The opening round of the TTPRC Championship was held in Lima, Peru after racing came to a halt for about five month due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. In the Nitro Buggy class it was Sergio Suarez, who started from 3rd on the grid, who took over the lead already after the first corner and from there he never looked back to take the win from Walter Donaire in 2nd. Sergio’s teammate, Fernando de los Ríos came in 3rd overall.
Round 5 of the Slovakian Electric Off-road Nationals was held in Dubnica nad Váhom last weekend. Due to the sunny weather the track dried out for the finals leaving it with a dusty, low-traction surface. In the 2WD Buggy class it was Adam Urban with the win from TQ holder, Roman Pavlus in 2nd and Michal Nagy in 3rd.
Coming from T-Works are several new lightweight 1/8th off-road clutch bells in standard and long specification. Both clutch bell types are available in 13T and 14T specification with the vented design ensuring good cooling capabilities for long mains or when running in high ambient temperatures. The clutch bells come with laser-engraved markings for easy identification and they are usable with most of today‘s nitro off-road vehicles.
Coming from Dash RC is their first ever 1/8th scale brushless speed controller, the AI Max. Built using high-quality components, the AI Max was developed with power-hungry users in mind with the speedo featuring a wide range of parameters that can be adapted to perfectly fit the driver’s needs while offering smooth and linear throttle and brake response. The 220A-rated controller weighs in at only 140g, it features dynamic timing technology and smart programming algorithms that allow for maximum power output while maintaining efficiency and exceptional drivability. The sensored speed controller is available from now on.
Coming from Xray and made for their XB2 and XB4 2020 and higher kits are new longer graphite composite lower arms. The XB4 front lower long suspension arm is made from graphite material suitable for most track conditions. The arm features a redesigned geometry for improved handling, increased traction and improved handling on bumpy tracks while allowing for a greater range of adjustments. The front arm also features a mounting position for the optional front anti-roll bar and it is usable on both the left and right hand side of the car. The front arms are usable for the XB4’20 and higher.
Yeah Racing have announced the release of their 100mm Desert Lizard piggyback shock absorbers for trail trucks and crawlers. The internal spring scale shocks come pre-assembled for easy upgrading of any current rig. They feature a double O-ring sealing cartridge which increases the lifespan of the O-rings inside the shock and in this version of piggyback shock, the compression and rebound is further controlled by the piggyback. Hardware required to install the shocks is included and they are available in red or black colour.
Round 2 of the Spanish Nitro Buggy Championship B was hosted by the Circuito de El Estrecho track in Cadiz last weekend, attracting over 30 entries. David Todd Nieto (Mugen) took the overall TQ from Mario Diaz Montero (SWorkz) and young David would also take home the win in the 45-minute A-main event despite falling back to 4th about mid-race. In the end he took the win with a lap margin on Joaquin Moreno (Mugen) with Mario Diaz Montero coming in 3rd overall, some 4.4 seconds behind.
RudeBits have announced the release of their new vented and grooved brake discs for the Agama range of nitro off-road vehicles. Made from hardened steel for long wear and featuring a drilled and grooved design for improved cooling and thus less brake fading even in long mains, the rotors are also about 20 percent lighter than the standard parts for reduced drivetrain masses and hence better acceleration. While adding to the overall performance the stoppers are also looking the part and they are available from now on.