October 8, 2014

Rheinard takes A1 at 1:12 Worlds

Rheinard takes A1 at 1:12 Worlds

Marc Rheinard has won the opening A-Main at the 1:12 World Championships in Florida. Starting from second on the grid, the CRC driver went to the front following an early mistake by Top Qualifier Naoto Matsukura and stayed there to take the 8-minute encounter from Alexander Hagberg and Hideo Kitazawa. Three laps after Rheinard took over the lead, defending champion Matsukura and Hagberg would get together the Japanese driving coming off worst and only able to recover to finish 5th.

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October 8, 2014

Axial Yeti XL 1/8th RTR monster buggy

Axial Yeti XL 1/8th RTR monster buggy

Axial introduce the 1/8th scale Yeti XL Monster Buggy the up-sized brother of the 1/10th scale Yeti. Being a mixture of a monster truck and a rock racer the Yeti XL was developed with maximum bashability in mind. The vehicle is powered by a Castle Creations 2200KV 4-pole Vanguard XL brushless motor and equipped with the industry’s first 8th scale solid rear axle with an independent front suspension chassis system. Everything is kept under control by massive 20mm aluminium shock bodies that house Big Bore 16 (16mm) pistons on beefy 4mm shock shafts which help maintain high speed stability when running through a wide variety of terrain. Included with the kit also comes a Vanguard AE-4 XL 6S LiPo-compatible brushless speed controller and a water-resistant Tactic TSX45 MG metal gear servo.

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October 8, 2014

Hagberg tops final qualifier

Hagberg tops final qualifier

Having set the pace in practice and then struggled in early qualifying Alexander Hagberg finally returned to form to take the 6th & final round of qualifying at the 1:12 World Championship in Florida. Posting the fastest 8-minute run of the event, the Xray driver just missed out on a 55-lap run by 1/10th of a second as he topped the time sheets by 2-seconds from Donny Lia. Having sat 7th in the overnight standings the TQ run will see the Swede start the A-Main from 4th on the grd behind Lia, Marc Rheinard and Top Qualifier Naoto Matsukura. Posting his best qualifier, Jilles Groskamp would ran the third fastest time of Q6 to go from sitting 21st overnight to securing his 6th consecutive 1:12 World Championship A-Main appearance, the 2012 podium finisher set to start 7th.

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October 8, 2014

Steven Hartson wins Mod Truck at Reedy Truck Race

Steven Hartson wins Mod Truck at Reedy Truck Race

The 2014 Reedy Truck Race of Champions was hosted by Hot Rod Hobbies and Raceway located in Southern California with the truck-only event bringing out the best competition for Short Course and Stadium Truck racers of all ages at a two day event. In Modified Truck Steve Hartson and Kevin Motter went 1-2 while in Modified 2WD Short Course, Kevin and Steven were also on the podium finishing 2nd and 3rd behind Cody Turner.

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October 8, 2014

Tyler Jones wraps up Midwest Nitro Series

Tyler Jones wraps up Midwest Nitro Series

TLR/JConcepts driver Tyler Jones wrapped a very successful summer season this past weekend when the young gun attended the Midwest Nitro Series finals at Leisure Hours raceway in Joliet,IL. Rain and cold weather scared some off but still a great turnout. With the rain, the organisers were forced to run on the indoor track and the crew had a great track for the drivers. Tyler was able to TQ both the Pro Nitro Buggy and Truggy classes again, with the only 19 lap runs in Pro Nitro Buggy.

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October 8, 2014

Sanwa signs up Hagberg

Sanwa signs up Hagberg

Sanwa have announced at the 1:12 World Championships in Florida the signing of lead Xray team driver Alexander Hagberg.  A direct factory deal with the famous Japanese radio manufacturer, it will see the Swede use both the company’s radios and servos, his choice of transmitter being the M12.  While Sanwa also produce speedos, the European 1:12 Champion will continue to run ORCA electrics in all his cars. Announcing the deal with Sanwa’s Akimasa Uchida, Hagberg said ‘with my KO contract up I took the opportunity to try all the different radios which included buying a Sanwa which I really liked and its great that we are now able to work together on an official deal’.  Statistics provided by Sanwa show that at the 1:12 Worlds their radio is the most popular choice with a 59% share of the field of which over half are the M12.  The second most popular radio with just shy of a quarter of racer using it is KO Propo with Futaba third with 16% usage.

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October 8, 2014

JConcepts pre-trimmed 6.5″ Hi-Clearance wings

JConcepts pre-trimmed 6.5" Hi-Clearance wings

JConcept’s IFMAR World Championship winning Hi-Clearance 1/10th buggy wing is now available as a drop-on fit for the RC10B5 and RC10B5M. Debuted at the 2011 IFMAR Worlds, the Hi-Clearance wing design has been used with success on medium to large sized tracks where fast, at-speed handling is required. Moulded in exclusive and durable polycarbonate, the wing features a beefy feel but light-weight enough to be considered a race wing. It comes pre-trimmed with clean, smooth edges and it is ready to become decorated or scuffed to your liking. The wing is available specifically drilled for the B5 or B5M.

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