Upgrade RC have announced the release of a new design in their range with the introduction of the Vertigo. Available for a full range of products, from starter boxes to chargers, the new design can be customized with your sponsors logos and is available in a number of different colours.
Hudy have released this Setup decal for the company’s flat setup board for 1/8 Off-road & Truggy is made from tough plastic and provides a smooth, liquid-resistant surface for quick & easy track-width adjustment. Features accurate, clear markings with 1mm grid for adjustment of 1/8 off-road car & truggy.
K-Factory have released an upgrade kit for the Team Magic G4 in time for the World Championships later this month in Lisbon, Portugal. Suitable for the full range of G4 chassis’, the set features amongst other things, adjustable roll centres, split bumper design to best absorb impact, while the chassis has been CNC machined from a special material to enhance the strength.
Reedy has confirmed that Team Associated Factory Driver Ryan Maifield has signed to race Reedy’s all‐new .21 competition nitro engine for the remainder of the 2008 season and beyond. Input from a driver of Ryan’s caliber is instrumental in the development of an engine suitable for World Class competition. In Ryan’s first race with his new powerplant, the 2008 Summer Nitrofest at The Farm 2, he qualified on pole position and nearly led wire‐to‐wire to win in convincing fashion. Because The Farm 2 is the host of the 2008 IFMAR World Championships later this year, Maifield becomes an early favourite for the coveted title.
Kyosho and Slingshot Batteries have been in contact to report victories in Modified 2WD and Truck classes at round 5 of the series at Freedom Park in Camarillo, CA. Hodapp piloted his Kyosho RB5 to the win from the 3rd spot on the grid. Patience paid off for Hodapp as he followed the leaders for the first half of the race and then seeing a passing opportunity Hodapp made his move and never looked back as the rest of the field battled for precious series points. In the truck class, Hodapp started from the 2nd qualifying position with his prototype Kyosho truck and he again played it safe and followed the leader for several laps until his chance came a few laps into the main event. Once in the lead position, Hodapp never looked back crossing the line and taking the victory first time out with the truck.
Mugen have announced the release of a new range of team caps. Featuring the latest Mugen logo embroidered on the front, the hat is suitable for all size heads thanks to its flex fit system and to suit all tastes, it is available in black, blue and grey colours.
New from Losi is their Team Checklist t-shirt. Made from a high quality dark grey material, the front of the shirt sports both the Team Losi Racing and Nitrotane fuel logos, while on the sleeves are both the GRP and Spektrum logos. To complete the design, the rear features the Losi.com URL along with a TQ checklist. Available in the usual range of sizes.
Last weekend saw the JMRCA Japanese electric buggy Nationals take place at the indoor Yatabe Arena track. With 220 drivers in attendance, the competition was going to be hot and in the 2wd class it was current 4wd National Champion Naoto Matsukura that took the top spot for Yokomo, having started from pole position, to win ahead of Satoshi Maezumi, racing and X-Factory X-6, in 2nd and Shin Adachi with the Kyosho Ultima RB5 in 3rd. In the 4wd class it was again Matsukura that took the win, to complete a dominant performance in recent events for the new B-Max4 buggy, finishing in front of Shin Adachi with the Lazer ZX-5 in 2nd, with Tamiya rounding out the podium.