The 5th round of the 2018 APPA Championship was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil last weekend, attracting both nitro and electric drivers to compete in several classes. In 1/8th Nitro On-road it was Felix Floriano (Mugen/Gimar) with the win from Kazuo Ohara (Kyosho/O.S. Engines) and Roberto Nunes (Mugen/Novarossi).
Maxima have announced the soon release of their new Mx TR1 .12 nitro on-road engine. The power plant comes factory modified and tuned for best possible performance and it will be available for the European market after the IFMAR 1/10th Nitro Touring World Championships that start today in Miami, Florida.
PowerStar have introduced their new PL-1207 HV high-voltage digital cordless low-profile servo. It features a plastic case and with up to 8.4V input it offers 14kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.074s. Metal gears ensure exceptional durability and the black composite case keeps the weight down.
Pro-Line have introduced their new 1956 Ford F-100 Pro-Touring Street Truck body shell for the Traxxas Slash 2WD, 4×4 and 1:10 Rally. The slammed retro street truck body features incredible scale details while being proportioned to fully cover the tyres of Traxxas’ versatile Slash platform. The body is best combined with Pro-Line’s 2.8″ Road Rage tyres mounted on F-11 2.8” wheels to get the ultimate in scale retro street style and performance. The Ford F-100 Pro-Touring body is a single cab truck with the iconic old-school grill, headlight and taillight detail and it even has a built-in rear spoiler.
Capricorn have introduced a rear link system for the C803 1/8th on-road car. The set will improve rear traction and side bite in low-grip track conditions and it included new rear upper bulkhead caps, a carbon fibre rear camber link mount as well as adjustable amber links and mounting hardware.
Following a first teaser ARC have officially introduced the 2019 variant of their popular R11 4WD electric touring car. The car features several updates such as the lower bulkheads that sport a new, lower mounting position for the ball-raced anti-roll bars in order to lower the overall centre of gravity. They also make way for the new front bumper mount whose updated design, with 6mm more inward positioned body mounts, reduces scrubbing during hard cornering for increased steering. The front end is rounded out by a new front bumper foam.
Gizmo Racing USA have released first images of the forthcoming Genesis 2019 electric touring car kit. The innovative chassis’ triangular upper camber links and lower carbon fibre sheet arms are still in place with the infamous split dual main gear drivetrain now being gone in favour of a conventional setup. The front and rear steering and rear hubs received an update and are of an all-new design by the look of things as are the lower arms. No official details apart from the images are available yet but we expect full information to surface in time for the release.
The Protoform Western Canadian Indoor Championship Series round 1 arrived at the capital city of Edmonton, Alberta to kick off the new season. NASCAR hosted a great race, with a team of volunteers, in a new venue which had a perfectly flat surface over a plastic subfloor that provided incredibly consistent grip and a flowing layout that put the focus on the racing. WCICS continued with the Sweep QTS-32 BK Black Carpet edition as the spec touring tire, which worked so well out of the box that some of the podium finishers in Touring Modified didn’t glue the sidewalls at all. In Touring Mod the TQ was traded back and forth between Dennis Beck and his VBC and Josh Carter and his Xray, with Dennis taking TQ on the last lap of Q3. Then they went on to finish 1-2 for the first two A-mains, with Dennis taking the overall win, and Josh taking the win in A3, taking 2nd overall. Chris Jackman drove his Team Associated to a solid 3rd overall.