Last weekend saw the Swedish Nationals for 1/10th 2WD and 4WD buggy held in Trelleborg, Sweden. In the 2WD class it was PerErik Nordman that took TQ by setting the fastest times in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th qualifying rounds along with setting the fastest lap time with his Kyosho Ultima RB-5 SP. Nordman continued his domination in the first final and won it in front of fast 1/8 Kyosho driver David Ronnefalk. PerErik also took the second final and was therefore crowned the Swedish champion in 2WD.
The opening round of the German 1/8th buggy Nationals were held last weekend in Senden. The event attracted 132 drivers and saw 4 rounds of controlled practice on Friday and 2 more rounds of practice on Saturday morning. In these 2 practice rounds, the 3 fastest laptimes in a row count towards reseeding the groups for qualifying and after that there were 5 rounds of qualifying with the best 3 counting. TQ went to Daniel Reckward, with Jörn Neumann in 2nd place and Tim Bremicker in 3rd. At the start of the 40 minute main final it was Daniel and Jörn that were battling it out for the victory. Jörn made a little mistake that cost him around 3-4 seconds and so Daniel had a 5 seconds lead. With Jörn pushing very hard he closed the gap and at the 30 minutes mark was able to pass Daniel and he never looked back. Joern took the win from Daniel Reckward in 2nd and Tim Bremicker in 3rd. The 2nd round is in 2 weeks in Osterhofen.
This past weekend the 5th round of the East Coast Nitro Series was run at the Outlaw RC Raceway in Aiken, S.C. This track is home to the classic ‘Watermelon’ and always provides true off road excitement with loam and sand, hard packed areas, and an ever changing racing surface of ruts and grooves. Young John McGinty took the Sportsman Buggy class and Randy Cooper, The Easley Ninja” took the Truggy class. The Pro Buggy class was won by Barry Pettit, who also TQ’ed the class. His Mugen MBX-6 was on JConcepts blue compound Crossbows with the new Profiled blue inserts throughout the entire day.
Answer-RC have released these CNC machined shock spring holders suitable for all members of the Losi 8ight family including 1.0, 2.0, B and T. These new items utilise a longer spring holder to give a more reliable and safer position on the shock and are specially drilled to maintain a minimum weight with each piece weighing only 3g. Sold in a packet of 4.
JConcepts have introduced the Tense Wheel for the Traxxas 1/16th E-Revo, to turn into a race bred machine. These wheels give the E-Revo a wider overall stance which improves performance by gained control and it is now possible to mount all the popular JConcepts 2.2” tires which provide the ultimate in traction and performance. Tense wheels are competition inspired from the ground up to withstand heavy abuse and perform under even the most demanding situations and the design begins with a scale appeal and functionality that separates itself from the rest. Heavy duty black nylon material and 12mm beefy hex design combine to form the ultimate in scale and performance. Including a heavy duty inside and outside aluminium anodized bead lock with 8 x 3x10mm button head screws on each bead lock for increased security. Topping off the appearance of the wheel is an aluminium anodized centre cap etched with JC logo for authenticity and brand loyalty that are secured to the wheel by 6 x 2.5x6mm button head screws.
Team Associated have introduced the Factory Team SC10 carbon fibre battery strap. This lightweight strap replaces the plastic battery strap to increase battery placement options, with the battery now able to be mounted as far back as the rear shock tower while maintaining the SC10’s innovative quick-release battery feature. As an added bonus, the first 1000 will be produced in eye-catching blue carbon fibre.
Sweep Racing have introduced their new 1/8th scale buggy tire, called the Record Break. A very unique and versatile tire, it works in a large variety of conditions, from loose to high traction. Due to the split hammer pin design, the tire claims to provide great forward traction as well as quicker cornering speeds. Available pre mounted or loose, in sets of 4, they come in the red soft compound and blue extra soft compound.