JConcepts is wrapping up the 12th season of its popular Indoor National Series with the INS12 Finals at Action Hobby in Arizona this weekend where Spencer Rivkin has clinched the double TQ in buggy. The fifth race of the annual series, the Team Associated driver secured the overall TQ in 2WD Mod after taking the opening 2 of the 3 qualifiers. Taking the third qualifier, as Rivkin had a DNF, Yokomo’s Ryan Maifield will line-up second for the triple A-Main at the 2023 1:10 Offroad World Championship venue followed by Broc Champlin, Ryan Cavalieri and Ty Tessmann. In 4WD, Rivkin completed a clean sweep topping all three rounds. Rob Gillespie was his closest challenger in Q1 while Champlin kept him on his toes in Q2 & 3 to secure P2 on the grid. Behind Gillespie, Cavalieri will start fourth ahead of Dustin Evans, Tom Rinderknecht and Cole Tollard.
Recently crowned the overall Modified Champion at the Florida Carpet Champs, Michal Orlowski is again on form on carpet this weekend having just completed the TQ double at the US Carpet Offroad Championships in Cleveland. The second running of the Scotty Ernst promoted event, which runs a week after the same venue hosted the legendary US Indoor Champs On Road race, the Schumacher driver has secured the overall TQ in 2WD buggy from TLR’s Dakotah Phend. The back to Back ROAR National 2WD Champion, Phend took the opening qualifier from Brandon Foote as Orlowski found himself only 5th fastest. In Q2 & 3 however the Polish driver found his rhythm on the difficult track conditions beating Phend in Q2 and Foote in Q3 to lock up the overall TQ. In 4WD, the former European Champion wrapped up things early taking the opening two rounds ahead of Aydin Horne to secure pole position for tomorrow’s (Sunday) A-Main when Horne, Phend, Joe Bornhorst and Foote will be looking to deny him the victory.
Italian body producer Mon-Tech Racing has introduced a new 1:10 Formula 1 bodyshell, the F23. Inspired by the latest generation Formula 1, after various tests trying to optimize the air flow and creating the greatest aerodynamic load the new F23 can be mounted on all Formula 1 chassis.
Known for their highly detailed and very professional presentations of their newest kits, Xray has just released the latest details for their entire 2023 offerings of 1:10 Offroad chassis. A range that consists of 5 different chassis, you can check out the latest kit spec and details through the individual presentations for the XB2 1:10 buggy, the XB4 1:10 Buggy, the SCX Short Course Truck and the XT2 and XT4 Stadium trucks.
SuperRad Competition Bodyshells have further expanded their range with the introduction of the SR-04 SuperKura GT12 body. The US made body is available in Lite .020” polycarbonate and comes complete with window masks, wing, and wing hardware.
Creation Model has added two new silicone oils to its range which both specifically recommended for use in their World Championship winning IF15 1:10 Nitro Touring Car. Coming in a 60cc bottle, the 80000 is recommended for the IF15 rear differential allowing a setting between the existing #60000 and #100000 oils in the lineup. The 200000 comes in a 30cc tube and is recommended for IF15 front differentials at high temperatures! Provides stable turning and excellent on power traction. The oil thickness is also suitable for use with the adjustable front one-way option part.
Xray has introduced a ‘soft’ version of their CFF Carbon Fibre Fusion Upper Arms for the X4 touring car. Machined and molded from thinner premium-grade graphite and softer composite materials. The arms are super lightweight and very compact. Soft arms generate more mechanical grip on the car and improve side traction. Recommended for very low & low traction asphalt and carpet tracks. The softer arms are slightly more fragile. The unique CFF suspension soft arms are an elegant engineering achievement that look great and perform even better on the track. Using XRAY’s own developed manufacturing process, a carbon fiber arm and composite arm are molded together using a fusion process to produce a single CFF suspension arm.
Team Associated has released this artist render of their new for 2023 pit mat. The colourful, branded 24” x 48” pit mat has a smooth and luxurious feel. This larger size provides a protective surface for countertops and RC pit tables alike. It’s a great way to protect the countertops in your shop or home while creating a factory look. Easy to roll for convenient travel to and from the racetrack.