The guys over at the RC Pro Series have asked us to post an announcement for their 3 round 2007 Florida Nitro Off-road Series. There is a purse of $1000+ for the Expert class and overall entries are limited to 150 people so get your entry in soon.
Kyosho have announced the release of their latest range of cars in their ultra successful Mini-Z line of 1/24th scale racers. Nascar is of course immensely popular Stateside, and Kyosho have realised that it would be a clever decision to make officially licensed cars to sell to the fans of this class of racing. As always the attention to detail and scale looks are what makes the mini-z cars stand out and these oval racers are no different.
NASCAR, the most popular racing series in the US, has teamed up with Kyosho to produce the only hobby-grade, officially licensed NASCAR RC cars available in the world. The Kyosho team visited the racing development facilities of many of the top NASCAR racing teams, and even attended NASCAR events, all in an effort to ensure that the bodies include exceptional detail that is unmatched in accuracy and scale.
Yokomo have announced the release of a new electronic speed controller suitable for the increasingly popular smaller classes of racing cars, anything from 1/20th – 1/16th scale. Called the SCR18M this lightweight unit is recommended for use with 4-6 cells (4.8V to 7.2V) and at only 20 x 26 x 16mm is also one tiny speedo and should therfore cause no headaches when trying to find a place to mount it in your car.
Upgrade RC, through their sub brand RCID, have added two more skins to their range of custom radio decals. Available now for both the Nomadio React and Spektrum DX3.0 these skins not only look good and are the perfect custom job to make you stand out from the crowd but not only that, they are also customizable too with colour selections and the option of adding your name and other details.
Xray have a report on their site from the first round of the R1GP Winter Attack Indoor Carpet Race held in South Korea and organised by our site partners RC Forum. This race was held on a great carpet track in the Olympic Gymnastic Stadium in Seoul and saw 90 people attend which was also the debut race for the new Xray T2007 in Korea. After Xray dominating the proceedings it was a crash between the two leading Xray racers Mun Yong and Ryan Lee that allowed Jang-JiHyun driving a HB to take the win with Lee in 2nd and Xray racer Seo-Dongil in 3rd.
Outerwears have released this neat pre filter that stops the heavy crap that builds up on your airfilter before getting to the foam underneath, thus allowing the filter to do the job it was intended for. It says its designed to fit the stock air filter that comes on the RTR Losi 8ight but im sure it would work on others too.
Outerwears Pre-filters have been tested and proven to provide maximum performance from your hi-performance air filter longer. Pre-filters deflect dirt away from the air filter instead of packing up and slowing down air flow.
Jammin have announced the release of 2 new pro engines, a .21 and a .28 motor. Both engines have been optimised for off road racing and both feature turbo plugs as well as a number of other performance enhancing improvements.
Tweaks to the materials, crank timing, and tolerances all played a part in getting the engine to the high performance edge that Jammin Jay requires. Both engines deliver excellent bottom end power with great top end run out.
Xtreme Racing have released this 4mm thick carbon fibre rear shock tower for the Mugen MBX5R. With the abuse that these parts experience on the track it is important that they can stand up to the punishment and these ones look like they could. The shock tower is a direct replacement but also contains an extra row of shock mounting holes for further adjustment. Xtreme Racing have also released carbon shock towers for the MBX5T too.