Episode 5 of the sixth series of RC Racing, shown in Europe on cable channel Motors TV, is now online and can be watched in the player above and below.
This Month We make our first trip to Croatia to take in full race action from the behemoths that are the Large Scale Touring Cars. We are back in Las Vegas for some amazing Touring Car action as the cream of the worlds drivers take on “clubman” racing in the 17.5 Final.
Buggy racers around the world will appreciate the engineering, looks, and performance of the new Satellite buggy wheel lineup from Avid. Durable and light-weight the wheel has a stiff face for maximum performance in cornering and because of the deep dish and spoke design, the rear wheels are super lightest at 16.8 grams each. AVID wheels shave extra weight with contoured spokes that remove low-stress material and add material to keep the wheel rigid and true while an angled glue catch keeps the glue where you want it and not on your wheel face. The wheels are center-point injected to ensure that they spin true and are well balanced and the innovative swirl pattern is designed to mate with serrated locking nuts to
keep your wheels secure. Available in yellow and white with 12mm hex front and rear as well as TLR22 specific front wheels.
For the 24th year in a row, racers gathered at the historic Intermountain R/C Raceway just outside of Salt Lake City, UT and this year the entry count was over 200 for the smooth indoor clay surface race. Qualifying started Friday afternoon and ended Saturday night, with Mains on Sunday. Mod classes included 2WD Buggy, Stadium Truck, 4WD Buggy, and 4×4 Short Course. Team Associated/Reedy/LRP driver Rob Gillespie Jr. made a bold statement in qualifying, earning TQ in all three classes he entered, Mod Buggy, Mod Truck, and Mod 4WD. The hometown driver seemed to be very comfortable on the track with his Pro-Line-equipped Team Associated vehicles all weekend long. Adrian Redding went on to earn the last TQ spot in the 4×4 Short Course field with his Factory Team SC10 4×4.
Introduced at this year’s Nuremberg Toyfair the Team Orion CRF B521 and R21 Factory Team engines are now available. Starting with the CRF B521 Factory Team Buggy engine for 1/8 scale nitro buggies, the power mill features a redesigned crank case, heat absorbing coating, lightened cooling head and ceramic main bearing. The long-stroke engine is available as 5-port B521 and 3-port B321 with both sporting an ABC liner and 2-needle carburetor.
This year OC/RC Raceway played host to the 1st Annual Stock Nationals in Huntington Beach, California. With four rounds of qualifying on Saturday using qual points and two out of four rounds counting, an emphasis was placed on consistency. On Sunday, the event continued with the running of the lower main events with the top two drivers bumping up to the next highest main event. The Sportsman classes would use a triple A-Main format, while the expert classes were one single 10-minute main.
Much More Racing introduce the MR-BS1 high traction off-road buggy tyre insert. The yellow-coloured insert is 55mm wide, designed for the use in rear tyres and can be trimmed to be used in front tyres also. They come as pair and can be used in virtually every 1/10 scale buggy tyre.
The 4th round of the JConcepts Super Cup was set to take place at the Coral Spring RC Car Club but heavy rain forced the organisers to move the meeting to the indoor Basher RC Raceway. The sudden changes of plan caused this race to lose some racers but at the end around 170 pilots made it to the new location. In Pro2 Short Course, The battle was between Hobbycrap driver Felix Law, Associated’s Daimon Borkowicz and JConcepts’ chief designer Paul Wynn. The 1st round of qualifiers went to Daimon Borkowicz with only .04 seconds ahead of Paul and two seconds clear of Felix. In the 2nd round, Felix Law stepped up his game with his all new Team Power Traxxas Anza Slash as he took the TQ by 3 seconds ahead of Daimon.
New from O.S. Engine comes the 12TG VII(P). Featuring a new two-piece head, slide valve carburettor and ROAR-legal rear exhaust design the .12 engine is designed for competition level stadium trucks and the like.