March 14, 2023

RC-Project D819RS Ergal Front Shock Tower

Italian RC tuning parts company RC-Project has released this Ergal front shock tower for HB Racings D819RS EVO 1:8 Buggy.  Made from Ergal 7075 T6 with a thickness of 5mm and subsequently anodised and laser marked, the new design makes it possible to have the same weight as the original but with a stiffness increased by 30% thanks to the new lateral and upper ribs. All lightening pockets have a radius of 0.5 on the bottom to increase rigidity and eliminate the risk of breakage, all edges have been chamfered. The new geometry eliminates the problem of reduced stroke of the front shock absorbers after the D8 EVO update, moreover the upper/external hole has been eliminated and a new internal hole has been inserted to be able to tilt the shock absorbers more and give another setup option.

Source: RC-Project []

March 14, 2023

AKA announced as World Championship spec tyre

The organisers of the the 2023 IFMAR 1:10 Offroad World Championship has announced AKA as the spec tyre for the 19th running of racing’s biggest prize.  The indoor event is being hosted by Hobby Action RC Raceway in Arizona from September 9-16th and will see drivers use AKA’s Clay range of slick tyres.  For both 2WD and 4WD the controlled rear tyre is the 2.2″ AKA13131CR while for 4WD the controlled front is the AKA13331CR.  For the open 2WD front tyre AKA will provide the AKA13231CR.

View Spec Tyre list here

March 13, 2023

JConcepts 2023 Racing Team hat

During 2023, JConcepts lands on the 20th Anniversary in company history and they want to keep things fresh with a Racing Team hat in heather grey colour.  The trendy fabric and colours match with just about anything whether the racer is at the track or on the road.  The holding shape of the embroidered logo design has bright blue colour with black background and trim. On top, the logo stands strong with those words every racer likes to hear, World Champion.  The snap-back and flat bill remains a popular style in the community and represents well with bold bill and inner support structure.  The hat is topped off with button on top, vent holes throughout the surface, heavy stitching, and traditional rear plastic snap.

Source: JConcepts []

March 13, 2023

Eldridge claims EssexCarpetClash title with Rd6 win

Harley Eldridge is the overall EssexCarpetClash 2WD Champion,  the Xray driver securing the title with victory at the sixth & final round. The 2022/23 championship concluded with an interesting track layout, having a straight that was diagonal with a couple of dogs legs, and a kicker jump that saw cars enjoy some ‘air time’.  Kyle Moon with his Willspeed car dominated the 4 rounds of qualifying by TQ’ing all rounds to line up on pole for the final.  Ellis Stafford would line his Associated ride up in 2nd, ahead of Harley Eldridge (both joint on points). Ed Kerry, Chris Delves would round off the top 5 of the 11 car final.  The final would see Eldridge make some set up changes which suited her and she managed to take the win in leg 1 and 2, heaping up the places and winning the meeting. Moon, would take the 2nd step with Stafford rounding off the podium.

Continue reading race report here

March 13, 2023

Nosram power for Holdsworth brothers

Nosram has announced the signing of British offroad racing brothers Josh and Luke Holdsworth.  Racing for Schumacher, the 2022 European Championship A-finalists pairing will use Nosram batteries to power their buggies.  They made their race debut as official Nosram drivers at the British Off Road Grand Prix over the weekend where 20-year-old Josh made the 2WD A-Main in the heavily stacked international field.

Source: Nosram [Facebook]

March 12, 2023

Orlowski does double at British Off Road Grand Prix

Michal Orlowski has completed the double at the British Off Road Grand Prix, the factory Schumacher driver holding off the challenge of Xray’s Bruno Coelho in 2WD and 4WD Buggy.  Organised by SilverstoneRCMCC and taking place at the Centre:MK shopping centre in Milton Keynes, Saturday’s action saw Orlowski claim the TQ honours from last weekend’s MIBO International double winner Coelho with reigning European Champion Tommy Hall securing third ahead of Lee Martin and Norwegian Daniel Kobbevik.   In the triple finals, Neil Cragg surprised everyone coming from 7th on the grid to take the A1 win from Orlowski but in A2 & A3 it was the Polish star who lead the field to claim the first title of the event which exposes RC Racing to thousands of weekend shoppers.  Coelho would take second with Hall’s Associated completing the 2WD podium.  In 4WD, again it was Orlowski who took the TQ topping all five rounds of qualifying before going on to an early victory by taking the opening two A-Mains.  Coelho would win A3 to give him with tie breaker for second overall from the Associated of Dane Marcus Kaerup.  In Truck, Jorn Neumann took the TQ and win with Lee Martin and Phil Sleigh joining the Sworkz driver on the podium.

Source: Schumacher []

March 10, 2023

Xray XB8E ’23 Buggy

Having announced the details of his XB8 ’23 1:8 Nitro Buggy a few days ago, today Xray has released the presentation of the electric version of their popular buggy platform.  Like its noisier sibling the XB8E ’23 features all-new front & rear semi-split bulkhead with quick differential access without disassembling suspension and new front & rear diff height adjustment through eccentric bushings.  A redesigned chassis layout offers the ability to place the motor and central assembly in a front or rear position to alter the weight balance depending on the track conditions.  The new chassis layout was tested on all kind of surfaces to increase performance in any track situation.  The shock towers are redesigned with the front & rear lower suspension holders having new mounting position with the front upper suspension holder matching the new servo saver.  A redesigned wing holder fits the new semi-split rear bulkhead and the Wickerbill rear wing allows quick downforce adjustments and pre-marked airflow holes to reduce downforce.

View the full XB8E ’23 presentation here

March 8, 2023

Reds Racing 1:8 Motor 40mm Fan Holder

Reds Racing has produced this new aluminium 40mm fan holder for use on 1:8 electric motors.   Clamping around the motor this help with heat dissipation which is fundamental to keeping your motor working perfectly.  The two piece mounts are black anodise and finished with machined silver edges.

View holder parts here