Robitronic have released a number of new parts for the Losi 8ight buggy and 8ight-T truggy. This turbo double air filter have been cut to fit the 8ight perfectly and does a great job of protecting your engine from dangerous dust particles. Available in a set of 6 or 12 foam pieces, both sets are supplied with high quality filter oil, enough to be used with the relevant amount of filters. Also new is a complete ball bearing set for the same cars, that consists of 24 long life bearings, suitable for all areas of the car, including the clutch.
We received a brief report from HongNor regarding their recent victory in the Alicante Championships in Spain. Taking place this past weekend, the finals were won by Dani Abenza, driving the HongNor X1X-CR Team version. Dani drove the perfect final to finish 1 lap up on Kyosho racer Juanan in 2nd and Toni Alcala in 3rd, racing the Losi 8ight.
Adam Drake was in touch to tell us about round 4 of the JBRL Nitro Series that took place last weekend at the Sun Valley Speedway. With nearly 200 entries it was Clint Wachter that took the TQ in Pro Buggy for Losi, using the Losi XBT red compound tire, in front of team mates Mike Truhe and Adam Drake, while 1/8th Expert Buggy saw again a Losi on top, this time driven by Mike Friery. In the main final, and with a change to the Losi red Eclipse tire, it was Adam Drake that took the win in the Pro class from team mate Mike Truhe to complete a Losi 8ight 1-2, while there was more success in the Expert class as young Kyle Johnson took the number 1 spot.
New from X-Factory, under the Brian Kinwald Dirtz Dialed Partz label, comes this tire mounting cleaner. Designed to take the mold release off the tires, as well as grease off the wheels it evaporates quickly meaning you will spend less time doing tire prep. Brian, who discovered this special blend, had the following to say.
U.S. tires are various compounds of rubber and they all have mold release on them which absolutely must be removed. The glue won’t stick properly to either the tire or the wheel if you don’t clean both I’ve tried everything you can imagine to clean tires, from motor spray to 91% alcohol. Until now, nothing really worked. I love this stuff, and you will too!
King Headz have released this new long Ackerman steering plate for the Losi 8ight. CNC machined from 7075 aircraft grade aluminum and anodized black, this part is designed to increase rigidity and add strength. Bronze Bushings are used which provide minimal wear and slop, unlike the stock Ackerman plate which has steel bushings that become sloppy almost immediately. Also available in short version.
Our friends at oOple are reporting that Neil Cragg took a hard fought win in the 4WD event at the 2008 EFRA European Championships with the new Yokomo B-Max to back up his win in 2wd a few days earlier. Neil didn’t have everything his own way in qualifying – laying in third position overnight. As mentioned in the oOple race report though, the last two qualifiers can change everything and Neils Yokomo was dialled in the last two qualifiers – taking both rounds to give him overall TQ. Neil won the first two legs of the A and sat out the third to allow the other drivers to battle for second. Hupo Honigl took the third in an amazing race with Lee Martin right behind all the way – giving him second overall, with Lee Martin third.
Seen at February’s Toy fair, Hudy have now released this range of stylish car stands for both 1/10 electric and nitro touring cars as well as a version for 1/8th scale off road buggies and truggies. The surface on both stands is black powder coated for maximum long life and to withstand abusive working conditions and has a very small footprint making it very handy to pack for travel. Strategically-placed holes provide a great place for temporarily storing standard or big-bore shocks during rebuilds, and laser-engraved markings (FL, FR, RL, RR) ensure you keep track of the proper shocks. Four rubber feet mean that the stand will stay firmly in place and not move while working on the car and 2 super-soft foam strips bonded to the top surface make sure that the car will sit softly and will not move while you’re working on it. Laser-engraved Hudy logos adorn the stylish black powder coated surface.
Ultimate Racing is pleased to announce that after talking with the French UR distributor Aigoin Racing and testing some UR products during the week in Greece, the 2008 European Champion Renaud Savoya has officially joined the UR team. With this new addition to the pretty established UR team, it now consists of most of Europe’s top drivers like Robert Batlle, Yannick Aigoin, Fabio Boero, Davide Tortorici, Miguel Matias, Graham Alsop, David Crompton, Christoffer Svensson, Julien Lattanzio, Fabrizio Teghesi among others who are already using the high performance UR products.