Team Zombie is the latest brand to introduce a slim LiPo battery pack for the use with the latest breed of mid-motor touring cars. The “Narrowism” Centre of Gravity pack uses highest quality 140C cells for exceptional power supply in both modified and stock classes and while measuring 139×37.8×24.7mm it weighs in at under 240g. Using slim style batteries will make for a more centralised weight distribution, something that can improve overall handling of mid-motor touring cars.
Round 5 of the Czech Masters Series was held in Prague last weekend, attracting a very competitive field of drivers. In the 2WD Buggy class it was Adam Izsay who was able to TQ all three rounds of qualifying with Max Götzl in 2nd and Antonia Kovalzski in 3rd. 4WD Buggy qualifying saw Max taking the overall TQ after coming out on top in Q1 and Q3 as Adam came in 2nd and Jiri Mara putting his car on the 3 spot on the grid. In the Truck class Max made a clean sweep in the qualifiers to take the overall TQ from Frank Hempel in 2nd and Marcel Dostál 3rd.
Schumacher have added a lightweight 1/10th stadium truck wheel to their range. The wheel is moulded from a lightweight material yet the design is super strong and thanks to 12mm hex fittings it is suitable for most of the popular 1/10th scale stadium trucks. The dimensions of the wheel allows to mount all popular 1/10th stadium truck tyres and the wheel is available in pairs and in white, neon yellow or black colour. Also available are pre-mounted sets based on white wheels and using yellow compound Stagger Rib or Mini Pin as well as silver compound Stagger Rib tyres.
MHOR RC Raceway of Aurora, Colorado played host to the 2020 Rumble In The Rockies race this past weekend, attracting nearly 240 entries. Team Associated’s Dustin Evans was the driver to beat in the 2WD Modified and 4WD Modified classes, as he took the TQs and wins in both categories. In 2WD Mod Buggy Dustin bagged the win early after coming out on top in A1 and A2 for the overall from A3 winner, Xray’s Zac Gastelum in 2nd and TLR’s Tyler Whitt in 3rd. Over in 4WD Mod Buggy it was again Dustin with wins in A1 and A2 for an early overall title. TLR’s Zeke Ballinger took A3 to cement his overall runner-up spot from Zac Gastelum in 3rd.
H2 Racing Development have introduced their new 2.5mm carbon fibre main chassis plate for the Awesomatix A800MMX touring car. Precision-machined from Japanese 2.5mm Toray Torayca T300 pure carbon fibre material the chassis is both thicker and harder than the standard kit chassis, resulting in optimised handling on medium to high-bite tracks. Also available are 2.0mm upper decks, again machined from Toray Torayca T300 pure carbon fibre material.
The 2020 Ice Breaker was held at LSR Speedway of Sacramento, California last weekend, attracting nearly 190 entries. In the premier 2WD Mod Buggy class it was Kyle Layton with the overall TQ from Ron DeVoll in 2nd. The opening A-main saw Ron walking away with the win as Antonio Counsil came in 2nd. TQ Kyle Layton had to settle for 4th place. A2 then had Kyle taking the win as Ron only finished in 3rd place and behind 3rd place qualifier, Ezra Keller. The deciding A3 then would see Ron taking the win with a lap margin on Kyle Layton in 2nd and Ezra Keller in 3rd. This would also be the overall all-Team-Associated top 3 after the triple A-mains.
The Fear Farm RC Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona played host for the first instalment of the MOD 5th Scale Championship Series of 2020. The event attracted nearly 75 entires for the 4WD and 2WD Truck and Buggy classes and in 4WD Truck Pro it was Matt Olson with the overall TQ. The 30-minute A-main event then again saw Matt up front, taking the win some two laps in front of Chris Higa in 2nd. Aaron Brown came in 3rd, some twelve seconds behind Chris.