“This Friday night sees the start of the 2011 Aussiemove Championship Series. The 7 Round series running from the 8th July through to 14th October. All classes , Pro Buggy, Sport Buggy, Short Course Truck and Outlaw Truck will be competing for the honours of series champion. The 8th July event also incorporates Round 3 of the 5 Round national 2011 Nitro-X Masters Series. Spectator Entry is FREE – Food and Drinks on Sale. Gates Open 5.00pm, Practice and Racing From 6.00PM. OCR Raceway – Menmuir St Winnellie.
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Star Photographer Michael Vincent Joins Team Orion! The company had the following to say…
“R/C conquers Hollywood: We are very proud to welcome star photographer Michael Vincent at Team Orion! Michael strengthens our team with glamour, glitter – and R/C driving talent! He had super stars like Run DMC, Snoop Dogg or Crazy Town in front of his lense and regularly produces cover pictures for magazines like DUB or FHM. You can already guess that often some hot girls are involved in his work, too – and we want you to be part of it! Read more…
After last year’s successful GP, Xceed has announced details of the 2011 Xceed Grand Prix which is due to take place in Thailand, on the same track as the 2012 1/10th IFMAR WC during October. Entry is now open to all brads of cars and all nationalities, with additional information on their website.
- 27th October 2011 (Thursday) – 30th October 2011 (Sunday)
- 27th October2011 (Thursday): Controlled Practice
- 28th October2011 (Friday) : Controlled Practice
- 29th October2011 (Saturday) : Qualifying Heats
- 30th October2011 (Sunday) : Finals
- 1/8 On-Road GP (Open Classes)
- 1/10 Touring GP (Open Classes)
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“X Factory and Ellis Stafford are proud to announce the new E-Speed Motor Plate to fit all 4-Gear X-Cars. Fresh from his dominating victory at the TLR Super Cup race, Ellis releases the newly designed motor plate to improve motor cooling and reduce bending. Made of 7075 aluminum, the new plate is stronger than the standard motor plate and has extra material too. Ellis has designed in extra cooling areas to make his plate even more efficient than the old one it replaces. Color matches Ellis’s Motor Plate Support Bracket and his Heatsink/Fan Mount, so the three parts play very nicely together. Shipping now to fine hobby stores world-wide, and available in just a day or two from the X Factory store.”
“Go Fast, Be a Rebel – now also with LRP 2.4GHz radio system and 7-spoke black chrome wheels! The S8 Rebel BX is the perfect nitro Offroad buggy for beginners. The completely built and ready-to-run 1/8th scale model features an unbeatable price-performance-ratio. It’s the first choice RTR nitro buggy! It’s now also available as 2.4GHz set including the LRP A2-STX Pro 2.4GHz F.H.S.S. precision transmitter and stylish 7-spoke black chrome wheels. The design of the S8 Rebel BX RTR buggy is based on the experience taken from the development of the worldwide successful S8 BXR evo competition buggy. The S8 Rebel features a low maintenance and efficient universal drivetrain with 3 oil-filled 4-spider differentials and extra hardened differential outdrives, resulting in extreme durability. A specially designed Big Block LRP Z.25R Sport Pullstart engine with 2.73hp and max. 34.100rpm and the 9kg strong steering servo with metal gear guarentee best handling and outstanding top speed. The suspension geometry with big bore shocks has also been taken over from the competition models. The LRP S8 Rebel BX is a nitro buggy for beginners. It‘s competition genes already prepare it for racing at a really affordable price.”
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“We are very proud to welcome the next super star in our international racing team: Dustin Evans joins Team Orion. The US driver who won the 2011 International Off-Road Race of Champions earlier this year with a Team Orion Vortex VST Pro Modified motor is going to use Team Orion motors and speed controllers at the upcoming World Championships in Finland. He will drive the all new R10 Pro Brushless System to power his Team Losi cars.
Dustin Evans about his move to Team Orion electronics:
“I am really exited to be joining Team Orion and their new line of Vortex motors and speed controllers. The Orion Vortex R10 Pro speed control has been the best speed control I have ever driven, with unmatchable breaks and a smooth power band making it one of a kind.”
Team Orion is very proud to have the very strong American driver on board. With the new R-Series Brushless Systems Evans trusts on the best electronic components we ever built – and he will get the support of our international team. Welcome, Dustin!”
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