Coming from Avid is a 1-piece carbon fibre wing button for 1/8th scale off-road kits. The wing button is a nice alternative to the commonly used wing buttons and helps work as a template to mark the holes in new wings. Available models include the Team Associated RC8B3.1, HB Racing D819, Kyosho MP10, Mugen MBX8, Serpent SRX8, SWorkz S35-3, Tekno NB48.4, TLR 8ight-X, and Xray XB8‘19
The inaugural Big Apple Hot Race Challenge was held at Barnstormers Raceway in Chester, New York this past weekend, attracting 200 entries for the 1/8th nitro and electric classes. In the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was Cole Ogden with the TQ and win, leaving behind 4th place qualifier, Jason Schreffler in 2nd some two laps down. Runner-up after the qualifiers, Jamie Grayek came in 3rd to round out the podium as Anthony Mazzara and Aaron Kothman completed the top 5 results.
The second round of the Swedish 1/10th EP Off-road Cup was held at the K-raceway and hosted by the Karlskrona Miniracing Club recently. The weekend started off with a Friday evening practice session. Come Saturday and 2WD time it was HB Racing’s Elias Johansson who led the way in A1 with Team Associated’s Wilhelm Skjoldebrand and Xray’s Alexander Landen being in a battle for the runner-up spot.
Yeah Racing have announced the release of an aluminium skid front bumper for the Tamiya WR02, WR02CB and GF01 kits. The alloy construction will offer improved protection for the front of the chassis and the front suspension, while adding visual impact at the same time. The set is available on black or silver colour and it is a direct fit.
Round 4 of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at the Pro-Line Raceway in Banning, California this past weekend. In the premier Expert Nitro Buggy class it was Mugen’s Adam Drake with the overall TQ, however in the 25-minute A-main event it was Kyosho’s Cody King with a popular win, a lap in front of Adam on the runner-up spot. Xray’s Jake Mayo came in 3rd some 7.5s behind Adam while Cole Jenson and Carlos Arredondo came in 4th and 5th respectively.
The 2019 Indonesia Challenge was held at the Forluck RC track in Pontianak, Indonesia this past weekend. The race attracted local racers as well as guests from abroad and it was Mugen’s Shin Adachi from Japan who led the 53-driver field at the end of the qualifying, winning three of the five rounds. Another Mugen driver, Kenji Tsuruta came in 2nd after the qualifier. The hour-long A-main final then again saw Shin Adachi leading the way by taking the win with a 1-lap margin from Xray’s Jason Nugroho. Mugen’s Adrian Wicaksono came in 3rd to round out the top 3 podium result from SWorkz’s Ryan Lee in 4th and Mugen’s Kenji Osaka in 5th.
T-Works have introduced an exhaust pipe set for Kyosho’s MP10 and MP9 off-road as well as GT3 and GT2 on-road kits. The set includes a machined aluminium pipe spring mount as well as gold colour mounting hardware and a heavy duty exhaust mount spring and it helps to create a stylish yet secure and reliable fixing point for standard and optional exhaust pipes.
Bezerk from Australia have announced the release of new carbon fibre option parts for the Team Associated B74 buggy. First up is an Extra camber link front shock tower that features both the kit geometry inner camber link positions but also an additional outer row to allow a shorter front camber link. Also available is a Mid camber link shock tower whose camber link positions are in between the kit inner position and the outer holes on the Extra tower. Both shock stays utilise the standard upper shock mounting positions and they are available in 4.0mm and 5.0mm thick variants.