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July 10, 2012

T.O.P. Photon EX options

Some new parts for the Photon EX from T.O.P. with the release of this optional alloy camber link plate with 1.75mm offset. This new part allows the driver to fine-tune the camber link position and thus camber gain characteristics. Also new is a 7075-T6 aluminium tie rod set, this strong lightweight option would is a must for those weight cautious drivers. The set consists of six 30mm tie rods and a 15mm tie rod.

View the tie rod set here


July 9, 2012

DJ Apolaro & Kenny Ives victorious at Airtronics GP

The Airtronics GP race took place in California this past weekend and it was DJ Apolaro that took the TQ and win in the Sedan class with Kenny Ives taking the win in 1/8 scale. With tires and fuel playing a big role for this parking lot track, both DJ and Kenny were the only drivers able to pit at the 5 minute mark in the finals. DJ Apolaro would make a tire change in the Sedan final and still go on to take a convincing win with his Novarossi powered Capricorn C-02. In the 1/8 class Kenny Ives, after bumping up from the B main, was able to take advantage of the great fuel mileage given by the Kosmic Fuel and also no tire change strategy. Kenny would work his way to the top with consistent fast driving and sticking to his strategy. Chris Verano would make a charge back, but come up short, as Kenny was able make a pass on him and stay in front. Tires and fuel played a big role and Kenny made all the right moves, taking his Novarossi powered Capricorn C-801 to the winners circle.

Source: Capricorn [capricornrc.com]


July 9, 2012

Associated RC8.2e RS RTR buggy

The RC8.2e has already been proven as a winner after TQ’ing and winning the 2011 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion in the capable hands of Ryan Cavalieri. With the RC8.2e RS RTR you can now have this high level of performance in a Race-Spec Ready-To-Run. It comes loaded with the performance features you’ve come to expect from the Race-Spec line like the powerful Reedy 2000kv brushless motor, waterproof XP SC1300-BL brushless electronic speed control and XP 2.4GHz radio system, just to name a few. The RC8.2e RS RTR is the perfect way to get into the 1:8 scale Buggy class, and also has the benefit of having many Factory Team parts available for you to take your 1:8 scale dreams as far as you want.

View more details here


July 9, 2012

Associated SC8.2e Ready-To-Run truck

Team Associated have introduced a Ready-To-Run version of their SC8.2e 1:8 scale electric off road race truck. Modeled after Robby Wood’s short-course race truck as raced in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, the SC8.2e RTR takes the next evolutionary step in Team Associated’s 1:8 scale short-course line by adding the new performance suspension developed on their ROAR National Championship-winning RC8.2 buggy. It includes high-performance features like the XP SC1300-BL brushless electronic speed control with Deans Ultra Plug and a powerful Reedy 2000kv brushless motor. Also included is the XP 2.4GHz radio system with the high-torque S2008MG metal-gear servo that provides clean and consistent control.

View more details here


July 9, 2012

S-Workz S-ePower Li-Ion receiver pack

S-Workz have released this S-ePower Li-Ion 7.4v receiver pack made in Japan by Sanyo. The Li-Ion is one of the best types of Lithium batteries and is super stable and can take a large amount of charging cycles. At just 68 grams it is a perfect way to reduce weight in your S350 BK1 or other 1/8th scale buggy.

Source: S-Workz [sworkz.com]


July 9, 2012

Hungarian Nationals Rd4 report

The 4th round of the Hungarian Nationals was held at the nice little track in Orosháza. The extreme temperatures were a hard challenge during the whole weekend, on Sunday it was around 39 degrees so it was a real test for the drivers, cars and engines. For Hungarian Shepherd Team it was a really successful weekend as they were able to take the 1st place in every category.

Continue reading the report here


July 8, 2012

Matt Olson wins JBRL Rd5

The fifth round of the JBRL took place at the Controlled Chaos Raceway and it was MIP’s Matt Olson who held onto the top qualifying spot for quite a while, until being nudged out by .8 second faster Chris Blais. In the A-Main, Blais and Dunford had the initial leads, then Olson climbed to second for several laps behind Blais until Matt shifted into second gear taking the win by four seconds. Second place went to Chris Blais (Losi) with Ryan Dunford taking the final spot on the podium.

Source: MIP [miponline.com]


July 8, 2012

Prumper wins, Volker retains ETS title

Yannic Prumper finally ended his three year winning drought today at the season finale of the 2011/12 Yokomo Euro Touring Series when he won Leg 3 of the A-Main ahead of Xray’s Alexander Hagberg to claim the overall win in Austria over the Swede with Yokomo team mate Ronald Volker completing the podium. For Volker the podium was enough for the season’s only double race winner to retain the prestigious Ride Modified title in what has been the world famous electric Touring car’s most competitive championship to date.

View our complete event coverage here.