OfficinaRC’s new series of tungsten copper screws are designed for those looking to bring the weight distribution and centre of gravity of their car to the next level. These countersunk head screws come in three sizes, 3x5mm, 3x6mm and 3x8mm, and enable you to add a large amount of weight at any point in the car in the lowest possible point under the chassis. Sold in packs of 4, due to the nature of the material they require care not to damage the head when fastening them.
T-Works continue to give the Tamiya TC-01 plenty of attention, today releasing this set of suspension mount adjustment spacers. Also suitable for the M07 chassis, they feature a U-shaped design meaning that you only need to slightly loosen the suspension mount screw to insert or remove the spacer. Sold as a pack of 8 pieces.
Mon-Tech Racing from Italy have released a first teaser image of an upcoming new body shell release. No official information is available yet, but the focal point shown in the photo is the rear window louvers/engine grill from a GT body shell perhaps. We bring you more details on the project as we get them.
Having recently released the Gripz Evo tire for 1/8th buggy, VP-Pro have now brought this thread pattern to Short Course. The mini square pin tyre works on nearly every track surface, from damp or muddy loam to dry and dusty hard-packed blue groove. The light weight tyre excels especially in qualifying when speed and agility is the main target with the small and evenly spaced lugs allowing to cut through dust, clean out in wet conditions, and skim over bumps and ruts without causing traction rolling like larger pin tyres. The tyre is available in M2, M3 & M4 rubber compounds and come pre mounted on black, white or yellow rims.
Reedy’s new electronic power switch is a reliable and versatile alternative for 1:8 racers fed up with failure-prone mechanical switches. The LiPo mode option prevents over-discharging your receiver battery, while on-board LEDs serve as a battery capacity indicator displaying real-time state of charge. The lightweight and compact design mounts with double-sided tape or use the included transponder mounting bracket, depending on your desired configuration.
The Euro Touring Series (ETS) finally got back underway last weekend, after the Coronavirus situation forced the delay to the 2020 season. The newly re-surfaced and re-configured Arena 33 circuit in Andernach, Germany was the host for the return of the famous series and attracted around 200 entries – impressive given the situation and the travel restrictions that continue to affect events in Europe. In the Modified class, Yokomo’s Ronald Volker took the first two rounds of qualifying, putting him in a strong position early on. The German driver led Q1 ahead of Awesomatix’s Lucas Urbain and Xray’s Bruno Coelho, whilst Q2 saw second and third places reversed as Urbain showed his intention to challenge the “big three” at this event. Marc Rheinard took the challenge to Ronald in Q3 to get his event back on track, the Tonisport/Awesomatix driver leading Volker and Coelho in the round. Q4 would then decide pole position between the two German rivals, but it was Urbain who took his first ever ETS round TQ to lead, leaving Rheinard in second and Alexander Hagberg having his best result in third. This left Volker on pole, ahead of Rheinard, Urbain, Coelho and Hagberg.
Ruddog Product’s new air filter foams provide optimum protection for your 1/8th scale off-road nitro engine. Made from quality foam in Germany, these filters offer improved filter performance and life compared to kit filters, which results in longer engine lifetime. Pre-oiled with high-performance synthetic oil and ready to use in your nitro buggy, they come in packs of 12 and are available in 3 different types, for Mugen, Kyosho and a third set for the RC8B3, 8ight, D819, SRX8 & NB48 2.0.
The Southern Nationals 2020, run by Racetime Entertainment, were held last weekend in West Monroe, Louisiana on a beautifully presented dirt track at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center. Attracting most of the US 1/8th scale top guns, the blue ribboned Pro Nitro buggy class saw Mugen/JConcepts driver Ryan Maifield lead the field in qualifying, doing a clean sweep in all 3 rounds. Behind, Spencer Rivkin (Associated) would line up in 2nd with Dakotah Phend (TLR), Ryan Lutz (Agama) and Jared Tebo (Tekno) completing the top 5. Getting his head down early in the race, Maifield was able to convert the top starting spot into the win to bring it home just over 7 seconds ahead of Tebo who took just some 7 laps to move up from 5th into the runner up spot. Dakotah Phend would take the 3rd spot, having dropped back early, finishing where he started. Ryan Lutz would bring his Agama home in 4th with HB driver Cole Ogden 5th of the 18 starters in the 30 minute main.