Coming from Vigor and made for the Awesomatix A800MMX touring car is a 1-piece flex top deck. Machined from high-quality 2.0mm carbon fibre the top deck is of a 1-piece design, different from the MMX’s standard 2-piece upper deck, making for different torsional flex characteristics of the chassis construction. The asymmetrical design allows to swap the top deck without having to remove the spur gear, ensuring swift and easy setup changes.
Round 2 of the 2020 FinTrack Tour was hosted by the Kypak club in Kuusankoski this past weekend, attracting 75 entries from Finland and Russia. In the premier Touring Modified class it was Karri Salmela (Awesomatix) with a near clean sweep in the qualifiers as Pekko Iivonen came in 2nd, winning a single qualifying round. The finals then saw Karri continue to dominate, taking all three A-mains for the overall from Awesomatix pilot Georgy Chmigal in 2nd. Schumacher driver Pekko Iivonen would round out the top 3 as Leevi Martikainen and Teemu Saarinen came in 4th and 5th respectively.
Ryan Maifield has claimed the Reedy Offroad Race of Champions title for a second time, the Yokomo driver becoming the 7th driver in the famed race’s history to become a multiple champion. While Maifield would set out his stall early in the event and leading the points at the end of each day, the 26th running of the event would go down to the 12th & final round of racing with Spencer Rivkin in with a stab at his first win. Needing to win the final round to keep the pressure on Maifield to perform, the World Champion was held at bay by CJ Jelin meaning Maifield’s final result didn’t matter but after a 5-year wait he wanted to regain his title in true champion style clocking up win No.6 of the weekend. Coming away with his best Reedy Race finish, Rivkin would end the event 4-points down on Maifield with the podium completed by Ryan Cavalieri who wrapped up the 2020 event with a win in the 36th & final heads up race. Maifield’s closest challenger at the completion of 4WD, former champion Dakotah Phend would claim fourth ahead of Broc Champlin, the teenager putting in some very strong showings against the establishment. For last year’s champion Jared Tebo, what had the potential to be a good day didn’t turn out that way and he dropped to 7th behind Ty Tessmann in the final standings having started the day in a fighting second.
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LRP have announced the soon release of their all-new Graphene 4 Competition Car LiPo high-performance LiPo battery packs. The batteries use newly developed Graphene 4 cells for higher capacity and further improved performance with Modified and Stock specific packs being available – the latter offering even more power for demanding stock racing classes. New for 2020 is also a new, darker sticker design while the iconic translucent blue cases remain the same as in 2019. The 2020 range will include three Modified specific standard-footprint packs such as the 6700mAh LCG, 5700mAh Ultra LCG and 5200mAh Hyper LCG battery. The Stock specific range includes a 9400mAh, 8100mAh, and 7400mAh standard as well as a 6100mAh LCG battery. As for the Shorty side of things LRP roll out 5900mAh and 4900mAh standard as well as a 4100mAh Stock LCG pack to which add 4600mAh and 4000mAh Modified LCG offerings. The first batch will hit stores beginning of February will full stock being expected for end of February.
Coming soon from Kyosho are new drivetrain option parts for the Kyosho MP10 platform that were just announced by Kyosho’s own Yuichi Kanai on social media. The range will include new 42T differential and 12T input gears that will improve the buggy’s low speed agility. To make up for the changed internal gear ratio, Kyosho will also release a 45T main gear that will bring back top speed while also helping to settle the buggy on bumpy parts of the track, all while making for a somewhat softer characteristic at lower speeds, making the car easier to drive.
Round 7 of the popular HNMC Winter Series was held at the Herts Nitro Model Club this past weekend. Team Associated’s Lewis Jones was the man to beat all day as he took round TQs in all three Nitro Buggy qualifiers and he also came out on top in the 20-minute A-main event after an awesome race between him, Jamie Clancy and Simon Reeves. Later in the race Callum Niblett also was in the mix and in the end it was Team Associated’s Jamie Clancy on the runner-up spot, a second behind, as Xray’s Callum Niblett came in 3rd, only 1.7 seconds behind Jamie.
Round 7 of the Xray Racing Series Germany was held in Aschaffenburg over the weekend hosted by the MCRT Aschaffenburg club. The race was held on a new layout and carpet, making for some tricky racing conditions as the grip wasn’t already up. The race was held in several electric on-road classes and in Touring Stock it was Marc Stübben with the win from Jens Haller and Jörg Baldes, all running Xray cars.
The annual Charity Race was hosted by Team La Gang at the RCLandia track in Scandiano, Italy this past weekend. The event was held in a multitude of electric on-road classes and in Touring Modified the race for the overall TQ was on between Yokomo’s Ronald Völker and Awesomatix privateer, Marc Rheinard. Ultimately it was Ronald with the pole position, beating Marc in the tie-breaker. The triple A-main had Ronald taking three straight wins as Marc Rheinard and Xray’s Alessio Menicucci battled it out for the overall TQ. In the end Marc would hold the upper hand, taking the runner-up spot from Alessio in 3rd.