I raced at swindon this weekend and it went pretty well. It was surprisingly warm and therefore a pretty good turnout with a couple of fast drivers. In attendance Qualifying went well, after the first round I was in pole. In round 2 i was out qualified.
but in round 3 I beat my previous time by a few seconds and was tq again.
I was very impressed with just how hard I could push the car. Starting from the front however didn’t really help with the final as my engine bogged badly off the line putting me back in around 4th or 5th. I got back into 2nd after a couple of laps but 3rd was pushing hard and was causing me to lose time on the leader trying to defend. The leader didn’t really make any mistakes but I slowly caught up and passed him around 6 mins in. I then stayed in the lead till the end and won the A final. The car was amazing and was very easy to put down some fast laps without making mistakes
After the final there was a dash for cash which is just a 10mins race but there are no marshalls so if you crash thats it. I did a steady 10 mins and won a very tense race. Overall I was very impressed with the car in the high grip conditions especially in the high speed corners and stability.
“This past Sunday 16/10/2011 saw the first round of NNRC’s winter series at the all astro venue just outside Preston.
We were greeted with a “it’s grim oop norf” start to the day with that horrible drrizzle, you know the kind that soaks ya thru. But the hardy northerners ever optimistic stuck it out and were rewarded with clear skies not long after 10am even though the track would stay wet right up to the finals. The quallies saw local lad Ollie Evans and his OS powered Losi putting on a cracking performance equalled by GS driver Ian Boushear with a very composed and well set up car, both drivers coping well with the tricky conditions. In truggies NNRC timekeeper and resident ginger Wayne Eley lead the way initially, with Ste Jones hot on his heels. Kev Davies would then stamp his authority on proceedings in the third round as he got to grips with the Losi Truggy after changing from JQ buggies for winter, showing the guys why he is twice club champ at NNRC.
The final were 25 mins of war, especially in truggies with Wayne, Ste, & Kev going toe to toe for the first 9 mins until lapped traffic played it’s hand and saw Kev drop back from the leaders after struggling to get past lapped cars. And Wayne was also to retire with mechanical issues, giving Ste a well-deserved win.
The Buggy A final was more of the same with Ollie and Ian going at it for the full 25 mins. With some skilful overtakes and awesome machine control from the both of them. I must say tho the GS looks impressive in Ians hands!
Final results were:
1st Ste Jones
2nd Kev Davies
1st Ollie Evans
2nd Ian Boushear (GS Racing Team UK)
3rd Gaz Davies
We have some fantastic gifts for men aged 17+. The gifts below are guaranteed to make them happy. For the technical guys we have kits to be constructed, or some serious petrol models reaching speeds of up to an eye watering 80 km/h. These gifts for men will certainly be the favourite present they receive and will never be forgotten. Forget socks, aftershave and all that boring stuff, they will get enough of that already, get them something fun instead.
If you’re looking for a fantastic looking gift for men then look no further – the G.T.Model AirWolf RC Helicopter is what you need. The helicopter features a sturdy plastic body with realistic features and counter rotating blades for extra stability in the air. This model is solidly built and has the wow factor making it the perfect gift to be unwrapped on a special occasion.
This build it yourself nitro radio controlled car kit is one of our most popular gifts. Forget childish Lego etc., these self build kits provide hours of fun and when they are finished they are actually fun to use! For all of the hours of enjoyment your loved ones will get from first building and then racing these kits, they are amazing value for money. In particular these are very popular Christmas gifts as they will keep big kids quiet while they build the models over the Christmas holidays.
The GS Racing EvoE is a top of the range electric radio controlled car from one of the most respected rc car manufacturers in the world. This model is on our list of gifts for men as the highly detailed Subaru shell looks amazing and will impress any car fan, it’s extremely quick and it’s very solid and reliable. This model ticks all boxes in every category and will make a great gift for men who will be beaming when they unwrap it.
The Yama RC petrol Buggy combines raw power with superb quality and will suit a competitive man with a need for speed. The model is built up with multiple aluminium parts and has a stunning look, with oil filled coordinated coloured suspension shocks. The model runs on normal unleaded petrol and oil from the petrol station so is easy and convenient to run. Make sure you buy lots of wrapping paper because this model is big and will look great under the Christmas tree. This is one of our ultimate gifts for men.
If after reading through our gifts for men ideas you are still finding it difficult to find that perfect gift feel free to call us on 0161 88 300 54, let us know about the person the gift is for, and we will be happy to talk you through a few more gifts for men that should suit them.
Following on from last week’s article about the CL-1 RTR we thought we’d introduce you to another of the GS Racing models which we will be offering you very soon. So here is the GS Racing Vision Pro RTR 1/10th scale nitro radio controlled car, which will be available in the three superb shells you see pictured here: Citroen, BMW and Subaru Imprezza rally cars.
Designed to build on the success of the Vision EVO RTR GS have added a higher level of specification to these touring type cars – the transmission, suspension and all mechanical components have been strengthened and re-engineered to a PRO level. The Vision is equipped with the 4mm 7075 aluminium alloy chassis, competition shocks and swaybar system, and the newly added aluminium two speed gear set in a true racing style housing.
