Pro-Line have introduce an all-new tyre specifically designed for 2.2″ monster trucks. The Destroyer is made from Pro-Line’s Legendary M3 race rubber for maximum traction on dirt or carpet. Similar to full size monster truck tyres the Destroyer features an alternating deep-grooved chevron style tread pattern for forward traction while maintaining a scale appearance, which is perfect for trucks like the Wheelie King. The overall size and width of the Destroyer tyre has been finely tuned to be lightweight and agile, which makes it ideal for racing. The Destroyer includes soft white foam inserts for ultra-plush landings, greatly improving the handling and performance of any monster truck.
New from Pro-Line is a 1/10th 2WD buggy front wing with aluminium wing mounts for a range of vehicles. The new front wing first debuted at the 2016 Reedy Race of Champions by taking home the Championship win at the hands of Pro-Line team driver Dakotah Phend. The wing is placed in front of the shock tower and sits as low as possible for the cleanest air flow and lowest possible centre of gravity. Coming in 2-piece sets each one has three different cut lines to adjust the amount of front downforce to what works best for the car and track conditions. The included aluminium mount has been black anodised to fit with virtually any paint scheme, they are also made in the USA using the latest in CNC manufacturing technology and the wing sets are available for the Team Associated B5 and B6, TLR 22 3.0, Kyosho RB6, and Yokomo YZ-2.
Coming soon from Pro-Line are the Fugitive Lite 1/8th buggy and Transistors 2.2″ 2WD front tyres. Starting with the 1/8th-related tyre, the Fugitive Lite is the little brother to the World Championship winning Fugitive with a very similar tread layout but with significantly smaller pins. The smaller pins results in a lighter weight tyre that accelerates and brakes quicker while still maintaining great wear characteristics. The tyre fits most 1/8th buggy rims and it comes in X2, X3, M3 and M4 compounds and including closed cell inserts.
Pro-Line have introduced the new Predator bodyshell tailor-made for the Team Associated B6 and B6D. Deputed on the B5M the body underwent a redesign to fit AE’s latest 1/10th 2WD buggy. Taking design features from the Phantom and Type-R bodies, the Predator stands out while delivering performance to match. As usual the body comes clear, including window masks and a decal sheet.
Italian company PMT have introduced the all-new Supreme X01 rubber compound for their 1/5th scale tyres. Aimed at dirty low-grip tracks the new compound will increase both the overall grip and tyre life by about 25 percent compared to the previous rubber. The 40 shore tyres are available pre-mounted on white P0 rims.
This past weekend, the 10th annual Big Fat Turkey Race was held in Camarillo, California. With nice weather and with just over 130 entries and 18 heats, it was bound to make for a good day of racing. In the Modified Touring Car class the race for the win was on between veteran racer Barry Baker (Team Associated), Max Kuenning (Xray) and Randy Caster (Team Associated). In the opening two mains Kuenning scored a 3-2, Baker a 2-1, and Caster a 1-4. At the start of A3, Caster put a small gap between himself and the second and third spots of Baker and Kuenning. On lap 23, Baker got into some traffic and had to retire early due to a mechanical failure. With the points from A1 and A2, Randy needed a win in A3 to take the overall; but if Kuenning won, it would make for a 3-way tie for the win. At the finish line, Kuenning held on the for the win, forcing a three-way tie. Coming down to the driver’s fastest single main event as the tie breaker, Baker took the overall, beating Kuenning by only nine-tenths of a second.
JConcepts have introduced their new chassis protective sheet for the Team Associated B6 and B6D buggies. Coming pre-cut and sporting JC’s Striker graphics the decals will protect the chassis bottom from becoming damaged on abrasive surfaces while decreasing friction between the bottom plate and the dirt surfaces at the same time. The pre-cut stickers come in sets of two, ready to be applied on both new and used chassis.
Coming from VitalModz are aluminium shock caps for the Traxxas XMaxx monster truck. The machined shock caps include optional 3D-printed shock bushings with the stock metal bushings also being usable, but the optional, softer bushings provide shock absorption to the shock towers and shock shafts. Included in the set come four blue anodised shock caps and five shock bushings.