Thunder Alley have announced their 5th Annual Gas Championships held from September 21st to 22nd. With a unique format, which features heads up qualifying, and an all new layout built by SiK Track Design / Levi Jackson, racers can expect lots of track time thanks to the capped 180 racer entry. Open to a multitude of 1/8th offroad classes, sign up is now open with more details here.
Oli Meggitt and the Essex Winter Series (EWS) Organising Team are proud to announce that the series will be returning for its third season later this year. The EWS is one of the largest and most popular Touring Car championships in the UK and last year was fully booked for every round of the series. Building on that success, the organisers have opted to change little of their proven format. The Championship is well known for its relaxed, yet competitive atmosphere and will again consist of 6 one-day meetings, held between October 2013 and March 2014. The racing will take place at Deanes Sports Centre in South-East Essex, on one of the largest carpet tracks in the world, a massive 35×22 metres. The fully heating pitting area is well lit and mains power is available for all competitors.
Traxxas announce their latest 1/10th off-road vehicle in the form of the Telluride 4×4 Extreme Terrain 4×4 trail rig. Named after a town in the Rocky Mountains the vehicle is based on a composite tub chassis with 4WD shaft drivetrain and it sports long travel suspension components with fixed length camber rods and big bore oil-filled shock absorbers. The modular chassis assembly helps with maintenance and parts replacement of the factory-assembled truck. Included with the vehicle come Kumho replica 3.0″ tyres pre-glued to satin chrome beadlock-style wheels and a ProGraphix pre-decorated body shell. The chassis comes equipped with a Titan 12 turn 550-size brushed motor, water-proof speed controller and a waterproof receiver box. Included is also a TQ 2.4GHz radio system and a waterproof steering servo.
Hobbywing distributors Hype introduce the Xerun V10 brushless modified and stock motors. They are build around a black anodised all-aluminium can with large venting holes at the front and smaller openings in the rear. The motors are designed to meet current DMC, EFRA and IFMAR rules, feature standard-size high quality ball bearings, adjustable timing, and highly temperature-resistant copper windings. An integrated sensor monitors the internal temperature when coupled to respective Hobbywing speed controller. The V10 are available as 3.5T to 6.5T as well as 8.5T modified motors and they also come as 10.5T to 21.5T stock racing variants.
The Team Losi Racing starter box for 8ight series vehicles is engineered and designed by Team Losi Racing to be the perfect starting tool for the 8ight and 8ight-T series of vehicles – from the current version 3.0 and 2.0 kits down to the original 8ight buggy. Unlike conventional starters, the starter box does not require positioning pegs, eliminating the need for measuring or major assembly. It features a powerful 775-size motor, adjustable positioning mounts, is compatible with NiXX and LiXX battery packs and comes with an optimised rubber starter wheel for improved contact with the engine flywheel.
The Xray Challenge Hungary will take place at the famous Hungaroring full-scale racing track on the weekend of the 8th of September. The race is run in several classes including electric touring car 13.5T boost and non-boost, touring car modified, 200mm stock and EFRA nitro touring car, 1/8th and 1/5th EFRA on-road. Tyres are free for all classes and the 200mm stock nitro class is being run with a controlled low-budget engine. You can find more information here and register for the event here.
Arrowmax release a new tool in the form of the quick camber gauge made from CNC-machined high-quality aluminium. Designed for 1/10th electric and nitro touring cars the gauge incorporates the three most used camber angles of 1.5°, 2° and 2.5°. To measure and inspect your car’s camber angles simply hold the respective side of the tool against the car’s wheels. Machined honeycombs and a dark grey anodising match with the remainder of Arromax’ current line of tools.
Tekno introduce new option parts for their EB48 8th electric buggy and the SCT410 short course truck in the form of redesigned gearboxes, stub axles and servo horns. Starting with the gearbox, the part is slightly angled upward to minimise the drive angles and increase efficiency. Furthermore, this helps to reduce wear on the driveshaft for increased longevity. New larger and optionally available 5x13x4mm bearings also help to increase durability.