February 19, 2007

Yokomo camber gauge

Yokomo camber gauge

This new camber gauge from Yokomo is trick, its so simple, looks so cool and just works. This blue anodised gauge looks like the flights on an arrow, but actually is a simple camber gauge where the fins represent different angles in relation to its flat base. Each camber angle is represented by little dots on the fins and a simple rotation of the gauge ensures you obtain the correct measurement or you can set the correct measurement.

Click more for more pics and a demonstration of how it works… content

February 19, 2007

Vialla wins Rd4 of French 1/12th Nationals

Vialla wins Rd4 of French 1/12th Nationals

Philippe Vialla has won the 4th round of the French 1/12th scale Nationals held last weekend in Montbrison. Philippe raced his Team Laje SpeedEvil 07 to a fine win over 2nd placed Simon Rubet who was driving a CRC Carpet Knife. The final podium position went to round 1 and 2 winner Pierre-François Brunet, the Associated RC12L4 driver also managing to wrap up the National title with this result, beating eventual runner up Simon Rubet to the top spot with Philippe Vialla claiming 3rd in the final points.

Source: RC Infos [rcinfos.com]

February 19, 2007

GRP release the Cubic buggy tire

GRP Cubic

This new Cubic tire, for 1/8th off road racing, is a development on previous versions available from GRP. Suitable for muddy and damp conditions these tires feature a thread pattern that sports small pins to improve the maximum lateral grip as well as a central rows of small paddles to increase traction.

The new CUBIC was developed with the precise objective to obtain a tire with technical characteristics suitable on muddy, damp and wet track. Its special structure guarantees a fantastic safety drive and a phenomenal grip, reducing to a minimum any driving mistakes.

Source: GRP [grpgandini.com]

February 18, 2007

Race Announcement – Handy Models Grand Prix

Cotswold track

We received a mail from the race organisers at the Cotswold Model Car Club asking us to plug their upcoming Handy Models Grand Prix and we were happy to oblige, after all thats what we’re here for. The Grand Prix will take place on the 17th and 18th of March on their fast looking new track and is open to Stock, 19T and Modified Electric touring, Gas foam and rubber as well as 1/5th bikes. It should be a good event and a good chance for gas and electric racers to mingle and see each others racing class up close.

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February 18, 2007

Shock oil from DiMonaco Racing Products

Shock oil from DiMonaco Racing Products

Italian company DiMonaco Racing products has released a whole new range of shock oils for use in all off road model cars. Made from certified silicone oil of the finest quality, this shock oil comes available in a wide range of viscosities from 100 – 900 cst, and DiMonaco also offer differential oil of the same quality too, available in thicknesses ranging from 1000 to 100,000cst.

Source: Modellismo RC [modellismorc.net]

February 18, 2007

Zuykov Denis wins at Russian Nationals

Zuykov Denis

Xray have a report on their site about the recent Russian National electric touring car race that was held last weekend in Vladimir, not far from Moscow. In the Modified class Zuykov Denis dominated the event by taking TQ spot and the overall win, finishing ahead of team mate Lopukhin Artem whilst in stock class it was Smirnov Alex that took the win ahead of Dren’kov Evgeniy.

Team XRAY dominated the qualifications up to the last final and as a result, best lap, TQ and win in TC10 were set by Team XRAY which was represented in the A final by Zuykov Denis, Artem Lopukhin, Bogdanov Vladimir. It’s also important to know that 11 year old Vladimir won the Junior Championship.

You can read the full report here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

February 18, 2007

Morganti & Tosolini win 2007 Winternats, Florida

2007 Winternats, Florida

The 2007 Florida Winternats is in the bag and it has produced some very exciting racing, none more so than the A-mains which were packed with talented racers and the best machinery. In the 1/10th scale A-main, the class with the most big names and most varied manufacturers, Paolo Morganti could easily convert his pole position into a much deserved win. The Serpent 720 racer could pull away from his pole position starting spot to win the race 6 laps ahead of 2nd placed racer, Chris Tosolini, driving for Kyosho. The final podium step went to Ralph Burch driving the Xray NT1, who finished only 3 seconds down on 2nd place Tosolini. Danny Horta and Martin Hudy had a close race for 4th with the Serpent driver getting the position by 1 seconds from the Xray racer after 45 minutes racing. It was worth mentioning that Jilles Groskamp managed to win every final from the H-main to the B-main, only to be disqualified after his car failed scrutiny stopping him from bumping up into the A-main.

In the 1/8th scale class it was Chris Tosolini, driving a Kyosho Evolva, that took the win, moving up 1 place from his grid spot to power his way to a 1 lap advantage in the end over 2nd place Rick V, who driving a Mugen MRX4-R had managed to bump up from the B-main after a difficult qualifying. An interesting thing to note was that while everyone else in the final had changed their tyres mid race Chris had left it until the 43rd minute of the race to change his tyres and ensure he was over the weight limit when his car went into race scrutiny. The final step of the podium went to Kyosho racer and pole position sitter Josh Cyrul who ran into some problems and had dropped back to 3rd spot finishing 8 laps clear of 4th placed finisher, Italys Marco Vanni driving a Mugen. Morganti and Salven were out early and this left Scotty Gray to uphold honours for Serpent but he then tangled with last years winner Mike Swauger and Kyoshos Joel Johnson causing damage to all 3 cars and effectively ending their races.

Red RC and The-Border wish to thank the race organisers and fellow racers for making this years event another action packed, well run and enjoyable event.

Click here to view the final A-main results for each class as well as some more images… content

February 17, 2007

European B Championships Slovenia – Warm up event

European B Championships Slovenia

We have been contacted by the organisers of this years EFRA European B Championships for 1/8th scale to tell us about the warm up race that will be held on this beautiful track on the 10th – 11th of March. This warm up race is open to all competitors not just those who will take part in the actual championship race at the end of May and will be run as a rehersal for the big event. If you are planning to race the European B Championships, this is the perfect opportunity to get some practice in on the track before the event itself, and if your not taking part this would be a great chance to race on this challenging 300m long track.

To find out more information you can go to the official Championship site here.