Team Orion have signed young 12 year old talent David Ronnefalk from Sweden. Brought on board the team by engine man Adrien Bertin, he will use CRF power in his 1/8 scale buggy, the latest CRF 21 US Spec engine, CRF fuel and all CRF accessories. The Kyosho driver will complete the package with AKA tires.
LRP have announced the latest addition to their VTEC buggy tire range with the release of the Harakiri. Joining the already released Kamikaze and Suicide, this tire features a big block thread with optimized large spacing between the pins for best performance and long lifespan on very dusty and loose tracks. Great for long and tough finals on broken up and rutted race tracks.
Carbon Fibre specialists Xtreme Racing have released a full range of carbon parts for the Kyosho Inferno MP9. Available in the range are front and rear shock towers, centre diff brace, servo tray and radio brace with all parts made from both black or silver carbon. For strength during landings, the shock towers have been machined out of super strong 4mm thick carbon fibre. Similar parts are also available for the Mugen MBX-6, with only new shock towers available for the Associated RC8-T and SC8.
The JConcepts FSORS rolled into its second round at the East Coast RC Club after a massive first race with over 190 entries. The weather was in the 70s during the day and cooled off at night, but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky so the track saw plenty of sun. The Daytona crew provided a difficult layout with an abrasive surface which quickly grooved as cars hit the track. Saturday’s qualifying first round had former World Champion Billy Easton taking the top spot with a decent but beatable run. As the day progressed the track got faster and faster and by the second round the track was primed for a new TQ. Local young gun JP Tirronen posted the quick time until the last heat where JConcepts new signing JR Mitch threw down. JR used Cross Hairs to put a in a blistering 13 lap run taking the over all TQ. JR completed the sweep of qualifying by TQ’ing both rounds of 1/8th truck on the new Half-Ups Cross Hairs.
New from the small Danish company RC Modifications are these 5mm 7075 aluminium shock towers for the Mugen MBX-6. Available for both the front the rear of the buggy, they weigh 62 grams together and have been light grey anodised.
Jab Graphix have signed Lee Martin, multi-time National Champion and recent winner of Round 4 of the CML Nitro Winter Champs, for the 2009 season. He will be sporting a full range of ‘Lee Martin’ designed wraps on his racing gear and will also have a complete line of Lee Martin Signature Series products that will be available soon.
VP-Pro have announced the release of this new lightweight design truggy wheel. Manufactured from the same material as their buggy wheel, it has been thoroughly tested under extreme hot and cold conditions in the laboratory, ensuring the best in hardness and flexibility.
More new buggy parts from PSM Racing, who have released a pair of front and rear aluminium CVD axles as well as middle axle for the Mugen MBX6. Offering a weight saving of 17.7 grams when using all 3 parts over the stock versions, they are made from high grade 7075 aluminium and all have 2 additional pin mounting positions to use when the original gets worn.