VP-Pro have introduced their new body shell for the Serpent SRX8 buggy. The lid offers a high-downforce design with sculptured side pods, a roof top shark fin and increased airflow around the engine head. The body is best suited for small to medium size tracks and it comes made from clear 1mm high-quality polycarbonate and includes window masks.
MIP’s recently introduced Bi-Metal Super Diff kit for the TLR 22 4.0 is now also available as 13.5 drive kit including bi-metal driveshaft bones. Offering a 35 percent lower rotational mass than the standard diff and dog bones, the kit comes in handy especially for Super Stock and Stock racing as the lowered weight makes for increased acceleration and less motor fatigue while offering pin drive binding characteristics. Included in the kit are bi-metal outdrives and bones, heat treated outdrives, carbide diff ball, ground diff rings, an aluminium T-nut and a captured thrust race assembly. Not included are wheel axles and the diff gear.
Japanese brand Trion have introduced their new V2 series 540-size sensored electric brushless motor. The power plant is of a new design that revolves around a high-airflow can with huge cooling openings around the front section while machined openings in the stator area further increase the airflow in this area. This leads to a much cooler motor towards the end of a run and thus reduced fading and more stable performance. An updated stator further adds to the overall performance with increased torque and reduced heat build-up. The motor is rounded out by a new rotor and available from now on in a 5.0T touring and a 6.5T off-road variant with additional 4.5T to 8.5T variants coming later in July.
F.T. Line’s Atomic .21 nitro on-road engine is now also available in a hand-tuned version. The work was carried out by famous engine turner Max Fantini with the power plant having received a hand-tuned, crankshaft, crankcase and also a tuned piston and sleeve, all resulting in increased power and optimised mileage. The Max Fantini-tuned engine is available now.
Round 3 of the Portuguese central division regionals was held at the Ortigosa track recently. Hot weather with ambient temperatures of about 40 degree Celsius made for challenging racing conditions and in the main final it was Helder Barros (TLR/Picco) who would prevail as he took the win from Ricardo Simao (Mugen/O.S.) in 2nd and Pedro Gomes (Xray/FX9 in 3rd.
The Argos track in Greece played host to round 1 of the RCManiacs series. The Wednesday evening event attracted racers from Athens, Patra and Argos to compete on the new high-traction track and in the Touring Modified class it was Diamadis who took the TQ after a close fight with Kiriazis. All three finals were then won by Kiriazis with Diamadis coming in 2nd and Kidi 3rd, making it an Xray 1-2-3.
Coming from PR Racing and made for the S401-LW buggy is a new sway bar set. It includes four colour-coded 1.3mm to 1.6mm anti-roll bar wires as well as mounting hardware to make it a direct fit on the buggy and to ensure swift and easy chassis roll adjustment.
With this week’s ROAR 1/8th Gas Off-road National Championships at Stateline Raceway in Fremont, Indiana underway, Pro-Line have introduced a new 1/8th off-road tyre. The yet unnamed tread looks like a mishmash of the popular Blockade and Hole Shot tyres but it has different length blocks added in the centre as well as a connected outer section on one side, making it directional. The tyre is also available as truggy version at the nationals but no information about a release date has been given yet.