Solaris have a new line of pre-mounted foam tyres for 1/12th scale racing available. The base is a redesigned rim made from selected materials to ensure an optimum base for the foam to rest on. Available are five front tyres from 30 up to 40 shore hardness while the five different rear tyres come in 25 up to 37 shore all of which are suitable for both carpet and asphalt racing.
New from Solaris come two rubber tyre additives in the form of Magic Formula A and B. Starting with Magic Formula A, the tyre sauce contains ingredients that are activated by heat making it ideal for medium to high track temperatures and medium to high grip conditions. Using the additive improves traction over a long period of time and it also acts as a tyre conditioner as it prolongs the life time of the rubber and prevents surface graining. Designed for lower track temperatures and indoor asphalt and carpet racing is Magic Formula B. Sharing some of the characteristics of the “A” additive, “B” is better suited for lower temperatures. It also is easier to work with and gives more initial grip. Both chemicals are very economical to use as it needs only 2 to 4 drops per tyre to prepare the rubber.
Last weekend the first round of the Portuguese Touring Series took place at the C.R.A.P. track in Lisbon. In qualifying TOP Racing driver José Figueiredo TQ’d all four heats of the Stock class with fellow driver Carlos Costa taking the 2nd spot on the grid. In the finals José made a clean sweep by winning all three legs handing him the win in front of Carlos Costa.
T.O.P. introduce these version 2 spring holders for the Photon and Sabre line of cars. CNC-machined from aluminium and coming red anodised the parts are of a lightweight yet rigid design to give a precise base for the shock springs. The parts weight under a gram per piece and are available now.
T.O.P. introduce optional aluminium rear hubs for the Photon and Sabre line of touring cars. The updated parts feature an additional inner camber link mounting position to run a shorter link setup for more agility during cornering and increased grip out of the turn. CNC-machined from aluminium and coming red anodised the hubs fit the Photon and Photon EX as well as the Sabre FD and FD2.
T.O.P. introduce the Sabre 4WD Mini electric touring car kit. Designed for true 4WD mini enthusiasts the chassis offers all setup features of a full-size electric touring car in a compact yet strong carbon fibre chassis with aluminium alloy components. Heavy duty front and rear gear differentials come standard with the kit as is a fine-tuneable Ackermann steering system. Other features include aluminium front, rear and middle bulkheads, all-aluminium threaded shock absorbers and aluminium suspension mounts. The car is set for a release this Fall.
T.O.P. announce the release of double joint universal driveshafts for the Photon EX touring car. Intended to be used the front end of the car the design of the driveshafts reduces the angle of the U-joints resulting is minimised chattering at high steering angles and therefore a smoother and more efficient drive train. The shafts are made from high-quality steel, come hardened and include two ball bearings that are needed for completion.
T.O.P. Racing introduce body post reinforcement plates for the Sabre FD2 and Tamiya FF03 front wheel drive cars. The parts are designed to reinforce the body post area of the cars in order to make for a more solid platform for all high centre of gravity FWD bodies many 2WD touring car rules books call for. The carbon fibre plates come pre-assembled with rubber O-rings and are available as wide or narrow version depending on the wide of the body’s roof section.