With the 200mm worlds championship cancelled due to the global pandemic, Steel City Raceway hosted the KO Propi Race in Fontana, California last weekend. Mugen Seiki’s JJ Wang would win the nitro sedan class. Due to travel restrictions, JJ’s long-time mechanic Ai was not able to travel to assist at this major nitro event in America. Mugen USA team manager Brian Thomas stepped up and assisted JJ to take the win over Capricorn’s Paolo Morganti. Serpent’s Bryce Butterfield completed the podium in third place.
Round 4 of the North West Nitro Summer Series was held in Blackpool, UK this past weekend. In the Nitro Buggy class it was Keiran Cox (Xray) with the win in the A-final, a lap in front of Nick Cox (HB Racing). Chris Sharpe-Simkiss (SWorkz) came in 3rd overall, while Colin Brennan and Callum Akerody-Bench rounded out the top 5 result.
Coming from VP-Pro is their new 13mm to 45mm off-road ride height gauge. The tool is machined from high-quality aluminium, it comes black anodised for looks and features a double-sided laser-engraved scale to allow for easy ride height value reading.
Bittydesign’s Vision design buggy body shell is now also available for the Tekno NB48 2.0 buggy. The lid features Bittydesign’s futuristic Vision shape that will offer optimised aerodynamics, a balanced feel and looks to match. The pre-cut body is moulded from high-quality 1mm Lexan polycarbonate, it comes including window masks, overspray protective film and a decal sheet.
Mon-Tech Racing from Italy have introduced their new GTI Vision body shell for 1/10th scale front-wheel drive touring cars. The lid features an aggressive look and a very high level of detail with an adjustable rear wing that can be attached in a low, mid or high position, allowing to fine-tune the aerodynamic performance of the body. The body was designed using the latest 3D software for accuracy and it is produced in Italy using high-quality Lexan polycarbonate. Included come a detailed decal sheet including headlights and grille stickers, window masks and wing mounting hardware.
JConcepts have announced the release of their new 1984 Ford F-250 monster truck body shell. Considered to be the last of the “classic” Ford trucks, the 1984 model screams 80’s style and features a Ford oval placed in the center of the grille. The square body trucks from this generation are just plain mean and with the single cab design, long bed and flat body panels, tradition was an important part to the JConcepts design team. The Ford bloodline runs deep with the hard body lines running horizontally top and bottom which helps to create a rigid panel. The front windshield is large and in charge and offers the scale driver a clear view of the road ahead. The JConcepts manufactured body measures 6.50” width and built for a 10.75” wheelbase truck. The body is carved with traditional rectangle arched wheel wells and work perfectly for the typical RC monster truck. The set includes a clear body shell, paint mask for all windows and detailed Ford and JConcepts logo decal sheet.
Reds Racing have launched their new 1/10 VX3 Factory Selected electric brushless motors. They are hand-built, selected and the top five percent of tested motors of every batch with the hall sensor variance being within one degree or better. Each motor is hand-assembled, shimmed and tested by Reds Racing’s tech department. Timing, kV rating and Amp draw are tested on the dyno for maximum performance and the Factory Selected motors come with new titanium screws to increase performance. Furthermore each motor comes with a quality control certificate showing each motor’s main specifications such as KV, current, timing and shimming. Available are 4.5T to 8.5T Modified as well as 10.5T to 25.5T Stock motors.
Coming from UK company JC Racing Products are their new Yokomo YZ10 wheels for vintage Yokomo kits such as the YZ10 1994 to 1997. They mimic the iconic ribbed high-traction wheels as found on the WCS Pavidis edition car and they can be used on all “wide suspension” YZ10 and Works kits from the 1991 to 1997 era. The rims accept all industry standard 2.2” tyres, they come as 4-piece sets including two front and two rear wheels and they are available in black, yellow and white colour.