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Jon Howells wins at Dudley RCC Winter Series Rd5

A fantastic turn out of drivers attended the last round of the 2015 Dudley RCC Winter Series that had a great turn out for 1/16th Micro, 2WD, 4WD, Vintage and Touring cars, in total 78 drivers making up 12 heats of qualifying. The club again put on a well laid out fast flowing track on full carpet with the usual table top, finger jumps and the wall ride which were removable for the touring cars. Again there was a strong turnout of support for the 1/16th Micro Class with 30 drivers battling for the top 10. After four rounds Jon Howells took the TQ from Ryan Lucas and …

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Futaba S9372SV high-voltage servo

Coming from Futaba is the S9372SV high-voltage standard size servo. Developed with 1/8th competition racing in mind, the servo features tough titanium gears, dual ball bearings, a torque of up to 24.6kg-cm and a speed of 0.06s while it is also programmable, with many different, adjustable parameter settings. With the S-Link servo programming software, users can customise servo travel, torque and smoothness to satisfy any application or personal preference. Source: Futaba [futabarc.com]

Flash Point pre-oiled air filters & .21 exhaust gaskets

Flash Point pre-oiled air filters & .21 exhaust gaskets

Flash Point have new pre-oiled air filters for a range of off-road vehicles as well as .21 exhaust gaskets available. Starting with the air filters, they come in packs of four and in a specified Mugen or a general variant with the latter being usable with 8ight, RC8B3 and D815 vehicles. The 2-stage filters come pre-oiled and they allow for exceptional airflow and maximum engine protection. Also new are the high temperature .21 exhaust gaskets that can be used where the tuned pipe manifold attaches to the rear of the engine. The gasket is also good for tuned pipe exhaust systems…

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ST Racing Concepts Limited Edition Black Anodized Traxxas Slash Option Parts

From ST Racing Concepts: We’ve expanded our exclusive Limited Edition Black anodized Slash 4×4 and Slash 2WD option parts even more with CNC Machined Aluminum Skid Plates, Steering bellcranks, hub carriers, A-arms and motor mount.  Manufactured with the same high quality material and precision that you have come to expect with ST Racing Concepts.  However, these parts are made in a very limited production run, ready for you to build that special, one of a kind, stealth black anodized Slash 4×4 or Slash 2WD. MSRP and Part number: Various RC Car Action –

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REDS Racing Durabell Long-Wear Clutch Bell

From REDS Racing: REDS Racing is pleased to announce the introduction of the new competition Durabell clutch bell. The new long wear clutch bell is made of high quality steel and the special coating treatment allows the teeth to last longer than any other standard clutch bell on the market, transferring power from the clutch to the center spur gear and the rest of the drive train with consistency and reliability. A special vented design also guarantees lower temperatures and more clean shoes engagement for a longer life of both bell and clutch shoes. Durabell is available in 13 and 14 teeth version only and it …

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Nico Risser wins 2016 Euro Indoor Race

This past weekend the annual Euro Indoor Race was held at the Black Country Arena in Charleroi, Belgium. Xray’s Nico Risser would bring home the win by coming out successful in the first three finals. Cedric Nickel (Kyosho) grabbed the runner-up spot from Team C driver Johan Catilina. Julian André (Tekno) and Brian Delhaya (Team C) completed the top 5 result. Final result: 1. Nico Risser – Xray 2. Cedric Nickel – Kyosho 3. Johan Catilina – Team C 4. Julian André – Tekno 5. Brian Delhaye – Team C 6. Nick Vrankks – Team C 7. Kristof Dehert – Xray 8. Raphael Janssen – Team C 9. Davide Faraci –…

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Graham Alsop teams up with Horizon Hobby

Horizon Hobby UK have announced the signing of UK national front-runner Graham Alsop to their team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him after a race career spanning some 26 plus years. His hunger for success is greater than ever and with the new TLR 8ight 4.0 buggy he will certainly be pushing hard this season to add to his accolades in the race scene. In addition to the nationals, Graham will also be making the trip to Vegas for the IFMAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy World Championships later this year. Source: Horizon Hobby [horizonhobby.co.uk]

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Electric Buggy 40+ Race – Announcement

The organisers of the Electric Buggy 40+ race have announced that the 2016 edition will take place from the 19th to 21st of August. This year’s event will see a slight change in schedule as both the 2WD and 4WD classes will be run alongside, with Friday being the official practice day followed by qualifying on Saturday and finals on Sunday. The daily evening program, that will play a big role again in 2016, will also receive some slight changes with all details becoming available in due time. In the meantime more information about the race can be found on the club’s

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Kosciuszek & Richards win at JConcepts Winter INS

Following some intense qualifying rounds at the 2016 JConcepts Winter Indoor National Series on Saturday , Sunday’s mains took that intensity and turned it up even further. From 9 am, the lower mains were ran to decide two bumps, giving racers a last chance effort to make the coveted A-mains. Taking the top 2 drivers in the lower mains, until the B-main which only took one single winner into the A making it a 10 + 1 grid. The JConcepts INS runs a slightly different format than the typical race. Triple A-mains are ran to decide the winner of the 2WD and 4WD Modified classes with the rest…

