Coming from Hudy is their new C3-28 touring car rubber tyre developed for carpet racing. It features a newly developed tough rubber compound for improved traction, stability and durability. The overall construction will also make the car easier to drive. The tyre comes mounted on Hudy’s own disc wheel that was moulded using a new material to ensure improved fit, vibration-free running as well as proper hardness to perfectly match with the tyre compound. The tyre comes in sets of four including premium inserts.
Coming soon from Protoform is their all-new Vulcan body shell for wide Pro10 pan cars. Taking the successful Swift-235 body as a base, the Vulcan sports new features and extra clearance to allow the use with “wide” 235mm chassis. The body takes some aero inspiration from its larger cousin, the world-championship winning R19. A large centre fin was added for increased high-speed stability on larger outdoor tracks, while the sculpted side panels increase side bite. To tune aero balance, an add-on adjustable gurney flap is included, and recessed areas at the top of the side dams will allow for flush-fitting optional vertical side dam extensions. Measuring 227mm across the front and 239mm across the rear, the Vulcan’s wide track width and long rear side panels are sure to fit nearly any Pro10 chassis around the world, while two heights of trim lines are inscribed for different sizes of tyres.
O-Town RC Raceway recently held their series finale and in the NitroBuggy A-main it was TLR’s Dakota Phend and Xray’s Mark Sousa who started to break away from the rest of the field early in the race. Eventually Mark was able to make a move while both were going through traffic. After that the two battled for a bit and then Dakota would have a few mistakes which would allow Sousa to pull away and open up a good lead. After some swift pitstops Mark was able to take the win with Dakota Phend 2nd and Mugen’s Sam Langer 3rd.
The 2018 RCRA New South Wales State titles saw drivers from the local club, other New South Wales clubs as well as a strong group of Queensland drivers come to race at Glen Innes, a rural town on the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. A new track layout was just finished and would provide a challenge for all drivers. With the grippe track, bumps and some tricky jumps, 2WD Mod was always going to be about buggy placement and not pushing too hard in the wrong places. Current Australian 2WD Mod champ Christopher Sturdy took the TQ from Mitchell Pratt in 2nd and Jason Ryan in 3rd. A1 and A2 was all Christopher Sturdy taking the title over Mitchell Pratt in 2nd with Troy Milton coming from 5th on the grid to take 3rd.
The final round of the French 1/8th IC Track Championship took place at the Bourg-en-Bress track. In the Elite class it was Thomas Eytard who would take the overall title with Romain Delaunay and Christophe Louis completing the podium. In the National class young Maxime Ripoll was crowned national champion while Gabriel Maufroy and David Loglisci came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
The 2018 edition of the The Dual race, that was held in its traditional 2-day back-to-back format at the Thunder Alley and the Pro-Line raceways, saw Mugen’s Ryan Maifield walking away with the overall win in the Expert Nitro Buggy class. Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri and Spencer Rivkin would round out the overall podium result in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
First developed for the 2012 IFMAR World Championships, JConcepts’ Silencer body has been a mainstay in the JC’s product line which is available for a number of difference vehicles in the market with the latest being the Team Associated RC8B3.1. For the precise fit, the design has undergone changes to match the RC8B.1 chassis side-guards and body mount positioning. The Silencer stance cockpit allows ample fuel tank access, a smoother high-speed windshield transition and increased flow around the engine heat-sink. A deep recess around the engine compartment with dual channeling out the rear provides air escape along with rear-end stability. The Silencer side-pods have a clipped rear-end, narrowing the rear by angling just in front of the rear tyres. The extended runner features are placed on the rear-end of the body enhancing the force placed on the rear pods during high-speed acceleration. The main pods are heavily chamfered and a more heat-shrink design over the pipe, fuel tank and electrical / linkage make up the main pods. The body is capped off with a cockpit shark fin for more high-speed tracking stability and increased roof stiffness and it comes including window masks and a decal sheet.
The fifth and final round of the Swiss IC Track Championship was held in Herblingen recently. In the 1/10th Nitro Touring class the championship was still open between Raphael Wicki and Patrick Fankhauser while the 1/8th Championship was already sealed by Simon Kurzbuch. To keep his title hopes alive, Patrick had to finish in the top 3 and at least two spots in front of Raphael. During the qualifiers, Patrick struggled a but with his car’s setup, however this was sorted out for the finals and he could win his semi with a 2-laps margin. Due to the high tyre wear, Patrick opted for a high-pace strategy with a full stop for tyres in the finals that were at first lead by Thilo Tödtmann until he ran into radio issues that would cost him the win. After the mid-race tyre change, Patrick found himself on P6 while Raphael was on P3. With fresh tyres however Patrick was able to go a higher pace and he soon closed in on the top drivers. At the 25-minute mark, Patrick was already in P4 and while Raphael was on a different tyre strategy, Patrick was able to get past while Wicki ran out of tyres that would also cost him another position to Niclas Scherrer. In the end it was Marco Rizzo with the win from Simon Kurzbuch as Patrick Fankhauser took the 3rd place and with it the overall championship title in front of Raphael Wicki, Marco Rizzo and Traugott Schär.