Sweep Racing have introduced their all-new STC-8 190mm touring car body shell. Developed for high-traction conditions the body will offer a smooth corner-exit feeling while also providing loads of high speed steering, thus filling the gap between the STC-4 and STC-6. The body will become available in the four different thickness variants of standard 1.0mm, lightweight 0.8mm and 0.65mm as well as ultra-lightweight 0.5mm, all of which include a high downforce wing and window masks.
Sweep Racing have introduced their new Cellblock 1/8th buggy tyre and suitable Indigo closed cell inserts. Starting with the tyre, the tread was developed for the use on hard-packed clay surfaces and it utilises the latest V5 carcass, known from the Defender, to ensure a more controlled ride especially on bumpy surfaces. The tyre is available in yellow, silver, blue, red and clay compounds. As for the Indigo insert, the closed cell foam is of an updated design with 24 inner grooves that ensure improved lifetime and optimised tyre performance.
Sweep Racing have introduced their new electric touring car rear wing. Sporting a width of 190mm the IFMAR-legal wing, that fits most of today’s 190mm touring car bodies, will greatly improve downforce and thus rear end grip in low traction conditions and it is available in standard 0.8mm or heavy-duty 1.0mm polycarbonate material and in either clear or black colour variants.
Sweep Racing have introduced their new Taper Pin and Micro Dot 1/10th buggy carpet and astro turf tyres. The tyre’s treads follow well-known and proven designs with a directional design found on the 2WD variants while optimised carcass constructions making the tyres stand out. The range includes the slim 2WD front and wide 4WD Taper Pin as well as the Micro Dot 2WD/4WD rear tyres all of which are available in optimised red medium and blue soft compounds. Also available are light blue sponge inserts for maximised traction.
Coming from Sweep Racing are 17mm aluminium wheel nuts for 1/8th off-road vehicles and GT cars. They are of a closed design to keep dust and dirt from affecting the wheel hub threads and a serrated backside keep the wheel nuts from become loose during hard racing action. The nuts come hard-anodised, with laser-etched Sweep Racing logos and in sets of four.
Source: Sweep Racing [sweepracing.com]
Sweep Racing have announced the signing of multi-time EFRA European Champion, Lee Martin to their factory team. Lee will be using Sweep off-road tyres and accessories at all open tyre events this coming season and he had the following to say:
I am excited to be joining sweep for 2017. The desire to succeed and become as strong as they can be is what convinced me that Sweep is a company with the same ambition I have. Working directly with the factory will enable both of us to achieve our goals in the future! Thank you to Steve Kong for the chance to work together.
Coming from Sweep Racing is the FTG tyre glue, an adhesive specially designed for use on front tires. With the latest generation of high-grip tracks it is often needed to seal the tyre’s sidewall with CA glue to prevent the car from flipping in tight or high speed corners. The FTG glue was specially developed to offer easy application, without having to fear the glue drips over the tyre’s tread, ruining a brand new set, but it is also meant to last much longer than conventional adhesives that often chip easily, making it necessary to frequently reapply a fresh coat of glue. The glue is usable for both rubber and foam tyre racing on any track surface and it comes including a set of needles for easy application.
Sweep Racing have released a first teaser of their forthcoming carpet and astro turf tyres for 1/10th scale buggies. The front tyres feature a common split rip design with a connecting outer bar making them directional while the rear tyre sports a stubby pin design. It is understood that the tyres are being tested as we type and depending on the results they will hit stores soon.