June 18, 2007

Stefan Petrich wins Rd3 Truggy.nl Cup

Stefan Petrich wins Rd3 Truggy.nl Cup

Last Sunday saw the 3rd round of the Dutch Truggy.nl Cup held on the Mach One circuit in Helmond and saw 39 racers in attendance. After qualifying it was local racer Paul Geelen who emerged as the top-qualifier and he was joined by 2nd direct qualifier Stefan Petrich while the numbers 3 to 22 were placed in semi finals to determine the next 8 starting spots in the main final. In the main final it was a close battle for the top position and in the end of the 24 minute final the top racers, Stefan Petrich from Germany and local racer Mark van Waayenburg finished within seconds of each other with Stefan taking the win from Mark in 2nd with 3rd position falling to Paco Raap.

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June 18, 2007

Eagle Racing Mini-RC bag

Eagle Racing Mini-RC bag

Japanese company Eagle Racing have announced the release of this handy carry case called the Mini-RC Bag. Designed to hold Kyosho Mini Z cars and associated parts, as well as similar sized cars, this bag comes with 3 internal drawers made from hard wearing cardboard, while the outside of the bag is made from black durable canvas material and features screen printed logos.

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June 18, 2007

Clive Connolly wins latest round of Irish Nats

Clive Connolly wins latest round of Irish Nats

Serpent are reporting on the latest round of the Irish National Championship, held at the St.Annes track on Sunday, where Clive Connolly led home a Serpent clean sweep of the podium in 1/8th scale. Having TQ’d for the event, the reigning Champion controlled the race from the front to win ahead of young charger Sean Doyle in 2nd and Championship leader Darragh Fox in 3rd. The win, Connolly’s first of the season, moves him up to joint second in the standings with Doyle while Fox sits at the top of the standings on 295 points.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]


June 17, 2007

Venom range of batteries

Venom Racing range of batteries

Venom Group have been in touch to inform us about their new range of batteries, suitable for many different applications. First up we have the massive capacity 5000MAh 7.2v stick pack which is built using the latest Quad Welding technology for superior strength and optimum power and comes pre-fitted with a standard Tamiya type connector. Next up is Venoms new line of 2 Cell LiPO Rx Battery Packs that are 33% lighter than most conventional NiMH packs and are a perfect replacement for flat and hump packs in most installations. Also available are some high capacity 1600MAh receiver packs in conventional flat and hump packs and finally, Venom also announced that all their SC battery packs will soon be available with Traxxas new High Current Connector for use with their Velineon Brushless Power System.

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June 17, 2007

Maarten van Lierop wins Rd3 of Dutch 200mm Nationals

Maarten van Lierop wins Rd3 of Dutch 200mm Nationals

This weekend saw the rain affected 3rd round of the Dutch National Championship for 1/10th 200mm take place at the small technical Gouda track in the center of the country. The first rounds of qualifying saw a wet track for all the racers but this cleared up and allowed some quick times to be set, the quickest of which being set by round 1 winner Jilles Groskamp with his Xray NT1. Just before the semi finals were to be run it started to rain once more which made conditions very tricky, but this started to dry up and by the time the final came around the track was partly dry but still pretty slick in some areas, despite this almost everyone started with a dry setup. In the final it was Jilles that could master the conditions best and built a clear lead up until 8 minuted before the end, when his engine stalled, handing the lead to round 2 winner Maarten van Lierop who went on to take the win from Richard Keur in 2nd and current National Champion Remy Moller in 3rd.

In the supporting classes, there was a win the in the Nomac class for Serpent racer Pedro Rombouts with Daan Stuiver close behind in 2nd and Rene Lijnzaat in 3rd.

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June 17, 2007

Elliot Boots wins Kyosho Masters

Elliot Boots wins Kyosho Masters

British racer Elliot Boots has beaten all in the Elite Buggy class to win the 2007 Kyosho Masters in France this weekend. The young driver lined up 2nd on the grid, with only current World Champion Mark Pavidis ahead of him after a very quick semi run, but in the 45 minute race, after Pavidis ran into some trouble, it was left to Boots to take over at the front and win the race by 2 laps ahead of Karl Jackson with French racer St├ęphane Deroch in 3rd. In the Truggy class it was Mark Pavidis that took win ahead of Portugese racer Miguel Matias in a very tight battle that saw the pairing seperated by less than 2 seconds at the end of the 20 minute race, Yuichi Kanai came home in 3rd.

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June 17, 2007

RCID Custom Factory Logo Kits

RCID Custom Factory Logo Kits

New from Upgrade RC, through their RCID Custom brand, comes these great new customised Factory logo decal kits. Available in two different versions, the first type allows you to have all your sponsors logos in black outline and printed on the flourescent background colour of your choice, while with the 2nd logo kit you can choose your sponsors logos in whatever fill and outline colour you wish. Available now.

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June 17, 2007

2007 Kyosho Masters – More Videos

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In addition to the videos we showed you yesterday RC Mag have been busy making more great videos, this time from the qualifying runs of Yuichi Kanai, Daniel Reckward and Tony Cazin. The runs are all from buggy qualifying and can be watched in the embedded player above with the other videos below.

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