Coming from Exotek and made for the Tekno RC EB410 buggy are a couple of new optional parts. First up is a machined heavy duty 81T spur gear and mounting plate set for the stock centre gear diff. The much stronger machined delrin spur gear reduces the chances of stripped gears and includes the machined 7075 mounting plate with hardware. The 2-piece design also makes for quick and easy spur gear changes as owners do not have to open the gear diff and remove the outdrive, or refill the oils. In addition the alloy mounting plate provides cooling of the diff fluid for more consistent diff action. A 81t spur gear is included and the alloy mount also works with Exotek’s optional 72T spur.
Infinity have released a set of joint covers for use on the double jointed CVD of their IF14 electric touring car. The covers are aimed at preventing the G-Clip from accidentally coming off during running. Supplied in two 50mm lengths, drivers cut 10mm lengths for use on each CVD with slight heating of the tube creating the perfect final fit. An extra benefit of the cover is that it helps retain grease in the joint therefore extending the life-span of the parts and the maintenance cycle.
The opening round of the Swiss SITCC series was held recently. In the Touring Car class it was HB Racing’s Kevin Zwahlen who took a narrow TQ from Cham Dassanayake (Xray) who returned to the series after two years of absence. After the triple A-mains it was again Kevin on top with Cham Dassanayake, who had some mixed races, in 2nd and Briac Berthoud (Xray) 3rd. Over in the Formula class it was Nicolas Albina with the win from Sergio Ramos and Ulrich Bader in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The annual PMTC electric touring car race was held at the AMA track in Panyu, Guangzhou, China recently. In the Modified class Gary Huang would lead the way in practice and the qualifiers, taking the overall TQ for the triple A-mains. However due to a mishap in the opening A-main he had to make way for teammate Alfred Lao but with wins in the remaining two legs, Gary would walk away with the overall win after the mains.
New from Schumacher and coming for the Mi6evo touring car is a 2mm diff weave carbon fibre main chassis plate. Ideally suited for medium to high grip conditions and especially good on carpet the chassis has a similar feeling to that of an alloy chassis yet it is lighter. The 2mm thickness gives a low roll centre and centre of gravity increasing corner speed.
The recent third round of the Czech Open electric on-road series again attracted a lot of entries and in the premier Touring Modified class it was Matej Sulc (Xray) with the TQ and win from Jirka Mara (Serpent) and Marcel Dostal (Xray) who had to settle for 3rd overall following some mishaps.
Sun City Raceway of El Paso, Texas played host to the US Open race recently. Joey from The Dirt put in a great layout for the event and it was a lot of fun to drive on as it flowed really well and still worked when the track started to build some character. Tanner Stees (Xray) would put in TQ runs in Q1 of both Nitro Buggy and E-Buggy and he scores P2 runs in Q2 and with these results he was overall TQ in both classes. After winning his semi-final on Sunday, Tanner would start from pole position into the 60-minute A-main, however, he ran into some issues and had a couple of flameouts during the 60-minute period which pretty much put him out of contention to win. Ultimately he was able to bring home a P3 from Casey Peck (Mugen) 2nd and eventual winner, Billy Fischer (Tekno) 1st.
The JConcepts Indoor National Series is considered to be the most successful offroad racing series in the U.S. and the 2017 season proved that the series keeps growing attracting the best racers in the nation to compete on five different tracks across America. As soon as the JConcepts INS7 Finale race registration opened for SpeedRC Raceway, spots filled up fast and soon hit the max capacity limit at 350 entries very quickly. The highly anticipated race was headlined by some of the most competitive names in the game like current 2WD and 4WD IFMAR World Champion Ryan Maifield, 4-time World Champion Ryan Cavalieri, 2015 World Champion Spencer Rivkin, former National Champion Dustin Evans, Max Flurer, JP Richards, Spencer Heckert, Griffin Hanna, Alex Kosciuszek, and Daimon Borkowicz just to name a few.