Last weekend was the sixth Mibosport Cup presented by Yokomo. This race attracted about 110 drivers from Czech Republic and many other European countries. As usual the race was held for a variety of electric onroad and also offroad classes such as 2WD and 4WD buggy, Stock Zero 17.5T, Modified TC, Formula and Yokomo GT. Also Dash for Voucher Race was added to main race and it was again great show. The organizer drew one of the offroad categories – final B 4WD and the fastest driver was Marcel Dostál.
Picco have announced the signing of Dino Giacalone. The young Italian made the final at the 2012 Euros in Cassino and will assist Edo Picco in developing and testing their new 2.1cc nitro engines. Expect to see Dino at upcoming National and International race meetings.
Avid have released stronger new standoffs with a replaceable Delrin pivot bushing to coincide with the release of the new 12mm Team Associated big-bore shocks. Avid aluminium shock standoffs are made of black anodized 7075 aluminium and have a wide base to prevent bent shock mount screws from de-railing your bid for TQ. The pivot bushings can be replaced to help keep a tight fit and not wear out your aluminum shock caps. Fits the latest generation B4.2, B44.2, T4.2, SC10, SC10B and past generation cars like B4.1, B44.1, T4.1, etc. and they come in 4 Lengths, short, standard, standard +0.030 and standard +0.090.
New from JConcepts comes the Silencer body shell for the Mugen MBX7 buggy. Intended especially for high speed tracks such as the one found at the 2012 IFMAR World Championship in Buenos Aires, the body was designed from the ground up and features a narrowed, Finisher stance cockpit for better fuel tank access, a smoother high-speed transition and increased flow around the engine heat-sink. A deep recess around the heat-sink area with dual channeling out the rear provides air escape along with rear-end stability. The Silencer side-pods have a clipped rear-end, narrowing the rear by angling just in front of the rear tires. The extended runner features are placed on the rear-end of the body enhancing the force placed on the rear pods during high-speed acceleration. The main pods are heavily chamfered and a more heat-shrink design over the pipe, fuel tank and electrical/linkage make up the main pods. The body comes clear, including window masks and decal sheet.
A Main Hobbies introduce the ProTek Supreme Power 100C LiPo battery packs. Build from the latest high-performance cells and coming in several specifications including 1S and 2S pan car spec packs, two standard 2S and one ‘shorty’ pack as well as a saddle pack for split type chassis configurations. Also new are three 4S LiPo packs for 1/8th scale classes. Capacities range from 5800mAh with the 1S pack over 3000mAh to 7000mAh 2S and 3500mAh to 6700mA 4S packs.
Sprint RC introduce the new 1/8th Lola 2013 body shell. The EFRA-homologated (#31534) body features a new reinforced front area design, reinforced super stiff side pods and an innovative rear end with very tall side dams. Made from high-quality lexan material the Lola 2013 also sports a super low and narrow cockpit section for better airflow around the engine head.
Panaracer introduce specially designed 64dp pinion gears for the use in electric touring car models. They are CNC-machined from the best possible materials, are a perfect match for the Panaracer spur gears and are available in a range of 22T up to 50T.
During last weekend’s JConcepts Winter Indoor Nationals at SmacTrac in St Louis, Missouri, we had Jason Ruona of JConcepts talk with Ryan Maifield and Brent Thielke about their new Associated B4.2 and T4.2 rides and had them go into detail about how they set-up their cars for indoor racing.