October 30, 2006

Atomic Carbon S4

Atomic Carbon S4

Oople.com got a close up look at the ‘under development’ Atomic Carbon S4 4wd buggy at last weekends race at the CML Raceway.

An evolution of the original “Slim 4”, this latest pre-production car is owned by Chris Doughty – former European Champion. Chris left a factory drive at Losi to drive the S4 for Atomic Carbon (and B4 for CML).

More than just a new name, the car actually has a unique chassis – a thick and very trick looking carbon fibre moulded tub design. This eliminates the need for an upper deck and also does a good job of sealing out the dirt.

More pics of the S4 after the jump… content

October 30, 2006

2006 Asian Tamiya cup, Thailand

Tamiya Asia Cup

Tamiya have a report on their site from their recent Asian cup that was held in Bangkok, Thailand in September. Staged in the centre of southeast Asia’s busiest shopping mall, the event not only attracted 104 racers from six countries but also large crowds of spectators, some 20,000 during the weekdays and over 50,000 on the weekend.

You can see more pictures after the jump… content

October 30, 2006

CML Raceway 2006 Race 1

CML Raceway

Oople.com have some amazing shots taken at last weekends opening race at the equally amazing new CML raceway in the UK. The event saw Ellis Stafford win the 4wd event ahead of Paul Bradby and Alec Springer while in 2wd the event was won by Neil Cragg with Chris Rowcliffe in 2nd and Lee Martin in 3rd.

You can view the full results from the event here. [doughtyuk.net]

UPDATE: You can read Jimmy Storey’s (Oople) full race report here.

You can check out some more pics from the CML track after the jump… content

October 30, 2006

Yuichi Kanai wins 2006 Kyosho Masters

Kyosho Masters Podium

This years Kyosho Masters race, held in Nagano, is over and at the end it was former World Champion Yuichi Kanai who won the Pro event, ahead of fellow Japanese driver Atsushi Kawamoto with Raul Peris Eugenio of Spain rounding out the top 3. Of course the racing at this type of event in itself isn’t so important, but good for building team moral as well as building a few egos and settling some inter team rivalry.

You can view the full Pro results here.

More pics after the jump… content

October 30, 2006

Tebo & Mayfield take Reedy Truck titles

Reed Truck Race Winners

The Reedy Truck Race of Champions is finished and it was a close race in the Electric mod truck class with Jared Tebo and Ryan Cavalieri tied for points after the 3 finals so the title had to be decided by shortest overall times, and so Tebo won, in a repeat of the 1-2 at the recent US 4wd buggy Nats.

In the Gas truck class it was Ryan Mayfield who won ahead of the ever present Tebo.

You can view more pics here.

Image: RCCA [radiocontrolzone.com]

October 29, 2006

Yannick Aigoin wins RB Meeting in Italy

RB meeting

This weekend saw the 2nd running of the RB Meeting race, organised by the local importer RB Italia, at the Pista di Capua in Italy. All racers had to run with RB motors and as expected, French racer, RB employee and European Champion Yannick Aigoin took the victory ahead of Samuele Lenzi with fellow Italian Gerardo De Lucia in 3rd.

Source: ModellismoRC [modellismorc.net]

October 29, 2006

Reedy Truck Race of Champions – Qualifying

Associated Truck

After qualifying it was Team Associated drivers Ryan Cavalieri and Ryan Maifield that top qualify the Factory Modified and Factory Gas Truck classes. California is 9 hours behind us so their race day has just begun, so most likely we will be able to give you the final results of the race Monday morning.

In the meantime you can check out pics of the latest prototype of the Losi XXXT-CR truck of team racer Amezcua… content

October 29, 2006

Kitazawa wins Japanese 1/12th Nationals

Top 3 Japanese 12 nationals

The Japanese 1/12th Nationals are over and it was Kitazawa that took the win followed by Matsumoto in 2nd and Arai who took the final step on the podium in 3rd. The event, held at the Kawaba RC plaza, managed to avoid the bad weather which threatened the event earlier in the week and ended up producing a great race.

You can read the full report of the final day over at Kimihiko-yano.net.