Video – 4wd Practice Rd3

Video – 4wd Practice Rd3

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Matsukura sets 4WD pace at EOS Poznan

Naoto Matsukura made it a good first day for Yokomo at the opening round of the Euro Offroad Series in Poznan, Poland, as he topped 4WD practice with team-mate Lee Martin having set the pace in 2WD earlier in the day.  The Japanese driver, who TQ’d the finale of last season’s EOS, was distinctly quicker than his rival over 3-consecutive laps with Team Xray’s Martin Wollanka 1.4-second off with the second fastest time.  With only 4/10ths of a second covering the next five drivers, defending champion Joern Neumann completed the Top 3 for the two timed practice rounds …

Video – 2wd Practice Rd4

Video – 2wd Practice Rd4

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JConcepts 22 2.0 Finnisher mid motor bodyshell

JConcepts 22 2.0 Finnisher mid motor bodyshell

JConcepts introduce the Finnisher bodyshell specially designed for the TLR 22 2.0 2WD buggy in mid motor configuration. Development with the help of Ryan Maifield, the Finnisher for the 22 is a completely tightened design, slimming the overall look of the vehicle. The body sports a smoother high-speed transition with increased flow past the side-pods that lends itself perfect to high-speed circuits. A single angle starting near the steering assembly ending at the widest point in the middle of the chassis adds driving consistency and improved “at-speed” handling. As track conditions have advanced through additives, treatments and maintenance, the ultimate…

Martin tops 2WD practice at EOS season opener

Martin tops 2WD practice at EOS season opener

Lee Martin got the new season of the Euro Offroad Series underway in the best way possible way as he topped 2WD practice in Poznan, Poland.  The Yokomo driver headed a 1-2 for the Japanese manufacturer with defending champion Naoto Matusukura posting the second fastest time over 3-consecutive laps.  Winner of last year’s ‘Hobby’ hosted event Hupo Honigl took his Team C to the third fastest time with an impressive performance from Schumacher’s of US driver Carson Wernimont securing him fourth in the reseeding for tomorrow’s 2WD qualifying.  Having TQ’d here 12-months ago it was a tough practice …

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Hudy professional LED pit lamp

Hudy introduce their professional RC pit LED lamp. Battery-operated and incorporating an USB charge port the lamp offers a 5500 to 6000K white light, 3-level dimming, an anti-glare light diffuser to minimise visual fatigue and the aluminium frame with two different-size base plates is of compact dimensions to allow for easy storage and transportation. The lamp incorporates an LC display to show time, date, and ambient temperature and for a limited time you can also have the lamp personalised with your name. More information about the free customisation can be found on Hudy’s Facebook page by clicking here .  Source: Hudy

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Axial Wraith Spawn Rock Racer RTR

Axial introduce the full bodied version of the Axial Wraith Rock Racer, the Wraith Spawn. The kit retains many of the components that made this vehicle famous. The AR60 OCP axles are ready take the Spawn through its paces whether blasting through the wide open desert or hammering its way through the toughest rock trails. The Ripsaw 2.2 tyres wrapped around industry proven Method IFD beadlock wheels make for good grip in many track conditions while the 20T brushed motor and waterproof AE-5 speed controller propel the vehicle trough the track. Included with the RTR kit comes a water-resistant TSX45 MG…

Muchmore Flex O-Rings for 1/10th shock absorbers

Muchmore Flex O-Rings for 1/10th shock absorbers

New from Muchmore come 1/10th shock absorber O-rings in three hardnesses. Developed with the help of 3-times World Champion Marc Rheinard the O-rings are available in 40 shore, 50 shore and 60 shore hardness that help to fine-tune the shocks to various track conditions. The harder 50 and 60 shore rings are ideal for carpet tracks while the softer 40 shore rings are best used in low-grip and low temperature conditions. A special silicone material makes the rings much less prone to swelling under the influence of silicone shock oil, they come in sets of 8 rings and are usable for many 1/10th on-road and…

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Hudy to supply official tire additive for ETS 2014/15

Hudy Tire Additive (#106260) has been chosen by the ETS organisation as the official tire additive for the 2014/2015 season. The additive, which will be coloured for each round, comes supplied in a special ETS specific 30ml see-through bottle and will be handed out to all racers at the start of each event.

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TLR 22 2.0 -2.5mm lightweight aluminium chassis

Coming soon from TLR is a new short wheelbase aluminium chassis for the 22 2.0 buggy. Designed to shorten the wheelbase by 2.5mm the part also sports massive machining in the battery and motor/speedo area in order to lower the weight while giving more torsional flex at the same time which should help with traction and overall drivability on low to medium-bite surfaces. Source: TLR [tlracing.com]

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Roche T4 & BD7-2014 aluminium battery stoppers

Roche RC have released new battery stoppers for the Xray T4 and Yokomo BD7-2014 electric touring cars. The stoppers are made from 7075-T6 aluminium and come orange or black anodised. The parts allows to adjust the battery position in order to optimise weight distribution and they include suitable mounting hardware in the form of a pair of M3x8 flathead screws and M3 aluminium locknuts. Source: Roche [roche.hk]

