New from Xray is the Delta 2C Light body shell for its XB2 1:10 2WD Buggy. The Carpet version of the new XB2 body is designed for higher traction conditions with its profile improving the stability and corner speed without rolling too much. The lightweight version of the Delta body is produced from thinner 0.5mm Lexan material for reduced weight which helps to improve stability in fast corners, chicanes and helps with rotation in tight corners.
Reigning Onroad & Offroad World Champion manufacturer Hobbywing has released its latest Stock Spec speedo, the XeRun XR10 Stock Spec G2. A sensored and brushless ESC, it is suitable for Stock Class of 1:10 Touring Car and 1:10 Offroad Racing as well as RC Drifting. Compared with the prevision version of the ESC, the new Stock Spec G2 has increased maximum current rating of 100 amps. This is 20 amps more than the previous Stock Spec. Testing has shown as much as 30°C lower temps under the same loads. The BEC’s continuous output current has been upgraded from 3A to 5A. The centre of gravity of the ESC has been lowered by 14.3%. It has a built in reverse voltage protection and has multi-level throttle and brake curvature, freely adjustable. It supports 79 Settings (10000-88000RPM) RPM limit value selection.
New from JConcepts are two variants of the JCI Warlord body for 1:10 crawlers. Available as a full tucked body or tucked cab only body, the the Warlord is designed for 12.3” wheelbase vehicles fitting crawlers such as the Traxxas TRX-4 Sport, Enduro, Axial and Vanquish. The Warlord has tucked front and rear fenders to allow clearance for an assortment of tire options while also giving the body shell a very competition inspired look. The new body combines elements from vintage vehicles while carrying some new ruggedness and attitude which JConcepts can provide. In addition, the Warlord includes a roof visor which can be installed separately to give the roof a top and windshield overhang if the user visualises it this way.
Ryan Lutz took the big win at this year’s Motorama taking his Kyosho MP10e TKI2 to the TQ and win at the Pennsylvania event. In qualifying Lutz, fresh from his Asian Buggy Championship winning trip to New Zealand took two of the four qualifiers with the other two going to Tekno’s Ryan Maifield but on tiebreaker it was Lutz who took the overall Expert Buggy TQ honours. In the triple 5-minute finals Lutz took the first two for the overall win with Maifield taking A3 to finish second. They where joined on the podium by the Tekno of Spencer Heckert. In Expert Truggy, Maifield completed a clean sweep of all four qualifiers and from the TQ spot secured the win ahead of Heckert with Lutz third.
Moto-Obscura is branching into the modern racing market with their newest release of chassis weight plates for Team Associated’s B7 1:10 2WD Buggy platform. Coming in two different shapes, one is for mounting under the servo, and one is for under the ESC & Receiver. They are available in Brass, Stainless Steel, or Aluminium to fine tune the balance of your vehicle. These brushed metal weights are made in the USA and come with the necessary countersunk mounting screws.
Joern Neumann came out the surprise winner of 2WD Buggy at MIBO International, the Sworkz driver having lined up 5th on the grid for the three action packed A-Mains at the Czech Republic race. With team-mate Micha Widmaier leading the challenge of the Sworkz team in qualifying, holding the overnight TQ and one of four drivers to go into Sunday morning’s fifth & final qualifier in contention for pole position, Neumann was running well under the radar. The first of the finals changed all that as the multiple European Champion picked up the pieces as those ahead cracked under the pressure and he took the win, even the German himself having a smile of surprise on his face as he went to out marshal afterwards. A2 was a similarly incident filled race, this time Neumann following home the Xray of fourth place qualifier Martin Bayer to finish P2 helped by late contact between the top 2 qualifiers Daniel Kobbevik and Joona Haatanen. Top Qualifier Kobbevik would finally deliver in A3 taking his Schumacher to the win ahead of Widmaier but a late incident between Bayer and Haatanen who define the outcome of the podium. Running second at the time and with a faster winning time than Neumann, the incident cost Bayer the overall win as he finished 3rd on tie break with Kobbevik as Neumann became the Champion of the second edition of the MIBO International.
Schumacher’s Daniel Kobbevik and Xray’s Bartosz Zalewski are the buggy Top Qualifiers at MIBO International. While the TQ honours on the onroad track were settled yesterday with Michal Orlowski dominating proceedings, it was an intense fifth & final qualifier this morning on the offroad track with four drivers vying for pole position. In 2WD Buggy it was Sworkz’s Micha Widmaier who led away the decider from Xray’s Martin Bayer, Kobbevik and Team Associated’s Joona Haatanen. Under pressure, with Kobbevik quickly on his rear wing, it was Bayer who was first to bow out with a mistake. Shortly after Widmaier’s challenge was over with the two Scandinavians continuing the battle with Kobbevik getting it done by 6/10th as P2 secured Haantanen second on the grid ahead of Widmaier and Bayer. In 4WD, it was a three way battle which quickly became two as Kobbevik pulled up after a mistake. A mistake from Bayer then took the pressure off Zalewski and last year’s 2WD Top Qualifier took the round and a 4WD pole position this time round.
Martin Bayer is the provisional Top Qualifier overnight at MIBO International, the Xray driver being denied locking in the overall TQ with a mistake that allowed Schumacher’s Daniel Kobbevik to top the fourth round and be part of the battle for pole position tomorrow morning in Q5. Posting a TQ run in Q1 and Q3, Bayer was on target for a third in Q4 but keying an eye on the very fast Sworkz of Micha Widmaier and distracted by a mistake from the overnight 2WD TQ holder, Bayer made a mistake that cost him more than 3-seconds allowing Kobbevik to grab max points. With Bayer still managing a P2 2.6-seconds off Kobbevik, the Top 3 would be completed by Team Associated’s Joona Haatanen but the Finn won’t contend for the overall TQ in Q5, instead it will be Bartosz Zalewski who is part of the three way fight. The double runner up here last year to Bruno Coelho, the young Polish talent was on a competitive Q4 run until be popped a steering link.