January 3, 2007

RB Products new World Champion revealed

Nicolas Vouilloz

Just before christmas RB ran a competition on their site to guess the identity of their new World Champion driver. Well in what has turned out to be a great anti-climax for us news hounds it appears that that drivers identity is 10 time World Champion mountain biker Nicolas Vouilloz. I wont even pretend to have heard of him before but apart from his skills on a mountain bike it turns out that he is pretty nifty in a rally car too.

You can find out more about Nicolas Vouilloz here.

Source: RB Products [rbproducts.com]

January 3, 2007

Sonke Matz to race Losi 8ight

Sönke Matz to race Losi 8ight

According to our site partners Buggy-Sport, Former Euro B Champion Sonke Matz has agreed to race for Team Losi in 2007 having left Kyosho at the end of last year. Driving for the German Graupner team he will stay with CMB engines, Red Alert Fuel and Eck-Tec parts.

Source: Buggy-Sport [buggy-sport.info]

January 2, 2007

Team Associated officially announce their 1/8th project

Team Assoicated - Ryan Maifield

In an announcement from Team Associated today, the US company owned by Thunder Tiger, have confirmed, what was a badly kept secret, that they will enter into the 1/8th scale buggy market with their ‘Factory Team RC8’. The statement also confirmed the identity of their team who will race and further develop the car.

Set to lead the Worldwide racing campaign for the RC8 are current ROAR 1/8th Scale National Champion, Ryan Maifield, two-time IFMAR World Champion Ryan Cavalieri and multi-time U.S. National Champion, Richard Saxton. In addition, ROAR “A” main finalist JR Mitch and Kyle Skidmore will focus on regional events and select National contests in the United States.

You can read the full statement here.

Source: Neo-Buggy [neo-buggy.net]

January 1, 2007

Video of first M1B Testing in Australia


Our site partners Rube Dude are very excited about the new Team Magic M1B, and along with making a very thorough and well written build and review article they have also started testing the new car on the track and above we have the video of the first test in Australia for the new car in the hands of Ben Darley and Ari Bakla.

Source: Rube Dude [rubeduderc.com]

December 28, 2006

Outerwears Pre Filter

Outerwears Pre Filter

Outerwears have released this neat pre filter that stops the heavy crap that builds up on your airfilter before getting to the foam underneath, thus allowing the filter to do the job it was intended for. It says its designed to fit the stock air filter that comes on the RTR Losi 8ight but im sure it would work on others too.

Outerwears Pre-filters have been tested and proven to provide maximum performance from your hi-performance air filter longer. Pre-filters deflect dirt away from the air filter instead of packing up and slowing down air flow.

Source: RCCA [radiocontrolzone.com]

December 28, 2006

Jammin release new Pro .21 & .28 Engines

Jammin engines

Jammin have announced the release of 2 new pro engines, a .21 and a .28 motor. Both engines have been optimised for off road racing and both feature turbo plugs as well as a number of other performance enhancing improvements.

Tweaks to the materials, crank timing, and tolerances all played a part in getting the engine to the high performance edge that Jammin Jay requires. Both engines deliver excellent bottom end power with great top end run out.

Source: OFNA [ofna.com]

December 27, 2006

Xtreme Racing release MBX5R shock tower

Xtreme MBX5R Shock Tower

Xtreme Racing have released this 4mm thick carbon fibre rear shock tower for the Mugen MBX5R. With the abuse that these parts experience on the track it is important that they can stand up to the punishment and these ones look like they could. The shock tower is a direct replacement but also contains an extra row of shock mounting holes for further adjustment. Xtreme Racing have also released carbon shock towers for the MBX5T too.

Source: Xtreme Racing [xtremercracing.com]