Pro-Line Pro-2 SC aluminium steering rack

Pro-Line Pro-2 SC aluminium steering rack

Made for the Pro-Line Pro-2 but also the Traxxas Slash 2WD and the Electric Rustler is this aluminium steering rack from Pro-Line. The increased steering response and precision provided by the set will lead to faster lap times and also more fun while bashing. The kit includes ball bearings for silky smooth steering action and eliminates the servo saver for maximum steering. As an added bonus the centre steering link is made out of carbon fibre for the ultimate in lightweight style, stiffness and durability. The rack includes adjustable steering Ackermann holes where the centre holes are Stock, inner holes are more aggressive, and the outer holes are less aggressive for more adjustability.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pro-Line Phantom bodyshell for TLR 8ight 3.0

Pro-Line Phantom bodyshell for TLR 8ight 3.0

Pro-Line introduce the Phantom design bodyshell for the TLR 8ight 3.0. The Phantom design was originally thought out by Lee Martin for 1/10th buggies and the edgy yet flowing design now finds its way into 1/8th racing. The stealthy cab forward design and special rear section help with high-speed stability as does the optional rear centre fin. The body is tailor-made for the 8ight 3.0, it comes clear and including window masks and a decal sheet.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ROAR to ban 1/8th style 1/10th buggy tyres

2_ROAR bans 1/8th style 1/10th buggy tyres

U.S. RC car governing body ROAR have announced the ban of the latest breed of 1/10th buggy wheels and tyres such as AKA’s Evo and Pro-Line’s VTR range for ROAR sanctioned events in 2014. It is understood that said wheels and tyres, that adapt the tyre bead design of 1/8th buggy wheels, do not meet with the wheel and tyre dimensions allowed by the ROAR as the AKA Evo and Pro-Line VTR are in fact 2.4 inch offerings while the ROAR and virtually every other governing body only allows 2.2 inch wheels and tyres. Even the use of so called adapter kits are disallowed as they are seen as (illegal) modification to the wheel. The current ban so far only affects 2014 events and there is a chance that the new style wheels and tyres will be allowed to use from 2015 on.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bruno Coelho takes Portuguese TC championship

Bruno Coelho takes Portuguese TC championship

This weekend was the 4th round of the Portuguese national touring car championship. The meeting was run at the Torres Novas track with the same layout as the 2013 Euros. With Saturday being the practice day everyone focussed on the Sunday that started out wet. On the drying track Bruno Coelho excelled and he took 3 out of the 4 qualifying rounds to take the overall TQ for the finals.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BRCA 1/8 Circuit National Championship Rd5 – Report

BRCA 1/8 Circuit National Championship Rd5 – Report

The 5th round of the BRCA 1/8th Circuit 2014 National Championship was held at the Halifax circuit in West Yorkshire. The weather was set to be the best of the year so far and this made for close racing. This track and its associated facilities is one of the best in the country and successfully hosted the A European Champs in 2013. Also it was the start weekend of the “Tour de France” so making it to the track was extra difficult due to local roads being closed. With all the championship contenders present apart from Branson who is only racing at major events this year, the competition at the top would be close. From practice times on Saturday, it was clear that consistency would be key with all the top drivers running fastest times within 0.1 seconds of each other.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Austrian electric on-road nationals Rd3 – Report

Austrian electric on-road nationals Rd3 – Report

The 3rd round of the Austrian electric on-road nationals was run at the 1. MRC Wiener Neustadt track in Lower Austria. Overall 42 racers participated in the three classes of TC Modified, TC Stock and Formula 1. In TC Modified Dominik Vogl and his Yokomo BD7 been unbeatable all weekend. Dominik settled for TQ after the qualifiers in front of Martin Szunyogh (VBC), who is regaining his old strength after a longer break while Jakob Zündel (Yokomo) completed the top 3. In the A-mains Dominik was unbeatable up front and winning A-main one and two handed him an early overall victory. The runner-up spot saw a tight fight between Martin and Jakob with the better end for Jakob after winning the third A-main.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Arrowmax Yokomo buggy spring steel turnbuckle sets

Arrowmax Yokomo buggy spring steel turnbuckle sets

Arrowmax have two new spring steel turnbuckle sets available for the Yokomo B-Max2 and B-Max4 buggies. The 2WD buggy set contains two 41mm and four 51mm links while the B-Max4 specific set includes two 32mm, three 41m and two 44mm turnbuckles. Coming with both sets is a suitable turnbuckle wrench that allows for easy link adjustment even in tight surroundings.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New WRC STX 4mm carbon fibre upper deck set

New WRC STX 4mm carbon fibre upper deck set

Italian company WRC introduce a new optional carbon fibre upper deck set for the STX touring car. Made from 4mm material, the dual vertical deck is made for medium to high grip tracks and it is understood that the parts can be assembled in two different ways in order to adjust the flex characteristics.

Source: WRC [wrc-racing.com]

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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