Now we know that Paul LeMieux dominated the proceedings at the Novak Touring Car Championships but only after the full triple main results were posted do we know who followed Paul home. In the modified class it was a close call for 2nd and 3rd with both Mike Dumas and Billy Easton sharing equal points but Mike getting the decision for the 2nd spot thanks to what appears to be the faster time, while in the 19T class it was Barry Baker who finished 2nd with Josh Cyrul ending in 3rd place.
Last weekend saw the reopening of the famous Worsksop circuit in the UK. This indoor track caters for off road and on road using the same track but with obvious alterations for the different classes. In attendance, and in top form in the 2wd buggy class, was current World Champion Neil Cragg who dominated both qualifying and the race, whilst in the 4wd buggy class it was Adam Skelding who, despite a terrible start, went on the win the event. In the touring car class another World Champion, Andy Moore, was also in attendance along with top racers Olly Jefferies and Ben Cosgrove, the latter running in the new EFRA 5 cell configuration, and who managed to be very competitive until a broke pinion took him out at the start of the finals.
A while back we showed you the Atomic Carbon S4 which at the time was under development and because of that we werent able to see the bodyshell which was still in the prototype stage. Well with the new season fast approaching, former European Champion Chris Doughty who will drive the S4 this year has taken some pictures of his new ride complete with the all new S4 bodyshell. Similar to the Durango bodyshell, in the fact that it has not side pods, the S4 shell features two huge air scoops at the front that will be used to rush air into the electrics to keep them cool.
We have featured some pretty cool things from RCID Custom and Upgrade RC before and they all did a great job of making your stuff stand out and be unique, but this latest product from RCID really takes personalisation to the another level. If you have run out of things to put your mark on, then you have to get these transponder decals that are designed to fit onto your AMB personal transponder. You can choose from a number of designs and different options and of course you specify your unique AMB ID number to have it printed on it too. No longer will you have your transponder hidden away in some obscure place on your car.
Paul LeMieux has done it again taking the win in both the 19T and Mod classes driving his Xray T2007. Having started from pole in both races he easily won the event by taking the first place in both his first 2 19T and mod finals to win the event without having to take part in the 3rd round of finals. In stock class it was Andrew Ellis that took the win also driving an Xray. More results to follow.
After qualifying at this weekends Novak US Touring Car Championships in Wisconsin it is Xray racer Paul LeMieux that is in dominant form, taking TQ spot in both the blue ribboned Modified class as well as the 19T class. Paul is in good company with Josh Cyrul and Barry Baker sharing a 2nd and a 3rd each in both classes in what looks to be a very close run race. First finals are taking place already, with Paul taking a win in his first round final, but because of time differences we wont be able to publish the final race results until Monday morning CET. We will keep you posted.
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A lot of people have been worried that the upcoming RC8 buggy from Team Associated, that was officially announced last week, would be basically a copy of new owner Thunder Tigers current offering. Well according to a statement from Torrance Deguzman, who works with Associateds R&D team, the car will bear no resemblance to the TT buggy but will use its differentials in order to save costs as well as some minor linkage parts but that the rest of the buggy is completely new.