Reedy Blackbox 1000Z+ Competition ESC

Reedy Blackbox 1000Z+ Competition ESC

Reedy have introduced the Blackbox 1000Z+ Competition ESC, a simple-to-use, economical and powerful ESC that features timing options for Modified class racers as well as zero-timing blinky mode for Spec class racers. Excellent throttle and brake feel, a wide range of adjustability and robust hardware make the Blackbox 1000Z+ suitable for a variety of racing applications. Features – Lightweight plastic case with compact footprint – Heat sink with cooling fan – Fully adjustable brake and throttle functions – On-board, single-button programming – Zero-timing ROAR-approved software – Timing options for Modified racing – Low-resistance …

Traxxas Is About To Announce a New Catamaran [NRHSA SNEAK PEEK]

Traxxas Is About To Announce a New Catamaran [NRHSA SNEAK PEEK]

The  NRHSA  show is happening right now in Vegas (it’s dealers-only, don’t get too excited), and Traxxas is showing off this new catamaran design. We’ll get you the details ASAP, and we should see a full press release tomorrow. In the meantime, we’re guessing it’s got the same power system as the Spartan  and an ABS hull, with top speeds of 50+mph. BUT, that’s all speculation. Stay tuned. Click to enlarge   RC Car Action –

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Pelle Culmsee doubles at Danish Nitro Offroad Nats Rd2

The second round of the Danish Nitro Offroad Nationals hosted by the Hillerod RC Racing club and as usual the weekend started off with Nitro Truggy and Electric Buggy racing on Saturday. In the Nitro Truggy class Peter Harder would grab the TQ in front of Jan D. Hansen and Steffen Culmsee. Mike Kjærgaard rounded out the top 4 after the qualifiers. Truggy top 10 qualifying result: 1. Peter Harder 2. Jan D. Hansen 3. Steffen Culmsee 4. Mike Kjærgaard 5. Søren Hempel 6. Tim Culmsee 7. Pelle Culmsee 8. Ole Harder 9. Jesper Lund 10.Christian Schat Right from the start of the 45 minute main final, up front a family battle…

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Dave Hemenway wins at RC Excitement season opener

RC Excitement of Fitchburg, Massachusetts recently held their Outdoor Season Opener race on their newly refurbished track. In the 1/8th E-Truggy class Daven Hemenway would grab the TQ after having some trouble with traffic in the opening qualifier. The main event then saw Dave profiting of some clashes behind him and from that moment on he never looked back. Behind Dave, Jim Edmonds came in second while Phil Morris rounded out the top 3 result. Source: Tekno RC [teknorc.com] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

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Witsarut Roumlarp wins New RC Club Race Rd3

Last weekend the third round of the New RC Club Race series was held at the New RC track in Thailand with more than 70 sign-ups for the one day event. Witsarut Roumlarp would grab the TQ for the 45 minute A-main and he would jump into the lead right from the start but some five minutes into the race an error let him drop to 4th. Mongkolphan L. then lead the field until around mid-race when Meen V. held the top spot. With around 15 minutes to go, Witsarut Roumlarp grabbed the lead from Meen who would later run out of…

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1/8th Buggy Euros Warm-up Race – Announcement

The warm-up for the 2016 1/8th Nitro EFRA Off-road European Championships will be held from the 13th to 15th of May at the RC Redovan track in Alicante in the south-east of Spain. Registration for the event is open until the 9th of May and it can be found here together with additional information about the race that is open for all drivers with respective national licences. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

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HRC Racing pre-wired hardcase LiPo battery packs

HRC Distribution have introduced the new HRC Racing 5800mAh and 4500mAh hardcase LiPo battery packs. The higher capacity pack is made using 50C cells while the 4500mAh variant is made of 40C cells with both batteries utilising protective hardcases and they come pre-wired with T-type power connectors and XH balancer ports for save and convenient use. Source: HRC Distribution [hrcdistribution.com] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

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Dirk Rischard joins ARC for 2016

ARC have announced the signing of Luxembourg’s Dirk Rischard to their team. The former Serpent driver will use the company’s R8.0 2016 nitro on-road kit during this year’s campaign that will include appearances at events such as the Luxembourg and German National Championships, the ENS and other major races. Dirk has to say the following about the deal: I started my racing career with Serpent and want to thank Serpent Motorsport and especially Ronald, Jirka and Michael to have supported me during the last years. But now it is time for a new challenge and I’m happy to announce to team…

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Ryan Lutz doubles at Pro-Line Gas Champs

The 8th annual Pro-Line Gas Champs were held this past weekend at the Pro-Line test track in Banning, California. As usual the event attracted some of the country’s fastest drivers including prominent guests from abroad, such as Sweden’s David Ronnefalk. The 2-day event saw three rounds of heads up qualifying on Saturday and the mains on Sunday and in the premier Nitro Buggy class it was Tekno’s Ryan Lutz who took the TQ and winning honours, leaving HB’s David Ronnefalk and Tekno RC’s Joe Bornhorst behind in second and third respectively. 1/8th Nitro Truggy again had Ryan Lutz dominating the proceedings with a…

Intech ER-14 lightened aluminium motor mount

Intech ER-14 lightened aluminium motor mount

Coming from Intech for the ER-14 1/10th 4WD off-road buggy is a lightened quick change motor mount. Machined from 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised the 2-piece sliding design motor mount reduced the overall weight while allowing for easier motor access and more convenient gear mesh adjustment. The part is a direct fit on the ER-14 buggy. Source: Intech Racing [intechracing.com] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

