Power-Save-Racing introduce ball bearing sets for many 1/10th and 1/16th scale Traxxas vehicles. The bearings reduce friction, make for less maintenance and are available as 8-piece sets for the 1/16 Slash, E-Revo, and Rally, the Jato 3.3, Slash-based 2WD chassis, the Slash 4×4 and the Revo 3.3, E-Revo and Summit.
The Southern Nationals took place in West Monroe, Louisiana in a huge indoor facility with a track that sported lots of elevation changes and big jumps. After three rounds of qualifying Ryan Lutz took TQ with Josh Wheeler in second position. The main started off good and it was a follow the leader show with Lutz and Wheeler for 15 minutes. Josh was doing his best to stay right with Lutz and pulled a good lead before a battle started. They were able to put themselves in front with a lead of about 15 second when Lutz broke and Wheeler took the lead. Jason Branham was now in second with the rest of the field behind him. Josh maintained a good lead until the second to the last pit stop when a crash and corner marshal failure cost him 17 seconds on his pit stop. This gave Branham the lead and a battle until the end started. Jason and Wheeler would battle until the last lap when Jason crashed and gave Wheeler the lead and the win. Kurt Kellum also had a great performance in the truggy main and fought his way to 3rd at the end.
The 8th running of the Trofeo Novarossi took place at the track of the Club Automodellistico Gubbio in Italy and saw the entrance of talented drivers like Francesco Tironi and Lamberto Collari. In the 1/8th scale class it was Capricorn’s Francesco Tironi who took the race win some three laps from Mattia Rinaldi and Alessandro Bracci. Lamberto Collari faced tyre problems during the final and finished in fourth position.
The 2012 Reedy Truck Race of Champions was held at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California and the event brought in over 140 entries from SoCal’s best truck drivers. In the Modified Truck class, it was Team Orion/Kyosho’s Drew Moller who would TQ rounds 1 and 3 to take the overall TQ for the class. Come the finals he was in a close battle with TLR’s Mike Truhe who both scored a first and second place in the finals. Therefore A main number three would decide the 2012 title win and it was Drew Moller who lead from the first lap taking the win in the important final race and also the 2012 Reedy Truck Race of Champions title. Mike Truhe came in second with Kody Numedahl completing the podium.
The fifth and final round of the Swiss national touring car championship was held at the track of Lostallo. After an all wet Saturday and Sunday morning the weather got better for the finals on Sunday afternoon. Markus Streuli started from pole position with Mario Rigert in second spot and Daniel Ghirlanda in third position. As the finals were the only rounds of the whole weekend with dry conditions, it was difficult for everyone to find a good pace from the start. Mario managed to win two out of the three A finals. The win of the final round secured Mario the race victory and his fifth modified touring car title as well. Xray team mate Steven Deyhle took the runner-up spot and Antonino Mangiaracina came in third.
VP have released another 1/10 electric off road buggy rear tire, called the VP404 Turbo Evo. It has inherited all the advantages of Turbo family and is made from top quality in super soft and soft compounds. Available in early November.
Reds Racing has developed a new off road clutch system, specifically designed to optimize engine power output and to guarantee better traction. The clutch is an integral part of the engine and allows increased performance, improved tuning and increased engine reliability. Its main feature is making the engine power output, at low RPM, very smooth and linear, ensuring better traction. This helps reduce fuel consumption and to improve driveability, thanks to lower wheel spin. The clutch is 100% made in Italy and has been designed to be easily assembled, thanks to their effortless ‘One Touch’ system that requires no tools. The clutch kit comes pre assembled and tested to ensure best performance and reliability.
Inspired from some of the most successful JConcepts Racing Tires, these new Choppers have the look, fit and finish of a hard-core racing tire on steroids. Whether you are an experienced racer or beginning driver, the Choppers in blue compound are designed to tear up surfaces ranging from grass and gravel to dirt and asphalt. The tall and burly square lug design of the Choppers provides a deep tread depth for heavy footing even in the toughest conditions. The recessed lugs give a multitude of fresh edges to maintain consistent traction during the initial phase of tread life. The tread alignment and spacing provides massive forward bite acting as a paddle in loose dirt or sandy bashing environments. The outer sidewalls include heavy JConcepts X-Tread support ribs to aid traction in tight conditions or while against sharp or angled objects. The inner side-walls have built-in ribbing for added tire to insert support increasing cornering consistency.