Neo Buggy have some news from World Champion engine maker O.S. about their new 3.5cc VZB V-Spec Alu headed buggy engine. The engine appears to be the same as the magnesium headed VZB, however features a more conventional aluminium head for those racers wanting the power of the V-Spec but on a tighter budget. The headâ€™s styling also differs from the distinctive magnesium version as a result of the heat conduction characteristics of aluminium, which mean a smaller diameter can be used, and also allows for a new engine head shape. The weight difference is also kept to a minimum with the alu head only 25g heavier than the Magnesium version.
More news from Kyosho, this time they were in contact to let us know that their team driver Doug “Casper” Nielsen took the win in the 2WD modified class during round 3 of the JBRL Series in Southern California, with his Banzai-powered Kyosho Ultima RB5. The Jimmy Babcock Racing League is a Southern California Series that features eight races. Nielsen qualified second after having only run one complete qualifying round, and then was able to turn in his best performance during the A-main with a wire-to-wire victory.
GS Racing have released three new colors of Truggy Dish Wheel for you to choose from. Available in white, fluorescent yellow and reflective silver these new wheels offer racers different choices to enhance the visuals of their truggy, without compromising performance.
HoBao have released this new optional for their Hyper 8 that allows the user to easily adjust the cars Ackermann and toe settings. When mounted in the car there are now 3 positioning holes for the steering rod, to adjust the Ackermann while in the center is a screw which you can easily adjust to increase or reduce the space between the two ends of the steering plate, increasing or reducing the cars front toe out.
Another report from Xray, this time from the first round of the 1/8th TT Norwegian National Championships that were held last weekend. Xray driver Morten Thorkildsen won his semi final to take the number 1 spot for the final where he was able to pull away and stretch out a lead and despite running out of fuel 100 meters before the end, could take the win in front of Losi 8ight racer Viggo Andreassen in 2nd and Kyosho racer Rune Karlsen in 3rd.
Kyosho were in touch to tell us that their team driver Johnny LoGiudice has earned the title of RC Pro Series Modified National Champion for 2007 driving a Kyosho Ultima RB5 in the 2WD class and a Kyosho Lazer ZX-5 in the 4WD class.
During the final event of the season, LoGiudice took TQ and was well on the way to a win when a motor failure took him out of the running, but he had already accumulated enough points to capture the National Championship in the class. LoGiudice and Elliot Manchez, also driving a Kyosho Lazer ZX-5, qualified first and second. LoGiudice was a full second faster per lap and finished with a full lap on the entire field while Manchez finished in second. Congratulations to Johnny LoGiudice as the 2007 RC Pro Series 2WD and 4WD Modified National Champion.
Yet another exclusive first look at some new products by Much More, from our site partners RC Forum in Korea. According to the report, the Motoreal is one of the 2 new ranges of brushless motors soon to be released by Much More and these are the modified motor versions. These particular motors are available for on road touring class with 3.5 and 4.5 turns while the 2 off road versions come in 5.5 and 6.5 turns.
Belgian company Protech have released more details about their upcoming Truggy, the Yada TRR, that we first showed you when it was on display at Nuernberg in February. As you can see this truggy comes pre built as a ready to run and would not be considered a competition car by any means but still doesnt mean it wont be raced and we’re sure it will be up to the job considering its specs. Coming with a .26 engines, the car sports front CVDs, 3 gear differentials, high grade aluminium chassis and shocks, dual brake disks and is fully ball-raced.