HPI Blitz with ATTK-10 body

HPI Blitz with ATTK-10 body

HPI’s Blitz Short-Course trucks are now available with ATTK-10 bodies, splashed with ‘Art Series’ paint and graphics. Edgy artwork that gives the Blitz the ’2K10′ look, there’s a sinister black/grey version and a crisp black/white version (above) as well, check the end panel of the new Art Series box to see which is inside. Under the body lurks the popular Blitz chassis which is pre-built, ready-to-run goodness that has taken the Short-Course truck segment to new heights.

Click here to see the black & grey version

Friday, January 15, 2010

Racing Experience Glow Starter & plug wrench

Racing Experience Glow Starter & plug wrench

The Racing Experience have introduced two new tools for gas racers including this lightweight glow starter. Using the latest in battery technology, it is smaller, lighter and looks better than other glow starters and its rugged design ensures it will handle the tough environment of the pitlane for a long time. Complimenting the glow starter, the new team plug wrench is made with the strongest steel and has a dedicated 8mm wrench socket, a 10mm one and a 5mm hex wrench.

Click here to see the plug wrench

Friday, January 15, 2010

Nitromania X 2010 video

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The people behind the Nitromania X event, that took place last weekend in Belgium, have finished editing this short video which captures the action and atmosphere from this well attended event. The race eventually saw young Swedish Kyosho star David Ronnefalk take the win in the gas buggy class, while Adam Drake won the brushless class with his Losi.

Friday, January 15, 2010

US On Road Champs presented by Novak

US On Road Champs presented by Novak

As the ringing in of the New Year brings hopes of great things for the coming year, it also means that it is time for the annual event held at Trackside Hobbies in Milwaukee Wisconsin called the United States On Road Championships more commonly know as the Novak Race. For 15 years Novak Electronics has been the title sponsor of this annual event and it continues to draw some of the best drivers in the country.

Continue reading the full report here

Friday, January 15, 2010

Nicholas Lee wins ECG Super Series Rd3

Nicholas Lee wins ECG Super Series Rd3

Bright and sunny weather welcomed almost 50 drivers to the first race of the year 2010 being held at RaceCraft Infinity Singapore, which saw 2 classes run, Mod and Super Stock. Series point leader, Khamil Hyder from Hobbylink driving his Xray T3 powered by Acorn Racing’s 4900mAh 34C 2S1P 7.4V Carbon Edition Prototype, managed to clinch the TQ spot and win the finals after just 2 rounds of A Main finals from fellow racers Desmond Tan (Xray) and Joe Hwee (Hot Bodies) who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. Despite some bad luck and transponder problems during the qualifiers, Acorn Racing’s Allister Lim stormed his Hot Bodies through the grid from 8th position to win both rounds of the B Main Super Stock Class, his pace was obviously a class of it’s own.

Click here to see the final results

Friday, January 15, 2010

Durango DEX210 2wd buggy prototype

Durango DEX210 2wd buggy prototype

Durango have taken the covers of their new 2wd prototype buggy, the DEX210, which will be raced at the “Petit” event in Kent this weekend. The thinking behind the DEX210 is to be the first car where mid & rear motor mounting is possible from the same car, ensuring Durango owners can be have the ideal layout whatever the track. Private testing has already been carried out with various gearbox configurations & motor locations, but as always Durango like to test properly before finalising the design so off to the Petit race Gerd goes with his hand made car.

Click here for detailed chassis shots

Friday, January 15, 2010

BRCA Micro Nationals Rd4 report

BRCA Micro Nationals Rd4 report

We received a report from the 4th round of the BRCA Micro Nationals that took place in Tamworth last weekend. The pits were buzzing with excitement all day with new chassis and electrical layouts a plenty! Previous Micro Champion SMD’s Craig Harris made his return to competitive micro racing with his prototype LRP Shark. Craig’s Shark ran a modified slipper clutch and a motor mounting layout similar to the Associated B44 to optimize the weight distribution and handling of the car but with only a few minutes of run time on the new chassis even Craig was unsure as to whether his fiddling would reap him any rewards.

Continue reading the report here

Friday, January 15, 2010

RC4WD Gelände Scale Truck

RC4WD Gelände Scale Truck

RC4WD, makers of high end crawlers, have released the ultimate truck for the Land Rover plastic hard body, the Gelände scale truck. From a concept originally created by RC4WD New Zealand engineering team (Fracture), they have transformed the original prototype into a production vehicle that is ready for some serious off roading. Made with a billet aluminium chassis, it features scale front and rear billet bumpers, a T-Rex plastic scale axle and disruptor planetary transmission 16:1.

Click here to see the full specs

Friday, January 15, 2010

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