Spire Model Distribution in the UK have produced their own starter box for off road cars and those with in line motors. Featuring the usual twin motors and belt driven starter wheel, this starter box is different in that it use 775 motors in place of the usual 540 versions thus giving 50% more torque and enabling you to turn over your brand new engine in even the coldest conditions. Available in February.
At the recent annual North West indoor GP held in Southport the drivers were greeted with a highly technical and well laid track including a wall ride, which seems standard at indoor off buggy races these days. 55 drivers had turned up for the event and in 2wd it was Stuart Mahon who took the TQ spot whilst in 4wd it was Mark Redmond who took the pole position. In the 2wd race, Mahon stormed off into the lead but a crash, whilst passing a back marker, damaged his car and he could only claim 4th whilst Chris Evison took the win. In 4wd it was Redmond all the way and led from start to finish to claim the race win ahead of Barry Weldon.
After 2 rounds of Friday qualifying at the Midwest Nitro Race, Adam Drake is the man to beat having TQ’d every round in all 3 classes he is competing in. The race is held at the CRCRC track in Hilliard, Ohio, the same venue that played host to last weeks electric race that was dominated by Ryan Cavalieri.
The rest of qualifying and some lower mains takes place today, Saturday, with the main finals being run on Sunday.
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Truggymania.com have lots of close up photos of the new .28 truggy motor from Boss engines. Called the M28, it is exactly what you would expect from GRP and Mario Rossi but just a bigger capacity. You can check out the full picture set here.
Jammin have announced details of their upcoming Mini Truggy, the CRT.5. Developed using the same technology and approach as is very successful bigger brother the X1-CRT, this new off roader will pack a big punch, albeit in a mini package when it is released in February. Available first as a Pro kit (shown above in photo), an RTR will follow soon after.
Our friend Philip over at Neo Buggy has once again got some scoopage, this time with this picture set from the new Novarossi 21-5K buggy motor. The successor to the massively popular Plus 21-5 engine, the main differences with the 5K are a P5 sleeve and an updated crankcase all meant to produce more power and overall better performance.
OCM Racing, makers of the Kaos 1/8th scale buggy, have released some cad images of their new truggy, the Kaos DT-19T. The chassis itself looks to have a very standard design for a car in this class with the only stand out feature from the cad images being the Allen key adjusted track rod system that looks like a very neat idea. Expect to see this car in the shops in March.
Piktor, the French company that has been teasing us with images of their all new and rather unique Rush 2 1/8th scale off road buggy, have finally shown us the complete body shell of the car. This computer generated graphic shows the body shells flowing curves, including the F1 type winglets in front of the rear wheels, as well as the unique front wing. I have to say it looks good, now if they would only release the car we’d all be happy.