AMR Tech Scud EP & 09 Plus engine

AMR Tech Scud EP & 09 Plus engine

Based on their Scud09 chassis, the new Scud EP chassis from AMR Tech in Taiwan is a new electric powered 1/10th scale M chassis. This fully adjustable belt driven 4wd car features a narrow chassis design as well as front and rear gear differentials and adjustable oil filled shock absorbers. Supplied with 12mm wheel adapters and M4 wheel axles, this car can accept the same wheels and tires as other 1/10th M chassis’, as well as a whole host of bodies for the same scale. Also new from AMR, for their gas powered Scud09R, is this 09 PLUS engine. This is a newly designed racing engine with newly designed 4 port liner, piston, highly efficient crankshaft as well as lightweight and strong aluminium connecting rod which gives the motor great performance and torque.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Jefferies, Copsey & Randall win at Rug Racers Rd3

Jefferies, Copsey & Randall win at Rug Racers Rd3

Round 3 of this seasons Muchmore Rug Racers series took place at Woodson Park and attracted a strong entry including some top UK national drivers. Drivers were split across three classes for stock, pro stock and open modified, all running on the controlled Sweep pre mounted tyre. In the open modified class a good quality entry included Elliott Harper, who was using this meeting to debut his new Tamiya, and UK national touring champion Chris Grainger who was also giving the Schumacher Mi4 a run out on carpet. Elliott took FTD in the final run of qualifying but it was the TC5 of Olly Jefferies that took the overall victory for Associated, Olly winning the second leg of the three leg finals which he followed up with a two second places, Elliott was second with Schumacher’s Matt White completing the podium in third.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Adam Drake wins Truggy at Toys for Tots

Adam Drake wins Truggy at Toys for Tots

Thunder Alley hosted their 5th annual Toys for Tots event over the weekend, attracting nearly 200 racers. In the 1/8th buggy class it was Hobao racer Jeremy Kortz that edged out Losi/Novarossi team driver Adam Drake by less then two seconds to take the win, with Tamiya’s Ryan Lutz taking 3rd. In the 1/8th truck class Adam Drake took the win for Losi in front of Dylan Rodriguez driving a Mugen, with Ryan Lutz again in third for Tamiya.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

PRCR Toys for Tots race report

PRCR Toys for Tots race report

The 1st Annual Toys for Tots Race was held last weekend at Portland R/C Raceway. PRCR is the newest electric off-road facility in the North-West that opened their doors only 1 short month ago. Top drivers from Washington and Oregon came to support this great cause and helped raise a lot of gifts for underprivileged children. At the end of the 1-day event, over 80 gifts were donated by the racers.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

STRC HPI Blitz Aluminium Option parts

STRC HPI Blitz Aluminium Option parts

ST Racing Concepts have released a massive new range of option parts for the HPI Blitz Short Course truck. All parts are made from aluminium and all are available in Gun Metal, Orange, and Silver anodizing. First are these front caster blocks, steering knuckles and rear hub carriers. The rear hub carriers features a set-screw over hinge-pin design that securely keep the hub carriers on the hinge-pins, and also keep the wear to a minimum by making the hinge-pins rotate in the arms and not in the aluminum hub carriers while also increasing the durability. Next up is a new HD front shock tower, HD rear shock tower and rear camber link plate. The heavy duty front and rear shock tower will eliminate the flex, keeping your suspension operating true to its design, while the rear camber link plate improves durability in this normally weak area on the short course truck. Also new is a front suspension brace, front and rear chassis brace and HD front bulkhead. The CNC machined front aluminum suspension brace is a great improvement over the stock piece providing much needed strength to the front suspension when used in combination with the front bulkhead. The front and rear chassis brace help strengthen the front and rear end of the chassis.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

STRC HPI Blitz Aluminium Option parts

STRC HPI Blitz Aluminium Option parts

ST Racing Concepts have released a massive new range of option parts for the HPI Blitz Short Course truck. All parts are made from aluminium and all are available in Gun Metal, Orange, and Silver anodizing. First are these front caster blocks, steering knuckles and rear hub carriers. The rear hub carriers features a set-screw over hinge-pin design that securely keep the hub carriers on the hinge-pins, and also keep the wear to a minimum by making the hinge-pins rotate in the arms and not in the aluminum hub carriers while also increasing the durability. Next up is a new HD front shock tower, HD rear shock tower and rear camber link plate. The heavy duty front and rear shock tower will eliminate the flex, keeping your suspension operating true to its design, while the rear camber link plate improves durability in this normally weak area on the short course truck. Also new is a front suspension brace, front and rear chassis brace and HD front bulkhead. The CNC machined front aluminum suspension brace is a great improvement over the stock piece providing much needed strength to the front suspension when used in combination with the front bulkhead. The front and rear chassis brace help strengthen the front and rear end of the chassis.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Tom Cockerill signs for Schumacher

Tom Cockerill signs for Schumacher

Schumacher have announced the signing of top UK Off Road driver Tom Cockerill to the team. Having previously driven for X-Factory, Tom is a well respected member of the Off Road community and has had an excellent season in 2009, finishing in the top ten in the European Championships and BRCA nationals and also winning his first national earlier this year in dominant fashion. Tom will drive the Cat SX and will also aid in development of new exciting car projects for 2010 and beyond. Joining an already strong factory line up of Simon Moss, Grant Williams and now Tom, 2010 is looking to be an exciting year for the team.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]

Monday, December 7, 2009

Proline Dirt Arena Winter Series Rd2

Proline Dirt Arena Winter Series Rd2

Last Sunday saw round 2 of the PDA winter series take place at Bicester. With a brand new track layout the drivers and spectators were sure to see more intense close racing. There were some noticeable absentees in the 2wd class with Tony Truman, Richard Barton and Simon Willets all unable to attend. This allowed the likes of Alex Springer and Keith Newton to gain much needed points. In qualifying there were several drivers who showed good pace but following the 4 rounds it was Alex Springer (Atomic Carbon) on pole with Keith Newton (B4) behind and Scott Follington (B4) rounding off the top 3.

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Monday, December 7, 2009

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