Kyle McBride wins Silver State Buggy
- Created on Monday, 14 April 2014 07:18
Australian sensation Kyle McBride made his visit to the US count as he swept to victory at the 2014 Silver State Nitro Challenge held in Boulder City Nevada, on the outskirts of the bright lights of Las Vegas. With Jared Tebo having TQ’d and starting on pole, Canadian Ty Tessmann would line up 2nd with XRAY’s Josh Wheeler 3rd, Cody King 4th hot off his Psycho Nitro Blast victory and Kyle McBride on P5 making it a Kyosho-heavy line-up upfront.
BRCA National Championship Round One - Herts
- Created on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 13:42
The start of our National series got underway this weekend at the immaculately prepared track at Westmill in Hertfordshire, not too far from London. This track is one of the best tracks we have here in the UK and is host for the B Euros next year. The track is a fast flowing track with lots of jumps and multi surface. Over the last few weeks the track has been baked by the surprising Mediterranean like weather and is now in great condition but very high grip and can be difficult to get good clean laps consistently as it can catch you out very easily and unexpectedly due to the high grip. The weather was looking okay for the Saturday qualifying day but not too good for Sunday finals day so our plan was to attack quickly on the Saturday as it is possible to TQ the meeting on the Saturday as we have 4 rounds and then one on Sunday morning with your best 3 rounds to count, so looking at the weather forecast it was important to do well on Saturday.
Saturday - Day One
We arrived at the track with a record number of entries. I heard that they had in the region of 15 - 20 reserve drivers so it was going to be a very busy meeting - everybody really excited for the first round and the weather looking great - sun shining. We had 2 rounds of practice so we knew basically what we were going to be using for our tyres which were the Proline Diamond Back. We were not sure what compound to run - it was either going to be X3 or X2 depending on the temperature later in the day. Practice went very well. The track was slightly different in grip level to what we had a few weeks ago at the warm-up as we had had quite a substantial amount of rain during the week leading up to the race so the track was a little loose in the morning but it wasn't long before the grip was coming back so we were pleased as now we knew what we were going to be running. Elliott decided to use Diamond Back X3 compound to start and then move on to the X2 compound. Elliott was running the new Reds R5 Team Engine with the new red cooling head which looked fantastic in the Kyosho MP9. He was also sporting the new white radio box which Kyosho have just released in limited numbers. This weekend also Elliott was to be using newly signed sponsor for his fuel for 2014 which will be Byron Fuel. The first round of qualifying Elliott unfortunately had a few bobbles and was only able to put a mediocre run in but we then made a few changes to the car which then he was able to go on to TQ the next 3 rounds of qualifying, which would give him the overall TQ, which was exactly what we had planned to do. His speed on track was amazing. On his average laps he was a second a lap faster than any other driver so he knew he had a lot of pace and felt very comfortable and had a lot of confidence knowing that he could drive at this pace without any problems.
Sunday - Day Two
We arrived on Sunday morning to a wet track so now we had one round of qualifying left we didn't have to do this round but decided, looking at the weather forecast, we needed to be trying the car on a damp track in case it rained later in the day. Elliott decided to use the M4 Holeshot which always works well in the wet and was able to TQ the last round of qualifying. This guaranteed him a place in the semi-final later in the day.
Elliott was on pole for his semi-final. The weather had now returned to a dry track back to where we were the previous day so Elliott was now using the Proline Diamond Back X2 compound and we had made no changes to the car and the Reds engine was running perfectly and had been all weekend. Elliott started off his warm-up lap, had only done a quarter of a lap where he hit the table top wrong and the car went into a series of barrel rolls which unfortunately broke the rear shock bottom with a minute to go before the start of the semi final we had now gone from a relaxed situation to full panic mode where we had to get the car back to the pits to repair it to try to make the start. With the help of Mike Craddock and Liam Galvin we were able to get the car fixed, get it started and run over to the track as the cars had just passed the main straight on their first lap. Elliott was able to join the race but was now a lap down. We were now in a very difficult position as we had to finish 7th or above to qualify for the Main A Final. Elliott got his head down and was smashing some crazy laps in and was able to un-lap himself and get the car into 5th position which guaranteed him a place in the A Final. I think everybody was totally gobsmacked that he was able to get this done in a 20 minute race with 2 fuel stops. As someone commented "Elliott Boots is a machine"!!! It was an absolutely outstanding awesome drive and determination with such great sponsors and equipment behind him I don't think he would have been able to do it with anything else.
