EFRA have announced on social media that following a late meeting with IFMAR this past weekend, they can confirm that the 2022 1/8th offroad World Championships will be held at the Redovan track in Spain. FAMAR was to be next in line to host the World Championships, in Brazil in 2020 but the worldwide pandemic prevented that from happening and now EFRA have stepped in to host the event next year after what will be a 4 year break. The Redovan track has previously host European Championships, the final Neo race, as well as countless National championship events and is known for its very long and technical layout, perfect to test the best drivers in the World.
NathoBuilds have produced some new items for the Xray XB2 and XT2. The new brass weights are available for the ESC and servo mounting plates and add 27g and 15g respectively and allow you an easy way to adjust balance in the car. Machined from 2mm thick high quality brass, heavy duty double sided tape is included. Also for the XB2 is a carbon optional that allows you to run your wing at 6deg or 3deg making it perfect for fine tuning the car’s handling.
Joey Christensen has been in touch to let us know about the 2022 DNC which will be held the Southern California Fairgrounds in Perris, California at the New The Dirt at Perris track from the 23rd to 27th of February. There will be a warm up race in early January as well (dates are coming) and they are currently offering an early DNC entry discount for a limited number of entries while they last. It is already looking like this year’s DNC will be the biggest one yet with many of the European drivers to be in attendance which will make it that much more exciting. ‘We are pumped to have a permanent home for the DNC and have been working hard to make sure that the Biggest off road R/C race in the world is the best one yet!’
This past weekend was the fifth and final round of the fantastic SOOM series 2021, there was once again a great entry of drivers present. It was the biggest entry of the series, with 108 entries for 2wd and 91 entries in 4wd. The race format was round by round qualifying, with the best 2 results from 4 rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position. The Robin Hood team had designed a fantastic track layout for both days of our event and the venue was looking in pristine condition. Once again as some travel restrictions have been lifted, it allowed some International entries from Michal Orlowski, Jorn Neumann and Riccardo Berton to travel across for the event. In 2wd qualifying it was Michal Orlowski who would take TQ to line up on pole. Lee Martin would be 2nd and Paul Crompton would line up 3rd.
Ruddog have announced that their popular 5-slot 550-size crawler motors are now available in three additional turn ratings, 14T, 16T and 20T. The dual ball-raced motors feature adjustable timing, plated end bells, replaceable motor brushes and springs, brush heatsink towers and they are fully rebuildable if needed. The adjustable timing allows to adapt and optimise the motors for drivetrains that require reverse motor rotation operation.
For the TLR 22X-4, T-Works have produced a full range of steel CVDs including the centre line shafts as well as the front and rear driveshafts. Made from a high-quality steel, both the shaft and drive axle feature a black surface coating for wear resistance.. The rear centre CVD shaft is 93mm long, with the front centre shaft coming in at 68mm with the front and rear driveshafts being 74mm and 67mm respectively.
JConcepts has the steering system on the DR10, SR10, and RB10 covered with an all new light-weight, aluminium steering rack and bellcrank. The rack is CNC-machined and replaces the stock plastic piece, and comes in a blue or black anodised finish and sports machined chamfered silver edges and engraved JConcepts.net logo. The aluminium, light-weight assembly provides a more rigid steering system with increased steering feel and response. The bellcrank is a servo saver-less aluminium steering system and replace the stock plastic bell-cranks, they come in a blue or black anodised finish and sport machined chamfered silver edges and engraved JC logos. The aluminium, light-weight assembly provides a more rigid steering system with increased steering feel and response. The fit of the new bellcranks has been improved by the positioning of the bearings to help eliminate binding when assembled.
Davide Ongaro’s brand ONG have introduced two new NGO rear chassis weights for the Associated RC8B3.2 to their collection. Available in 15 gram and 30 gram variants they have been machined from high quality brass and sport a unique aesthetic to add a flourish to your car. They each feature two threaded holes for mounting.