JConcepts have announced the release of the Ellipse stadium truck tyres in Aqua and Silver compound. The Ellipse, named after the center bar built into the tread, is a compliment to successful tires such as the Dirt Webs and Space Bars. The “web” style tire was built to compete on smooth high-grip indoor and outdoor surfaces which require a finely detailed connected bar pattern. The center section of the tire is a home run utilizing a diamond “home plate” footprint to provide massive forward bite and increased longevity. The web of extensions are unique and have a directional touch giving the racer the ultimate tune-ability. The Ellipse has already won a Stock National title in the hands of Matthew Gonzalez at the 2019 JConcepts Stock Nationals at OCRC Raceway. The compound of choice for most indoor events, the exclusive gold compound, has shown to produce consistent results for racers week after week. Now, the Ellipse is also available in aqua and silver compound. Included in each package are the Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts.
ORCA have announced the release of their new OE101 Slim stock racing brushless speed controller. Measuring 30.45×30.35×10.35mm and weighing in at 20.8g the controller is both compact and lightweight, making it ideal for all weight fanatics or when using the speedo in crowded chassis layouts. The controller is 2S LiPo compatible, it has a 10.5T motor limit and it is highly adjustable – including a new “Party Mode” – using ORCA’s optional programming box. Included with the controller comes a 25mm and a 30mm cooling fan, all black power wires, a small capacitor unit as well as an extension wire.
The 7th and final round of the Danish 1/8th Off-road Nationals was held at the Greve RC Center last weekend. Due to heavy rain the E-Buggy and Nitro Truggy portion of the event had to be cancelled but luckily the track dried up for Sunday so the Nitro Buggy race would be held at planned. After some entertaining qualifiers it was Daniel Bubel with the overall TQ and after the semis it was again Daniel on top with Peter Harder starting from P2. At the start of the main final there was some tight racing between the top 3. Some minutes into the race Peter was able to take the lead from Daniel and get away from the pack in a dominating and consistent matter. Behind him, Daniel Bubel and Nikolai Lamberts would switch back and forth leading and defending. But a flameout from Daniel would see Nikolai move up to 2nd place and this is how the race ended with Daniel in 3rd.
The 4th round of the Austrian 1/10th Electric Off-road Nationals was held on the astro-turf track of the MAC Traiskirchen club last weekend. Weather was again not on the racer’s side – it was raining all Saturday, and that was the reason why many people decided not to show up or opted to even drive home again. The remaining drivers still had good conditions and lots of fun on Sunday on a drying track, which made racing difficult, but fun. In qualifying it was a fight between Peter Pinisch and Hupo Hönigl in both classes with Hupo holding the upper hand to take the overall TQ in both classes. In the finals Lukas Grainer joined the club which made it a tight 3-way battle. Ultimately to was Hupo with the win in both classes as Peter and Lukas came in 2nd and 3rd respectively in 2WD while Lukas was able to grab the runner-up spot in 4WD, leaving behind Peter in 3rd. Over in 2WD Stock Buggy it was Michael Skolnik with the overall win from Hannes Mayer 2nd and Rene Levetzov 3rd.
The recently renewed Luleburgaz track played host to round 4 of the Turkish 1/8th Buggy Nationals, held in Nitro and Electric classes. In the Nitro Buggy class it was Alain Sarafyan with the win from Serkan Tumer in 2nd and Can Soykal in 3rd. Over in the E-Buggy category it was again Alain with the win at round 4, leaving being Ilker Ozcan in 2nd and Serkan Tumer in 3rd.
Coming from MOD are their new Everlast M1.5 pinion gears for the popular Losi 5ive-T and B models. Made from hardened alloy steel and coming heat-treated for ultimate wear characteristics the pinions not only last about 10-times longer than the standard gears, adjusted gear patch dimensions also improve spur gear to pinion contact. The pinions are also of proper dimensions to work with both OEM and aftermarket bells and front carriers and they help to prevent premature gear wear. The gears will become available in 17T to 20T specification.
Each year, the first weekend of September holds one of the best-kept racing secrets in RC – the JConcepts Turf Nationals. It’s not your ordinary race as it’s a top-level race that’s focused on fun, exciting high-speed racing, and is consistently one of the biggest racing draws in the Northeast. Playing host to the Turf Nationals each and every year is radical RC Madness in Enfield, Connecticut and what a special RC facility it is. Between the numerous outdoor and indoor tracks, all together there are eleven possible tracks with the single sole purpose of having fun with your RC cars. The Turf Nationals always draws in some amazing talent from around the area and this year was no exception. Even with so much talent gathered at one track, the “chill” vibe is what makes Turf Nationals extra unique and one of the most fun races to attend. The friendly, warm atmosphere in the pits makes the time away off the track a whole lot of fun and when the sun is out – it’s just absolutely a show-stopping amazing experience.
Ruddog Distribution have introduced the new RDRP aluminium bellcrank arm for the Team Associated B74 buggy, a direct replacement for the standard carbon fibre part. Machined from aircraft-grade 7075-T6 aluminium and coming black anodised for wear and looks, the bellcrank arm offers improved strength and greater durability as it replaces the somewhat weak original carbon fibre part that can break in heavy crashes or when touching track boards. The arm mimics the original steering geometry and it comes with machined silver edge details for factory looks.