Last weekend saw the 3rd round of the Slovenian National Championships run at the MSM off road track in Maribor, held for both 1/8th and 1/6th buggy with the Monster truck class run alongside for fun. In the 1/8th scale buggy class there was a great battle in qualifying between Laro racer Zdenko Gačar and Mugen driver Žiga Pajek with Gačar finally claiming the top qualifying spot. In the final however it was Mugen driver, and winner of round 2, Nejc Drole that took the advantage at the start and was able to easily win by 4 laps at the end ahead of 2nd place Žiga Pajek, with pole man Zdenko Gačar in 3rd. The 1:6th scale class saw the win go to Anže Černe, 2 laps ahead of 2nd placed Robert Blazina while Rok Bizjak came home in 3rd. The next National round will be held in Ljubljana on the 28th of October.
PSM Racing in Germany have been in contact with us to let us know about a number of new additions to their product range. First up are these anodised 1/8th scale wheel nuts, suitable for buggies and truggies they are made from lightweight aluminium and come in either red, blue or natural finish. Also new from PSM Racing are newly designed battery boxes, suitable for holding up to 6 cells and featuring a cool blue PSM branding.
Hot Bodies have released a number of new parts for their World Champion 190mm chassis, the Cyclone. The release of 18T pulleys, in both standard and one way versions, give the Cyclone extra cornering traction and are an extra tuning option over the standard 16T pulleys. Use the pulleys to alter the front or rear traction properties of the car by adjusting each end independently, or add 18T pulleys for both front and rear drive belts. To cater for the larger diameter of these 2 new pulleys, HB have also released a new front and rear belt which is longer than the standard versions.
UPDATE: Images of the pulleys can now be seen below.
Japanese company Eagle Racing have released this hand carry case, called the Micro Bag. Black in colour, and featuring the Eagle Racing logo, this bag is designed to to help you transport your Kyosho Mini Z or Losi Micro T along with your radio and other accessories. The bag is padded to protect its contents, and straps are supplied inside to hold the individual contents securely in place. The Micro Bag is 25cm long by 32cm wide, and is 8cm high.
US car kit and custom parts manufacturer, Diggity Designs, have announced details of their upcoming 1/12th scale, the 3D08, designed specifically for use with brushless systems. The rear end of the car has been designed to make it easier to mount and remove brushless motors while the side springs have also been mounted further apart to allow more space for the motor as well as more stability, while the chassis plate features some changes that allow the cars electronics to be mounted further to the rear of the car.
M Mod have released this brass battery plate, joining Serpent in manufacturing a heavweight battery holder to bring the cars center of gravity lower. Suitable for the Mugen MRX-4 range, the new plate is 54 grams and a direct replacement for the original kit version. The advantages of more weight lower in the car is that the car can corner faster, yet due to the batteries central location in the chassis, it doesnt slow direction changes.
The ultimate test of your brand allegiance, tyre and engine maker GRP have released these branded sunglasses. Unlike other brand glasses I have seen, these one don’t actually look too bad, despite the orange arms and GRP logo on the side and apparently they are well made and actually do a decent job of keeping the sun out of your eyes. I’m sure we will see them in the paddock at next weeks World Championship in Argentina.
Hot Bodies have released this rather cooling looking black Flexfit cap for racers to show their brand loyalty when at, or away from, the track. Featuring an offset HB logo embroidered in grey and white, once size fits all, meaning you can outfit yourself with this fitted, pre-curved cap to keep the sun out of your eyes and the groupies at arm’s length.