March 19, 2019

FX Engines K501 3.5cc off-road engine

FX Engines have introduced their new K501 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. Utilising a 5-port design the FX’s latest K5 series power plant offers maximised bottom and mid-range power and it features a DLC-coated and Tungsten-balanced crankshaft, ceramic bearings and a specially selected and matched sleeve and piston set. The package is rounded out by a 10-rib engine head.

Source: FX Engines [fx-engines.com]


March 19, 2019

Yokomo LC transmission case for YZ-2 series

Yokomo have announced the release of a new LC (Laydown/Carpet) transmission case for carpet, astro and high traction dirt surfaces made for their YZ-2 series of vehicles. The case is a 3-piece construction which allows for quick and easy diff access and uses the same style transmission cam adapter system as their current YZ-2T LD transmission case, which makes raising and lowering the diff a breeze. Giving you the lowest possible centre of gravity which improves the overall handling and performance of the vehicle on high traction surfaces.

View an image of the case mounted here


March 18, 2019

Yoshii double at Northwest Stock Championships

The 2nd Annual Northwest Stock Championships were held this past weekend at PDX RC Underground in Portland, Oregon. This is the home track of our Muchmore USA Team Manager Joe Pillars, who also helped put on this event for the second straight year with track owner Kevin Focht. After nearly doubling the total race entries from just one year ago, the stage was set for a great day of racing. In the Pro 17.5 2wd Stock Buggy class, Pillars took the TQ’s in Rounds #1 & 2 with his Muchmore powered Yokomo while team mate Harley Yoshii then went onto reset the overall TQ in Round to start on the pole for the triple A-Mains.

Continue reading the report here


March 18, 2019

XRS Challenge Offroad Germany – Report

This past Weekend the Final Round of the HK Cup, this time combined with a XRS Challenge, took place in Hurtgenwald in the West of Germany. With over 60 entries the day started early at 8.30 with 3 rounds of qualifications followed by 3 finals. Xray´s Jens Becker TQ’d the 2WD Modified class and also took the overall win followed by Yannik Holzknecht and Nikolas Schmitz.

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March 18, 2019

Nugroho wins the 2019 Batam Challenge

The 2019 Batam Challenge was held this past weekend at Banana RC Track in Batam island, Indonesia. Batam island is located about 60 minutes by ferry from Singapore and the race attracted drivers from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Jakarta, Medan, Banjarmasin, Padang, Pontianak as well as local drivers arrived. The race format consisted of 5 rounds of 10 minutes qualifications with the 3 best to count. After 5 qualification rounds Xray driver Jason Mugroho took the TQ honours and started from the pole position in the main final. With a good start Nugroho could maintain his lead during the 60 minute race and win from Adrian Wicaksono and John Agus.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


March 17, 2019

Coelho wins 4WD at EOS Slovakia

Bruno Coelho has won 4WD at the fourth round of the Euro Offroad Series in Slovakia.  Having concluded the first half of the season last month in Daun with the first win of his campaign, the Xray driver today opened the second half of the season with victory when he wrapped things up in A2.  Similar to A1, Coelho’s only challenger would be Michal Orlowski but this time the Schumacher driver came undone on his own when he got it wrong at the table top on lap 3.  Dropping down the order, he would eventually pull off as team-mate Joern Neumann took advantage of other’s mistakes to finish second, 6-seconds down on Coelho.  With the prospect of a repeat of the double win he took at the Hudy Arena last year gone, Michal would manage to win A3 which would with his P4 from A1 at least see the reigning champion make the podium in 3rd place.  Having to defend greatly finishing A3 in second just ahead of Joona Haatanen and Jörn Neumann, it would be Martin Bayer who would claim the second step on the podium for an Xray 1-2.  Neumann ended the event in 4th position ahead of Haatanen and with Lee Martin completing the Top 6.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.


March 17, 2019

Coelho wins A1 easily after early touch with Orlowski

Bruno Coelho took an easy and comfortable win in the opening A-Main of 4WD at EOS Slovakia, the Xray driver leading his team-mate Martin Bayer, Lee Martin and Michal Orlowski.  Starting from the TQ, the first lap saw a bobble from Coelho who went wide as he got up on two wheels allowing Orlowski to the front but it was short lived. Under pressure from Coelho, the Schumacher driver make a number errors leading to him touching the piping, and trying to get back on to the racing line there was contact with the Pole fairing off worst as his car flipped and needed to be marshalled.  From there, already with gap over the chasing pack, Coelho opened up the lead lap after lap ahead of Daniel Kobbevik until the Norwegian made a mistake with just 3-laps to go.  This allowed Bayer back up to second but he had Martin and a recovering Orlowski right behind.  Orlowski got by Martin but handed it back again with a mistake on the final jump as he attempted a final pass to get by Bayer.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.


March 17, 2019

Coelho Top Qualifier at EOS Slovakia

Bruno Coelho is the 4WD Top Qualifier at the fourth round of the Euro Offroad Series.  The Portuguese driver secured a home pole position for Xray when he topped the final round of qualifying in Slovakia from team-mate Daniel Kobbevik and Lee Martin.  Having not had the best of starts to qualifying with the first two rounds going to Michal Orlowski, Coelho admitted himself that Q4 had gone better than expected as his time gave him the tie break over Orlowski who will start P2.  Behind the duo, whose pace is one level above the rest of the field here at Hudy Arena, last year’s Top Qualifier Martin Bayer will start third ahead of Kobbevik, Martin and Joern Neumann.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.