Round 6 of the Hungarian Off-road Nationals was hosted by the Homokbödöge Sport Klub last weekend. Xray’s Max Götzl was able to TQ all qualifying rounds in both 1/8th Nitro and E-Buggy, to take the overall TQs in both classes. Antonia Kovalzski would qualify 2nd and Daniel Schweizer 3rd in E-Nuggy, while Daniel Schweizer and Julius Siklodi came in 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Nitro class. In the 30-minute Nitro A-main Max would continue to dominate, taking the win from tone to tone, leaving behind Xray teammate, Pál Vasvári 2nd and HB Racing’s Julius Siklodi in 3rd.
The second round of the Danish DRCMU 1/10th Electric Off-road Nationals was held at the Black Track Nysum facilities this past weekend. In the 2WD Mod Buggy class it was Team Associated’s Marcus Kaerup with the overall TQ from Yokomo’s Frederik Hovgaard in 2nd. The triple A-mains saw young Marcus walking away with the wins in A1 and A2 for an early overall victory as Jonas Kaerup (Team Associated) cemented his overall runner-up position with a win in A3. Frederik Hovgaard had to settle for 3rd overall.
The third Nemo Raceway Race was held this past weekend with once again some of the UK’s fastest 1/8th off-road racers in attendance. In the Nitro Buggy class it was SWorkz’s Elliott Boots with the overall TQ and he also came out swinging in the 20-minute A-main event, leaving behind HB Racing’s Graham Alsop in 2nd, some 19 seconds behind. Agama’s Lee Martin would round out the top 3 result another five seconds back as Lewis Jones and Jack Hirst came in 4th and 5th respectively. Jamie Hall, Kevin Brunsden and Richard Barton completed the 8-car main result.
Round 4 of the North West Nitro Summer Series was held in Blackpool, UK this past weekend. In the Nitro Buggy class it was Keiran Cox (Xray) with the win in the A-final, a lap in front of Nick Cox (HB Racing). Chris Sharpe-Simkiss (SWorkz) came in 3rd overall, while Colin Brennan and Callum Akerody-Bench rounded out the top 5 result.
Coming from VP-Pro is their new 13mm to 45mm off-road ride height gauge. The tool is machined from high-quality aluminium, it comes black anodised for looks and features a double-sided laser-engraved scale to allow for easy ride height value reading.
Bittydesign’s Vision design buggy body shell is now also available for the Tekno NB48 2.0 buggy. The lid features Bittydesign’s futuristic Vision shape that will offer optimised aerodynamics, a balanced feel and looks to match. The pre-cut body is moulded from high-quality 1mm Lexan polycarbonate, it comes including window masks, overspray protective film and a decal sheet.
JConcepts have announced the release of their new 1984 Ford F-250 monster truck body shell. Considered to be the last of the “classic” Ford trucks, the 1984 model screams 80’s style and features a Ford oval placed in the center of the grille. The square body trucks from this generation are just plain mean and with the single cab design, long bed and flat body panels, tradition was an important part to the JConcepts design team. The Ford bloodline runs deep with the hard body lines running horizontally top and bottom which helps to create a rigid panel. The front windshield is large and in charge and offers the scale driver a clear view of the road ahead. The JConcepts manufactured body measures 6.50” width and built for a 10.75” wheelbase truck. The body is carved with traditional rectangle arched wheel wells and work perfectly for the typical RC monster truck. The set includes a clear body shell, paint mask for all windows and detailed Ford and JConcepts logo decal sheet.
Reds Racing have launched their new 1/10 VX3 Factory Selected electric brushless motors. They are hand-built, selected and the top five percent of tested motors of every batch with the hall sensor variance being within one degree or better. Each motor is hand-assembled, shimmed and tested by Reds Racing’s tech department. Timing, kV rating and Amp draw are tested on the dyno for maximum performance and the Factory Selected motors come with new titanium screws to increase performance. Furthermore each motor comes with a quality control certificate showing each motor’s main specifications such as KV, current, timing and shimming. Available are 4.5T to 8.5T Modified as well as 10.5T to 25.5T Stock motors.