Schumacher CAT SX3 Competition 4wd buggy

Schumacher CAT SX3 Competition 4wd buggy

Schumacher have announced the new CAT SX3 Competition 4wd Off Roader. The CAT SX3 includes a host of new items ready for the 2011 season, for increased performance and reliability. An all new mid-motor design with central saddle LiPo battery positioning offers fantastic balance, control and agility. New precision, hardened steel transfer gears offer superb durability and a new design tight fitting body and undertray offers excellent dirt protection, aerodynamics and cooling options. A new easy to assemble, rigid wing mount system completes the packages. The S1 version of the CAT SX3 is also available and includes features S1 composite material which replaces all carbon fibre components while all further spec’s the same as Pro C/F Version.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Toy Fair 2011 – RB Products

RB One 1/8th scale buggy

RB Products are showing off their new line of 1/8th scale buggies call the RB One. These high spec entry level machines come in gas, pullstart gas and brushless versions and feature big bore shock absorbers, a ‘V-type’ chassis plate with rear kick up, double disc brakes with adjustable balance, front CVDs and a steel central spur gear driven by a 3 carbon shoe clutch. The gas version feature an high performance, albeit low cost, RB .21 engine with inline exhaust and monoblock engine mount, while the electrics to be supplied with the BL version have yet to be finalised.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cody King announces 2011 sponsors

Cody King announces 2011 sponsors

Current IFMAR World Champion Cody King has announced that he has signed contracts with all the sponsors that took him to the title in 2010. “Last night was the final piece of the puzzle, so now it’s official! I have a three year deal with Kyosho, and a two year extension with Orion, so I know I will be running the Inferno with Orion power again in 2012 when we go to the Worlds in Brazil. I want to thank all my sponsors, Kyosho, Orion, AKA, KO Propo, Byron Fuels, A Main Hobbies, Lunsford, Stickit1 Racing, Brain Speed Graphix, Dialed Inc., and Cig2O.” Cody did make one change having switched to BC1 Graphics/Stickit1 Racing from UpgradeRC. “I want to thank UpgradeRC for several years of support and basically revolutionizing the way people do skins and stickers. This switch to Stickit1 is allowing me to do some things that otherwise would not be possible, and I want to thank Brian Causse and Stickit1 for the opportunity. They have very high quality products and basically unlimited potential to do whatever we want. Brain is a super cool and efficient guy, and I am just looking forward to working with him and running their very high tech and light weight vinyl skins and decals. Check them out at Stickit1racing.com.”

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Simo Ahoniemi joins Team CRC

Simo Ahoniemi joins Team CRC

Calandra Racing Concepts is happy to report a great new addition to the European race team, Finnish racing star, Simo Ahoniemi. The 2004 European Champ will use the full CRC race package; CRC Gen-XL 1:12th car, Pro Cut tires and Maxxcell Lipo battery pack. This season, Simo will attend the 2011 Euro’s in France as well as competing in the Finnish Nationals and other large events. Good luck to the new CRC Ace pilot. After a few practice sessions,  Simo reports;

I have done my first test with CRC car and first impression is very good. Compared to the past, I have lots of rear traction. In the past, I have to be always very carefully not to steer too much into to corner. With CRC I can go much faster to the corners without loosing rear grip. I am very satisfied about the car performance. I can see lot of potential!

In his very first event running CRC, Simo dominated the first round of the Finnish Nationals with a T.Q. and wins in all 3 A-finals. Taking second at the event was Simo’s good friend and countryman, Teemu Saarinen. They dominated qualifying and the finals with a 1-2 effort over a very talented field. Joining the top 2 in the A-final was another CRC driver, Tony Raikas.

Source: CRC [teamcrc.com]

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Toy Fair 2011 – Ultimate Racing

Toy Fair 2011 - Ultimate Racing

Red RC have arrived at the toy fair and with most exhibitors still busy preparing their stands for the show’s big opening tomorrow, we went and had a chat with the guys at Ultimate Racing. The Spanish company are mostly focusing on their Pro Circuit tire brand with the release of an all new tread pattern, the Shockwave a halfway point between their Square Impact and Marathon pattern. Also new for Pro Circuit is their all new Red compound which is their extra soft compound, the softest of the four available, which will be introduced across the entire line up. Expect the new Shockwave in April and the new compound sooner than that.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

TecnoPower 2011 engine line up

TecnoPower 2011 engine line up

TecnoPower, the engine brand from former on road World Champion Rody Roem, has announced its 2011 engine line up, which includes 3 new buggy engines, a new truggy engine and an all new line of .21 on road engines. Competition engines made for winners, with the experience of 3 world championship titles inside, the new buggy motors include the top of the line B03 and the new B02 and B02T. The truggy line has the new T02 and for the onroad motors there is the P01 and P02.

View details of the full line up here

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Video – Reedy IROC Heritage

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Live RC produced the above video, which was shown during the heritage presentation of the Reedy International Race of Champions that took place last weekend. Showing the history of this famous race we hear from past winners and some of the best racers in the World about what this race means to them.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Dunlap wins Reedy Race Open class

Dunlap wins Reedy Race Open class

The 17th Annual Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions was held at West Coast R/C Raceway in La Mirada, California this past weekend. This would be the first time the Reedy Race has been back in the USA since 2001. The history of this race is truly amazing, starting back in 1987. Previous Invitational winners in attandace for this years event were: Rick Hohwart (1992), Jeremy Kortz (1994), Greg Hodapp (1995), Brian Kinwald 1998/2000), and Ryan Cavalieri (2009). Along with the Invitational Class, the always highly contested 2wd and 4wd Open Classes made for great racing where the winner of each class would be given the opportunity to race in the Invitational Class the following year.

Continue reading the report here

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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