January 11, 2021

Kaito Kodera joins Agama Japan for Nitro debut

Agama Japan have announced the signing of EP offroad specialist Kaito Kodera to their nitro offroad team. The former Japanese National Champion who recently left Yokomo to join Schumacher will make his debut in the nitro class this season. He had this to say:

This is my first time to race an 1/8 engine buggy, but I would like to actively participate in the race and publish data and setup sheets as well as results! I will do my best so I look forward to working with you!

Source: Agama Japan [offpower.net]

January 11, 2021

JTP/NitroPro CT1 servo

Jared Tebo’s JTP brand has teamed up with NitroPro to bring you the CT1 servo. Best suited for 1/8th buggy and truggy, in both steering and throttle, the outer case has been custom CNC machined from billet aluminium for high strength. Internally it uses a patented stainless gear set, with lifetime replacement warranty, and outputs 5560z torque and .085 speed through its 25 tooth spline.

Source: JTP [shopjtp.com]

January 9, 2021

Reds Racing sign Broc Champlin for 2021

Reds Racing have announced that they have signed the ‘King of carpet’ Broc Champlin to their team for 2021. Broc who has made big changes to his program for 2021 will be using their full lineup of electronics and nitro motors, with Reds Racing saying ‘We are excited to be working with Broc for 2021 and beyond’. Broc stated:

My cars shall be suited up with Reds equipment in both 1/10th and 1/8th scale. Did some testing with the product, oh my, is it amazing. I went significantly quicker than the times I had on the track previously and the car was way smoother, way more consistent, and I felt more in control. Nothing but the best!!

Source: Reds Racing [reds-racing.com]

January 8, 2021

Spencer Heckert joins SWorkz

SWorkz have announced that they have signed front running US driver Spencer Heckert to their team. Max Sonnleitner and US Team manager Tim Lime said on the deal ‘It’s a great pleasure to have Spencer in the 1/8 and 1/10 Team for the next years. With him we will continue our growth on US market in the next years. And what is important for our team spirit, Spencer and his father are fitting perfectly into our young and friendly team.’ Spencer himself said:

I’m extremely excited to be joining the Factory SWorkz team for the next years! This team has proven over the past couple of years that it has what it takes to be at the top and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it! I want to give a huge thanks to Max Sonnleitner, Scott Yang, Tim Lime, and Franco Desiderio for this amazing opportunity and I couldn’t be more excited about getting this 2021 season started! My first big race I will be attending is SIC so I will be looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Source: MW RC Cars [mwrccars.at]

January 8, 2021

PSM S35-4 FC System V2 engine mount

From PSM Racing for the SWorkz S35-4, this new FC System V2 engine mount features a unique design and race proven strength along with premium build quality. Also compatible with the S35-3, this system features a straight (0°) engine mount design which provides an alternative to the kit standard 6° degree angle. The zero (0°) angle design also provides improved, more linear corner speed compared to an angled engine which tends to push the vehicle out in corners. Available exclusively through MW Handel GmbH.

View another image of the engine mount here

January 8, 2021

Alex Zanchettin joins Maclan Racing team

Maclan Racing have announced the signing of Italian TLR driver Alex Zanchettin to their team. The former World Finalist and Italian national Champion, who recently signed with 6Mik, said of the deal, ‘(I’m) proud to enter on Maclan team for the next years!! Can’t wait to show you guys the amazing performances at the track as soon as possible!!!’

Source: MW RC Cars [mwrccars.at]

January 7, 2021

JConcepts 2007 Cadillac Escalade MT body

As the monster truck segment evolves, options are key and with a range of sizing, wheelbase requirements, the Escalade by JConcepts fits several trucks currently on the market, including the Losi LMT. On the design side, the dramatic grille is placed front and centre with the stunning and tall front headlights to create an impact. In the world of SUV’s there is nothing more iconic than the look and stance of the Escalade. The high-slope windshield angle cuts through the air with a tightly compressed rails on top to channel air over the large cab and rear enclosure. The SUV allows a lot of space for doors and windows but also decoration space for paint and decal schemes. Following the fenders along the door lines, the Escalade is rather slim and upright and the built-in trim on the panels creates a rather accurate and durable design. The fender flares are larger in size to accommodate the monster truck sized tires like Renegades, Firestorms, Golden Years and JCT’s. The rear gate section has body lines for a large rear window and impression area for license plate blending into a wrap-around style rear bumper. Included in each body set, a clear and heavy-duty polycarbonate body, decal sheet and the paint mask for all windows.

View another angle of the Escalade here