The annual BRCA Juniors and Veterans Championship took place at a sunny but challenging Telford astroturf track. The event is a great opportunity for the older and younger drivers to shine, and after some great racing it was Phil Sleigh with the win in 4WD Veteran over 40, Tommy Hall went on to win Under 16 2WD and 4WD, Charlie Saunders walked away with the silverware in Under 13 2WD and 4WD winner and Tony Evdoka brought home the Veteran over 50 2WD and 4WD winner Championship. Over 40 2WD was won by Nathan Ralls.
Yeah Racing have announced the release of their new angled 2S balance charge cable. Utilising all-black wires for a professional look, the harness also makes use of angled heavy duty connectors that ensure high durability and the ability to easily change the battery side connectors from 4mm to 5mm without tools. Included come a pair of 4mm and 5mm bullet-type connectors with the balance side being pre-wires with a 2mm bullet and an industry-standard 3-pin XH connector.
Leadfinger Racing now offers a new look for the Team Associated B74 1/10 scale 4WD buggy with the A2 Tactic body shell. The lid not only adds a sleek new look to the ride, but is designed specifically by LFR while keeping the traditional racer in mind. First off, the windshield has been laid down for less rake and the cab pushed back to give the buggy more low profile styling. The combo gives the B74 a super slick and fast look that maintains a lower centre of gravity through out the entire car. Like the A2 Tactic designs before it, the top of the cab has an added roof vent. To help keep everything planted, the rear of the cab has the traditional LFR swoop that disburses air flow to the wing. Added downforce ailerons on the top rear of the side pods also help give the car a balanced feel during high speed straights, cornering and over all jump handling. The body comes in clear with window masks and stickers provided as well as two clear Tactic wings included.
The second round of the Schumacher BTCC, incorporating the KO GP, took place at the fast Cotswolds circuit last weekend. The series running on Rush control tyres has been greeted with great enthusiasm buy the drivers who have attended, and this round was no different. In the Modified class Olly Jefferies dominated the day running some very fast times. Olly took the overall win from Glen Westwood and Chris Ashton.
Neidhart has announced the signing of 2-times IFMAR World Champion, Atsushi Hara as their Asian sales manager. Hara, who won the 2008 1/8th scale Off-Road IFMAR World Championship title with the Neidhart brand HB Racing, will now take over the position as sales manager for Asia. As such, he will be responsible for the sale of all Neidhart brands in the Asian market. Interested dealers and distributors can reach Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org. Besides his job as sales manager Asia, he will also be involved in the development of new vehicles and electronics for the HB Racing, Team Orion and Performa Racing brands while also attending select local and international events. Atsushi has the following to say about the deal:
I would like to say thanks so much to Mr. Philippe Neidhart, Oscar Jansen and Adrien Bertin for giving me this great opportunity. Also, I am very happy to come back to HB Racing as my “Home.” When I left HB Racing in 2013, I didn’t think I could come back. But now I am back with the Neidhart SA family so I have big motivation, and I’m looking forward to the future of our RC industry.
Summer time racing in Florida can be a huge challenge with daily thunder storms rolling through causing havoc with many of the state’s outdoor tracks. JConcepts decided to keep racing going strong throughout the summer time rain and kicked off its inaugural Super Indoor Tour this past weekend at NewRed Hobbies located in Ocala, Florida. With this new 3-race series, the organisers decided to try out a new race format giving racers more track time and heads-up racing. Qualifying would consist of 2 rounds of 4-minute long qualifiers using the best 3 consecutive laps with a resort between rounds 1 and 2. All racers then get to race double mains (no bumps) for all classes giving them more heads-up racing and multiple chances to produce their best results. Overall finishing position would be determined by your best finish with fastest time being the tie-break, so if bad luck struck in the first main, you still had a shot of the overall win or a better finish from main 2.
Round 6 of the BRCA 1/8th Circuit Nationals was held at Mendip RC Raceway this weekend. 32 drivers were in attendance in nitro and 7 had booked in electric. The track was nicely prepared and sprayed to ensure grip would be good and consistent. The track was still dusty for practice on Saturday morning but the grip quickly came up under the Somerset sun. It was all about getting good lines and watching tyre wear, which would prove to be a bit of an issue on race day. Sunday started as usual with the drivers’ briefing, during which a minute silence was observed in memory of Dave Waters, former BRCA Chairman, who recently passed away.
Coming from Avid is a 1-piece carbon fibre wing button for 1/8th scale off-road kits. The wing button is a nice alternative to the commonly used wing buttons and helps work as a template to mark the holes in new wings. Available models include the Team Associated RC8B3.1, HB Racing D819, Kyosho MP10, Mugen MBX8, Serpent SRX8, SWorkz S35-3, Tekno NB48.4, TLR 8ight-X, and Xray XB8‘19