Xray have released details of their new 4-hole large-bore shock pistons which have been designed specifically for use with the wider XRAY shock absorbers, that are sold for the XT8 and XB8 EC. The newly-redesigned pistons use a new production process to improve roundness, ensuring perfect piston movement in all four shocks and each of the pistons have four straight holes, in sizes of 1.3mm 1.4mm and 1.5mm, in every set. The 4-hole pistons with the same hole diameter have increased oil flow compared to pistons with fewer holes (for example, 2-hole pistons). This allows the use of thicker shock oil, which will allow for different damping characteristics.
Qualifying is over for this years ROAR Gas Buggy Nationals in Missouri, and the man who has shown great pace from the first practice session through to all the rounds of qualifying, Team Associateds Ryan Maifield, has claimed pole position for Sundays 60 minute A-main race. Taylor James, racing for Jammin lines up in 2nd position while Jared Tebo, racing the yet to be released O’Donnell buggy, did a great job after a poor first round of qualifying to bounce back and claim the 3rd starting position. We hope to bring you the final results, as we get them, from tomorrows mains.
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Rain has been heavily effecting this weekends ROAR Gas Buggy Nationals that are being held at the St. Louis Dirt Burners track in Missouri. With the weather basically eliminating all but a handful of practice sessions for the 300+ entries setups have not been perfected heading into qualifying. Yesterday saw the first round of qualifying, take place under dry weather conditions but on a track that is still soft from the rain. In that session it was Associated RC8 driver Ryan Maifield that took the fastest time in this round ahead of Jammin racer James Taylor, while World Champion Mark Pavidis, racing for Kyosho, ended up with the 3rd fastest time. Qualifying continues today, hopefully under dry conditions, and we will bring you an update after todays sessions.
Our partner Neo Buggy are running a great competition right now to win a Neo Buggy branded pit mat from Upgrade RC. Simply predict the winner of this weekends ROAR 1/8th Buggy Nationals, and win and be one of the first 5 correct answers, to win this great prize. Entries close 1 hour before tomorrows main final so get your entries in quickly.
Trinity have announced their new DUO line of brushless motors which have been designed to be completely speed control friendly. These motors have been designed with connections for both sensor and sensorless speed controls and will work equally well with either style. You are no longer limited to motor choice because of the type of speed control you already own. Available in 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 turn versions, expect to see them in July.
Mirage Racing in the UK are currently looking for team members to join their Hot Bodies 1/8th scale Rally X team, to race the soon to be released HB Lightning 2 Pro Evo.
Mirage are looking for fun loving racers to join the HB Rally Cross team. No matter if you are a national winner or a park basher we are happy to hear from you. If you want to join a professional team then this is the perfect opportunity for you! If you are interested in becoming a member of the HB racing team then please email a copy of your racing CV, BRCA number and why you would be good for team HB to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kyosho France have a number of new optionals for the Evolva and Inferno MP777 displayed on their website that have just been made available. First up for the Evolva are these pretty cool looking setup wheels, which are pretty unique in that its rare to see them for 1/8th circuit cars. They are sold in a set of 4, feature a rubber o-ring around the circumference and are anodised grey. Next up, again for the Evolva, are some lightweight wide off-set front wheel axles that come supplied with spacing shims, we presume to enable you to set the amount of offset required. For the MP777 come some anodised wheels nuts in brown, red and blue and also available are aluminium steering blocks, that feature nylon inserts for using smaller bearings.
Sportwerks have announced the release of the Reaction RTR, which has been designed to be the easiest way to get started in nitro RC. The Reaction features a push-button starting system and electric reverse so you won’t need to worry about pull cords, starter boxes or handheld starters thanks to the on-board electric motor and transmitter-activated starter. Just press the button and the engine roars to life, ready for any track or backyard. And, if you run out of fuel or get stuck, the electric reverse option lets you drive the truck back to you quickly and simply. Built on a sturdy, durable chassis, the Reaction is designed for hours of high-speed, hassle-free nitro excitement.