The Losi 5ive-T 4WD Racing Truck is now available as a Roller. The same great chassis, toughness and driving exhilaration, but this time you get to choose what engine and RC equipment best suits your needs. They have also left the 4-piece bodyset clear so you can finish it up in whatever colours and wild schemes match your personality. Factory-built as a rolling chassis, leaving you to finish it off with your choice of electrics, engine and pipe.
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - add a comment
The first race of the Belgian SCT Cup 2013 has been held on BRTC track last Sunday. The layout of the track has been changed for this year and is now faster than before while still being challenging and offering very low grip. The number of entries is progressing compared to last year, with the participation of some fast buggy 1/10 racers and most importantly, young newcomers. They also had the pleasure to welcome a French driver coming all the way from Paris, Philippe Hautecoeur. The day started under the sun with pastries and coffee available on site. In 2WD qualification, tire choice proved to be pretty complex with drivers changing them each run in search of the best compromise. Martin Vierin put in the fastest run of the first run on his SC10 in front of Nicolas Evens (TLR 22SCT), Jean-François Renard (TLR 22SCT), Philippe Hautecoeur (SC10) and Julian André (SC10). Second run saw Nicolas take the advantage ahead of Jean-François, Philippe and Martin. Last run was decisive for the pole position attribution with Martin and Nicolas with a win each. Nicolas took that leg in front of Martin, Cédric Van De Ginste (SC10) and Jean-François.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Following last weekend’s teaser image, Team C have shown off more pictures of their new mid motor 2wd Short Course, the TM2SC. The images don’t reveal a whole lot more apart from the confirmation that the car will accept a regular stick pack down the right side of the chassis and that there is an all new motor mount developed for this new chassis. Team C also showed off the car’s new body shell.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Team C have released a teaser image of their new 2wd SC truck. The chassis looks to be heavily based on the TM2 buggy which features an inline mounted mid motor configuration that drives a center shaft to the rear drive train. The chassis and top deck are carbon as per the buggy and it also features the aluminium side stiffeners for rigidity. We have no other details currently regarding release date but we will let you know as we find out.
Source: Team C [teamcracing.net]
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Round 3 of the Short Course Showdown made it’s way to Trackside Hobbies located in Brookfield Wisconsin. The new track layout had been down for a week or so. The track was wet and still holding a lot of moisture due to the fact that the outside weather was cold and wet for the last few weeks. On Thursday Drivers started to arrive and get their pit spaces picked out and setting up camp for the weekend.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Introducing the Escape body by JConcepts, specifically designed for the newly released Team Associated SC10B vehicle. Breaking into the world of Short Course buggy racing, JConcepts has stepped up with the first aftermarket body designed around the new high-energy vehicle. The first thing noticed on the Escape is its narrowed front-end which tucks nicely against the chassis geometry. The increased front tuck tightens up the large gap in-between the chassis and stock SC10B body making the Escape a superior jumping body with its first heavy detail. Just above the tucked portion, in front of the cock-pit area, rests a reverse scoop giving an area to trim for more air-relief. A small ledge entering the cab guides the air slightly further than the original body while the main side-pods have chiseled ducts which wrap around the bolt-on plastic caging. Just behind the roll-cage area, number plates are built into the body giving the body a slightly raked look and appropriate place for small racing numbers.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Seen during our coverage of the recent Cactus Classic, AKA have officially announced that their short course tire line just got wider. After the release of the Handlebar on the new wider carcass, they now have the Enduro 2, Cityblock 2, Handlebar STD and Wishbone 2, all on the wider carcass. Each tire has a bigger footprint to create more traction while staying in spec with the 2.2/3.0 short course tire specifications. The Handlebar STD (Standard Tread Depth) features a taller pin height ideal for hard packed or blue-groove outdoor tracks, while the already released Handlebar tackles the indoor tracks with its Low Tread Depth. The Wishbone 2 has been updated with a denser tread pattern for more traction and longer tire wear, ideal for indoor tracks. The Enduro 2 maintains its bestselling tread pattern and tread density while the Cityblock 2 has been opened up a bit to allow the tire tread to dig in deeper while still having superior wear characteristics. AKA have also updated their short course inserts which feature an asymmetrical core to add additional support to the outer sidewall of SC tires. These have been designed to fit perfectly into the new wider short course tire line but will fit other tires as well. Available in both of AKA’s industry standard closed-cell foams, Red (Soft) and Black (Medium).
Source: AKA [raceaka.com]
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Schumacher announce the release of the Stagger Rib tread tire for short course trucks. Available in soft yellow compound the tire is designed for the front of 2WD trucks and best suited for EU-style astro turf tracks.
Source: Schumacher [racingcars.com]
Wednesday, March 20, 2013