The second round of the Catalonia Pro10 Championship was held at the Rubí track this past weekend. In the Modified class Marc Valero took the overall TQ and he would also walk away with the day’s win after some very close A-mains. Jaime Lacuesta would take the runner-up spot at round two with Sergio Lacuesta coming in 3rd.
Coming from Trinity is the new 7.4V 2S 5000mAh Turf Tuff Pack LiPo battery. Offering standard shorty dimensions of 96×46.7×24.7mm and being built from high-quality 5000mAh cells the battery is aimed towards racing on high-grip carpet and astro turf tracks whose increased traction can make it tough to not dump the battery towards the end of a run. With the increased capacity making five or even seven minute races with low-turn modified motors is no longer an issue. The battery weighs in at 222g and it utilises 5mm tube-type connectors.
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced a Titanium lower shock screw set for the Team Associated B6 and B6D buggies. It includes four lower shock mount screws made from high-quality titanium. The fasteners do away with the standard steel screws and they are of a unique design that only sports threaded sections where they are needed, while areas to which the lower shock eyelet bushings attach are of a plain design for improved durability and precision. The screw heads are also unique in the way that they feature dual 2mm and 5.5mm hex sections that allow to use 2mm hex or 5.5mm nut drivers to fasten or loosen the screws. Included in the set are two front and two rear shock mounting screws.
Coming from Capricorn and made for the C-03 on-road kit is a hard centre-front transmission shaft. The part is made of high-quality 7075 aluminium with a special Nickel treatment process increasing the axle’s hardness, making it hard-wearing even in the event of a ball bearing failure.
The opening round of the Spanish 1/8th Nitro On-road Nationals Championship was held at the Paco Lobo track in Sevilla in the South of the country. Mixed weather made things challenging for the competitors with Ruben Olivares making the best out of the conditions, taking the TQ and pole position for Sunday’s main final. After winning the Superpole race, Victor Gonzalez (Infinity) placed himself on the 2 spot on the grid. After the semifinals, held in damp conditions, Adrian Santeiro, Carlos Peracho, Alvaro Fernández, Sergio Montesinos, Iñaki Otero, Victor Pelaez, Alberto Alonso and Manuel Cendán proceeded to the 45-minute main final that was ultimately won by Adrian Santeiro (Infinity) with Sergio Montesinos (Shepherd) coming in second and Victor Gonzalez ending the day on the 3 spot.
Coming from Xray are a 2mm aluminium chassis and pod plate for the X10’16 pan car kit. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 material and coming black anodised for wear and looks the chassis features several herringbone-shaped cut-outs for optimised flex with the chassis being ideal for low, medium and high-bite conditions as it can improve overall traction and steering.
The 2017 Ice Breaker was held in Garland, Texas and in the Pro Nitro Buggy class it was Noah Dickerson who walked away with the win. Coming from the 2 spot on the grid, Noah lead from lap 13 to lap 90 but two flamouts of Noah’s buggy in the pits would promote Tyler Hooks into the lead that he would hold onto until the final lap when Noah was able to strike back and to take the win from Tyler in second and Jake Dellinger third.
The opening round of the Argentinian Metropolitan Championship was held at the Speed Paradise track. In the premier Pro Buggy class Nicolas Bregante took the win in the 30-minute main final from Fernando Villamil in second and Lucas Lemes third.