Novarossi have released this new rear cover for 3.5cc pull starter and roto starter engines. Suitable for long stroke and square stroke motors, the back plate allows the user to convert that engine into a starter box compatible version.
KO Propo have released this soft carrying bag for the EX-1 KIY transmitter. The black case with KO Propo logo and purple trim, features compartments for different steering units or other accessories. The case itself sports a rubber ergonomic handle and is supplied with a shoulder strap.
The 2012 A-Main Hobbies US World’s Warm-Up Race was held October 18th – 21st at Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, CA. This would be a great tune-up race for some of the best US 1/8 nitro off-road buggy drivers. In attendance was: Current IFMAR 1/8 Buggy World Champion Cody King, Current IFMAR 1/8 Buggy Worlds TQ & 3rd Overall Jared Tebo, 2-time ROAR 1/8 Buggy National Champion Ryan Cavalieri, & Previous ROAR 1/8 Truggy National Champion Ryan Maifield.
Factory Xray/RB/Sweep driver Renaud Savoya made the second stop on his Asian Tour, hitting up the C-Netic Challenge race in Indonesia, getting in some last minute international running prior to the World Championships in 6 weeks time. Reno filed the following report. “Asian tour round 2. This time I flew to Surabaya, Indonesia for C-Netic challenge. From what I saw last year, the track seemed to be one of the most selective in the World. That came true as the layout was fully 3D, with 9 meters elevation on the back section. The club put a serious work together to get this done. Asian racing is probably one of the best place to race RC in the world as they have crazy layouts, professional marshals, awesome pit area etc.
Multiple world champion Marc Rheinard has signed to Hot Race tyres in a one off deal for the 200mm World championship to be held in Bangkok next month. The newly signed Capricorn driver will join fellow World Champion and Tamiya team mate Jilles Groskamp along with European Vice Champion Mario Spiniello in choosing the tires from this young tire company.
Pro-Line have just released a whole load of their tires in the MX Blue groove compound. Getting the MX treatment are the Scrubs T 2.2″ MX, Suburbs T 2.2″ both for 1/10th truck, Blockade for 1/8th buggy and Suburbs 2.0 2.2″ RR, Scrubs 2.2″ 2wd FR & Scrubs 2.2″ 4wd FR for 1/10th buggy. Blockade VTR 4.0″ for truggy are now available in M3 Soft pre-mounted on Zero offset VTR wheels, while the ION 1/8th buggy tire will now be available in M3 Soft and M4 Super Soft.
CSO have released a front & rear upper bulkhead for the new Yokomo BD7 EP touring car. Made from high quality 7075 T6 aluminium, it’s harder than the original version and also has an additional upper camber link hole to give you the extra option for fine tuning if required.
The ninth and final round of this years championship was hosted by the Mendip circuit at Weston Super Mare. With Tim Wood away on Holiday in Egypt to celebrate his 30th birthday, it became a clear fight between defending champion and Mugen / Sirio / Contact driver Kyle Branson against former champion of Serpent / Novarossi driver Mark Green. These two add a clear driver consistency and car setup advantage over the chasing pack throughout Saturday practice and also on race day. The chasing pack of Andy North, The Hastings, Danny Bancroft and Neal King battled it out for the minor championship positions which were again undecided heading into the season finale.