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.
Made for the Team Associated DR10 and as well as the B5 series of buggies is Lunsford Racing’s titanium front axle set. Precision-machined from high-quality Grade 5 titanium the axle shafts are about 45 percent lighter than steel while offering a significant increase in shear strength over aluminium all while offering anti-corrosion properties greater than stainless steel. The axles include stainless steel button head screws and they come as pair.
Coming from T-Works is their new multi-purpose took that includes a range of larger 8mm to 17mm nut drivers. The base is a sturdy black-anodised aluminium handle that accepts the included dual 8mm/10mm nut driver as well as the hard-coated 7075-T6 aluminium 17mm and long shaft 17mm nut drivers all of which help making building, maintaining and setting up 1/8th scale nitro vehicles a lot easier. The tool tips can be attached centrally and also using the outer mounting positions, allowing to change between a balanced feel or maximum torque during undoing or tightening screws. The tool set comes in a sturdy, semi-transparent box with the tools resting in a pre-cut foam for secure storage and transport.
VP-Pro have announced the release of their new ergonomically-shaped fuel stick for the use with 1/8th and 1/10th scale nitro vehicles. The fuel gun features an extended nozzle to easily clear touring and GT body shells, it features six diffusor holes for quick venting and refilling and the non-slip surface ensures fast and accurate handling.
The 2020 Quebec Classic race was hosted by Bego Racing RC Raceway this past weekend, attracting over 240 entries. The 1/8th Nitro Buggy class saw Xray’s Ty Tessmann taking the overall TQ and he also came out on top in the 30-minute A-main event. leaving behind Xray teammate, Mark Sousa in 2nd. Sam Langer (Mugen) would end the race in 3rd, some two laps behind as Abiye Birku (Serpent) and Olivier Raposo (Team Associated) ended the race in 4th and 5th respectively.
The final round of the StickIt1Racing Modified Series was held at PDX Underground in Portland, Oregon this past weekend. In 2WD Mod Buggy to was Ryan Reavis (Team Associated) with the win from Jeff Phelps (TLR) in 2nd. Joe Pillars (Yokomo) came in 3rd overall from Joseph Johnson 4th and Roger Seim in 5th. Overall in the championship it was also Ryan with the win as Joe followed in the runner-up spot, just a single point behind as Joseph (Yokomo) finished the season sitting in 3rd overall.
The opening round of the Middle Swedish Cup was hosted by the Skövde MK club this past weekend. In the Nitro Buggy class, that attracted nearly 50 entries, it was swift Jessica Palsson (Agama/Bullitt/AKA) with the overall TQ from Pontus Larsson (Serpent/Performa/Sweep) in 2nd and Emil Magnusson (Kyosho/O.S./AKA) in 3rd. The 30-minute A-main event saw Jessica taking the win with a one-lap margin from Pontus Larsson in 2nd while Emil Magnusson came in 3rd, another 15 seconds behind. Kristian Johansson (HB Racing/O.S./Sweep) and Nils Gustafsson (Team Associated/O.S./Sweep) rounded out the top 5.
The Irish Cork Radio Control Car Club hosted round 5 of their Summer Championship Series this past weekend. In Nitro Buggy it was William White who would walk away with the silverware after bumping up from the B-main. A lap behind William it was Jimmy Chan on the runner-up spot as Colin Whelan came in 3rd overall, some four seconds behind William.