Coming from JConcepts is the new Ryan Mayfield Momentum car stand. The RM signature edition car stand is formed in durable material and sports a matte black finish, making it handy, lightweight and stylish. The stand has a rectangular build with sturdy base which fits a large variety of 1/10th and 1/8th scale vehicles. The shape is ergonomic allowing drivers to pick-up the stand using one hand while the vehicle is still in place. Cut-out sections on the stand help rigidity and helps build a muscular physique. The item includes a thick foam pad which installs in the upper recess located on upper ring. A full RM decal sheet is included which features a number of panels to fully trick out the look. The graphical theme is based on the iconic Maifield paint scheme using an array of blues, red, silver and charcoal colouring. One side shows a 1/10th off-road buggy celebrating the IFMAR World Championship titles and the other shows off the 1/8th buggy and a classic Maifield trackside interview quote about the difficulty of racing.
The second round of the Malaysian Electric National League was held at The Dirt Bureau RC Raceway, in 3StonePark, Malaysia. For the first time in Malaysia, this race was an open round to encourage participants from neighbouring countries to qualify on a Malaysian Ticket for the IFMAR World Championships. Although the track seemed visually simple, racers commented that it was all a deception as the technicalities were in the tricky combination jumps, pronounced chicanes, corners and table tops and a tempting long jump at the end of the back straights. The 2WD Modified class heats was a close race between current championship leader, Jade Lim (Team Associated), Jody Long (Xray) and Kelvin Yong (PR Racing) who won a heat each but it was Jade Lim who secured the TQ.
Yeah Racing have introduced new aluminium lock nut set in 2mm and 3mm specification. They are machined from high-quality aluminium and feature a nylon locking inserts to prevent the nuts from becoming loose due to vibration. The nuts come in sets of ten in black or red colour.
Breathless Racing Products have introduced a set of titanium kingpin screws for the TLR 22 series of 2WD vehicles. The durable, lightweight titanium kingpin screws will save two grams of weight and they are corrosion resistant, eliminating the need to clean rusty screws. The screws will fit 22 3.0/4.0, 22T 3.0/4.0, or 22 SCT 3.0 and they come in sets of four.
The 2nd Annual Cactus Classic hosted by Hobby Action was a spectacular show, selling out 300 entries in just 38 minutes after opening registration. This year’s track build was built by track master Levi Jackson, who constructed a simple, yet racey layout that made for some great main event action. The layout was on the more traditional side that featured elevation in almost every corner and also a very difficult triple in the middle of the track that was the “X factor”. Line it up right and you were rewarded with traction and faster lap times than your competitors. Get it wrong and you would spin out or wreck out. The high-speed layout was a true test of intensity and precision that required an ironic mixture of patience and shear speed. While the Modified Buggy and Mod Truck classes were won Spencer Rivkin, Ty Tessmann and Dustin Evans, it was Jake Thayer with impressive wins in the Stock Buggy classes. TLR’s Dakotah Phend showed great speed in the Mod SCT class TQ’ing three of four rounds and took the win in the 5-minute A-main. With a few small mistakes at the beginning of the race, Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri, fell back and wasn’t able to close the gap, but finished 2nd overall. After five minutes, Team Associated’s Kyle Layton put in a great run and was only 4.5 seconds back from Cavalieri to take the last spot on the podium.
This past weekend, more than 300 drivers arrived at the beautiful Hobby Action facility in Chandler, Arizona to compete in the 2018 Desert Classic. When the dust settled, and the results were tallied, it was Yokomo’s Jake Thayer with the win in 13.5T 4WD Buggy from TQ holder Wayne Wyrick (TLR) and Antonio Counsil in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Coming from Pro-Line are three new 1/10th short course tyres in the form of the Slide Job SC, Prism SC and T/A KO2 tyres. Starting with the Slide Job SC, the tread was specially developed for dirt oval racing and was inspired by the tyres found in full-size motorsport so drivers can have realistic style and performance on their SC Mod. The Slide Job SC features rounded side tread for consistent slide action that will not catch ruts and flip the truck when it is thrown up into the corner. The multi-block tread pattern creates great forward grip combined with long lasting and consistent performance. The 2.2”/3.0” tyre is available in the grippy M2 compound.
The LaTrax 1/18th scale Prerunner mini-size 4WD truck is now also available in the new Color Burst edition. The ready-to-run vehicle packs race-bred features into a convenient, take-anywhere, 1/18 scale size. Like full-size prerunners, the LaTrax Prerunner is built to be fast and nimble while being extremely durable and able to withstand the rigours of all-terrain racing action. Equipped with a powerful motor, independent suspension, and 4-wheel drive, the Prerunner with everything needed right out of the box. The all-weather electronics defeat the elements—driving through mud, snow, and water. Oil-filled shocks soak up the bumps and jumps, and provide smooth suspension movement over any terrain. The 2.4GHz radio system provides dependable, long-range control. The Prerunner is perfect for any age driver or skill level and comes fully assembled, painted, and Ready-To-Race with the included high capacity 7.2V NiMH battery pack with iD and convenient AC wall charger.