Axial have introduced another first with the 1/10 scale RBX10 Ryft 4WD. This ready-to-run vehicle lets any RC driver experience the thrills of rock bouncer off-road action. Full-size rock bouncers refuse to stop, or even back down on the throttle, when facing steep climbs and massive rocks. So does the RBX10 Ryft 4WD. The robust, custom tube chassis is engineered from a high-strength composite plastic that withstands the hard knocks of RC off-roading, even while moving at the high speeds produced by a strong powertrain featuring a 4S-capable, 2200Kv brushless motor. Both the front and rear axles boast a rugged two-piece, solid axle design. Licensed Interco TSL Bogger tires on Raceline wheels, aided by long travel front and rear shocks, do their part to tame wild off-road tracks. These features, along with a full-time 4WD transmission, make the RBX10 Ryft a fun vehicle to send over the trails at full throttle.
The Sprinter tire from JConcepts is now available in a 2.2″ Stadium truck variant. Featuring square, angled pins that are stacked vertically to flex and fold evenly across the tire the company started with a new tread and focused on durability and performance to bring a rear tire option to market that competes on loose surfaces which are wet or dusty. The outer sidewall of the tire has angled pins incorporated into the design to help release the turn and provide the rotation not only needed in dirt off-road but specifically in dirt-oval racing. The blended tread to tire body is supported with a generous radius which promotes “pin snap” and resists tearing or separation. Horizontal traction bars connect several pins near the centre of the tire which bonds a critical area for increased push at high-speed. The sidewall area blends nicely into a step-spike feature which helps smooth the transition in bumpy sections and create side-bite.
Schumacher Racing have announced that experienced US racer Travis Amezcua has joined their team. Travis is a well known and popular guy trackside who has achieved a great deal in his racing career including a Worlds A finalist and being a multiple US National champion. After a short time away he is refreshed and ready to re-start his RC Journey with the Schumacher Family. He will attend local and regional events and work closely with their development team to offer any suggestions and feedback. Travis said ‘I am really happy to join Schumacher Racing, they are a great brand and I am excited to hit the track soon and see what we can do together.’ Travis will be using LRP electronics and Klinik accessories in his Schumacher cars.
Multiple Australian Champion Kyle McBride has announced that he has joined 6Mik for 2021. Another former Pro-Line driver to sign for the French company, the Infinity factory driver joins an increasingly strong 6Mik team featuring Juan Carlos Canas & the recently signed Alex Zanchettin. Kyle had this to say about the deal on social media:
It is with great…GREAT pleasure that I officially announce I will be joining the 6Mik/Optima racing team for 2021. I want to give a huge special thank you to Sebastien Leonard for believing in me and bringing me on board for 2021! I cannot wait to show everyone how seriously good these tires and products are! I’ve got so much planned for 6Mik and for everyone this year it’s going to be epic. I am going to be using 6Mik range of super high quality tires with multiple tread patterns and two different compound ranges on offer. Along with the massive range of tools/oils/option parts and products that 6Mik/Optima has to offer. I cannot wait too grow this company and team here within Australia, over in New Zealand and around the rest of the world! Stay tuned for what is to come people.
New from 175RC is this HD titanium turnbuckle set for the Associated B6.2 and B6.2D models. Titanium is stronger and lighter than the stock turnbuckles and the turnbuckles are directional, allowing you to identify the direction that they should be installed. These Turnbuckles are the Heavy Duty version with a thicker diameter for even more added strength. The package includes six turnbuckles, front and rear camber link and steering link and are available in natural silver or black.
French tire brand 6Mik have announced the signing of Alex Zanchettin as an official team driver for 2021. The Italian driver, and former Pro-Line racer, is a World Championship finalist, Italian Champion and multiple Padova race winner. On his new deal the TLR driver said, ‘I’m very happy to join 6Mik team for 2021 and beyonds. Its a great pleasure for me to work with Seb and his crew and I can’t wait to start the season with his amazing products. I’m sure his R/C passion and knowledge will make the difference.’
Completing a trio of signings for JConcepts, 1/8th off-road specialist Joe Bornhorst joins their team for 2021. A driver capable of winning at the highest level, Joe will blend in nicely with the JConcepts team while assisting with tire selection and compound advise to drivers racing in the 1/8th off-road classes and in particular on the Tekno RC vehicles. Not a new driver to the scene but a fresh champion that has recently added a ROAR National title to his credit winning the 1/8th E-truck championship in 2019. A great asset at the races, Joe will be seen at events including the Dirt Nitro Challenge but specifically during the Racetime Entertainment events where the JConcepts team is on-hand supporting the brand and all racers in attendance. Known as a driver that can wheel a 1/8th E-buggy, Joe will be able to provide valued feedback in one of the larger classes of concentration on the race schedule. Joe plans to make his JConcepts racing debut at the Southern Indoor Championships in Autaugaville, Georgia. On Joe, JConcepts’ Jason Ruona said:
There are only a handful of drivers that can muscle a 1/8th buggy, getting every bit out of the vehicle. Joe has that mystery speed everyone looks for at the races and pushes the limit of what an RC car can do on a race track. With incredible track knowledge, Joe, together with the passion of our design team, we plan to continue our push for the best performing and looking products on the market.
JConcepts have announced the signing of Adam Drake to their world wide race team for 2021 and beyond. The famous Mugen driver known for his speed, reliability, and tuning is one of the most successful drivers on and off the track. Adam’s racing career has spanned from the early 1990’s through the 2020’s with successful campaigns as a 1/10th off-road driver, 1/10th gas truck specialist all the way to his current passion which is 1/8th off-road. Adam’s willingness to race locally and nationally is unique and allows product testing to be an ongoing feature of his racing all year long. In addition to racing, Adam will be a key member of the development team working with new and existing drivers on tire selection, setup, and preparation to assist an eager JConcepts Racing Team. It’s not uncommon to catch Adam at the races either leading a main event, helping drivers from the pits or providing instruction from the drivers stand to provide insight in to track conditions or setups. Simply put, Adam is a teammate and representative sought-after in the RC industry. On the deal Adam said:
I’m extremely excited to be joining JConcepts for 2021 and beyond. After some very successful off-season testing, I’m very impressed and ready to hit the track. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to working with such a passionate group at JConcepts.