Alexander Hagberg teams up with Pro-Spec

Alexander Hagberg teams up with Pro-Spec

Pro-Spec have announced the signing of IFMAR World Champion and EFRA European Champion, Alexander Hagberg to their team. The Swede will use the company’s products and accessories such as chargers, power supplies, fans, wires and more in 2016 and he has the following to say about the deal:

I want to send out a big thank you to Mr. Kenji Hosoda for supporting my extensive racing program in 2016! It seemed as a no brainer to join this brand, considering the high quality of these Japanese products. Since Pro-Spec is the Japanese distributor for ORCA, it had an impact on my decision as well. I will be using many items from the Pro-Spec product line up such as chargers, power supply, fans, bottles, wires, weights and more!

Source: Pro-Spec [pro-spec.jp]

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Jon Howells wins at Dudley RCC Winter Series Rd5

Jon Howells wins at Dudley RCC Winter Series Rd5

A fantastic turn out of drivers attended the last round of the 2015 Dudley RCC Winter Series that had a great turn out for 1/16th Micro, 2WD, 4WD, Vintage and Touring cars, in total 78 drivers making up 12 heats of qualifying. The club again put on a well laid out fast flowing track on full carpet with the usual table top, finger jumps and the wall ride which were removable for the touring cars. Again there was a strong turnout of support for the 1/16th Micro Class with 30 drivers battling for the top 10. After four rounds Jon Howells took the TQ from Ryan Lucas and Andy Mountford.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Futaba S9372SV high-voltage servo

Futaba S9372SV high-voltage servo

Coming from Futaba is the S9372SV high-voltage standard size servo. Developed with 1/8th competition racing in mind, the servo features tough titanium gears, dual ball bearings, a torque of up to 24.6kg-cm and a speed of 0.06s while it is also programmable, with many different, adjustable parameter settings. With the S-Link servo programming software, users can customise servo travel, torque and smoothness to satisfy any application or personal preference.

Source: Futaba [futabarc.com]

Monday, February 8, 2016

Flash Point pre-oiled air filters & .21 exhaust gaskets

Flash Point pre-oiled air filters & .21 exhaust gaskets

Flash Point have new pre-oiled air filters for a range of off-road vehicles as well as .21 exhaust gaskets available. Starting with the air filters, they come in packs of four and in a specified Mugen or a general variant with the latter being usable with 8ight, RC8B3 and D815 vehicles. The 2-stage filters come pre-oiled and they allow for exceptional airflow and maximum engine protection. Also new are the high temperature .21 exhaust gaskets that can be used where the tuned pipe manifold attaches to the rear of the engine. The gasket is also good for tuned pipe exhaust systems to seal the connection between the pipe and the manifold.

View the other new parts here

Monday, February 8, 2016

Coelho claims 1st carpet win at ETS Germany

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Bruno Coelho has claimed his first carpet win of the Euro Touring Series, the Portuguese driver leading an Xray 1-2 at the second round of the championship in Germany.  Starting the weekend by securing his first TQ on carpet, the 2-time asphalt ETS race winner would flip in A1 handing team-mate Alexander Hagberg the win but a faultless A2 would set the stage for a showdown in the deciding third leg.  While clearly having improved his pace for A3, Hagberg would push Coelho hard but the Vice-World Champion had enough in reserve to cement the win.  In what was somewhat a battle of the second division such was Xray’s pace all weekend, it was Marc Rheinard who would claim the final step on the podium.  The result means Coelho now moves into the joint lead of the championship standings with Round 1 winner Rheinard. Even though he would get passed Rheinard in A3, Ronald Volker would finish fourth with the result marking the Yokomo driver’s first time to miss the podium on carpet since he began his current 5-consecutive seasons reign as ETS champion.

Continue reading this report here or view our complete event coverage here.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Xray XB2 1.5mm Lexan rear wing

Xray XB2 1.5mm Lexan rear wing

Coming from Xray and made for the XB2 2WD buggy is an extra strong rear wing made from genuine Lexan material. The thicker 1.5mm polycarbonate material makes for increased stability, durability and lifespan of the wing and it can also improve traction due to more efficient aerodynamics, but at the same time steering might be slightly reduced. The wing fits the XB2 and all buggies with comparable wing mounts.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Monday, February 8, 2016

Nico Risser wins 2016 Euro Indoor Race

Nico Risser wins 2016 Euro Indoor Race

This past weekend the annual Euro Indoor Race was held at the Black Country Arena in Charleroi, Belgium. Xray’s Nico Risser would bring home the win by coming out successful in the first three finals. Cedric Nickel (Kyosho) grabbed the runner-up spot from Team C driver Johan Catilina. Julian André (Tekno) and Brian Delhaya (Team C) completed the top 5 result.

View the final result here

Monday, February 8, 2016

Graham Alsop teams up with Horizon Hobby

Graham Alsop teams up with Horizon Hobby

Horizon Hobby UK have announced the signing of UK national front-runner Graham Alsop to their team. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him after a race career spanning some 26 plus years. His hunger for success is greater than ever and with the new TLR 8ight 4.0 buggy he will certainly be pushing hard this season to add to his accolades in the race scene. In addition to the nationals, Graham will also be making the trip to Vegas for the IFMAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy World Championships later this year.

Source: Horizon Hobby [horizonhobby.co.uk]

Monday, February 8, 2016

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