New from Wallie Builds for the RC8B3.2 come these 5mm thick blue carbon front and rear shock towers and matching 2.5mm thick 1-piece wing button. The rear shock tower has two sets of holes for the wing mount which allows for 0mm, +8mm or +16mm wing heights. Another feature is that, if the +8mm wing mount is unavailable, you can use the 0mm wing mount in the upper holes and get the +8mm height.
Exotek Racing have released these high performance machined POM 48P spur gears for all Exotek slipper eliminator hubs. The gears are 100% machined POM to ensure true roundness, with extra interior machining to reduce overall weight for reduced rotating mass. Much stiffer and truer than moulded nylon spur gears, they require 3 x M3x6 button head screws. Available in 81T and 84T versions.
XTR Racing have introduced their new EFRA 2149 exhaust system for offroad. This high quality aluminium exhaust has been designed to produce a precise and linear throttle response in the low to mid RPM range with a great top end speed. This pipe set will provide great power to your engine up to the high RPM range and an easy to drive power curve. The pipe set includes exhaust, manifold, gaskets and mounted springs.
This past weekend the 2020 Reds GP, organised by Italian brand Reds Racing, took place at the OSPY Team track in Gussao, Italy, the track crew doing a great job to get everything ready following heavy rain in the build up to the event. Attracting some of the quickest drivers from Italy and neighbouring countries, it was Infinity driver Riccardo Berton that was the man to beat after 5 rounds of qualifying. Elliott Boots (SWorkz) would line up 2nd ahead of Mattia Polito (Kyosho) and Davide Ongaro (Associated). In the 45 minute final, Ongaro would work his way to the front and take the win, followed closely by Boots in the 2nd, while Polito would round out the podium in 3rd.
Round 1 of the popular Essex Carpet Clash events took place last weekend for its third series at a new venue, in Brentwood Essex, south of the UK. The larger hall greeted the racers allowing for social distancing to take place for all attendees running 2WD (being the only class this series). The track had a flowing layout with nice features and jumps allowing for racing and a satisfying lap. Last year’s champion Ellis Stafford, hit the ground running taking all 4 qualifying rounds and giving him pole position for the 3 leg finals. The finals would make for some awesome, exciting and close racing. Pole man Stafford would only be able to take 2nd overall, following little mistakes in the finals meaning he had to fight his way back through the field. 2nd placed qualifier William Venables would walk away with the overall round win having decent and consistent finishing positions. But this wasn’t made easy for him, as he had to hold off a fast chasing Harley Eldridge who finished 3rd overall, in some close extremely close racing.
T-Works have introduced an addition to their range of carbon fibre wing buttons, this time for the JQ TheCar. The 1-piece wing button is machined from high-quality carbon fibre and makes for easier wing mounting, improved looks and better wing support, especially when running lightweight polycarbonate wings. The buttons come including gold-coloured mounting hardware.
Now available from Leadfinger Racing is their A2.1 Tactic body shell for the TLR 8ight-X buggy. Offering a completely different look to the standard 8ight-X body, the proven Tactic cab-forward design sports the roof mounted shark fin for improved straight line stability and airflow towards the rear wing. Recessed upper side pod areas create a new low-profile look and raised rear portions further help with aerodynamic efficiency. The body is made of high-quality polycarbonate, it includes a front wing and it is available now.
Xray have released the full details on their new XB2 2021 1/10th 2wd buggy. This latest iteration puts a focus on the front of the car, with particular attention paid to the steering system. Improved steering system geometry makes the car more predictable, easier to drive and faster in high speed corners, while new steering parts include new steering arms, new Ackermann plate, new servo link, and a new offset servo horn. The XB2 now includes 3-slot graphite steering block extension for improved steering in slower corners and more corner speed in high speed sections. New front and rear shock towers with denser upper shock mounting positions provide ultrafine set-up adjustments and longer front shock shafts and shock bodies maintain proper down travel with the new shock tower. The configuration is now unified for both Carpet and Dirt editions for all track conditions. Other new items include new front roll centre holder with a wider mounting position to reduce diving effect in high speed corners and integrated anti-roll bar mount, all-new Gamma 2C body and Tec wing in the XB2C’21 for improved rotation in corners and better stability at high speeds, or all-new Gamma 2D body and Rank wing in the XB2D’21 for maximised overall grip and rear stability.