MIP 1/5th scale limiter strap set & header gasket

MIP 1/5th scale limiter strap set & header gasket

New from MIP and made for large scale off-road vehicles such as the Losi 5ive-T are a limiter strap set and a header gasket. Starting with the suspension limiter straps, the set offers scale looks, functionality, and adjustability. Their main purpose is to limit the overall extension of the shock as to prevent it from overextending and doing damage to the piston, eyelet, rod end, and shock retainer. There are also many secondary benefits of these straps including not bending the arm at the droop screw pivot point, keeping the arms and chassis in better condition, and the droop set correctly on both sides. Included in the set are four limiter straps, limiter strap buckles and strap mounts.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Berton snatches TQ from Baruffolo at Arena Race

Berton snatches TQ from Baruffolo at Arena Race

Qualifying is over at the second edition of the Arena Outdoor race, and the day was as exciting as it can get with Berton and Baruffolo showing top notch skills on the beautiful Asti track. With the TLR driver taking Q1 and Q4 and Berton taking Q2 and Q3, it all went down to the second tie breaker to assign the TQ. It was eventually the reigning European B Champion to snatch the top spot from Marco with a 5 points advantage over the second throwout. Behind them, Stocco had some good but inconsistent qualifiers, ending the day with a DNF with a broken servo but still managing to keep third in the standings. Former 2-time European Champion Tortorici would close fourth overall, one point ahead of Valente who rounded up the top 5.

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

RDRP B5M aluminium low-profile wing mount set

RDRP B5M aluminium low-profile wing mount set

New from Revolution Design Racing Products and made for the Team Associated B5M buggy is an aluminium low-profile wing mount set. The updated design places the wing 7mm lower than the stock wing mount does, which leads to a lower centre of gravity and improved jumping both over small, medium and large jumps. On top of that the high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium part grants a better support for the wing which leads to better aerodynamics and also improved durability in the event of a crash. The wing mount set is available in blue or black anodising.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Hendrik Lainemäe doubles at Baltic Championships

Hendrik Lainemäe doubles at Baltic Championships

The 2015 Baltic Championships were held at the freshly renovated Tartu racetrack with drivers from Latvia, Lithuania and Finland in attendance. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class Rainer Ressar was able to grab the TQ by winning three of the five qualifiers. The 45 minute main final at first saw Rainer in the lead and even building a gap on the field but problems with backmarkers cost him some time later on, allowing Hendrik Lainemäe to catch up. After a pit incident when Rainer was blocked by another car Hendrik made it through and he was able to cruise to the win despite a chasing Rainer who started closing the gap to the leader. Ultimately Hendrik brought home the title from Rainer with Igoris Vilcinskas completing the top 3.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Bloomfield wins rained out HNMC Summer Series race

Bloomfield wins rained out HNMC Summer Series race

Round six of the HNMC Summer Series would be held at the impressive Herts facility that was used for the Euro B Championships in June. The end of August in the UK typically sees a few rain showers, and the forecast was for some rain in the afternoon this time, so everyone was at least hoping that could get qualifying completed before the rains came. Darren Bloomfield has been putting in plenty of track time lately, and with that he has got the settings of his car well tuned and is very comfortable in his driving. Using the the same chassis settings as he had at the recent UK National round, Darren was untouchable in qualifying posting times faster than he achieved at the National. He would TQ all 3 rounds on his way to some very impressive lap times. Behind Darren there was the usual Herts protagonists in Kevin Brunsden, Tony Truman and Ollie Currie who had also all been extremely quick at the National, and these guys were battling it out and would be 2nd, 3rd and 4th in qualifying. Sadly, the predicted rains came almost immediately as qualifying finished and while they tried to run the first final it quickly became clear that the rain was here to stay, and the meeting would have to be cancelled.

Source: Nemo Racing [nemoracing.com]

Friday, August 28, 2015

Thursten Yeo wins at NCT Series Rd5

Thursten Yeo wins at NCT Series Rd5

Round five of the NCT Series would be held in Wall Walla, WA. In the 2WD Short Course class Thurston Yeo took the TQ for the triple A-mains of which the opening one didn’t went well for him as he only came in third spot behind David Cruise Halloway and Clayton Groom. A2 and A3 then saw a clean sweep by Thurston, who got into grips by using a different tyre choice, to take the day’s win and with it the third overall victory this season.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Friday, August 28, 2015

Juan Carlos Canas TQs and wins at Sardine night race

Juan Carlos Canas TQs and wins at Sardine night race

The 9th edition of the Sardine night race was held at the the Tour of Alhaurin de la Torre track in Malaga, Spain. 13 year old Juan Carlos (Tekno), one of the most promising talents in Spain set the pace by winning two out of three qualifying rounds, TQing the race and winning the main final by five laps after 45 minutes. Agustin Illanes (Mugen) came in second while Zacarias Villalba (Team C) rounded out the podium result.

Source: Tekno [teknorc.com]

Friday, August 28, 2015

2015 NCT season finals – Announcement

2015 NCT season finals – Announcement

The 2015 running of the NCT Finals will take place in Pasco, WA on September 11th to 13th. Top drivers from all over the Northwest will be in attendance to battle it out for the Columbia Cup title, as well as secure additional points to boost their standings in the NCT. Everyone is welcome to attend. More information can be found on the series’ website here or by sending an e-mail to wstcoastrc@aol.com while sign up for the event is available here.

Friday, August 28, 2015

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