Team Losi Racing’s Dustin Evans pulled off a major surprise in Short Course qualifying at the opening round of the 2012/13 TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series in Poland as he ended Durango’s domination of the class becoming the first driver apart from Joern Neumann and Hupo Honigl to take overall TQ honours. Improving his Losi Ten-SCTE every heat the American found his rhythm in Q3 & 4 topping both rounds to become Top Qualifier ahead of Neumann who was fastest in Q1 and Honigl who was fastest in Q2. Having been a class apart last season in 4WD Short Course with Losi’s drivers never a serious treat, in Poznan Evans has completely reversed the tables.
Joern Neumann is the 2WD Buggy Top Qualifier for the opening round of the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby after he made it three TQ runs from four in the final round of qualifying. Dustin Evans, the pace setter in Q1 and only driver who could deny the defending champion pole for tomorrow’s finals going into the final heat, looked like he might get the job done after a mistake by Neumann but 3 laps later the American rolled his TLR at the end of straight loosing a massive 6-seconds. Finishing second 4-seconds behind the Durango driver, Evans will line up on the No.2 spot on the grid with team-mate Darren Bloomfield, who got his first 17-lap run in Q4, set to start third.
Hot Bodies release new option parts for the TCXX 1/10th electric touring car in the form of various suspension blocks and a gear diff outdrive set. The suspension mounts in the form of the F/R pivot block are available as 0 degree, 0.5 degree and 1.5 degree variant to alter the front sweep and rear toe of the suspension arms. Also available are two-piece pivot blocks R/F with 0.5 degree and 1.0 degree setting. The split design provides extra flex on lower grip surfaces by allowing the front and rear end of the chassis to twist easier than with single-piece designs. All parts fit the TCXX and the TCX kit. The gear diff outdrive set includes steel front outdrives required for running a gear diff upfront. The drive cups have a thinner slot than the rears to accommodate the 2mm drive pin without the use of a drive blade.
At the opening round of the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby in Poznan, Poland it was Dustin Evans who kicked off qualifying at the top of the time sheets. With the first half of the day set aside for 2WD qualifying the Team Losi Racing ace was the only driver to record 17 laps taking his Orion powered TLR22 to a 17/5:18.462 run ahead of the Durangos of Joern Neumann and Hupo Honigl.
The Thunder Power TP1527PS is a dual output AC to DC switching power supply that delivers up to 15V/300W or 27V/550W DC output from 100V to 230V input. It delivers enough current, up to 20A, to sufficiently run one large capacity battery charger or two smaller capacity battery chargers simultaneously. It also features a variety of safety features including low voltage input, over-current, over-temperature and short-circuit protections.
DE Racing recently introduced their Borrego SC disc wheel for Team Associated, Losi Ten-SCTE and Ultima, Blitz and Slash vehicles. First available in black the wheels now also come in silver, white and fluorescent yellow. The wheels feature a tighter and stinger hex fitment, 12 internal radial ribs and thicker wall section for better durability.
JConcepts introduce their new line of Silent Speed spur gears for select Team Associated, TLR and Traxxas vehicles. The gears are precision machined making them uniquely concentric over standard or molded gears giving the user a consistent gear mesh allowing a more precise adjustment and more silence on the race track. The detailed machining provides a pattern vented area and secured slipper pad on both sides giving more consistent slipper performance. The gears are marked for size in 2 different ways so they are identifiable either assembled within a slipper assembly or as a stand-alone part and come in various sizes with 69 and 72 tooth spur gears now available specifically for 1/10th AE off-road vehicles and stock class racing.
Having set the pace in 2WD Buggy practice, Team Durango’s Joern Neumann went on to also top 4WD Buggy on day 1 of the TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series season opener in Poznan, Poland. The defending champion of both classes, the German was in a league of his own setting a blistering pace of 52.974 over three laps compared with the second fastest time of team-mate Hupo Hönigl who posted a best run of 54.290.