March 18, 2012

JConcepts wins 4 classes at Psycho Nitro Blast

The 5th annual Insaniversary of the Psycho Nitro Blast was definitely one to remember. Located in Unadilla, GA the event features a 24-hour straight practice session carrying on from Thursday morning through Friday morning with a rock-star atmosphere that is second to none. Racers pack the drivers stand each year with hopes to tame the Psycho track while they put their hopes on the line in 3 rounds of qualifying which takes place around the clock. Checking in for a qualifier at midnight is of very little concern after visiting the Insomnia Coffee shop for a high-caffeine beverage or snack. The Psycho crew had everything to offer the racer who is living the dream for an entire weekend.

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March 17, 2012

Sweep Racing Tendroid 1/10 offroad front tire

Sweep Racing have released their new Tendroid 1/10 offroad front tire with grey medium foam. Just like its big brother 10Droids front will works best on indoor clay surfaces and there will also be a tyre only version for the drivers who wish to use their own inserts. Also new from Sweep are these flexible nozzle for glue bottles. The 2 step neck design is usable on all our Sweep glue bottles and thanks to the precision molding work, this nozzle keeps glue from leaking. If it gets clogged, you can trim the nozzle back a little at a time for extended life of glue.

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March 16, 2012

Novarossi Roma .25 truggy engine

Novarossi World Srl have launched their Roma .25 engine for the performance Truggy racing engine market. Designed to fit in between the Bonito.21 and the Plus .28, this novel motor is a perfect balance between high performance and fuel economy. The end result offers drivers, tuners, race car teams and individuals a high degree of flexibility and the opportunity to optimize the performance from these race tuned engines.

Source: Novarossi [novarossi.it]

March 16, 2012

Bliss RC F3 Touring .12 engine

Italian brand Bliss RC have introduced their new .12 engine called F3 Touring. The motor features a 3 port hard chromed liner, CNC machined billet piston, 12mm turbo crankshaft, knife edged aerodynamic connecting rod and a new separate turbo combustion chamber insert. Inside there is a 12mm Swiss quality main bearing while a super lightweight cooling head and composite slide carburetor with 5.4mm insert completes the package.

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March 16, 2012

2012 Reedy International TC Race of Champions

What started out many years ago as Mike Reedy’s vision to showcase the top drivers in the world in a format unlike any other ever used in RC racing, has grown to be one of the most anticipated and prestigious RC races anywhere in the world. Reedy and Team Associated are proud to announce that the 2012 Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions will return to Norcal Hobbies in Union City, CA from May 24th to 27th. In addition to the Invitational class, three Open classes will be offered – Modified,13.5 non-ramping, and 17.5 non-ramping. Each Open class driver is limited to a maximum of two classes. More details can be found here.

March 16, 2012

Exotek S411 ultra narrow LiPo chassis

Exotek Racing have released this ultra narrow LiPo chassis for the Serpent S411. This extra soft chassis is aggressively shaped for extra flex over the stock S411 chassis and uses US made bi-directional layup carbon fiber for maximum flex traits. The rear section has added cut outs for greater flex at the motor mount for increased rear end stability allowing you to drive into corners harder and power out faster. Great chassis to have to extend tire wear and generate maximum grip for controlled tire races. Also new is a steering crank brace for the S411 which stabilizes the steering cranks without stiffening the top plate to maintain natural grip and consistent steering.

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March 16, 2012

KM H-K1 Evo 2 aluminium middle shaft

New from KM Racing for the H-K1 Evo 2 is this aluminium middle shaft. Made from 7075 T6 aluminium and then hard coated it is super light weight for improved transmission efficiency. The shaft features the same design as the V2 titanium version and is therefore suitable to use with pin type & set screw type pulleys.

Source: KM [km-rc.com]