The recent RC Super Bowl saw RJ Hart walking away with a double win in 1/8th E-Buggy and 4×4 Short Course classes. In the E-Buggy category RJ took the TQ after winning all four qualifying rounds and in the final he cruised to the win in front of Casey Maul and Cody Romanczuk in second and third respectively. In 4×4 Short Course RJ would win two of the four qualifiers but he lost the TQ in the tie-breaker. The main was a different story then with the lead swapping constantly but at the end RJ hold the upper hand over Ken Zimmermann who grabbed the runner-up spot. In third Randy Drapinski completed the top 3 result.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Following some intense qualifying rounds at the 2016 JConcepts Winter Indoor National Series on Saturday, Sunday’s mains took that intensity and turned it up even further. From 9 am, the lower mains were ran to decide two bumps, giving racers a last chance effort to make the coveted A-mains. Taking the top 2 drivers in the lower mains, until the B-main which only took one single winner into the A making it a 10 + 1 grid. The JConcepts INS runs a slightly different format than the typical race. Triple A-mains are ran to decide the winner of the 2WD and 4WD Modified classes with the rest running one single 8 minute main that would test drivers’ limits.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Exotek have introduced the Exo22SCT aluminium and carbon fibre conversion kit for the TLR22SCT and SCT 2.0. With its simple and efficient layout, the chassis design offers improved rearward weight positioning of the battery and electronics to better suit a variety of track conditions while also allowing for the faster and easier to drive side ways mounted shorty battery positioning. The chassis set includes the machined and black anodised 2.5mm 7075 aluminium main chassis, 5mm carbon side rails and a redesigned battery mount that also acts as the top deck. The increased chassis footprint allows for more electronic layout options and proper weight balancing while maintaining a low centre of gravity. The conversion kit is available soon and it requires a TLR22SCT or SCT 2.0 truck in mid motor configuration.
Monday, February 8, 2016
After 3 intensive rounds of qualifying at the JConcepts Winter INS at SmacTrac, the racing couldn’t get any closer showcasing the skills and talent of many of the locals as well as from travelers from afar. 2WD Modified was a battle between Team Associated teammates with Alex K taking round 1 and Daimon Borkowicz setting the fastest time in round 2. The final round of qualifying would ultimately decide the starting order and it was Alex K taking the win in round 3 giving him the top spot. Borkowicz wasn’t able to better his time in round 3 and will start in 2nd. JP Richards, who’s been very close to winning rounds all weekend, is going to start the triple A-mains from the 3 spot.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
ST Racing Concepts have expanded their range of exclusive limited edition black anodised Slash 2WD and 4×4 option parts. Available as a very limited production run are now also CNC-machined aluminium skid plates, steering bellcranks, hub carriers, A-arms and the motor mount.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Flowood R/C Indoor Park hosted their 6th Annual January Jam Race with 200 entries from all over the US showing up to run in 13 classes. The layout was awesome and the track looked better after the race than it did during practice on Friday with the very unique layout giving both the 1/8 and 1/10 some of the best racing ever at FRC. The 1/8th Expert Nitro Buggy class had Jake Dellinger (Team Associated) taking the TQ and win from fellow Team Associated driver Josh Glancy with TLR’s Graham Gonzales rounding out the top 3 result.
Friday, February 5, 2016
Maclan Racing have announced the forthcoming release of their MR4 series motors. The sensored MR4 was specifically design for 4WD SCT racing and it will come with two KV options for different track conditions. Each features a custom stator for the respective KV option to deliver a much higher performance value. The 3500KV was designed for smaller indoor tracks that has more technical turns and excels when that quick burst of power is neeed. The high torque design of the 3500KV MR4 will provide the power to clear all types of jumps without hesitation. The 4150KV was designed for all around conditions. The higher KV and specially designed stator provides super smooth throttle feel and high top speeds.
Friday, January 29, 2016
HPI Racing have introduced the Jumpshot SC and Jumpshot ST 2WD off-road trucks. Both are based on simple, TVP design chassis with oil-filled shock absorbers, “basher” bumpers and efficient yet tough 2WD drivetrains. All-terrain tyres and waterproof electronics make for go-everywhere capabilities. The trucks also include LiPo-ready electronics with a brushed motor, a standard NiMH battery and suitable charger. The Jumpshot SC is rounded out by a sleek short course bodyshell while the Jumpshot ST comes with a stadium truck bodyshell.
Thursday, January 28, 2016