Some surprising news was revealed this evening – Chris Grainger posted on his Facebook page the news that he has decided to leave Schumacher at the end of 2014. Chris said, “To all my RC friends. I just wanted to let everyone know that as from December 31st I will no longer be driving for Schumacher racing. I want to just say thank you so much to everyone in the factory who have made the last 6 years the best and most enjoyable 6 years of all my years racing. Thank you all very much!!”
This may well throw a few curved balls into the middle of ‘Silly Season’. We’ll update you as soon as we get some more info from Chris or an indication where he may be heading!
We features the sister car to this latest release from Kyosho a few days ago ( the PORSCHE 962C Joest Racing 1989)so here is the TOYOTA GT-One TS020 from Le Mans in 1998. The Plazma is an interesting chassis as it is pretty much competition spec 1/12th but the equipment and body shell on this particuar model isn’t something you could race with – look great going round though.
The third round of the popular Essex Winter Series championship took place this weekend in the South-East of the UK. With the weekend marking the last of major race events of 2014, everyone wanted to finish out the year on a high. There was action all the way through the field, especially in the final. Click Continue to read about all about it!
Round 3 of the 2014/15 BRCA 1/12 Scale Nationals took place at Tamworth near Birmingham last weekend. The flowing track layout provided some excellent racing across the field throughout the 2-day event. There was additional coverage of the event in the form of a live radio broadcast provided by Downforce Radio (www.downforce-radio.co.uk). The race commentary can be played back by following the links on their homepage or downloaded as a podcast by searching for ‘downforce radio’.
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.
It’s been a busy old week for Team Shepherd, hot on the heels of their new Bull X8 and the 2015 version of Velox V8 E, they have now announced the Velox V10 Pro 2015 1/10th 200mm nitro touring car.
The upgraded kit comes with the “Team Edition” chassis plate machichined from finest German 7075-T6 aluminium (this bit reads to me like a Marks and Spencer advert – parochial I know!) that sports an additional cutout for the middle bearing block which prevents it from twisting and keeps the belts always in a straight line.
Also included is the optional radio plate mount to increase stiffness and strength while reducing wear at the radioplate at the same time. Other features include smaller steering and camber link pivot balls and balljoints for less play and lower wear, a new carbon body mount plate for more stable body support and a hollowed lightweight 2-speed shaft to reduce weight and rotating mass by about 30 percent, resulting in improved acceleration.
The 2015 kit is rounded out by steel pivot balls for the shock absorbers for less play and lower wear while the aluminium ones are still available as an option part for racers concentrating on weight savings.
Earlier in the week we got to look at Olly’s BRCA National dominating 1:12th Scale. Now, it’s the turn of his Touring Car! Olly took the 2014 BRCA National TC title, and the win at EWS Round 2. As he balances the 2014-15 winter season between the two classes, let’s have a look at what makes his Xray T4-2015 so fast…. oh, it’s basically a standard car! Keep reading for the pictures!
SWorkz have published new images of the buggy S350 EVO II Pro that soon it will arrive in hobby shops . New bits on the Hara designed platform include new 16MM Big Bore Shocks with softer springs, the new arms, new suspension geometry and a new lightened transmission.
And the special features keep on rolling this week! We’ve also got a few under-the-body exclusives from the last round of the Essex Winter Series. To kick us off, it’s Alan Bickerstaff. Well known Northern Irish racer and long-time Team Associated Touring Car pilot, Alan regularly makes the trip over to deepest, darkest Essex during the winter to support the Touring Car series. Click Continue for the pictures of his TC6.2 in all its glory!