July 24, 2008

Mugen MBX6 CAD images V2

Mugen MBX6 CAD images V2

Following on from the images that were released by Mugen at the beginning of this month, the Japanese company has released more CAD images as full information on the car. Because pictures explain more than words, we give you all the latest images along with the full technical specs.

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July 23, 2008

Taylor James wins the IFMAR Pre-Worlds

Taylor James wins the IFMAR Pre-Worlds

Jammin are reporting on last weekends win for their team driver Taylor James at the IFMAR Pre-Worlds Race in Charlotte, North Carolina. Taylor proved that the Jammin X1X Buggy is now one of the the top contenders for the World Championships, to be held later this year, by posting top qualifier and then going on to take the win in the one hour long A-Main. “With a new chassis layout, the X1X Buggy is faster through the corners and accelerates off the corner quicker. Overall stability is much better.” says Jay Halsey. He also revealed that Jammin Products is planning a Conversion Kit for the X1X and also a complete kit, both coming within the next three months.

Source: Jammin [jamminproducts.com]


July 23, 2008

Bickerstaff completes perfect weekend

Irish Buggy National Round 2

Having being forced to cancel the event at the first attempt due to poor weather conditions, the re-scheduled second round of the Irish 1:8 Off Road National Championships took place in Galway over the weekend where Team Associated driver Alan Bickerstaff completed the perfect weekend. Taking the race victory Bickerstaff made it two National wins in 24 hours having won the EP Touring Car National opener at day earlier in Northern Ireland.

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July 22, 2008

Hudy Ride Height & Droop Gauge

Hudy Chassis Ride Height & Droop Gauge

New from Hudy is this chassis ride height gauge for 1/8th scale off-road cars and truggies, which is suitable for the adjustment of the front and rear droop when used together with the Hudy chassis droop gauge support blocks for off-road cars. With a droop range of 0-13mm, this CNC-machined, made of high-quality lightweight duraluminium and has a black elox-coating for smooth, long-lasting finish and stylish look.

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July 21, 2008

JConcepts Illuzion D4 Scoopless body

JConcepts Illuzion D4 Scoopless body

New from JConcepts is this Illuzion D4 Scoopless body which has gone radical and now sports a new low profile appearance. This new shell has been dressed with a newly designed cab which incorporates a noticeably missing cab scoop, while the styling presents a smooth yet detailed design, incorporating many of the features from the original BJ4 Worlds Edition and B44 Hi-Flow body. Race inspired aggressive styling, Illuzionized cab and durable design are just some of the features that make up the new Illuzion D44 Scoopless body. Made from heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate with protective film, the body is supplied with two 6.5” high downforce V-wings as well as window masks and detailed Illuzion decal sheet.

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July 20, 2008

Elements Trekker Rally Cross tyre

Elements Trekker Rally Cross tyre

New from Elements for 2008 is the Elements Trekker Rally Cross tyre, developed by top UK and EU racers with the goal of creating massive forwards traction, awesome side bite and more acceleration. To complete these objectives the tread design has been optimized with the triangular central section being able to cut into the surface for unparalleled forwards traction, while the outer edge of the tyre has also been worked on to give excellent cornering characteristics by stiffening up the side wall under load with the bars. The final stage was to reduce the overall diameter of the tyre to reduce weight and gain more acceleration. The compound was then optimized for all conditions which resulted in the all round S-Medium compound. This tyre proved to work on every surface from astro to clay to grass in every condition possible. Not happy with just an awesome all round tyre the developing racers wanted something a little softer for that little edge when they need it, we found the R-Soft compound! This compound gives excellent traction in all conditions. The Elements Trekker tyres come packaged in pairs with the proven Edit Black Soft Inserts.

Source: Mirage [mirageracing.com]


July 18, 2008

Xray XT8 +5mm Offset Wheel axle

Xray XT8 +5mm Offset Wheel axle

New from Xray, for the XT8 truggy, are these hard coated lightweight aluminium wheel axles with +5mm offset. Sold in a pair, and suitable for both the front and rear of the car, using these wheel axles will increase the overall track width by 10mm making the car more stable and easier to drive. Suggested for use with 0-offset wheels only.

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July 18, 2008

Summach wins Ontario Provincial Champs

Summach wins 08 Ontario Provincial Champs

The 2008 Ontario Provincial Championships took place last weekend at Sid’s Raceway in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, with drivers from all over Ontario in attendance, as well some from Quebec and New York. The track’s fast layout and changing conditions throughout the day were going to make the racing action packed and in the 2wd Modified class, Kyosho/Team Orion driver John Summach swept the three rocket rounds of qualifying and was the only driver able to sneak in for the extra lap. The 7-minute Triple A Main format made for some really exciting racing and close finishes and it was Summach that came out on top after winning 2 of the mains, the last in dramatic fashion, to take the overall title.

Source: Team Orion [teamorion.com]