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Avid B5 series aluminium battery thumbwheels

Avid’s new B5/B5M battery thumbwheels are a direct replacement for the stock blue parts found on Team Associated’s latest 2WD buggy. They are of a very lightweight design with the two Avid parts equalling the weight of a single stock thumbwheel and they also up the visual appearance of the buggy with their black anodising and laser etching. Included with the parts come two O-rings and mini decal sheet. Source: Avid [avidrc.com]

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Tuning Haus LightningF front kingpins & rear brace

Tuning Haus has new option parts for VBC Racing’s LightningF formula chassis to offer in the form of TiCN-coated kingpins and a carbon fibre rear brace. Starting with the kingpins, the shafts are a durable alternative to the stock parts as they are precisely ground, polished and TiCN-coated. Particular attention has been paid toward improving the e-clip fit compared to the original, and they include Tuning Haus 2mm circlips for the best possible front spring alignment. Also new is a carbon fibre rear brace that lowers the rear wing which is of benefit with the new generations of formula bodyshells. The rear…

Axial Announces New Wraith Flavor: “Spawn”

Axial Announces New Wraith Flavor: “Spawn”

Axial’s popular Wraith just got a set of full-body duds. The new Spawn  joins the Poison Spyder and “ regular Wraith ” variations of the highly successful trail rig, and retains all the good stuff we’ve come to expect from the platform. That includes Wild Boar driveshafts, threaded-body shocks, AR60 OCP axles with locked diffs, 20-turn brushed motor, and a Tactic 151 oz.-in. servo. There’s a full interior like other Wraiths, but the Spawn gets a new version with a molded-in driver figure so you can leave your wrestling dolls at home. Skull-face and full-face heads are included …

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JConcepts Dirt-Tech 60mm 1/10th buggy tyre inserts

New from JConcepts come the 60mm Dirt-Tech 1/10th off-road tyre inserts. Gray in color, the inserts are designed in conjunction with tyre insert guru, Brian “Dirt” Kinwald to bring the ultimate touch and feel while providing utmost durability. The rear and 4WD front insert has alternating shallow and deep cuts on the outside which touch off against the tyre’s inner carcass providing a cushy response and feel while the 2WD front insert has 3 relatively deep cuts spaced across the width giving a subtle feel to front tyres for precise steering control. The inside has horizontal channels cut in a 360 pattern …

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1st annual Shiverville Worlds – Report

The 1st annual Shiverville Worlds was held at Shiverville Raceway in High Springs, FL. Brian Lewis, Landon Lewis along with the entire Shiverville family and crew prepped an amazingly smooth track surface for the 2-day race format. The flowing yet technical layout provided close and fair racing all weekend. In the 2WD Modified class Team Associated drivers Jason Ruona and Paul Wynn TQ’d all three rounds of qualifying and positioned themselves 1 and 2 on the starting grid for Sunday’s double A-main events. In the 4WD and 4×4 SCT Modified classes John Bernard Jr was top of the class taking TQ in both…

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Centro CT4.2 conversion kit for T4 platform

After the international success of the original Centro mid-motor conversion for the Team Associated B4 buggy platform, Centro announce the release of a new conversion for the 1/10th T4 truck chassis. Modelled along the same lines as the B4 conversion the CT4.2 features a one-piece, 3mm thick aluminium chassis as its cornerstone along with carbon side stiffeners. The moulded gearbox housing can accommodate Team Associated’s geared differential for different track surfaces, while the moulded bulkhead supports the carbon shock tower, allowing the gearbox to be removed without suspension disassembly. Aluminium CNC rear suspension blocks feature removable delrin inserts for longevity and …

Dustin Evans doubles at Lunsford Race

Dustin Evans doubles at Lunsford Race

North West Hobbies hosted the 1st ever Lunsford Race in Albany, Oregon to celebrate one of the most influential individuals in the hobby today, Kelly “Mr. Titanium” Lunsford of Lunsford Racing. Like the metal, he’s no ordinary personality and after a quick chat you’ll come to realize what a stand up individual he is. Positive, light-hearted, and always willing to help, he’s given more to this sport than ever asked of. Because this was the 1st ever Lunsford Race, a few special guests were invited to make this event even more spectacular. TLR/Orion drivers Ryan Maifield and Dustin…

Xray X12 hard composite frontend parts

Xray X12 hard composite frontend parts

Xray have new hard compound front upper suspension arm mounts and lower suspension arms available for the X12 and X10 cars. Made from a special composite material the parts offer a higher rigidity and less “twist” compared to the stock parts making them ideal for racing in high traction and high temperature conditions. The parts are marked for easy identification and are available separately. Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Carlos Pineda wins Spanish 2WD champs Rd3

Carlos Pineda wins Spanish 2WD champs Rd3

In the 3rd round of the 2WD Spanish Championship, Carlos Pineda notched up the win to take the Spanish championship down to the wire. Carlos took the overall TQ and win ahead of superstar Robert Battle. The pair fought hard for the overall win but Carlos maintained a consistent pace to win legs 1 and 2 to keeping the championship fight alive heading into the final round. Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]