March 31, 2007

South American Championships – Video


Yesterday we wrote about the South American Championships that were held near Santiago Chile last weekend that was won by Argentinian Mugen driver Adrian Castro, and today we have some videos from that hour long A-main race. These videos have been produced and uploaded by Pato Concha, who himself finished 3rd in the A-final, and they have been split into 5 videos from the main final with the first part showing above and the other 4 parts showing below.

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March 31, 2007

Axial Racing flywheel remover

Axial Racing tools

More new stuff from Axial Racing, this time its some new tools, with the release of this nice green anodised, machined billet aluminum, flywheel remover. Designed to fit most flywheels it allows you to easily pull the flywheel from your engine without causing any damage to the flywheel or end of the shaft. Also officially released by Axial Racing is their new set of hex driver that we showed a while back, color coded and laser etched for easier identification, these tools were designed to be easier to use than most. The handles were ergonomically designed to fit in your hand better and provide grip even when your hands are slick from oil and grease.

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March 31, 2007

Axial Racing 28RR Spec 1 Engine

Axial Racing 28RR Spec 1 Engine

Axial Racing have announced the release of their 28RR Spec 1 Engine that is suitable for truggies and monster trucks. The 28RR is designed to rev higher while still maintaining superior levels of torque and the rather nice cooling head helps to lower center of gravity as well as increase cooling capacity.

The 28RR Spec 1 is a .28 cubic inch big block engine featuring a machined cast aluminum heat-sink head for extra cooling, dual bushing aluminum connecting rod, true ABC chrome sleeve construction for durability, and a three needle 9.0mm slide carburetor (including 8.0 & 8.5mm optional venturi’s) with a composite body for better performance at higher temperatures. The carburetor features a factory re-set line on the high speed needle, and flush needles making re-setting, to baseline factory specifications, quick and easy.

Source: Axial Racing []

March 31, 2007

Frederic Pain joins Atomic Carbon

Frederic Pain

Former French National champion Frederic Pain has joined Atomic Carbon to drive the S4 in this years French national series. Frederic, who was the French National champion in 2003 and 2004 and runner up last year, will be part of the French off road team that will be racing at the World Championships that takes place in Japan later this year.

Source: Atomic Carbon []

March 30, 2007

Andy Moore heads up Euro 1/12th practice

Euro 1/12th practice

Current 1/10th Touring car World Champion Andy Moore (not pictured above) is setting the pace after Fridays practice at the 1/12th European Championships held in Sweden. The British driver was 4 seconds clear of second place Simo Ahoniemi from Finland with German driver Markus Mobers in 3rd, a further 4 seconds back. Its, of course, only early stages and the drivers are still trying to find their best setup to go into qualifying, which starts tomorrow, so todays times are just a very rough estimation of who is quick. Finish gas racing specialist Teemu Saarinen was 4th fastest after todays practice sessions with dominant British champion Andy Griffiths lying in 5th.

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March 30, 2007

Hot Bodies Cyclone D4 shipping

Hot Bodies Cyclone D4

Just a quick word to say that HPI Japan have announced that the long awaited Hot Bodies Cyclone D4 4wd buggy will be shipping in April, so expect to see in your local hobby shop or online store in the next couple of weeks. As well as announcing the cars release HPI Japan have also shipped some optionals for the D4 like a 1.2mm anti-roll bar instead of the kit 1.4mm, a high downforce wing and a front one-way axle.

Source: HPI Japan []

March 30, 2007

Serpent WOS steering block Pro set

Serpent WOS steering block Pro set

Serpent today released these WOS steering blocks set for the Serpent 960 that contains 2 steering blocks, bearing eccenters, ceramic bearings, spacers and nylon pivot ball nuts. Featuring a different offset to the standard kit versions, the blocks can be used in 2 different configurations by swapping the side of the car they are mounted on. These changes, depending on the side the steering blocks are used on, will either give you more turn in on corner entry, or more on power steering at corner exit. The included eccenters ensure that the axle is raised higher than centre line, which enhances the effect caused by this new configuration.

Source: Serpent []

March 30, 2007

Eagle Racing comm lathe & more

Eagle Racing comm lathe

Japanese company Eagle Racing have announced today, the release of this small and effective comm lathe that weighs in at only 604grams and has a very small footprint too, meaning it won’t take up much space on your pit table and apart fromt that, it does exactly what every other comm lathe does, and we’re sure it does it well to. Also available from Eagle Racing today is a range of aluminium option parts for the Losi Micro-T, such as wishbones, shock towers, uprights, wishbone mounts and gears some of which you can see below.

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