Coming soon from Traxxas is their updated E-Revo electric monster truck that received some subtle changes to further improve power, speed and strength. The truck features a new Maxx-Spec driveline that was inspired by the larger X-Maxx truck with the E-Revo sporting a sturdy all-metal drivetrain with reinforced diffs, gears and driveshafts. Also new for the 2019 E-Revo is self-righting ability that, with the simply press a button on the transmitter, in most circumstances, will bring the truck back on its wheels in just seconds. Armed with a fortified drivetrain, E-Revo’s VXL-6s power system now pounds out more tire-scorching motivation than ever before, all the way to more than 110km/h or 70mph. Advanced design and sophisticated microprocessor control make this the most punchy and reliable high-voltage VXL power system ever. Other features include new, larger Talon EXT wheels and tyres, new, beefier suspension arms, and more.
Exotek have introduced two new option parts for the Losi Rock Rey kits in the form of a heavy duty aluminium diff gear case and a stainless steel brake disk set. Starting with the diff case, the item was designed for the front or rear of the Losi Rock or Baja Rey vehicles. It includes bigger-than-stock steel diff screws to prevent blowing out the gear diff under heavy loads. Also new is a drilled stainless steel hex brake disk set for the Rey series of off-road cars. The 1-piece design combines the brake disk and wheel hex for increased durability and true wheel alignment. Drilled vented slots add realism and style to the ride. The set includes four brake disks and it is a direct fit.
Modelix Racing have introduced the new Ultimate Racing M3X square stroke 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. The O.S.-based power plant is of a 3-port design and was developed to produce maximum power while still offering exceptional tuneability and a linear power band. It comes with a high-quality steel rear bearing and a tungsten-balanced and silicone-filled crankshaft and is meant to be a more budget-friendly alternative to the M3T engine.
The final round of the French 1/10th 200m Nitro Touring National Championship was held recently with the 45-minutes main final being won by Capricorn’s Quentin Leroux. Xray’s Michael Derderian came in 2nd to finish the championship on the runner-up spot behind teammate Leo Arnold while Shepherd’s Basile Concialdi rounded out the top 3 results at the final round.
HRC Distribution have introduced their new TSW Pro Racing body reamer tool. The updated reamer now comes with a screw-on cap to protect both the tool tip while also offering protection for other tools and your fingers. An aluminium handle makes for a low weight while the hardened and gold-coloured tool tip ensures precise body post hole drilling thanks to its sharpness and etched size markings.
Speedworld Raceway of Roseville, California held a club race this past weekend. Saturday would see open practice with the whole race taking place on Sunday. The track was nicely prepped with soda water, making for high traction the while day. In Touring 17.5T Stock it was Chris Dodson with the win from a chasing Alex Fera who qualified 4th but managed to find some more speed in the final. Behind the two teammates, Joe Huynh would round out the podium. Over in the Formula class it was Alex Fera who started from 2nd but was able to take profit of a DNF of the leading driver whose car’s spur gear got smashed.
The sixth and final round of the popular Schumacher Dart Cup 1:10 off-road series was held this past weekend at the Astroturf RC Track in Serock, Poland. Mother nature presented some unusual conditions for the drivers. The race started in hot summer weather with temperatures in the high 20°C range on Friday while on Saturday morning temperature dropped more than 10 degree Celsius and was only around 13°C. On midday the rain started and the rainy, windy autumn weather continued until the end of the race. What followed was a never ending search for the best tyres and setup for the changing track conditions.
SWorkz have announced the signing of Italy’s Leonardo Valente to their factory team. One of the country’s frontrunners, Leonardo will campaign SWorkz’s S35-3 nitro and S35-3E electric buggy kits at national and international events and he already set a first mark by winning the E-Buggy class at the recent Reds GP. Leonardo had the following to say about the deal:
When testing SWorkz cars, I immediately felt familiar with the cars. Easy driving but also top speed made my decision easy to race for the brand in the coming years.