Coming from DMS Partz are new 4.8mm swaybar balls with 2mm holes for the Corally SBX-410 4WD buggy. The black anodised balls feature a 2mm centre hole to accept larger size sway bars which comes in when running in high to very high bite track conditions. The swaybar balls come in sets of four and they are available now.
Seen for the first time at this year’s Nuremberg International Toyfair, Traxxas has now announced the official release of the TRX-4 Mercedes-Benz G 500 4×4² RTR trail truck. In 2015, Mercedes-Benz released the limited-production G 500 4×4² to stake its claim as the ultimate off-road vehicle. Outfitted with a powerful V8 engine, dynamic 4WD system, and military-grade portal axles, the G 500 4×4² had no equal. Traxxas honours the rich history of the G-Class with this highly-detailed RC replica. Based on the class-leading TRX-4, the Traxxas Mercedes-Benz G 500 4×4² features portal axles, a high/low transmission, and locking differentials for all-terrain capability. Outfitted with 2.6” replica wheels and tyres, chrome grill and skid plate, and a full complement of scale details, the TRX-4 Mercedes-Benz G 500 4×4² combines iconic style with the toughness and technology of the TRX-4 Scale and Trail crawler. Portal axles lift the truck at the wheels for huge centre pumpkin ground clearance while virtually eliminating torque twist. The TRX-4’s highly adjustable chassis offers a nearly endless supply of upgrades ranging from lift kits and portal weights to full LED light kits and tough aluminium accessories.
Schumacher have announced the popular Schumacher GP Series for the coming 2019/20 indoor season. The 3-race series will be held at the MB Raceway in Leeds and will cater for GT12, Touring 17.5T Blinky Hobbywing Handout, Touring 13.5T Blinky, and LMP12 classes. All classes will run to BRCA Rules, the GT12 class will run on Contact “Green Stripe” the Touring class on Sorex XG-28RK and LMP12 on “Orange Stripe” control tyres. There will be a 100 driver limit, initially 50 x GT12, 16 x 17.5T Hobbywing Handout Touring, 24 x 13.5T Touring, 10 x LMP12. Entries and paypal payment will be taken through www.centralbooking.org on a first come first served basis. Full details, rules and dates can be found here.
Last weekend saw the running of the 2019 Hungarian IC Track Championship that was held in Graz, Austria. In the 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring class it was Oliver Havranek who would bring home the win in the main final following a short battle with Simon Ciudar in the opening stages of the race. Ultimately Simon had to settle for 2nd overall while Tamas Sagi came in 3rd to round out the podium.
Following their B74 Extra and Mid hole front shock towers, Bezerk from Australia now also introduced a standard front shock stay for Team Associated’s B74 buggy. The part matches the standard kit geometry, however an updated shape adds strength up top for improved reliability when the going gets tough. The shock tower is available in heavy duty 5.0mm or lightweight 4.0mm thickness.
Round 4 of the 2019 Swiss Electric On-road Nationals was held at the Mini Racing Cars Aigle & Lausanne club last weekend. In the Touring Pro Stock class it was Awesomatix’s Boris Siladi with a near clean sweep in the qualifiers, taking three of the four rounds for the overall TQ from Xray’s Cham Dassanayake, who won a single qualifying round. The triple A-mains then saw more dominating runs from Boris who took wins in all three mains for the overall from Cham on the runner-up spot. Cédric Ansermoz (Awesomatix) would come in 3rd to round out the podium. With the win at round 4 Boris would also wrap up the overall title, making it a back-to-back championship after taking home the indoor title earlier this year.
Oli Meggitt and the EWS Events team have announced the details of the 2019/2020 Essex Winter Series. Now entering its ninth season, the championship will take place at the regular EWS indoor venue in the South-East of the UK. The championship will consist of five rounds, starting in October and running through to March. There will be classes for Modified and Super Stock 13.5 Blinky touring car, running on the EWS Sweep controlled tyre, along with Front Wheel Drive (17.5 handout motor), using the popular Ride tyre. A controlled additive will be in place this year to help provide the best possible grip on the ETS carpet used for the track. All the information on the series, along with the entry form, can be found on the official website here. Entries are expected to fill quickly. More details on the popular “EWS International” event, which is separate to the series and will take place in December, will be announced soon. For more information, visit the EWS social media page, or email the EWS team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last weekend the final round of the Belgian IC Track Nationals took place in Bierset, a high speed track with two full throttle chicanes. After qualifying Steven Cuypers managed to take the overall TQ in front of Robin D’hondt and Renaud Velkeneers. In the 30-minute final Steven finished 2nd behind winner Robin D’hondt and in front of 3rd placed Augustin Mejor, which was enough to take the overall 2019 Belgian Championship title.