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.
CRC have announced details about their new Open-X pod for their 1/12th scale chassis, which features a new pivoting center standoff that moves with the rear pod. This center stand off braces the center shock mounting area and the top plate, allowing the racer to remove the left hand side of the top plate and the left hand side of the bulkhead. This open side frees up a good amount of space for motor wires and sensor wires as there is no interference with the wires on the Open-X pod. This was all possible because of the original Gen-X design with the vertical X-pod rear brace. This rear brace, combined with the center pivot standoff, allows the use of the new Open-X graphite top plate and the wide open left side aluminum bulkhead.
Taiwanese company STS have released information about their new competition level truggy motor. This 4.66cc features a 5 port ABC liner, while the 14mm crankshaft sports a turbo scoop in the bell crank, helping force the fuel into the combustion chamber.
Team Magic have released this lightwieght transmitter battery pack for use in Futaba brand transmitters. The size of the battery is just 93 x 46 x 11mm, while the weight of the whole item is only 133 grams. This means it’s a lot lighter than most batteries available, something you will notice when on the drivers stand. The pack itself uses AAA cells at 1100mah, meaning you will get lots of track time between charges.
Red RC got the exclusive lowdown on the new Kyosho Evolva M3 when we talked to the cars designer Takashi Miyashita. Essentially a completely new platform in 1/8th scale from Kyosho, the new M3 has been designed to fix all the issues that the team had with the previous Evolva through strengthening and optimising the cars construction. When asked to explain what was new on the car, Takashi replied “only a few of the parts are existing parts”, with the main new part being the chassis which has been designed to accept a smaller receiver pack, making for a narrower chassis plate.
Xray have announced the release of new premium-quality, high-density foam tires mounted on strong, rigid 28mm-wide white dish rims. The foam tire is solidly bonded to the wheels and pre-trued to an optimal starting diameter and are designed to fit the M18T or NT18T. Tires are packaged in a sealed air-tight vinyl bag to keep the tires fresh as long as possible. Packaged as 1 pair (2 pieces), the tires are available in 4 popular hardnesses to give you abundant choice for any racing conditions around the world.
Our partners Neo Buggy are reporting that Adam Drake has taken victory at this years Novarossi GP in the UK, ahead of fellow Losi driver Darren Bloomfield. Bloomfield dominated the final, but at about 33mins had a driveshaft problem letting Drake and Associated racer Neil Cragg through. After rejoining, Darren was driving ballistically fast having re-passed Cragg, he was catching Drake who was about a lap in front, however a few errors by Bloomfield meant that the gap was enough for the Drake to take the win.