Former U.S. ROAR National Champion and Nitro On-road contender DJ Apolaro, has joined up with Italian manufacturer Hot Race Tires for the 2018/19 on-road racing season. DJ started off his new program by setting the TQ with a new track record and winning the 1/8th Open class at this past weekend’s KO Propo Nitro Grand Prix held at the new Steel City Raceway in Fontana, California. DJ had no test time with the tires leading up to the event, but was immediately pleased with the quality and performance once he finally was able to run.
Wallace Motorsports welcome top US contender and West Coast based racer Brian Thomas to the Wallace Motorsports Family. Brian has decided to run Hot Race Tyres and Ielasi Tuned engines in both 1/10th Nitro Touring and 1/8th open classes on his current Mugen chassis. Brian brings years of Nitro experience to the table and Wallace Motorsports are extremely happy to have him run and support their brands.
Hot Race Tyres have announced the signing of former 1/10th 200mm World Champion, Daniele Ielasi to their team. Concentrating on his new venture, 1/8th off-road racing, Daniele will be using Hot Race Tyres products throughout his campaign that will include appearances at all major national events in 1/8th nitro and electric classes.
Coming from Hot Race Tyres are new carbon-reinforced 1/8th buggy wheels. They made a first appearance at the recent Montpellier GP where they helped Robert Batlle to take home the silverware. By using carbon fibres to reinforce the nylon material, the rims are lighter and stronger than standard wheels and they provide an easier driving feel all while being more consistent in both low and high temperatures. The wheels will become available from early March.
Wallace Motorsports have announced Diatta Collymore from New York City, NY as an official team driver and representative for WRC, Ielasi Tuned Engines, and Hot Race Tyres in the US. Diatta as well as being a top contender on the race circuit, brings years of industry experience to the table. Diatta had the following to say about the deal:
First off I’d like to thank all my previous sponsors RC America, Desoto Racing, Steve Odonnell, Reds Racing, Picco, & Pro Level Rc for the support in the past. Now about this new venture, I’m very excited to be working directly with Ben Wallace and an entirely motivated close knit group of people behind the scenes. Wallace Motorsports is more of a family than just another rc distributer or business. Are goal is to help to grow this sport and after experiencing it my self I can say that we are a true Team all in support of each other. Expect to see me track side at even more races through out 2018 both Nitro and Electric. I’d like to thank Ben Wallace for the opportunity and the support. I’d also like to thank Melvin Aulston, Troy Perry, and TJ Bradely for being key players in the daily functions of our brand.
Hot Race Tyres have introduced their new The Black Glue tyre glue. Specially formulated the adhesive dries about 60 percent to 70 percent faster while offering a stronger bond and improved temperature resistance compared to standard glues thanks to a special, black chemical. The tyre glue becomes available by beginning of February.
Coming from Hot Race Tyres is a new blue colour closed cell inserts for all 1/8th buggy tyres. It was developed especially for racing in hot ambient temperatures and for medium to high-grip track conditions. The insert is meant to provide improved precision, more traction and better corner speed and it is available from now on.
Hot Race Tyres have announced the signing of Bryan and Oscar Baldo to their official team for the 2018 season. The Spanish 1/8th buggy frontrunners will participate at all major races such as the Neo Race, the EFRA European and IFMAR World Championship. Bryan says:
We are happy to announce that Oscar and I will be racing for Hot Race next year. After testing the tires in several circuits, we were able to confirm that their potential is awesome. Have a lot of traction and the steering is super good. I want to thank Nicola and the entire Hot Race team for the opportunity that they have given us this year.