We received the following brief report from HongNor, on their teams results at the first round of the Finnish off road Nationals. In the buggy class it was Ari Heinonen that claimed 3rd position, just ahead of his team mate Petri Myllari in 4th, while in Junior Buggy it was Joonas Vuojolahti that took the win in front of Sami Sinisalo in 2nd. The truggy class saw HongNor claim a hat trick with class TQ Petri Myllari and Joonas Vuojolahti take the top 2 places with their brand new X2 truggies, while Joseph Quagraine finished 3rd, racing the X1X-CRT-Pro.
Round 1 of the RCSignup/JConcepts Super Cup Series was completed this past weekend and it was an great event, the blistering, 100 degree Florida sun made for some amazing track conditions. 11-year old Zack Genova showed experience and driving ability beyond his years and was able to take the win in both Stock Buggy and Stock Truck. He battled with another up-and-comer, Zach Mote, but in the end it was Zack ‘Zackinator’ Genova that took the victories.
Xray have released some 10° alu caster blocks for the XB808, which are CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum and hard coated for extra durability and long life. Ultra-strong construction provides very long life and durability in even the most extreme racing conditions. These lightweight blocks feature ‘zero kingpin’ suspension geometry and the pre-set 10° caster block is integrated and non-adjustable. Combined with the XB808 front kick-up of 10° this block gives a total caster angle of 20° for increased steering and precision.
Team Azarashi have announced that they have become the worldwide distributor for the new MID44 conversion set, available for Team Associated B44. Created by Olivier Langlet, the set is designed to make the car smoother to drive with the motor now mounted further forward and the batteries not so far to the rear. The kit mainly consists of a new chassis plate and the 2 upper plates, and by switching the front and rear CVA’s, all the other parts are re used from the stock car.
Xray have released these high-performance racing springs for their XB808 buggy, that have been specially developed to give better balance and an additional range of choices to fine-tune your car. Developed through extensive testing and racing experience, these linear springs use the same thickness of wire for each spring, and stiffness is controlled by the number of coils. Softer springs have a lower “C” value and more coils; stiffer springs have a higher “C” value and fewer coils. Available as a pair of springs – to fit front and rear – the springs are individually measured, controlled, inspected and matched to provide identical damping characteristics. During the selection process, each spring is compressed in several fine increments and the values recorded, and then each spring is matched with another spring of identical characteristics.
Seen at this weeks ROAR 1/8th scale buggy Nationals at Thunder Alley in Beaumont, California, are these big bore shock absorbers on the Associated RC8. Currently being used by the factory team at this race, they are close to release pending some final parts getting produced. Also seen on some of the team cars, is new steering geometry, which combined with the new shocks increase corner speed and improve rough track handling. New from Reedy is a yet unnamed proprietary .21 engine in the final stages of testing and is being run by Rick Hohwart and Scott Brown at this event.
This is the first picture of the new prototype LRP S8-TX truggy. Set to make its debut at this weekends German National truggy race in Dachsbach, we wont have any more details before then, but we presume it is based on the German company’s S8-BX buggy.
New from DiMonaco, under the RC Fox label, is this EFRA legal #3021 muffler, updated to 2008 specifications from the previous #2064 pipe. This pipe claims to reduce fuel consumption and increase revs in the lower range, while its inline design improves the efficiency of the whole system. Made from a thick and strong material, the stinger has been reinforced to prevent damage in an impact.