Coming from Traxxas and s perfect companion for the recently introduced long arm lift kit are the functional 2.2″ beadlock Method Race Wheels. They add more valuable ground clearance to the lifted TRX-4 and make for a rugged off-road appearance. They help to make a visual statement with two wheel options, in black chrome or charcoal grey colour, and six different coloured aluminium beadlock rings. The rims are available as 2-piece wheel-only packs and also as pre-mounts with Canyon trail tyres mounted on black chrome rims. As for the aluminium beadlock rings, they come as 4-piece sets including mounting screws and in the six colours of satin, orange, green, red, black and blue.
FX Engines have released their new K501R engine and EFRA 2131 exhaust combo package. The set contains the 5-port K501R power plant, the short-medium #659706 off-road manifold as well as an EFRA 2131 pipe and suitable mounting hardware such as silicone gaskets and mounting springs.
The second round of this year’s Cup of Russia was held in Moscow recently. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class Alexander Pavlovsky brought hime the win from Ilya Plakhotnik and Mikhail Baldin. Over in 1/8th E-Buggy it was Alexander Kosmakov with the win from Mikhail Gofshtein 2nd and Alexandros Stefanescu 3rd.
Exotek have introduced two new aluminium option parts for the Team Associated RC10F6 formula car in the form of a HD steering crank and a HD front arm base. The heavy duty steering crank is a long style variant for smooth steering response that has three built-in settings to adjust the steering geometry. The crank is machined from 7075 alloy, polished and comes with machined bearing seats and in blue anodising. Also new is the heavy duty front arm mounting base for the Team Associated F6. The 1-piece design replaces the three thin front chassis posts, ensuring extra protection from tweaked suspension parts while also securing the chassis from impacts. The item comes machined from 7075 alloy and it features a polished and blue anodised finish.
Coming from Yeah Racing and made for Traxxas’ popular TRX-4 trail truck is a titanium suspension link set. Machined from high quality titanium material the links scrub some weight while being very durable and the set includes enough links to outfit the complete truck including steering and pan hard bar.
Twister RC have introduced two new aluminium option parts for the Tamiya T3-01 Dancing Rider trike. Available now are a front axle shaft as well as a swing shaft with both parts being machined from lightweight yet strong 7075-T6 aluminium. The parts are finished with a hard-coated surface treatment for wear and lowered friction and they are usable on both the kit and RTR version of the Dancing Rider vehicle.
Bezerk RC has introduced an option chassis for the Roche P10 pan car. The chassis has 10mm added to the wheelbase to aid in high speed stability and the design supports a centrally mounted shorty battery. The pack has been lowered 2.5mm into the 3mm chassis to lower the centre of gravity to give a better change of direction while the 3mm chassis adds some stiffness over the whole chassis to give a precise feel on track. In addition the servo position has been moved over 1.5mm to better centre some servos. Like all Bezerk products the chassis can be customised to suit the driver’s needs.
The 2018 LRP Masters Italy were recently held at the CAR Genova track in Pegli. The event attracted some of Italy’s fastest electric on-road racers and kicked off on Friday with free practice. Saturday saw more free practice followed by a re-seeding practice for the Touring and Formula classes while the Truck race was entirely held on Saturday, ending under the floodlights for that special atmosphere. The class was won by Marco Puleo, from Andrea Valerio and Simone Zanon in 2nd and 3rd respectively.