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    Hong Nor Cup 2010

    September 1, 2010 - 11:01 by Kevin 0 Comments

    SMD reports – “Well were here!, the third annual Hong Nor Cup, hosted for the third consecutive year by the East Shrewsbury Model Car club headed by Bryn Pound and his merry men. The track is a traditional grass track with some man made jumps and there is a near capacity entry of 117 people racing. The Hong Nor Cup race has been a very popular race meeting over the last few years and is aimed for the club/regional/family racer, the emphasis is firmly on having a fun weekend racing and socializing. The Shrewsbury crew always manage to find a venue with a club house for the all important Sunday night Karaoke, which usually causes much amusement!”

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    2010 Baja Finals This Weekend!

    September 1, 2010 - 10:55 by Kevin 0 Comments

    “That very special race weekend is upon us once again! The annual Baja Endurance Series Final Race will be taking place THIS WEEKEND at the splendid RACO2000 large scale RC racing facility in Utrecht, Netherlands! This year’s event will pit racers from across Europe and the UK in a 12-hour fight to the finish to see who will take home the 2010 team trophy – if the past events are anything to judge by, it will be a hard-fought battle with no prisoners taken! The action begins Friday morning with an open practice session and qualifying in the afternoon, followed up that evening by a trip to Utrecht city centre and its haven of bars and clubs! Saturday kicks off with the start of the 12-hour endurance event, running from 9 in the morning to 9 at night! The race culminates with the sun setting over the horizon and a massive prize ceremony, banquet and raffle draw for all the racers!”

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    Team Associated Launches New Web Site

    August 31, 2010 - 10:48 by Kevin 0 Comments

    “Team Associated is launching a web site makeover to better meet the needs of our customers and the general RC community. The new version of the web site has been completely retooled from the ground up without losing any of its speed and reliability. We’ve tuned it up with more videos and wallpapers, new visual design, more choices, easier navigation, tighter security—all performance hopups for a leaner and meaner site. We’ve added more action-packed videos of our kits and more choices of screen resolutions for wallpapers of your favorite Team Associated kits and RTRs. You’ll have more choices for printing, searching and finding the information you’re looking for. The tighter integration of Team Associated, Factory Team, Reedy, XP Digital, and LRP products will streamline your navigation. Tighter backend security will work hard to keep out today’s malicious Internet pests—and keep you safe. We’ve been hard at work bolting on new features, such as integrating awesome product enlargements of our kit and RTR features, videos that automatically detect your bandwidth and play accordingly, and mini profiles of our partners and sponsored athletes. All the old standbys are still available—manuals and catalogs, race reports and setup sheets, dealer and track locator, product lookup and support center—all surrounded by a shiny new shell which we hope better serves you. This new site is the first of the many new enhancements to come that will continually add better traction to every repeat visit.”

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    Baudino Wins Argentinian Nationals

    August 31, 2010 - 10:43 by Kevin 0 Comments

    “Already two weeks ago this years Argentian Championship race was held at the captial Buenos Aires. It was Argentinian Team Shepherd member Eduardo Giardino how claimed the 2010 national titel with his Velox V8. The practise started already on Friday, but the weather conditions were cold and damp in the morning. In the afternoon the traction came up and Giardino clocked some good lap times. On Saturday the qualifying started. In the first round Giardino was very fast, but his transponder didn’t count correctly. The problem was solved for the secound round and he had a good run which secured him the second position. Afterwards nobody could improve so Giardino lined up second in the grid behind pole-setter Augustin Cutini. The 45 minute final was scheduled for sunday afternoon. At the start Giardino defended his second position and tried to follow the leader. His strategy was not to change tyres and it worked out quite good. Although the strategy not to change tyres didn’t worked out that good, Giardino could hold his second position. When Cutini had an accident, Giardino took over the first position and cruised to the end, winning with two laps over Adrian Frigerio and Francesco Rinaldi in third position.”

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    BRCA Victory for TC6

    August 31, 2010 - 10:40 by Kevin 0 Comments

    “Olly Jeffries gave the new Team Associated TC6 its maiden win at Round 4 of the 2010 BRCA Nationals. The UK National Series is a highly competitive five-race series featuring some of Europe’s best drivers on challenging tracks that test both drivers and equipment. In such a competitive series, the cream always rises to the top. Olly took TQ with the TC6 in its debut at Aldershot in July but lost out in the finals. At the fast Halifax track, Olly drove his Reedy/LRP powered TC6 with speed and consistency in Saturday’s rounds and set the fastest time on Sunday morning in round four to secure TQ and pole position for the A-final. Sunday’s A-final saw Olly dominate with victories in the first two legs to claim the overall victory for Team Associated, Reedy, and LRP. Olly was delighted with the performance that the TC6 delivered on one of the UK’s toughest and fastest tracks and looks forward to the next round of the championship. Congratulations to Olly for taking the TC6 to the top of the podium!”

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    Real Men from X Factory

    August 31, 2010 - 10:36 by Kevin 0 Comments

    “X Factory announces a new line of upgrade parts to fit the full range of X-Cars and, in some cases, many other brands of off-road 1/10 vehicles as well. Called “Real Men Wear Black,” most items in the new line of parts will be black. All are designed by X Factory’s chief engineer, Paul Sinclair and he uses them on his cars. The “Real Men Wear Black” line kicks off now with four great items and will be expanded soon as Paul designs new parts. With their distinct black and white packaging, “Real Men Wear Black” will be easy to spot at your local hobby store. In some cases these are new hop-up parts for areas of the car where no other company makes cool parts; those which are similar to others’ are priced less than other brands. Paul said, “I got tired of so much blue all over my car. It was just too much. When we prototype a new part, even dialed D.D.P. and E-Speed parts, I get to use the first prototypes without anodizing, and I began to like the black with silver look. A while ago, as we started production on those great items, I made a special request to have my personal parts anodized black. Perfect!” Read more…

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