The Sweep Rug Racers UK series began on Sunday 7th October with Round 1 seeing some changes to last year’s series. The 13.5t Touring Championship stays as was but this year a switch to 17.5t ‘Blinky’ (or stock) was welcomed by many. As well as this the SUKRR series has also become home to the Mardave Championship this winter providing a great series for those racing a Mardave chassis. In 13.5t we had a 2 way battle between Tony Broad and Schumacher’s Ashley Wiffen. The pair would put in some great qualifying runs pushing each other all the way. It would be Tony though that would take pole for the A-Main with Ashley’s Mi4cxl right behind him in 2nd, Richard King with his Awesomatix in 3rd.
Answer-RC have introduced new engine bearings developed to suit the newer generation of Novarossi and RB Engines including the BX and BXR. They have a 14.5mm inner race and 26mm Outer Race and are available with either steel or Si3N4 Ceramic balls.
From RDRP the DEX210 TD aluminium BB shock cap & preload nut set is designed to replace the stock plastic bottom cap of the Team Durango 1/10 scale big bore shock absorbers. The aluminium part not only looks better but the tough design of the cap also allow you to tighten the cap more for better sealing shock absorbers. Also included in the set are CNC-machined spring preload nuts that are larger in diameter. The increased diameter makes ride height adjustments easier, plus the design of the nuts add that “factory” touch to your ride. The parts are CNC-machined from 7075-T6 aluminium, come anodised and are a direct replacement for the stock parts.
With the second season of the ‘TLR/Spektrum Euro Offroad Series presented by Horizon Hobby’ set to get underway this weekend (26-28 Oct) in Poznan, Poland, the series’ organisers are delighted to announce that the 3rd & penultimate round will take place in Austria. Expanding from three to four events for the 2012/13 season, the EOS’ first ever visit to Austria will take place in the centre of the country in the city of Leoben from March 8-10. As with the Polish and two German events on the schedule, the race will also take place indoors ensuring racers are guaranteed three days of racing irrespective of the weather.
Xray have released all-new hard XB9 suspension arms moulded from a new blend of their own proprietary composite material. After extensive testing of dozens of different hard composite mixtures, the factory team identified this new blend as the choice for mass production. The new hard suspension arms are specifically designed to be used in extremely hot conditions. The new harder composite will reduce flex and deformation in these extreme heat conditions, however, due to the reduced flex, they are also less resistant to extreme impacts. The new suspension arms are also longer providing increased stability.
Kyosho have released this high performance weight optimised version of their V-One R4 1/10th 200mm chassis called the SP. Featuring tuning parts that helps Takaaki Shimo win this year’s Japanese Nationals, it comes supplied with updated differential housings with more durable plastic material as well as hardened steel diff gears. A new one piece aluminium engine mount, nickel coated steel shock shafts, a new 2nd gear mount, a new main chassis, tuning springs for front and rear and new rear ARB mounts from POM material complete the list of included parts
A very popular replacement item or upgrade to any SCT vehicle is the name and number plates winglets. During the 2012 ROAR Nationals, Ryan Maifield utilized a prototype name plate on the already championship winning Hi-Flow body to improve performance. The extended rear name plate offers increased stability during cornering and also improves the straight-line tracking ability. Included in each package is a complete championship name and number plate winglet set, Hi-Flow decal sheet and mounting hardware.
The 1/8 Off-road Japanese Championship was held last weekend in Matsuzaka and saw Kazuya Tanaka (Kyosho/Reds) put in a perfect qualifying run with with three TQs to take the top spot. Just after the start of the one hour final, Tanaka would loose first position due to a mistake but just ten minutes later he was able to catch the race leader make the pass. After that he lead to the end to win the National title ahead of Kyosho team mates Itaru Kawamoto and Takuya Kimura.