April 6, 2021

Xray T4 aluminium servo saver arms

From Xray for the T4 is this pair of identical left & right black anodised aluminium servo saver arms. Ultra-strong construction provides long life and durability in even the most extreme racing conditions. CNC-machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium for superior strength and reliability, this is a direct replacement for the composite servo saver arms. Supplied with ball-bearings.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

April 6, 2021

RC Maker MTC2 electronics & ESC plates

RC Maker have released another batch of new option parts for the Mugen MTC2. Starting with floating LCG electronics plates in both carbon & brass, the brass version adds an additional 26 grams with optional plates to add even more. There is also floating LCG ESC plates in both carbon & brass, the latter coming in at 14grams. RC Maker have also produced new 3D Pro Direct mount fan shrouds in 30mm & 40mm and finally a 21g Optional weight plate that can be either taped down or installed with FEP. These products add to their line of floating weights, making it super easy to remove and install electronics, adding weight to your car in the areas that it need them and making sure none of it effects the flex of your chassis.

View the other new products here

April 4, 2021

Jin Sawada takes Speed King Tour Rd1

After a one year break, the Kazuki Endo produced Speed King Tour re-started at RC Stadium Sodegarura’s outdoor tarmac track in Chiba prefecture last weekend. With the 2020 series cancelled due to Covid-19, the organisers ran the event with measures in place. Unfortunately the weather forecast said that it would be raining from noon on race day so the first qualifying session started early in the morning. After finishing Modified class Q2, the rain started to come down and it was enough to cancel the other races and so the results were based on qualifying. In the modified class, Infinity/Rush driver Jin Sawada made the fastest laps and time in Q2 and his younger brother Shin Sawada took TQ in Q1. Jin’s result was faster than Shin’s so Jin took the opening round of the 2021 Speed King Tour with Rush driver Hayato Ishioka taking third. Kazuma Murai took the win in the Stock class with the best time from Q2, while in the new Super Stock class that uses G-force ESC & motor and Super RC (Radicon) original battery pack with the race motor lent by the organiser, KO Propo’s Yuichi Anahara took the victory using the new KO EX-NEXT. Next round of Speed King Tour will be take place at TM circuit Wakayama outdoor tarmac track in Wakayama prefecture on the 23rd of May.

View the other class podiums here

April 2, 2021

JConcepts DR10 brass front bulkhead

Front-end protection and weight are critical on all RC vehicles and in particular drag racing. JConcepts is once again on task with the release of the brass front bulkhead for the Team Associated DR10 line of vehicles. The all-brass machined bulkhead is spot on in terms of geometry, fit, finish and position and adds extra weight to assist in keeping the front-end down during high-speed runs. Installed with existing hardware included in the kit and can easily be installed trackside, between races or test and tune sessions.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]

April 2, 2021

FSEARA Rd6 Nugget Ranch – Report

Another Strong 80 entry event at the Nugget Ranch raceway for the 6th round of the FSEARA series. One of the bigger size tracks for the series. Saturday’s practice was filled with lots of laps, the weather was cold for this time of the year, but Sunday was even colder. With the wind again a challenging factor just like Rd5 at Coral Spring. It was hard for most racers as the cold front totally came out of nowhere. The high speed and the sudden cold weather made this track unforgiving. Many broke their cars in practice on Saturday. As time went on, many were able to adapt to have enough parts to continue for Sunday’s event. The highlight of the battle for the weekend was for sure in 17.5 TC.

Continue reading the report here

April 2, 2021

Hasi Tuned O.S. Max R21 engine

Coming from Hasi Tuned, brand of multi-time World Championship finalist Silvio Hächler, is a new O.S. Max R21 based nitro on-road engine. The power plant is modified with the specifications of Silvio and professionally tuned, offering a differently timed crankshaft, a modified case and sleeve. The specifications aim to increase speed, giving extra power over the whole RPM range. This type of engine is a perfect choice for small tracks or for beginner drivers who want a surplus of power compared to the standard engine.

View the engine internals here

April 1, 2021

OfficinaRC MTC2 titanium Arb ball

OfficinaRC keeps working hard on option parts and are proud to present this brand new grade 5 titanium Arb ball for the Mugen MTC2. Machined from a block of Ti-6Al4V, this material is the most widely used titanium alloy in the motorsport and aerospace market. This alloy contains 6% aluminium and 4% vanadium. Is an excellent combination of endurance to efforts and toughness, with extra resistance to corrosion.

View more images of the Arb ball here

April 1, 2021

Ralph Burch wins Sedan at Miami Pan American race

The famous Miami Pan American race was held in Homestead, FL this past weekend. What started as a large GT focused race expanded into sedan and 8th scale as well. The Wallace Motorsports team was in attendance for this great event with some of the best competition in the United States. The format for qualifying was top 3 consecutive laps and the mains were broken up into 2 different 30 minute mains versus 1 long 60 minute main. This points system for the mains made it so you had to show up and perform twice. Serpent team driver Bryce Butterfield took TQ for sedan, while Wallace Motorsports team drivers, DJ Apolaro, Ralph Burch, Diatta Collymore, and Brian Thomas were able to qualify 2 through 5 respectfully. When it came time for the mains, A1 was a battle of attrition while most of the top guys ran into issues, Ralph and Diatta were able to hold on to a 3rd and 4th place finish. For Sedan A2, Diatta Collymore led all the way up until the final minute until he finally ran out of tires and lost the lead to Ralph Burch who would go on to win meaning the sedan A overall Final results were Ralph Burch 1st, Diatta Collymore 2nd and Pepito Colon 3rd. A clean sweep for Infinity and a 1 and 2 for Wallace Motorsports.

Source: Wallace Motorsports [wallacemotorsports.net]