Maximus RC Raceway located in York, Maine hosted the 2nd Annual Team Durango North East Indoor Championships. JConcepts’ Mike Wilder qualified 4th on the grid for the highly contested Mod Short Course class. He made his way to the front fairly quick during the main and after a late race battle with Matt Olson, Wilder was able to take the overall victory.
Reedy announce the addition of JJ Wang to its international racing team. As one of the top up-and-coming young drivers, JJ will be a valuable asset to the team at races and in the testing and development of new products. Based in China, he will also help promote the Reedy brand there and in the rest of Asia by using them in his on-road and off-road campaigns. JJ will begin testing with his new equipment immediately in preparation for the final round of the Asian Onroad Championship at Yatabe Arena later this month. Reeddy wish JJ the best of luck in his debut event and are looking forward to a long and successful relationship as he continues his climb up the racing ladder.
Italian company Blacktarmac introduce the LSS shock absorbers for a wide range of nitro and electric on-road cars. LSS stands for Long Stroke Shock, a technology that allows the piston to work inside a window where it is away from the mechanical stops for better damping characteristics and virtually no rebound. The shocks feature 7075 hard-coated shock bodies, pistons that are fixed to the piston rods through a screw and the lower cartridge is equipped with a teflon bushing to improve precision and sealing characteristics. Included are also laser-etched spring preload nuts for fast and accurate settings, lightweight aluminium spring cups, as well as an assortment of pistons racing from 2, 3, 4 to 6 1.1mm holes. The shocks fit cars such as the Xray NT1 and RX8, Shepherd Velox V10 and V8, Capricorn C02 and C801, many Serpent 1/10 and 1/8h cars as well as the Mugen MTX5 and MRX5 and the Yokomo BD7.
Reedy is now offering the Sonic 540 Mach 2 brushless motor in a 25.5-turn version for use in Vintage Trans-Am and other classes and series that require the use of a 25.5-turn spec class motor. Developed specifically for competition, the Sonic 540 Mach 2 25.5T motor incorporates all the same features found in other Sonic spec models such as a lightweight design, optimised airflow, a balanced sintered rotor, adjustable timing and silver-plated heavy-duty solder tabs.
Team Shepherd announce the release of the optional camber link set for the Velox V8 Pro. The set replaces the standard upper suspension arms at the rear end offering additional setup options to fine-tune the car for different track conditions. The set includes a new CNC-machined suspension bracket made of high quality 7075 T6 aluminium, extra durable steel turnbuckles, extra light aluminium uniballs as well as the corresponding composite ball joints.
The first round of the Middle Swedish Cup saw new Zen Racing driver Ronald Ström taking the 1/12th scale win. Having only received the conversion kit the Friday before the race Ronald still managed to leave Mickael Brandt and Magnus Hedlung behind.
Italian company Picco introduce their latest .21 on-road nitro engine in the form of the Torque Edo Mod X-Type CER World Champion Edition motor. Build to commemorate the victory at the recent 1/8 on-road World Championships the engine features an improved cylinder intake port, a rear ceramic ball bearing, an updated cooling head with special WC edition graphics and also a new aluminium carburettor. Included with the engine, that is available separately or with an EFRA 2033 pipe, also comes a suitable P7TC glow plug.
Team Durango announce the soon release of the latest DEX410 incarnation called the “v4”. The car that TQ’d the 2013 IFMAR World Championships will incorporate 15 improvements over its predecessor while retaining the already proven pedigree of the DEX410 platform. More information and first details images are expected to surface very soon.