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- Jun 9, 2021 Alessio Mazzeo wins 1/10 AMCI Italian Championship!!! Setup can be found here:
- May 31, 2021 Jose Almonte joins Serpent factory team!!! We are delighted to announce the joining of Jose Almonte to the Serpent Team!
- Apr 16, 2021 Serpent team driver Stick King with his Serpent X20 Fwd Serpent team driver Stick King with his Serpent X20 Fwd
- Apr 16, 2021 Serpent Spyder SRX4 Gen3 is shipping!!! 10 years ago, we started the journey into the development of a belt driven 1:10 4wd offroad car, with the intent to revolutionize the market. The original SRX-4 was born, although it was a good car, it had its short comings. Since that time we have continued to develop, test, design and re-designed it behind the scenes in our secret lab. It had to be easier than any car of its kind to work on, handle with precision and ease, be maintenance friendly, and share more parts across the 1:10 categories we compete in. Aside from those targeted positives it also needed to be better than any 4wd car in performance we have created to date. Foresight was key factor, when the SRX-2 Gen3 was being born, we already had a good understanding how to craft together from its DNA the ultimate 4wd version. The two cars had to be worked on in tandem to make sure it was possible to reach the goals we had set forth. The SRX-4 Gen 3 shares over 50% of its SRX-2 Gen3 relative, an accomplishment we are quite proud of. This was really important as we didn’t want customers to have to purchase a significant amount of new parts just to operate two cars. Lowering operational costs is always a positive thing, and there is no doubt we have managed to achieve this goal. The SRX-4 Gen3 is a belt driven masterpiece, when evolution becomes the revolution.
- Apr 16, 2021 Serpent team driver Stick King with his Serpent X20 Fwd
Steel City RC Speedway was host to the 2019 1/8 World Championships in California, USA.
Travelling with my good friend Steven we arrived to the track for IPD, having raced the Pre Worlds earlier this year I was there only to help the team and keep an eye on track conditions.
It was evident very early on the track would have a unique and not ‘normal’ grip level, witnessing almost all cars traction rolling at some point during practice.
Our team had some optional parts to help combat high grip issues, quickly installing the new parts I was feeling prepared for control practice. During practice it was necessary to have a program to follow, with not much time I stuck with my original program ensuring we had engine packages ready for qualy.
Qualification – Unfortunately due to high winds we missed a day, meaning qualy was shortened from 7min to 4min, this meant trying to push the car as much as possible and trying not to flip. I was confident in the setup the Serpent Team achieved, still able to flip but much more controllable. We secured top 5 finishes in 4 out of the 6 rounds resulting in a 7th position overall and a direct spot in the Semi Finals at the end of qualification.
Semi Final – Having not had any pit stops or running on the track for more than 4min I was unsure what to expect for the 30min final. Starting from P3 we quickly bumped into 2nd position after a problem with car number 1, keeping the pace and having some really good pit stops from my partner Brioney we were able to finish the 30mins in 2nd position.
WC Final – Making any World Championship final generally for most is a goal in itself! We have all have seen and know that anything can happen in long 1 hour main final. Unfortunately the engine I used for the semi final was looking a little tired, considering my goal (to finish) I opted for a different engine that I had prepped during practice. The car was Prepped, Our strategy finalised, now the butterflies started… My first 1/8 World Championship Final!
The warm-up started, on the first lap I knew my clutch was set on the limit, although probably going to be ok I opted for the safe side, my mechanics adjusting the clutch, after this I knew maybe we wouldn’t have the ultimate pace however my clutch wouldn’t fail.
We started from grid position 4, an unfortunate first corner collision with my team mate pushed us down a few spots at the start, knowing we have 59min I was conservative with my driving hoping not to do a tyre change and making some time back. The engine I chose was for sure not as quick, combined with a super conservative clutch our pace was not as quick as others, without having the power I used more tyres! Completing a tyre change just after the 30min mark I set out to finish strong.
My fellow Aussie who was having a great race fell into some problems earlier on was making a charge back to the front, unfortunately while edging closer to me his car failed, running into the side of my car breaking a rear hub. My buddy Steven was able to get the car back to a driveable condition, allowing me to complete the race albeit 20 laps down in 4th Position.
The Main Final definitely had a high rate of attrition with multiple leaders having problems throughout. My father taught me from a young age to always try and finish any race, regardless of position.
Overall this race meeting has been more then memorable, I can’t say enough about the Goodwine family, providing such an awesome facility for us RC racers to enjoy.
A big Thank you to my race team – Brioney, Steven, Brian and Big Pete
My new family, Team Serpent! Such a great environment to all work together and have fun while doing it. These results are OURS!