May 21, 2018

Xray NT1 low-friction graphite composite belt pulleys

Xray have introduced new low-friction graphite composite belt pulleys for the NT1 nitro on-road kit. The pulleys are moulded from a specially-formulated graphite composite mix for reduced friction and increased performance and durability. The lightweight parts stand out due to their bright orange colour and they are available separately as 20T 2-speed centre, 18T 2-speed side, 19T mid-centre as well as 25T and 26T mid-side pulley and also as a complete 5-pulley set.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


May 21, 2018

Xray Racing Series Japan – Report

The Rajikon-Tengoku Nagoya track in Japan will play host to the Xray Racing Series Japan on July 1st. The event will be held in several electric on-road classes including Touring Modified, Touring Stock, Formula and 1/12th scale. Full details can be found here and registration is already available here.


May 21, 2018

BRCA Electric Touring Nationals Rd2 – Report

Stafford in the heart of the UK was the venue for round two of the BRCA Touring Car series. Heading the Modified challenge was an on-form Olly Jefferies who had enjoyed a dominating win at round one while his domestic challengers in the form of Elliott Harper and Chris Grainger struggled and both these drivers needed a good round two result to get their 2018 challenge back on track. Zak Finlay was also looking to make it two out of two after a win at Cotswolds and he led away the drivers in the 13.5 Boosted Stock class. Blinky 13.5 looked pretty open and now on a track that wasn’t so reliant on power this class looked like it was going to be a close affair with Colin Jackson, Billy Fletcher and pole man from Cotswolds Markus Askell all in the mix.

Continue reading the report here


May 18, 2018

Aerox Razor 1/10th 190mm touring car body shell

Schumacher Racing have introduced the new Aerox Razor high performance 190mm touring car body shell. Developed in cooperation with a leading Formula 1 aerodynamicist the body offers exceptional aerodynamic efficiency with the maximised double front splitter creating a pressure differential that provides front aerodynamic grip. An uniquely adjustable curved rear wing helps to adjust downforce, balance and drag while the upturned leading edge on the wing allows airflow to remain attached, improving its efficiency for more downforce and less drag. The maximised length of the body improves two aspects; firstly more surface area for developing load and thus downforce and reducing lift, and secondly drag reduction, as the air passing over the body has to work less hard, deviating at a lower angle than normal, reducing drag and increasing speed. The BRCA and ROAR approved lightweight body is supplied clear and it includes a wing and mounting hardware, overspray film, a lights and decal set as well as an instruction sheet.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


May 18, 2018

Capricorn extra hard ball cups

Italian company Capricorn has announced the release of new extra hard ball cups for their range of cars. Available in three sizes the cups are moulded from a new, extra hard composite material for greater precision, free movement and more consistency when running in high ambient temperatures.

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May 18, 2018

Mugen MTC-1 floating battery mount

Coming from Mugen and made for the MTC-1 electric touring car is an anti-tweak quick-release battery mount. The multi-piece battery location system is constructed from machined aluminium and carbon fibre, and it does away with the need to hold down the battery using fibre reinforced tape. As the battery can slightly “float”, the chassis can’t be tweaked as it can occur when strapping the battery using tape. Adjustable front and rear stops allow to shift the LiPo pack forth and back for a certain amount in order to fine-tune the weight distribution or to adapt the mount to different battery case sizes. The battery mount set comes including mounting hardware and a shim set to adapt the mounts for standard and low-profile batteries.

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May 17, 2018

GL Racing 3500kV HT brushless motor

Coming from GL Racing is their new 3500kV HT brushless motor for 1/28th micro cars. Somewhere in the middle of kV ratings for a micro-size motor the power plant will offer linear power control, high efficiency and lots of torque for smaller circuits. The 15mm diameter motor uses dual Japanese-made ball bearings and it fits Kyosho’s Mini-Z VE cars as fellas many other 1/28th scale cars on the market.

Source: GL Racing [gl-racing.com]


May 17, 2018

Sweep to be official tire supplier for OneTen series

The organisers of the new 2018/19 OneTen Chinese EP Racing Series presented by Infinity are extremely pleased to announce Sweep Racing as the official handout tire supplier for the series. With a long history of supporting major series and races around the World, including the upcoming Reedy Race in California, the Korean brand will supply their popular QTS and EXP range of tires for both the Modified and Stock classes at all 4 rounds of the championship which kicks off on October 6-7 (updated date) at RCI V2 in Shanghai, the only carpet race of the season. Sweep will also be the official handout additive supplier for the 3 outdoor asphalt races, the series going outdoor from round 2 in Hong Kong in December before moving to Guangzhou in January for round 3 and ending back in Hong Kong in March. Tires will be available trackside at all venues in the week leading up to each event and each entrant receives one free set with their entry.

More information on the OneTen Series can be found here.