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Naoto Matsukura takes 2014 Japanese TC title

The JMRCA Japanese Touring Car nationals were held this weekend at the small and tight Beetops track near Nishiwaki close to Osaka. Qualifying in the Super Expert class would be a two way battle between Yokomo team mates Naoto Matsukura and newly crowned European Champion Ronald Volker with the pair sharing the top spot in the first 5 of 6 qualifiers, with the deciding 6th and last qualifying run going to another Yokomo driver Hayato Matsuzaki. After 6 runs it would be reigning champion Matsukura on the top spot just ahead of Volker in 2nd and Matsuzaki in 3rd with Tamiya star Akio Sobue completing the top 4. In …

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KM H-K1 Evo 3 optional front shock tower

New from KM Racing for the H-K1 Evo 3 200mm chassis is this optional 3mm carbon front shock tower. The new tower offers more more shock positions for a wider range of adjustment as well as helping to increase the flex on the front of the car which gives the car more steering. You can now also use the same shock shaft front and rear with this new tower. Source:  KM  [km-rc.com]

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2015 Reedy Race of Champions – Announcement

The Reedy Race have announced that the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions will return to OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA January 22-25, 2015. 2014 was the first year that the Reedy Race was held at OCRC Raceway and the response was extremely positive, not only from the racers, but from spectators, event sponsors, industry representatives, and the media. The results saw Ryan Cavalieri crowned Invitational champion for the third time and for the second consecutive year. In the 2WD Open class, J.P. Richards claimed the title while Spencer Rivkin took the 4WD Open class. Both of these racers will join Cavalieri and the …

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Tamiya Raybrig NSX Concept-GT TB-04 kit

Tamiya announce the release of the Raybrig NSX Concept-GT kit on the TB-04 chassis. The kit is based on a shaft-driven chassis, the differentials inside the gearboxes are newly designed as they utilize a sealed gear differential system whereby the internal gears movement is controlled by different viscosity differential fluids. The double-wishbone suspension system makes use of the same short reversible type that has been used on the TB-03, TA-05 Version II, TA-06 and the TRF416 and 417 World Championship machines. The TB-04 also incorporates the IFS inboard front suspension whereby the front shocks are positioned horizontally and…

Poulter returns home to Schumacher

Poulter returns home to Schumacher

Schumacher would like to announce that UK offroad front runner, David Poulter, has re-joined the team Schumacher team after a short time with TLR. David says, “I’d like say thank you to TLR & Horizon Hobby UK for their support this year. I am very happy to be returning to Schumacher Racing and am excited Read the Rest…

THE eCar gets strengthens up with steel

THE eCar gets strengthens up with steel

Let’s face it…we have all been overeager at times to do that huge triple at full speed during a race. Sometimes things go well and nothing happens, but some other times things don’t go as planned, resulting in a spectacular lawn dart which causes extreme stress on the drivetrain. In cases like this aluminum dogbones Read the Rest…

ARRMA unleashes the KRATON

ARRMA unleashes the KRATON

ARRMA has just announced their all-new KRATON Monster Truck. The KRATON 6S Speed Monster Truck will accelerate your bashing action beyond the limits. Experience blistering 6S brushless power and master the roughest offroad environments you can find. Fly through the air with the balance and control of a premium quality racing vehicle, and get all Read the Rest…

The Firebolt gets fresh option parts

The Firebolt gets fresh option parts

VBC Racing has released several new option parts for the Firebolt DM 2wd buggy. The new option parts include rear suspension mount spacer sets, aluminum steering arm, and hard coated aluminum idler gear. Each part is designed to be lightweight, durable, and add additional performance to the already impressive Firebolt. Source: VBC Racing

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David Poulter re-joins Schumacher

Schumacher announce that UK off-road front runner David Poulter has re-joined the team. David is a high performing driver who will be an excellent addition to the UK team and he has the following to say: I’d like say thank you to TLR & Horizon Hobby UK for their support this year. I am very happy to be returning to Schumacher Racing and am excited about running both the Cougar KF and Cat K1 Aero for the coming season. I am hoping to compete at all rounds of the EOS Series and the Silverstone Winter Series where I will be able to adjust…

Labor Day Weekend Reedy Battery Sale!

Labor Day Weekend Reedy Battery Sale!

