We received notification that the organisers of this summers 1/8th Off road EFRA GP in Norway, have opened the event for entries. The event will take place on the 18th – 19th of August this year and will be run by the Grenland Modellbilklubb on their track in Skien, 2 hours south of Oslo. It should be a good event and has already, even at this early stage, attracted over 35 entrants with some top names among those.
Check out their website here for more information.
Just in case you didnt have enough specialised tools in your tool box, along comes MIP with this Tire Scuffer. What it does is roughen up the edges of your rubber tires enabling the glue to bond better with the wheel and therefore preventing seperation in this area when you least want it. Yours for $20, available now.
Last week we wrote about Greek Serpent driver John Sotiropoulos and the fact that he got his 1/8th scale National title defense off to a good start with a win in the 1st round of the Nationals. Well John was at it again but this time its the first round of the 1/10th 200mm Nationals that took place again at the Arena track and as well as setting the fastest lap of the event, Sotiropoulos brought his Serpent 720 home to a commanding win with Spyros Piknis in 2nd and Dimitris Petroglou in 3rd.
Just when you thought you couldnt have any more products released from Much More today, along comes the updated CTX Cell Master, Platinum edition. A brand new state-of-the-art charger with improved hardware and featuring revised software, the Cell Master is the perfect battery management unit for Charging and discharging all Ni-MH & NiCD.
More trays from Much More, this time its to hold 4 x AAA cells in place while you either charge or discharge them, similar to this. They come in both blue (above) and black and come with a power connector, perfect for those Mini Z racers who like to take it seriously and look good doing it.
Much More have brought out some more products to further your already stuffed and colour co-ordinated work bench. These rather cool machined aluminum parts trays are great for holding your car when its in very small pieces and as with all Much More stuff its comes in black, Rheinard blue and Moore purple, although not driver editions. And when not at the track you can eat your TV dinners out of them.
Last weekend, at the buggy track in Purmerand in the Netherlands, saw the running of a fun race to find out which country is the best between neighbours Germany and Holland based on the best 24 Dutch and the best 24 German positions, totalling the points together. In qualifying Markus Feldmann could take the TQ spot but didnt fair so well in his semi final, only finishing 5th. A few changes to his car and he was able to quickly work his way up to front of the final to take the lead on lap 2 where he could push away and take the race win followed home by Oliver Simon in 2nd and Marcell Guske in 3rd. Despite Germany have 8 drivers in the final, the event was won by the Dutch, on points.
Current European 1:8 B Champion Andrea Cristiani has won the ‘Warm Up‘ race for the 2007 EFRA European 1:8 IC Track B Championships. Racing at Tolmin in Slovenia over the weekend (10/11 March), the Italian Serpent driver took the win by a narrow 4 second margin over 2007 EC-B title favourite Jernej Vuga from Slovenia who was Top Qualifier for the race.
The pace of racing at the ‘Warm Up’ event was ultra competitive with Cristiani and Vuga pushing each other throughout proceedings with local ace Vuga using his Mugen to set a new lap record time of 16.491 for Minitrack ‘Na Logu’. Italy’s Nicola Ometto, also driving a Mugen, completed the podium. As the current European 1:8 B Champion, Cristiani is not eligible to race in the 2007 EC-B on May 25-27 putting former EC-B Vice-Champion Vuga in a very strong position going into the Bonisio sponsored event.