Team Associated, the Official R/C Car of the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing series have released a number of new licensed short course bodies for the SC10. The SC10 Officially Licensed Short Course bodies are designed to look just like the full‐sized race trucks that run in the Lucas Oil backed series throughout the southwest. You can now get your hands on the KMC, Pro Comp and Lucas Oil official body shells as well as an AE painted body shell too.
UK based company Phat Bodies have announced the release of their new 1/10th scale electric buggy shell, called the Zen. Suitable for the X-Factory X6 and X6 Squared, the shell has been made from high quality 1mm thick polycarbonate and is supplied with rear wing.
Losi have released the Read to run version of their 1/8-scale 8ight 2.0 Nitro Buggy making it easier than ever for nearly anyone to experience the excitement of driving a 1/8-scale buggy or get into off-road 1/8-scale competitive racing. Designed with the entry-level racer in mind, this car is completely assembled and ready-to-run with the chassis, wheels, tires and electronics already installed. The installed Losi 350 engine provides an optimum amount of power, whether dominating a race or just bashing in the backyard. This potent .21-sized performance engine is specifically built for 1/8-scale off-road buggies and legal for sanctioned racing worldwide. A tuned pipe is also included for outstanding performance from the first time the engine is fired up.
Team Orion have released this teaser in which they claim to have signed another World Champion to their team. “Team Orion is very proud to have six World Champions under contract today which is unique in the RC industry. Who’s next? Today we can only tell you that he is a RC super star. His name will be revealed very soon. The addition of this driver to our World Champion dream team is part of a global expansion of Team Orion. We will inform you about all the details in the near future”. We know who it is, but we will of course be interested to hear what everyone thinks.
Ultimate Racing have updated their European Championship winning Compak clutch with the main goal of the V2 to improve its performance and make its assembly easier for everyone by shipping it pre assembled, perfect for all RC enthusiasts, beginners and high competition drivers. They have also increased the range of the springs hardness in order to adapt the different driving styles to the different track conditions. The diameter of the new Compak V2 is 34mm, and so it fits the Associated RC8 and Xray 808.
Much More have been keeping busy lately with a whole bunch of releases, the latest being their new Sweep Dirt Effect 1/8th scale buggy tires. Their design provides good traction, excellent rough track handling and a comfortable feel and are available in Sweep’s blue and red compound with produces stability, traction and reasonable wear. These tires offer less sidewall flex, improved response, more forward bite and offer an overall saving of weight, coming in at just 56 grams per tire. Available unmounted or pre mounted on either white or yellow wheels, they are held in place using Much More’s V-made instant glue.
The 2nd round of the Buggy Party series in Thailand was held at new RC Mania track last weekend with over 100 buggies in attendance. Following qualifying it was Meen V. that claimed the TQ spot, yet in the 40 minute final it was another victory for Surikarn C. The newly signed Xray factory driver took the win by 10 seconds ahead of his Xray team mate Meen V. with 2008 National Champion Yutthana D., driving a Hobao in 3rd spot. This is Surikarn’s 2nd win in as many races using his Xray XB808, powered by Nosram engine & tires.
LRP have confirmed that top European off road star Elliott Boots has decided to run VTEC 1/8th off road tires in both buggy and truggy classes for the current racing season. After testing the tires and understanding the benefits of the complete VTEC tyre range, the RB powered Mugen driver decided to ink the deal for 2009.