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.
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.
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.
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.
New from Core RC is this simple combined camber and ride height gauge. Available in black or blue, this gauge is a great addition to a pit box and is suitable for 1/10th and 1/12th vehicles. The camber marking adjustments available in 1 degree increments while the ride height marking adjustments are in 0.5mm increments from 2.5mm to 10mm.
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.
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.
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.