VP-Pro have introduced a new aluminium setup wheel set for 1/8th off-road buggies and GT vehicles. They are precision machined from high-quality alloy material, come with a black surface coating, white lettering and silver edge details for a professional look. The wheels will make camber, toe and droop adjustments more precise and they come in sets of four.
Coming from Schelle are the new 76mm light CVA bones for the Team Associated and universal 3+1 shock pistons for a range of 1/10th off-road vehicles. Starting with the front CVA bones, 2-piece bones utilise a lightweight aluminium pin drive shaft mated to proven MIP steel CVA yokes. The bones can handle the power of both 13.5 and 17.5 motors but are not recommended for modified racing. They save about 3.5g of rotating weight, and fit the B64 and B64D.
Capital City Raceway played host to the 5th Annual Big Bend Shootout recently. Challenging racing conditions with a rough yet high grip track and cold weather made things interesting for the racers and in Pro Nitro Buggy it was Xray’s Landen Lewis who made the best out of the conditions, taking home the win in front of Tekno’s Kenny Morris Jr. and Serpent’s Will McGiver.
Thornhill Raceway of Hutto, Texas held their Toys for Tots race last weekend, raising $3000 and lots of toys for the good cause. Jason Woolridge (Xray) was top qualifier in Nitro and would also bring home the win from Xray teammate, Nick Vanderpool while Elliott Martinez rounded out the top 3 results. Over in E-Buggy it was again Jason Woolridge (Xray) with the win as Daniel Grobe (Xray) and Sean Gallagher (Mugen) completed the podium.
Based off of the SCX10 II trail truck chassis is Axial’s new Trail Honcho 4WD RTR truck. The factory assembled vehicle comes equipped with the AX10 transmission, single-piece AR44 axles, Method Hole wheels, Falken Wildpeak M/T tyres and a set of four LED lights. A 35T brushed motor is part of the package as is the AE-5L speed controller, the water resistant TSX45 servo and a 3-receiver and 2-channel TTX200 SLT radio. The set is rounded out by a pick-up body shell with rear roll cage.
Coming from Exotek and made for the Tekno RC EB410 buggy are a couple of new optional parts. First up is a machined heavy duty 81T spur gear and mounting plate set for the stock centre gear diff. The much stronger machined delrin spur gear reduces the chances of stripped gears and includes the machined 7075 mounting plate with hardware. The 2-piece design also makes for quick and easy spur gear changes as owners do not have to open the gear diff and remove the outdrive, or refill the oils. In addition the alloy mounting plate provides cooling of the diff fluid for more consistent diff action. A 81t spur gear is included and the alloy mount also works with Exotek’s optional 72T spur.
Sun City Raceway of El Paso, Texas played host to the US Open race recently. Joey from The Dirt put in a great layout for the event and it was a lot of fun to drive on as it flowed really well and still worked when the track started to build some character. Tanner Stees (Xray) would put in TQ runs in Q1 of both Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy and he scores P2 runs in Q2 and with these results he was overall TQ in both classes. After winning his semi-final on Sunday, Tanner would start from pole position into the 60-minute A-main, however, he ran into some issues and had a couple of flameouts during the 60-minute period which pretty much put him out of contention to win. Ultimately he was able to bring home a P3 from Casey Peck (Mugen) 2nd and eventual winner, Billy Fischer (Tekno) 1st.
The JConcepts Indoor National Series is considered to be the most successful offroad racing series in the U.S. and the 2017 season proved that the series keeps growing attracting the best racers in the nation to compete on five different tracks across America. As soon as the JConcepts INS7 Finale race registration opened for SpeedRC Raceway, spots filled up fast and soon hit the max capacity limit at 350 entries very quickly. The highly anticipated race was headlined by some of the most competitive names in the game like current 2WD and 4WD IFMAR World Champion Ryan Maifield, 4-time World Champion Ryan Cavalieri, 2015 World Champion Spencer Rivkin, former National Champion Dustin Evans, Max Flurer, JP Richards, Spencer Heckert, Griffin Hanna, Alex Kosciuszek, and Daimon Borkowicz just to name a few.