Coming from RC Maker is their new 3D Pro touring car shock restrictor set. The shock restrictors can be used for two main functions: Getting perfect weight balance on your chassis using scales and de-tweaking the car’s shock towers. The shock restrictors make balancing the chassis on the scales easier than ever. With mid motor touring cars being more reliant on weight distribution than ever, it is important to be able to get an accurate reading on the front to rear, and side to side balance of the car. These restrictors slot into low profile shock shaft, and fix the resting shock distance of the car to 7mm. This is roughly a normal ride height setting on most chassis, and turns the shock into a “turnbuckle” at ride height. This removes any impacts the spring shock collar pressure has on the reading of the weight distribution and gives the actual reading of weight on all 4 corners of the car.
Made for the Team Associated DR10 and as well as the B5 series of buggies is Lunsford Racing’s titanium front axle set. Precision-machined from high-quality Grade 5 titanium the axle shafts are about 45 percent lighter than steel while offering a significant increase in shear strength over aluminium all while offering anti-corrosion properties greater than stainless steel. The axles include stainless steel button head screws and they come as pair.
Coming from T-Works is their new multi-purpose took that includes a range of larger 8mm to 17mm nut drivers. The base is a sturdy black-anodised aluminium handle that accepts the included dual 8mm/10mm nut driver as well as the hard-coated 7075-T6 aluminium 17mm and long shaft 17mm nut drivers all of which help making building, maintaining and setting up 1/8th scale nitro vehicles a lot easier. The tool tips can be attached centrally and also using the outer mounting positions, allowing to change between a balanced feel or maximum torque during undoing or tightening screws. The tool set comes in a sturdy, semi-transparent box with the tools resting in a pre-cut foam for secure storage and transport.
VP-Pro have announced the release of their new ergonomically-shaped fuel stick for the use with 1/8th and 1/10th scale nitro vehicles. The fuel gun features an extended nozzle to easily clear touring and GT body shells, it features six diffusor holes for quick venting and refilling and the non-slip surface ensures fast and accurate handling.
The Circuito de Elechas track in Elechas, Cantabria, Spain hosted round 3 of the Cantabro regional championship this past weekend. Bernardo Diez Vega would make a clean sweep in the Formula class qualifiers and he also took home the wins in the triple A-main events for an early overall victory. Fernando Moro came in 2nd overall as Aitor Fernandez rounded out the top 3 result.
Horizon Hobby have announced the acquisition of Pro-Line Racing, known for their hugely popular tyres, body shells and accessories. “Pro-Line Racing is one of the strongest RC brands in the world, with over 38 years of providing innovative products,” Chris Dickerson, Horizon’s President, said. “Horizon has a longstanding partnership with Pro-Line. Throughout our relationship, we’ve always admired Pro-Line’s commitment to expanding the customer experience through innovative product design.” Dickerson continued, “Beyond the product, we’ve always admired the Pro-Line team’s passion and feel they share the same values as Horizon. We are very confident this will be a strong cultural fit.” Todd Mattson, Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Pro-Line, said, “For over 38 years, Pro-Line Racing has created unforgettable memories for the everyday backyard hero and won 12 IFMAR World Championship titles. We are proud to have built a strong brand with Pro-Line that is known for innovation and quality. Our partnership with Horizon creates significant opportunity for us to take Pro-Line to the next level by leveraging Horizon’s resources, such as global marketing and distribution channels.”
The 2020 Quebec Classic race was hosted by Bego Racing RC Raceway this past weekend, attracting over 240 entries. The 1/8th Nitro Buggy class saw Xray’s Ty Tessmann taking the overall TQ and he also came out on top in the 30-minute A-main event. leaving behind Xray teammate, Mark Sousa in 2nd. Sam Langer (Mugen) would end the race in 3rd, some two laps behind as Abiye Birku (Serpent) and Olivier Raposo (Team Associated) ended the race in 4th and 5th respectively.
The MRC Wiener Neustadt club hosted round 3 of their club race series this past weekend in preparation of the forthcoming Austrian National in about three weeks time. In the Touring Modified class it was 2nd place qualifier, Dominic Vogl with the win from Patrick Gollner in 2nd. Marcell Wostalek came in 3rd overall as top qualifier, Sascha Klug had to settle for 4th overall.