Wild Turbo Fan have introduced their new Blow Harder 30mm fan unit. The 12mm thick fan features an industry first nine exhaust fins design which generates the twisting wind pattern for focused air flow, hence more air to cool the object. With the nine exhaust fins design the support structure between the case and the core has been increased, and together with thicker side walls the case is much stronger compared to a standard 30mm fan. A round lip is also moulded into the intake side of the fan to further smooth out air flow. Last but not least, all the fan unit is manufactured with all new electronics.
Coming from Yeah Racing and made for the Yokomo YD2 and YD2S RWD drift cars is an aluminium rear hub set. The CNC-machined and black anodised items are direct replacements for the standard plastic parts, adding strength and cool looks while offering a multitude of upper camber link ball stud mounting positions. Machined silver edge details and etched YR logos add visual impact. The set includes two rear hubs that are usable on either side of the car.
APEX Raceway and Hobbies held the 2019 Apex Reedy Challenge this past weekend. The Snowbirds Nationals Warm-up event was formally called Thunder Jam, but it is now know as the Apex Challenge that joined the Tri-State Series including tracks from Queen City in Cincinnati, OH and SIRC in Clarksville, IN. Friday was open practice and setup. Racers pour into the Apex Raceway and began to prepare for what was sure to be a great event. Saturday was all about the business with three qualifiers and mains across seven classes including VTA, USGT, F1, Euro Truck, 12th Scale, 17.5 Touring Car, and local class SS Can-Am TC. Heavy hitters like Eric EA Anderson, Matt Lyons, Justin Lyons, and John Barron were all there to showcase and show out. But also regional hot shots like Kemp Anderson, Alan Saul, and Zac Donathen. And not to forget the local fast guys and the weekend warriors. The qualifiers were simply amazing in every class with a few surprises here and there and we got the see a possible change of the guard in many classes. TQ after three rounds of qualifier went to John Barron inn 17.5 12th scale, Matt Lyons in 17.5 TC, Eric Anderson in SS Can-Am, Zac Donathen in Euro Truck, John Barron in Formula, Kemp Anderson in USGT and Justin Lyons in USVTA.
Absima have introduced their new Absima MKS X5 HBL550 standard and HBL550L low-profile servos. Designed for no compromise competition applications the HBL550 (0.085s/38kg-cm) and HBL550L (0.06s/15kg-cm) both utilise machined all-aluminium cases with heatsink middle sections, powerful yet efficient brushless motors, sturdy metal alloy geartrains for durability and dual ball bearings for precision. The HBL550 standard size servo, best used in 1/8th and 1/10th nitro applications, is usable with 6V to 8.2V input while the HBL550L low-profile servo, ideal for 1/10th buggies and touring cars, has a 4.8V to 7.4V voltage range. Both servos sport black receiver wires for pro looks and they are available from now on.
The fourth and penultimate round of the popular Mibosport Cup was held this past weekend in Hrotovice, Czech Republic. The first round after the Christmas break attracted 215 entries from eight countries to battle it out in the multiple electric on-road and off-road classes. The weekend kicked off with lots of practice on Friday followed by Saturday’s racing. In Touring Modified Zdenko Kunak was one of the pre-event favourites and he prove everyone right although, things were pretty tight after the controlled practice. However after taking the TQ he also brought home the win after the finals. Oliver tried everything to keep in touch but his efforts didn’t pay off as the young man had to settle for 2nd overall. Matej Sulc lacked pace in the finals and rather competed with Kuba Simurda right behind him. After all he managed to stay on his 3rd position. Kuba Simurda finished 4th and Radek Flek came in 5th.
ZooRacing have introduced their latest 190mm touring car body shell called the DogsBollox. Developed as an outright low centre of gravity body the lid features a 6mm lower trunk section – including the rear wing – for greater corning speeds, a more agile handling and less weight distribution changes. In addition to the low rear end the body also offers a super low front end which further adds to the aggressive LCG aero package. When run on high to very high-grip surfaces drivers will experience a lot less traction rolling issues even when using the body in the new 85g ETS weight rule configuration. The body is an evolution of the successful PreoPard and thus offers exceptional overall downforce and stability, making it ideal for the higher speeds of the 13.5T Pro Stock and Modified classes. The shell offers several aero features, such as a recessed roof section for less drag, that channels the airflow towards the rear wing for great rear end stability at both low and high speeds while the forward placed cabin and the specially shaped front end produce more steering compared to the ZooZilla as well as greater rotation in corners for greater corner speeds and a more nimble handling.
Round 4 of the popular RugRacers series and the first round of 2019 after the Christmas break attracted many drivers to return fully recharged and with new toys to play with as well. In 13.5 Blinky Touring, Tony Broad was the fastest out the blocks to take FTQ ahead of Ashley Wiffen and Shaun Batt. Leg 1 would see the win for Shaun with Tony charging back through the field and no way past Ashley. Leg 2 would go to Tony but not before coming under huge pressure from Ashley but with no mistakes held on to take the overall win to finish in qualifying order, meaning Tony Broad would take the day’s win from Ashley Wiffen and Shaun Batt.
Indoor Racing Chilelli in Castelnuovo Scrivia, Italy played host to the LRP Master 2019 race this past weekend. The race was held in a multitude of classes and in the premier Touring Modified category it was Nitro On-road ace, Robert Pietsch (Mugen) with the TQ and win from another Nitro front runner, Capricorn’s Mirko Salemi. Nicola Marrone (Infinity) would round out the top 3 result.