The 2nd round of Jakarta EP Regional Rd.2 was held at Sunter International Speedway, Jakarta. A clear sunny weather attracted the racers all day ( 38 degree celcius in qualifying ). Completed with a dusty track condition made the traction was celearly low, while some racers had a problem with overheated-tires over 5 mins.
Q1 : Suwardi Suliandy was in a quickest pace, narrowly haunted by Bowie by 0.7 secs, until Suwardi made a mistake which allowed Bowie for a 1 sec lead until the end of Q1.
Q2 : Bowie cruised a comfortable 4 secs lead to wrap the TQ, over Suwardi and Christian Mamesah.
Q3 : Traction went lower, Bowie wroll his car at the first lap and decide to pull out. Ronny Suwarto sealed the Q3 TQ to lined up 2nd at the grid.
A Main 1 : Christian made an enormous start from 4th to 2nd, which later chased Bowie in the lead until he made a mistake, which gave Bowie a 3 secs win ahead him and Malaysian' Michael Lo
A Main 2 : Again, Christian would climbed up to 2nd, thanks to an error from Suwardi and Ronny at the beginning of the start. Bowie cruised a 6 secs win from Christian and Ronn.
A Main 3 : Already made it 2 out of 2, I decide to made a major setup change to try. It's going worse since it sacrificed the rear-end, yet no steering at all. Christian would passed Ronny
and later easily passed me for a 3rd leg win, which handed him 2nd overall.
Another 1-2 finish for Serpent Project 4X, next race going to be 1/8 GT National Race Rd.4 this week !
A Main Result :
1. Bowie Ginting - Serpent/Hobbywing
2. Christian Mamesah - Serpent/Hobbywing
3. Ronny Suwarto - Xray/Orca
4. Michael Lo - Awesomatix/Orca
5. Peter Anthonijsz - Awesomatix/Orca
6. Arya Seta - Serpent/Hobbywing
7. Denny Pangestu- Xray/Orca
8. Suwardi Suliandy- Xray/Orca
9. Chandra Yosef - Awesomatix/Orca
10. Deny Rusli - Xray/Hobbywing
Developed by our international race team it is best used on Astro and carpet surfaces.
The team have found the wider pivot has better jump landing performance and increased agility in direction change.
The conversion only increases the pivot width and does not increase the track width of the buggy.
The Schelle B64 Carbon Gearbox Shims package come with 2 pcs. 1mm thickness carbon fiber shims. These shims fit in between the B64 gearbox and chassis and raise the gearbox and suspension mounts up higher as a tuning option. Almost all “team” setups use this option to raise the rear gearbox to carry more speed through the turns.
1. 1.0mm carbon fiber, made in the USA.
2. 2 pcs. included to tune 1mm or 2mm height change.
3. Strategic cut-out to prevent backwards differential installation.
4. Package comes with Instruction/Tuning notes, 2 pcs. 1mm Carbon shim.
5. Works on rear suspension only.
When to use:
• Raises the inner suspension pivots 1mm higher when using the same ride height (stack 2 for 2mm).
• More support in turns and a higher roll center.
• Makes the rear more responsive and more entry and mid-corner steering.
Installation: Remove all 5 gearbox screws from the chassis as well as the rear chassis brace screws. Slide the shim into position on the chassis keeping the open side to clear the diff. Re-assemble.
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