Team Shepherd claimed a 1-2 in the 2023 British 1:8 Nitro Onroad National Championship headed by Tim Wood, the former champion taking a convincing win over team-mate Karl Dransfield at the season finale over the weekend. Racing at the Cotswold circuit, where the 6 round championship kicked off back in April, qualifying would see Wood secure his fifth TQ of the campaign before going on to take his fourth win of the season. Winner of the penultimate round in Adur last month, Dransfield’s second place would at Round 6 would see him finish runner-up in the overall championship. Having taken over Shepherd Micro Racing earlier this year through his company Zen Racing, David Spashett was on hand to share the championship success in what is now the new home of the long time onroad nitro manufacturer.
Mugen Seiki driver Rémi Callens retained his French Modified Touring Car title over the weekend when he took victory at the 5th & final round of the championship held at Circuit Emerainville Mesrc. Securing the overall TQ ahead of the Xray of French international touring car stalwart Cyril N’Diaye, Callens took his his LRP electronics equipped MTC2R to the win for back to back title success. The podium in Emerainville was completed by Ben Jebira. In an exciting Stock finals, the Round 5 win went to the Awesamtix of Top Qualifier Jeremy Delalondre. Winner of A2, the Capricorn of Kévin Rasquin claimed the runner-up spot with the Xray of A1 winner Benjamin Elbisser completing the podium.
In its latest 1:10 Crawler release, Element RC has introduced the Knightwalker Red RTR to its line of Enduro Trail Trucks. The Enduro Trail Truck with Knightwalker body comes ready for adventure right out of the box, with performance-driven Reedy Power electronics. The ultra-smooth, and powerful 16-turn, 5-slot Reedy brushed crawler motor and Reedy Power metal-gear, water-resistant servo supply ample power to this tough rig. Controlling the truck on the trail is our Flysky 2-in-1 radio and ESC combination. At the heart of the Enduro range is the revolutionary Stealth X gearbox. Although the exterior appears to have a conventional 3-gear transmission look, the inside is far from conventional. The Stealth X features the ability to adjust the rear drive ratio independently of the front drive across three levels: stock overdrives the front end 5.7%, option 1 provides a one-to-one drive ratio front-to-rear, and option 2 overdrives the front end 11.83%.
Specialists in parts for vintage RC racing, Moto-Obscura has released this carbon fibre car stand that looks just as at home in the pits as it does in a display case. This minimalist design is perfect for 1:10 vehicles, utilising rubber feet to protect the bottom of the chassis and to ensure that it does not slip. The dual carbon fibre plates are CNC milled to a gentle shape that is pleasing to look at while not drawing too much attention from the vehicle being displayed. Four 14mm holes add a subtle flair of style, and double as a shock rebuild stand. Designed with simplicity and practicality in mind, this display stand offers a perfect blend of functionality, aesthetics, and durability. Crafted to meet the unique needs of radio control enthusiasts of all types, this stand is a must-have for hobbyists, collectors, and racers alike. The overall height of the stand is 2.7” or 68mm.
Having officially entered the 1:8 Offroad tyre market in February of this year, Italian manufacturer Matrix Tires has released the latest addition to their range, the Neutron. The new tyre, the fifth model in the line-up, was given its first public introduced over the weekend at the ONG Trophy held at the track of World Champion & Matrix team driver Davide Ongaro. While Matrix don’t go into the specifics of the new tyre, it is available in their 7 compound options and both with or without their insert.
Electric Touring Car newcomers Iris has announced it will unveil the FWD version of the ONE this coming Sunday as well as details of an updated ONE.05 version of the 4WD chassis. The original ONE Touring Car was officially unveiled 10-months ago and the release of a FWD kit is a logical move for the German brand and the car’s designer Andreas Myrberg given the popularity of the FWD category. On social media Iris posted, ‘This Sunday, October 1st, we are thrilled to unveil the FWD version of the Iris ONE. But that’s not all — we’re also introducing the ONE.05 TC car. After careful consideration of feedback from our valued customers and team drivers, we decided to incorporate significant improvements not just in the Iris ONE.05 FWD car, but also in the ONE.05 TC version. Both cars maintain their foundational concepts from the Iris ONE, including the unique damper and spring system, but with enhanced performance and durability. Join us for the release of both cars on Sunday, October 1st, at 4 p.m. CEST.
New from engine brand Hasi Tuned are these Forged Carbon set-up wheels. Perfect for precise tweak corrections and repeatable set-up adjustments, they eliminate errors from using standard foam tires. Made from 3d forged carbon with integrated precision machined aluminium wheel hubs, they fit 1:8 Onroad nitro and electric cars.
Mugen Seiki driver Jacob Cruz took the win at the 3rd annual 1Up Cup hosted by CenCal Speedway in Fesno, California, over the weekend. An event that attracted almost 100 entries, in Mod Touring Car it was the Awesomatix of Lex Tyler who took the TQ on tie-breaker with Cruz, each driver having a TQ and P2 while a TQ in Q1 put Aaron Lewis third on the grid. In the triple A-Mains, Cruz was able to get by Tyler in the first encounter and again win A2 to wrap up the overall win. With a DNF in A2, victory in A3 kept Tyler ahead of Lewis on the final podium. Cruz would enjoy a double victory at the event securing the win also in Nitro Touring Car having started as the Top Qualifier.