Yeah Racing have announced the release of their 100mm Desert Lizard piggyback shock absorbers for trail trucks and crawlers. The internal spring scale shocks come pre-assembled for easy upgrading of any current rig. They feature a double O-ring sealing cartridge which increases the lifespan of the O-rings inside the shock and in this version of piggyback shock, the compression and rebound is further controlled by the piggyback. Hardware required to install the shocks is included and they are available in red or black colour.
Round 2 of the Spanish Nitro Buggy Championship B was hosted by the Circuito de El Estrecho track in Cadiz last weekend, attracting over 30 entries. David Todd Nieto (Mugen) took the overall TQ from Mario Diaz Montero (SWorkz) and young David would also take home the win in the 45-minute A-main event despite falling back to 4th about mid-race. In the end he took the win with a lap margin on Joaquin Moreno (Mugen) with Mario Diaz Montero coming in 3rd overall, some 4.4 seconds behind.
RudeBits have announced the release of their new vented and grooved brake discs for the Agama range of nitro off-road vehicles. Made from hardened steel for long wear and featuring a drilled and grooved design for improved cooling and thus less brake fading even in long mains, the rotors are also about 20 percent lighter than the standard parts for reduced drivetrain masses and hence better acceleration. While adding to the overall performance the stoppers are also looking the part and they are available from now on.
The opening round of the Malaysian National Championship MNC was held this past weekend with 80 entries for the Touring 13.5T Super Stock, GT 17.5T Stock, 17.5T FWD and 17.5T Tamiya Truck classes. In 17.5T FWD it was Xray driver Sharin who would ultimately take the win in front of Awesomatix driver, Kew Sau Gie while Xpress’ Zaki came in 3rd overall.
UK Penguin Custom Bodyshells distributors Schumacher have introduced the new Rockhopper and vintage 1/10th buggy rear wings. Starting with the Rockhopper, the wing was designed for competition use and it is a more traditional style wing that compliments the Penguin range of wings. The Rockhopper sits between the King and Emperor in terms of downforce and it is made of 1mm Lexan polycarbonate and features multiple cutlines on the gurney for aero adjustment purposes.
The Bernau track near Berlin played host to round 2 of the Berlin Brandenburg Championship last weekend. The race was held in sizzling hot weather conditions and in the Touring Super Stock class it was Xray’s Niklas Hillig who took the opening two qualifying rounds to take the overall TQ and pole position for the finals. Starting from P1 allowed Niklas to stay ahead of the pack and to take the wins in legs 1 and 2 of the A-mains for the overall victory as Xray’s Lukas Ellerbrock and Awesomatix driver, Dennis Fadtke came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Made especially for 1S 1/12th scale racing is Muchmore’s new Impact FD4 series 3.7V 8000mAh hardcase LiPo battery pack. Measuring 92.5×46.7×18.5mm the battery weighs in at 154.5g and it is built high-quality 130C silicon graphene cells for a very low internal resistance and exceptional power supply. With a capacity of 8000mAh it offers lots of runtime for modified and a balanced discharge curve for stock racing classes.
Traxxas have introduced their new Hoss 4×4 VLX ready-to-run monster truck that closes the gap between the Rustler 4×4 and the Maxx. The vehicle allows to unleash extreme monster truck action thanks to its huge Velineon 540XL motor that delivers a massive torque punch to wheelie on command, and then keeps pouring on the thrust for a 96+ km/h top speed. The Torque Biasing Center Drive and heavy-duty shaft-driven 4WD system transfers maximum power to the ultra-aggressive Sledgehammer tyres. The truck is built to absolutely shred any terrain, from dirt and sand to mud and snow thanks to a long-travel suspension, tub chassis construction, and water-proof electronic gear. Body reinforcements support the body from the inside while outer reinforcements enhance the aggressive look. The truck includes the TQi 2.4GHz radio system that supports Traxxas Link, allowing to adjust a range of setting on the fly and view real-time telemetry with optional accessories.