Round 2 of the 2014/15 BRCA 1/12 Scale Nationals took place at Swifts Raceway near Sheffield last weekend. A very challenging track layout greeted the drivers and would prove to be unforgiving even for the top drivers.
The weekend is split into two separate race meetings, with classes for 13.5 and 10.5 stock on Saturday and 10.5 and open modified on Sunday.
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HPI have released their latest promo for the E- Firestorm, which in itself is not major news, but we hare at RC Racing are a tight knit bunch and the Video stars our very own Frank Mckinney, commentator and cameraman extrodinaire! So it must be good!
Nice little video from Traxxas about “what they got up to” at the NHRA (Dragster) Meeting at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway!The start is particularly strong with some very good audio and atmosphere of the methanol breathing monsters!
Here’s another video about the Dromida DB4.18 Desert Buggy and Desert Truck 1/18. Oddly not “part 3″ of the ongoing Dromida saga but a separate look at (mainly) the LED light set as well as a few other features of these 1/18th Off roaders
“Team Shepherd goes Off-Road With it’s origins in true nitro on-road racing Team Shepherd is ready to take the next step and enter the competetive 1/8 off-road market. The first off-road nitro car from the German manufacturer will be called Bull X8 with the nitro version release being planned for december and the electric version following in early 2015. More detailled information and pictures will be available soon”.
Patrick Schäfer: “For quite some time we have received many requests from customers from all over the world for a Shepherd 1/8 off-road car so it’s only logical to enter one of the biggest markets in the industry. We are very excited about this project which was a completely new challenge for the whole team.”
We’ve just received notice from EFRA that the date for the 1/12 EC will have to change again, due to scheduling problems at the venue, the Hudy Arena. EFRA have been working to find a date to fit in with the other electric races and have agreed that 20-21-22 March 2015 will be the new date. Hudy Arena and EFRA apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The event (whatever the date) will of course be streamed live and for free here at RC Racing TV
AKA Track Database – Tire Recommendations for Tracks in a Click! The AKA Track Database is an online app to aid in tire selection for tracks all over the world. The tire recommendations come straight from the world championship winning race team and is constantly updated. It’s easy as typing in a track name and hitting enter to see the exact tread patterns and compounds to keep you hooked up in most 1:8 and 1:10 chassis. For a walk through check out the YouTube video and head on over to the AKA site!
Kyosho have released four new MiniZ cars / shells – The McLaren 12C GT3 2013 in white and orange, the Porsche 962C, and the Aston Martin DB9R.
Representing different aspects of the sports car world – The classic Porsche 962 which won Le Mans in 1986 and 1987, the Aston DR9R which won the GT1 class at the great race in 2007 and 8. Finally we have 2 different versions of the GT3 racer from McLaren that has taken many class wins in the Blanchpain series.
The models are sold in a ready to run version and there are loads more pics after the jump!
The second round of the Essex Winter Series championship took place this weekend. If you were following the live results online here at RC Racing TV (www.rcracingtv.net/ews-live-results), then you’ll already know Olly Jefferies took home the win. Keep reading for Oli Meggitt’s report on the event!