Ryan Maifield came to the 1:10 Offroad World Championships in Xiamen, China, empty handed in terms of the sport’s biggest prize. Declaring early on he was not a fan of the track, 7 days on the Yokomo driver leaves as a double World Champion becoming only the fourth driver in the 17 runnings of the championship to do so. Having claimed his first ever World title when he wrapped up the 2WD title in A2, the deciding of the 4WD title would go down to the wire with A3 throwing up one of the craziest World finals ever with Maifield himself admitting he didn’t really remember what happened. In the end, it was hard to follow the chaos of which car was flying off where, it was his protege Spencer Rivkin who would win the decider from 5th on the grid as Maifield got by Tessmann on the final lap. The third of the title contenders going into A3, David Ronnefalk would lead from after the first lap, staying there for 2-laps until a mistake. With further mistakes ending his chances of a first EP World title, he opted to pull up for the final two laps and watch the thrilling finish, his win in A2 & 3rd in the opener enough to secure second overall. With his surprise A3 win, Rikvin snatched the final step of the podium on tie break leaving Top Qualifier Tessmann with fourth, with Xray team-mate & outgoing champion Bruno Coelho ending up 9th despite lining up 3rd for his title defence.
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Coming from Yeah Racing and made for the Traxxas TRX-4 truck are 12mm wheel hex adapters with 8mm offset. The wheel hubs are machined from high-quality brass and they are a direct fit on Traxxas’ popular trail truck. The set includes four hex adapters cross pins and they add about 27g of weight for improved climb performance in heavy terrain.
The final round of the Belgian SCT Cup was held at the indoor astro turf track of the Black Country Arena. For 2017 the track has been completely revamped as the new owner not only redid the track layout, but also relocated the driver stand. The new track offers a moderate grip astro surface with “stop and go” hairpins, a high steep corner, a funny winding section on painted concrete and a wooden table jump. In Pro2 qualifying, Géry Ledocq (Kyosho) took the TQ, and made a step towards the Pro2 national title, by winning the first two heats in front of Nicolas Evens (TLR) with these two drivers being the only ones achieving 15 laps. Having secured the pole position, Gery decides not to run the last heat, which was topped by Nicolas in front of Tom Vercarre (TLR) and an impressive Guillaume Laffut (TeamC) who confirmed his good performance of the second heat, where he already finished 3rd. The second place of Tom in this heat allowed him to qualify 8th overall after two heats tainted with mechanical issues. His contender for the 3rd place in the championship, Stéphane Lecomte (Team Associated) would start from the 4th spot, having also experienced some problems of his own.
Raw Speed have introduced their new Prototype body shell for the Tekno RC EB410 buggy. Offering a simplified design with a narrow and slightly forward mounted cab, the body leaves plenty of room for the electronics and ample space for huge sponsor stickers. The lid is made from high-quality polycarbonate and it comes clear, ready for your favourite paint job.
Coming from Bezerk RC and made for the Tekno RC EB410 buggy are front and rear carbon fibre shock towers and two centre diff plates. The shock towers are machined from heavy duty 4.0mm material and made to match the standard geometry but are slightly reshaped to add overall strength. As for the centre diff plates, they are cut from 2.5mm material and come in a standard variant or with additional mounting holes for a 30mm fan unit. In addition all parts can be customised by the customer to make them more unique.
The 2017 Korea TLR Race Cup was held this past weekend at the Ipjang Circuit in Chenan, Korea with 120 drivers from all over the country. In the premier 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was top Korean racer, Dani Choi with the win in front of Jeongu Lee and Jeon Hanyeong in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Samix keep on adding new option parts to their line of Traxxas TRX-4 accessories. New are aluminium hub carriers as a replacement for the standard composite items. The hubs add valuable strength and also 27g of weight per pair and they are a direct fit in combination with the standard TRX-4 kit parts or Samix’s alloy or brass option knuckles. The carriers are available in black, grey or silver finish.
Samix have introduced an aluminium portal knuckle cover set for the Traxxas TRX-4 trail truck. The metal covers will add about 17g of weight while increasing the overall rigidity and stability of the axles. In addition mounting holes allow to attach mock-up brake discs and rotors for a more scale appliance. The covers are available in black, grey or natural finish and they fit both the standard TRX-4 knuckles and also Samix’s own option parts.