JConcepts have released the ‘And-1’ insert, designed for use in any 1/10th scale 2wd rear buggy tire. The ‘And-1’ insert incorporates superior materials with a unique manufacturing process to ensure consistency and insert longevity and is sold in pairs.
Carbon fibre parts specialists Xtreme Racing have released a number of optional carbon shock towers for the Associated RC8. Made from 4mm thick carbon, the towers are super strong and are a direct replacement for the standard versions. Stylish and strong they are suitable for the front and rear and are also available in silver carbon finish.
More news from Much More with the announcement that they have released 2 new electronics cooling fans. Available in 30 x 30mm and 25 x 25mm, the new fans have a very high RPM meaning they can keep your ESC or motor cool at all times.
Korean manufacturer Much More have released a number of new glow plug connectors for gas racers. First off they have released a version with a 2200mAh cell and it is available in the usual MM colours of purple, blue and black while the 2nd version comes with a 4500mAh cell also in the same colours but gives more usage between charges.
Ultimate Racing have announced the introduction of their latest accessory, this new silicone tube connector. It is their experience that constantly removing and re mounting the fuel tubing that it can get get damaged or cracked. This tube connector allows the user to take their tank or exhaust out of the car without having to take the tubing off the nipple on both parts, thus avoiding the damage. The size of the tube connector and the UR silicone fuel tube is exactly the same, maintaining exactly the same fuel flow when the fuel goes through the tube connector.
Kyosho have been in touch to let us know that their team drivers Cody King and Ryan Lutz won the 1/8 Truggy and 1/8 buggy classes respectively, at the RC Nitro Pit in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend. Cody King, driving a Sirio-powered Kyosho ST-RR, TQ’ed the truggy class and then drove to a convincing win during the final. Lutz, also running a Sirio-powered ST-RR, was leading the Truggy final when he ran out of fuel, dropping back more than two laps, but he still managed to make it back to third to capture the final podium position. The 1/8 buggy class was a 1-2-3 sweep for the Kyosho Inferno 777 WC and Sirio. Ryan Lutz took top honors with Cody kind taking second and Trevor Clement in third.
Xray are reporting on the Region 4 Championships that took place last weekend Ocala, Florida. Racers from all around the state came together for the championship race on a track that was for the most part very wide open with some tight and technical sections. In the main final it was Kyosho racer Ryan Eckert that got the lead followed by a quick starting Leon McIntosh in 2nd with the Xay XT8. For the first 10 minutes the lead changed back and forth between the 2 until the 12 minute mark when Ryan lost a diff gear giving Leon a comforable lead and eventually the win. Mugen driver Jeff Keaton jumped into 2nd followed by Kyosho Driver Sean Kersten in 3rd.
Closer in size to the 1/8 Inferno 777 than existing 1/10 GP buggies, the advanced chassis design of the Kyosho DBX and DST nitro off-road machines delivers real racing performance while still being easy to drive. The stable handling lets you power through the dirt even on 1/8 buggy racing circuits and takes on big jumps without missing a beat. With running power that pushes the boundaries of common sense for a 1/10 class machine, you can turn local open space into your own private racetrack. The deep stroke 4-wheel independent suspension and full-time 4WD drivetrain, powered by the 18-size engine, means nothing can stand in your way.