Full Throttle RC Park in Green Island, New York recently held their annual Mayhem Race. In the 4WD Modified A-main Aaron Kothman (TLR) and Christian Toic (Team Associated) had a battle for the lead while Mark Sousa (Xray), coming from 4th on the grid, quickly moved up to 3rd. Later Aaron made a mistake and Mark was able to get into second and was three seconds behind Christian. Mark and Aaron had another little battle until Kothman made a mistake and Sousa was able to come across in 2nd behind Christian Toic as Aaron rounded out the podium.
Speedzone have expanded their range of high-performance competition LiPo battery packs by a 5000mAh and a 4000mAh variant. The standard voltage packs are built from 120C cells with the 5000mAh variant, weighing in at 216g, being best suited for modified applications while the slightly lighter 4000mAh pack, weighing 208g, excels in stock motor categories. Both sport shorty-standard 96x47x25mm dimensions and they use 5mm bullet-style connectors.
Xray have introduced a low centre of gravity central aluminium bulkhead for the XB4’18 1/10th 4WD buggy. A direct replacement for the standard composite part, the item greatly increases the overall rigidity of the centre bulkhead area while offering greater reliability and a longer life. The bulkhead comes in the “low” specification needed for the 2018 variant of Xray’s successful XB4 platform and it sports a black surface treatment for wear and looks.
Team Magic’s E6 Raptor 1/8th brushless ready-to-run monster truck is now also available in a special green edition. The truck features an updated 4WD drivetrain with CNC-machined bevel gears, a metal centre gear diff, four hardened steel universal driveshafts and large aluminium splined wheel hubs. The chassis comes factory-assembled with a new 6S LiPo-compatible 2250kV brushless motor, a Hobbywing 150A speed controller and a Savöx metal gear steering servo. The kit is rounded out by a black and white body shell with green details as well as green beadlock rings for the multi-terrain tyres.
Coming in December is Tamiya’s new CC-01 based Landfreeder 1/10th 4WD pickup truck kit. It features an upgraded CC-01 chassis with chrome-plated rear axle housing and it comes with a pre-painted, matte black 1980’s style pickup truck body shell. The highly detailed kit also includes a chrome-plated grille guard and roll bar for added looks.
Coming from JQRacing and made for the brand’s Black Edition 1/8th buggy are new fine-tune tear toe plates. The parts are machined from high-quality aluminium, they come black anodised, with white graphics and they are available in 3.25, 2.75 and 2.50 degree variants to increase or decrease the rear toe-in setting in order to adapt the buggy to different track conditions.
Revelation Raceway hosted round 4 of the Top Notch Tour this past weekend with the event attracting nearly 80 entries. In the Pro Buggy class Mugen’s Adam Drake set the pace in both rounds of qualifying and started first in the 30-minute final. Drake went on to win the 30-minute final followed by the HB Racing duo of Tyler Brown and Chad Grana.
Round 7 of the FORCE Series was held at River Rat RC Raceway. In 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy Mitch Zeck was able to take TQ in round 1 and take a 3rd in Q2 which gave him the overall TQ. In the 35 minute A-main, Gene Hickerson took the early lead and started to check out. Zeck worked his way up from last to 3rd before having a receiver pack fail, causing a DNF. A great battle ensued between Hickerson, Jordan Singletary, and Julien Oliveras for the next 25 minutes. With five minutes to go, Hickerson got stuck on a pipe and flamed out, handing a 1-lap lead to Oliveras who went on to win. Hickerson rejoined in 4th but quickly worked his way back up to finish 2nd by just 0.07 seconds over Singletary in a very exciting photo finish.