T-Works have introduced new aluminium shock standoff sets for the HB Racing D819 series of buggies. Available is a 4-piece standard length kit as well as a 2-piece +5mm set, the latter mount the shocks at an angle in relation to the shock tower and lower arms, which can be beneficial in certain track conditions. All standoffs are machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium, they come hard-anodised for wear and looks and also fit the older spec 817 and 815 kits.
Coming from Exotek is an aluminium heavy-duty 1-piece rear camber mount and bulkhead for the Kyosho Ultima RB7 and RB6 series laydown midship gear box. The part is of a machined 7075 alloy construction meaning is allows for repeated secure mounting and ensures no stripped nylon threads that change camber after big hits. Its appearance in anodised black with red contrasting chamfers makes for added visual impact and the part matches the stock geometry while sporting mounting points for the RB7 sway bars. At 10g the bulkhead is also 1.5g lighter than the stock nylon bulkhead.
Coming from Answer-RC are their new carbon fibre side guards for the Team Associated B74 buggy. The hand-laid carbon and kevlar mix side guards are both stiff and light, scrubbing about 50 percent of weight compared to the standard moulded parts. Includes in the set are all items required to fit.
Vision Racing Products have announced the release of their new V3 carbon fibre rear shock tower for the HB Racing D819 and E819 buggies. The tower features new shock mounting holes that are mid spaced, the newest mounting positions being ran on the HB buggies. Another feature added to the V3 tower is the wing mounting holes. There are sets of holes that allow to use the stock HB Racing wing mount in the stock locations as well as move them up, or use the MBX8 wing mount for a finer wing height adjustment.
The fifth round of the Xray Racing Series Slovakia was held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Trencin last weekend in several electric on-road and off-road classes. Starting with the on-road categories and in Touring Modified it was Xray’s Alexander Hagberg with the overall win after some epic battles with 2nd placed Bruno Coelho (Xray) and Xray’s own Martin Hudy.
Nemo Racing have announced the release of the Beta carbon car stand. Of a simplified design, the car stand features four holes that can be used to hold shocks or differentials during maintenance and refilling while four round foam dots protect the car stand and the car’s chassis from scratches. Rubber feet make for a secure positioning atop the setup board or pit table.
The opening round of the Spanish Nitro Buggy B Championship was held at the La Nucia track last weekend, drawing over 40 entries. Young David Todd Nieto was the driver to beat all weekend as he took the overall TQ and also win in the 45-minute A-main event, leaving behind Joaquin Moreno in 2nd, some 21 seconds back. Roberto Garcia Rodero, who challenged David in the opening stages, had to settle for 3rd overall, another four seconds back.
Round 2 of the SDRC Supercross Series was held this past weekend, attracting over 70 entries. TLR driver, Eli Westrup took the overall TQ and also the win in the 2WD Mod Buggy class from the Team Associated duo of Kevin King in 2nd and Zack Miller in 3rd. Chris Raceles and Tito Gonzalez came in 4th and 5th respectively.