Yeah Racing have two new bearing sets for the Yokomo DPM competition drift chassis available. Coming as standard metal-shielded and optional teflon seal variant the 22-piece set includes lightly pre-oiled bearings to significantly reduce the friction in the drive train. Both sets also include a 15ml bottle of high quality bearing oil for convenient maintenance and best possible performance over a long period of time.
Gravity RC introduce an outer hinge pin set for the Xray T4 line of cars. They are designed to reduce the unsprung weight of the suspension at its greatest point of instance and not only fit the T4 but also the T3 and T2. The total weight of all four pins is 2.5g and this makes for an unsprung weight saving of over 2 grams in total.
Modelix Racing have the signing of talented twelve years old Italian driver Davide Ongaro to their World Racing Team. Davide will run the company’s range of Ultimate Racing products, Procircuit tires and Nitrolux fuel. “The whole Modelix team wishes you a successful RC racing career and wants to welcome Davide as well as his father and mechanic Mauro Ongaro to the team.”
After an extensive research and development process, Smokem Racing have released their new steel drive cups for the TRF417. Made from a special hardened alloy steel, these are some of the toughest wearing drive cups available on the market today, verified by numerous test drivers over a range of racing conditions. They are also hard coated to further increase durability. The spool cups are ready for use in the TRF417 line of electric tourers without blades, while the gear diff cups suit the TRF417 Gear Diff Unit II with the white TRF417V5 blades.
The 10th Annual Southwest Indoor Gran Prix was hosted by Competition Hobbies in Tucson, Arizona with this years layout was designed and built by The Dirt Racing’s Joey Christensen. TLR/Novak/Pro-Line Racing driver Trevor Clement TQ’d all 4 rounds of qualifying in Pro4 and took the A-Main win leading from wire to wire.
After the 10-hour plus flights involved in my previous two trips to the 1:10 Offroad and 1:8 Onroad World Championships, getting to the destination of my fifth consecutive weekend on the road was a far less bum numbing experience. Taking a short flight from Dublin to Berlin, where I hooked up with my partner in crime for the weekend Ricky Acciari, a three hour drive had us at our destination. Hard to believe a full 12-months had passed, I was back in Poznan, Poland, for the opening round of the third season of the Euro Offroad Series. While the majority of my working weekend’s are spent at venues where racers easily out number spectators, thanks to a small in size but big in his vision Polish man, that is not the case when Niko Triandafilidis puts on a race.
The Axial AX10 Deadbolt 1/10 Electric 4WD RTR packs all of the speed and versatile crawling capabilities as its original AX10 counterpart and adds a custom body with a moulded driver figure, three interchangeable heads and officially licensed Maxxis 2.2 Trepador tyres giving the vehicle a more aggressive and scale look. Power is provided by a 20T brushed motor and AE-2 ESC that is mounted vertically to help shield it from dust and debris. The AX-3 2.4GHz radio system and AS-3 metal gear servo gives you secure and precise control.
JConcepts introduce an additional compound to their line of successful 1/10th off-road racing tyres. Black compound, produced for the softest feel yet in the JConcepts line of compounds, the Mega Soft is especially useful in cold conditions or when grip is hard to come by on slick or dusty track conditions. The first tyres to receive the black compound treatment are the Bar Codes, Double Dees, Pressure Points and 3Ds.