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Exotek Exo22SCT aluminium & carbon chassis kit

Exotek have introduced the Exo22SCT aluminium and carbon fibre conversion kit for the TLR22SCT and SCT 2.0. With its simple and efficient layout, the chassis design offers improved rearward weight positioning of the battery and electronics to better suit a variety of track conditions while also allowing for the faster and easier to drive side ways mounted shorty battery positioning. The chassis set includes the machined and black anodised 2.5mm 7075 aluminium main chassis, 5mm carbon side rails and a redesigned battery mount that also acts as the top deck. The increased chassis footprint allows for more electronic layout options and…

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Ty Tessmann doubles at Sin City Nitro Encounter

The Sin City Nitro Encounter was held this past weekend at the RC Tracks Las Vegas. The event attracted some of the country’s fastest drivers and also guests from abroad, all of which already focus on the IFMAR 1/8 Gas World Championships that will be held at the same venue in October. The Expert Buggy class had Ty Tessmann (HB) coming out fastest in the main final after starting from the 2 spot on the grid. Top Qualifier Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated) put his usual 1/10th scale buggies aside this weekend to finish on the runner-up spot, just in front of Mugen’s Adam Drake. Ryan …

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Pablo Ortuno joins Agama Racing

Agama Racing have announced the signing of Spanish driver Pablo Ortuno to their team. Following campaigns for American and Japanese brands, Pablo is now back with Agama to run the company’s A215 1/8th nitro buggy in the Spanish national series. Source: Agama [agama-rc.com]

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Serpent sign Fabian Vernersson

Serpent have announced the signing of young Fabian Vernersson to their electric on-road team. A former Serpent privateer Fabian will now get the full team treatment for his upcoming campaign that will include events such as the South Swedish Indoor Cup, the Swedish Outdoor Championship and possibly also selected ETS races. Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

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Coelho claims 1st carpet win at ETS Germany

Bruno Coelho has claimed his first carpet win of the Euro Touring Series, the Portuguese driver leading an Xray 1-2 at the second round of the championship in Germany.  Starting the weekend by securing his first TQ on carpet, the 2-time asphalt ETS race winner would flip in A1 handing team-mate Alexander Hagberg the win but a faultless A2 would set the stage for a showdown in the deciding third leg.  While clearly having improved his pace for A3, Hagberg would push Coelho hard but the Vice-World Champion had enough in reserve to cement the win.  In…

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Riccardo Berton wins Montpellier GP

The annual Montpellier GP was held in France this weekend, attracting the usual breed of national and international top drivers. Kyosho’s Riccardo Berton would take the TQ and he would take the overall win in the 1 hour final, some 15 seconds in front of runner-up, Yannick Aigoin (Xray). Rayan Medjoubi (Kyosho) rounded out the podium result from 4th placed Jerome Sartel (TLR). Final result: 1. Riccardo Berton – 99L 1:00:13 2. Yannick Aigoin – 99L 1:00:28 3. Rayan Medjoubi – 96L 1:00:03 4. Jerome Sartel – 96L 1:00:16 5. Jack Embling – 96L 1:00:26 6. Reno Savoya – 95L 1:00:07 7. Darren Bloomfield – 95L 1:00:18 8. Oscar Baldo – 94L 0:58:56 9. Alex Zanchettin – 92L 0:59:04 10.Tom Robin – 89L…

Video – Mod, Pro Stock & Formula A3

Video – Mod, Pro Stock & Formula A3

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Guest Photographer – Michal Orlowski

In the first of what we hope will be a regular race weekend feature, Red RC set factory Schumacher driver Michal Orlowski a small challenge at Round 2 of the Yokomo Euro Touring Series.  Handing him over one of our Nikon D4 cameras, we asked the 14-year-old to come up with a selection of 12 photos.  With some tuition from our chief photographer Ricky Acciari this is what Michal shot (well he shot 100s of photos with Ricky selecting these as his best). Turns out the European 4WD Offroad Champion has a pretty good eye for photos. Image Gallery

Euro Touring Series Rd2 – Sunday Action

Euro Touring Series Rd2 – Sunday Action

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Coelho wins A2 with faultless drive

Having rolled his Xray on the first lap of the opening A-Main at ETS Germany, Bruno Coelho put in a faultless A2 drive to win comfortably ahead of A1 winner Alexander Hagberg and Ronald Volker.  While the Top Qualifier ran an error free race the same couldn’t be said for others with Marc Rheinard, Viljami Kutvonen and Yannic Prümper all breaking their cars.  Prümper wouldn’t even last a lap, an error sending him right into the path of 10th place start Marco Kaufmann with the massive impact putting both cars out in the spot. Continue reading this report here …

Video – Mod, Pro Stock & Formula A2

Video – Mod, Pro Stock & Formula A2

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