Sweep Racing have announced the release of new front setup station spacers for 1/10th formula pan cars. The precisely machined spacers fit all modern formula cars including CRC’s 2020 model and they allow to use existing touring car setup stations with formula chassis in order to correctly measure and adjust toe and camber settings.
This past weekend was the sixth round of the very popular Worksop Series, there was once again a great entry of drivers in the main classes of 2WD and 4WD buggies, then some 2WD stadium trucks and vintage buggies also. As always it was round by round qualifying as the racing format, with the best two results from four rounds of qualifying counting towards the final position. The control tyre in the buggy classes is the Schumacher Yellow Honeycomb, this works superbly well at Worksop. Qualifying in 2WD saw a dominating performance by Neil Cragg, taking TQ in all four rounds to take pole position from Greg Williams and Edward Callan.
Coming from RC Discharger are two new 24V power supplies of 1500W and 1800W of power. Designed to fit the company’s discharger bank, the compact yet very powerful power supplies measure 89x82x238mm, they are usable with 100VAC or 240VAC input voltage and are able to supply up to 62.5A of current with the 1500W or 75A of output current with the 1800W variant. Each device features two 12V and two 24V outputs to ensure maximum connectivity for chargers and other accessories.
Xray have introduced new -2mm aluminium shock spring retainers for the 2020 variants of the XB2 and XB4 kits. The spring collars allow to access lower ride height settings, something that comes in handy especially when running on smooth high-bite carpet tracks. The spring retainers are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium, they come in sets of four and also fit the XT2 and XT4 trucks.
The Speed Challenge race was held in the Czech Republic recently and it was Simon Horak who would sweep the Formula category. Simon was able to bring home the triple of overall TQ, win and fastest lap, leaving behind Petr Svatak and Ales Raud in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Roche have announced the release of several new optional parts for the Rapide P12 Evo 1/12th scale pan car kit. The range includes a 5-piece set of titanium turnbuckles in a cool rainbow/oil slick finish, a 4-piece set of 0.5mm carbon fibre front upper bulkhead adjustment shims as well as a 2-piece set of front lower pivot balls. The latter features an inner 0.5mm recess for the spring, allowing for additional roll centre adjustments. Last but not least comes a large hard urethane foam bumper.
Schumacher have introduced their new 48 pitch long boss motor pinions for all vehicles that require a long rear such as the Schumacher Cat L1 and L1 Evo. CNC machined to a very high precision the pinions fit all motors with standard 3.175mm shaft diameter, they come with stamped teeth numbers for easy identification and are hard anodised for exceptional durability. The pinions are available in 17T to 31T specification.
Coming soon from Kyosho is a new O-ring battery mount for the Lazer ZX7 4WD buggy. Consisting of two machined aluminium posts the mount allows to secure standard, LCG and ultra LCG battery packs using a single rubber O-ring instead of a composite or carbon fibre brace, making for easier battery swaps while allowing the chassis to flex more freely as the battery pack isn’t be jammed between the brace and the chassis. The set includes two anodised battery posts and a spare rubber O-ring.