April 21, 2021

Drake takes Buggy & Truggy at Northwest Arena Champs

The 2021 Northwest Arena Championship was held this past weekend and it attracted over 400 entries. There were three rounds of controlled / seeding practice on Friday followed by three rounds of qualifying on Saturday where your two best finishes counted with main events were run on Sunday. Adam Drake, who arrived early to give two driver’s clinics ahead of racing, TQ’ed and won the 30 minute nitro truck final, while Cole Ogden was the top qualifier in nitro buggy. In the 30 minute buggy final, Ogden and Drake had a great battle and it was Mugen driver Adam Drake who claimed the victory followed by HB Racing’s Ogden and Tayler Wonders in third position.

Source: Mugen [mugenracing.com]

April 21, 2021

Yokomo Pandem GR Supra clear lexan body

Yokomo have released their officially licensed Pandem GR Supra clear lexan body. This recreation of the GR Supra, which is very popular on the real drifting scene, includes the Pandem aero parts which are the hot item among drift users. While the entire body is moulded as a single piece for user-friendliness, Yokomo’s original moulding technology faithfully moulds the Pandem aero with its difficult shapes such as the front grille, rear underskirt and deep side constrictions. While taking advantage of the attractive lines of the beautifully curved A90 Supra, the sharp line work gives it a realistic finish that you wouldn’t expect from a radio-controlled car body.

View more images of the GR Supra here

April 21, 2021

Xray XB8 pivot ball camber shims

For the XB8, Xray have released these pivot ball camber shims. Use these shims for more fine camber adjustment of the pivot ball suspension on the XB8 and XB8E. Sold as a pair these shims are made from aluminium and are 1.5mm thick.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

April 20, 2021

Broc Champlin double at NTCS3 Northwest Carpet Nats

Last weekend saw the JConcepts NCTS3 Northwest Carpet Nationals held at the fantastic Northwest Hobbies facility located in a large shopping mall in Albany, Oregon. The level of competition was super high with Associated and TLR factory teams in attendance. In qualifying it was Schumacher driver Broc Champlin that took a fantastic clean sweep with a double TQ in the 2wd and 4wd mod classes. Champlin would go on to win both, in 2wd ahead of TLR’s Dakotah Phend in 2nd and Ryan Reavis in 3rd and in 4wd once gain ahead of Dakotah Phend, this time with Harley Yoshii completing the podium.

View the final results here

April 20, 2021

Yokomo R160 & R100 speed controllers

Yokomo have introduced two new speed controllers, the R160 and R100, ideal for both onroad and offroad categories. The R160, boasts top-class performance and has been tested in the modified category of touring cars, etc. producing overwhelming power and durability. With a wide range of throttle feeling settings, it is possible to refine the speedo to your personal feeling. The compact design of R100 makes it a great match for the stock category. The aluminium housing contributes to a lower centre of gravity with a height of approximately 12.3mm and does not impair the kinetic performance of the machine. The weight is also light at about 22g, which makes it easy to adjust the left-right balance of the machine. You can change the program with the same menu as R160. The dedicated programmer R26P to maximise the performance of both ESCs will also be released at the same time.

View more details & images here

April 20, 2021

SWorkz S35-T2/T2e lower arm stiffeners

Announcing two new lower arm stiffeners from SWorkz for their S35-T2/T2e line of vehicles. Made from 1.5mm pro-composite carbon fibre they help increase the stiffness of the lower arm. Available for both the rear as well as a pair for the rear lower arms they are a great way for fine tune your setup for different conditions. Supplied as a pair and with the mounting hardware.

View the front stiffeners here

April 19, 2021

Carten T410 aluminium steering bell-crank set

Carten have produced this optional CNC machined aluminium steering set intended for use with their T410 and T410R vehicles. This multi-piece steering bell-crank set increases durability and eliminates any flex in the stock plastic bell-crank system, providing a more precise steering feel.

Source: Carten [carten-rc.com]