Other than the full list of features below, the Vision Pro is packing a CNC lightened chassis; aluminium shock bodies with an adjustable damping system; front and rear sway bars; lightened aluminium wheel hub; and an aluminium 2 speed gear ratio system. The quality of these models has to be seen to be believed, but these photographs show the attention to detail in the shells and also the chassis. These models will come equipped with 2.4G radio gear and the tried and trusted Team infinity .18 nitro powerhouse.
Fully adjustable pivot ball suspension
Finished pre-mounted body
GS Racing camber clip system
75cc fuel tank with splash guard
2.4G Radio system included
Sealed radio box with transponder mount
GS fuel bottle and glowstarter included
Powerful nitro engine
7075 aluminium alloy chassis – for lightness and strength
So what’s in the box: this is a ready to run model so when you open the box you’ll find a 100% assembled model; a GS tool set; preprinted body with decals; manual; 2.4G radio equipment.
So not too long to wait now, we’re hoping to be able to ship these from late June, so don’t forget to keep up to date both here and by liking our Facebook page.
Pursuing the ultimate in luxury and performance the buggy pictured above is soon to be launched in the UK; this is the striking GS Racing Storm CL-1 RTR, ready for release after much work by the GS Racing R&D team.
This fantastic RC Buggy has inherited the super sensitive suspension from its stablemates, plus the smallest differential system to be found on any buggy of this scale – The CL-1 is a 1/8th scale model. These two features alone give this car the greatest accelerating performance possible, in addition the suspension linkages are all fully adjustable, this allows you control over the way this buggy handles, so that you can configure it the way that you prefer.
Powered by a punchy .25 Infinity nitro engine, this buggy is fierce, and fast, the engine provides smooth, rapid acceleration and the torque needed for jumping and smooth fast cornering.
Fitted with spider tyres and dish wheels to enhance the stability when driving at speed, this buggy is a superb way of finding out for yourselves the world of 1/8th scale buggy fun.
The gorgeous prepainted body which comes with beautifully designed decals was designed by US top 10 driver – Marty Kom. Once you bring this car to the track, all eyes will be on you and your Storm CL-1!
Storm CL-1 Specifications:
Ground clearance: 75mm
Track: F:306mm, R:306mm
Gear ratio: C:44/13T, F/R 38/11T
2.4G radio gear
Storm CL-1 Features:
100% factory assembled 1/8th scale race buggy
Over 60% compatible with Storm CL-1 series buggies
Full range of options/upgrades available
Fully fitted with precision ball bearings
Tuned exhaust system
Powerful Team Infinity .25 Engine
Pre-glued GS Road Spider tyres on GS dish wheels
Front universal drive shafts
Pre-painted and trimmed Kom Designs body with decals
Watch this space for more news on prices, and arrival date. This is going to be one of the big arrivals of the summer!
We announced last month that we are proud to be bringing the GS Racing range back to the UK, as promised here’s a further update.
We’re planning to start shipping these high quality models at the end of June so only a couple of months off; prices, and pre-order availability will be announced on this blog very soon. These are the models you can win national competitons with, last year a GS model won the Brazillian Nationals and only recently Georg Horninger came 3rd in the Austrian National Championships with his GS Racing buggy.
If you want to know what to expect, have a look at this video of the GS Racing Conqueror, which is the Nitro powered Pajero replica. Why not subscribe to our blog so that you get an email as soon as we post more news!
We at Nitrotek are so excited to be able to tell you that very shortly we will be bringing the respected GS Racing range of rc cars, trucks, buggies and truggies back to the UK!
These models combine fantastic looks, brushless or nitro powered propulsion, outstanding build quality and as you’ve come to expect from Nitrotek – amazing value for money. Not only this but the range includes yet more licenced shells including Subaru, Citroen, BMW, Mitsubishi and also some striking buggy and truggy designs.
For those into their 4x4s, then this radio controlled Mitsubishi Pajero/Shogun (left) will give you the opportunity to stage your own stages of the Paris-Dakkar wherever you like! A faithful reproduction of these specially prepared 4WD beasts, this model stands out from the crowd as something extra special, or is that extra-ordinary!? This Mitsubishi is nitro powered with a rear mounted exhaust and features the renowned Team Infinity nitro engine. See picture below for chassis layout.
If on road, touring cars and rally cars are more your thing then look no further than this stunning looking BMW, equipped with 2.4G radio gear this is another nitro powered beast, with low centre of gravity, giving awesome grip even at high speed. Also available with a Subaru Imprezza Shell and a Citroen Xsara – there’s something to suit all tastes.
As with all GS Racing models these touring cars are superbly finished on the outside and precsion engineered on the inside; attention to detail is second to none. These models are also fitted with the Team Infinity engines, that you know and trust.
Maybe electric is more your thing, not everyone is a petrol or nitro head afterall; well you are catered for by these models too. The model shown left is the familiar buggy shape, with large offroad tyres, high downforce wing and an extremely powerful li-po, brushless motor and brushless ESC combo. These models will not disappoint – they look great and are faster than you will believe! Take a look at the picture below showing the chassis layout and note the cable management, the carefully thought out layout – giving you plenty of room to get in for maintenance purposes. I think you’ll agree these models are in a class of their own and are suitable for the hobbyist and serious racer alike.
Keep an eye on our twitter and our Facebook Fan Page for more information, updates on when these models will be arriving, and news of any pre-order offers.
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