Coming from Yeah Racing are their new medium-soft hardness competition drift car tyres. Usable for both AWD and RWD cars the tyres include soft hardness foam inserts to ensure proper seating on the rims and they are supplied in a pack of four tyres.
Square have introduced the new Parsec 12A 1/12th scale competition pan car kit. The vehicle is based on a 2.5mm 7075-T6 aluminium chassis that ensures exceptional drivability in a wide range of track conditions while offering reliability and durability at the same time. The front suspension is highly adjustable, with the design allowing to run a friction damper setup or a standard spring-type suspension while also offering a wide range of track width adjustments. Newly designed POM side dampers ensure smooth suspension movement while the centre shock is length adjustable to adapt the suspension to a wide range of track conditions. The kit comes standard with a locked-type rear axle, however it can be converted to a ball differential using optional parts. The kit is rounded out by titanium turnbuckles, and a low centre of gravity aluminium motor mount.
Coming from Horizon Hobby is the new Losi 1/5 DBXL-E 2.0 4WD Brushless Desert Buggy RTR with Smart technology. The original DBXL-E was a very popular vehicle for large scale bashers and enthusiasts alike. Its agile handling, out of the box speeds and durability make it a fan favourite. Now the DBXL-E 2.0 continues to build on the legendary status. Sharing many design ideas with the popular Losi 5ive-T 2.0 large scale buggy, Losi has built the DBXL-E 2.0 to be cleaner and easier to use, but with performance and speed to tackle any challenge. At home in any environment from dirt to pavement, wet or dry, especially with its 4WD drivetrain with larger 5mm drive pins, the desert buggy makes sure all the power is put to the ground. Drivers stay in control with a DX2E Active transmitter, a Spektrum SR6100AT 6-channel AVC telemetry receiver, and scale-to-size Maxxis Creepy Crawler LT tyres. The buggy features all the technological advances drivers demand including the Spektrum Firma 160A brushless Smart ESC and Spektrum Firma 4-Pole 780Kv brushless motor allowing to hit 80km/h with an 8-cell LiPo battery. Finally, the DBXL-E 2.0 has a Losi and Fox Shox race-inspired motorsports themed livery for that true off-road look.
Coming from Flash Point R/C is a new 1-piece wing button for the Mugen MBX8, Team Associated RC8B3.1, and Xray XB8. An alternative to the stock plastic two-piece wing buttons the part is manufactured in the U.S.A. from 3mm aluminium sheet, anodised black, and machined with the FP logo. It is lightweight, durable, and helps support the wing during hard impacts all while making wing mounting a little bit easier to to less parts being used.
Protoform have released a first teaser image of their forthcoming new body shell for the competitive 1/8th scale GT on-road classes. The Hyper-SS is supposed to be a “game changer” according to Protoform with with the teaser promising a low profile design that could assist handling for both nitro and electric-powered cars. Full details will become available soon.
This past weekend was the first round of the hugely popular Worksop Series that once again had a full entry of drivers across the four classes of 2WD, 4WD, 2WD Stadium Truck and Vintage Buggy. As always it was round by round qualifying as the racing format, with the best two results from four rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position. Qualifying in 2WD saw a dominating performance by Neil Cragg, taking TQ in all of the four rounds to take pole position from Jonathan Skidmore and Richard Lowe. In 4WD it was a similar story with Neil Cragg taking TQ, ahead of Jonathan Skidmore and Tommy Hall who lined up 2nd and 3rd respectively. The 2WD stadium truck class saw Andy Wesson take pole ahead of Nick Gurnell and Lee Talbot. The Vintage classes had Rob Fox leading the way in 4WD and Paul Kemp in 2WD.
GL Racing have introduced new optionals for their GLF-1 micro formula car in the form of a brass chassis and add-on brass chassis weights. Starting with the chassis, the main plate is machined from high-quality material and it weighs in at 31g, which adds weight to the lowest possible part of the car for improved handling in high-bite or bumpy track conditions. A black surface coating prevents the chassis from corroding while gold colour logos and edge details add visual impact. Also new are two brass balance weight sets that are usable with the standard carbon fibre or the above brass chassis. Two sets are available, one with a pair of 3.5g and 4g weights each and a set with four 2g weights. They can be simply attached using small screws.
The final round of the BRCA 1/10th IC & GT8 Nationals was held at Brooklands Raceway in Kent last weekend. Despite a poor weather forecast many drivers made the trip with points and final championship places up for grabs. Saturday was wet and rainy all day with only a few drivers venturing on to the track but most preparing wet cars for race day. No rain at driver’s briefing but a damp track made qualifying interesting. Round 1 of 200mm Touring saw Mark Green take TQ with 15 laps, Matthew Cook came in 2nd and Stewart Mcleod in 3rd. In 220mm TQ Devendra Mahatme scored 14 laps with Phil Edwards and Jamie Paton behind. GT8 Q1 TQ was Christopher Slater from Gareth Bell and Craig Woods.