This past weekend was the second round of the hugely popular Worksop Series and there was once again a huge entry of drivers across all classes of 2WD, 4WD, 2WD stadium truck and the Vintage Buggy class. 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. The control tyre in the buggy classes is the Schumacher yellow Honeycomb, this works superbly well at Worksop. The track layout was superb, it was a fast layout but there were also many jumps and features in the track which everyone enjoyed. Qualifying in 2WD saw a dominating performance by Neil Cragg, taking TQ in three out of the four rounds to take pole position from Tommy Hall and Greg Williams.
Leadfinger Racing have introduced their new front scoop for the Serpent SRX8 and SRX8E buggies. Moulded from a thicker polycarbonate material for better durability, the scoop helps to fine-tune the buggies’ aerodynamic performance according to track characteristics and personal likings. The set includes two front scoops and it is available now.
Team Associated have announced the release of a total of twelve new Factory Team option parts for the Reflex 14B and 14T ready-to-run cars. The range includes front and rear aluminium shock towers, 10x19mm and 10x25mm threaded aluminium shock bodies, blue anodised upper and lower shock parts, front and rear 10mm spring sets, a graphite battery strap, as well as an anti-roll bar set, silver titanium turnbuckles, aluminium wheel hex adapters and a metal driver gear set. Using the parts will not only add visual impact but also a lot of durability to the mini-size off-road vehicles.
The Team Associated Off-road Championships were held at Trackside Hobbies and Raceway in Brookfield, Wisconsin over the weekend, attracting nearly 330 entries. The smooth and consistent high-grip track conditions made for very close racing and in the premier 2WD Mod Buggy class it was Xray’s Ty Tessmann with the overall TQ from Team Associated’s Dustin Evans on the 2 spot. The triple A-main events saw Ty taking wins in A1 and A2 for an early overall victory as Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin cemented his overall runner-up spot by taking the win in A3. Dustin Evans, with 2-3-2 finished had to settle for 3rd overall and in front of TLR’s Dakotah Phend.
Samix have announced the release of their new brass forward adjustable battery tray for the Element RC Enduro trail trucks. The black coated and laser-engraved part weighs in at 176g and it is suitable for standard and shorty-type LiPo battery packs. The construction shifts the weight bias of the truck further towards the front end for improved climbing performance, however it requires the use of Samix’s END-6068 or END-4068 front bumper mounts to make it fully work.
Coming from T-Works and made for the Kyosho MP10 1/8th scale buggy is the +2 RF2 rear-front suspension mount. The mount allows to fine-tune the rear suspension geometry and it comes machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium while sporting a black surface coating and machined silver edge details. The suspension hanger was designed to work with the standard MP10 suspension inserts and it is available now.
Exotek have introduced their new Fan Blaster aluminium fan shrouds for 30mm and 40mm fan units. Both shrouds were developed for the use with Exotek’s existing ring-shaped fans mounts and they blast the fan’s air directly onto the motor for maximum cooling effect while also acting as a finned heat sink that adds additional ambient cooling. Importantly, the shroud positions the fan about 12mm away from the motor can to help prevent the motor magnets from impeding the fan motor and the shrouds lightweight alloy construction insures factory good looks and extra durable quality. The 30mm shroud was designed for the use with Exotek’s #1718 fan mount while the 40mm variant uses Exotek’s #1756, #1914 or #1718 mounts.
The Xray Xmas Race will be held at the Hudy Racing Arena in Trencin, Slovakia on the 28th of December. The event kicks off with free practice on the 27th, allowing drivers to dial in their Christmas presents and 2020 rides with the race being held according to the XRS Slovakia set of rules, however the event does not count towards the championship but instead being a stand-alone race open to everyone. Classes run include 1/10th and 1/12th scale electric on-road as well as 1/10th electric off-road and more information can be found here.