Jason Smith sweeps NCCS Rd2

Jason Smith sweeps NCCS Rd2

Round 2 of the North Carolina Championship Series drew 159 entries to King R/C in King, NC this past weekend. Racers showed up from Maryland to Georgia to see who would have ‘King’ status at the end of the day. The track was in prime condition after being worked over Thursday by the King track staff. JConcepts driver Jason Smith made the trek from Myrtle Beach, home of the series finale at the Badlands R/C later in October. Although it didn’t come easy, Smith was able to capitalize on a “double down” win, showing that although he missed the first round, he will be a major player in the overall standings.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

STRC Losi Ten-SCTE option parts

Greatly reduce the flex and prevent bending of the stock towers on your Losi Ten-SCTE 4×4 with these new CNC Machined aluminium HD Front and Rear Shock Towers from STRC. They not only add great looks to your Losi 4×4, but it will eliminate the flex in your shock tower, keeping your truck’s suspension operating true to its design and greatly increase the durability. Available in anodized Blue, Red, Gun Metal and Silver.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

STRC Slash 2wd Universals & lightweight LCG Conversion

Carrying over design and material selection from their HPI Blitz and Associated SC10 universal kits, STRC’s Slash 2wd universal kits feature large diameter universal driveshaft bone for more durability against the power of today’s LiPo battery/Brushless motor combo, the heavier weight of short course truck and larger diameter of short course truck tires. They also used the same carbon steel material for axles, which features two sets of universal pin holes so you can get twice the life out of the same set of axles. The universal joints and joint pins are of carbon steel material as well and the pins features a “step” for the setscrew to have a flat spot to more securely hold the universal driveshafts together. Lastly, even the universal shaft roll pin at the end was not over looked. Carbon steel at the pin although strong will unfortunately add excessive wear to the diff outdrives, thus a different material was selected just for the shaft pin for durability and ease of wear on the diff outdrives.

Continue reading the product release here

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Kyle Johnson wins 4×4 at Silver State SC Champs

702 Raceway in Las Vegas, Nevada provides the setting for the annual Silver State Short Course Championships. For the 2nd annual event the crew put on a fantastic show with a brand new first class layout and together with race director Notch from West Coast Raceway, provided non-stop racing all weekend long. The Short Course 4×4 class was highly contested all weekend long. Kyle Johnson with his Losi SCT-E truck with JConcepts Subcultures tires took TQ in the first round and held onto the fastest time throughout the weekend placing the truck on the pole position for the A-main. As the last race of the day lined up and the tone sounded it was Kyle taking a quick start ahead of the 2wd champion Steve Antill. Just as it looked all weekend long Kyle’s truck was hooked up with the Green compound Subcultures and he was out front and maintaining a great leaders pace. Steve applied pressure for the first half of the race and looked to the inside on several occasions but Kyle remained sharp. A mistake and problems with traffic in the 6-pack section by Antill allowed Kyle to open a large lead. Crossing the finish line in style, Kyle celebrated with a well deserved victory earning the Silver State title. Rounding out the top 3 Steve Antill Finished in 2nd with Daniel Fry in 3rd.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CSO RX8 aluminium clutch bell

CSO RX8 aluminium clutch bell

More new items for the Xray RX8, again from CSO, who have produced this lightweight aluminium clutch bell. Made from hard coated 7075 T6 aluminium, it is lighter than the original kit version, weighing in at only 3.3 grams. This new clutch bell claims to be more efficient and offer improved acceleration.

Source: CSO [cso.com.hk]

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Austrian EP TC EFRA GP – Announcement

Austrian EP TC EFRA GP - Announcement

The organisers of this year’s European Electric touring car championships, which takes place in Traiskirchen, Austria in August, were in touch to tell everyone about the EFRA GP / official warmup event which will be run from the 27th to the 29th of May. Your standard warmup event, it will be run to EFRA rules and will give those racers planning to compete in the main event in summer some track time prior to the event. Entry is open and you can find more information at the official event site here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Xray RX8 middle shaft locating collar

Xray RX8 middle shaft locating collar

Similar to that released yesterday by Xray, for the RX8 chassis, there is now also this lightened middle shaft locating collar. Made from tough 7076 T6 aluminium, it replaces the composite collar used on the 2-speed shaft, reducing its rotating mass without sacrificing strength or durability.

View the collar mounted here

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

JBRL Electric Rd3 report

TLR’s Frank Root, Aaron Lane, Cody Turner, Matt Schreffler, Ryan Dunford, Casper Nielsen and Keith Whisler attended the 3rd Round of the 2011 Jimmy Babcock Racing League (JBRL) hosted by Palm Desert R/C Raceway this past weekend. The track layout was fast and fun with really high grip levels setting up for an awesome weekend of racing. TLR took home several TQs, and A-Main wins.

Continue reading the report here

Monday, May 9, 2011

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