Fenix have introduced their new Mistral 2-0 1/10th scale formula car kit. A radical departure from the current formula car design the Mistral 2-0 is the first kit to utilise a V-link, better known as quad-link design rear suspension. The rear V-links allow to adjust the chassis’ roll centre for improved overall traction and better adjustability to a variety of track conditions. Also up front Fenix decided to go a different route with the design allowing to use static or dynamic caster adjustments for a more aggressive steering. The kit will become available with a ball or gear differential, allowing to pre-set the car for low or high grip conditions.
Round 2 of the Danish DRCMU 1/10th Off-road Nationals was hosted by the Heden RC club this past weekend. In the premier 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Team Associated’s Jesper Rasmussen with the win from Yokomo’s Frederick Hovgaard on the runner-up spot. Young Marcus Kærup would round out the top 3 result. Over in 4WD Modified Buggy it was up and coming Marcus Kærup with clean sweep in the qualifiers and starting from pole position into the triple A-mains he would also walk away with the overall win from Jan Larsen on the 2 spot. Kim Nielsen would complete the podium result in 3rd. Over in the Racing Truck class it was Mads Koue with the TQ and win from Ulrich Rasmussen in 2nd and Per Eriksen in 3rd.
European X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have introduced their new range of foam tyres for 1/10th scale pan cars. Developed to produce exceptional traction in all kinds of track conditions while making for an easy to drive car, the pre-trued foam tyres come as 40, 37 and 35 shore front and 32 and 30 shore rear variants, pre-mounted on black multi-spoke rims and usable for both 200mm and 235mm pan cars.
Xray have introduced new aluminium shock towers for the XB4 series of buggies. The parts are machined from high-quality 7075 aluminium and they come black anodised for wear and looks. The front tower features lowered upper shock mounting positions and an overall lower design for an optimised centre of gravity while the rear tower matched the shock positions of the carbon fibre part, however it sports new outer wing mount positions that allow to shift the rear wing up and down to adjust the aerodynamic balance of the buggy. The 3mm thick shock towers offer increased overall stiffness compared to the carbon fibre parts for an easier to drive and more predictable car when running in high-bite track conditions.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Serpent SRX8 GT kit are a titanium turnbuckle set as well as two screw kits. Starting with the turnbuckles, the links are machined from high-quality 64 grade titanium with the 7-piece kit including all all toe and camber links as well as a smaller servo link. Also included are suitable turnbuckle wrenches for easy adjustment. As for the screw kits, T-Works have announced the release of a 159-piece UFO head titanium and a 235-piece gold-colour steel screw set. The titanium kit will greatly lower the overall weight of the car while the gold-coloured set will make for added visual impact.
The 2019 Lonestar Challenge was held at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas this past weekend. The event was organised by The Dirt Racing’s Joey Christensen and attracted most of the country’s 1/8th off-road stars with Tekno RC’s Jared Tebo making the double in the Pro Nitro Buggy and Pro Nitro Truggy classes. It was Agama’s Ryan Lutz who would take the TQ in the Pro Nitro Buggy class from Xray’s Ty Tessmann, however after the 45-minute main final it was Jared Tebo who would walk away with the silverware from HB Racing’s Cole Ogden on the runner-up spot. Tekno RC’s Joe Bornhost would come in 3rd while TQ Ryan Lutz had to settle for 8th overall. Over in the Pro Nitro Truggy class TQ holder Ryan Lutz had to settle for 2nd overall, a lap behind the eventual winner, Jared Tebo. Joe Bornhorst, 2nd after the qualifiers, came in 3rd to round out the podium.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new adjustable body mounts for the 6mm body posts of most 1/10th on-road cars. Machined from high-quality aluminium and coming black anodised for looks and protection, the body mounts offer an adjustable design by simply rotating the mount on the post to access the different level mounting holes and then fixing the platforms with the included screws. This ensures the selected height will always stay the same compared to the popular threaded twist-type mounts whose height adjustment can change over time. The set included four body mounts and four mounting screws.
The fifth round of the FinTrack Tour took place at the Kuusankoski outdoor track this past weekend in perfect weather conditions. In the Touring Modified class it was Miko Teponoja with the overall TQ from Georgy Chmigal and Karri Salmela who also took a round each. In A1 and A2 Miko would come out on top, handing him the overall win early as Georgy Chmigal cemented his runner-up spot with a win in A3. Karri Salmela, who took the runner-up spots in all three A-mains, had to settle for 3rd overall.