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Schelle ZX6 shorty LiPo battery strap & Onyx bearings

Schelle Racing Innovations have two new option parts for the Kyosho ZX6 4WD buggy available. First up is a carbon fibre shorty LiPo battery strap cut from lightweight yet rigid 2.5mm carbon fibre. Weighing in at only 4.7g the part offers a single open end design for easy removal and it fits the kit mounting posts as well as optional aluminium posts with thumb screws. Included is also an optional adhesive foam cushion. The other new product is a 28-piece Onyx ball bearing set for the ZX6. The both metal and rubber shielded ball races are manufactured to ABEC-1 standard, they reduce friction while …

Thurston & Glyn win at BRCA 1/10th IC Track Nats Rd3

Thurston & Glyn win at BRCA 1/10th IC Track Nats Rd3

Round 3 of the BRCA 1/10th IC Track Nationals was held on the very technical track at Colchester with only 30 drivers attending. In the 200mm Touring class Alex Thurston took the TQ position in all four rounds of qualifying with Joe Kerry 2nd while in the 220mm GT class Glyn Beal came out fastest after the qualifiers. In the 200mm final Alex then lead the race form the start and took the win from Joe with John Zotll grabbing the final podium position. The 220mm final was lead all the way by Glyn with local driver Paul Bellinger taking second place. Source

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Xray 6.8mm ball studs with backstop

Coming from Xray and made for the XB8 1/8th scale buggy are 6.8mm ball studs with backstop. Designed for the use on the steering knuckles the ball studs eliminate the annoying problem of the ball cups becoming disconnected from the ball studs in the event of a crash or a hard landing. Incorporating an M3 thread the ball studs are made from high quality material and additionally heat treated for maximised durability. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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Serpent Slide Drive gear differential outdrives

Available now and designed for the Slide Drive system are new gear differential outdrives from Serpent. Usable on the SRX-2 Buggy and SC truck and made from high-quality spring steel the outdrives allow to use the performance enhancing Slide Drive system in combination with gear differentials and not just the standard ball differentials. Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

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Vuga & Osvald win at Alpe Adria Masters

The Aple Adria Masters was held at the Tolmin track in Slovenia. After last year’s rain this year the weather held up perfect, attracting many drivers to compete in several on-road classes. In the 1/8th Nitro On-road class Jernej Vuga won the final after starting from the 2 spot behind Nejc Mihelic. Jernej went the risky way of changing his car’s set-up for the final and the risk paid off as some laps into the race he passed Nejc and never looked to take the win. The pole sitter Nejc on the other hand had a crash during the …

Xray women Team T-Shirt

Xray women Team T-Shirt

New from Xray comes the Team T-Shirt for women. It is made from high-quality, breathable fabric to offer best comfort even in the hottest conditions. Emblazoned with Xray logos and graphics on front and back the shirt is available in women-specific XS to XXL sizes. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

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Adrien Bertin continues with Matrix

Italian company Matrix have announced the re-signing of 2-times World Champion Adrien Bertin to their team. The French driver is a key figure in the HB nitro on-road team and he will continue to use Matrix tyres in the 2015 season in which he will mainly focus on 1/8th scale racing in the preparation for this year’s World Championship in Brazil. Source: Matrix [matrix-tyres.com]

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X-Race Italy – Announcement

The X-Race Italy will take place on the weekend of the 12th of July at the Minicar Bientina club in Bientina. The event will see the running of a Modified, 13.5T Stock, 17.5T Real Stock and a Formula class and registration for the race will open on the 1st of June at 6 p.m. here . Entries are limited and the exact date, the race will be held either on the 11th or 12th, will be announced soon.

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Jorge Simones joins Team Durango on-road team

Team Durango have announced that Portuguese touring car star Jorge Simoes has joined the company’s touring car team. Jorge will be racing the DETC410, and also working to bring new tricks, tips and set-up advice to Team Durango’s existing racer network. Source: Team Durango [team-durango.com]

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Aaron Lee wins 1/12th class at 2015 Muchmore Masters

The SMA hosted the 2015 Muchmore Masters with the weekend starting with rain and a condensed practice, so the field headed straight into seeding practice. With the extra low-grip asphalt it was extremely difficult to get the pan cars sorted and it was Aaron Lee (Serpent) who made the best out of the condition by taking all but one qualifier to take the pole position for the finals. The triple A-mains then had Aaron further dominating the field by coming out successful in all three final legs. David Craft went head to head with Hiroshi Ishizaki and Dustin Fletcher but David Craft…

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Reflex Racing RR12 ride height shims & chassis brace

Reflex Racing have new option parts for the RSD RR12 1/12th scale pan car available in the form of AE bolt pattern front ride height shims and a “high grip” rear chassis brace. Starting with the ride height shims, two sets are available with a 2-piece set of 1.0mm carbon fibre shims and a 4-piece assortment of two 0.8mm and two 0.5mm metal shims. The slotted shims allow to fine-tune the front ride height on the RR12 and all cars with the new-style Team Associated bolt pattern front end. Also new and made for the RR12 is the high …

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Motter & Turner win at JBRL Electric Series Rd3

