Pro-Line Pro-Spec spring set & HD diff gear

Pro-Line Pro-Spec spring set & HD diff gear

New from Pro-Line comes a spring assortment for the Pro-Spec short course shock absorbers as well as a HD diff gear replacement. Starting with the springs, separate packs are available for the front and the rear and each one includes every spring that Pro-Line offers for the Pro-Spec shocks, from super soft blue to soft green to stock medium yellow to hard red and super hard purple. The packs help to fine-tune the vehicle to different track conditions from slippery to high grip, from bumpy to super-smooth. Also new is a plastic/metal composite differential gear for the HD Transmission that is good as a replacement for worn-out gears or as an upgrade for the original Performance Transmission. The set includes the steel gear, HD diff cap, O-ring and hardware.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ride Cup Championship Series Malaysia Rd1 – Report

Ride Cup Championship Series Malaysia Rd1 – Report

The opening round of the Malaysia Edition Ride Cup Championship Series was held at the RC Park in Shah Alam, 30 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur. Organised by Ride Malaysia the event attracted nearly 100 drivers for the four classes of Touring 13.5T Boosted, Touring 13.5T Blinky, M-Chassis 13.5T Blinky and Formula 17.5T Blinky. With 112 entries this was one of the biggest EP events on Malaysian soil this year. The fastest class of the event, Touring 13.5T Boosted, attracted many drivers normally found driving Modified classes and right from the start the fight was on between Norazam and Wong KokWai who would be fighting for the TQ position with Asmad and Raphael from East Malaysia being in the mix too. Ultimately Norazam would grab the TQ from Wong KokWai with the only 22 laps run, although Wong KokWai was less than 1 second away from achieving the same number of laps. The remainder of the field was also a tight battle, with the top 15 positions all managing 21 lap runs, with 3rd to 10th place finishing within 6 seconds.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pro-Line Electron T 2.2″ truck tyre

Pro-Line Electron T 2.2" truck tyre

Pro-Line’s Electron tyre is now also available in a variant for 1/10th scale racing trucks. The tyre shares close family ties with Pro-Line’s popular Ion tyre with the dirt grabbing centre tread and futuristic styling. The Electron features connected tyre tread technology to improve traction and wear on even the most abrasive of indoor track conditions. The square centre pins laid out between the connected tread provide consistent forward and side bite even when the track gets dusty. The tyre fits most 2.2″ stadium truck rims, it comes including blue closed cell inserts and it is available in the M4 super-soft and MC clay compound.

Source: Pro-Line [prolineracing.com]

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Main Race – Announcement

The Main Race – Announcement

The third edition of The Main Race, previously known as the Trofeo Speed RC, will be held on the 20th and 21st of June at the Apron track near Milan. Last year more than 85 drivers attended in the classes of Touring Car Modified, Touring Car Stock and Formula and for this year the organisers also added a Super Stock 17.5T class. The race is focussing on a fun and relaxed atmosphere with the fastest Italian drivers being expected to make their entry. Included in the racing fee is a welcome pack with two sets of tyres, custom number stickers and an event T-shirt. Sign up for the race is available here with entries being limited and sign up will close on June 7th.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Pro-Line Destroyer 2.6″ monster truck tyre

Pro-Line Destroyer 2.6" monster truck tyre

Pro-Line have introduced the Destroyer, an all-new tyre specifically designed for scale solid axle monster trucks. Made from Pro-Line’s M3 race rubber for maximum traction on dirt or carpet and featuring an alternating deep-grooved chevron style tread pattern for incredible forward traction while maintaining a scale appearance the tyre is ideal for a range of applications. The overall size and width of the tyre has been finely tuned to be lightweight and agile, which makes it ideal for racing applications. The tyre includes soft white foam inserts for ultra-plush landings, greatly improving the handling and performance of the vehicle.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Austrian Electric On-road Nationals Rd2 – Report

Austrian Electric On-road Nationals Rd2 – Report

The second round of the Austrian Electric On-road Nationals was held at the countryside track of the SFMAV near Salzburg. Overall 40 racers attended this round in the classes of Touring Car Modified, Touring Car Stock and Formula. With the beginning of the qualification heats rain started to fall, but with an one hour delay the qualifiers were started and beside one short interruption the race would go ahead as planned. In Touring Car Modified Dominic Vogl was the man to beat. Again he and his Yokomo performed impressively. As in the first round Dominic had some issues in the qualification heats, but he finally took the TQ with the fastest heat and fastest lap of the race as Dominic was the one and only driver in Modified who was able to go 20 laps. Mario Sowka would line up in 2nd, followed by Christoph Ramsauer and Toni Eder. In the finals Dominic was unbeatable and he made a clean sweep in A1 and A2. Mario won the A3 and therefore he got the overall runner up spot followed by Toni, both running on Serpent.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

JConcepts B5M aluminium wing mounts & buttons

JConcepts B5M aluminium wing mounts & buttons

Coming from JConcepts and made for the Team Associated B5M buggy is an aluminium wing mounts and buttons set. The rear wing mount of the B5M vehicle is under a serious load during crashes and inevitable direct landings so JConcepts has beefed up the wing mount area with the introduction of the aluminium mounts specifically designed for this buggy. Made from CNC-machined aluminium and available in blue and black colour, these mounts are designed in a creative but functional way to add rigidity to a high-impact area. A direct bolt-on part adds security, high-end looks and peace of mind for the hard-core basher and racer. Securing the wing to the mounts is made easy with the included Finnisher style aluminium wing buttons which accept a 3mm flat head screw. The use of these parts in conjunction with JConcept’s optional aluminium wing shim adds durability and a direct clamp to the assembly. The added boss on the wing mounts also aligns the pre-cut B5M Hi-Clearance wing perfectly for a show quality look, fit and finish.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sahashi brothers continue with Serpent

Sahashi brothers continue with Serpent

Serpent have announced the re-signing of Yuya and Tadahiko Sahahsi to their Works Team. Tadahiko TQ’d and won the 2013 IFMAR 1/8th On-road World Championships while Yuya took the Vice-World Championship title at the 2014 1/10th Worlds. Both now work in the full-size racing industry in Japan as mechanics and will have less time to race at RC events but they will for sure show up at some of the bigger race meetings.

Source: Serpent [serpent.com]

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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