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Tekno RC race report

 

Joe Bornhorst and Tekno RC Racking Up the Podiums!



Tekno RC Factory Team driver Joe Bornhorst recently attended the Mugen Challenge at LCRC in Pennsylvania and the Wicked Weekend in Georgia. Joe was on the podium for all but one class scoring three 1st place victories and two 2nd place finishes. Here is a report from Joe:

The Wicked Weekend race was held on August 14th-16th in Gainesville, Georgia, with a massive 550 entry turnout. Sean Ramos and I made the trip there. I raced three classes at the race (E-buggy, Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy). Practice day went smoothly, my main concern was to get some good time on my brand new NB48.3 and make sure everything was working. My NT48.3 Truggy and EB48.3 E-Buggy were dialed as always, so I spent most of the practice time testing tires. Qualifying day came and after some eventful runs due to some driving errors I managed to qualify 4th in the main for Nitro Buggy and TQ both Nitro Truggy and E-Buggy classes! During the main day I managed to take 2nd in both E-Buggy and Nitro Buggy (after a hard battle with Cole Ogden) and take the overall win in Nitro Truggy!

The following weekend I attended the East Coast Mugen Challenge held at the LCRC track in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania. Same case here, I opted to run my normal three classes (E-buggy, Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy). Qualifying went well for me, after some good battles with Adam Drake and Barry Pettit for the TQs I managed to get the overall TQ in both Buggy classes and take 3rd overall in Truggy after the three-way tie breaker. The Nitro Buggy main was 45 minutes and I ended up winning the race with a good margin even after a quick splash-n-go pit stop toward the very end! The Nitro Truggy final was an eventful one. I was leading by nearly a lap, turning some great laps when a screw broke off and ended my race :(. Onto E-Buggy. Things went well there, my EB48.3 performed great giving me the overall win for the class, even with some driving errors,which was great!

So overall not a bad two weeks. Six classes entered, three 1st place victories and two 2nd place podium finishes. Can't wait for the next race!

 

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Revolution Design B5M Wing Mount Set

 

Revolution Design B5M Wing Mount Set



New from Revolution Design Racing Products comes the B5M Wing Mount Set that is designed to replace the kit's plastic wing mount with more durable and better performing parts. The mount is of a -7mm design that places the wing 7mm lower than the stock wing mount does, which leads to a lower centre of gravity and improved jumping both on small, medium and large jumps. On top of that the high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium part grants a better support for the wing which leads to better aerodynamics and also improved durability in the event of a crash. The wing mount set is available in blue or black anodising to match the remainder of RDRP's AE B5 series option parts.

RDRP0263-BK Revolution Design B5M Wing Mount Set (black)
RDRP0263-BL Revolution Design B5M Wing Mount Set (blue)

 

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XRAY race report

 

XRAY XB8 & XB8E win at Baltic Championship 2015

The Baltic Championship 2015 was held at the freshly renovated Tartu Racetrack. The race consisted of free practice, 5 rounds of Qualifying and 45 minute Main Final. Drivers came from Latvia, Lithuania and Finland always great to have racers from other countries here as well.

Having had no racing on the new track, it was nice to get to start fresh on Friday. The first few practice runs went okay, in the evening I managed to get top seed by a few seconds. Qualifying was pretty great, managed to TQ 3 out of 5 rounds and also post the fastest time of the day with minimal setup changes.

The final started out good, got a clean start and managed to gap the field a bit, even staying in the lead throughout the first pit stops. Later on I started having issues with lapped traffic in the more bumpy sections of the track, them going too fast and causing collisions with each other or even with faster cars, so Hendrik could catch up and start racing me. After a disaster in the pits, where a car stopped in front of me I lost the lead to Hendrik and I was told that he found a lot of pace so I decided not to push too hard and it worked somewhat, the gap shortened lap by lap, unfortunately not enough this time. Still very happy with the result and also congratulations to Hendrik for winning his first 1/8th scale titles this year! Hendrik was also able to win in electric class.

Huge Thanks to all my sponsors and fans, couldn't have done it without you!

Final results 1/8 Nitro



1. Hendrik Lainemäe Xray/FX/Proline
2. Rainer Ressar Xray/Alpha/VP-Pro
3. Igoris Vilcinskas HB/Bullit/AKA
4. Jaanus Saare Losi/OS/AKA
5. Rihard Lainemäe Xray/FX/Proline
6. Risto Haug Xray/FX/AKA
7. Romet Virkus Losi/Novarossi
8. Reimo Kosk Losi/Novarossi/VP-Pro
9. Tõnis Lattik Serpent/Alpha/VP-Pro
10 Edgars Kikans Mugen//VP-Pro


Final results 1/8 Electric:



1 TQ Hendrik Lainemäe Xray
2 Karl Kasekamp Team Durango
3 4 Igoris Vilcinskas HB
4 3 Hans Hannus Mugen
5 7 Toni Järvinen
6 5 Jaanus Saare Losi
7 10 Domantas Cesiulis Losi
8 8 Risto Haug Xray
9 6 Rihard Lainemäe Xray
10 9 Kristaps Kikans Mugen

 

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REDS Racing R5 GT Range

 

The New R5 GT Range now available!

REDS Racing have introduced their nitro engine range for 1/8th GT vehicles. Built using the same crankcase and crankshaft as REDS’s 1/8th R line engines, the new GT range features a class specific timing, and a 5-port liner and 7mm venturi insert to comply with the classes’ rule book.

 It is available in two versions: R5 Racer GT and R5T Team Edition GT.

R5 Racer engine features: HCX horizontal carburetor; silicon filled and tuned crankshaft; sleeve with 5 inlet ports and single exhaust port; high performance made in Japan front ball bearing; rear steel made in Switzerland bearing.



R5T Team Edition engine features: HCX horizontal carburetor; silicon filled, balanced and tuned crankshaft; RDC hard coating back plate; sleeve with 5 inlet ports and exhaust port with booster; high performance made in Japan front ball bearing; rear ceramic made in Switzerlnad bearing.



R5 GT comes with TS7 made in Japan glow plug. This plug quarantees easier tuning and high reliability starting from the break in process.

It’s advisable to use R5 Racer GT and R5T Team Edition GT with original REDS exhaust system, 2113 pipe and S manifold.

 

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