Vegas to host 2016 1:8 Offroad Worlds

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Las Vegas has been selected to host the 2016 IFMAR 1:8th Offroad World Championships.  With three tracks making submissions to host the 16th running of the IFMAR event, the new track was selected over 2012 1:10 Offroad World Championship track Silver Dollar Raceway and 2014 1:8 ROAR Nationals track Thornhill Racing Circuit.  With Vegas’ world famous strip visible from the drivers stand and the airport located across the street, the venue is sure to be a huge hit with racers & teams but Jared Tebo believes the track will put on a very worthy event.  Visiting the venue earlier this year along with Kyosho team-mate Cody King to test for the Silver State race, Tebo was childhood friend of the track owner Chris Tocco and after 10 years of not seeing him was reunited through r/c racing, reigniting that friendship.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tessmann ties up first day of qualifying in Sicily

Tessmann ties up first day of qualifying in Sicily

Ty Tessmann made Day 1 of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad World Championship in Sicily his own, the Canadian backing up his Q1 run with another convincing performance in the second round.  Bettering his time by almost 2-seconds over 10-minutes the HB driver was 5-seconds clear of his nearest rival Robert Batlle, the defending champion having a much better Q2.  Again showing he is the master of run time going the full distance without a fuel stop, Adam Drake completed the Top 3 knocking close on 10-seconds off his morning time.  For qualifying top seed David Ronnefalk it was not to be a good day with Q2 proving worse for the Swede who did not even make the Top 16 this time round.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Arrma 1/10th 2WD aluminium option parts

Arrma 1/10th 2WD aluminium option parts

New from Arrma and made for their range of 1/10th 2WD off-road vehicles are several red anodised aluminium option parts. Parts to replace the standard kit items in the Mega and BLS range kits include a short and long wheelbase TVP chassis, front and rear shock tower braces, a front hingepin hanger, a motor plate for the upgrades gearbox as well as a wheelie bar axle and servo arms for different servo makes. All parts are made from high quality aluminium, they come red anodised, some are laser-etched for that cool Pro look, and all of them offer improved rigidity over the stock parts.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tessmann stamps authority on opening qualifier

Tessmann stamps authority on opening qualifier

Ty Tessmann stamped his authority on the opening round of qualifying at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships in Sicily with the HB driver topping the times by a substantial 7-seconds over Ryan Maifield.  The first of the day’s two qualifiers saw reigning World Champion Robert Batlle and qualifying top seed David Ronnefalk both struggled with their driving with Jared Tebo completing the top 3 but only after he had a technical disqualification overturn.  In general Q1 was a round that was rewarding safe clean driving.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pro-Line Electron SC tyres & Pro-2 carbon battery brace

Pro-Line Electron SC tyres & Pro-2 carbon battery brace

Previously only available for 1/10th buggies, Pro-Line now also make the Electron tyre tread available for short course trucks. The dedicated indoor tyre shares family ties with the Ion tyre and features a web-type tread for balanced forward traction and side bite even in dusty conditions. Fitting all 2.2″/3.0″ SC wheels the Electron comes in Pro-Line’s super soft M4 and clay MC compound including blue closed cell inserts.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pro-Line pre-cut Phantom bodyshells

Pro-Line pre-cut Phantom bodyshells

Pro-Line introduce pre-cut versions of their popular Phantom bodyshells for the 1/8th scale MBX7 and 8ight 3.0 as well as the B44.2, B5 and B5M 1/10th scale buggies. The bodyshells reduce preparation time as the often fiddly cutting has already been done by the factory. All are made from high quality polycarbonate, come clear and include an additional rear fin for added straight-line stability while the 1/10th bodies also come with a pre-cut Trifecta rear wing.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ronnefalk top seed for qualifying

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Kyosho’s David Ronnefalk will be the top seed when qualifying for the 1:8 Offroad World Championships gets underway in Sicily tomorrow.  Second fastest in the opening controlled practice, the European Champion upped the pace in the final practice to top the time sheets ahead of Ty Tessmann who also improved on his morning time.  Having set the pace in the first of the two practices defending champion Robert Batlle failed to improve but based on a points system over the two rounds rather than outright fastest time he ends the practice classified second overall.   Although he set the second fastest time of the day, Tessmann completes the Top 3, the names of which have been very consistent over the last four days of practice at the Naxos World track.

Read the full report here or our complete coverage here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Arrowmax B-Max2 aluminium servo arms

Arrowmax B-Max2 aluminium servo arms

Specially designed for the use with the Yokomo B-Max2 are these aluminium servo arms from Arrowmax. The levers come machined from 7075-T6 aluminium and offer more rigidity compared to the kit’s composite parts for a more rigid and precise steering action. The blue anodising of the arms, that are available for 23T, 24T and 25T spline servos, also adds to the overall appearance of the buggy.

Source: Arrowmax [arrowmax-rc.com]

Monday, September 22, 2014

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