Video – Reedy IROC Heritage

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Live RC produced the above video, which was shown during the heritage presentation of the Reedy International Race of Champions that took place last weekend. Showing the history of this famous race we hear from past winners and some of the best racers in the World about what this race means to them.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dunlap wins Reedy Race Open class

Dunlap wins Reedy Race Open class

The 17th Annual Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions was held at West Coast R/C Raceway in La Mirada, California this past weekend. This would be the first time the Reedy Race has been back in the USA since 2001. The history of this race is truly amazing, starting back in 1987. Previous Invitational winners in attandace for this years event were: Rick Hohwart (1992), Jeremy Kortz (1994), Greg Hodapp (1995), Brian Kinwald 1998/2000), and Ryan Cavalieri (2009). Along with the Invitational Class, the always highly contested 2wd and 4wd Open Classes made for great racing where the winner of each class would be given the opportunity to race in the Invitational Class the following year.

Continue reading the report here

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

STRC SC10 & Blitz universal driveshafts

More new products from ST Racing Concepts with the release of these heat treated carbon steel universal driveshaft sets for the Associated SC10/T4, HPI Blitz and Universal Bones for OFNA Hyper 10SC. Universal driveshafts are typically an important and often the first upgrade for many racers and bashers, but for years manufactures have left their design and material of universal driveshafts to be relatively the same despite the the change to the more powerful LiPo battery/brushless combination. STRC inspected all components of the traditional universals driveshaft and aimed to improve in material and design. The material is critical and equally important is the heat treatment process. After months and months of prototype testing in different material and increments of heat treating, they believe they have
developed a better finished product of this ‘standard’ upgrade.

View more details here

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Waters heads Durango 1-2-3 at Worksop Rd4

Waters heads Durango 1-2-3 at Worksop Rd4

Team Durango drivers shut the door on the competition at the 4th round of the hugely popular Worksop Indoor Masters series, with the DEX410 taking the top three positions in 4WD. 140+ drivers attended the 4th round of the Indoor Masters series at Worksop. In 4wd Danny McGee would take TQ in what was a close run qualifying with only he able to take two rounds. Craig Collinson and Nathan Waters took a round each to claim second and third on the grid respectively, whilst Adam Skelding took two seconds to grid up in 4th. Right from the off in the final the front four pulled away from the rest of the field and it was soon apparent that the winner would come from these four, but who? With only a second covering the front 4 until about half race distance when a couple of errors crept in from Danny and Craig promoted Nathan and Adam up to first and second respectively. Danny and Craig were still not done though and put pressure on the front two, but another couple of errors soon left a gap to the front. Nathan began to pull away from Adam and extend his lead whilst Adam seemed to have 2nd covered, but a couple of errors whilst trying to make sure of 2nd soon had Craig on his back door leaving a very nervy race to the line.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

STRC Ultima SC steering knuckles

ST Racing Concepts have released these CNC Machined aluminum front steering knuckles for the Ultima SC, SC-R, RB5 and RT5. Precision CNC Machined from high grade aluminum, they greatly increase the front suspension durability of your Kyosho off-road vehicles. The company’s new manufacturing procedure allows for the tightest tolerance in bearing fitment since the bearing holes are done after anodizing ensuring the bearing tolerance is not affected by the anodizing process. Available in gun metal, blue and limited edition red.

Source: STRC [teamstrc.com]

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Xray Column – RX8 The Making of Part II

Xray Column – RX8 The Making of Part II

The 50th installment in the Xray column from Xray owner and chief designer Juraj Hudy is now online. In this months column, Juraj goes further in depth into the design, prototype and production of the new RX8 1/8th scale chassis which is expect to be officially unveiled on Thursday of this week.

Early in 2009 I started with a ‘blank sheet’ in the computer, but with a very clear idea what I wanted to achieve. First of all I did not want to design anything revolutionary; in high performance model racing car design if you want to have a competitive car there is unfortunately no space for something different or revolutionary.

Read the full column here.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fastrax BullsEye SC tire

The classic step pin off road tire tread is recreated by Fastrax for the Short Course class with the release of the ‘BullsEye’. The popular handling and driving characteristics of the step pin tread, coupled with the Fastrax soft compound will make the ‘BullsEye’ a firm favourite in the pit bag, as it can perform on a wide variety of surfaces from dirt, grass and astro turf.  Available pre-mounted on one-piece beadloc effect scale Short Course wheels or as a tire and insert only. Both combinations come with Fastrax’s new SC molded foam inserts. Available wheels for direct fit on Team Associated SC10, Traxxas Slash, Slayer, Hong Nor, HoBao Hyper SC, HPI Blitz etc.

View the insert and wheel here

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jörn Neumann to race DNX408 for Durango

Jörn Neumann to race DNX408 for Durango

Jörn Neumann has signed to race the Durango DNX408 1/8th scale buggy to accompany the electric DEX410 and DEX210 prototype he’s already had great success with. The former LRP buggy driver is a multiple national champion in Germany, European champion and took 9th in the 2010 IFMAR 8th buggy worlds. Jörn had this to say about the deal:

I am very happy to join Team Durango also in 8th scale. After testing the DNX408 at Revelation Raceway, I was really impressed how the DNX408 handles. I’m really looking forward to many great years with Team Durango.

Source: Durango [team-durango.com]

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

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