ST Racing Concepts have announced the release of new aluminium option parts for the Arrma Limitless and Infraction speed run vehicles. First up is a CNC-machined aluminium one-piece HD front upper steering post brace and chassis brace mount that greatly improves the rigidity over the front steering and that provides a stronger mounting point for the centre chassis brace. Combined with the rear CNC machined aluminium centre brace mount, the overall rigidity of the chassis of the Limitless and Infraction vehicles increases greatly. Also new is the CNC machined aluminium centre diff mount that replaces the stock plastic piece and improves the alignment and precision of the centre transmission area. The parts are available in anodised red, gun metal, and silver.
The Finnish 12Track Tour series concluded last weekend with rounds 3 and 4 being hosted by the Ospa Ry club in Oulu. At round 3, held on Saturday, it was Vesa Yli (Destiny) with the win from Panu Vehniäinen (Destiny) in 2nd and Sami Munck (CRC) in 3rd while over in 13.5T GT-12 it was Miikka Luhta (V-Dezign) with the win from Miika Laurila (Destiny) in 2nd and Janne Valtanen in 3rd.
Xray have announced the release of their new aluminium shock plates for the GTX8 and GTX8 1/8th scale GT cars. The machined 7075-T6 aluminium extensions can be used on both the front and rear lower suspension arms. They allow to mount the shock absorbers in a more outside position which helps to increase corner speed while improving the stability of the car. The black anodised and laser-engraved plates come as pairs and including mounting hardware.
Ielasi Tuned have announced three new Evo series engines that round out the recently introduced all-new silver colour Evo line of engines. The Raptor.12Evo 2.1cc on.road, Hummer.21Evo 3.5cc off-road and Raptor.21 5Evo GT engine all are developed by former IFMAR World Champion, Daniele Ielasi and they feature small internal modifications to the crankcases, the DLC-treated crankshafts and piston sleeves in order to extract the maximum performance from the power plants. The engines use ceramic rear bearings to further up the performance and increase mileage and they are available from now on.
MST have a new TSP high traction drift car wheel available that can provide improved overall traction especially in low grip conditions. Available in sets of four and in +5mm and +7mm offset, the white split spoke wheel is moulded from a special plastic material for optimised flex characteristics and thus better tyre grip when needed.
Coming from Xtra Speed are new aluminium accessories for the Tamiya CR-01 kit. New to the range are aluminium side plates as well as an aluminium chassis skid plate. The items are made of high-quality aluminium, they come in a natural silver colour finish and while strengthening the chassis assembly they also add visual impact for a cool new look.
Via social media Kyosho’s own Yuichi Kanai has announced the soon release of new steel diff bevel gear sets for the Inferno MP10 buggy. Available in two specifications, for the front and rear as well as the centre diff, the IFW621 and IFW622 sets use the same 12T/18T internal ratio as the IFW403 TCD Gear Set for the older specification MP9 platform, meaning the differential action can be fine-tuned according to the track conditions and the driver’s liking. With the diff action meant to becoming smoother, the new diff sets are recommended especially for low grip or bumpy tracks. The sets include the internal diff gears as well as updated cross pins and full details will become available in time of the release.
There are races and then there’s the Dirt Nitro Challenge. It’s unlike any race in the entire world and year after year, it attracts the best in the world to compete on one of the gnarliest tracks ever created. These two factors alone make this race, in every bit of the word … legendary. The Dirt Crew has built a reputation of creating some of the most technical and challenging tracks and no one does it better than Joey and Aaron. Thanks to their hard work and unique track building style, drivers are blessed with some epic racing that’s not often seen at other events. The DNC only happens once a year and in many ways, this is a very good thing as it keeps this event truly unique making drivers thirst for a full year before they get to experience it again. This year’s track layout was awesome. By transforming a simple straightaway into a tough rhythm jump section made for more jumps, more air, and more fun. This layout featured a lot of turns with intense angles and jump sections that increased the degree of difficulty significantly. However, many found the challenge very rewarding as you could really see the separation of driver talent as well as equipment. Throughout the weekend, the track just kept getting worse, but in some ways made the racing even better as the track became the speed equalizer for everyone. By the mains, it was one of the most blown out tracks ever to hold a Pro Nitro Buggy race, yet featured some of the best racing in history.