Coming from Serpent is the big bore shock absorber set for the Viper 977 1/8th on-road car. A standard feature on the recently introduced Evo-2 kit, the shocks will improve the overall traction and steering of the car while being easy to build, setup and maintain. The precision machined dampers come as pairs and they sport threaded alloy bodies, machined Delrin pistons, coated spring steel piston shafts, pre-oiled X-rings and included are both short and long ball ends to build either a pair of front or rear shock absorbers. Not included are the needed springs but these can be taken from the existing shock sets.
The opening round of the 2016/17 Israeli National Championship “Memory of Omer London” was held at the Negev Speed Racing track. Fantastic weather made for perfect racing conditions with racers gathering from all over the country. When the four qualifying rounds were completed it was Yaniv Sivan who took the TQ and in the main final he would jump into the lead instantly, opening a gap on Ofir Avitan right away while Tal Siles and Meir Azulay battled for the third place. At about halftime Yaniv was in a pretty comfortable lead until he ran into tyre issues with the additional pitstop costing him dearly as he lost the lead to Ofir Avitan (TLR/Reds Racing) who would ultimately bring home the win in the 40-minute encounter from a recovered Yaniv Sivan (Kyosho/Reds Racing) while Meir Azulay (Kyosho/Bullitt) rounded out the podium in third after finding a way past Tal Siles.
Hobbywing have introduced the new Justock 3650SD G2 brushless stock motor. Sporting a redesigned heavy duty multi-piece case for cool looks and improved heat dissipation, the fixed timing motor is of a sensored design and it comes with pre-soldered 3.5mm bullet-type connectors. Other features include a rebuildable design, double insulated windings and high-precision Japanese-made ball bearings. The 540-class motor is available in a range of stock-specific windings including 10.5T, 13.5T, 17.5T and 21.5T.
The final round of the French 1/8th Nitro Off-road Championship was held this past weekend at the Saint Clement Sens track and it was Kyosho’s Rayan Medjoubi who set the early pace with his Reds Racing powered ride and who took the TQ from TLR/RC Concept’s Reno Savoya. Rayan would also take the pole position for the 45-minute main final but it was Yannick Aigoin (Xray/Ultimate) who came out fastest in the A-main thanks to a different fuel strategy while Rayan had to settle for fourth behind runner-up, Jerome Sartel (TLR/TOP) and newly-crowned French Champion, Reno Savoya whose third place was enough to win him the 2016 national title.
Coming from Arrowmax is their new multi-purpose ball differential grease. The formula allows to use it in any ball differential, both on-road and off-road, and with standard steel as well as high-quality carbide and ceramic balls. It provides a very smooth running diff assembly and it comes in an easy-to-use tube for clean and effortless application.
Bruno Coelho has opened the defence of his Euro Offroad Series 4WD title with a win, the Xray driver claiming the overall victory at the opening round of the championship at the Nurburgring in Germany. The win marks the World Champions fourth consecutive EOS victory and his second at the iconic motor racing circuit, his title having been claimed here back in April at last season’s finale. Like in A1 Coelho would win A2 after an almost identical mistake from Top Qualifier Lee Martin who once again rolled coming off the Team Associated Step-up Step-down, a feature the reigning 2WD champion took an immediate dislike when seeing it for the first time when he arrived at the track on Thursday night. Managing to maintain his No.1 starting position throughout A3 that would secure last year’s race winner 2nd overall with Michal Orlowski completing the podium.
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The fourth round of the Spanish 1/8th Nitro On-road Championship was hosted by the Automodelista Vigues club this past weekend. Carlos Peracho and Alberto Alonso battled for the overall TQ with the better end for Carlos but in the 45-minute main final it was Inaki Otero who came out successful roughly two seconds in front of Sergio Montesinos. With the win Inaki also secured himself the overall championship title while Nacho Lopez completed the day’s top 3 result one lap down.
Coming from HB Racing are hard front and rear A-arms sets for the D815 series off-road and on-road vehicles. Standard on the RGT8 1/8th nitro GT car the arms are also usable on the D815, D812 and the forthcoming E817 buggy as the harder material used improves handling on high-traction surfaces while also reducing the vehicle’s sensitivity to variations in traction. The front and rear arms are available separately, they include composite arm inserts and mounting hardware.