Ultimate Racing first introduced its off road clutch system 4 years ago, and it was used by Miguel Matias to win his 1/8 off-road European Championship. Now with the introduction of the Compak, the standard clutch has been improved with a smaller diameter of the flywheel of 34 mm and this allows it to be fitted into nearly all current buggy models, Hong Nor, Mugen, Kyosho, HoBao, Crono and Xray.
Xray have a report from their team driver Martin Lissau on the 5th and last race of the Danish 1/10 nitro touring car championship was held in Naestved RC Model Center. “I had to finish in the top 7 to be the National champion. It was hard because I had no tools and no staff with me as all were prepared for Worlds Championship in 1/5 cars that I have attended the day after the final run. After the qualification I was second, just behind Martin Fish, another XRAY driver. The final was without any stress as Martin got interference problems so he had to retire. Jesper Hoh could take the victory in this final as I made some mistakes. I finished on the second place, Dennis Hassing could take third place”.
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.