JConcepts have announced the release of their 1999 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning for Street Eliminator drag racing. The SVT F-150 Lightning body is built low and excels when converted to a JConcepts Street Eliminator concept. The high-speed shell features a very scale look, and with the addition of a rear spoiler, helps the F-150 speed in the correct direction. Exterior elements that distinguish the Lightning from the regular F-150 include new upper and lower front grilles with a horizontal design that is unique to the Lightning in the F-Series line. The headlights, taillights, side-marker lights, and the signature round fog lights all match the 1:1 counterpart found only on the Lightning, which give the exterior a clean, jewel-like appearance. The cab’s center high-mounted stop lamp also is unique to the Lightning, and is created with a simple detailed decal. The body comes clear, made of heavy-duty polycarbonate with protective film and it includes window masks and detailed Ford decals.
X-Grip distributors Mikimodel have introduced new pre-trued foam tyres for 190mm electric touring cars. The tyres come in a single front and a single rear compound that offer exceptional durability and make for an easy to drive car. The wheel diameter is identical to rubber tyre rims and the tyres come pre-trued to a diameter of 64mm, meaning they are usable directly and without the need to true or sand them down.
The East Shrewsbury BRC held the Weston Park race last weekend, attracting some of the UK’s fastest 1/8th off-road racers. After taking the top spot on the grid with five top qualifier runs in the Nitro Buggy class, Jon Howells went on to win the 20-minute A-main leading from start to finish. Steve Shakespear came in 2nd and Matt Francis came home in 3rd place.
This year’s Swedish 1/10 Off-road Championship was held during the week of motorsport in Karlskoga, Sweden. The two hosting clubs, Bofors MRK and Orebro RBC, both put a lot of effort into making this happen with a setup of a temporary grass track and a big tent to pit in for all the participants. In 2WD Buggy it was a battle between Alexander Landen and Wilhelm Skjoldebrand, an Alexander took the TQ in the opening qualifying round, but Wilhelm secured the final three rounds.
The Pro-Line Raceway in Banning, California played host to round 1 of the Dash 4 Cash series last weekend. In the Pro Nitro Buggy class it was Mugen’s Adam Drake with the TQ and also the overall win in the 15-minute A-main encounter. HB Racing’s Tyler Brown would finish the race on the 2 spot, a la down on Adam as Jose Alvaro (TLR) came in 3rd to round out the podium.
Coming from Tekno RC and made for their line of off-road vehicles is a hardened steel diff case. CNC machined from steel and hardened, this diff case handles the extreme conditions found when pushing the vehicles to the limit. Although a steel diff case is perfectly suited for the MT410 or ET48 with a huge motor or 6S battery, it can also be used as a tuning option to help reduce wheel spin when racing the ET48, EB48, NT48, NB48 or SCT410 kits. The hardened steel diff case is a direct replacement for composite diff case and can be used in the front, centre or rear differentials.
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.