January 15, 2021

HotRace tyres sign Ty Tessmann

More Ty Tessmann news as HotRace tyres have announced the signing of 2014 IFMAR 1/8th Nitro Buggy champion to their team. The former Pro-Line driver will run the Italian brand’s products at all events around the world and will also assist with product development.

Source: Hot Race Tyres [hotracetyres.com]


January 15, 2021

Ty Tessmann powered by FX Engines

FX Engines have announced that Ty Tessmann will be running their engines. As one of the world’s top off-road drivers, Ty has captured multiple US ROAR Championships and an IFMAR World Championship, and FX is thrilled to welcome Ty to the FX team. On the deal Ty Tessmann said:

I am excited to be running the FX engines, these engines are produced with the same high quality and attention to detail that everything the Hudy family makes has. During my time testing I was very impressed with the performance and the feel of the engines, with an amazing linear power band that suits my driving perfectly, I know these engines will be a great fit for me. I know that Juraj Hudy and Martin Bayer have worked very hard to make the FX engines the best there is and I will do my best to showcase what these engines are capable of.

Source: FX Engines [fx-engines.com]


January 14, 2021

Factory Team Fox Shock upgrade

Upgrade your Team Associated buggy with a complete set of Factory Team 12mm shocks for the ultimate level of performance. Kitted with every 12mm Factory Team shock option part in one bag, this upgrade kit will make your RC10B74.1 or RC10B6.2 just like the shocks on the Team Associated Factory Team drivers’ cars. Racers can experience the benefits of lower friction, more traction, better bump handling, and more consistent performance over the life of the shocks with these Factory Team upgraded parts.

Source: Associated [associatedelectrics.com]


January 13, 2021

SWorkz S35-T2 1/8 nitro truggy

SWorkz have introduced their new S35-T2 1/8 nitro truggy. The geometry of the car aims to provide great corner speed with exceptional traction and improved control. Featuring a T7075 hard anodised and lightened aluminium chassis, this wide layout has been tested by their team driers to guarantee the best performance. The newly developed Truggy HET differentials are included and provide traction that was not possible before. The new S35-T2 also comes with a longer shock layout in the front and rear, the construction of which is adapted to that new optimised layout. The steering geometry, with new Ackerman and steering plates, gives the driver a feeling of total control and with the new toe-in plates, which now contain square inserts, you can easily adjust the geometry to fit every track layout and track condition.

View more details & images here


January 12, 2021

LC Racing 1/14 EMB buggy body

LC Racing release this optional body shell for their 1/14th scale EMB1 buggy. Made from high quality polycarbonate, the new shell offers a more conventional mid cab design, in place of the kit standard cab forward body shell design. Supplied unpainted.

Source: LC Racing [lcracing.net]


January 11, 2021

Broc Champlin joins Schumacher Racing

Schumacher Racing have announced that top US racer Broc Champlin has joined their team. Keen to expand their US driver lineup, Broc brings some serious speed to the proceedings. Having already achieved so many great results at the young age of 18, Broc is sure to step things up to another level for Schumacher Racing in the USA. His most recent race results saw him winning both the 2wd and 4wd modified classes, at the hugely competitive Florida Carpet Championships held at Beachline Raceway. Broc has finished in the top 10 at the last two Invite Reedy Race of Champion offroad events, and he’s also previously won both the open and the junior classes too. Broc had the following to say:

I’m ecstatic to join such an elite race team. The support already from Schumacher has been awesome. We were in talks last year and didn’t do anything, this year, we pulled the trigger. My carpet program is going to excel even more. As many know, Schumacher has the best carpet equipment. Dirt racing, same thing, that 4wd is going to be an animal and I’m excited to work together with everyone at Schumacher with the development of product in all areas. I’ll be dabbling in On-Road once again, these cars are also extremely good. They aren’t 1/12th Modified World Champs for no reason.

Source: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]