The Reedy Race have announced that the Sweep EXP Evo-R 36 (EXP36RPP) has been chosen as the spec tire for the 2016 Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions. Lead test driver Rick Hohwart shared his thoughts about Evo-R 36: “On the recently resurfaced and now fully cured Tamiya America racetrack, the Evo-R 36 is capable of record lap times with consistent performance from run to run and throughout the day. These qualities make the EVO-R 36 the natural choice for the Reedy Race.” Remember that each paid entry includes one set of marked and numbered Sweep EXP Evo-R 36 tires. Drivers will be allowed to purchase an additional three sets of marked and numbered tires for use as they please for qualifying and triple main events. There is no limit to the number of tires a driver may purchase for practice, but tires used during controlled practice seeding rounds must be marked tires purchased at the event.
Sweep have introduced their new Defender 1/8th buggy tyre. Just like the recently introduced Pixel, the Defender builds on the V5 carcass for an increased footprint and less ballooning under acceleration with the latter being achieved by an inner web design. The tyre is developed especially for dusty and bumpy mid-traction conditions and it comes including the V3 closed cell inserts and in a total of five different long-wearing compounds.
Sweep Racing have introduced their new hooded sweatshirts for the 2016 season. They feature a newly-designed Sweep logo on the back along additional graphics on the front and the sleeves. The hoodies come in black colour only and they are available in sizes of M to XXXL.
Following a first teaser Sweep now officially revealed their all-new Pixel 1/8th off-road tyre. Sporting a closely spaced square block tread the tyre is meant to offer improved wear characteristics especially on abrasive tracks while the bigger and wider V5 carcass design with a larger footprint prevents the tyre from excessive ballooning while making for a comfortable handling at the same time. The Pixel will become available in Sweep’s new Long Life X compounds soon.
Sweep have released a first image of their forthcoming yet unnamed 1/8th buggy tyre. Offering a fine to medium-sized and closely spaced square pin tread the tyre is meant to be larger in diameter and also wider compared to Sweep’s other 1/8th tyres. More details will become available soon.
New from Sweep Racing come the Square Armor 2.4″ 1/10th scale buggy tyres. Designed to fit the company’s 61mm rims with 2.4″ inserts the tyres are specially developed for racing on dusty outdoor conditions where maximum traction is needed. They come in ultra soft, extra soft, soft and medium compound as tyres only or pre-glued on 12mm hex rims.
Sweep Racing have announced the signing of Nicholas Lee to their team. The Singaporean racer qualified on the 3 spot at the IFMAR 1/10th Gas Worlds in Bangkok and he has the following to say about the deal:
I would like to Thank Steve for this opportunity. After several test, I am very happy with the quality and performance of their products in general. I am looking forward to working closely with the team.
Sweep Racing have introduced the all-new Evo16 multi-spoke rim for 1/8th GT vehicles. Designed to comply with the IFMAR rules the 16-spoke wheel offers a very realistic look, large 5mm venting holes and it is made from race-proven black or white colour ROK resin.