September 20, 2007

Team AJ Wrench and bearings

 Team AJ Wrench and bearings

Japanese firm Team AJ have released 2 new products, the first is this lightweight alumnium suspension arm nut wrench which is used with the Mugen MBX5R/T when trying to get at the cars front differential. This wrench is for the 4 millimeter nylon locknut that holds the front suspension pin in place and is designed in such a way that its easy to get at the nut. The other product from Team AJ is a set of 10 high quality rubber sealed ball bearings which are designed for use in gas buggies.

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September 20, 2007

CRC Gen-X and Losi 8ight parts

CRC Gen-X and Losi 8ight parts

Calandra Racing Concepts in the US have released a number of new parts for their own line of carpet racers as well as something for off road buggies. First up the release of a carbon fiber cross brace for the Gen-X (above) which mounts to the CRC lower arms, keeping the front end strong, straight and true even with the heaviest impacts. The brace also acts as a mount for CRC’s new “Long-Arm” option, coming soon for the Pro Strut front end. Also new are a number of super strong and light titanium parts such as upper pivot balls for the Pro Strut front end, front end screws and tie rods, also for the Pro Strut front end. Finally, for the Losi 8ight and 8ight T, CRC have made some “No-Pop” steering balls that capture the link, keeping the tie rod attached to the ball even in the event of a hard impact.

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September 20, 2007

Glenn Phuah wins HPC International ’07

Glenn Phuah wins HPC International ‘07

We briefly mentioned this event in one of our Daily news Round ups the other day but now Xray have a full report from the HPC International, which attracted 60 drivers from all over the region, namely Singapore, Macau, Taiwan and the host country Malaysia. Qualifying saw a comfortable pole position for local Malaysian ace driver David Lim with his Werks-powered Losi, with Singaporean driver Glenn Phuah in an RB-powered Xray 2nd, after the dmap semi finals however Lim was eliminated and wouldnt run in the final. That final began with Hong Nor racer Ah M pulling into the lead after managing to overtake Sam Cheng and Glenn Phuah in the first few minutes of the 45min final. It was a tough final and the lead changed several time times between Sam, Glenn and Ah M. Sam made a slight mistake that gave Glenn an opportunity to take to lead the race leaving Sam to settle for 2nd behind eventual race winner Glenn Phuah, while Danny Teh claimed 3rd.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


September 20, 2007

1st Annual gshobby.com Nitro Jam

1st Annual gshobby.com Nitro Jam

We received this report from JR Mitch on the recent 1st Annual gshobby.com Nitro Jam – With exactly 100 entries, the 1st Annual gshobby.com Nitro Jam held at the 555 Raceway in Bartow, FL amd presented by JR Mitch (Sept 8 & 9) was a success. People began showing up to practice on Thursday and Friday for non-stop track time.

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September 20, 2007

Jammin JP-4 Tuned Pipe Set

Jammin JP-4 Tuned Pipe Set

Jammin have introduced the new JP-4 tuned pipe, designed specifically for 1/8 scale off-road racing to improve mid-range to top-end speed without sacrificing bottom-end punch. Like the rest of the JP pipes, the JP-4 features a smash-proof billet stinger and reliable spring coupler design, and is IFMAR legal meaning you can race it at sanctioned events. Available in two different coatings; hard-anodized or nickel plated chrome, the nickel plated finish is practically impervious to stains while both versions include 2 coupler grommets, springs, set screw and a spring-loaded pipe hanger.

Source: RC Car Action [rccaraction.com]


September 18, 2007

Pearce Stephens joins CEN Racing

Pearce Stephens joins CEN Racing

CEN Racing have announced the latest driver to their team, young talent Pearce Stephens from New Zealand. Pearce brings many qualities and success having taken many top 3 Finishes and TQs in 1/10th Nitro and is the current NZ Champion in On-road Electric. Pearce will be converting back to the exciting class of 1/8th Buggy / Truggy and will be using the CEN Racing Matrix Factory Race Edition.

Source: CEN [cenracing.com]


September 18, 2007

JP Racing 21 B-7T Eagle

JP Racing 21 B-7T Eagle buggy motor

JP Racing have recently announced the release of their latest 1/8th buggy / truggy motor, the Eagle 21 B-7T. Developed to give you great performance, the new sleeve system and new exhaust port design ensures the best compromise between power and fuel consumption, something that Eagle engines are renowned for with many going more than 8 minutes on 1 tank. This engine has been assembled with high speed bearings with the front bearing featuring 2 rubber shields (in and out) protecting the engine against hard dust or water conditions and also a special closed main bearing. Eagle engines come in two versions, normal glow plug or turbo glow plug.

Source: JP Racing [jpracing.com]


September 18, 2007

Ho Hong wins Kyosho Masters in Korea

Jung Ho Hong wins Kyosho Masters in Korea

Xray are reporting on their site about the recent Kyosho Masters held at the Banwol Park Raceway in Korea which was the final big race before this years Korean Nationals. The event saw the TQ spot go to Xray XT8 driver Jung Ho Hong who converted this top qualifying pace into great race pace by going on to win the main final by 1 lap ahead of 2nd place Joong Suk Oh and 3rd place Wook Taek Lee.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]