This weekend saw the opening race of the 6 round Colorado State Pro Series. Team Losi driver Dustin Evans grabbed TQ in the final round of qualifying in Pro Buggy over team mate Matt Chambers. Dustin took advantage of the clear track ahead of him and went on to lead every lap of the 35 minute main event from Adrian Redding in 2nd, with Lars Johnson claiming 3rd. The Pro Truggy race had Losi Driver and TQ Lars Johnson swapping places with Team Associated driver Adrian Redding several times for the first 20 minutes, before Lars ended up getting the top spot and brought it home in first. Race 2 of the series travels to RAT Raceway in Denver, Colorado on May 30th.
Kyosho have announced the release of the Inferno MP9 Standard Edition, the same MP9 performance with an unbelievable price. The Inferno MP9 is based on the multiple World Championship winning Inferno platform and has had everything down to the last ball-end recreated with the focus on maximum speed and performance in a completely new chassis and body development. Overall weight balance compliments the lightweight chassis that covers setting options for all inputs to lateral running characteristics.
Winter was creeping up on us very quickly after a great summer outdoors a few of the Newbury RC club members put a suggestion forward for there to be some Indoor off-road racing on the Fridays the touring cars were not racing, this seemed like a great idea to the committee. With great enthusiasm Richard Saunders one of the clubs off roaders took him self off to MK-RACING to talk to Marc Knight the owner about how we could get some support in the way of prizes, after some pulling of strings Marc At MK Racing managed to get some tyres from Schumacher Racing and put in a few sets him self giving the club 12 sets of Schumacher mini pin tyres to give out as raffle prizes. The Schumacher indoor winter series was born.
The new JConcepts Truth is specifically designed for the hottest racing short course truck in R/C, the Associated SC10. Performing well while looking good is a priority at JConcepts and the Truth represents the latest in trends by offering a completely redesigned off-road truck body. The cab, bed and fenders are all areas of focus on this body and without disappointment the new SC10 body slides into the front of the pack. In addition, one of the highlights of the styling cues includes extra fender clearance to minimize troublesome tire rubbing issues. Made of clear durable lightweight polycarbonate with a protective film, its supplied with window masks and a detailed decal sheet.
Team Durango have been in touch to tell us about their latest race victories of the soon to be released DEX410 4WD electric buggy. As reported earlier this week they not only won the 4WD Stock class at last weekends North German regional race in Burgdorf but also finished first and second on the Potsdam race track near Berlin. Durango designer Gerd Strenge finished second in the Modified class while TD team driver Mirko Morgenstern secured himself the race win in the East German regional race. Both used Speed Passion motors, speedos and LiPo batteries to power their rides. In the South of Germany Team Durango team driver Martin Achter won on the very competitive 4WD Modified class over Ralf Missel and Bernhard Bachmann. All of them used the pre-production prototype of the DEX410 buggy who is undergoing the final testing stages as we type.
RB have released their world famous air filter foams with a new shape which increases the filter’s surface. The air flow has also been improved and because of the new white foam it is now easier to check of how dirty the foam actually is. This complete kit comes with 5 double foams as well as the brand new orange air filter oil, which is supplied in the new high capacity 110 ml bottles, and because of its colour its now very easy to know if your foam is impregnated enough.
Kyosho have announced the August release of the new Inferno MP-7.5 Sports 4 Readyset. The package includes R/C system with linkages pre-set and all main parts pre-assembled so its fast out of the box as well as on the track. Simply attach the air cleaner and antenna, add fuel and set the batteries to complete. The Inferno’s blood runs thick in the Sports 4 so you can’t go wrong for your first GP buggy. Turnbuckle tierods and upper suspension arms allow wide scope for setting adjustment. Equipped with high-torque servos and universal joints on front axles to handle whatever punishment you can dish out.
A lot of buggy racers like to use the Novarossi EFRA 9901 tuned pipe due to his good mileage and power, but with the rough nature of this class it can be difficult for any tuned pipe to stay free from damage. A damaged tuned pipe will hurt your performance and can be costly to repair to replace, so today the Italian company have finished work on a new EFRA 9901 Super Strong tuned pipe, which requires some serious effort to damage it. A very positive side effect from making this pipe is that it vibrates at a different frequency, thus making less noise then the normal 9901. Fully compliant with the latest EFRA regulations for competition use its available trough the usual distribution channels.