Sweep Racing have introduced their new 24mm wide treaded rubber tyre for 1/10th GT and FWD touring cars. It utilises a full scale tread design licensed by Hankook with the side walls featuring both Hankook and Sweep logos. The high-performance tyre is belted to prevent it from ballooning under power and to limit diameter expanding due to softening that can occur over time when using aggressive traction compounds. The tyre will come moulded from a universal compound that suits both asphalt and carpet tracks with dedicated carpet, asphalt and wet track compounds coming at a later stage.
The fifth round of the Xray Racing Series Slovakia was held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Trencin last weekend in several electric on-road and off-road classes. Starting with the on-road categories and in Touring Modified it was Xray’s Alexander Hagberg with the overall win after some epic battles with 2nd placed Bruno Coelho (Xray) and Xray’s own Martin Hudy.
RC Maker have introduced the V2 version of their popular GeoCarbon bumper mount for the Awesomatix A800 MMX and MMCX. Designed to be used with the kit P14-1X lower bumper mount, the upper carbon fibre brace increases the bumpers rigidity, and also the body post rigidity by offering more support around the post. The part is a direct replacement for the standard mount, and also includes a built-in brace to brace the bumper to the bulkheads, preventing the bumper bending in impacts and also saving the chassis. This part does not touch the bulkheads but clears by the slightest of margins as to ensure no tweaking. Constructed of high quality 3K 3mm carbon, it is lightweight and durable, and it fits all 2018+ models with AM78X1 bulkheads.
ORCA have announced the signing of multi-time IFMAR World Champion, Naoto Matsukura to their team. Naoto joins his World caliber team members Akio Sobue and Jilles Groskamp and he will be powering his Infinity rides using ORCA electronics for the 2020 season starting at this week’s 2020 TITC race in Bangkok, Thailand.
Nemo Racing have announced the release of the Beta carbon car stand. Of a simplified design, the car stand features four holes that can be used to hold shocks or differentials during maintenance and refilling while four round foam dots protect the car stand and the car’s chassis from scratches. Rubber feet make for a secure positioning atop the setup board or pit table.
JConcepts have introduced their new belted Hotties SCT blue compound tyre for Street Eliminator drag racing. The tyre was created to look and perform the part of a performance Drag Racing tyre without compromising grip. Now, available in a belted version, the rear tyre has an inspired look with a wide-body footprint so the driver can feel the straight-line forward stability with very light rolling resistance. The 2.2 x 3.0” size makes it convenient to fit a host of SCT sized wheel options including the JConcepts StarTec and Tactic wheel design. The rear tyre is designed as a compact shape to fit inside the close quarters of the vehicle while maintaining the crisp response of a race tyre. Hotties have raised lettering which can be detailed for shows or displays or simply left without for a sleepy yet devastating look. The inside of the Hotties carcass incorporates a fibrous and woven belted material submerged into the rubber. Along the sidewall, feathery ribs along the sidewall to cushion straight-line blastoffs. The JConcepts tires include closed-cell inserts known for their durability, performance and consistency.
The opening round of the Spanish Nitro Buggy B Championship was held at the La Nucia track last weekend, drawing over 40 entries. Young David Todd Nieto was the driver to beat all weekend as he took the overall TQ and also win in the 45-minute A-main event, leaving behind Joaquin Moreno in 2nd, some 21 seconds back. Roberto Garcia Rodero, who challenged David in the opening stages, had to settle for 3rd overall, another four seconds back.
Round 2 of the SDRC Supercross Series was held this past weekend, attracting over 70 entries. TLR driver, Eli Westrup took the overall TQ and also the win in the 2WD Mod Buggy class from the Team Associated duo of Kevin King in 2nd and Zack Miller in 3rd. Chris Raceles and Tito Gonzalez came in 4th and 5th respectively.