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March 14, 2014

TQ run for Tebo in 2WD Buggy Q1

TQ run for Tebo in 2WD Buggy Q1

Last year’s 2WD Buggy winner Jared Tebo got his quest to retain his Pro-Line Cactus Classic title off to the perfect start as he TQ’d the opening round of qualifying at SRS Raceway.  The Kyosho driver took the round ahead of TLR’s Dakotah Phend but only after the US National Champion crashed on his final lap.  Only four drivers managed 14-lap runs with Billy Fischer posting the third fastest time followed by Ryan Maifield.

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March 14, 2014

Neumann takes Q1 of 4WD Buggy at Cactus

Neumann takes Q1 of 4WD Buggy at Cactus

Joern Neumann has TQ’d the first round of 4WD Buggy Qualifying at the Pro-Line Cactus Classic at SRS Raceway in Scottsdale, Arizona.   The Team Durango driver topped the time by just shy of a second over Kyosho’s Jared Tebo with Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri 3rd.  For defending champion Ryan Maifield it wasn’t a good start as he managed only the 18th fastest time.  Chasing a fourth consecutive 4WD buggy title at the 28th running of prestigious event, he summed up his run as ‘hurting’.

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March 14, 2014

RudeBits B5M LiPo battery brace

RudeBits B5M LiPo battery brace

Following the respective part for the rear motor Team Associated B5 RudeBits now also have a LiPo battery brace for the mid motor B5M buggy available. Made from high-quality carbon fibre the part is made to be a direct replacement for the standard composite plastic part.

Source: RudeBits [rudebits.co.uk]


March 14, 2014

Martin Hofer wins at Schumacher Trophy

Martin Hofer wins at Schumacher Trophy

This past weekend the Team LaGang crew around Alberto Montecchi hosted the Trofeo Schumacher Italy, organized by Lorenzo Bigi in the small town that is Scandiano. Hosting an ETS Event back in 2012 the club has built up an amazing facility featuring one of the biggest carpet tracks you’ll find in europe. Being a two day affair, practice on Saturday already highlighted the level of competition that can be found in this area with a lot of guys doing really fast laptimes. The controlled tyre being preglued Sorex that proved to be a perfect decision since they delivered consistent performance throughout more than 10 runs. Qualifiers saw some tough fights but it was Schumacher’s Martin Hofer who managed to grab TQ honors in the Touring Car Modified category. Winning the first two finals convincingly, he wrapped up the overall win, leaving the remaining steps on the podium fully open for final number 3.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


March 14, 2014

DE Racing TLR, Kyosho & Durango SpeedLine wheels

DE Racing TLR, Kyosho & Durango SpeedLine wheels

DE Racing release a few additional wheel offsets to their already extensive catalog of SpeedLine wheels. Offsets include front wheels for the new TLR 22-4, front wheels for the Kyosho Laser ZX-5, and front and rear wheels for the Team Durango DEX210 and DEX410. The Team Durango DEX410 wheels are also designed to work with the Xray XB4. This initial release will be in white and yellow with more colour options to follow.

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March 14, 2014

New design Kyosho Inferno MP9 engine mount

New design Kyosho Inferno MP9 engine mount

Kyosho’s nitro off-road mastermind Yuichi Kanai introduced this new engine mount for the Kyosho MP9 1/8th off-road buggy. Instead of using two separate base plates the new mount is of a 1-piece U-shaped design which is understood to help with stability and rigidity while the engine itself is still mounted using spilt mounting blocks. The gun metal anodized part comes laser-etched and will become available from end of April.

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March 14, 2014

STRC SCX10 aluminium rear lock-outs

STRC SCX10 aluminium rear lock-outs

ST Racing Concepts now have machined aluminium lock-outs for the Axial SCX10 available. Adding visial impact and greatly increasing the strength of the rear drive axles, these lock-outs works with the stock straight axles or STRC’s stainless steel axles. The increased precision will also keep the axles inside running true and keep them from bending. Coming in pairs the parts are available in black, gun metal, green and silver. Also available are web limited colours of red, orange, and blue anodising. Complete lock-out and stainless steel axles set also now available in gun metal anodising.

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March 14, 2014

Phend top 2WD seed at Cactus Classic

Phend top 2WD seed at Cactus Classic

Having posted the fastest time in the opening controlled practice for 2WD Buggy, Dakotah Phend is the top seed for qualifying at the Pro-Line Cactus Classic.  Running a time of 67.01 for his 3-consecutive fastest laps in the morning, the Team Losi Racing driver ran a 67.12 time in the night time run, to top the seeding time sheets from Billy Fischer and defending Champion Jared Tebo.  With the Top 13 drivers from CP1 unable to improve their 3-lap pace second time of asking the biggest improvement came from Serpent’s Mike Truhe who ended the day 14th fastest having improved his morning time by 1/2 a second.

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