The rescheduled opening round of this season’s JBRL Electric Series was held at Coyote Hobbies Raceway in Victorville, California over the weekend. In the 2WD Open Buggy class it was Sammy Moran who lead a TLR podium lockout with Brendon Larrowe and Cole Jenson coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Coming from MST and usable for their range of drift cars is a carbon fibre lower front bumper. The part is machined of high-quality 3mm carbon fibre and it is a direct replacement for the standard bumper, offering improved rigidity and looks. Included with the bumper comes mounting hardware as well as a chrome decal for decoration purposes. Beside MST’s own range of chassis the bumper is understood to fit other brand’s cars using the same mounting pattern.
AB Racing have introduced their dual cooling fans especially designed for the use with 1/8th scale vehicles. Designed, manufactured and assembled in Australia from local and imported products, the clever design utilises CNC-machined 6061 T6 aluminium mounts and a simple, but secure mounting system. The fans benefit from a brushless motor and dual ball bearing design, increasing longevity in harsh conditions and providing optimal cooling performance. The fans used are rated at 19.4 CFM – combined CFM of 38.8 for both fans – with a total of 18 watts of power for both fans combined. The fans can be powered directly with a 2S 7.4V or 3S 11.1V LiPo battery. The mount is designed to fit standard 1/8th scale motors with a 42-40mm motor diameter. The CNC machined aluminium mount helps draw heat from the motor and provide a strong mounting platform for the fans.
The Tiltyard Worlds were held in Dayton, Virginia this past weekend. In the 1/8th E-Buggy class it was Xray’s Paul Ciccarello with the win from P3 on the grid. Paul dropped back to 4th early in the main but then made his way back up to 2nd, with Jason Schreffler (HB Racing) and him would go back and forth a few times for the lead and Paul would wind up with the win. Jason Schreffler came in 2nd overall as Travis Jones (Tekno) rounded out the top 3 result.
The Lidköpings R/C Club hosted the Swedish Nitro and Electric On-road Nationals this past weekend with classes run included 1/8th IC Track, 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring as well as Electric Modified Touring. In the premier class of 1/8th IC Track it was Mikael Fransson with the overall TQ a narrow 0.1 seconds in front of Alexander Andersson. Markus Hellquist came in 3rd overall, another 0.2 seconds back. In the main final Markus kept the car on the wheels, and after 41 minutes and with one fuel stop remaining he was right behind Niclas Nilsson, fighting for the win. Markus’ mechanic pulled out a quick pit stop, letting him exit the pit lane just in front of Niclas to take the lead Markus would hold onto until the chequered flag, taking the win just 0.8 seconds in front of Niclas Nilsson. Niklas Johansson came in 3rd overall, already three laps behind.
Velocity RC have announced the soon release of their new VTx4 truggy conversion kit for the TLR 22X-4 1/10th scale 4WD buggy. The features list includes new 4mm carbon fibre shock towers, new front and rear arms and matching CVD-style driveshafts, updated swaybars, tough 2-pin front body mounts, new turnbuckles, and hardware to complete the conversion. Also included is a Leadfinger Racing body shell with a Velocity deal sheet. Items needed to complete the kit include the donor TLR 22X-4 buggy, JConcepts stadium truck wheels, tyres, and electronics.
The North West Nitro club in the UK hosted round 2 of the BRCA Truggy and E-Buggy Mini Series Nationals last weekend. In the Nitro Truggy class it was SWorkz’s Elliott Boots with the overall TQ and he also came out on top after the 30-minute A-main event following a pretty dominant performance. Wes Jolly (Tekno RC) would end the day on the 2 spot, already three laps down as Serpent’s Tony Evdoka came in a fine 3rd, another two laps behind.
Coming from O.S.Speed is their new manifold for 1/8th scale on-road engines. Developed for the 2019 IFMAR World Championships and successfully used by World Champion Shoki Takahara, the manifold offers a smooth transition between the low and high speed RPM range and it is best used with the TR01 EFRA2098 exhaust pipe for high speed tracks or the recently released TR02 EFRA2165 pipe for improved torque in the low to medium speed range. Included with the polished and laser-engraved manifold come a high-quality silicone seal and mounting springs.