Main A Final
With his 5th position finish it put Elliott 7th on the grid, which was mid pack. He knew he had to be careful at the start not to get tangled up and was able to make a good start and kept out of trouble and started to set some fast laps and then within 4.5 minutes of the race starting he was able to take the lead. At that point Elliott took full control of the race and was pulling away into a commanding lead for this 45 minute final. He now had a nice comfortable lead and was able to relax a little bit. His fuel stops were all perfect - his Reds R5 Team Engine was working perfectly with his new Byron fuel - the Kyosho MP9 was looking fantastic throughout the race and Elliott was able to lap the whole field and finish in first place to take the first round of the series and take command of the Championship. Elliott was still using Proline Diamond Back X2 Tyre which worked perfect from start to finish.
The next round is Coventry in May where hopefully we can repeat the same result. Elliott would like to thank all his sponsors for all their help and support.
Chris and Elliott Boots
#31838 INFERNO GT2 RACE FERRARI 458 ITALIA
- Created on Thursday, 03 April 2014 08:14
INFERNO GT2 RACE FERRARI 458 ITALIA AVAILABLE, Now in stock !
KE25 engine combines with 2.4GHz R/C system in the strongest GT Readyset!
Experience the ultra-realism of this machine at speeds over 70km/h!
The big GT Inferno GT2 with its popular performance stability has been upgraded with the introduction of the Inferno GT2 Race Spec. At the heart of the improved performance is the high-power but fuel-efficient KE25 engine that produces speeds over 70km/h. Other features include GT2 2-speed automatic transmission (previously optional) with its shoe design that minimizes shift shock for smooth gear changes and high durability. Side guards on the hard main chassis realize improved impact resistance and minimize entry of dirt particles for improved reliability. The 2.4GHz KT-201 transmitter with its large LCD screen requires no frequency band allocation and features many additional functions such as dual-rate, ABS and failsafe. Also included is the high-torque KS-200 servo with metal gears that delivers precision control response. Packaged as a Readyset, it’s easy to enjoy the powerful performance of this machine almost as soon as you open the box.
Race Meeting at Kent Track
- Created on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 07:29
Elliott headed down to the Weald of Kent on Sunday to one of the oldest tracks we visit. The Kent Club has been awarded a round of the BRCA National Championships this year so it was going to attract a lot of drivers, Some of Elliott’s National contenders raced including Lee Martin and Darren Bloomfield in preparation for the National later in July. The track is quite small and compact, a nice layout and was quite dusty with all the dry weather we have been having.
Elliott was to star practice with his Kyosho MP9 fitted with Bowtie X4 Compound Proline, which we knew would work well on this track being quite loose and dusty. There was going to be 3 rounds of qualifying, 2 to count for the TQ spot. In the first round we had the car working quite well but not as well as he would have liked, still able to claim 3rd spot but in the next 2 rounds, with a few changes to the car, was able to secure both TQ's for rounds 2 and 3, and was the only driver to be able to get into the 10 laps.
The final was to be over 20 minutes and would be a good race as the track was very tight and small. Elliott made a good start and was able to get away but being the nature of the track it made very close racing and was swapping the lead with Lee Martin and Darren Bloomfield, but after the last fuel stop Elliott was able to make the break and get a good lead from Lee Martin and then was able to settle down to come home in first place. Elliott was really pleased with his MP9, working very well with his Proline tyres and his Reds R5 Team Edition Engine - it made for a great race meeting and look forward to the National here in July.
