Black Fabrica have introduced their precision weight scale. It offers 500 gram maximum weighing capacity with 0.1 gram accuracy and a blue backlit LC display makes the numbers viewable and easy to read. The scale features a stainless steel weighing platform, tare weighing option, an auto-off function and it measures 130x80x20mm.
Stateline R/C of Fremont, Indiana held their Sunday club race this past weekend. The track will host the ROAR 1/8th Fuel Nationals in June and so the club race was pretty well attended, attracting U.S. top drivers such as Adam Drake, Dakotah Phend, Joe Bornhorst, and Ty Tessmann to name just a few. In the 30-minute Nitro Buggy A-main Ty Tessmann (Xray) would come out fastest some three seconds in front of Dakotah Phend (TLR) while Tyler Jones (TLR) completed the top 3 result. In the Nitro Truggy class Ty Tessmann (Xray) was pretty much unbeatable, taking the win with a 5-laps margin on 2nd placed Spencer Heckert (TLR). Bradley Rippee (TLR) came in 3rd, another two laps down.
HRC Distribution have introduced the new HRC Racing TSW Pro Racing universal fan mount for 1/10th scale vehicles. The clamping design fan mount is constructed from CNC machined aluminium and thanks to its design it can take up to two fans at multiple angles. It is usable with most 540-size motors and 25mm, 30mm as well as 40mm fans thanks to the included multi-hole bracket.
Coming from Trinity is the new Monster Max brushless stock motor. Building on the proven Monster Horsepower motor the Monster Max features the TEP1112 high-torque rotor, a newly designed low-resistance stator, it has the red insulators removed for lower resistance and increased airflow and black thermal epoxy makes for better heat dissipation which leads to a lot less fading of the motor over the run. The ROAR approved power plant is available in 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T variants.
Top Australian International on-road racer Jesse Davis has landed a factory deal with O.S. Engines for 2017. The Infinity team driver, who has chosen to run the Japanese engine brand in his 1/8 and 1/10 exploits for the past number of seasons, joins team-mate Teemu Leino as one of O.S. Engines’ new signings in this 1/8 On-road World Championship year. A multiple Australian National Champion, Davis will make his first official appearance as a factory supported driver this weekend at the Euro Nitro Series season opener in France. Commenting on the deal, the 26-year-old said:
Having already used O.S. engines for the last two seasons with some good results I’m happy to have the opportunity to join the factory team. I will be attending all major events this year including ENS and the World championship in France and would like to thank the O.S. team for this opportunity.
Coming soon from Protoform is their first ever tire: the new official spec tire for US Vintage Trans Am Racing. Utilising the proven compounds and tire moulding expertise from Protoform’s partners at Pro-Line Racing, the tire is fully made in the USA and it will hit stores along with a line of wheels this summer.
JConcepts make it easy to add some luster to the Tribute wheels with the machined aluminium and black anodised planetary caps. The JConcepts wheels include plastic caps which are always the same colour of the wheels. The aluminium options are now available with the same details but sport the most popular colour and finish for the true RC monster truck fanatic. The caps feature a stepped design with detail on each level to match even the most scale and realistic parts available. The 6-hole bolt pattern fits like a glove between the geometry and the cap fastens to the wheels using the stock hardware from the Tribute wheels package.
Round two of the Western German Nitro On-road Championship was held at Bad Breisig, located between Bonn and Koblenz at the river Rhine. The Rhein-Ahr-Motodrom will see the German 1/8th scale Nationals to be held at the end of August for the second time since 2011. For practice on Saturday lots of rain was predicted but finally 54 drivers enjoyed a day full of dry practice with a huge amount of laps on the fluent 254-meter circuit. Also the race day started out dry but at the end of the second round of heats the first rain drops hit the track. Round three was dry again for some heats but round four was completely lost due to rain. During lunch break, heavy rain with thunder and lightning flooded the track but finally the event would with changing conditions during the afternoon.