Following on from the release of their Compak clutch system, Ultimate Racing have released a number of new high performance vented and non-vented clutch bells for 1/8 nitro off road cars. They have been manufactured from high quality steel with a temperature treatment surface that not only looks cool but substantially increases the durability. The vented clutch bells have been designed lighter than the non-vented with three irregular holes, which keeps your clutch cooler for better performance and increased life.
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More news from Axial Racing with the release of a new body reamer and team t-shirt. The reamer comes supplied with a tip cap and features a lightweight aluminum anodized green body with a comfortable knurled grip while the tip is super sharp and cuts fast, clean, precise holes with razor sharp flutes that are design to efficiently remove debris. Also new for the team racers, and users of their products, is a new black t-shirt that sports the Axial logo on the front in green and a small logo on the sleeve and the rear.
Axial Racing have release a new set of socket drivers to add to this current range of race tools. Fitting in line with their other tools, they have been designed to be easy to use ergonomically designed handles to fit in your hand better and provide grip even when your hands are slick from oil and grease. The socket driver tips are sold in a number of sizes with the metric set including a 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, and 7.0mm while the Imperial set has a 3/16”, 1/4”, 5/16”, 11/32” and 3/8” drivers.
The Venom 5-8 cell Multi Charger is an all purpose charger designed to charge 5-8 cell NiCD and NiMH battery packs. With two different charge settings, 1.8 Amps for larger capacity cells/packs or 0.9 Amps for smaller capacity cells like those found in receiver and micro packs, the VMC is perfect for charging a wide variety of battery packs. Designend with simplicity in mind, just select the proper charge rate and plug in the battery. When the battery is finished charging, the LED on the charger will change from red to green.
KM Racing continue to release parts for the Xray NT1 with the introduction of a complete set of rear anti-roll bars for the car. Available in a number of different thicknesses to help set-up your car, they come in 1.7mm, 1.8mm, 1.9mm, 2.1mm, 2.2mm & 2.3mm and are a direct replacement for the original parts.
Lamberto Collari is the new 1/8th scale IFMAR World Champion, giving him an amazing 8th World Title. The race started clean for most racers except for Andrea Cristiani who had to pit for a new tire as his had come off from the wheel, this left him over a lap down behind the leaders. Early on, the race was turning into a 2 man race between pole man Massimo Fantini in the lead and Collari in 2nd position with Collari putting a lot of pressure on his fellow Italian. With this kind on continued press it looked inevitable that Collari was going to make the pass, which he did just after the 10 miunte mark to the cheers of the huge crowds present to witness this spectacle. Once passed he just checked out and easily pulled a gap.
With rain causing the cancellation of the 5th and 6th rounds of qualifying, its Massimo Fantini who will line up first for the 1 hour long main final on Saturday. We talked to the Serpent 960 driver, and owner of Max engines, and he is very confident going in to the final, “To be honest we were very confident because my team mate Fabio and Andrea went for testing on the track and said the car works very good and also the engine. We had a big advantage for the 5 minutes we had almost no problem to run the qualification without any additional refueling stop. I could push stronger in the heats and the car was good and the important thing is making no mistakes and i was able to make the top qualifier in all the rounds”. When asked about his chances for the final he said “we are checking our strategy and to be honest we are quite confident, the only thing is the final is very long and anything can happen, also the other competitors are strong, so i need to be cool and make no mistakes”. “I was already in the main final of a World Championship several times and what it is, is hardcore racing”.
Hot Bodies has introduced the RTR Lightning 10 Sport a 4WD nitro-powered buggy that is perfect for anyone looking for hours of fun and excitement. With nearly all of the details of the top-level Lightning kits, the RTR Lightning 10 Sport is a great stepping stone to the all-out 1/8 rallycross buggy class, making it ideal for young racers and beginners. It comes pre-assembled and only requires just a few minutes of preparation out of the box, the Lightning 10 Sport features a powerful 2.5cm3 (.15in3) size engine with pullstarter and tuned pipe, strong dual disc brake system, laydown steering servo, sealed receiver box, long-stroke oil-filled coilover shocks, front and rear chassis braces, turnbuckles for adjusting camber and front toe, and plastic chassis side guards.