The New Zealand Electric off road National Championships were run last weekend at the Hawkes Bay Radio Control Club’s permanent track in Hastings. The modified class qualification saw James Rainey claim the TQ spot in both 2wd and 4wd buggy and he was able to carry his pace through into the finals in 2wd to win from Graeme McDougal in 2nd and Darren Johnston in 3rd. In the 4wd class, Rainey couldn’t manage to do the double as Johnston, driving a B44, was able to take the win in the first 2 finals with good times to sew up the overall title from Perry Field in 2nd, with pole man Rainey ending up in 3rd.
New for the Xray T2, T2R, T2’007 and T2’008 are a complete range of optional front and rear anti-roll bars. Black in colour and marked with laser-engraved lines for easy identification, the front now has a 1.3mm, 1.5mm and a 1.8mm available, while the rear has a 1.1mm, 1.3mm and 1.5mm.
Protoform have unveiled their latest line of sedan bodies at this weeks RCX Show. The all-new R9-F (above) is a Global Body Spec ready race body specifically for carpet/foam racing and features a low centre of gravity even at the legal 115mm height. For those club racers that like to run their bodies low, it’s designed to be quite “slam-able” without clearance issues. Also new from the US company is a Corvette C6-R, designed for the all-new on-road 200mm pan car category class. This class will feature GT style (front engine 2 door) coupes like the Viper and Aston Martin etc. and the first release from PF is the all-conquering Corvette C6-R body. Pulled in .030 lexan it comes with an aggressive ‘Gurney lipped’ wing, decal sheet and wing hardware.
New from Pro-Line for both the Associated B44 and B4, is the Vortex. Designed to give your car the latest in off-road styling and function, the Vortex was born from today’s top electric racer and IFMAR Off-Road World Champion, Ryan Cavalieri. “We need a body that will better cool the brushless systems we are using and looks like it is ready to compete,” says Ryan Cavalieri. So Ryan, along with Pro-Line’s body moulding expert, set out to create something that would improve the overall performance of the car’s electronics as well as the car’s performance on the track. With some unique cooling features, the Vortex received it’s name, which means ‘a whirling mass of air, especially one in the form of a visible column or spiral, as a tornado’. This is exactly what is created with such ventilation as the Vortex. Both bodies are made with Genuine GE .030 lexan and supplied with 2 medium down force wings, window mask, and Paint-then-peel overspray film.
Pro-Line’s proprietary design, the Desert Rat, has been taking the monster truck market by storm and now they offer a smaller version for the popular Traxxas Electric Rustler. The Desert Rat body is the epitome of bold designs. It’s extremely pronounced fenders offer more clearance for those oversized tires, low profile styling make for fast straight line speed, and it’s equipped with simulated side mirrors just like the full-scale Trophy trucks. Made with Genuine GE .030 lexan, it is supplied with 2 medium down force wings, window mask, and Paint-then-peel overspray film.
Pro-Line have released their pit apron, ready for everyone that wants that professional pitman experience. Easy access front compartments are user friendly with Fuel guns, temp guns, screw drivers and glow igniters. Stylish Pro-Line logo stands out making all eyes on you during those intense refueling moments. Combine that with an easy to use one strap system and your read to start being organized in the pits and keep your clothes clean all at the same time.
Xray have released this new optional lightweight 2-speed layshaft for the NT1 200mm chassis. For serious racers that are conscious of weight savings, the shaft has been precision ground, heat-treated and polished for smooth operation, extra strength, and long life, and has been strategically lightened by 50% compared to the standard 2-speed layshaft. Rotating mass is reduced without sacrificing strength or durability.
Mirage Racing are promoting the new addition to the GRP Truggy line up, which has been boosted with the addition of the new Extra Soft compound Tyre. Tested to guarantee the best performance in every racing condition, for both competition and those drivers racing for fun.