Coming from RC Maker are several new chassis weight options for the Awesomatix A800 touring car. First up are the Weight Shift LCG chassis weights for the front and the rear of the car. The weights help to adjust the feeling of the car as they feature three different mounting holes that allow to run them in an inner, middle or outer setting with the inward setting increasing the car’s response, offering less chassis roll while the outwards setting increases overall traction with more roll. In addition the weights can also be run at an asymmetric setting to fine-tune left-to-right weight balance. The sets also include carbon fibre shims for shimming the weight off the chassis to increase flex but the weights can also be screwed directly to the chassis without any shim to reduce flex. The Weight Shift sets are available separately for the front and the rear and they are usable with the Awesomatix A800X, EVO, MMCX, and MMX kits.
Exotek have announced the release of a new heavy duty aluminium front pivot for the TLR 22 series of 2WD buggies and trucks. The part was machined to be lighter of weight than the optional TLR alloy pivots and it retains the stock LRC geometry of the kit plastic pivots. The arm mount comes black anodised with silver chamfered accents that go great with stock plastic or factory alloy parts.
SWorkz have announced the addition of multi-time Danish National Champion, Pelle Culmsee to their team. The former HB Racing pilot will campaign SWorkz’s 1/8th nitro and electric platforms at both national and international events while also relying on Picco engines and TPro tyres. This is what Pelle has to say:
I am really looking forward to working with my mechanic Michael Marcussen together with the SWORKz factory team and the big Danish SWorkz team! I appreciate this new experience and the new challenge!
The final rounds of the RCGP World Series were held last weekend at Thunder Alley Raceway in Beaumont, California. Saturday saw round 7 of the series take place, the penultimate round of this year’s championship. In Friday’s Seeding Practice it was Davide Ongaro, the six-time winner and 2019 champion, who emerged on top – however, HB Racing star David Ronnefalk had an equally strong showing, leading the way for most of the day and displaying impressive one-lap pace. Seen for the first time in Q1 was the “drop” start system, which featured an evenly split grid across two rows, adding an extra challenge in the fight to the first corner. Come the race, it would be American Cole Ogden leading a 1-2 for HB Racing, with teammate Ronnefalk finishing 6.7 seconds down. Infinity’s Kyle McBride took the holeshot and gapped the field early on along with Ogden and Ronnefalk, but a small mistake would drop him to third, whilst Ronnefalk’s chances of closing down his teammate were dashed in a similar fashion. Davide Ongaro would take fifth, with Max Mört fifth and Juan Carlos Canas in sixth.
The TOS Masters 2019 was held at the Arena33 indoor carpet track in Andernach, Germany last weekend in several electric on-road classes. In the premier class of Touring Modified it was Freddy Südhoff with the overall TQ, tie on points with Lucas Urbain. The latter however had to settle for 2nd on the grid after the tie-breaker. The finals then saw Freddy taking wins in A1 and A2 for an early overall victory as Lucas cemented his overall runner-up spot with a win in the third and final A-main. Loic Jasmin would complete the top 3 result.
3Racing have introduced their new Advance 20M mid-motor electric touring car kit. Building on the previous Advance competition on-road kit the 20M features a mid-motor design for improved balance and overall quicker lap times while the new 20mm bulkhead spacing optimised the natural chassis flex compared to the previous 23mm spacing. Other features include updated suspension mount, again to optimise chassis flex and new 20T centre pulleys that allow the use of virtually every main gear brand. New 5mm lower ultra low centre of gravity shock towers round out the package. The kit will hit stores by mid-November.
Coming from Yeah Racing and made for the Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0 on-road car are ball-raced aluminium C-hubs. Machined from high-quality aluminium the hubs add rigidity and precision to the front end of the car. Bearing-supports for the steering knuckle king pins ensure smooth operation and less stress for the hubs and king pins. The hubs feature 4 degree built-in caster and they are available in blue or black anodising.
The 2019 GRC International RC Car Championship was held at the GRC Circuit in South Korea, with drivers from Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan and Germany in attendance. Local driver Yang E-Jun was super quick in the Touring Superstock class qualifying and ultimately he would seal the TQ on Saturday but couldn’t hold the position in the finals. After some close battles he had to settle for 2nd overall behind eventual winner, Jo Dongwan. Local racer Lim Il Kuyn had a rough qualifying and started from P5 for the finals, but managed to have some good runs in the finals to take the final spot on the podium.