Speedzone have released two new 7.4v LiPo Packs, a 5400 mAh 30C pack and a 5000 mAh 32C pack. Both packs feature a hard case and great run time with low resistance. The 5400 pack have shown run time in excess of 550 seconds, voltage of 7.30+ and resistance in the low 8 range at 35amps. Banana style connectors come as standard along with a standard balancing port. The 5000 pack have shown run time in excess of 520 seconds, voltage of 7.35+ and resistance in the low 7 range at 35amps. Wires are top mounted directly to the cells and come with a standard balancing port, with Deans style connectors available as an option.
We already told you of Cody King’s success in Truggy at the final round of the JBRL series held at Hot Rod Hobbies, but Adam Drake has filled us in on the other classes. In the Pro Buggy class it was Losi driver Mike Truhe that took the TQ spot and went on to win the race in front of his team mate Adam Drake, with Hobao driver Jeremy Kortz in 3rd. This result gave The Drake the series win, with Truhe taking the runner up spot. The Open Buggy and Open Truggy class saw a clean sweep for another Losi racer Kyle Johnson, who TQ’d both classes and went on to win both finals to also wrap up the series in both classes.
Much More have released the True Balance 8, suitable for 1/8th buggy and truggy wheels. It allows you to quickly and easily balance car tires by identifying the heaviest part of the wheel so that proper balancing aids can be applied. The high quality, high precision 4 ball bearings are lightly oiled for ultra fine wheel rotation, helping to identify even the smallest inaccuracies of the tire balance, while the tire is mounted to the fine finished stainless steel shaft, ensuring it rotates freely.
Pro-Line have released some more new items, including this new pit bag, which is made to resist wear and endure all those trips to and from the track and beyond. The cover itself is made from a durable nylon, while corrugated plastic storage boxes keep your stuff secure and resist tearing and warping under the most extreme conditions. Each storage box includes an injection molded plastic handle insert and injection molded leading edge insert for easy sliding in and out of each box. Internal storage includes one extra-large compartment is at the top of the bag, one large compartment is located in the middle of the bag, and two medium compartments are located at the base of the bag. A retractable handle slides in-and-out for easy towing of your bag and heavy-duty wheels are located on the opposite side for effortless ease of towing as well. Also new is company’s range of tools, super durable, the tips are made from high strength steel and finished off with a titanium color finish. The handles are made of lightweight aluminium and are complete with a hard anodized finish. Available in a wide range of tip sizes and are sold individually or in kits.
Pro-line has released the Shift, their latest in body styling and technology, for the Kyosho MP9. The latest body style from Pro-Line gives your MP9 the lowest possible CG while carefully crafted, hard/yet precise body lines are the now generation of body styling. Crisp lines carefully sculpted to hug the interior of the chassis like a glove and all this allows for the smallest cab and side pod design possible.
The JBRL series is one of the most popular Southern California racing series for some of the World’s top drivers. The Kyosho/Sirio/AKA driver Cody King has waged a season-long battle in the truggy class, staying right at the top of the ranks throughout the season. The A-main and the series championship came right down to the end of the race, where King made the pass for the lead, winning the last round of the series and taking the win for the entire JBRL Series in the class.
LRP electronic have released the latest tire in their 1/8 competition buggy tire line, the peculiarly named Suicide. Specially developed by the LRP R&D team, this new thread design features small and fines pins, perfect for hard packed high traction tracks or qualifying runs. The VTEC 1/8 tire provides high grip and low wear based on a special compound of high-quality rubber. In addition, the all new tire features pre-cut venting holes resulting in high performance through superior air circulation. Released in soft and medium compounds.
LRP have released their latest truggy engine, the new ZR.30 X Truggy is the replacement for the successful Z.28 R Spec. 3 Truggy motor. An uncompromising competition engine specially tuned for the demands of a .30 engine, the massive XTEC T6 crankcase provides the engine with a high structural rigidity, with extra thick ribs, particularly between the front and rear ball bearings. The carburetor is also completely revised, and is now flow optimized resulting in maximum performance and simple tuning.