Exotek DEX210v2 carbon rear shock tower

Exotek DEX210v2 carbon rear shock tower

New from Exotek and made for the Team Durango DEX210v2 is a rear carbon fibre shock tower. Offering a heavy duty design and a stealthy matte finish the tower, made from 5mm thick material, is much stiffer and stronger that the stock part for consistent damper action while being still light of weight due to its extra machining. Also the wide open shape allows air to pass through for better wing aero. The shock tower weighs in at 12.5g and fits the original DEX210 as well.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Flavio Elias wins Brazilian 1/8th Championship

Flavio Elias wins Brazilian 1/8th Championship

The Brazilian 1/8th On-road Championship was held in the City of Americana near Sao Paulo, host of the IFMAR World Championships this year. Following a rainy qualifying Flavio Elias had no problems to win the semi-final and bump up to the championship deciding final. The first laps of the 45 minute main were a little bit troublesome but Flavio stayed calm and started to control the race when he took over the lead and kept the 1st place until the checkered flag.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.com]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

McBride doubles at Australian 1/8 National Champs

McBride doubles at Australian 1/8 National Champs

The 2015 Australian 1/8 Fuel Off-Road National Championships were held at the Model Off-Road Buggy Club in Perth, Australia. As qualifying got underway, it was clear that Kyle McBride would be one of the drivers to beat for the title in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy and Truggy classes. Comfortable from the first lap, the 18-year-old drove with the experience of a top veteran and put himself in great positions for the main events. First up was the Truggy main where McBride jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, lapping the field twice. In the Buggy class the results were similar, with McBride putting three laps on the competition getting him his fifth Buggy Championship in a row.

Source: Team Associated [teamassociated.com]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Ty Tessmann fuelled by VP Powermaster

Ty Tessmann fuelled by VP Powermaster

1/8th Nitro Buggy World Champion Ty Tessmann has teamed up with VP Racing Fuels for the Silver State and Neo race. Ty will “officially” be using VP PowerMaster’s “Tessmann Edition” fuel at the 2015 Silver State in Las Vegas and at the 2015 NeoX race at Harper Adams University in Newport, Shropshire, England. After extensive on-track testing and racing, Tessman was convinced that the custom formulated VP Powermaster delivered the performance demanded at the highest levels of R/C Offroad racing. “Fuel mileage is very important to us without sacrificing power, with this blend we do not sacrifice anything”, said Gord Tessmann.

Source: VP [powermasterfuels.com]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

JConcepts Finnisher 1/10th Car Stand

JConcepts Finnisher 1/10th Car Stand

JConcepts unveils the latest car stand specifically for the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions. The design team focused on several aspects to debut a new treat during the large event. First, size was a focus and a lower stance was built into the design to accommodate 1/10th vehicles more specifically. The hex shaped design was inspired from the popular locking wheel nuts and Finnisher style wing buttons used within the JConcepts accessory line-up. Side pockets were incorporated as catch-all compartments for body clips, wheel nuts or any small item that is routinely changed during a race event. Cushion pads are positioned at the hex tips to provide support all the way to the edges on any platform vehicle while the large centre pads prevent normal slippage. As a bonus, JConcepts has included a rubber plug option with the company’s logo branded into the surface. To install, simply cut, moto-sand or ream on the pre-defined line in the centre area and remove to expose a large hole. Plug in the rubber piece as a grommet type installation and the look of the stand becomes even more custom. JConcepts has included a decal wrap for maximum exposure and presence that resembles the popular chassis tape Striker theme.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nicolai Lindegaard takes DRCMU Super Stock Title

Nicolai Lindegaard takes DRCMU Super Stock Title

The 5th and final round of the DRCMU series was held in Djurs Country, also known as the “nose” of Denmark. Going into the final round both the Touring Car Modified and Super Stock titles were still up for grabs in the series, that attracted over 130 drivers this season. In the Super Stock class the title decision would be between Nicolai Lindegaard and Steven M. Olsen. In the first two qualifying rounds, run on Saturday, Lindegaard took the TQ, putting pressure on Steven who stroke back in the third qualifier, held on Sunday morning. Despite the pressure building up Nicolai kept his cool and secured Q4 and Q5 to take the overall TQ for the finals. Steven M. Olsen came in 2nd while Soren Boy Holst rounded out the top 3 so far. The young guns of Mads Andreas Callesen and Stefan Finnich completed the top 5.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Revert wins rainy Spanish nitro on-road season opener

Revert wins rainy Spanish nitro on-road season opener

The 1st round of the Spanish nitro on-road nationals was held at the Ronda track. The weekend was pretty much washed away by the weather and in the 45 minute main final it was Jorge Revert who made the best out of the situation as he came out successful in front of David Jonas Alonso and Alberto Alonso.

Thanks to David Cuesta for the report.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Robert Krens joins Shepherd Benelux

Robert Krens joins Shepherd Benelux

After years of close cooperation of Shepherd Benelux with Robert Krens as setup specialist and pit-crew for several Shepherd drivers, the company now welcomes him to their 1/10th scale nitro team. Robert will compete at the Dutch 1/10th nationals this season and he had the following to say:

After racing EC1:12 and EC1:10 for several years, I’ve always been looking for new challenges to improve my knowledge and skills. I’m very glad that Shepherd Benelux offered me to be part of the team and gives me this opportunity. I have seen the quality of their products from helping fellow IC1:8 racers during Nationals and was impressed by the quality and performance of Shepherd products. I’m feeling really confident and exited to start the new season.

Source: Shepherd [team-shepherd.nl]

Thursday, March 26, 2015

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