Chassis – Capricorn C03 EVO Engine – Maxima TRI Miami Edition Fuel(handout) – Maxima Tires (handout) – Matrix Radio/Servo – Sanwa/Power HD Body – Protoform P47
Remarks – Seeded in the top heat of qualifying here in Miami, Meen is running Capricorn’s latest chassis offering with the stand out features of the former World Champion’s car being the new black chassis and optional flex radio plate. The Maxima team driver is also running a special Miami edition of the Thai company’s Novarossi based TR1 engine.
Chassis – WRC NTX1.2 Engine – Novarossi Mito WCs Fuel(handout) – Maxima Tires (handout) – Matrix Radio/Servo – KO Propo Body – Protoform P47
Remarks – Toni is running the kit standard NTX1.2 from Italian company WRC with the car having just two optionals – the carbon discs that sit mounted inside the wheels and the carbon insert in the front of the chassis plate. In terms of specifics to the Homestead RC Raceway track he said the diffs are the most important thing here. While his cars are normally decked out in bodies from Xtreme Aerodynamics, Toni is running Protoform’s P47 bodyshell having found it suits his car better on this track.
Remarks – The reigning World Champion here in Homestead, Dominic is running the same Serpent 750 he debuted and took to victory at the season finale of the Euro Nitro Series in Fiorano, Italy. The only difference to the car is that the preproduction parts have now been replaced with black finished production parts.
Remarks – Eduardo is running the 2019 version of Shepherd’s Velox with the new car featuring an updated rear end. A new rear axle accommodates the use of shorter arms which are now also mounted lower in the car. As a result of the new arms the car also has new shocks positions. While the parts on Eduardo’s car are prototype, the rest of the Shepherd team here in Florida are running the product parts from the new kit. In terms of how the new rear end changes the car, Eduardo says it gives more rotation especially here at Homestead RC Raceway with the car much faster in the 180 degree corners.
Chassis – Infinity IF15 Engine – OS Speed T12 03 Fuel(handout) – Maxima Tires (handout) – Matrix Radio/Servo – Sanwa/Sanwa Body – Protoform P47
Remarks – Right in the mix in controlled practice, Naoto is running what he describes as an ‘all standard car just with optionals’ adding the car has ‘nothing special’ on it. His first 200mm race, he said the most interesting aspect of the car is OS’ new T12 03 engine.
Chassis – Mugen Prototype Engine – OS Speed T12 03 Fuel(handout) – Maxima Tires (handout) – Matrix Radio/Servo – Sanwa/Sanwa Body – Xtreme Hammer
Remarks – Looking strong here at Homestead RC Speedway, Robert is running a prototype of Mugen’s upcoming 1:10 200mm kit release. Featuring the same front end as the MTX6R the biggest change is a completely new rear end with both ends connected by a new chassis design. With the rear having all new metal parts it follows the design of their 1:8 rear end and having less parts making it easier to work on the car. In terms of performance Robert says the car has similar handling characteristics to it’s predecessor.