SWorkz have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming S14-3 1/10th scale 4WD buggy. No other information about the follow-up model of the popular S14-2 is available yet but we expect more details and images to surface very soon.
Coming from Yeah Racing and made for Traxxas’ TRX-4 trail truck are aluminium rear C-hubs. Machined from aluminium and sporting a black surface coating, the hubs add strength and precision to the rear end of the truck without adding too much weight, making them the ideal choice over optional brass items.
JConcepts have introduced their Satellite tyre rubber bands in a new orange colour option. Specifically developed for tyre mounting, the rubber bands are produced in a high-elasticity material capable of stretching to a full assortment of different sized tyres. Finely detailed array of handles are designed to ergonomically conform to your fingers so the user can deftly adjust the rubber band to the sidewall of each tyre to apply the pressure where it is needed. The Satellite rubber bands are usable for 1/10th, SCT and 1/8th buggy tyres and a set includes four bands per package.
Coming from ArndtCraft is a 30mm motor cooling fan brace that was designed to prevent fan breakage in extreme off-road conditions. The brace is ideal for all WTF-style fans and it attaches from the bottom, air flow outlet side of the unit. The 1mm carbon fibre plate is very light of weight and it will improve the fan’s life when running on carpet or astro turf tracks with wood or concrete base. It supports the fan’s centre section, as well as fan housing structure, to prevent fan centre section, and housing, from deflecting under hard impact, which can result in fan breakage.
Reigning double Euro Offroad Series Champion Michal Orlowski has won 4WD at the season opener at the Nurburgring in Germany, the Schumacher driver saying ‘this makes up for 2WD’ in which he finished 3rd yesterday. Orlowski secured his 5th EOS career win of 4WD when he again managed to stay ahead of second place qualifier Bruno Coelho, the Xray driver only coming into contention in the final round of qualifying. Top Qualifier, after taking 3 of the four rounds of qualifying, Orlowski again came under pressure from Coelho in A2 but got a break when his rival got caught up on the wall. Handing the Pole a comfortable lead, two laps later he would have his own mistake allowing Schumacher team-mate Joern Neumann to close right in for a challenge on the lead but the tight track would catch the German out allowing the recovering Coelho back into 2nd. From there he was closing down the leader but another error gave enough breathing space for Orlowski to take the final by more than a second & a half, his first 4WD victory from the TQ starting position. Winning A3, new rules for Season #8 prevented Orlowski from racing the third A-Main, Coelho would finish 2nd with Daniel Kobbevik, 2nd in A3, rewarded for a great performance with the final step on the podium.
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The 2018 Southern Indoor Nationals were held in West Monroe, Luisiana this past weekend. The event was held in several 1/8th Nitro and Electric as well as a single 1/10th Open SCT class and in Pro Nitro Buggy it was Mugen’s Cole Ogden with the TQ from Tekno RC’s Ryan Lutz. Pro Nitro Truggy was TQ’s by Tekno’s Ryan Lutz with teammate, Joe Bornhorst in 2nd. Over in Pro Electric Buggy the top 2 again were taken by Ryan Lutz and Joe Bornhorst. Onto the finals and in Pro Nitro Buggy it was Mugen’s Adam Drake with the win in the 45-minute main final, some 5.6s in front of Joe Bornhorst while TQ Cole Ogden had to settle for 3rd overall, a lap down.
The Bavarian Championship was held at the Buggy Club Mitterkreith this past weekend. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was Mugen’s Sebastian Winterstein with the win from SWorkz driver Tim Kraus in 2nd and HB Racing’s Guido Erler in 3rd.
The 4th round of Czech 1/10th Electric Off-road Nationals took place at the challenging astro turf track in Usti nad Labem. In 2WD Buggy it was Kaja Novotny who TQ’d all three rounds of the mixed wet and dry qualifying. In the finals, Kaja would take tone-to-tone wins to take the day’s win from Marek Schiller 2nd and Ales Bidovsky 3rd.