Round 3 of the 2015 Jimmy Babcock Racing League Electric Series was held at the SDRC Raceway in San Diego, California. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class Kevin Motter came in 1st from Shawn Blackwell Sr. in 2nd and Blake Beyett, who completed the top 3 result. The 4WD Modified Buggy class had Cody Turner walking away with the win from Kevin Motter and Ryan Dunford in 2nd and 3rd respectively. In Modified Truck Jake Mayo took the day’s win from Shawn Blackwell Sr. and Blake Beyett. In 2WD Modified Short Course Cody Turner secured his second win of the day, this time in front of Ryan …

Team C speed 1/10th speed controller fan mount

Team C speed 1/10th speed controller fan mount

Team C introduce a heat sink fan mount for most of today’s 1/10th brushless speed controllers. The part is designed to mount 30mm fans onto of brushless ESC in order to improve heat dissipation over the standard 25mm fans. Made from aluminium and coming orange or gun metal anodised the fan mount offers a 25mm mounting pattern for the controller heatsink and a 30mm pattern for the fan. Additionally the fan sits at an angle to blow towards the motor, doing away with the need to use an additional unit. Included with the mount comes a genuine WTF 30mm fan. Source: Team…

New from JConcepts: 1.9″ Vengeance Wheel For Vaterra & Axial Vehicles

New from JConcepts: 1.9″ Vengeance Wheel For Vaterra & Axial Vehicles

JConcepts has another option for your Vaterra Ascender, Axial SCX10, and other machines that wear the same wheel type. Center caps in solid and open styles are included, and the look speaks for itself.  Like ‘em? Details follow the pics. For the latest new-gear news daily, hit up our  Hot News & New Stuff forum From JConcepts: The Vengeance wheel gives Trail | Scale drivers a new option with this 8 spoke wheel with center cap. In the scale world, nothing beats a new set of wheels on a vehicle to improve performance or to just refresh the current look. The…

Axial Yeti XL & SCX10 option parts

Axial Yeti XL & SCX10 option parts

Axial have a range of new parts for the Yeti XL and SCX10 off-road vehicles available. First up is the 3.8 Falken Wildpeak M/T all terrain tyre that will offer tons of traction on many surfaces, even with its rather conservative pattern. It comes as pairs in sticky R35 compound, including foam inserts and the tyre fits the Yeti XL off-road buggy. Also new and good for the use with the above tyres are the 3.8 Raceline monster wheels. The officially licensed rims give the Yeti XL that authentic racing look as well as providing the strength to handle whatever …

French Electric On-road Nationals Rd3 – Report

French Electric On-road Nationals Rd3 – Report

The 3rd round of the French Electric On-road Nationals was held in Monteux last weekend on a fast yet technical track. In the Touring Car Modified class Yokomo’s Loic Jasim came out successful from Jeremy Limoges (Xray) who came from the 3 spot on the grid. Maxime Favrelle (ARC) rounded out the podium by grabbing the 3rd place after some nice battles in the finals. Touring Car Modified top 10 result: 1. Loic Jasmin – Yokomo 2. Jeremy Limoges – Xray 3. Maxime Favrelle – ARC 4. Lucas Urbain – VBC 5. Cyril N’Diaye – Yokomo 6. Valentin Lehmann – Team Magic 7. Hugo Ragaut – Yokomo 8. Walter Pollet-Villard – Tamiya…

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29th annual Hank Perry 240 – Report

The 29th annual Hank Perry 240 was held this past weekend in Spokane, Washington. This race doubles as round #2 of the Northwest Championship Tour and always draws a large entry count, in part due to being held on Memorial Day weekend each year. This year was no different and “The Hank” attracted close to 300 entries. The 3 day event consisted of Friday practice, 3 rounds of qualifying Saturday and triple A-Mains Sunday with single 30 minute nitro A-mains. Q1 of the 2WD Buggy class with 26 entries saw the AE of Dave Gullickson edging out Kyosho’s Tayler Wonders by only a tenth or …

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110% Racing RC Sweat shock O-ring lubricant

Following the RC Blood multi-functional grease RC 110% Racing have now introduced RC Sweat, a lubricant ideal to prevent the seals of shock absorbers from swelling. One of the biggest issues with shock absorbers is that the shock O-rings will swell up from the silicone shock oil, which will cause the shocks to bind up, completely taking away their smoothness and consistency. Using the RC Sweat lube during building and maintenance will not only keep the seals from swelling but the grease will also make for silky smooth shock action over a longer period of time. Source: 110% Racing [race110.com]

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Reflex Racing RSD split ride height gauge

Reflex Racing have introduced the new RSD ride height gauge for 1/10th and 1/12th on-road cars. Coming as pair and made from black anodised and laser-etched aluminium the gauges offer a measurement range of 2.5mm to 6mm in 0.5mm increments and the split design helps to finely and precisely adjust the ride height of “slider style” 1/12th rear ends as well as 1/10th touring cars as both sides of the chassis can be measured at the same time. Source: Reflex Racing [reflexracing.net]

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Yeah Racing TRF419/418 teflon-sealed ball bearing set

New from Yeah Racing and made for the Tamiya TRF419 and TRF418 is a teflon-sealed ball bearing set. The teflon seals will offer better protection against dust and dirt compared to metal-shielded ones while still running with a very low amount of drag and the included high-quality bearing oil makes maintaining the ball races a breeze. Source: Yeah Racing [yeahracing.com]