Ronnefalk fastest at the end of 4WD practice

Ronnefalk fastest at the end of 4WD practice

David Ronnefalk has ended Day 1 of the Euro Offroad Series in Wels, Austria, at the top of the times sheets with the HB driver setting the fastest 4WD practice time ahead of Lee Martin who earlier in the day topped 2WD practice. Setting his fastest 3-consecutive laps in the second of the controlled practice rounds Ronnefalk would end up 1/10th of a second faster than Martin who set his time in CP1.  Behind them Martin Bayer would complete the Top 3, the Xray driver making a substantial improvement on his opening seeding pace in the final practice.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

JConcepts green compound Smoothies slick tyres

JConcepts green compound Smoothies slick tyres

JConcept’s Smoothies 1/10th buggy slick tyres are now also available in green compound in addition to the already released gold compound tyres. Released as a 60mm bead mounting diameter, the tyres mount straight to the latest generation wheels. The carefully profiled tyre carcass rolls through the turns with efficiency while the maximum smooth surface area grips the speciality surfaces. The tyres include Dirt-Tech 60mm inserts and they are available as 2WD buggy front and 2WD/4WD rear tyre.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Martin tops 2WD practice at EOS Wels

Martin tops 2WD practice at EOS Wels

Potentially able to secure his first ever EOS title this weekend, Lee Martin got Round 3 of the championship in Wels, Austria off to an encouraging start as he took his Yokomo to the top of the times in 2WD practice.  The British driver, who claimed his first EOS win with defending champions Yokomo at the prevous round in Berlin, set the fastest time over 3-consecutive laps from Schumacher’s Michal Orlowski.  Overall it was a good start to the weekend for Yokomo with the strongly represented Japanese manufacturer getting four cars in the Top 10 with Bjorn Prumper completing the Top 3.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Exotek DEX210 RM HRC bulkhead conversion

Exotek DEX210 RM HRC bulkhead conversion

New from Exotek comes the rear motor 7075 aluminium bulkhead conversion for rear motored DEX210 series cars including the v1, v2 and ST. Co-designed with the Team Durango race factory and produced by Exotek the new concept rear motor bulkhead was used by Jörn Neumann to win the 2014 Euro Championships. Made of high-strength 7075 alloy and machined down to reduce overall weight, the new RM bulkhead provides lower inner camber link mounting points for improved high roll centre options as well as chassis mounted alloy inner ball stud mounting. The construction also re-locates the shock tower to be in front of the rear shocks and it changes the flex characteristics of the chassis and gearbox. On top of that the design makes for easier gear box access and removal and the wing can be mounted more forward or in the rear stock gearbox location. The set is available in factory gold or black anodising and it is recommended for experienced modellers as it requires hand cutting of the stock plastic gearbox.

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Exotek DEX210v2 carbon rear shock tower

Exotek DEX210v2 carbon rear shock tower

New from Exotek and made for the Team Durango DEX210v2 is a rear carbon fibre shock tower. Offering a heavy duty design and a stealthy matte finish the tower, made from 5mm thick material, is much stiffer and stronger that the stock part for consistent damper action while being still light of weight due to its extra machining. Also the wide open shape allows air to pass through for better wing aero. The shock tower weighs in at 12.5g and fits the original DEX210 as well.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

McBride doubles at Australian 1/8 National Champs

McBride doubles at Australian 1/8 National Champs

The 2015 Australian 1/8 Fuel Off-Road National Championships were held at the Model Off-Road Buggy Club in Perth, Australia. As qualifying got underway, it was clear that Kyle McBride would be one of the drivers to beat for the title in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy and Truggy classes. Comfortable from the first lap, the 18-year-old drove with the experience of a top veteran and put himself in great positions for the main events. First up was the Truggy main where McBride jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, lapping the field twice. In the Buggy class the results were similar, with McBride putting three laps on the competition getting him his fifth Buggy Championship in a row.

Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ty Tessmann fuelled by VP Powermaster

Ty Tessmann fuelled by VP Powermaster

1/8th Nitro Buggy World Champion Ty Tessmann has teamed up with VP Racing Fuels as his new fuel supplier. Ty will “officially” be using VP PowerMaster’s “Tessmann Edition” fuel at the 2015 Silver State in Las Vegas and at the 2015 NeoX race at Harper Adams University in Newport, Shropshire, England. After extensive on-track testing and racing, Tessman was convinced that the custom formulated VP Powermaster delivered the performance demanded at the highest levels of R/C Offroad racing. “Fuel mileage is very important to us without sacrificing power, with this blend we do not sacrifice anything.”, said Gord Tessmann.

Source: VP [powermasterfuels.com]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Team C TC02C Evo rear bulkhead & alloy servo washers

Team C TC02C Evo rear bulkhead & alloy servo washers

Team C Racing introduce an aluminium rear shock tower mount for the TC02C Evo buggy as well as aluminium servo washers for general usage. Starting with the rear shock tower mount, the part is CNC-machined from aluminium and it replaces the standard composite part for a more durable one. The part offers improved support for the shock tower and it prevents the camber link ball studs from becoming ripped-out on impacts. The bulkhead sports mounting positions for the rear swaybar and it comes orange anodised to match the remainder of the car’s alloy options. Also new are 4.3mm aluminium servo washers whose design allows them to interlock with the servo’s mounting lashes to ensure a rock-solid installation as the servo cannot move in any direction even in harsh racing situations. The aluminium washers come orange anodised, in sets of four and they fit most standard-size and low-profile servos.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

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