We received a brief report from the 4th round of the 1/8th scale Belgian off road national Championships that was run last weekend at the TT-Fays track. Ishima Racing team driver Robert Raphael took Pole position, as well as recording the fastest lap, on his way to the win. Robert was using the new Ishima Rave, together with Picco motors and Medial Pro tyres, and won from Mugen racer Cédric Nickel in 2nd and Jeremy Hanotiaux, racing an RC8, in 3rd.
Team Trion have released this pair of car stands to help with car preperation. Available in green, and featuring the Trion logo, the stands are available in 2 heights, a low version for touring car and also a taller version for off road cars. Supplied with foam strips for both the top and bottom of the stand, your car will not slide of the stand and the stand will not slide of your workbench.
Thunder Alley R/C was the host to round 5 of the JBRL Nitro Series this past weekend. The event was very busy with many of the top US drivers in attendance trying to prepare for the IFMAR Worlds. The current IFMAR 1/8th World Champion Mark Pavidis was in attendance along with many other top drivers and when the dust settled from qualifying, it was the Losi 8ight racer Adam Drake that took the TQ by more thqn 3 seconds over HoBao’s Jeremy Kortz. The final was an exciting race with Losi’s Adam Drake and Kyosho’s Cody King, but just like round 4 of the JBRL it was Adam Drake that came out on top, with Cody King 2nd and Ryan Lutz 3rd.
HongNor have released this new lightweight chassis for their X2 CRT 1/8th scale truggy. CNC machined from 3mm Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium, it has been hard coated for extra durability. Thanks to the combination of materials used and the strategic machining the chassis plate is 50 grams lighter than the standard X2 chassis plate.
Werks Racing have announced the release of it’s new 3 chamber buggy pipe system. Completely legal under the new EFRA rules and carrying the EFRA 3014 homologation number, it has been designed from the ground up to provide a strong, linear power band with the best possible fuel millage. The new 3014 pipe is made to resist dents and dings and was manufactured with material over 50% thicker than what was found in their 2013 pipe. They have also incorporated a machined brace on the stinger to minimize the likelihood of damage in what is easily the most vulnerable part of the pipe. Complete aluminium construction for the lightest possible weight and finished with a mirror polish to add a little bit of “bling” to your ride.
Yokomo have released this pair of aluminium rear hub carriers for the Team Associated RC10B4 2wd buggy. Anodised blue, they come with 1 degree of toe in as standard for lower grip conditions, while for extra durability the wheel axle is mounted in a larger diameter outer bearing. Another update is that the upper camber link mount, which is now mounted from the top and can be adjusted through the use of shims which allows for quick and easy roll centre adjustment.
Hobao have released an updated version of the hugely popular Hyper 7 TQ, which has become one of the world’s most popular ready-to-run off road buggies. The new version for 2008, the HoBao Hyper 7 TQ ‘Black’, includes larger big bore shock absorbers, a Hyper 21 Race 3-port engine, and stylish black finish aluminium chassis components.
The JConcepts Clash is back for 2008. The event will take place December 12-14, 2008 and located in Coral Springs, Florida hosted by the Coral Springs R/C club. Coral Springs is approximately 30 minutes from Ft. Lauderdale international airport. This is one of the longest running clubs in Florida and has an extremely nice park located R/C track. The Clash will feature the 3 premier racing classes in the world 1/10th 2wd modified, 1/10th 4wd modified and 1/8th buggy. Watch in amazement as IFMAR World Championship TQ and ROAR National Champion Ryan Maifield takes the track in 1/8th buggy, 1/10th 4wd and 1/10th 2wd classes. In addition to the IFMAR based classes a host of other classes are available such as Enduro electric truck and Enduro buggy (J82) as well as electric 1/8th 4wd buggy, which will feature 20 minute A-mains.
For more information go to the JConcepts Clash site here.