A Main Hobbies’ brand ProTek R/C announces its new “Sport Race” 25C LiPo Hard Case Battery Pack (11.1V/5000mAh) with Traxxas plug installed. This 3S pack has been developed specifically for Traxxas 3S LiPo applications and is recommended for the Traxxas Slash VXL, Slash 4×4 VXL, E-Revo Brushless, E-Maxx Brushless and XO-1 vehicles. The battery features a genuine Traxxas High-Current Connector for the ultimate in efficiency, ease of use and high current handling capabilities for charging/discharging, as well as a 4-pin Align/E-Flite style XH balance connector for balancing. Although these are not ROAR approved hardcase batteries, they are built using a hard lexan shell to help prevent damage in the event of a crash.
The JConcepts Indoor Nationals series made its second stop on the tour at Mike’s Hobby Shop just outside of Dallas, TX in Carrollton. The Team Associated supported event featured some top-level talent, including Steven Hartson, Kody Numedahl, Brent Thielke and Mr. JConcepts himself Jason Ruona. The indoor facility features a mixed topsoil surface roughly 100 x 50′. The flowing layout saw lap times in the low 20s for most classes. From the first laps it was clear that the Reedy/LRP-powered vehicles of Hartson and Numedahl were ready to race. Once qualifying began, there was little doubt who would start on pole. Setting the fastest time in 2WD Modified, 4WD Modified, and 4WD Short Course, Steven Hartson showed the fastest way around the circuit with his B4.1 Worlds Edition, B44.1 and SC10 4×4 and would go on to take the wins in all classes. In the 2WD Short Course class, Kody Numedahl and his FT SC10 set a time that was untouchable, ensuring his TQ grid position for the triple A mains, which he too would convert into the win.
Kyosho have introduced the new Inferno MP9 TK1 3 buggy. Tested and proven at numerous international racing events, design upgrades have evolved multiple areas of the chassis platform to a new level. The chassis design focus is on efficient traction and is realized through short suspension arms and unique rear hubs that produce effective traction with light suspension stroke. Shock absorber design has changed from spacer setting adjustment to dial adjustment and incorporates the previously optional shock pistons with tapered holes that produce optimal piston speed and damping power over long running times. Other features include a low-height body design with less front-end resistance that generates aerodynamics for a competitive edge and stable posture through the air. With the power of the most advanced racing performance firmly in your grasp, the innovative design of the new TKI 3 puts racing glory within reach.
Last weekend the Modell Rennsport Club St. Gallen hosted the 1st round of the Swiss Nationals in the track of Sitterdorf and Mattia Pesenti sent us this report. The weather forecast wasn’t good so I prepared all the stuff for the rain (air filters, engine, tyres, etc.). We arrived at the track on Friday morning and it was cloudy and cold but no rain so we could test the car. My father and I worked a lot on the setup with the help of Traugott Schär. The track had really low grip on Friday and we had to find the right setup in order to have enough grip and steering. At the end of the day the car was good and quite easy to drive but the track wasn’t so good.
The first round of the BRCA Clubmans Nationals took place at West London Racing Centre at the weekend. The Clubmans Nationals are a series of one day events for 13.5 and 17.5 stock classes and are primarily aimed as a stepping stone for drivers wishing to progress from club to national level competition. It is hoped that information and advice will be cascaded from experienced drivers down to younger and less experienced competitors, who may even be competing at national level for the first time. The format for the meeting was open practice in the morning, followed by 3 rounds of qualifying and 2-leg finals for all. The intention was to give the event the feel of a well run club meeting, so there was no timed practice and qualifying was done on an FTQ basis. The largest and most competitive class was 13.5 with more than 60 entries. Speedo controllers equipped with timing advance software are permitted for this class and it is a very popular format at the various indoor winter series events held in the UK.
Alexander Hagberg pulled off a stunning drive in the third & deciding leg of the Ride Modified A-main at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series fourth round in Poland this evening to claim both his and Xray’s first win in the championship’s premiere class. The day was to be very much an Xray affair at the podium presentations as team driver Zdenko Kunák took victory in the third Pro Stock A-Main to make it a double success for the Slovak company.
Alexander Hagberg has won a thrilling second A-Main at the Yokomo Euro Touring Series in Poznan, Poland, after Top Qualifier & Leg 1 victor Ronald Volker made a rare mistake setting the stage for a grandstand finish in front the huge crowd in attendance at the MotorShow of which the fourth round of the series is taking place.
Tourex release this pin tool to replace worn driveshaft pins. The tool is made from CNC-machined aluminium and comes with two screw types to press out worn drive pins and to insert new ones. Available are two different sizes for up to 8mm and up to 12mm variants.