Pro-Line have more off-road related accessories to offer in the form of the Trifecta 1/8th rear wing and car stands for buggies and trucks. Starting with the wing, the part was first seen at this year’s ROAR Fuel Offroad Nationals and it is designed to greatly improve rear traction and high-speed stability. Sculptured in an aggressive, futuristic design with large centre fins the wing can be equipped with your choice of a small or large wickerbill to fine-tune the performance. Underneath the main plate of the wing there are three dimples that hang down on each side creating a “golf ball aerodynamic effect” which increases low speed down force and reduces high speed drag. Suitable for 1/8th buggies and trucks the wing is available in yellow, black or white colour.
The recent East Coast Park race in Singapore saw local driver Dhilon Tay (Xray) taking the TQ honours after the 1/10th 200mm class qualifying. In the 40 minute final Nicholas Lee (Xray) soon took over the lead and never looked back to take the win some 4 laps ahead of local veteran Harry (Xray) and Indonesian star Dimas (Xray). TQ Dhilon Tay completed the top 4 result.
New from Protoform come aluminium wing mounts and an on-road car stand. Starting with the wing mounts, they make for an extra-secure hold and super trick look 1/10th touring cars, USGTs or World GTs. The teardrop-shaped wing mounts are anodised in Protoform red and laser-etched with the signature PF logo for added bling-factor and factory team style. They also allow for fore & aft wing adjustability if a slot is cut into the wing. They come with mounting hardware and work with most TC wings and bodies.
Made for the Pro-Line Pro-2 but also the Traxxas Slash 2WD and the Electric Rustler is this aluminium steering rack from Pro-Line. The increased steering response and precision provided by the set will lead to faster lap times and also more fun while bashing. The kit includes ball bearings for silky smooth steering action and eliminates the servo saver for maximum steering. As an added bonus the centre steering link is made out of carbon fibre for the ultimate in lightweight style, stiffness and durability. The rack includes adjustable steering Ackermann holes where the centre holes are Stock, inner holes are more aggressive, and the outer holes are less aggressive for more adjustability.
Pro-Line introduce the Phantom design bodyshell for the TLR 8ight 3.0. The Phantom design was originally thought out by Lee Martin for 1/10th buggies and the edgy yet flowing design now finds its way into 1/8th racing. The stealthy cab forward design and special rear section help with high-speed stability as does the optional rear centre fin. The body is tailor-made for the 8ight 3.0, it comes clear and including window masks and a decal sheet.
U.S. RC car governing body ROAR have announced the ban of the latest breed of 1/10th buggy wheels and tyres such as AKA’s Evo and Pro-Line’s VTR range for ROAR sanctioned events in 2014. It is understood that said wheels and tyres, that adapt the tyre bead design of 1/8th buggy wheels, do not meet with the wheel and tyre dimensions allowed by the ROAR as the AKA Evo and Pro-Line VTR are in fact 2.4 inch offerings while the ROAR and virtually every other governing body only allows 2.2 inch wheels and tyres. Even the use of so called adapter kits are disallowed as they are seen as (illegal) modification to the wheel. The current ban so far only affects 2014 events and there is a chance that the new style wheels and tyres will be allowed to use from 2015 on.
This weekend was the 4th round of the Portuguese national touring car championship. The meeting was run at the Torres Novas track with the same layout as the 2013 Euros. With Saturday being the practice day everyone focussed on the Sunday that started out wet. On the drying track Bruno Coelho excelled and he took 3 out of the 4 qualifying rounds to take the overall TQ for the finals.
The 5th round of the BRCA 1/8th Circuit 2014 National Championship was held at the Halifax circuit in West Yorkshire. The weather was set to be the best of the year so far and this made for close racing. This track and its associated facilities is one of the best in the country and successfully hosted the A European Champs in 2013. Also it was the start weekend of the “Tour de France” so making it to the track was extra difficult due to local roads being closed. With all the championship contenders present apart from Branson who is only racing at major events this year, the competition at the top would be close. From practice times on Saturday, it was clear that consistency would be key with all the top drivers running fastest times within 0.1 seconds of each other.