Coming soon from RCON is the R4WRC WorldRX and TCR body shell for short wheelbase M-type chassis. The body is made of 1.0mm polycarbonate material and it is usable for rally or touring car applications as it can be used as a WRX rally or TCR on-road body shell. The lid offers a 208mm wheelbase and at a width of 168mm and it comes including window masks, a decal sheet and an add-on rear wing.
LRP have introduced their all-new ZZ.21C Davide Ongaro Edition 3.5cc nitro off-road engine. The power plant was developed in cooperation with Team Associated’s Davide Ongaro and it was used by the young Italian talent to win last week’s IFMAR 1:8 Nitro Off-road World Championships in Perth, Western Australia. The O.S. based engine was developed to deliver smooth power supply in the lower RPM range combined with exceptional mileage and great overall power, resulting in LRP’s unique crankshaft design and porting. The 14mm precision-balanced crankshaft is DLC-coated for wear and sports a silicone insert for optimised mixture flow. A rear ceramic ball bearing ensures a lower overall weight and also higher peak RPM. Other features include a long stroke design for best possible power and torque, a LCG engine head and specially designed carburettor needles for improved throttle response and mileage. The engine will hit stores by the time you read this.
Exotek have introduced new optional parts for the TLR 22 SR and Tekno EB410 1/10th scale off-road buggies. First up is a set of Puck diff outdrives for the TLR 22 SR. The conversion outdrive cups for the SR diff allow to use the diff with the popular MIP pucks and roller bones. The parts replace the stock plastic outdrives of the 22 SR diff with heavy-duty hard-anodised 7075 aluminium cups for longer lasting stock racing performance when combined with optional MIP pucks or rollers. The stock TLR 22 bones are not compatible and 67mm length Puck bones are recommended for the 22 4.0.
This past weekend saw the latest round of the NXC Winter Series held at NWN near Blackpool. In 1/8th Nitro Buggy it was Chris Sharpe-Simkiss with the win from 2nd placed Ben Billing. Alan Ward would round out the top 3 podium result.
The second round of 2018/19 Mibosport Cup was held last weekend in Hrotovice, Czech Republic. The event attracted both national and international drivers of which over 200 made their entry. The most popular classes would be 2WD and 4WD Buggy along a very strong 43 entries for the increasingly popular Formula class. The weekend kicked off with free practice on Friday followed by timed practice and an hour of open practice on Saturday morning for all drivers that missed Friday’s action. In the premier Touring Modified class Oliver Havranek, Matej Sulc, Patrick Gollner and first round winner Zdenko Kunak looked quick from the get go. The biggest challenge was between Oliver and Matej. Oliver did make the pass on Matej in A1, but did not manage to score a good result in A2. Matej however grabbed the important victory in second final and at the end he was the lucky one to stand on the top of Modified ranking list. Patrick Gollner kept Zdenko behind and took at least the 3rd spot while Zdenko Kunak had to satisfy himself with 4th place overall. The top 5 was completed by Andreas Stiebler.
Coyote Hobbies of Victorville, California held their 2018 Fall Classic Race this past weekend at their indoor dirt track facility. The event attracted over 170 entries and in 2WD Open Buggy it was Ron Devoll with the TQ after the qualifiers and the win in the 6-minute single A-main event. A lap down it was Jeremy Hase Jr., coming from the 8 spot on the grid, who snatched the runner-up spot some 4.5 seconds in front of Blake Champlin.
This past weekend saw the running of the Winter Indoor Series round 2 in Sundsvall, Sweden. The track was on the small side but made for good racing and fast lap times. The day started off with two reseeding practice runs and in 2WD it was Elias Johansson at the top with teammate Lukas Larsson in 2nd and Martin Johansson Nielsén in 3rd. In 4WD it was once again Elias Johansson who was the king of the hill with Martin Johansson Nielsén 2nd and Felix Angseryd 3rd.
The Fallout RC Arenacross race was held in Moses Lake, Washington this past weekend in several nitro and electric off-road classes. In 1/8th Nitro Buggy it was MasoN Eppley with the TQ and he would also come out on top in the A-main event, taking the win a lap in front of Tayler Wonders in 2nd. Nick Wautlet would come in 3rd as Carson Phipps and Jade Russell completed the top 5 results. In the Expert E-Buggy category it was again Mason Eppley who dominated, taking the TQ and win after the triple A-mains. Mason would win A1 and A2 by a clear margin for an early overall in front of Tayler Wonders and Nick Wautlet. Derek Rasheed and Matt Dortmund came in 4th and 5th respectively.