From T-Works for the Xray XT2’21 / SCX is a pair of graphite shock towers. Replacing the standard composite parts, the rear tower allows you to choose between the original rear body post or that from AE with rear body post bumper. The front tower is a simple material replacement, from composite to graphite, to match the rear.
From Exotek is this extra long adjustable carbon fibre wheelie bar for the Lost 22S Drag car. With the ability to extend the length from 9.5″ to 12″ (axle to axle), the longer bar gives you more stability, for straighter and faster passes without needing to let off the throttle as often compared to the stock short bar. You are able to finely adjust the wheel height via the 4mm turnbuckle or make large adjustments by adding spacers under the wheel. Made of heavy duty 3mm carbon fibre with alloy turnbuckles and mounts and mounts to the stock chassis and motor guard.
New for the Atom 2 GT12 from Schumacher is this spool set, incorporating single bolt fixing hex wheels. This Option Part is specifically designed for medium to high grip conditions and helps improves direction change, on-power steering and predictability in high grip conditions. Whilst being drastically lighter than the kit differential, this set offers a weight reduction compared to the Core RC 3 bolt option as well, and therefore improves acceleration. The new hex wheel design offers improved flexibility characteristics and performance while the single bolt fixing makes changing tyres faster, and maintenance is also greatly reduced compared to the differential. The weight saving of this option compared to a diff is 16.8g. This option part makes use of the new ‘Hex’ style Contact wheels with versions available with 35 and 40 shore as well as the 37 shore control tires.
Xray have introduced their unique centre active differential for the XB4. This high-performance, adjustable gear differential vastly improves the buggy’s speed and handling characteristics. The special design of the internal components, using different angled segments, allows the diff gears to engage on-power to increase forward traction and stability to make the buggy faster and easier to drive. While a performance option for serious racers who want to gain an edge on superior speed and handling, it will also benefit any level of driver that wants a more predictable and easy-to-drive car in any racing conditions.
Creation Model have released two new sets of bushings for the Infinity IF18-2. Machined from high quality 7075 aluminium material, this upper and lower knuckles insert prevents misalignment during a crash and enhances steering response during cornering. One set of bushings is used for -1mm/+1mm (trail/reverse trail) of the upper pivot while the alternative is used for central alignment of the upper pivot (0mm kit standard zero offset).
From Arrowmax come their 10th anniversary limited edition tools. Sporting new features such as an improved CNC machined aluminium handle, smaller hexagonal holes and higher resistance materials used for the tips are designed for racers to work on their tasks on hand with maximum comfort. This ergonomic tool is designed to let racers engage in repetitive motions comfortably for long hours wrenching on their cars, be it before a race meet or after the race for maintenance. The sizes on the signature honeycomb holes have been reduced to provide a sleeker look, but also to provide better grip and comfortability. The use of these new materials for the tips have increased its durability by 300% with the exterior of the tips special-coated. The tips are 110mm in length and are available in 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm versions.
Last weekend the first race of the central German Championship took place at the Wiesbadener Minicar Club track with 42 drivers attending the event. In the expert class it was Shepherd factory driver Toni Gruber who claimed the pole-position for the 30 minute final followed by Shepherd returnee Oliver Mack in second position. At the start of the final Toni was able to defend the first place but Olli followed close behind and tried to keep the pressure high. At the first pit stop team Mack was a little bit faster and Olli re-entered the track just in front of Toni and took over the lead. In the following minutes Olli increased his lead step by step, but unfortunately a backmarker crashed into Ollis car ruining his chance for a victory as some repairs were necessary. Toni took over the lead and never looked back, crossing the finishing line in front of Olli who was able to keep the second place. Dennis Weihert completed the podium in third position.
Last weekend the first round of the Greek Nationals for Touring Modified and Stock classes was held in the high-grip and technical track of RcManiacs at Argos, Greece with 30+ participants across both classes. The conditions were super-hot with air temperatures soaring over 35°C and track temps over 60°C. In the Modified class, 3 out of 4 qualifying runs counted for the starting order. Dimitris Ioannidis (Awesomatix) managed to win the first 3 (Q1, Q2, Q3) securing pole position early on with Filippos Isaakidis (Tamiya) earning 2nd on the grid winning in Q4 in front of Andreas Koutras (Mugen) who would start 3rd for the finals.