French company 6mik have introduced the MISTIK tyre, a special tyre made for ” Blue Groove ” surfaces (smooth ,slippery & dust free) and clay. The carcass is strictly identical to the PURSUIT one, it allows a very flat profile, which provides a limited balooning and always a maximized contact to the track, means a high traction and low wearing. On a very slippery track, (in turns and straight line), to keep on the desired is crucial to make the best laps.
Team Corally have introduced the Eclips 2240 AC/DC Charger. It features 2 totally independent and identical power outputs which are powered 120 watts each. A total power package of 240 watts. The Eclips 2240 can charge or discharge up to 2 x 15 NiCd/NiMH cells or 2 x 6S Lithium cell batterypacks simultaneously. The charger has 2 individual cell voltage balancer at each output. The charger can be used continuously due to the 2 fan cooling system and the internal sensor for controlling fan speed. The Eclips 2240 features internal cell balancers, high contrast LCD displays and important warning and safety functions.
The 7th edition of the Alabama Manufacturer Shootout was held at Cullman, Alabama. Race report by Joe Bornhorst:
This race schedule is a little bit different than normal to where practice is on Thursday, quals Friday and mains Sunday. Practice went well for everyone and not too many changes were needed. With it being open practice, there was a lot of cars on the track making it difficult to get many clean laps. Most of the day was spent just making sure our cars were alright and testing some tires. We got a sufficient amount of track time and called it an early night to get prepared for the early morning qualifiers the next day.
For the 3rd round all drivers moved to south-east of Italy, to race at the Occhiazzi Racing Team track, located in Ruffano city, beautiful place inside the Salento region. The Expert category has seen 4 different winners in the 4 qualify round with the TLR -Reds -Pro-Line driver, Alex Zanchettin that reach the final pole position followed by Davide Ongaro and Ricky Berton. The final saw Alex Zanchettin manage the race for some laps but after some technical problem and a problem during the pit he finished far from the victory. After that Ongaro, Baruffolo, Natale, Rabitti and Berton start an hard fight to win. Ricky Berton was able to manage the win and a very consistent Riccardo Rabitti took again a good second place in front of Natale.
This weekend was the third round of the BRCA 1/8th Rallycross championship at the superb Herts Track. Despite some seriously testing weather the track was in top shape, well done to all the Herts team for you hard work. In qualifying it was Lee Martin and his Mugen MBX7R that got the first round, a couple of seconds ahead of the chasing pack. Elliot Boots and his Reds Powered Kyosho MP9 TKI4 took the Tq in round 2, but it was Agama driver Darren Bloomfield who got the remaining rounds and so he and his Bullett powered A215 took the overall TQ, with Elliot 2nd and Lee 3rd. Jack Embling and his Kyosho ended up 4th and Associated’s Jamie Clancy rounded off the Top 5. Top Jnr was Agama driver Ollie Currie who qualified a fantastic 8th. After all 5 rounds of qualifying it was finals time…
This week-end was the 2nd round of the Quebec RC Series held in Charlevoix, north of Quebec City. With more than 80 entries the series is getting more popular every rounds. While some shower came during the day, Jerome Treignier and the RC Charlevoix crew well helped by some volunteers did a great job to clean the track and keep the program. A really technical track designed and builded by Levi Jackson from Sik Track Design.
Past weekend was held round 3 of the Northwest Championship Tour at the Great Snake Shootout, Lewiston, Idaho. 185 drivers attended the race under sunny skies and 90 degree temperatures. Triton driver Mike Dana will be able to take the win in Nitro Buggy class with his Team Associated RC8B3 powered by Triton L4 engine in front of Nick Buechler in second and Shane Prueugchat en third. In 1/8 Electric Buggy class, Keith Hadley takes the win. Dana was able to finish at the 2nd and Nick Buechler at the 3rd.
Watch the full length 45 minute final from last weekend’s EURO Contest in Italy featuring the likes of Marco Baruffolo, Alex Zanchettin, Davide Ongaro and Joseph Quagraine racing it out on the Barco Track!
The Electric Buggy Nordic Championship was held in Vaasa on the 2011 WC track. Weather forecast was not looking good before weekend. Friday’s free practice was cancelled…On Saturday morning the track was flooded with water but track crew did amazing job drying the track. Controlled practice started in muddy conditions. The 2wd class was tricky for everyone in slippy conditions but Joona Haatanen took TQ and Joel Valander was starting second and Karri Salmela third. Joona won first two mains. After three finals Joona Haatanen was winner and Joel Valander came second.