Available from early September are two new Duratrax short course tyres called the Six Pack SC and the Picket SC. The tyres offer a realistic tread design and they are moulded in the soft C2 compound. Sold in pairs and including foam inserts the tyres are available as rubber only or pre-mounted for Slash, Slash 4×4, SC10, SC10 4×4 and SCTE trucks.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Muchmore introduce the Stock Spec 5400mAh 2S LiPo battery pack for 1/10th touring car and buggy racing. Offering a high capacity and maximum voltage output the battery is ideal for 13.5T to 27.5T stock racing classes. The hardcase battery sports dimensions of 138.3×46.3×25.2mm and weighs in at only 280g.
Source: Muchmore [muchmoreracing.net]
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The 2014 ROAR 1:10 Electric Off-Road National Championship made its way to the East coast of Florida, just miles away from the famous Cape Canaveral NASA facility to Space Coast R/C Raceway. With a hard packed, high grip and bumpy indoor track surface and sweltering heat and humidity, the racers were challenged not only on the track, but off the track as well. In the 17.5 2WD Buggy class Nathan Bernal and Jeremy Harris were the class of the field. Bernal would start 1st on the grid for the triple A-mains with Harris in 2nd. With Harris taking the victory in A1 and Bernal the victory in A2, the stage was set for a championship showdown in A3. The two drivers raced clean the entire 6 minutes and in the end it was Harris who crossed the line just ahead of Bernal to claim the 17.5 2WD Buggy National Championship.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
New from Exotek Racing comes this rear skid plate weight for the Team Durango DEX410 buggy and DESC410 short course truck. The part adds 24g of weight to the rear of the chassis for added rear traction. The skid plate is designed for minimal drag thanks to its angled shape and countersunk screws that make for minimal dirt pick up. The design allows for direct mounting of the DESC410 rear bumper. The plate comes made from 6061 aluminium, it is black anodised, sports a laser-etched Exotek logo and includes all needed hardware.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Serpent have two new option parts for the SRX2 line of off-road vehicles available in the form of 3 degree RR aluminium inserts and a front wing for the Spyder buggy. Starting with the suspension inserts, the parts are made to fit all Spyder kits, they are made from anodised aluminium and come with laser-etched markings. They are available as pairs and are direct replacements for the stock parts with no modifications needed in order to run them. Also new is a front wing for the Spyder SRX2 2WD buggy. The part is a direct fit, made from high quality polycarbonate, it comes clear and offers additional front end grip when needed.
Monday, August 25, 2014
Round 5 of the Short Course Showdown Nation Wide Tour brought us to Phoenix Arizona to Warehouse 3. Warehouse 3 is absolutely beautiful facility. Located in a very new building in a multi-business strip mall, it has the perfect location to have a track and full RC Hobby shop. The schedule for the weekend consisted of practice on Friday, 3 Quals on Saturday, 1 Qual on Sunday and 7 minute finals for all classes with bump ups. Some of the areas fastest drivers were in attendance from both Team Associated as well as Team Losi Racing. Team Associated had Brian Kinwald one of the greatest Champions our industry has ever had join us as well as their up and coming young guns, Spencer Rivkin and Tommy Hinz. From Team Losi Racing we had Chris Wheeler, Chuck Hicks and Rocco Epler. The track went live at 10am sharp with the unique heads up qualifying style that is very popular in the Showdown and we had some great races. Qualifying went well both Saturday and Sunday and set the stage for some very thrilling finals. But before the finals could begin, we had our racer raffle to thank all our racers for joining us. Our great sponsors support the showdown so very well and give so much back to the racers, all the participants received some wonderful door prizes to help make the experience at the Showdown special.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The 5th round of the Belgian SCT Cup was organised by the the Buggy Racing Tournai Club and run during an RC show in Enghien. A purpose-built grass track was laid out in the middle of a park, in front of a castle. The nice surroundings and a track layout appreciated by the racers made the show for more than 4000 visitors with the club being rewarded by the highest attendance ever in the cup’s Pro2 class.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
The 2014 Surf City Classic took place this past weekend at OC R/C Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. The turnout was great with the pits completely full right from the start of the first practice on. Big names in attendance included current World Champions Jared Tebo Steven Hartson, along with Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield, Dustin Evans, Cody Turner, Tanner Denney, Spencer Rivkin, Brent Thielke, and Frank Root.
Monday, August 4, 2014