harper, who was recovering from the same collision that took Ben out, Guy held on to take the win.
You can read a full report on the race action here.
Multiple Spanish National Champion Richi Gomez has been confirmed as the latest signing to the Italian Axe Rossi engine squad for 2007. Signing a 2 year deal, Richi was a suprise member of the team having just joined RB Products 4 months ago. Richi joins previous signing and fellow Spaniard Raul Daras who was confirmed last week with the 3rd signing expected to be Robert Batlle but we will have to wait for confirmation of this.
Olly Jeffries, who was forced to compete in 19T class after insufficient numbers in Modified, has taken TQ and won round 5 of the Carpet Thrashnals. Driving his Hot Bodies Cyclone, Olly struggled to get a balance in his car the whole event yet still managed to do well despite what turned out to be problems with his tyres.
I struggled with my set up for most of the day and my car never felt balanced, Russ looked very quick and put me under a lot of pressure, I had to adapt my driving style a little making sure I made no mistakes and hoping that others around me would make errors, this was the case and I was able to take FTD comfortably.
You can read the full report from this event here.
Buggy-Sport.info are reporting that CEN team driver Gene Hickerson has won both the buggy and truggy classes at last weekends, record attended (204 entrants), ROAR Florida State Series. In his first race drving the production version of the Matrix TR Arena, Gene also managed to TQ the truggy event before going on to take the win. In buggy he didnt have it all his own way with JR Mitch taking the pole but in the race Gene once again managed to get out front and take the win with his CEN Matrix FRE.