JConcepts have unveiled a new compound specifically for cold or very loose racing conditions. Black, Mega Soft compound has been in development for over 1 year with testing at tracks, facilities and events around the world. This is not a replacement compound but simply a tuning option for drivers looking for extra grip in very cold climates or extremely loose conditions. It’s important to remember, compounds are crucial and to take advantage of a compound it must be utilized on the correct surface. JConcepts Hybrids for buggy and truggy (above) are now available in black compound.
Tyre Additive have announced their new carpet additive called SpeedTech. Developed with the help of front running 1/12th scale racer Markus Mobers this new product completes their line of additives. Formulated for foam and rubber tires on carpet it increases the tyre grip without making cars difficult to drive and helps you push from the first laps until the end.
Protoform have sent us this sneak peek image of their new body shell. The graphic gives the hint that is for 1/12th scale while there is enough of the shell’s profile to work out some nice features. More details from Protoform as we get them, which we believe will be soon.
Xray have released this optional one-piece aluminium rear suspension holder for the T4. A direct replacement for the standard forward holders of the rear suspension, this holder is recommended to use for more steering in high grip conditions only, as it increases stability. CNC machined aluminium lower rear suspension holder which is part of suspension holder system allows suspension arms to be mounted independently from the diff bulkheads.
A Main Hobbies announces the all-new ProTek RC aluminium radio case featuring custom foam inserts for all of the hottest surface and air radios. The radio case’s lightweight, yet rugged aluminium outer shell has two lockable latches to secure your radio when it’s stowed. The brushed, grey aluminium case has black, heavy-duty reinforced corners to ensure that nothing damages your radio while a molded, plastic handle provides a comfortable grip for carrying your radio to and from the pits. Extra space inside the case can be used for storing servos, receivers and miscellaneous equipment.
Round 3 of the 2012/13 BRCA 1/12th Scale Nationals took place in Tamworth on the 8th/9th December. The event saw another big turnout with nearly 100 drivers racing on each day of the event. There were a couple of notable absentees though, with current championship leader David Spashett away in Argentina at the 1/8th buggy worlds, and Olly Jefferies busy at home changing nappies! This took nothing away from what looked like being a very competitive event though.
Similar to those released last week, PSM Racing have produced two new shock towers for the S-Workz S350. Made from high quality 4mm carbon fibre there is one new rear one new front shock tower. Both front and rear towers feature additional mounting holes for the top of the shock absorbers and weigh in at only 16.2 grams and 21.5 grams respectively.