Last weekend we told you about the Niteline RC18R from Team Associated, and now they have released a large action shot of the car as well as a studio picture to give a better look at this cartoon style Nissan Skyline body. The Niteline is the latest addition to a large range of RC18 chassis’, following on from the multi terrain rally versions and the previous buggy, stadium truck and monster truck versions.
Just like its cousins the 18T, 18B and 18MT, everything is included-the car, transmitter, motor, battery and charger are all in the box at no extra cost. All you’ll need to do is charge the included race pack and add eight double A batteries and you are racing!
We were contacted by our partners at the RC Pro Series with a report from the first round of the Great Lakes Division, held in Ontario, Canada at the end of May at the Hamilton track. Here is the full report from that event.
With RC-Pro making its first venture into the Canada this was surely going to be a good race. The Can-Am Challenge has grown on its own merit in the three years the Ontario 1/8 On-Road Racing Club has been in existence. Some big names from the Midwest Series crossed the border for their first trip to the challenging layout in Hamilton. This was surely more of a Can-Am Challenge than in the previous year’s races.
In addition to the Exclusive on their new rubber tire range, JACO also provided us with information, and again and Exclusive first image, of their new 1/12th scale foam tires and awesome new wheels. Replacing their current line of wheels, these new tires come mounted on the all new large diameter ‘Prism’ wheel and have already proven themselves in competition, by winning the Stock Invitational race at ‘The Gate’ by over a full lap. These revolutionary tires come trued to a race-ready diameter and will be available in 5 different compounds for front and 5 different compounds for rears, and the best part is that less rubber on the wheel means a lower price to the consumer, so expect to pay $16.00 for fronts and $18.00 for rears when they are released in a week or so.
JACO, the manufacturer of high quality foam R/C tires, were in touch to let us know that they are now entering the rubber tire market and gave us the Exclusive first photo of their new Rubberz. The new JACO pre-mounted sedan tires are the latest addition to their growing line of quality products and extensive testing by their world class racing team has resulted in the development of four all new rubber compounds for racing – #2424 Yellow (Soft), #2428 Green (Med-soft), #2432 Blue (Med-firm) and #2436 Orange (Firm). These tires come with the wheel, insert, and belted tire pre-assembled, just bolt them on and race! $45.00 USD for a set of 4 pre-mounted tires.
Last weekend at the GMC club of Geneva, saw the 2nd round of the Swiss electric Touring car Nationals take place under changing weather conditions. Sundays qualifying started late due to rain but when the sun came out and the track dried it was decided to make the race based on 5 qualification runs with the best 3 counting towards the final result. In the modified class, it was round 1 winner Mario Rigert, driving for Xray, that showed his class winning 4 of the 5 finals to take the overall win ahead of Corally pairing of Marc Bösiger in 2nd and Philipp Huber in 3rd.
View the full race report as well as lots of photos here.
We brought you information about shock bodies from Japanese firm, Riemon Speed Works before, and today they have announced more metal optionals, including more shock bodies. In the picture above you can see on the left, new metal shock bodies for the Kyosho Lazer ZX-5, the left shock body being a prototype made from brass and the aluminum version on the right the final sale version. In the middle of the image are the prototype and final shock bodies for the Tamiya M-chassis while the final product on the right are hex adaptors for 1/10th touring cars, which have been made from brass to apparentley help transfer the power from the tires to the ground in low grip conditions. Available this month.
Robitronic have released a new front ball differential for their Avid electric touring car as well as making the announcement that they will give current owners of the car a replacement set of hardened driveshafts, which i suppose replaces the original versions that were perhaps breaking or twisting. These hardened shafts will be included in all upcoming releases of the kit and to receive your free replacement, simply ask your Robitronic dealer.
We were contacted by Team Magic to let us know that they are auctioning off two of their most special new G4+ 1/10th 200mm kit on EBay. Limited to only 999 kits worldwide you have the opportunity to own the kit numbers 999/001 or 999/999 which are currently opening for bidding on EBay and will be there for the next 4 days. These 2 exclusive G4+ packages will also include a limited edition G4+ t-shirt and a G4+ certificate signed by 2006 European Champion Dario Balestri. At the time of writing this, both kits are over $700 with the #999 being the most expensive, strangely enough.
Check out the auction here.