The Turf Wars 2.0 race was recently held at Beachline Raceway in Cocoa, Florida with about 100 entries for the usual array of electric modified and stock off-road classes. Brett Kingsbury would double TQ the 2WD Modified and 4WD Modified Buggy classes and he also walked away with the wins in both classes. Paul Wynn would obtain the runner-up spot in 2WD Mod from Don Tech 3rd. Over in 4WD Mod Buggy it was Mitchell Schaeffer in 2nd as John Prickett rounded out the top 3.
T-Works have introduced new aluminium wheel hubs for Kyosho’s MP9 TKI4 and TKI3 buggies. Available is a 4-piece set of standard offset hubs as well as a 2-piece set of +1mm offset hubs with the latter increasing the vehicle’s track width for improved stability. All parts are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, they come black anodised for wear and with laser-etched markings for easy identification.
Coming from Hudy are two new clamping design throttle servo arms. They are cut from high-quality aluminium and are available in a standard or off-set design, the latter being necessary for some nitro vehicles. The ultra-durable design with dual M3 threads allows for secure throttle and brake linkage mounting and the arm’s clamping design ensures it stays in place even after the main mounting screw became loose. In addition the standard arm is also available with plain, non-threaded linkage mounting holes. The arms come black anodised and laser etched and they are available in 23T, 24T and 25T specification.
Coming from Xray are their new Aerodisk V2 1/10th buggy rear wheels. The rims offer an updated design with the centere countersunk area being redesigned to place the wheel nut deeper. They are made from flexible, durable material to withstand impacts and inner reinforcement ribs to make the wheels as stable as possible to eliminate deformation while still offering a low weight. The white colour wheels are available as pairs or 10-piece multi packs.
The Spring Indoor Nationals is always a special time in the Pacific Northwest as the highly anticipated race brings out the best and fastest local racers along with some of the nation’s top drivers to battle it out on a premier, high-bite indoor clay track better known as the legendary Tacoma R/C Raceway in Tacoma, Washington. This year, the layout was extremely fun featuring a radius increasing, full speed sweeper with technical jumps and rhythm sections galore. Because of the tight space, everything is even more connected putting a major emphasis on flow and rhythm while trying to maintain maximum corner speed. As the track changes and the grip increases throughout the weekend, timely setup changes will result in a faster pace and potentially increase your grid position. three rounds of qualifying are held taking best two of three to sort for mains with bump-ups to make a tightly packed 11-car field. 2WD Modified and 4WD Modified raced 6-minute triple A’s while the rest of the classes got single 8-minutes mains.
The recent 2018 IFMAR 1/8th Gas Buggy World Championship warm-up race held at the MORB club in Perth, Australia was also the second round of the Australian 1/8th off-road national championship. In the Sportsman class it was Christian Wolhuter with the win from Bradley Thaggard in 2nd and Darren Johnston 3rd.
Yuki Model from Germany have introduced their new limited edition 3200kV B4 motor and controller combo set. The 60A rated power pack consists of a water-resistant 3S LiPo-compatible controller and a 3200kV sensorless motor. Both come pre-wired with a T-type battery connector and bullet-style motor plugs and the controller is programmable using Yuki Model’s optional programming box.
T-Works have introduced a new set of front track width spacers for Mugen’s MBX8 and MBX7 based kits. The set includes both 0.5mm and 0.75mm shims with the washers being inserted between the arm and the suspension pivot ball. Included are a total of eight machined aluminium spacers that are conveniently marked for easy identification.