The 2nd round of Annual Beat the Hype Trophy Race took place last at PCRC Raceway in Bolivar, Missouri. Matthew Pyle swept all three rounds of qualifying in both the 2WD Buggy and 4WD Buggy classes, though TQ was determined via Rocket Round. In the finals Matthew continued to dominate and he was able to bring home the wins in both categories with Scott Neeman coming in 2nd as Nick Cummins rounded out the 2WD podium.
Coming from Avid and made for Team Associated’s B6.1 based vehicles is a titanium slipper screw. Using the part will reduce the drivetrain’s rotating mass while the pre-pinned design ensures everything is staying in place. The screw is made from billet 6Al-4V titanium, it scrubs about 50 percent of weight compared to the stock steel screw and it includes a spare pin and is usable with all B6.1, T6.1 and SC6.1 kits.
Xray have announced the release of their new 2-way flow Delrin shock pistons for the XB8 series of buggies, XT8 trucks and GTX on-road kits. The moulded pistons are of a special design with an additional rubber valve closing two of the given holes on up travel for increased pack of the dampers during compression. When the shock piston moved down again the rubber valves opens the two holes for quicker extraction. The result is increased stability upon landing or when tackling very rough terrain while the suspension returns quicker into normal ride height even when using a somewhat soft setup. The 2-way pistons are available in sets of two and as 5-hole, 6-hole or 8-hole variant and in the following specifications that you can view after the break.
Yeah Racing have introduced their new car stand for 1/10th scale crawlers and other off-road vehicles. The swivel tube design allows to rotate the crawler and work on it from multiple angles while the overall height ensures the tyres do not touch the ground even when having a rig with huge suspension down travel. The stand is constructed from lightweight aluminium and it comes with foam tape which prevents the crawler from slipping around whilst on top of the stand.
Modelix from Spain have introduced the new Ultimate Racing EFRA 2142 Fast-Lock Super Strong exhaust system for 1/8th off-road kits. The Fast-Lock system allows to connect the pipe and manifold without the usual springs for a stronger and more reliable alignment and improved engine performance. The pipe and manifold are equipped with O-ring and gasket seals and the design of the exhaust provides a precise and linear throttle response in the low to mid RPM range while ensuring exceptional top speed. The exhaust was designed for the use with Ultimate’s M4R, M5 and M8 engines and the set includes the pipe, manifold, three short springs, 2 medium length springs as well as a single long spring as well as the manifold gaskets.
BSRC has introduced the new Iron Cross design wing buttons for 1/8th scale vehicles. They are machined from high-quality aluminium and they come black anodised and sport machined, natural colour details as well as white logos. The buttons are available in sets of two now and they are usable for 1/8th scale buggies and truggies.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 and TKI3 buggies is a 1-piece engine mount plate. The part is designed to replace the standard 2-piece mount for a sturdier and cooler looking item. The plate improves precision while adding a bit of reinforcement to the engine area which can be useful on smooth high-bite tracks. The black anodised 7075-T6 alloy plate sports machined silver edge details and it comes with a set of gold-colour steel screws.
Avid have announced the immediate release of their new carbon fibre electronics tray for the TLR 22 4.0 2WD buggy. The item is machined from 1.0mm carbon material and allows to remove the electronics easily and conveniently for cleaning or maintaining purposes. The tray including hardware weighs in at only 4.4g and it comes including two flathead screws and two black alloy nuts.