Hot Bodies have released this Chassis Protect Sheet, essentially a large clear plastic sticker, to provide extra durability and protection for your chassis, whether you’re racing off-road or on road. The clear self-adhesive PTFE plastic is very slick and provides minimum friction if your car bottoms out, or slides over bumps, while the sheet keeps scratches and nicks off your graphite or aluminium chassis plate.
Edit, the optional parts maker, have announced the release of this new bearing set for the Team Associated RC10B4. These bearings are better than the stock bearings that come in the stock kit, allowing you to see a difference on the track and at the workbench. ABEC 3 (ISO Class 6) rated, these bearings are of a higher precision than most manufacturers standard bearings with tighter tolerances for fit.
Recab, the French engine tuners, have released the Pro version of their hand tuned OS VZ-B V-Spec 3.5cc buggy engine. These engines feature a black treated crankcase and cooling head, ceramic main bearing and each engine has been hand tuned and assembled with matched parts. The hand work done to the motor includes hard black treating of the crankcase, hard black treating of the crankshaft and the crankshaft has also been lightened, had the timing changed for more power as well as optimisation work done to the crank bell.
The third round of the BRCA electric buggy nationals were held last weekend multi surface Bury Metro track in the mid west of England. The weather for the weekend was for rain but that rain never turned up and instead the capacity crowd were treated to some scorching sun. The 2wd class was completely dominated by World Champion Neil Cragg who took the TQ and easily won the race with his Associated B4 while in 4wd it was Losi racer Darren Bloomfield that took the TQ and the event win.
Robitronic continue to expand their tool range with the introduction of this clutch shoe tool which makes the installation and removal of clutches on engines much easier. Place the clutch shoe and spring on the flywheel pin and press the Clutch Shoe Tool onto the engine shaft. Rotate the tool between the clutch spring and fly wheel nut and press (assembly) or pull (remove) the shoes on the flywheel. Works with 2, 3 and 4-shoe clutches.
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Our partners Neo Buggy have a report from round 7 of the FSORS that was held at the new Farmer’s Raceway in Tampa Florida last weekend. In 1/8 Truck, it was series defending champion, Gene ‘the machine’ Hickerson, who took TQ in round 1 & 2 with his CEN Matrix TR Arena. In the 30 minute A-main it was all Hickerson again who lead from start to finish, lapping everyone but JJ Turk in 2nd with 3rd place going to Anton Watson. In the 1/8 Buggy class it Kyosho’s Ryan Eckert who again took TQ in round 1 & 2 while at the start of the 30 minute A-main, Jason Ruona took the early lead, followed by Hickerson and Eckert closely behind. Thunder Tiger racer JR Mitch worked his way up from 10th spot on the grid to move into 2nd before Ruona ran out of fuel near the end, and Mitch could take the win followed home by Eckert in 2nd and Hickerson in 3rd.
Texas based body shell manufacturer Majestic RC have released this, their latest creation, for the Losi 8ight. Suitable for both the standard 8ight and the RTR version, this body features revised styling, is made from .060 thickness polycarbonate and comes with overspray protection.
The second round of the BRCA Truggy Pro championships was run last weekend at the Broxtowe J28M1 track in Mansfield in the midlands of Britain. Qualifying saw Hobao racer Graham Alsop make the only 8 lap run to take the event TQ, with Simon Willets and Jon Hazlewood lining up behind in 2nd and 3rd on the grid respectively. The final saw Graham race ahead to a clear victory, 2 laps in front of round 1 winner Jon Hazlewood, racing the Xray XT8, in 2nd with Hong Nor racer Simon Willets finishing in 3rd.