Swedish nationals was held at the new track in Hässleholm. Total of 70drivers in touring car, 1/12 and formula class. In touring car class there was the local star with Daniel Carlsson and Swedish top names like Marcus Hellqvist, Fabian Vernersson, Jonas Andersson and Viktor Wilck. In qualifying Wilck would TQ all rounds and line up as 1st for the final followed by hellqvist and Carlsson. Serpent team showed most drivers in the final with Wilck as TQ, Fabian Vernersson in 5th, Lukas Knutsson in 6th and Christian Holmström in 8th. All driving the 4x car.
Wilck would dominate the finals but a miss fortune with a lapped car in A2 kept tension high until the last final. Wilck would then cruise to a solid victory in the last final in front of Hellqvist. Daniel Carlsson would take 3rd to complete the podium.
1st Viktor Wilck Serpent 4x 0pts
2nd Marjus Hellqvist Xray 6pts
3rd Daniel Carlsson Associated 9pts
4th Jonas Andersson Tamiya 10pts
5th Fabian Vernersson Serpent 4x 13pts
6th Lukas Knutsson Serpent 4x 18pts
7th Erik Ström Serpent 20pts
8th Christian Holmström Serpent 4x 20pts
1st Viktor Wilck Serpent 4x 2pts 1-2-1
2nd Marjus Hellqvist Xray 3pts 2-1-2
3rd Daniel Carlsson Associated 6pts 3-3-5
4th Jonas Andersson Tamiya 8pts 6-5-3
5th Fabian Vernersson Serpent 4x 8pts 5-4-4
6th Lukas Knutsson Serpent 4x 10pts 4-6-6
7th Erik Ström Serpent 14pts 8-7-7
8th Christian Holmström Serpent 4x 15pts 7-8-8
First item which hits the market in the new found cooperation between AME and RUDDOG Distribution has arrived. The T-Shox V2.
The T-Shox V2 has been completely redesigned with 100% new parts but with the same principle using a through going shock rod with 2 guidance shims. A better guided shock rod giving you a more consistent and smoother ride. The piston moves perfectly through the shock body keeping the oil flow perfect during the complete dampening movement.
Perfect zero rebound every time you build the shocks to be sure that all four shocks will be built the same.
The smoothest ride you have ever had with any std design touring car on the market.
New features: - Big bore shock body
- High grade silicon pressure compensation bladder
- New silicon sealing o-ring
- New guidance shims
- Pre-mounted piston and shock rod for a play free piston
Alex Thurston joins Team Serpent Int.
Young and talented driver Alex Thurston joins Team Serpent International.
The focus for Alex is on the 1/10 scale GP class with the Natrix 748-WC ( ENS, EC and Nats ) and in the wintertime the 1/10 TC class with the Project 4X ( ETS and Nats).
As UK addition in summer Alex will also race the growing 1/8 scale electric powered class, with the Viper 977-E.
I am very excited to run for team Serpent and work together closely with Michael Salven, David Ehrbar and the other top-drivers in the team like Mark Green and Dominic Greiner.
Billy Easton designed an electric powered version of the Cobra SRX8 buggy with some really cool layouts and innovations.
The Cobra SRX8-E buggy will be raced at the Dirt Nitro Challenge this weekend for the 1st time by Easton and by Neumann and Adachi at the Xiamen race early march in China. Stay tuned !
The Cobra SRX8-e release is planned for early april
The penultimate round of the current Schumacher Indoor Masters Series was held at Worksop this past weekend.
A huge entry once again of 144 competitors showed just how popular this event has become.
Doors opened at the venue at 7AM prompt, some keen racers had already arrived 15 minutes early so had to wait until 7AM for the opening as they were eager to get back on track.
As always the qualifying format was round by round, with the best 2 results to count towards the final and grid position.
In 4wd it was Richard Lowe who was the man to beat, taking TQ in all 4 rounds to line up on pole position, ahead of Craig Collinson and James Helliwell.
In the 2wd class it was Neil Cragg who dominated qualifying taking TQ in all 4 rounds also, this would line him up on pole, ahead of Richard Lowe and Mitchell Fiddling.
4wd A Final
1 Richard Lowe
2 James Helliwell
3 Steven Pierce
4 Craig Collinson
5 Danny McGee
6 Jack Neal
7 Neil Cragg
8 Edward Callan
9 Greg Williams
10 David Hall
11 Mitchell Fiddling
2wd A Final
1 Neil Cragg
2 Danny McGee
3 Richard Lowe
4 Mitchell Fiddling
5 James Hart
6 Eugene Galley
7 Greg Williams
8 James Helliwell
9 Craig Collinson
10 Mark Fletcher
11 David Hall
The final round of this fantastic series is on Sunday 12th March, very few spaces left so please book in as soon as you can.
As always the huge traditional Schumacher raffle will be taking place. There will also be the trophy presentation for the top 10 in each class.
The Schumacher CAT revolutionised off road racing when it was introduced in 1986, being years ahead of the competition.
It became an international success winning British, European, Japanese, Australian, and American championships.
It was updated with a longer wheelbase and Masami Hirosaka went on to win the 1987 1/10th 4WD IFMAR World Championships in Romsey, England.
We are now excited to offer this iconic replica of the car that Masami used to win the first of his many World Championships, and put Schumacher Racing on the map as a leading RC car manufacturer.
The CAT XLS Masami features:
- Ball differentials, which had been invented by Cecil Schumacher in 1978.
- Unique integrator system offering adjustable torque split between front and rear.
- Double wishbone suspension with massive travel.
- Alloy coil over oil filled shock absorbers.
- Full replica decal set.
- Huge steering lock to handle the tightest tracks.
- Front O ring ‘crashback’ system to minimise front end crash damage.
- Compact design with low polar moment of inertia and low centre of gravity gives the CAT remarkable manoeuvrability and balance.
- Tough polycarbonate bodyshell and undertray to keep out the dirt.
- Original Schumacher spiked tyres.
- Accepts period nicad/nimh batteries or modern shorty lipos.
- Accepts brushed or brushless motors.
- Transmission upgrade available to handle modern high powered motors, and create a class leading buggy for historic RC racing.
Further details available soon
Last weekend the Fifth Hungarian Serpent S411 Endurance race was held at Pecs in 'Sportolda' sportshall. This race is running in a unique format. The organisers prepare 6 identical S411 RTR cars. The race starts with the draw of cars among the teams. 4 racers consists of a team, they are allowed to use their own batteries and transmitter, the rest is provided by the organiser team. The race has 6 etaps, 50 minutes of driving followed by 15 minutes service-parks. At halftime everybody is having a lunch altogether while cars are waiting in the parc-ferme. The main goal is to have a lot of fun and tracktime and build a nice team spirit. Each competitor receives a medal at the end of the race.
Video from the race:
Serpent S411 RTR specs and stats:
- Standard Dragon RC electronics (Speedo, Motor, Servo)
- Alu chassis with custom servo-holder
- Alu solid axle
- Alu inner rear suspension bracket
- more than 8100 laps (611km) completed
Sportolda - www.sportolda.hu
Serpent Hungary - www.caryx.hu