Serpent News

Cody King already back in business?

About a month ago, former world champion Cody King made a statement that looked like a retirement. The “personal reasons” that kept him away from the tracks seem an old history if we take into account rumors about his come back. The rumor had first put us on the trail of JQ Racing, Joseph Quagraine may be interested in Cody to form a duet of world champions with Greg Degani but since things have changed, if we believe the new rumor:

Cody would have signed with Serpent as driver but also as West Coast representative.

That would be a good news for Cody and everyone who cares about him after the hardships he has just been through. See you for an official announcement soon? 😉

Jeffrey Halsema doubles at Winter is Coming race

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This past weekend was held the third edition of the Winter is Coming race at Mach-one Helmond track in The Netherlands. The event attracted a strong attendance of fastest Dutch drivers as well as German aces such as Carsten Keller and Matthias Reckward. In nitro buggy it was Dutch Serpent driver Jeffrey Halsema who set the TQ and take the win from Sander Van Genechten in second and XRAY driver Jarno Pijpers in third. Jeffrey also won in E-buggy in front of Sander Van Genechten.

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Marius Kristensen teams up with Serpent

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Serpent have announced the signing of talented driver Marius Kristensen to their SPT team. The Norwegian driver gives his feedback from testing on all sort of tracks in Norway and outside. Marius cooperates effectively with designer Billy Easton, team manager Tony Evdoka and Pontus Larsson and he also helps Serpent Norway exclusive distributor Elefun as needed.

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Pontus Larsson teams up with Serpent

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Serpent have announced the signing of swedish driver Pontus Larsson to their team. The young and highly talented driver has been racing with the Cobra SRX8 and SRX8E in the 2017 season in several regional and national races and he attended the Euro as well. Pontus will also use this winter the Spyder SRX2 Team and the Spyder SDX4 in regional and national races as well as DHI. Here is a brief interview from serpent talking with Pontus:

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Serpent SRX8 & SRX8E aluminium rear uprights V2

Serpent have introduced new version of their rear uprights for the Cobra SRX8 and SRX8E. Machined from 7075 T6 aluminium, they come black coated with machined edges and SPT logo is laser engraved. The rear uprights feature a molded insert through which the roll center can be changed fast and easy. The uprights come in a set of two with inserts.

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Serpent mixes up clutch shoes

Serpent have introduced a 4-shoe clutch set for the Cobra 811 and SRX8. The set is made up of two yellow material shoes and two black shoes made in 6061 aluminium. Also the set includes two 0.95mm springs and two 0.9mm springs. Billy Easton said:

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“The mix of the yellow material and the softer black alu 6061 shoes creates a very smooth and stabile clutch feel. Better overall feel, more drive-ability and more run time.”

Carlos Durães TQs & Wins at Portuguese Nats Rd4

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This past weekend was held the round four of the Portuguese Nationals at Freixedas track, “home” of the forthcoming Euros in 2018. Serpent driver Carlos Durães would sweep the nitro buggy class. Carlos took the overall TQ and then a commanding victory in the final by two laps from Kyosho’s Joao Figueiredo whilst TLR’s Goncalo Melo rounded out the top 3 a further lap down. The fifth and last round of the Portuguese Nationals will be held next month and we will be then who will be crowned new Portuguese champion.

Serpent SRX8 & SRX8-E anti-roll bar wires

Serpent have expanded their Serpent Performance Team range of anti-roll bars for the SRX8 and SRX8-E. Eight high quality spring steel anti-roll bars are available, 2.2mm, 2.4mm, 2.6mm and 2.8mm for the front and rear. They are laser engraved for easy identification and only available separately.

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