Schumacher have released a complete gear diff for the Cat K1. The new diff provides lots of run time between maintenance rebuilds and with steel gears is super strong. Suitable for a wide range of conditions but very good in high grip as it can give more drive and rotation. For Cougar SV2 the wide track modification improves stability in corners and over bumps. Recommended for narrow overhang tyres such as Schumacher Minispikes, wide overhang tyres may cause a problem with width rules.
Last weekend the first round of the Argentine 1/8 off-road National Championships took place at the Speed Paradise track, host of last December’s World Championship. On Saturday, the TQ went to Agustin Cutini (Mugen/Novarossi), the 2012 National Champion was also able to take the win in the main final on Sunday. Second place went to Adrian Castro (Xray/Novarossi) with the third position going to Sebastian Recio (Mugen/Novarossi).
CRC have released their 3.0 generation oval cars which are all new and do not use much of anything from the 2.0’s other than the front end. The biggest differences that make these cars superior to the old ones are the center pivot, rear pod, and even the chassis plate itself. The center pivot is now offset left on both cars to improve drive-off without jacking a bunch of wedge in the car. This allows the car to have a heavier left front tire which helps the car get into the corner and roll the center without being too free off the corner. The chassis’ have gone on an extreme diet. They have removed an incredible amount of right side weight and filled in all of the old NiMh cell slots to increase left side weight. Overall, the chassis are smaller and lighter, but have increased left side weight percentage.
Protoform have introduced the Better Edge System for every r/c enthusiast that takes pride in finishing off their concours worthy race body, these products are for you. The Better Edge sanding drum is their first product in this line. There has never been a product specifically made for r/c racers to finish off the perfect wheel-well. With the use of your handheld rotary tool, the sanding drum will smooth out all of the imperfections left from cutting your lexan body with scissors. At 1.5” in diameter, it’s suitable for use on many scales of body: from 1:12 scale on up to 1:8 or even off-road bodies. The drum’s red and black anodized aluminum finish and laser-etched Protoform logos give it a trick look on your pit table and each pre-assembled kit comes with a replaceable high-grade silicon carbide spiral sanding band, rubber anti-slip o-rings and a mandrel made from durable tool steel to prevent damage from your rotary tool’s chuck.
Protoform’s new Cyclone 9.5 incorporates all the latest aerodynamic tricks from the full-scale racers, made to fit all the popular dirt oval late model pan car chassis. From the offset front fenders and skewed rear ¼ panels to the rooftop vortex generators, the Cyclone is built for speed, downforce and side bite. At around 9.5” wide, it’s versatile enough to suit a variety of track types. The Cyclone 9.5 is fully approved by the DirtOval.com National Rulebook and comes with a pre-cut and pre-drilled spoiler kit complete with end plates and hardware. It’s produced in genuine. 030” lexan and also includes a detailed decal sheet, window masks and paint-then-peel overspray film.
This past weekend Revelation Raceway hosted the Spring Challenge. The one day event had 100 entries including top driver’s Mike Truhe, Cody King and Adam Drake. In round one of Pro Buggy Mike Truhe set the TQ with his Team Losi Racing 8ight 3.0 followed by teammate Adam Drake and Cody King. Drake set the quickest time in the second round of qualifying followed by Truhe, but Drake wasn’t able to better Truhe’s time from round one. Before the start of the 30 minute final Cody King had a mechanical problem and was forced to start the race late. Drake and Truhe would battle for the win with Drake coming out on top followed by Mike Truhe, Cody Smith and Ronda Drake.
3 Racing have announced their new Sakura XI Sport, which replaces their previously successful entry level touring car, the Sakura Zero S. The new Sakura XI Sport combines features from their race level Sakura XI and the soon to be releases all new Sakura Ultimate race platform, all while keeping it at a reasonable price.
PSM have released new front and rear carbon shock towers for the Agama A8. The front tower is made from glossy 5mm carbon fibre, while the rear is made in 4mm. Both towers are lightweight with the front weighing only 21.5g and the rear 23g with both designed for US-Style tracks. These parts are a direct replacement for the original parts.