Round 1 of the TRCA Offroad Series was held at the newly established Titan RC Arena in Warszawa, Poland last weekend. The event saw the running of Modified and Stock Buggy classes as well as Truck Pro and Mini categories and in 2WD Mod Buggy it was Bartek Kramza (Xray) with the overall TQ from Jeremiasz Kramza (Schumacher) in 2nd. A1 and A2 then again went in Bartek’s favour as he brought home the win in both legs to take the overall from Jeremiasz in 2nd. Marcin Czech (Schumacher) came in 3rd to round out the podium.
Wallace Motorsports welcomes 4-time ROAR US National Champion and FSEARA director, Dave Vera, to the Wallace Motorsports family. Dave brings years of RC experience to the team along with his ambition to continue to grow the hobby. Wallace Motorsports is excited to have Dave on board and representing the Wallace Motorsports brand while piloting the Infinity cars from now on. Dave had the following to say:
I would like to thank Ben Wallace of Wallace Motorsports and his team for this opportunity. I am looking forward to driving and promoting the new Infinity cars along with Wallace Motorsports brand.
Coming from Samix and made for the Axial SCX10 III trail truck is an aluminium servo arm. Machined from high-quality aluminium the servo arm is of a clamping design for added security in high stress situations. The servo horn is available in gun metal, black, or silver colour and it includes all needed hardware.
Wallie Builds have announced the soon release of their new carbon fibre tool for the use with 4-shoe nitro engine clutches. The tool makes is super easy to tighten down the clutch nut and helps with easier building and maintenance. The flywheel tool features a backing on one side of the tool to prevent slipping when tightening the clutch nut. It is machined from high-quality carbon fibre for high durability and a low weight.
Coming from JConcepts is their new 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo street stock body shell. The American produced, sinister, wedged shaped vehicle is now released to the RC enthusiast to fit the latest Street Stock converted vehicles on the market. The crew in the JConcepts R&D department tackled one of its finest projects to date and together with Chevrolet licensing has produced the iconic Monte Carlo. The body shell construction is a shape fit for the RC scene. The vehicles which are wide-bodied, flat paneled and have a low-roof line always track well down the racetrack. A low front chin, bumper construction and pocketed headlights immediately look like punishment is headed your way. The long, swooping, and flat quarter-panels are a staple of this generation vehicle and it certainly cuts like a knife on the oval scene. The cab itself is one of the identifiable features of the Monte Carlo and its balanced positioning and sharp lines makes competitors retreat in fear. A small rear spoiler is built into the back of the model and can be trimmed and added in conditions that require more rear traction. Included in each body set, a 1987 Buick Grand National decal sheet and the paint mask for all windows. As always, each body set is backed with JConcepts customer support and racing heritage. The Monte Carlo measures a 10.75” wheelbase and the inside dimensions of the body are 10.00” front and rear. The body is built for a 2WD buggy conversion of any manufacturer and the body can be added to resemble the original 1:1 counterpart.
RC Madness of Enfield, Connecticut hosted the US Turf Wars last weekend, attracting over 100 entries for the 1/10th off-road modified and stock classes. In 2WD Modified Buggy it was Keith Smart with the overall TQ, however the single 5-minute A-main event saw Brent Sianez taking the winning honours, leaving behind 4th place qualifier, Tyler Marcy in 2nd. Keith Smart had to settle for 3rd overall.
Hipex have introduced their new EFRA2695 exhaust pipe for .12 nitro on-road engines. The 2-chamber exhaust was developed for the use with Novarossi engines and it is recommended for all track styles. Hipex recommends to use their 12 305 manifold for optimised performance.
PSM from Germany have released a FWD conversion kit for the Tamiya TA07 touring car. The kit will transform the TA07 4WD vehicle into a high performance, full carbon fibre front-wheel drive chassis. It was developed to provide precise and agile handling characteristics and features PSM’s new and unique O-ring style battery mount that allows for quick and easy battery access along with options for battery position adjustments. Also new with this conversion kit is a unique carbon fibre motor mount, featuring a brass PSM emblem. Considering that FWD classes usually race motors with 17.5T and upwards, head dispersion is not an issue and the carbon fibre motor mount brings in low weight and high stiffness. The conversion kit was designed for low profile servos and shorty-style batteries only and it includes 2.25mm carbon fibre chassis and upper deck parts, aluminium steering posts, carbon fibre starting braces, carbon fibre battery braces, a carbon fibre motor mount, a Bando S3M drive belt, as well as mounting hardware.