Serpent have released some new parts for the Serpent 720 and 960, the first being this brass plate for use in the optional Serpent 720 LCG chassis plates. Made using very hard brass material, this plate provides more weight to the front of the car, helping to remove snap oversteer and allowing the car to corner faster and smoother. In addition to the improved cornering speeds the added weight mounted in the chassis helps prevent grip roll on high traction surfaces. Also new from Serpent for both the 960 and 720 are these thin and therefore super soft front anti-roll bar blades. These new blades have the same hard setting as before but in the softest setting they are much softer providing even more steering and overall they allow a wider range of settings. The end of the shafts have also been changed and now have a new adjusting slot which enables you to easily see the setting of the anti-roll bar.
Barry Baker has backed up his ROAR Carpet Nats title by winning the modified touring car class at last weekends ROAR On Road electric Nationals held at the Seattle Indoor Raceway. Baker, who had TQ’d the event, drove his Xray to victory in the first 2 of the 3 finals to take the overall title with 1 round still left to run. Xrays strong showing was backed up by Paul LeMieux who had qualified 3rd but took 2nd place ahead of Tamiya driver Josh Numan in 3rd.
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We forgot to mention this news when our partners Neo Buggy announced it last week, but HoBao are coming out with their latest 1/8th scale buggy, the Hyper 8.5 Pro Edition. We also now have pictures of the new buggy thanks to HoBao Norway and the car looks pretty good with its new spider diffs, big bore shocks, new chassis and braces as well as other changes. These pictures come hot on the heels of the announcement by UK distributor CML of the HoBao Hyper 8 ‘BRCA edition‘ which comes out in August, a release date for the 8.5 Pro isn’t known yet.
We wrote about the Solaroli tuned Picco engines back in March when the Italian driver released his hand tuned Evo2 .12 and .21 engines. Now with the basic Picco engines updated, for better durability and performance, Stefano has hand worked and is now selling the Evo3 version of the Picco .12 motor. The work that is done features porting of the liner, and other work, as well as optimising and polishing the crankshaft to get the absolute best out of the engine.
GS Racing have announced the release of the Shadow SB1 RTR, a new 1/10th scale 4wd gas powered buggy aimed at helping bring beginners into the world of RC nitro. Designed for maximum fun this car features lots of suspension travel, newly designed durable front and rear aluminum shock towers and the car features no e-clips in the suspension system so that the car can be maintained more easily. This car comes equipped with the powerful .15 rear exhaust engine, with pullstart, which works with the companies unique rear exhaust system, which sees the pipe mounted in a cage behind the rear shock tower.
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A quick post to let you know that this weekend sees the ROAR on road electric Nationals held on the small, but tricky, Seattle Indoor Raceway. The event is open to 2 scales, 1/10th touring Mod, 19T, Stock and Masters & 1/12th 19T and Stock. Qualifying has alrady taken place with the mains being run today and in the premier classes it was Xray driver Barry Baker that TQ’d Touring Mod ahead of Tamiya racer Josh Numan in 2nd and Paul LeMieux with another Xray in 3rd, while in 19T 1/12th scale it was Mike Blackstock driving the CEFX that took the top qualifying spot in front of James Arluck in 2nd and Brian Bodine in 3rd. We hope to bring you the final results when we get them.
Aftermarket parts maker 3Racing have released this professional tweak station which has been specially designed for 1/8th, 1/10th and 1/12th scale circuit cars. Both front and rear platforms have engraved calibration for measuring the tweak, wheelbase and track width and you can use the tweak station on any flat surface with the adjustable feet. The tweak station works the same way as others currently on the market and simply offers another choice for those looking to buy one.
Much More have released a new range of tire additives, and tire care, for rubber touring car tires under the name Sweep. The range of tire additives are called Z1 and Z2 and as with all tire additives, add more grip when applied and allowed to soak in, while the tire cleaner and refresher does exactly as its name suggests by helping to prepare your tire surface for the additives.