Jonathan Yeung teams up with Alpha

Jonathan Yeung teams up with Alpha

Alpha have announced the signing of up and coming Hong Kong driver Jonathan Yeung to their team. The Chinese National Champion will power his Tekno RC vehicles using Alpha’s competition engines and he has the following to say about the deal: It is amazing to join the Alpha Factory Team and I am eager to run the Alpha engines in various nitro Off-road race. The latest Dragon III series is just perfectly match with my requirements in power demand at different RPM, low fuel consumption and extreme reliable under serious race conditions. I would like to take this chance to thanks for Alpha to…

2016 Red River Spring Fling – Report

2016 Red River Spring Fling – Report

T&T Speedway in Shreveport, Louisiana was host of the Red River Spring Fling. The 3-day race brought together some of the best talent from Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. In qualifying, the high grip clay provided fast and extremely close qualifying in all classes. In Modified 4WD, Tyler Keel was able to take overall TQ honors by setting the fastest time in both round 1 and round 2. In Modified Truck, it was a back and forth battle over the three rounds between Cody Avant and Tyler Keel. Avant made two consistent runs to Keel’s one and took the overall TQ honors followed by Keel…

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RC Lemans Series Rd2 – Report

Shortly after the opening round of the 2016 RC Lemans Series the championship continued with round two held at the RACO 2000 club in Utrecht. Different from round one the race was held in dry weather which was of course well received by the drivers. In the LMP 1 modified class and after the three rounds of qualifying, Tobias Weist took the TQ from championship leader Tim Altmann and his brother Kai Altmann. Joachim Behnken and Timo Schad lined up in fourth and fifth respectively. In the LMP2 stock class Timo Schad won the qualifiers to start from pole position into the A-mains. Marlon Beuershausen…

Kerstin & Christian Bessler join Ielasi Tuned

Kerstin & Christian Bessler join Ielasi Tuned

Ielasi Tuned have announced the signing of Germany’s Kerstin and Christian Bessler to their off-road team. The couple will power their Team Associated buggies using the new Ielasi Tuned buggy engines in this year’s campaign that will include the German National Championship, the European Championships A as well as during selected Italian events such as the Bitty Contest in Bologna. Source: Ielasi Tuned [ielasituned.com] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

BRCA Electric Touring Car Championship Rd1 – Report

BRCA Electric Touring Car Championship Rd1 – Report

The BRCA Electric Touring Car Championship got underway over the weekend with round one at the popular Cotswolds track. Nine heats were run, five for the Stock 13.5 class and four Modified heats. Mixed weather conditions on day one provided a tough test for the drivers but thankfully day two was blessed with dry conditions for the finals. Defending champions from last year were present in the form of Schumacher’s Elliott Harper and Xray’s Zak Finlay, and a top class Modified entry included Xray’s Alex Hagberg who it is hoped will contest a handful of UK nationals this season. In qualifying it was the…

Maxim Laverychev wins at Russian Grand Prix

Maxim Laverychev wins at Russian Grand Prix

The recent Russian Grand Prix was held in Moscow with the event attracting some of the fastest Russian drivers to compete on a purpose-built, complex, and high-bite carpet indoor track. In the 4WD Buggy class ETS A-finalist Maxim Laverychev and Dmitry Malyshko battled for the TQ with the better end for Dmitry but Maxim stroke back in the finals as he was able to come out fastest in A1 and A2 to grab the overall win early. 4WD Buggy top 5 result: 1. Maxim Laverychev – Xray 2. Timofey Cherkasov – Yokomo 3. Dmitry Malyshko – Schumacher 4. Alex Shatov – Yokomo 5. Mikhail Malyshev – …

Marc Rheinard to run Yokomo YRX12 at Electric Worlds

Marc Rheinard to run Yokomo YRX12 at Electric Worlds

Yokomo have announced that Germany’s Marc Rheinard will run the company’s all-new YRX12 1/12th pan car at the forthcoming IFMAR 1/12th scale World Championships in Beijing, China. The Tamiya Factory driver already chooses Yokomo buggies for his 1/10th off-road outings and he will now also run the Japanese manufacturer’s competition on-road pan car at an international level. Source: Yokomo [teamyokomo.com] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

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John Agus wins Jakarta Regional Buggy Champs Rd2

Round two of the Jakarta Regional Buggy Championships was held at the Graha Raya track. Team Associated driver Rama Tribudiman would put his O.S. powered buggy on TQ but in the 45-minute A-main it was John Agus (Kyosho/O.S.) who came out fastest from Adrian Susanto (TLR/O.S.) who ended the race 14 second down in second. Only 1.3 seconds behind Susanto, Adrian Wicaksono (Mugen/Reds Racing) completed the podium result. Behind the three Jason Nugroho (Xray/Novarossi) and Kenji Liono (SWorkz/SPower) rounded out the top 5. Thanks to Faisal Ali for the report. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It

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Roche Rapide P12-2016 1/12th pan car kit

Roche have introduced the 2016 edition of their P12 1/12th scale pan car kit. Based off of the previous P12 the 2016 car comes with a range of updates such as a 2.5mm carbon fibre chassis and a new floating servo mount with fully adjustable servo position. Also new are the upper and lower motor pod plates for optimised chassis balance and the kit also comes with a new 7075 aluminium rear chassis brace mount, selectable battery plate positions, and a new O-ring battery mount. Other features include redesigned aluminium front lower arm tubes for countersunk screws, new and adjustable centre shock positions as…

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Schelle XB2 chassis protector decal

Coming from Schelle Racing Innovations is a chassis protector decal for the Xray XB2 buggy. Printed by UpGrade RC the pre-cut chassis skin sports numerous Schelle logos and it is made to protect the chassis bottom from becoming excessively scratched or damaged when racing on abrasive surfaces while also keeping the lower chassis screw heads from becoming clogged with dust and dirt. Source: Schelle Racing Innovations [schelleracing.com] Facebook Twitter Google+ Pin It