Ielasi Tuned have introduced their new EFRA 2108 exhaust set for 1/8th off-road engines. The pipe was thoroughly tested by Ielasi Tuned’s Joao Figueiredo over several months and it is the ideal addition to Ielasi Tuned’s range of off-road engines, especially the Hummer Evo, as well as other Novarossi-based power plants. The exhaust system includes the EFRA 2108 exhaust and a universal manifold and it is already available.
The fourth round of the 2019/20 Schumacher Winter Series presented by the Louth Radio Control Car Club took place over the past weekend. In Touring 13.5T Mitch Fiddling would set the initial pace in the early rounds before a fatal incident would end his day. Chris Lovely would pick up the mantle and take the further three rounds of qualifying with his Xray T4’20. Lisa Keen would find the pace with her Serpent, Alex Brocklebank would fit his Schumacher Mi7 into 3rd. Joseph Cocking debuting his new Yokomo BD10 would sit in 4th, ahead of Callum Chapman with his mid motor converted Xray, Jay Kay would show consistency with his Yokomo, Andrew Twigger would debut well with his Xray making the A-final.
Flowood Indoor R/C Park of Flowood, Mississippi held the 2020 January Jam this past weekend with nearly 190 entries for the several nitro and electric off-road classes. In the Expert Nitro Buggy class it was Agama pilot Brandon Rose with the overall TQ and he also came out on top in the 30-minute A-main event, leaving behind Kody Watson (JQ Racing) in 2nd, two laps behind. Cameron Breaux (HB Racing) would round out the top 3 result anther two laps down. In the 1/8th E-Buggy class it was again Brandon with the overall win after coming out on top in A1 and A2 while A2 winner, Cameron Breaux took the runner-up spot.
The Saint Brieuc Mini Bolides club hosted the Indoor 2020 Saint Brieuc race this past weekend. The event was held in 1/8th and 1/10th nitro on-road as well as an 1/8th electric classes and in 1/8th IC Track it was John Ermen (ARC) with the overall TQ some 0.9 seconds in front of Richard Volta (Mugen). The 30-minute saw John opening a gap from the get go and by the second fuel stop, he already was in the lead by about half a lap. However shortly after the second stop John faced some mechanical issues which reduced his lead and after two unplanned stops he lost more than one lap on the lead car. In the second half of the race Ermen was able to up his pace again and to un-lap himself, chasing down the leader. Ultimately John was able to regain the lead with Richard Volta having to settle for 2nd overall, a lap behind. Rick Vrielijnck (Infinity) came in 3rd, another lap down.
Carten RC have announced the release of their new large foam front bumper for the M210 series of MTC chassis. The most voluminous yet, the bumper is ideal for touring car body shells with a longer front overhang, doing away with the need to use additional foam pieces to bolster up the body in order to prevent vibrations and improve the aerodynamic efficiency. The touring bumper adds to the already existing sedan medium and hatchback small front foam bumpers.
The TRC track in Hong Kong played host to the 1/8th scale GT GQ Cup this past weekend. When the dust had settled it was the Hong Nor trio of Vincent K., Ka Wah and Cheung Kwok Wai who took the top 3 honours after the 40-minute A-main final.
Hudy have introduced their new 70mm to 140mm droop gauge for 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road cars. The professional droop gauge makes it easy to check and adjust the suspension droop in a range of 70mm up to 140mm by simply sliding the tool on the upper shock mount nut and reading the droop value using the lower shock mount screw. Machined from aluminium and coming black anodised and with laser-etched scales and logos, the gauge is easy to read and it is usable with all 1/8th and 1/10th scale off-road cars.
Round 4 of the Xray Racing Series Germany was held in Leipzig recently. The event saw the running of several electric on-road classes and in Touring FWD it was Stefan Schulz with the overall win from Sven Muller in 2nd and Michael Klaus in 3rd.
Touring Stock saw Stefan Schulz walking away with the win from Tim Schulte in 2nd and Michael Zierold in 3rd while in the Touring 17.5T class Peter Stein took the day’s win from Julius Stein on the runner-up spot as Mirko Schulze completed the top 3 results.
The Formula class had Andreas Beier taking the win from Enrico Hahn 2nd and Sebastian Keller in 3rd.
Lastly in the 1/12th scale pan car class Dirk Brauer took the win from Philipp Lischke 2nd and Christopher Bergholz 3rd.