February 15, 2007

Axial now imports Active Hobbies product

Active Hobbies tyres

We received word from Axial racing, telling us that they are now the exclusive importers of Active Hobbies products into the US. Active Hobbies are well known in Japan for their quality tyres and have been used to win many major titles over there, and now this same quality product is now available in the USA. The rubber compound used in these tyres not only provides great traction but is also less likely to chunk in comparison to other compounds that are currently on the market. Available in many different compounds and offsets so you can fine tune the setup that works best for your driving style.

Source: Axial Racing [axialracing.com]

February 14, 2007

Racer In the Spotlight – Teddy Syach

Teddy Syach

Serpent.com continue their Racer in the Spotlight series with an interview with Worlds finalist and top Indonesian racer Teddy Syach. In the interview Teddy explains how he got started in RC Racing, his best and worst moments, and if your travelling to Indonesia, which track is the best to visit. Also did you know that Teddy is a very famous actor in Indonesia, thats way cool.

Read the full interview with Teddy here. You can also check out the first interview with Portugese hot shot Ricardo Nogueira here.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

February 14, 2007

Extreme Hurricane MZ motor

Extreme Hurricane MZ motor

Japanese company Extreme have announced that they will release their latest motor for Mini-Z racing, the Hurricane MZ. Available from tomorrow onwards, this modified motor uses bearings for smoother movement as well as better performance and durability and uses a special end bell for better heat dissipation. This motor provides large torque and will have you tearing up the table top tracks in no time.

Source: Extreme [www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp]

February 14, 2007

2007 Winternats, Florida – Tuesday Day 3

2007 Winternats, Florida

Well the rain held off, and the sun came out, to allow the organisers get the scheduled 2 rounds of qualifying in on Tuesday. In the 1/8th class, reigning Champion Mike Swauger, driving his MRT Ninja powered Mugen MRX-R, managed to squeeze the top spot away from Paolo Morganti, the Serpent racer just 1 second behind in 2nd position. Former 1/10th Winternats champ Scotty Gray was a further 3 seconds back in 3rd ahead of a non finishing Josh Cyrul who lines up a very quick 4th despite a DNF on this fastest run.

In the 200mm Sedan class, Ralph Burch, has put the all new Xray NT1 on provisional pole position ahead of Serpent 720 racer Danny Horta who was 9 seconds back in 2nd. But this of course doesnt tell the true story as both Chris Tosolini driving a Kyosho and Paolo Morganti with his Serpent 720 didnt manage to finish their fastest runs, which had they done so would have seen them a within 1 or 2 seconds of Burch. Qualfiying continues on Wednesday with rounds 3 and 4 to be run, we will keep you updated with the results and more pictures.

View some pictures as well as the top 10 after 2 rounds here… content

February 13, 2007

Werks Racing power Ari Heinonen for 2007

Ari Heinonen Werks

Werks Racing have officially entered the European racing scene by sponsoring their first European racer, top Scandanavian racer Ari Heinonen. The Finnish HoBao racer has agreed terms for 2007 and along with running their Werks Teamline B7 .21 Engines he will also use the Werks pipes as well as the companies buggy and truggy tires.

Source: Buggy-Sport [buggy-sport.info]

February 13, 2007

The DB12R from BMI Racing

BMI Racing DB12R

A while ago we wrote about the DB12 from BMI Racing when they released images of their prototype 1/12th scale car, well now they have released images of the production version that will be released soon. This car made the A-main at last weekends Snowbirds in the hands of Jason Schreffler having only managed to get 1 day practice with the car before the event, which is a great achievement in such a competitive category.

View more pictures of the car here… content

February 13, 2007

2007 Winternats, Florida – Monday Day 2

2007 Winternats, Florida

The second day of this years Winternats had been rained out in the morning with the track only getting some running on it after lunch and although the weather is not looking like it will stay dry for the rest of the week, we should see a full days running today. Of course drivers who got some practice in on Sunday can now find themselves at an advantage over those that only arrived on Monday but the morning break gave everyone the chance to get their stuff together and catch up with old friends. The Xray team also got some time to build their NT1’s with some drivers only receiving the car in kit form when they arrived at the track.

We have some pictures from Monday at Ft Myers here… content

February 12, 2007

HobbyTech STR8 1/8th buggy – Video


During our round up of the off road vehicles on show at the Nurnberg toy fair we mentioned the new 1/8th scale buggy from HobbyTech called the STR8, but didnt know much more about it. Well here is a video of it in action and the producers have made it look pretty good, with some rap music and slow motion air shots, i have to say it looks good. Check it out in the video above.

Source: Automodelisme [automodelisme.com]