Coming soon from LRP are the Outlaw Car Line high-voltage hardcase LiPo battery packs. Thanks to the new HDS-X high density stacking technology the packs have a nominal voltage of 7.6V compared to the standard 7.4V of current 2S batteries. To make maximum use of the added voltage the batteries need to be charged to 8.70V using chargers with special charge programs or adjustable charge end voltage with the high-performance 110C/55C cells allowing for charge rates as high as 3C. Both the 8000mAh standard size and 4900mAh shorty battery do not comply with the current rules of governing bodies such as IFMAR, EFRA, ROAR and others so they are banned from competition use but they can be run in outlaw classes or in your favourite bashing vehicle.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Round five of the Jimmy Babcock Racing League Electric Series was held at Pegasus Hobbies in Montclair, California over the weekend. In the premier class of 2WD Modified Buggy Shawn Blackwell Sr. took the win from Jake Mayo in 2nd and Jeremy Hase Jr. in 3rd.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Round five of the Alpencup was held at the Dielsdorf track. In the 4WD Short Course class Intech’s Tamar Schäfer took the win in front of team mate Christoph Schefer while Manni Guhl (Team Durango) rounded out the top 3 result.
Source: Intech [intechracing.com]
Monday, July 27, 2015
Pro-Line’s Ford F-150 Raptor SVT for monster trucks and the true scale 1/10th short course variant are now available in a pre-cut and pre-painted version. The monster truck body fits trucks such as the Traxxas Stampede while the SC body was designed for vehicles such as the Pro-2 SC, the Traxxas Slash and the Team Associated SC10. The bodies come with highly detailed stickers for the grilles, lights and other details.
Friday, July 24, 2015
Last weekend drivers from all over the Southeast headed down to Savannah, GA to one of the oldest tracks in the country, Phil Hurd Raceway, for the annual Summer Scorcher. With a little over 160 entries in several nitro and electric classes, it was shaping up to be a great event with a very fitting name. With the temperature reaching 97 degrees and a heat index of 103, it was hot.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The annual Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout was held in Saugus, California this past weekend. Qualifying was affected by rain and so only two out of two rounds would count, handing Jared Tebo the TQ in the premier class of 2WD Modified. Ryan Maifield took the pole position for the triple A-mains in the 4WD Modified Buggy class while Ryan Cavalieri dominated the 2WD Modified Truck classes by ending the qualifiers on top of the result sheets in 2WD Modified Truck and 2WD Modified Short Course. In the 2WD Mod Buggy A-mains Ryan Maifield (TLR) would come out successful winning A-main 1 and A-main 2 in style. TQ Jared Tebo (Kyosho) had a mixed mains and finished in 3rd overall while Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri grabbed the runner-up spot.
Monday, July 20, 2015
The 2015 ROAR 1/10 4×4 SC and 1/8 Electric Offroad Nationals were held this past weekend at Lost Creek R/C Raceway in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania. This year’s track at LCRC would put every manufacturer’s electronics to the extreme test with a very hi-speed layout and hot/humid temperatures while the event would record its largest entry count in history reaching an impressive 211!. The race schedule saw controlled practice on Thursday, two rounds of qualifying each on Friday and Sunday followed by the main events with triple A-mains on Sunday. In the 1/8 Electric Buggy qualifying Ryan Maifield would TQ two rounds to lock-up the overall TQ. The triple A-Mains for the 1/8 Electric Buggy class would be 10-Minutes each. Maifield was a man on a mission showing tremendous speed in both A-Main 1 and 2 by taking the wins in each to take the overall win and his first ROAR National Championship of the weekend. Dakotah Phend would go onto win A-Main 3 in style to secure 2nd overall.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The qualifying rounds during last weekend’s JConcepts Summer INS has been exciting and intense. Everyone was able to witness the true speed of one of the industry’s brightest stars, Spencer Rivkin, who has masterfully pulled off a perfect Saturday in qualifying winning every round and earning TQ in 4 of the Modified classes. Although, Sunday was a different story. With the last round of qualifying held in the morning, Rivkin’s perfect streak came to an end as his rivals were starting to figure things out on the high traction, full slick conditions. AE/JConcepts’ teammate Michael Schoettler, was able to derail the young Arizona Superstar by taking TQ in 2WD and 4WD in the final round. The momentum was shifting and everyone in the pits could sense the change as “The Rivkin Show” was now becoming a real battle for the title of Summer Indoor National Champion.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015