August 9, 2022

Bok announces new ‘MIBO’ brand

Having raced around the world as the Czech Republic’s top electric touring car racer, Michal Bok is launching his own product brand called Mibo.  Responsible for bringing races like the ETS to his home country as well as organising his very own internationally successful Mibo Cup race series, Bok turned from racer to RC businessman in more recent years. After establishing Mibosport which would become Yokomo’s European distributor, Michal is now about to realise a long time ambition of having his own range of professional RC products. In collaboration with RC flight specialists Kavan, the new ‘Mibo’ brand aims to provide racers with a range products for their cars and pit table which goes hand in hand with values he believe in – sustainable quality, professional services and reasonable prices. Mibo will announce the first of their products in the coming days.

Read official Mibo brand announcement here

August 9, 2022

Inaugural ‘1up OC Throwdown’ – Report

This past weekend was an inaugural event for 1up Racing at Cal Raceway in Orange County CA called the OC “Throwdown”. It gathered racers from up and down California and San Diego reaching a mere 120 entries.  This was an open tire event for TC which enabled racers to choose best tire choice.  The racing format was open and controlled practice on Friday, Saturday with early morning seeding followed by three qualifiers.  The TQ was determined by a qual points system.  Sunday was triple mains.

In the modified division, on Saturday, it was Team Mugen driver young phenom Jacob Cruz who set the Top Seed for qualifying with an impressive 3 Lap time result. Leading up to Q1, it was Team Awesomatix driver Lex Tyler who took 0 points using Team Powers 36V2 tires with Cruz in 2nd using Team Solaris 36J tires and Team Associated driver Kyle Klingforth in 3rd using Team Solaris 36V2 tires.

Continue reading race report here

August 8, 2022

Nicolson leads Yokomo 1-2 at QLD State Championships

Simon Nicolson lead a Yokomo 1-2 at the 2022 Speedy RC Queensland State Championships over the weekend taking the title from fellow international electric touring car racer Antoni Caretti.  Held at England Park Raceway in Brisbane, overnight rain on the Friday meant drivers faced completely different track conditions for the start of qualifying. Despite adapting his car set-up to the track during qualifying, Nicolson was able to take the first of the five qualifiers from Caretti and ARC driver Jeffery Mackie.  He would also TQ Rounds 3 & 4 to secure the overall TQ.  Fastest in Q2 and 5, Mackie would secure second on the grid from Caretti.  The finals would be a Nicolson clean sweep securing him the title.  With Caretti second in A1 from Mackie, and that order reversed in A2, the third final would decide which side of the podium they would join Nicolson.  Caretti again got by Mackie, finishing 1.5-seconds behind the winner in A3 to take second overall.

Source – Simon Nicolson []

August 6, 2022

BattCave Awesomatix A800 MMX Chassis

A UK based company specialising in R/C upgrades, BattCave has released their latest competition chassis for the Awesomatix A800MMX. With all their parts designed and developed in house, the chassis has been finalised following extensive development and testing at several circuits in the UK with the chassis proving to be extremely effective at this year’s British Nationals. Made from selected premium 2.5mm carbon fiber, they have completely redesigned the chassis by remapping the flex characteristics to enhance the car’s performance in every way possible, pushing what is already an excellent car to another level. With tuneable flex characteristics, their drivers have reported improved low to mid steering response, and high speed cornering stability. Racers can now precisely negotiate difficult chicanes as well as pushing the car hard over the fastest sections.

Source: BattCave []

August 4, 2022

Xray X4 Roll Centre Spacers

Xray have released new front & rear roll centre spacers for the X4 for placement below the lower suspension arms. Allowing quick, precise & hassle-free ride height adjustment they improve steering when used in front and improve rotation when used in rear. Xray claim the also improve graphite durability in crashes when used in the front.

Source: Xray []

August 4, 2022

OfficinaRC Tungsten Smart Shims

OfficinaRC have added these new tungsten Smart Shims to their existing aluminium and brass Smart Shim offerings. Obsessed with quality and attention to detail, OfficinaRC say they have added the Tungsten version as a follow up to the successful introduction of the aluminium smart shim. OfficinaRC have applied a laser cut on the side of the shim in order that you can immediately recognise its size so you will no longer have any doubts and no longer need a caliper. The material used, tungsten, plays a fundamental role, increasing the weight by 8 time over the Alu Smart Shim so at the lowest point it can consequently lower the centre of gravity and make the car even more stable. Measurements are defined by solid lines with each line indicating millimetres. Offered as a pack of 8 shims they are available in 2 sizes: 3x6x1mm and 3x6x2mm.  The Tungsten Smart shim are designed by OfficinaRC in Monaco and made in Italy.

Source: OfficinaRC []

August 4, 2022

New Picco Oval venturi

Italian engine manufacturer Picco have released a new oval shaped venturi for use with .21 sized engines.  First seen as part of their recent P3TT Limited edition buggy engine release, the venturi is now available for use in all engines.  The ‘Oval’ venturi offers a progressive opening: the surface of a horizontal ellipse evolving more gently than the round opening of a regular restrictor. The result is that on a low traction track the engine has smoother acceleration for improved drivability and fuel consumption.

Source: MW RC Cars []