We brought you information about shock bodies from Japanese firm, Riemon Speed Works before, and today they have announced more metal optionals, including more shock bodies. In the picture above you can see on the left, new metal shock bodies for the Kyosho Lazer ZX-5, the left shock body being a prototype made from brass and the aluminum version on the right the final sale version. In the middle of the image are the prototype and final shock bodies for the Tamiya M-chassis while the final product on the right are hex adaptors for 1/10th touring cars, which have been made from brass to apparentley help transfer the power from the tires to the ground in low grip conditions. Available this month.
Last weekend saw Americas best Off-road drivers come together for the 2007 ROAR Nationals run at ARCOR Raceway in Albuquerque NM. At the end of qualifying it was Associated team driver Ryan Cavalieri that took the TQ in 2wd Mod while in Modified Truck it was Mike Truhe that took the top spot and in 4wd Mod it was Jared Tebo who claimed the pole position spot. In the 2wd final it was Cavalieri who went on to win both the first two A-Mains, taking the overall, leaving Mike Truhe to come home in 2nd and Billy Fischer in 3rd. In Truck Modified it was again Cavalieri that took the win in dominating fashion beating out Mike Truhe to 2nd and Jared Tebo in 3rd. In the 4wd Mod class it was a closer battle with the final result coming down to the third A main with Cavalieri needing a win to beat Jared Tebo but once again Team Orion racer Cavalieri came through to take the race win and with it the class win to complete the modified hatrick, Jared Tebo ran home 2nd overall with Mike Truhe in 3rd.
JConcepts have released their latest Illuzion body, this time for the Losi 8ight T truggy which features a stadium truck style that combines hard edge racing lines with a front hood scoop. The roof of the body has been dramatically wedged or for that aggressive look, while the rear of the body has been designed for extra bed durability. The body has been made from heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate and comes complete with window masks and protective film.
We received a report from the 2nd round of the Great Lakes Championship series for off road which was held last weekend under very hot conditions at Sammys Speedway in London, Ontario, Canada. Attracting 140 competitors over 3 classes, GLORCS is a Canadian Racing series that is in its 3rd season running organized racing in Canada and this year the series includes 7 races which include stops at tracks in New York State, Ontario and Quebec.
So we have shown you already a lot of great RC Mag videos from this years Kyosho Masters but we still have one more race to show you and thats the truggy final in which World Champion Mark Pavidis took the win. The first part is above and you can see the other 2 parts below.
It took a while but we eventually got the results from last weekends Offroad Meeting that was held at the Monsummano Terme track in Italy. Adam Drake got the job done in the Senior buggy class, his Losi 8ight was the class of the field on the fast, dusty and punishing track and he won by half a lap in front of Xray racer, and Italian National round 3 winner, Alex Laffranchi in 2nd with the Crono RS03 of Fabrizio Tegheshi in 3rd, another half a lap back. In the truggy class it was another visitor that took the win, Finnish racer Joseph Quagraine took the win for HoBao by over a lap from Mugen racer Fabio Boero in 2nd with the American Adam Drake once again at the sharp end of the field, bring his Losi 8ight truggy home in 3rd.
HoBao have announced on their brand new site, the introduction of the new Pro version of their Hyper ST Truggy. The new Pro version features improved, stronger, lighter materials for the demands of heavy racing, coupled with a more streamlined and racy profile, to set the ST Truggy apart. The aggressive, unique body styling has been further refined for a truly stand alone look.
RC Mag have again produced some great videos from the 2007 Kyosho Masters, held in France last weekend. As you can see from these videos of the Elite buggy final, it was really wet and this probably explains why the British racer Elliot Boots was able to win easily, using all those skills gained racing in the often wet and miserable UK Nationals. Check out the first part of the final above and watch the second video below.