Maxima have announced the soon release of their new Mx TR1 .12 nitro on-road engine. The power plant comes factory modified and tuned for best possible performance and it will be available for the European market after the IFMAR 1/10th Nitro Touring World Championships that start today in Miami, Florida.
Following the GT1 3.5cc GT engine, Maxima have introduced the Mx R6 3.5cc on-road engine. The power plant is based on the O.S. Speed R2102 and underwent several modifications to further improve the performance. Tuned for the use with 16 percent nitro fuel the engine also features a DLC-coated and tungsten-weighted crankshaft, a new ceramic main bearing for decreased internal friction and an additional combustion camber insert allows for finer engine tuning when required. On top of this a low centre of gravity cooling head lowers the over CG of the car. The factory selected, modified and tuned engines become available very soon.
During this week’s Dirt Nitro Challenge it was announced that Joe Pillars will become the US team manager for Thailand based MX Racing fuels. Still in the early stages of their program, they have already signed 3 top level drivers to their team, Jared Tebo, Ryan Cavalieri and Joern Neumann, the former being the top qualifier of the truggy class at this year’s event. Working on building up a larger US team over the course of the season, Joe will still retain his role as Kyosho and Team Orion US team manager. The fuel which will be distributed in the US by HPI and is expected to be released in the next 2 months with a focus on offroad with the MX Dirt fuel becoming available in 25% and 30% nitro and only in 4.5 litre cans.