Team Titan have announced the release of their new aluminium setup wheels for 1/8th on-road kits. Ideal for chassis tweak adjustments or ride height setting the wheels offer a 68mm front and 75mm rear diameter and they are machined from high-quality 6061 aluminium and they are coming anodised black and with silver edge details.
Infinity has released a long life clutch spring for its World Championship winning IF18. The new spring is made of a material that keeps the IF18 clutch in great condition for longer helping utilise maximum engine power.
Coming from 73RC and made for their 73Ten Pro10 car is a large plastic front bumper kit. The set utilises the Serpent 1/10th bumper and a new carbon fibre mount to make it fit to the carbon fibre main chassis plate. The bumper will make for added chassis and body shell protection and it includes all needed mounting hardware.
Coming from SMJ are three new body mounting hole patches for 8mm body posts as used by 1/8th IC Track and GT cars. First up are standard thickness patches that are ideal to reinforce the body post hole area on new and used shells. The patches also work as a protection for the paint in this area. Next up are thin-type 0.3mm thick patches that are best used with lightweight body shells. Due to their thin appearance they also wrap around body curves very well. Last but not least comes a set of 1mm and 1.5mm rubber spacers that help to fine-tune body height while also offering protection against rattling. The set includes four of each thickness.
Celebrating the 50th year of America’s longest standing series, the Midwest Series came to Lincoln Nebraska this past weekend to join forces with the Heart of America Series. In Open 1/8th scale it was Brad Mergy with the overall TQ from Eric Jones, the latter taking the win in the 30-minute main final, fending off Lon Burling for the win. Lon had to settle for 2nd, some 3.6 seconds down as Brad came in 3rd to round out the podium.
VSR Products have introduced their new Easy Diff Builder tool that fits all common 1/10 scale ball differential components 3/32” or smaller. It is designed to hold all of the diff balls in the main compartment, and then allows them to pour out the track in a single file line. VSR recommend tipping the Easy Ball Diff Builder over the greased diff gear, and tapping lightly on it to allow only one ball to exit at a time. Diff balls are not included of course.
The 2019 Schumacher BTCC kicked off at the Bedworth track in the UK this past weekend. The weather was dry for almost all of the day except with some rain mixing it up during the last couple of finals. Olly Jefferies took the TQ in the Touring Modified class and he also walked away with the win in the A-main from Kyle Branson in 2nd and Michael Johnson in 3rd.
The third round of the West German IC Track regionals, qualifiers foe the German Nationals, was held at the Dormagen track over the weekend. In the premier 1/8th IC Track Class 1 it was Steven Cuypers from The Netherlands with the overall TQ from Merlin Depta on the 2 spot. The 30-minute main final then saw Serpent driver Merlin holding the upper hand, taking the win some seven seconds in front of Robbin Hertong (ARC) as Tobias Hepp (Serpent) came in 3rd to round out the podium. Top qualifier Steven suffered and DNF and only came in 8th place.