The JConcepts 1/10th scale off-road series are back in 2023 with the INS13 and NCTS5 dirt and carpet/turf series. The schedule should look familiar with the addition of RC One Raceway with their new carpet surface on the NCTS calendar to start the year. The NCTS Series will remain a 4-race shootout with the INS series staying with 5 races. The JConcepts events provide drivers with an array of classes to choose from to compete nationally or on a race-by-race basis. How the racer choses to participate is up to them. However, rest assured, knowing the locations, dates, and facilities have been carefully selected for the ultimate 1/10th off-road experience.
SWORKz has announced its new generation ZEUS II 1:8 Pro Truck Brushless Kit. The ZEUS II project is the result of SWORKz passion for improvement. Combining every detail into a more balanced and improved truck called the “ZEUS II”. The truck incorporates many of the race-inspired features from the S35-T2E and S35-4E Pro Kits. This Truck provides precise feedback, a nimble and balance feeling that will suit drivers of all levels. The design team put their efforts into proper weight distribution for the ZEUS II EP Monster Truck. Proper weight distribution proved to be instrumental to the setup during the testing phase of the ZEUS II EP Monster Truck. It comes standard with many high quality parts like a T7075 aluminium chassis (same S35-4E chassis hard coating process), front and rear shock towers. It also has S35-T2E Pro Kit’s 16mm BBS Racing Shocks, High Performance Crown and Pinion Gears and oil filled differentials provide traction and balance to the truck on different off-road surfaces. It uses the S35-T2e newly designed centre motor mount that makes it possible to easily change the motor or adjust the free play of the gears. The pivot ball steering system gives the driver sharp and accurate turning feedbacks.
P Stickers, a personal sponsor of Team Yokomo star and World Championship runner-up Christopher Krapp, have a very nice team clothing collaboration going on with Team Yokomo and Team Yokomo Europe. Having done work for the brand previously, they are now offering the opportunity for racers to get hold of this range with drivers able to register their interest by contact Team Manager Krapp for more details.
VP Pro has introduced a new ’22 model rear wing for 1:8 Offroad. The WN-010 wing is the result of taking on feedback from racers to come up with one that enables the car to maintain high cornering speeds while maintaining stability. The injection mold increases durability, allowing the wing to maintain its shape throughout its use. The IFMAR complaint wing is available in White and Black finish.
Having started the week by giving us the iconic Datsun 240Z, now Team Associated have added the all-new A550 Rally Car. A highly detailed and fun-to-drive Ready-to-Run, it is built on a budget friendly Apex2 Sport chassis. The A550 Rally Car is a beautiful true-to-life scale version of the Group B cars from the golden era of rallying during the 1980s. These cars were some of the fastest, most powerful, and most sophisticated rally cars ever built! The Apex2 Sport chassis features some of the latest features in rally racing. A front and rear independent suspension with coil-over shocks and active rear toe give the Apex2 Sport the ultimate in handling on uneven tarmac. This makes it a perfect platform for the A550 Rally Car!
These new ST Racing Concepts Brass Steering Knuckles for the Axial SCX24 helps with the climbing capability of your SCX24 by adding more weight to the lower front end of the vehicle. CNC Machined out of high quality brass material, these steering knuckles also adds more strength and precision to the front suspension of the SCX24. The knuckles also includes bushings for the king-pin screws to prevent wear on the knuckle and steel ball studs for tighter tolerance to the steering linkage.
JConcepts presents the Razor wing to an already successful line of Aero products catering for the latest trend of 1:8 off-road wing performance. For the IFMAR Worlds, JConcepts dug in to the arsenal to produce a combination wing including elements first rising to prominence with polycarbonate wings. The use of a single vertical direction side-dam is incorporated into the base wing feature to provide a little freedom during highspeed turning and 180-degree corners. As with all JConcepts wings, the side-dams are recessed for decal placement and increased rigidness. The leading edge of the dams are angled, providing that exclusive JConcepts look to slide through the air with ease. The base of the wing has multiple heights, the centre section allows the wing to sit lower on the vehicle. On each side of the lowered section, tall centre dividers channel the vehicle and helps maintain stability. Added for continuity, the fangs are built in several locations mimicking the 1/10th carpet | turf off-road wings. A very tall rear dam transitions twice to improve forward grip to feel very comfortable in choppy and loose conditions. Underneath, the wing has a performance core with centre fin and light-weight pocketing to reduce the overall weight. It’s common for racers to add holes to the back of the wing with hand trimming and tuning. The Razor wing has pre-marked locations to allow the opening of the rear dam to allow more wind flow and air to escape during jumping.
Mayako has announced former World Champion Robert Batlle as the brand’s Director of Motorsports. Having announced his departure from Mugen last week after 12-years with the Japanese brand, the popular Spaniard now takes up a new role at the 1:8 Buggy class newcomers to join fellow World Champion David Ronnefalk. On announcing the much expected arrival of Batlle, they said, “Mayako would like to welcome World Champion Robert Batlle to the brand as the Director of Motorsports. Robert is passionate about Scale Motorsports, and driven to ensure Mayako succeeds in giving racers the best experience possible. He is going to work with the factory, our Service Centres and drivers from around the world to ensure the community being built will be as successful and beneficial to all as possible. We probably have the fastest company director in the business”!