Coming from Team Associated are three new 7.8×3.5mm washers in 0.5mm, 1.0mm and 2.0mm thickness. The spacers are machined from high-quality aluminium and they come blue anodised for wear and looks. They work great as rear hub spacers – for adjusting the wheelbase – on the RC8B3 and RC8T3 series vehicles but are also usable on 1/10th scale kit. The 10-piece sets are available separately from now on.
The Sic Surface 2019 Queensland State titles saw drivers from the local clubs and some drivers from NSW come to race on the Charger’s RC race track on a lovely Queensland winter weekend. This one of a kind track with the Sic Surface coating, produces a high grip, low maintenance, long wearing track that stands up to the elements, Sic Surface is well known in Australia and New Zealand for their BMX tracks, and Charger’s RC track is the first RC track that the company had done, providing some great racing over the weekend. With the high grip track 2WD Mod was always going to be about how hard you could push the buggy, from early on it was going to be the battle between the Australian and Queensland current champ, Christopher Sturdy and his team mate Alex Bernadzik, Christopher Sturdy taking Q1, Q3 and Q4 to take out the TQ with Alex in 2nd and Mitchell Pratt in 3rd. A1 Alex Bernadzik took the win but in A2 and A3 it was all Christopher Sturdy taking the wins and the title over Alex Bernadzik with Mitchell Pratt in 3rd.
Hobby Action R/C Raceway of Chandler, Arizona played host to the JConcepts Summer INS last weekend. The track is known as one of the finest RC facilities in the US, however the track itself is one of the most challenging surfaces to race on. It really makes the driver to dig deep. You have to be in touch with your car, your setup, your tires, and your ability to not meltdown after a mistake. What Hobby Action teaches is composure, mental strength, line consistency, and speed. This year’s layout was pretty simple, but the jump placement was very tricky and created a lot of opportunities to move forward. Since the layout was simple, the racing was extremely close and everyone loves exciting, close racing. The battle was on in the highly contested 2WD Modified class as Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin was hungry to defend his home turf and his 2WD National title at the Summer INS. But a great qualifying effort by Xray’s Ty Tessmann saw the Canadian on top for the triple mains. Despite starting 2nd, Spencer was on the attack from the very start of A1, but unfortunately for Ty, he didn’t get more than a lap as he DNF’d from a rear-wheel nut.
Coming from Samix and made for the Element RC Enduro trail truck is an aluminium inner and outer driveshaft set. Machined from high-quality aluminium the outer centre driveshaft bodies and inner splines are direct replacements for the standard parts, improving rigidity and durability while adding visual impact. The combo sets include all needed parts to replace the inner driveshaft bodies and they are available in black, green or grey colour.
The annual BRCA Juniors and Veterans Championship took place at a sunny but challenging Telford astroturf track. The event is a great opportunity for the older and younger drivers to shine, and after some great racing it was Phil Sleigh with the win in 4WD Veteran over 40, Tommy Hall went on to win Under 16 2WD and 4WD, Charlie Saunders walked away with the silverware in Under 13 2WD and 4WD winner and Tony Evdoka brought home the Veteran over 50 2WD and 4WD winner Championship. Over 40 2WD was won by Nathan Ralls.
Leadfinger Racing now offers a new look for the Team Associated B74 1/10 scale 4WD buggy with the A2 Tactic body shell. The lid not only adds a sleek new look to the ride, but is designed specifically by LFR while keeping the traditional racer in mind. First off, the windshield has been laid down for less rake and the cab pushed back to give the buggy more low profile styling. The combo gives the B74 a super slick and fast look that maintains a lower centre of gravity through out the entire car. Like the A2 Tactic designs before it, the top of the cab has an added roof vent. To help keep everything planted, the rear of the cab has the traditional LFR swoop that disburses air flow to the wing. Added downforce ailerons on the top rear of the side pods also help give the car a balanced feel during high speed straights, cornering and over all jump handling. The body comes in clear with window masks and stickers provided as well as two clear Tactic wings included.
Neidhart has announced the signing of 2-times IFMAR World Champion, Atsushi Hara as their Asian sales manager. Hara, who won the 2008 1/8th scale Off-Road IFMAR World Championship title with the Neidhart brand HB Racing, will now take over the position as sales manager for Asia. As such, he will be responsible for the sale of all Neidhart brands in the Asian market. Interested dealers and distributors can reach Hara at email@example.com. Besides his job as sales manager Asia, he will also be involved in the development of new vehicles and electronics for the HB Racing, Team Orion and Performa Racing brands while also attending select local and international events. Atsushi has the following to say about the deal:
I would like to say thanks so much to Mr. Philippe Neidhart, Oscar Jansen and Adrien Bertin for giving me this great opportunity. Also, I am very happy to come back to HB Racing as my “Home.” When I left HB Racing in 2013, I didn’t think I could come back. But now I am back with the Neidhart SA family so I have big motivation, and I’m looking forward to the future of our RC industry.
Summer time racing in Florida can be a huge challenge with daily thunder storms rolling through causing havoc with many of the state’s outdoor tracks. JConcepts decided to keep racing going strong throughout the summer time rain and kicked off its inaugural Super Indoor Tour this past weekend at NewRed Hobbies located in Ocala, Florida. With this new 3-race series, the organisers decided to try out a new race format giving racers more track time and heads-up racing. Qualifying would consist of 2 rounds of 4-minute long qualifiers using the best 3 consecutive laps with a resort between rounds 1 and 2. All racers then get to race double mains (no bumps) for all classes giving them more heads-up racing and multiple chances to produce their best results. Overall finishing position would be determined by your best finish with fastest time being the tie-break, so if bad luck struck in the first main, you still had a shot of the overall win or a better finish from main 2.