MIP have introduced the Pucks gear differential outdrives for the Team Associated B6 and B5 series vehicles. The outdrives are compatible with the current Team Associated 2WD gear differentials part #91703 and #91461, and make it possible to use MIP’s current AE Pucks or Roller Pucks system.
ST Racing Concepts have introduced new optional parts for Arrma’s line of Granite, Raider, Vorteks and Fury bash vehicles. First up are aluminium TVP chassis side plates that greatly improve durability and rigidity of the chassis assembly. They also add visual impact and they are available in stealth black, blue, red, and silver. Due to their specification the chassis plates do not work with the Fury or the longer wheelbase Raider XL.
The annual Surf City Classic race was held at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California this past weekend. The premier 2WD Modified Buggy class saw Dakotah Phend (TLR) taking the top qualifying honours from Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri. The 4WD Modified Buggy qualifying was lead by Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri from Jared Tebo who put his Kyosho buggy on the 2 spot on the grid. The Modified Truck class had TLR’s Dustin Evans coming out fastest after the qualifiers while 2WD Modified Short Course again had Ryan Cavaleri putting his AE truck on the pole position for the single 10-minute A-main.
Coming soon from Muchmore is the Fleta Pro V2 brushless speed controller. The upgraded ESC features the all-new Flow-Max2 aluminium heatsink case that now only improves heat dissipation but it also allows to route the receiver and switch wires on the left or right hand side of the case, depending on the preferred layout. Additionally the on/off switch is now of a plug-able design, allowing to use it or to leave it away – the latter leaves the controller permanently switched on. The option of dropping the switch makes for an overall cleaner wiring while also eliminating a possible error source. Also new with the V2 is the ability to use a fan extension wire to power an additional motor fan without soldering it to the battery terminals and on top of this the speedo now supports HV servos by offering a powerful 6V/7.4V 8A BEC system.
Racers from all over the US gathered at the Chicopee Wood Agricultural Center in Gainesville, Georgia, for one of the fastest growing events, The Wicked Weekend. With an unexpected entry count of 643 total entries this race would definitely live up to its name and be a wicked long race. Because of the large entry count the race organizers decided to change up the race format from three 5 minute qualifiers to two 7 minute qualifiers to save on time. With many racers unsure about the sudden change it would prove to be a very wise decision in the end. In Pro Nitro Buggy, the most competitive class at the event, Cole Ogden came out on top with one of the closes races of the event. Blake Pickett finished second and Blake Boggs would continue to show his presence rounding out the top three.
Coming from Tekno RC are a revised SCT410 bumper as well as revised shock parts. Starting with the bumper, the front skid plate has returned to the SCT410 bumper by popular demand. This change brings increased durability and chassis protection to the front of the truck. For those that would prefer the added ground clearance, the skid can be easily removed. The part is fully compatible with all generations of the SCT410 and requires one M3x8mm cap head screw and two M4x15mm flat head screws.
The 2016 ROAR Electric Off-road Nationals were held this past weekend at The HobbyPlex in Omaha, Nebraska. In the premier 2WD Modified Buggy class the race for the overall TQ was on between Ryan Maifield (TLR), Dakotah Phend (TLR) and Ty Tessmann (HB Racing) who scored individual round TQs in the opening three qualifiers until Dakotah came out fastest in Q4 to take the overall TQ. Ty Tessmann would place his buggy on the 2 spot for the A-main while Ryan Maifield had to settle for third.
Reedy have announced the second annual Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Championships hosted by Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California from November 18th to 20th. With an old school feel and watered track, the event made its debut last year to the praise of many. Classes run are the proven mix of Modified and Stock Buggy, Stadium Truck and Short Course Truck and more information as well as the entry form are available here.