November 7, 2018

Another TQ run for Tessmann as Ronnefalk breaks

It was another TQ run for Ty Tessmann at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships in Australia as the Canadian opened Day 2 of qualifying with a considerably slower time for the 10-minute compared to yesterday.  Topping Q2 with a time of 10:08.083 compared to today’s pace of 10:12.716, Tessmann led an Xray 1-2 with Bruno Coelho topping his heat for his best points so far. Having taken the opening round of qualifying, it wasn’t to be a good start to Wednesday’s action for reigning champion David Ronnefalk.  On his third lap, the HB Racing driver ‘donkey flipped’ his buggy on the right side of the track leading to a broken suspension arm.  A strong run from Spanish Mugen driver Juan Carlos Canas would see him complete the Top 3 ahead of team-mates Ryan Maifield and Robert Batlle.  Former Worlds Top Qualifier Elliot Boots, who so far hasn’t featured strongly, would be the top Kyosho for the third round with his first Top 6 run.

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November 6, 2018

Team Associated 6.1 FT graphite motor plate

Team Associated have introduced their new B6.1 series Factory Team graphite motor plate that adds strength and rigidity with its 3mm thick material. The item also reduces the weight by 40 percent over the stock motor plate and it fits the laydown and layback gearboxes on the B6.1, B6.1D, T6.1, and SC6.1 kits.

Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]


November 6, 2018

Zac Gastelum double TQs & wins at Fall Classic

Hi Performance Hobbies in Hutchinson, Kansas held their 34th annual Fall Classic race last weekend with nearly 200 entries for the several electric off-road classes. In 2WD Mod Buggy it was Zac Gastelum with the overall TQ, however he was tie on points with Trevor Nault but the faster tie-breaker handed Zac the overall TQ. In 4WD Mod Buggy it was again the duo of Zac and Trevor that battled it out for the overall TQ, and again Zac would hold the upper hand in the tie-breaker for his second overall TQ that weekend.

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November 6, 2018

Infinity 600cc fuel bottle

Infinity has added a branded fuel bottle to their line-up of accessories for nitro racing. The large capacity 600cc bottle is made from soft material for easy re-fuelling. The bottle features the Infinity logo engraved on the black finished aluminium nozzle.

Source: Creation Model [creationmodel.net]


November 6, 2018

Tessmann tops Q2 in Perth

Ty Tessmann has topped the opening day of qualifying’s second round at the 1:8 Offroad World Championships in Perth, Australia. Fifth in Q1, the Xray driver was fastest on his second attempt ahead of fellow Heat 1 runner Ryan Maifield by 9/10ths of a second.  Running in Heat 2, the track getting one of its scheduled waterings before the first two heats, Q1 Top Qualifier David Ronnefalk was fastest of that group to complete the overall Top 3 ahead of Robert Batlle, Dakotah Phend and Juan Carlos Canas.  Quickest in yesterday’s controlled practice to go into qualifying as the Top Seed, the day didn’t improve for Davide Ongaro. The Team Associated driver suffered a costly error in Q1 but ended up with a DNF for Q2 as he lost a wheel while on a TQ pace run.

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November 6, 2018

Kyosho Fazer Mk2 Rage 2.0 4WD RTR SUV racing truck

Kyosho have introduced their new Fazer Mk2 Rage 2.0 1/10th scale 4WD ready-to-run SUV racing truck. The all-new FZ02L-BT chassis has been designed for pure enjoyment on all kinds of terrain. While keeping the cost-performance advantages of the original, the Rage 2.0 has been redesigned with this full-model makeover incorporating the latest racing tech. Core strength has been increased through new materials and ribbing with stiffeners on front and rear, while the simplified chassis design uses less parts to deliver maintenance efficiency and chassis rigidity. In addition, the symmetrical chassis design provides excellent front-rear balance through the suspension and tires with consistent driveability, irrespective of power source. Featuring a slipper clutch, front and rear gear differentials, oil shocks and full ball bearing specs, the high durability and impact resistance of the Rage 2.0 means drivers don’t need to hold anything back over rough roads. The Readyset package comes fully assembled and includes everything except charger and battery for the chassis, and batteries for the transmitter.

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November 6, 2018

Exotek roll out new AE 6.1 series optionals

Coming from Exotek are several new option parts for the Team Associated 6.1 series off-road kits. First up is the Flite top shaft for the Flite spur gear mount. Made for the 6.1 series of laydown and layback transmission kit, but not for the standup transmission, the ultra light top shaft has been drilled and the teeth narrowed for increased acceleration and a cooler running motor. The top shaft teeth are 6.5mm wide which is wider than the lightweight Associated top shaft teeth which helps prolong the life of the plastic idler gear. Substantially lighter than the stock shaft and slipper assembly when combined with Exotek’s optimally available special lightened spur mount, the assembly weighs in at only 9.2g complete with hardware and 69 spur. The shaft is made in Germany and comes black anodised for wear resistance.

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November 6, 2018

Brunson & Zeck win at Super Cup Championship Series

The final round of the JConcepts Super Cup Series was held at Southside Raceway in Lake City, Florida. The race was held in several 1/10th electric off-road classes and in 2WD Modified Buggy it was Lee Setser with the overall TQ from Jackson Brunson. In the single 5-minute A-main final however it was Jackson who would hold the upper hand, taking the win some 4.6 seconds in front of Lee as Paul Wynn rounded out the top 3, coming from the 4th spot on the grid.

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