The opening round of the Islikon Offroad Masters was held recently and in the 4WD Buggy class it was Kevin Prinz (Xray) who took the TQ in front of his teammate Adi Riederer. After the mains it was again Kevin who was on top of things with Elias Hermann-Schiller (Xray) coming in 2nd while Adi Riederer (Xray) had to settle for 3rd overall. Over in 2WD Buggy it was Benjamin Moos who took the overall courtesy of two wins in the A-mains as Roger Frei and Martin Weidmann came in 2nd and 3rd overall. Finally in the Stadium Truck class it was Martin Weidmann with the win from Reto Kellenberger and Silvio Pietroboni.
The recent second round of the AMK RC club race saw Igor Liptak (Xray) taking the TQ honours in the Touring Stock 17.5T class. Igor went on to win the A-main final also, completely sweeping the competition with the Xray duo of Tomas Valent and Milos Svihran rounding out the top 3 results.
Xray have introduced an aluminium progressive shock system for the ultra short ULP shock absorbers of the T4’18 touring car. Coming in pairs, the set includes two aluminium inserts and two blank shock pistons that provide a progressive damper action upon compression, something that is regarded as a must-have especially on asphalt tracks.
The third and final round of the Argentinean Nitro Off-road Championships took place at the El Condor track in Mendoza recently. Nice weather made for good racing conditions and in the 45-minute Pro Buggy finale it was Agustin Cutini with the win from Federico Davico and Joseph Quagraine in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Coming from Samix and made for the MST CFX-W trail truck are aluminium portal axle covers. They are machined from high-quality aluminium and while adding strength to the truck’s driveline they also add about 12g of weight per pair for an overall lower centre of gravity. The covers come in pairs and they are available in black, grey or silver finish.
Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced their new caster block sets for the Team Associated B64 series of 1/10th scale 4WD buggies. An improvement over the original construction the hubs allow to easily adjust the camber link ball stud position and thus camber link length and roll centre by simply adding or removing shims. The multi-piece design was used on rear uprights before and is now available for the front hubs. While offering the standard kit geometry the hubs also allow to run shorter links which can be beneficial in a range of track conditions. The lightweight design and aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium adds only minimal unsprung weight while still being sturdy and durable. RDRP’s C-hubs are usable on all B64-series buggies and they are available in a 10 degree or 13 degree variant to adjust the corner characteristics of the buggy.
Made for Xray’s T4 2018 and 2017 kits is the new brass battery mount set from 7075.it. It includes aluminium battery braces and brass mounting brackets with the latter allowing to loop the battery mount tape through the brackets rather then having to route it under the chassis for improved safety when running on abrasive surfaces. The mounting system is usable on the ’17 and ’18 kits and it is available from end of this week.
Coming from Team Magic and made for the new E4RS4 touring car are 1.8mm and 2.3mm carbon fibre upper decks. Offering different flex characteristics, the thinner 1.8mm deck is best suited for the use in combination with the soon-to-be-released aluminium main chassis while the thicker 2.3mm variant was developed for the use with the standard carbon fibre chassis and when running on high-grip tracks.