Keeping with the current Ryan Cavalieri theme, TLR have just announced that they have signed the multiple World Champion to their team. Having started his career with Team Losi back in 1999 at the age of 13, since then Ryan has developed into one of the most accomplished racers of all time, and he’s still going. Here’s what Ryan had to say about joining TLR:
I’m beyond excited to be back with TLR. This is where it all started for me and where I won my first World Championship title and that one will always be special. I’m really looking forward to working with the entire team as we continue to push the envelope of performance. So far, it’s already been amazing and I can’t wait to see what the future holds. Thanks to Thomas and Todd along with everyone at TLR/Horizon for the awesome welcome.
Pro-Line have announced their Factory team for 2021 and it will be headed by returning 4-time World Champion Ryan Cavalieri. Cavalieri, who last raced for the brand back in 2012, will be joined in the newly refreshed, team by team regulars Dustin Evans, Neil Cragg, Aydin Horne, Tanner Denney, João Figueiredo, Aaron Kothman, Mark Sousa and Spencer Heckert. On their 2021 team, PL released this statement:
Pro-Line Racing is the winningest team in RC Tires, leading the industry with world-class innovation, in-house tooling & manufacturing, and team support. We’re excited for the offroad racing scene to kick back into gear — once it’s safe to — with this elite team of drivers. Led by an all-time great returning to Pro-Line where he has had a ton of success in the past, here is our #reloaded factory race team for 2021.
Fresh for 2021, Ronda Drake signs with JConcepts. Fascinated by RC at a young age, Ronda has made waves in Southern California starting in 1/10th off-road racing where she learned at a fast pace. Throughout the years, as new segments evolved, she has taken to the track in touring car, gas truck and eventually 1/8th off-road. A local on the scene, Ronda routinely races at tracks such as Thunder Alley, Revelation and Palm Desert Raceways where she uses her talent and expertise to stack-up podium results on a weekly basis. On the new deal, Ronda had this to say:
I first met Jason Ruona when he moved to California in 1997 and we became friends. The opportunity has finally presented itself and I proud to say that I’m excited to be joining the team for 2021 and beyond! Jason is very much involved with the team development, marketing, and always at the track with the ever evolving race scene. Jason being a top racer in the past, I truly value his knowledge and products. That being said, I’m excited to be a part of the JConcepts Team.
O.S. Engines have announced that current 1/8th Offroad World Champion Davide Ongaro has signed a contract to join their factory team. Running LRP engines, which are O.S. based, for the past few seasons, including to win his World title in Perth in 2018, 2021 will see the young Italian Team Associated driver work directly with the Japanese company. O.S. said of the deal ‘We are proudly announcing that Davide Ongaro, the 2018 1/8 off-road world champion has signed a contract with O.S. engines. We hope to show great performance of our products in the coming season together with him.’
T-Work’s have come up with a new 1/8 buggy wing which features a wickerbill design that allows greater air flow which increases the downforce when needed. Available in three colours, black, white & yellow, the Airflow wing has pre-drilled holes which saves you the hassle to have to drill them yourself. The package includes wing, as well as two wickerbills.
LC Racing have produced this +2mm aluminium servo arm for their LC12B1 1/12 buggy and 1/14 EMB series vehicles. The longer servo arm gives a faster steering response and the material used improves strength. Red anodised, it features a 23T spline.
Pro-Line have introduced their high-performance PowerStroke Shocks specifically designed for your Arrma 3S and 4S vehicles. They include 14mm big bore aluminium shock bodies with infinite spring pre-load adjustment, strong machined aluminium shock caps, beefy 3.5mm shock shafts and true dual-rate springs for a massive performance and durability upgrade over the stock shocks. Pro-Line have also released a complete set of optional dual-rate front and rear springs. Mix and match the different upper and lower spring rates to dial in your suspension to the conditions. The 3 different upper and lower rates allow for 9 different combined spring rate options.
TPro is very proud to announce that S-Workz driver Elliott Boots will join their factory team for the next years. Having announced his departure from Pro-Line on social media just yesterday, the two time European Champion has the following to say about his new tire deal:
I am super happy to be joining TPro racing for the next 3 years, I will be heavily involved with the development of the tires and will be working hard on compounds and designs. I look forward to our future together and very thankful for this opportunity.