During the Labor Day weekend only!…

70s Sheetmetal for Short Course: Parma 71 Muscle Baja SC

70s Sheetmetal for Short Course: Parma 71 Muscle Baja SC

Parma’s got a bunch of different options for styling out your short-course truck as something other than a short-course truck. You can go with a dune buggy , a 50s look , a classic  panel truck , or vintage muscle –like this latest addition, the ’71 Muscle Baja SC . Parma does a good job of stretching the lines to fit the large width and wheelbase of a short-course machine, and the Duster Demon styling cues are right on the money for that early-70s vibe. See the press info below for more details.   From Parma: The race is on! Convert your …

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Juan Pablo Golobic wins Argentine 200mm champs

Last weekend the Argentine 1/10th touring championships took place in Cordoba. Juan Pablo Golobic took the TQ and the overall win with his Novarossi-powered ride, followed by Novarossi team mate Guillermo San Martino. Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

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JQ Products THEeCar steel centre dogbones

New from JQ Products come steel centre dogbones for THEeCar 1/8th E-buggy. Made to replace the standard aluminium dogbones, the parts offer improved durability when running extreme power setups or on tracks with very high traction and/or large jumps. The driveshafts are a lot less prone to bend under heavy loads and available now. Source: JQ Products [jq-products.com]

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Arrma Kraton 6S BLX speed monster truck

The Kraton 6S BLX speed monster truck is Arrma’s second 1/8th scale kit following the introduction of the Typhon 6S BLX buggy. The truck builds on a black anodised aluminium chassis plate and features a heavy duty 3-diff drivetrain, long suspension components, aluminium big bore shock absorbers and front and rear anti-roll bars from stock. Universal driveshafts transfer the power of the 6S compatible sensorless brushless motor to the multi-spoke rims with dBoots MT tyres. All electronic components such as the high-torque steering servo and the 180A speed controller are full waterproof while being protected by an inner roll cage at …

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LRP NiMH receiver & 1/18th micro batteries

LRP have new receiver and 1/18th micro battery packs available. Starting with the receiver packs, the XTEC 2/3A NiMH batteries are available in straight or hump configuration and with your choice of JR/universal or BEC compatible plugs. The 5-cell packs are built using high capacity 1600mAh cells and are usable for on-road and off-road applications alike. Also part of the XTEC line of receiver batteries are two new large scale batteries. Again offering 6V output voltage, the packs use 4000mAh cells with the hump pack coming pre-wired with a Tamiya and JR-compatible connector while the…

Novarossi Fast Fuel Gun

Novarossi Fast Fuel Gun

Available from mid-September is Novarossi’s new Fast Fuel Gun. Lighter and offering a higher flow rate the fuel gun helps to speed-up refuelling for faster pit stops. Included with the fuel gun come two suitable stays to place the gun on when not in use. Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

Yugo Nagashima joins VBC Racing

Yugo Nagashima joins VBC Racing

Multiple champion and JMRCA touring car national A-main finalist Yugo Nagashima recently joined VBC Racing, the company announced. Yugo will VBC’s latest touring car kit at this week’s 2014 touring car nationals and during his upcoming campaign. Source: VBC Racing [vbcracing.com]

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Team C TC10 aluminium spool & front one-way

Team C Racing introduce two new option parts for the TC10 touring car in the form of an aluminium front spool and a one-way axle. Both axles make use of orange aluminium bodies and metal outdrives, they come including a new diff gear and the one-way also includes a pair of ball bearings. While the solid axle is a direct replacement for the kit’s composite assembly the front one-way is a tuning option to adjust on and off-power steering. Source: Team C [teamcracing.net]

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Zeppin Racing Tweak Killer tool

Zeppin Racing introduce the Tweak Killer, a tool to ensure maximum chassis flatness of 1/10th electric touring cars. Making use of a thick CNC-machined, laser-engraved aluminium plate and a sturdy aluminium rod the tool helps to eliminate unwanted chassis tweak that can lead to an erratically handling car. The tool is pretty easy to use as first up the chassis’ bumper will be removed and all lower bulkhead and the upper top deck screws loosened. Next up the chassis is placed on the aluminium plate with the alloy rod being placed on top of the front and rear shock tower…

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Reedy WolfPack Gen. 2 LiPo batteries

Reedy release the next generation of their popular WolfPack LiPo battery packs featuring increased capacities for even longer runtimes and more overall power. Coming as 7.4V variants with 3300mAh to 7500mAh capacity, as 11.1V 4500mAh as well as 14.8V 4000mAh and 5400mAh pack, all batteries features Reedy’s moulded hardcase for maximum crash protection in sizes that fit the most popular car configurations. Wires now exit the case through a rubber gasket which protects the wire’s insulation while helping to prevent moisture from entering the case. High-quality cell manufacturing and construction techniques result in reliable operation and maximum cycle-life. The Gen. 2 LiPo …