Reigning Electric Touring Car World Champion Jilles Groskamp will contest next weekend’s (June 28-30) Euro Nitro Series race in Graz, Austria, the Shepherd driver one of a number of World class factory drivers set to battle it out for the 200mm Touring Car win at the Stöhr-Ring track. Another confirmed entry for the second race of the ENS ‘Pilot Series’, is Capricorn driver & World Championship podium finisher Francesco Tironi who together with reigning Italian National Champion Giorgio de Felici will be looking to complete a clean sweep of the all new series for the Italian company who at Race 1 earlier this month at the Hockenheimring in Germany took a convincing win with Eric Dankel.
Hot Race Tyres have added to their line of onroad tires by producing a line of touring car rubber tires. After a lot of test with experienced racers they were able to find the right compound for maximum performance. There will be two different shores, 32 and 36, two different inserts, soft and medium, and two different weights, light and normal. This is only Hot Race’s first venture into rubber tires and we are told they are planning to expand their range further in the near future.
From Xray comes this new low-downforce body designed specifically for rough, damaged tracks. The body reduces downforce and makes the car easier to drive on these type of tracks. The body is also wider to fit the wider chassis of the XB9’13. When used with earlier XB9 cars, this body will be a bit too wide at the base.
Also new from Pro-Line is this Hauler Bag. Designed with 4 easy access drawer compartments, several zipper pockets and tool storage, this Hauler Bag is perfect for your RC needs. Stylish Pro-Line logos on the front, top and side stand out when arriving at the track and a collapsible pull handle and smooth rolling casters combine to get you organized in the pits. The new Hauler Bag also includes tie-down Bungee straps for securing 1 vehicle (Buggy, SC, Truck, etc.) on top of the Bag for fewer trips between the Track and your vehicle.
Pro-Line have released their all new Pin Point buggy rear & Wedge 2wd Buggy front Carpet Tires. The Pin Point has thousands of Ultra-Sharp Pins in a unique Sine Wave pattern that grip the carpet better than Velcro. The Wedge has a true drop-in bead that does not require cutting or hand fitting and is super narrow and low-profile. The Hook shaped pins provide all the steering you can handle without being grabby. Pro-Line engineers have perfected an all-new Carpet Tire Compound (Z3) specifically for the needs of Indoor Carpet racing and this new Z material provides the best grip on a variety of surfaces used indoor (carpet, wood, cardboard, plastic, etc.). Also new for buggy from Pro-Line is the release of the Proton rear tire in M3 Soft and M4 Super Soft compounds.
Evo-Workshop have launched an optional Mugen MRX-5 7075-T6 hard coated aluminium chassis with a J’s system. Designed with a brand new concept, EVO’s latest J’s system brings you an unique, multifunctional flex control system. Featuring the resilience of two materials combined, the J’s System comes with a hard coated aluminium chassis and a carbon-fibre stabilizer blade that work seamlessly with various lock up combinations, providing you the best flex control function for any track requirements or racing events.
ZZracing have released this aluminium front spindle for the HB D8. CNC machined from premium 7075 T6 aluminum they are hard coated for extra durability and long life. Simple to adjust roll centers, in hard turns the steering can be more fluid and turn faster. This part also fits the Vorza & Apache C1.
JConcepts introduce the SC10 body mount grommet with leash. Made specifically for the height adjustable, extended .200” diameter body mounts, the silicone rubber based grommet cushions the body and retains the body clip for the most user friendly experience. The body mount grommet has the JConcepts.net logo embossed on the leash portion and the units are available in 3 different colors, blue, black and clear. The body mount grommet is designed specifically for the original SC10 body mounts but can be used on other vehicles with similar geometry.