New from Kyosho comes this ride height gauge for the use with 1/8th off-road vehicles. It sports grooves at 24, 26, 28 and 30mm with the stick simply being vertically held against the chassis plate for fast and effective ground clearance measurement. It comes machined from aluminium, is gun metal anodized and laser-etched.
Xray announce that former European champion and recent Slovenian Champion Jernej Vuga has extended his contract with the Slovakian manufacturer for 2013. This is what Jernej has to say about the deal:
I am very excited to continue with Xray also for the 2013 season and I would like to thank them for giving me this opportunity. Xray’s knowledge is huge and this is very important for a driver as it is also the team work and development – Xray incorporates all of these factors. In 2012 my professional and personal time schedule did not allow me to participate at international races but I achieved some good results gaining the National and Alpe Adria Cup 2012 titles. For the 2013 season my goals are to race again at some main European races and to achieve the best possible results.
This past weekend was the Presidents Day Money Race at EN Hobbies. The race brought in 100 entries with drivers from all over the midwest. The race saw three rocket rounds of qualifying and single A mains. TLR team member JP Richards put on a great show at the Presidents Day Race and won 2WD Modified ahead of Dustin Richards and Luke Richards. JP also was successful in the Pro-2 class with his Team Losi Racing 22 SCT.
Exotek Racing introduce new option parts for the Team Associated SC10 4×4 truck in the form of blue anodised aluminium shock caps and shock collars. Starting with the caps, these are made from CNC-machined alloy and sport a heavy duty design to cope with the rigours of short course racing. Available blue anodised and sporting a polished finish the four piece set includes rubber O-rings for worry free bleeder screw sealing. Also new is a four piece set of shock collars. The notched design makes for easy adjustment reference while the large serrated section makes adjusting the spring preload a breeze. They come anodised blue and include rubber O-rings to retain the shock setting.
The annual 1/8th on-road Winternats in Florida is a bit of a season opener for nitro on-road racing and the meeting again attracted a large number of both national and international drivers such as Mike Swauger, Ralph Burch, DJ Apolaro, Rick V., Paolo Morganti and Michael Salven, to name just a few. Qualifying day one was fine with sunshine and high grip track with Euro guys Salven and Green making a first statement with the new Serpent S977 Viper car finishing second and third.
Italian body manufacturer Mon-Tech Racing have announced the signing of ETS race winner and factory Yokomo driver Yannic Prumper. The German driver has signed a one year deal which will see him race and develop the bodies over the 2013 season. Yannic will make the international race debut for his new sponsor in two weeks at ETS Rd3 in Gran Canaria, Spain.
The ProTek RC ‘TruTorque’ shock pliers are a must for any serious racer who routinely tunes their suspension package. The “nut-cracker” shape of the all-aluminum pliers allows users to gauge the compression applied to the part that is held. The surface of the pliers has been anodized black and features a slight texture to ensure a solid hold. Whether you need to grab ahold of a shock shaft for installing new shock ends or you need to secure your shock body for installing a shock cap, these pliers are up to the task. They also have a stepped post for snapping 1/10-scale and 1/8-scale ball ends in or out.
The Hazard wheel by JConcepts has taken the Short Course class by storm. With victories all over the world and back-to-back ROAR National Championships, the Hazard has established itself as the go-to wheel for Short Course racing on the Team Associated SC10, SC10 4×4 and TLR 22 SCT and Losi SCT-E. With advancements and perspective changing within the Short Course Class and driver preferences focusing more exclusively on performance, JConcepts has added a much anticipated accessory to the line-up. The wheel dish, available in black, white and yellow, can add a personal or more focused driven setup tweak to the popular Hazard wheel. The wheel dish is injection molded plastic and features built-in geometry to engage into the Hazard wheel and provide that dish wheel style with very minimal effort. The wheel dish is cleverly designed to secure to the wheel and with just the addition of the wheel nut, clamps right into place.