The opening round of the Chinese Incom series was recently held and the race schedule saw one round of timed practice, three qualifiers and triple mains. In the Touring Modified class Kiu Jun (Yokomo) would bring home the win tie on points with Popo Chen (Xray) who had to settle for second due to the slower tie-breaker. In third Liu Yunan (Yokomo) rounded out the podium result.
Serpent have introduced new optional parts for the SDX4 and SRX8 off-road buggies. Starting with the 1/10th scale part, the roll centre spacer for the SDX4 4WD buggy is machined from aluminium and it is 2mm thick, allowing to raise the gearbox and suspension mounts, resulting in improved traction and steering at the expense of a less easy driving feeling. The part is machined from aluminium, it comes anodised for wear and interlocks with the existing chassis slots. The spacer is usable separately or even as a sandwich of two for an even higher diff and arms position.
Made for the 4.0 series of TLR 8ight off-road buggies is JConcepts’ new front scoop. It serves as a front nose-cone on the vehicle but with a front wing design that has shown to produce enhanced steering characteristics. The front scoop can be painted, left clear or frosted for the desired look, fit and finish. Reports from the pit area revealed an increased feel and sensitivity in the larger sweeping sections and helped jumping attitude in the most difficult driving sections.
RaceOPT have introduced three High Response progressive shock springs for 1/8th GT cars. Using 2.3mm to 2.5mm wires, the springs are available as hard 3.2-4.2, medium 3.2-3.8 and soft 3.2-3.4 variant all of which offer a soft initial hardness and increasing stiffness upon compression, resulting in less traction rolling issues while improving steering response. The springs come in sets of two and they are colour-coded for easy identification.
VBC Racing have introduced the Lightning10M-235 Pro10 chassis kit. Taking design features of the Lightning12M and LightningFXM chassis, the 235mm wide car features a redesigned chassis that is narrower than the one used in the previous kit. It still allows for standard inline, shorty inline as well as transverse shorty battery positions but does away with the numerous side cutouts for optional weights, meaning an overall stiffer chassis construction. Also part of the package are new composite X Silver front upper and lower arms, a hardened steel diff axle, the True Big Bore centre shock as well as hardened spring steel turnbuckles. The kit is rounded out by 7075-T6 aluminium steering knuckles.
The opening round of the Xray Racing Series Italy was held at the Minirace venue in Casoria with about 60 entries for the five electric on-road classes offered. In the Touring Modified class Alessio Menicucci took a dominant TQ in front of Alessio Mancini and Nicola Marrone. In the finals Alessio Menicucci continued to dominate, taking wins in all three A-mains to snatch the overall victory.
Coming from Yokomo and made for the BD8 touring car is a carbon fibre spur gear plate. The part reinforces the main gear for increased stability, less vibration at high speeds and thus reduced friction loss. Included with the plate comes suitable mounting hardware.
Maritime Raceway held their Two Day World Cup over the weekend. The final race at this venue was again well accepted and it was Elliott Boots who took the TQ and win in the 2WD Buggy class run on Saturday, and Elliott would also come out fastest in Sunday’s 4WD Buggy race after qualifying second.