Korea based Sweep Racing have made the announcement that they have signed up Chinese American driver JJ Wang to use their on-road products and cooperate to develop tires, testing and promote the brand as well. The current US National Champion in nitro onroad, where he drives for Mugen, in electric he runs Xray and with his recent move to California we can expect to see him run more races in the US as part of this development work. JJ had this to say:
I want to thank Steve Kong and Sweep Racing for this opportunity. Now that I am based in the US where Sweep is a well-known brand, I hope to contribute to Sweep’s on road racing product development.
Sweep Racing have announced the signing of 9-times Chinese 1/8th Nitro Buggy National Champion, Hu Wei Ping to their team. The winner of this year’s Chinese National Championship and the recently held Chinese Open will use Sweep Racing’s tyres and accessories from now on.
Sweep have introduced their new Defender-T tyre for 1/8th scale truggies. Based off of the Defender buggy tyre the truggy-specific variant builds on the new V2 carcass with a reduced width and rounder shape, providing a more constant driving feeling on bumpy tracks while also creating more forward drive. The square-type tread along with refined pin spacing will create tons of side-bite and the tyre is available soon in YX, SX, BX, RX, and WX long-wear compounds.
Sweep Racing have introduced the Muzzle design bodyshell for the Kyosho MP9 1/8th off-road buggy. Sporting the ever popular cab forward design the body is meant to improve steering reactions while the distinctive rear wing provides improved traction in low-grip track conditions and on bumpy surfaces. The body is made from thick 1mm polycarbonate and it comes clear, ready for your favourite paint job.
Sweep Racing have introduced the Hydroedge 1/10th touring car wet weather tyre. Made using a special rubber that is softer than standard and coming with a unique tread pattern the belted tyre is usable in both damp and wet conditions. The tyre with the part number EXP-WT is the official wet weather tyre for the 2016 ISTC World Championships on Beijing and it will complement Sweep’s EXP-36R2PG dry weather hand-out tyre.
New from Sweep Racing comes a range of silicone shock and differential fluids. Made using pure high-quality silicone oil the fluids are available as 200cst to 950cst shock and 1k to 10k gear differential variants and they come in 50ml bottles with pointed caps for easy and convenient use.
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.