The Fear Farm track hosted the MOD 5th & 8th Scale Champs last weekend with nearly 150 entries for the main 1/5th and supporting 1/8th scale off-road classes. 1/8th Open Truggy saw TLR driver, Chris Wheeler taking the win with a 2-lap margin on Vareck Wright (Mugen) on the runner-up spot. Frank Lagomarsino (Xray) came in 3rd overall, another four seconds back.
SS Hobbies & Raceway in Tampa, Florida hosted their Memorial Day race last Sunday and Monday, attracting some of the state’s fastest off-road racers. 2WD Modified Buggy saw Lee Setser with the overall TQ and he also came out on top after the single 6-minute A-main event, leaving behind 2nd place qualifier, Julien Oliveras in 2nd and 3rd place qualifier, Paul Wynn in 3rd. Kenny Setser, Jason Ruona and Ryan Casteline completed the top 6 results.
Beachline Raceway of Cocoa, Florida held round 1 of the Carpet Wars series last weekend, attracting over 60 entries. 2WD Modified Buggy saw Julien Oliveras taking the overall TQ, however it was Paul Wynn who would hold the upper hand after the single 5-minute A-main with both swapping the lead several times. Ultimately Julien had to settle for 2nd overall, some eleven seconds back as Tyler Rimes, Kyle Paquette and Kai Goff completed the top 5 results.
T-Works have announced the release of their new soft bristle brush set that is ideal for most cleaning purposes. The set includes 50mm, 38mm and 24.5mm wide brushes of 210mm of length with the soft bristles ensuring good cleaning performance without scratching and harming delicate surfaces. Black handles and white T-Works logos make for a professional appearance and the brushes are also available separately if needed.
Coming from Kyosho and made for the Ultima 2WD vintage re-release buggy is a front and rear anti-roll bar set. The kit includes front and rear swaybars as well as all needed mounting hardware, making the set a direct fit. Using the anti-roll bars will reduce overall chassis roll when running on high-bite surfaces, improving overall stability and making for a more planted ride especially when using grippier tyres.
HB Racing have announced the soon release of their new E819RS 1/8th scale electric buggy kit. The vehicle is based on the successful E819 kit and includes the latest development features from the HB Racing team. A new V3 rear shock tower allows racers to adjust the wing height and body mount height while revised rear shock shafts and lower eyelets offer improved durability. A heavy duty aluminium centre chassis brace is now included as are new 17.5 degree caster blocks, now with M4 set screws for improved tightening and durability. Also included are new steering blocks with 2 degree inclined kingpins that split the difference between the previous stock 0 degree and the optional 4 degree blocks, along with new Delrin steering block spacers. A heavy-duty servo saver has been added, utilising a stronger spring and matching upper adjustment cap. And, new screw-type shock pins feature standard and reverse threads, and are colour coded for easy identification. The E819RS comes without body shell, giving racers the ability to choose their own body shell, and it will hit stores in August.
Xtra Speed have introduced their new aluminium front bumper for the Axial SCX24 mini-size trail truck. The bumper mounts to the front of the chassis, offering more overall protection including the body shell. The part comes black coated for surface protection and looks and it is a direct fit.
Shaw’s R/C Shop of Ardmore, Oklahoma held a pretty well attended club race last weekend, that attracted a total of 95 entries. In 1/8th Sportsman E-Buggy it was Mugen’s Spencer Klein with the overall TQ and he also came out swinging in the single 10-minute A-main event, leaving behind 6th place qualifier, Trevor Naul (Team Associated) in 2nd already a lap down. 7th place qualifier, Randy Lathorp (Team Associated) came in 3rd while Mark Santamaria (Tekno RC) and Isaak Hamby (TLR) completed the top 5 result.