Arrowmax B-Max series lightweight driveshafts

Arrowmax B-Max series lightweight driveshafts

Arrowmax have new lightweight driveshafts for Yokomo’s B-Max series of 2WD and 4WD buggies available. Being made of high-quality spring steel and offering a lightweight design the driveshafts feature blue anodised aluminium cross pin retainers to securely keep the pins in place. The shafts are available for the front of the B-Max4 and as an universal variant for the rear of the B-Max2 and B-Max4.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Belgian/Netherlands off-road champs Rd5 – Report

Belgian/Netherlands off-road champs Rd5 – Report

The 5th round of the combined Belgian and Netherlands 1/10th off-road championship was held at the astro turf track of Arendonck in Belgium. The sunny weekend made for a record outcome of 53 2WD and 40 4WD entries. Nicolas Risser (Team C) took 3 qualification rounds in front of Wesley Van Helmond (TLR) with Bryan Van Rijnberk (Xray) coming in 3rd. The triple looked like they would battle for the win as they already opened quite a gap to the following drivers. In the 2WD finals Nicolas was challenged by Wesley but at the end Nico took the overall win.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Darren Bloomfield takes UK 8th buggy national Rd3

Darren Bloomfield takes UK 8th buggy national Rd3

The 3rd round of the BRCA National series took place at the Kent track just outside Maidstone over the weekend. The weather was very hot and humid on Saturday which made it pretty hard work for all the drivers as they got used to the excellent but very technical track layout that had been set down. In response to the track breaking it up at some races recently, the club had added oil to the dirt mix in many areas, and this held the dirt together well providing a contrast in surfaces between the smooth pile desertions and the loose dusty ones.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Team Associated Apex Lexus RC F performance coupe

Team Associated Apex Lexus RC F performance coupe

With the Lexus RC F performance coupe Team Associated introduce the next bodyshell variant of the Apex intermediate level 4WD touring car chassis. Built on a shaft-driven chassis, the Lexus RC F replica comes fully assembled and ready-to-run with factory-installed Reedy brushless motor and including a Reedy WolfPack 6-cell battery wired with a high current T-Plug. Additional features include the XP water-resistant speed control and XP 2.4GHz radio system. The front and rear sealed metal gear differentials are connected together with a tough aluminium drive shaft and imperfections in the road are managed by four adjustable fluid-filled, coil-over tuned shocks. The high-grip, treaded racing tires are mounted on scale replica Lexus RC F 20-spoke hex-drive wheels featuring detailed brake rotors and callipers. Topping it all off is the factory-finished Lexus RC F body that replicates every detail of the most powerful of Lexus’ production cars.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Titan Blitz TS02G 200mm GP racing bodyshell

Titan Blitz TS02G 200mm GP racing bodyshell

Team Titan introduce the Blitz TS02G 200mm nitro on-road bodyshell, the latest addition to the company’s line of GP racing bodies. Coming with a relocated cockpit, similar to the TS02E, the body allows for easier access to the fuel tank for faster pit stops while a redesigned centre vane maximises the airflow around the engine’s cooling head. Included with the body, that is made from 1.0mm high-quality polycarbonate, comes a rear gurney flag and side body stiffeners as well as window masks and stickers.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Maxima Fuel sign Malin Karlsen

Maxima Fuel sign Malin Karlsen

Maxima announce the signing of young talent Malin Karlsen. The 9-years old and super-fast girl from Norway will use Maxima fuel for the remainder of the 2014 season and beyond. Malin has the following to say about her latest sponsorship deal:

The 2014 Nordic 1/8 Off-road Championship was the first meeting running the fuel of my newest sponsor MAXIMA Fuel. I want to thank Sascha Baumann at Chiratech Europe Gmbh for this opportunity and for believing in me. I look forward to be running the Maxima Dirt series fuel in my FX Engines powered Xray XB8 for the reminder of the 2014 season and the upcoming 2015 season.

Source: Chiratech Europe [chiratech-europe.com]

Monday, July 28, 2014

Marius Stols wins 13.5T class at Africa Cup

Marius Stols wins 13.5T class at Africa Cup

The African cup event was held in Pretoria, South Africa this past weekend. This event was a mixture of gas and electric racing with Harold van Eeden being the top qualifier in the 13.5T class. After some close racing each of the drivers on the podium won one of the 3 finals. In the end it was Marius Stols taking the win from Warrick Atmore and Willie Noordman finishing in 3rd, all three driving Xray cars.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, July 28, 2014

Chris Grainger takes final BTCC round & championship

Chris Grainger takes final BTCC round & championship

The final round of the BTCC took place this last weekend at the awesomely fast Mendip Raceway in Western Super Mare. The circuit looked in fine fettle as a new enthusiastic committee have spent a lot of time getting it looking in great shape and it was awesome to be blessed with glorious sunshine all weekend.  Almost a full complement of national level drivers took part, with a little eye on the final BRCA nationals in two weeks’ time.  With the sun shining it was decided to run round by round qualifying with the best 2 from 4 qualifiers to count and 1 final.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

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