March 4, 2007

Alex Calatayud wins Rd2 Social Santa Perpetua

Social Santa Perpetua

This weekend saw the 2nd round of the Santa Perpetua club championships, which happened to be very well attended due to the fact that this track will host rounds of both the Spanish and Catalunyan championships this year, and racers attending these events wanted to get some pre event track time in. The race itself was won by Xray racer Alex Calatayud ahead of 2nd place Hot Bodies racer Gerard Roig and Albert Navarro racing for HoBao in 3rd.

Source: TT Catalunya []

March 3, 2007

Rune Karlsen wins Rd1 of Norwegian cup

Norwegian cup

Buggy-Sport have the report from the first round of the Norwegian cup that took place under some tricky and extremely cold conditions. 54 drivers attended the event despite the heavy snow storms, that kept some of the signed up racers away, and those drivers were greeted by snow and ice on the track. After qualifying, Kyosho racer, Tom Erik Haaversen took the TQ spot followed by Viggo Andreassen and Ronny Myhre in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In the main race itself it was Rune Karlsen who took the early lead and held onto it till the end to take the win while 2nd position went to pole man Tom Erik Haaversen with Anders Mehren ending the race in 3rd.

Source: Buggy-Sport []

March 3, 2007

Juho Levanen wins Fintrack Rd2

Fintrack Rd2

Xray are reporting on last weekends round of the Fintrack indoor series that took place on the Ylistaro track. Racing was very close in the modified class with the gap between 1st and 10th only 5 seconds and between Juho (1st) and Teemu (2nd) the gap was only 0.2 sec. Associated racer Levanen went on to win the modified class followed by Xray racer Teemu Leino in 2nd and Corally racer Simo Ahoniemi in 3rd. In Pro Stock it was Xray racer Janne Valtanen that took the win followed by team mate Jukka-Pekka Huhtala in 2nd and Ari Lappi in 3rd.

Read the full race report here.

Source: Xray []

March 2, 2007

The Border – March Specials

The Border March Specials

Our site sponsor The Border – Online RC Supermaket have asked us to mention some of their great new offers and new releases for the month of March.

First up we have the release of the new HoBao Hyper ST truggy RTR kit which the guys at The Border are very excited about. We have written about this in the past and only now has it been released and The Border have gotten their hands on a container load of them to sell to you guys. Yours for €539.00, this version is the a Ready-To-Rip version, pre-assembled with MACH .28 engine, radio and 9kg steering servo and 6kg throttle/brake. You can check out this great product here.

Another product getting a mention is the RB Concept TM323 engine set that comes complete with pipe, manifold and engine mount for the Traxxas Revo. This .23 size engine when used with its specially designed tuned pipe system will provide to you with the power you need to transform your truck into a real nasty and almost uncontrollable device. Its yours for €175.53 and can be seen here.

The final product we have for you is something really special and a great offer you may be mad to miss out on if you race 200mm. The Border are selling the Sirio EVO 3 .12 Turbo 3PT STI with tuned crankshaft combined with the S12-200008 inline pipe for only €280.90 which is an unbelievable price for a top of the line combo like this. You can view this special offer here.

The Border also asked us to tell you about their great new service ‘The Border Priority Club Points, which you can read more about here… content

March 2, 2007

Quark Plasma brushless controller

Quark Plasma brushless controller

Quark have released the Plasma, a competition speed controller for brushed and brushless systems and for both sensored and sensorless. Working along the same lines as all the latest generation of controllers, the Plasma can deal with a large number of cells (Ni-Cd 4-18 cells, Lithium 1-6 cells) and with different cell types as well. The nice thing about this system is that it includes the Man Machine Interface (MMI) Program Box, that is essentially a mini interface that allows you to program the controller without the need for a PC.

You can check out the full specifications and more pictures here.

Source: RC Forum []

March 2, 2007

Norway EFRA GP 2007

Norway EFRA GP 2007

We were asked by the organisers of this months EFRA GP in Norway to give the event a mention on the site, so here it is. The event will take place in Sarpsborg, Norway on the 17th – 18th of March, so if you have nothing in your racing calendar in 2 weeks time and fancy a trip to Norway, this race is for you. The event will cater for EFRA classes 1/10 touring and 1/12th track as well as hosting a non EFRA support class for super stock touring.

You can find out all the information for the event here.

UPDATE: This Event has been canceled due to lack of entries. Read more here.

March 2, 2007

LRP Shark 18 Buggy – Team version

LRP Shark 18 Buggy factory

Our Swiss friends over at RC World have some news on the new LRP Factory Team version of their great little Shark 18. We have written about the RTR version before and commented on its speed so this new factory kit version should be ballistic with all the team bits included. This limited edition version comes with anodised aluminium CVDs, front and rear anti-roll bars, aluminium shock absorbers and lots and lots of carbon which should all increase the cars durability and reduce the cars weight.

Source: RC World []

March 2, 2007

Upgrade RC 8ight T graphics

Upgrade RC 8ight T graphics

Even more stuff from Upgrade RC, in what has been a busy week for them, and this new offering is especially interesting for Team Losi 8ight truggy drivers who feel the need to customise their ride. New decal sets are available for this car and as always they look awesome, with more versions to come soon.

Source: Upgrade RC []