May 29, 2023

Rivkin does double at Worlds Warm-up

The official Warm-up Race for this year’s IFMAR 1:10 Offroad World Championship took place over the weekend with reigning 2WD World Champion Spencer Rivkin doing the double.  With the event at Hobby Action also doubling up as the 1up Buggy Challenge, the Warm-up Race had a limited international entry with just Xray having a major team presence as many team drivers had already attended the track’s high profile annual Desert Classic event back in March.  In qualifying it was Team Associated’s Aydin Horne who took the 2WD TQ ahead of Rivkin with that order reversed in 4WD, while Schumacher’s Broc Champlin completing the Top 3 in both.  In 2WD Rivkin opened with a win but Champlin got the win in A2.  Rivkin would get the A3 win as Top Qualifier Horne dropped to P7 for a final podium line-up of Rivkin with the win from Champlin with Horne third.  In 4WD, Rivkin sealed the deal with wins in A1 & 2 while victory in A3 gave Horne second from Champlin with Dustin Evans P4.

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May 29, 2023

T-Works N1 Chassis Skid Protectors

T-Works has introduced these skid plates intended for use on the Agama N1 1:8 Buggy.  Made from stainless steel, they are offered in both a front and rear plate with each supplied as 2 pieces.  The stainless steel plate is designed to provide protection for the buggy’s aluminium chassis against scratches which are part of the wear & tear that comes with racing offroad.

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May 26, 2023

Matrix sign young Aussie talent Jak Parsey

Matrix Racing Tires has announced the signing of young up & coming Australian 1:8 Offroad talent Jak Parsey to its Junior team.  From Brisbane, the 13-year-old put in an impressive performance when he travelled to last month’s Philippine Masters in Manila for the first time.  Putting in a number of Top 6 qualifying runs among the international field who made the trip to Asia’s premiere Offroad race, the Mayako driver is going to be one to watch over the coming years.

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May 26, 2023

T-Works ET410 Alu Spacer Set

Coming from T-Works is this new aluminium spacer set intended for Tekno’s ET410 1:10 4WD Competition Electric Truggy.  Machined from 7075-T6 Aluminium and finished in a black coating, the four piece set includes 6 x 10 x 2.8mm spacers which are intended to be used with 17mm wheel adapters.

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May 26, 2023

JConcepts 1.9″ and 1.7″ Bar Codes, Step Spike & Taper Spike

JConcepts has added three specialty tyres for 1:10 Offroad with the release of the 1.7″ & 1.9″  Bar Codes, Step Spike & Taper Spike competition tyres.  The Code of Silence has been broken at JConcepts, and the Bar Codes are out. Like the name suggests, the alternating bar design combined with the addition of the Y side bars provide uncompromised support for blue and black groove conditions.  Bar Codes are a specialty tyre that when matched to the appropriate track can provide amazing results.  Each year, JConcepts performs several passion projects which allows vintage enthusiasts to take advantage of the latest technology.  The 1.7” bead mounting diameter of original off-road wheels centre this design.  The smaller wheel allows the use of a smaller tire appearing scale appropriate for earlier generation vehicles such as the RC10.  An entire group of vintage racers rely on a small selection of tires, but now can step up their grip game with versatile tyres from JConcepts.  With available compounds such as green for outdoor and slick track conditions, to the gold compound for indoor or clay track conditions, the Bar Codes are passionately involved. The bar design of the tire produces friendly forward traction while the Y bars on the outside help tame corners on blue groove and dry condition track surfaces.

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May 25, 2023

Xray XB4 Alu Wide Suspension Holders

Xray has released new Aluminium Lower Suspension Holders for the Front and Rear of the rear suspension of its XB4 1:10 4WD Buggy.  Redesigned along with the HS bulkheads they provide an expanded range of set-up adjustments. The wider suspension holders increase the stability of the car.  Suitable for all track conditions. Must be used together as a set of WIDE Rear-Front (RF) and WIDE Rear-Rear (RR).  The rear suspension holders allow installation in upright or inverted orientations, resulting in additional roll centre locations for the inner hinge pins.  The downward orientation of the suspension holder is used primarily for Dirt tracks. The upward orientation is used primarily for Carpet tracks.  Machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium and black coated, the suspension holders allow use of both the long or standard suspension arm configurations.

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May 24, 2023

JConcepts ET48 2.0 F2 Truggy Body

JConcepts has released their F2 body shell for the Tekno ET48 2.0.  The F2 body was constructed to perform at the highest level using the latest trend of reducing surface area above the shock tower line, reducing the overall weight while maintaining a tight silhouette.  No stranger to Truggy bodies, the JConcepts team has developed a successful line of bodies with the Punisher and Finnisher designs, and each has excelled and peaked during championship events.  For the 2023 Dirt Nitro Challenge event, the team focused on a behind tower concept body to fit the Tekno ET48 2.0.  What stands out on the JConcepts body is the raised nose that planes off the front shock tower. This design and styling were chosen over the buggy style mount to provide a better look, a cleaner and more durable fit, and better flowing aerodynamics. The F2 name arrived after the team decided on using an existing style from the 1/10th stadium truck body already in the JConcepts line-up.  The narrow shape, double upper railed cab with inner louvers are undeniable traits carried over to the new Truggy performance body.

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May 22, 2023

Xray XB4’23 Carbon Fibre Chassis Side Guards

Xray has released new carbon fibre chassis side guards for their XB4’23 1:10 4WD Buggy.   The moulded carbon fibre side guards are extremely light with more than a 50% weight reduction compared to standard composite side guards while providing more rigidity.  These side guards are stiffer in the longitudinal direction to improve stability but still allow for some chassis twist that can help generate traction.  Moulded from high-quality carbon fibre, the side guards perfectly fit the chassis plate to seal against dirt and protect from side impacts.  To improve protection against dust, Velcro double-sided tape is included to ensure a perfect seal of the body to the side guards, and to reduce the noise level during operation.  The set includes left and right side guards.

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