May 21, 2024

Hamon is 2024 NSW State Champion

Jeff Hamon is the 2024 NSW State Champion, the factory Serpent driver defending his title with the perfect trio of the TQ, Fastest Lap and Win.  Racing at the 2023 IFMAR 1:8 GT World Championship host track in Moorebank near Sydney,  this year’s State titles attracted a huge field of entrants making for a great atmosphere.  Unfortunately some delays meant qualifying had to be cut short and run under some questionable conditions.  Running four rounds, Hamon’s Serpent X20 ‘24 would secure the TQ on tie break from the Infinity of Brayden Stanley, also with two TQ runs, with Yokomo’s Simon Nicholson qualifying P3.  A mistake from Hamon in A1 would see Stanley with the win while a number of unfortunate incidents in A2 would see Hamon pull off and save tyres for A3 which he duly lead tone to tone for the overall win.  Winner of A2, the Awesomatix of Jeffrey Mackie finished second with Stanley completing the podium ahead of Nicholson.

Image: Jeff Hamon [Facebook]

May 21, 2024

Project RC Fast Wheel Adapter

Coming from Project RC based off the idea of Leandro Parisi, FVSS introduces the new Fast Wheel Adapter for 1:8 onroad tyres.  This adapter fits all tyre truer currently on the market and save a lot of time switch between tyres as well as giving better balancing during the truing.  The adapter comes with an included insert for front tyres.

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May 20, 2024

Infinity IF11-2 Front Wing Mount

Infinity has released a new front wing mounting for its IF11-2 1:10 Formula chassis.  With the new mount when removing and attaching the front wing, it is no longer necessary to remove the upper monocoque, allowing for smooth wing replacement.  Additionally, since it also serves as a front body post mount, the position of the body post does not change depending on the type of wing, making it convenient.  Additionally Creation Model has add two new Side springs options for fine tuning of the IF11-2 set-up.  A new soft spring is one step softer than that included in the kit while the hard is one step harder.

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May 20, 2024

Iris team sweeps Austrian FWD Nationals Round 1

The opening round of the Austrian Nationals was held at the MRC Wr. Neustadt track over the weekend where the Iris Team enjoyed a clean sweep in FWD Touring Car category.  Matheo Buchhalt took the TQ with his Iris ONE.05 FWD after setting the fastest qualifier in each of the four rounds.  He was followed by Philipp Stadler, who lined up second on the grid.  In the finals, Matheo won the first two finals to secure the overall win, marking his first-ever victory at a Nationals event.  Philipp Stadler finished in P2, and Loris Buchhalt, another Iris driver, took P3.  Markus Buchhalt finished fourth, making it an all-Iris top 4 result.

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May 20, 2024

VP-Pro Blade-Tech Line 1:8 GT tyre

VP-Pro has released a new 1:8 GT tyre called the Blade-Tech Line.  Designed to provide maximum traction and lateral grip, it comes with a special insert with high temperature resistant material.  With special double fixing bonding between tyre and rim, it is suitable for dirty tracks and asphalt.  Available with a spoke wheel in three colours options, white, black or yellow, the tyre is offered in 4 compounds – Super Soft/Soft/Medium/Hard.  Each pack comes as 2pcs preglued.

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May 20, 2024

BRCA 2WD Onroad Nationals Round 2 Mendip – Report

The first round of the 2024 BRCA British 2WD Onroad Championship kicked off at the Mendip circuit near Weston-super-Mare on what would be their last visit to the circuit as it is being redeveloped.  This year the BRCA Championship is back to four rounds of qualifying, best two to count, with two finals for all. 
In F1 qualifying it was the Glen Westwood who took the first two rounds of qualifying with his Schumacher which was enough to take pole position.  Behind him it was Luke Lee and his Xray edging out brother Michael’s Schumacher by virtue of having the faster time for the tie-break with both having a first and second.  Next up was James Greener’s Xray with a second and a third from Rob Chaldecott who had three thirds.  The finals saw Luke Lee taking both legs for the overall win, from Westwood with a pair of second places while Michael Lee completed the podium.

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May 20, 2024

T-Works Tire Additive Visible Bottles

T-Works has added 50ml Tire Additive Bottles to its range of accessories that are ideal for rubber tire traction compound applications.  The dauber tip allows even and consistent application and has been tested for durability having a strong abrasion resistance that is not prone to lint.  The dauber tip is resistant to swelling and corrosion from tire additive components.  Sold as a pack of two bottles, they come with a six-colour sticker set than can be attached to the top or bottle body to identify various types of tire additive.

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May 20, 2024

Butterfield doubles at ROAR Onroad Nitro Nationals

Serpent’s Bryce Butterfield completed a title double at the 2024 ROAR Onroad Nitro Nationals regaining his 1:10 title he lost last year and adding the 1:8 title to his CV.  With rain reducing track time at the Tri-State Radio Controlled Auto Racers hosted event in Ohio, in qualifying for 1:10 200mm Butterfield would top 2 of the 3 rounds to secure the TQ from the Infinity of DJ Apolaro and the Serpent of defending champion Jose Almonte P3.  In 1:8 again it was Butterfield with the TQ from the Mugen Seiki of Ralph Burch and Apolaro.  In the 1:10 final, with Apolaro going out early Butterfield would take a convincing win from David Dunn.  Also a 45-minute encounter, in 1:8 Apolaro would lead the first half of the race with Birch an early retirement.  Posting the fastest lap of the race however Butterfield would hit the front in the second half to do the double taking the title with a 2-lap advantage over Apolaro with Joachim Bruneau completing the podium.

Image: Bryce Butterfield [Facebook]