Yeah Racing have announced the release of an aluminium skid front bumper for the Tamiya WR02, WR02CB and GF01 kits. The alloy construction will offer improved protection for the front of the chassis and the front suspension, while adding visual impact at the same time. The set is available on black or silver colour and it is a direct fit.
The fourth round of this year’s Dutch IC Track Nationals was held at the MACH track in Heemstede this past weekend. In the premier 1/8th NK class it was Jesse Keller with the overall TQ some 1.2s in front of John Ermen as Joey Sorber came in 3rd, another five seconds behind. In the opening lap of the half-hour long A-main John would get past the leader only five corners after the start and from there he never looked back to take the win with his ARC car a lap in front of Serpent’s own Michael Salven. Shepherd racer Jesse Keller came in 3rd, another lap down, to round out the podium from Joey Sorber in 4th and Martin Zevenhoven in 5th.
Round 4 of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at the Pro-Line Raceway in Banning, California this past weekend. In the premier Expert Nitro Buggy class it was Mugen’s Adam Drake with the overall TQ, however in the 25-minute A-main event it was Kyosho’s Cody King with a popular win, a lap in front of Adam on the runner-up spot. Xray’s Jake Mayo came in 3rd some 7.5s behind Adam while Cole Jenson and Carlos Arredondo came in 4th and 5th respectively.
The 2019 Indonesia Challenge was held at the Forluck RC track in Pontianak, Indonesia this past weekend. The race attracted local racers as well as guests from abroad and it was Mugen’s Shin Adachi from Japan who led the 53-driver field at the end of the qualifying, winning three of the five rounds. Another Mugen driver, Kenji Tsuruta came in 2nd after the qualifier. The hour-long A-main final then again saw Shin Adachi leading the way by taking the win with a 1-lap margin from Xray’s Jason Nugroho. Mugen’s Adrian Wicaksono came in 3rd to round out the top 3 podium result from SWorkz’s Ryan Lee in 4th and Mugen’s Kenji Osaka in 5th.
T-Works have introduced an exhaust pipe set for Kyosho’s MP10 and MP9 off-road as well as GT3 and GT2 on-road kits. The set includes a machined aluminium pipe spring mount as well as gold colour mounting hardware and a heavy duty exhaust mount spring and it helps to create a stylish yet secure and reliable fixing point for standard and optional exhaust pipes.
Bezerk from Australia have announced the release of new carbon fibre option parts for the Team Associated B74 buggy. First up is an Extra camber link front shock tower that features both the kit geometry inner camber link positions but also an additional outer row to allow a shorter front camber link. Also available is a Mid camber link shock tower whose camber link positions are in between the kit inner position and the outer holes on the Extra tower. Both shock stays utilise the standard upper shock mounting positions and they are available in 4.0mm and 5.0mm thick variants.
The East Shrewsbury club recently held round 4 of the 2019 BRCA Truggy & E8 Buggy Nationals. 44 drivers made the trip to the Shrewbury track and the day started off chilly but dry which is the most important thing. After the drivers briefing the organisers cracked on with the two round of timed practice, and with only four heats a round the race director started each round on the hour to keep things simple. After practice things went on with the qualifying portion of the day, three rounds of which with the best two to count. The track was very bumping and was proving a big challenge for a lot of drivers. In the end it was Matt Lewis, who drives for Team Associated, take the TQ with his Truggy, Tekno driver Mitchell Booth took 2nd overall, Matt’s team mate with Associated Jon Howells took 3rd place overall. In E-Buggy it was Matt’s brother Mike Lewis take the TQ with his Associated car. Tekno driver Mitchell Booth took 2nd place overall and finally Simon Reeves took 3rd overall.
Coming from Muchmore is their new Hybrid Touch AC/DC balance charger and discharger. The device features several updates compared to the previous unit such as an enhanced cell voltage balancing system and an improved durability internal power supply. Also new is the improved and orange back-lit touch screen for better visibility as well as the anti-static feature circuit board design. Other features include dual IC-controlled cooling fans, 10-memory slots for storing different charger settings, as well as a 5V/2.1A USB port.