September 3, 2008

LRP S8BX Big Bore Shock Set

LRP S8BX Big Bore Shock Set

LRP have released these new high-quality Big Bore threaded shocks which help improve the dampening characteristics of your car, better handling over jumps and rough track conditions. The all new design of the S8 BX Big Bore shocks features a large 17mm hard coated shock body and precision machined 4-hole Teflon piston, resulting in super smooth dampening. Fully secured with a super-soft shock boot and a new dirt absorbing gasket in the lower shock cap, the all new Big Bore shocks hold the dust and mud away from the shock shaft and the sealing and keep the dampening always at highest performance with longer intervals between rebuilds.

Source: LRP [lrp.cc]


September 3, 2008

Pro-Line Desert Rat body

Pro-Line Desert Rat body

Get ready to go thrashing through the desert dirt with your Traxxas Slash and Pro-Line Desert Rat body. It’s extremely pronounced fenders give it an attack-like stance, low profile styling make for fast straight-line speed, and it’s equipped with simulated side mirrors just like the full-scale Trophy trucks. Exceptional detail throughout including bed shrouding, radiator and extreme shock detail including reservoirs just behind the cab. And not too worry it’s made from genuine GE .040 thick lexan, so it’s as durable as the punishment you throw at it.

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September 3, 2008

Pro-Line Desert Rat body

Pro-Line Desert Rat body

Get ready to go thrashing through the desert dirt with your Traxxas Slash and Pro-Line Desert Rat body. It’s extremely pronounced fenders give it an attack-like stance, low profile styling make for fast straight-line speed, and it’s equipped with simulated side mirrors just like the full-scale Trophy trucks. Exceptional detail throughout including bed shrouding, radiator and extreme shock detail including reservoirs just behind the cab. And not too worry it’s made from genuine GE .040 thick lexan, so it’s as durable as the punishment you throw at it.

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September 2, 2008

Robin Nelson wins Blue/Grey Classic

Robin Nelson wins Blue/Grey Classic

Top drivers from around North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia showed up for the Blue/Grey Classic last Sunday, hosted by Nitro Valley Speedway in Cherryville, NC, which is located about 30 miles from The Farm 2, host of the 2008 Worlds. The event attracted over 100 drivers including Robin Nelson, Ryan Lopez, Travis Phillips, Chris Pace and Brandon Melton as well as local favorites such as Robby Saxton, Jeremy Talent and Justin Atkins. Ryan Lopez TQ’d the Pro Buggy class, but in the final he flamed out after battling Robin Nelson during the first half of the A-Main. This allowed Robin Nelson to go on and take the win in the A-Main with his Werks B7ProC powered Hyper 9, giving Hobao their first big win on the East Coast with the new buggy.

Source: Werks Racing [werksracing.com]


September 2, 2008

Marco Müller is 2008 Swiss Champion

Marco Müller is 2008 Swiss Champion

The 5th round of the Swiss 1/8th scale National Championships were held last weekend at the super big Lostallo track, host of next years 1/8th scale World Championships. Qualification saw Mugen racer Marco Müller take the TQ spot and he would carry this pace through into the final were he was able to take the win from Remy Hasler in 2nd and Thomas Henzi in 3rd, with Shasa Lackner taking the Junior prize coming home in 5th. This win was enough to secure Marco the Swiss National title for 2008.


September 2, 2008

Losi 1/10 High Roller Lifted Truck RTR

Losi 1/10 High Roller Lifted Truck RTR

Losi have been in contact to tell us about their new 1/10 High Roller ready to run truck, built on a tube-style chassis with a realistic look, it includes an LM-32K performance motor, a 12RB Electronic Speed Control with reverse. The High Roller also features an easy-access battery compartment that accommodates standard 6-cell NiMh packs, vertical anodized shocks at all four corners, chrome 320-series wheels with unique, low-profile all terrain tires and much more.

Source: Losi [losi.com]


September 2, 2008

CRC report from 2008 IIC in Vegas

CRC report from 2008 IIC in Vegas

Calandra Racing Concepts, Inc. is reporting on a very successful race meeting at the 2008 International Indoor Championships held last week in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the ultra-competitive 1/12th modified class CRC driver Hupo Honigl from Austria was the T.Q. and winner driving the Generation-X chassis, while his team mate Jilles Groskamp from Holland, qualified 2nd with the same car. This result marks Hupo’s first big win in this class, a great performance in which he dominated the event and A-main by leading every lap. In the new World GT class featuring the new spec 200mm 1/10th pan cars, CRC’s new Gen-X 10 took the win in the hands of Mark Smyka. This new pan-car class used 200 mm sports car bodies with brushless motors and the revolutionary Gen-X 10 finished 1st and 4th, taking the first ever win in this new class.  In 1/12th stock, the CRC Gen-X was also T.Q. with driver Pete D’Agnolo winning every round of qualifying.

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September 2, 2008

Steen Graversen wins Danish Nationals

Steen Graversen wins Danish Nats Finale

Last weekend saw the final round of the Danish Electric TC Nationals held in Glostrup and there were 17 drivers participating the modified class. The TQ once again went to Steen Graversen, who attended 5 of the 6 races this year and has taken TQ and won all 5, this weekend being no exception. The battle for the 2nd and 3rd positions was between Jonas Andersson from Sweden, Søren Eskildsen, Emil Rath and Søren Holst with the final result ending up as they had qualified, with Jonas Andersson taking 2nd and Søren Eskildsen 3rd. The overall result for the Nationals saw Steen take the National title for Kyosho ahead of upcoming Schumacher racer Søren Eskildsen in 2nd, with newly announced Tamiya racer Jonas Kærup taking 3rd.

Thanks to Christina Høeg for the report. Picture by Kurt Rath.