Round 2 of the Northwest Indoor Series was held at Tacoma RC Raceway this past weekend. In the 2WD Mod Buggy class it was Luke Smith (Team Associated/Reedy) with the win from Jackson Andres (Yokomo/Muchmore) on the 2 spot as Daniel Lea (Team Associated/Reedy) rounded out the top 3. In the 4WD Mod Buggy class it was Team Associated’s Harley Yoshii who brought home the win with his Reedy-powered ride as Jackson Andres (Yokomo/Muchmore) came in 2nd and Daniel Lea (Team Associated/Reedy) completed the top 3 podium result.
Available now from Fenix Racing is a set of 0.5mm and 1.0mm carbon fibre shims for the from end of the G56 pan car kits. The set allows to quickly and precisely tune front end ground clearance with the slotted design ensuring convenient use without having to fully undo the front suspension screws.
The Ontario, California based Revelation Raceway held the Kyosho Toys For Tots race this past weekend. Over 100 entries made for plenty of great racing and in the premier Open Nitro Buggy class it was Kyosho’s Ricardo Berton, who flew in from Italy, with the TQ and win in front of HB Racing’s Tyler Brown and Anthony Westergaard. Over in the 1/8th E-Buggy A-main it was top qualifier, Kyosho’s Zachary Rogers with the win from Mugen racer Radcliffe Brill and Kyosho’s Wayne Crowder.
HPI Racing have introduced their new RS4 Sport 3 Flux Ford GT Heritage Edition ready-to-run 1/10th scale kit. The popular shaft-driven 4WD tub chassis is equipped with a powerful brushless motor, capable of propelling the GT racer to speed of over 100km/h while the iconic Ford GT body sports the ultimate classic racing livery with its Gulf Racing colozrs! Fitted with colour-matching Ford GT wheels, this car is an immediate head-turner. It also comes with a 2.4GHz radio system and all that is needed to get this bad boy running is a suitable car battery and charger.
JConcepts have introduced their new F2 body shell for the Traxxas Rustler VXL and XL-5 trucks. The F2 body has been a trend setting design since its release on the buggy population and now, Traxxas Rustler drivers can drop-on a race favourite design to their bash vehicle of choice. One of the key features is an arrow based design where the front is much narrower than the rear. The narrower front-end appears on-point and with an all-new grille and headlight layout with four included grille options. Protecting the front shock tower area is done with a traditional shape but contains new louver positioning and available air-release features located just in front of the main cab. The popular side-window treatment has been once again incorporated into the design for maximum coverage. The new body includes the traditional Finnisher “V step-downs” in the bed area which makes it identifiable to the savvy racer. The tail of the body has been lowered with an upper and lower transition making the rear a more durable piece even with light-weight materials. The F2 includes two spoilers, one for high-bite conditions and another taller version for low or medium bite conditions. The spoilers are durable and with proper trimming and included hardware bolt directly to the back of the new shell. Each package includes window mask, new F2 specific decal sheet, two rear spoiler options and mounting hardware.
The Phil Hurd Raceway of Savannah, Georgia played host to round 5 of the Force Series this past weekend. In the Expert Nitro Buggy A-main it was Mugen’s Adam Drake with the win, after qualifying on the 5th spot, as Serpent’s Billy Easton came in 2nd overall, some 15s back. Rob Lupo would round out the top 3 some three laps down.
The Ohio RC Factory of Jeffersonville, Ohio held their Xmas Charity Race this past weekend. TLR’s Tyler Jones would be in control of things in the 4WD Modified Buggy class, taking the TQ and win in front of the Team Associated duo of Aydin and Austin Horne as Gary Studt and Todd Christian rounded out the top 5 results.
Round 4 of the RC Kongen Winter Series was held this past weekend and it was Team Associated’s Jesper Rasmussen with the TQ and win in the 2WD Modified Buggy class. Team Associated’s up and coming Marcus Kaerup came in 2nd overall as Yokomo’s Frederik Hovgaard rounded out the podium result in 3rd. Over in the 4WD Mod Buggy class it was Pelle Culmsee with the overall TQ, however after the triple A-mains it was Marcus Kaerup with the win from Pelle in 2nd and Daniel Rose in 3rd.