Chris and Elliott Boots
Elliotts Boots wins 1st Round Ebuggy in Herts
- Created on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 09:03
We started our National campaign last weekend with glorious weather and a hard packed track with lots of grip for the first round of the BRCA Electric 1:8 National Championship. Elliott was using his Kyosho MP9 TKI3 E with a very similar setup that he uses on his Nitro car which is always very good. We were really excited about this event as it kicks off our campaign for 2014.
Elliott had one change for 2014 for his E Buggy and that was the super fast Tekin equipment. Elliot was using the new RX8 Gen 2 Electronic Speed Controller and a 1900 KV Tekin Motor which ran all weekend with super power and nice power delivery and was able to compete in a 12 minute final very easily with plenty of power in reserve.
In qualifying Elliott was extremely fast. Unfortunately due to a couple of bobbles here and there on a very demanding track and a couple of back marker problems, secured second place for the final. Elliott had been running the Proline Diamond Back X2 Tyre which was extremely fast and lots of traction and was his tyre choice for the main final.
Elliott was on second row of the grid for the main 12 minute A Final in which he made a fantastic start and was able to take the lead very quickly from Lee Martin. Elliott then put in some outstanding laps and was able to give himself a nice gap from second place and the rest of the pack. He was able to back off his pace a little to save using all his power up as it was a large track and we wanted to make sure we finished the race, which he was able to do comfortably and take his first BRCA Championship win of the year.
We would like to thank all the sponsors for all their help and support and hope this continues on through 2014.
Next round is in Coventry in April.
Chris and Elliott Boots
#30886 PSYCHO KRUISER VE READYSET (KT201)
- Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:03
The new Psycho Kruiser will come in May 2014. It's the most powerful Machine built by Kyosho.
You can find all the technical data in this article.
The brutal power of this machine is meant for expert hands only!
Top-level drivers proclaim this as the most extreme power in an R/C model ever experienced! This extraordinary monster truck features a 3-diff shaft drive full time 4WD chassis with a design running thick with the DNA of the multiple world-championship winning Inferno. The combination of 22.2V 6-cell LiPo battery and 1500Kv NEON 7 brushless motor produces a ferocious power to weight ratio that delivers explosive acceleration and top speeds of more than 80km/h. If you are not in full control of the throttle, it can back flip and leave onlookers completely lost for words. This formidable power is harnessed with a high-rigidity bulkhead, hardened chassis, reinforced transmission and diff ring gears, dial adjustable large capacity oil shocks and shock resistant battery case. This feature packed machine comes as a fully assembled Readyset package and requires no frequency band setting with the 2.4GHz Syncro KT-201 transmitter and ultra high-torque KS-203 steering servo system pre-installed. 4-color printed body is included so you only need to add your own charged LiPo battery and batteries to the transmitter for the mayhem to start. We would like to say this model is for everyone, but such is the power of this machine only expert level drivers can have some degree of confidence in managing its extreme performance. There has never been a monster truck like this one, and maybe there never will be!
#30916 FAZER VE READYSET AUDI R8 NOIR MAT (KT200)
- Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 09:53
The new Fazer VE is coming with a new bodyshell ! The Famous Audi R8 will come late April 2014 !
A new generation of high-performance EP touring cars has arrived!
Low C of G combines with superior control and durability.
The arrival of the PureTen EP FAZER 4WD heralds a new era in 1/10 EP shaft-driven touring car category with its specially designed slim yet robust bathtub main chassis that supports a drive train with metal gear differentials sealed in an airtight transmission box. The single-structure left/right lower suspension arms and pivot pins produce the durability and crash-resistance to sustain the intense training required by beginners and aggressive racing of more experienced drivers. Maintenance-friendly features include the motor mount that can be removed with just three bolts and allows straightforward adjustment of gear backlash through the eccentric cam. The user-friendly design of the EP FAZER 4WD also features fixed camber and caster angles on the suspension. Compatible with 200mm bodies, the breathtaking lineup of touring car styles available will make your EP FAZER 4WD a scale racing machine you will be proud of. The mild control characteristics and responsive maneuverability of a shaft-driven 4WD machine produces the awesome racing battle power of the PureTen EP FAZER 4WD for you to enjoy the full experience of R/C racing.
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