Coming from PR Racing and made for the SB401R buggy is an aluminium CVD input shaft coupler. The part is machined from high-quality aluminium, it comes hard anodised to ensure low wear and weighs in at only 1.5g. Using the alloy coupler instead of the standard steel part will reduce rotational masses of the centre drivetrain for quicker spool-up and acceleration.
The XRS Race Camp 2020 will be held from the 20th to 26th of July at Latina RC Racing near Wolstyn in the Western part of Poland. The main focus of this one-of-a-kind event is to increase the RC knowledge and skills of the participants with Xray’s Italian off-road frontrunner, Marco Baruffolo being one of the camp’s instructors. The event will see the running of several 1/8th off-road wrenching, setup, and driving style workshops, as well as a good amount of socialising and a race event on Saturday and Sunday to round out the week. Registration for the camp is open now with more information available here and here.
Mike’s Gulf Coast Raceway of Porter, Texas hosted round 7 of the HARC Series last weekend, attracting over 90 entries for the three 1/8th off-road classes of Open E-Buggy, Sportsman E-Buggy and Open Electric/Nitro Truggy. In Open E-Buggy it was Dillon Caldwell (HB Racing) with the overall TQ from HB Racing teammate, Brian Henn on the runner-up spot. The two would also battle it out in the double A-mains with Dillon scoring a 2nd place and a win for the overall while Brian had to settle for 2nd overall after coming in in 1st and 3rd. Brian Germany (Serpent) completed the top 3 in front of Moe Agha and Brent Jackson.
Round 1 of the TRCA Offroad Series was held at the newly established Titan RC Arena in Warszawa, Poland last weekend. The event saw the running of Modified and Stock Buggy classes as well as Truck Pro and Mini categories and in 2WD Mod Buggy it was Bartek Kramza (Xray) with the overall TQ from Jeremiasz Kramza (Schumacher) in 2nd. A1 and A2 then again went in Bartek’s favour as he brought home the win in both legs to take the overall from Jeremiasz in 2nd. Marcin Czech (Schumacher) came in 3rd to round out the podium.
Coming from Samix and made for the Axial SCX10 III trail truck is an aluminium servo arm. Machined from high-quality aluminium the servo arm is of a clamping design for added security in high stress situations. The servo horn is available in gun metal, black, or silver colour and it includes all needed hardware.
Coming from JConcepts is their new 1987 Chevy Monte Carlo street stock body shell. The American produced, sinister, wedged shaped vehicle is now released to the RC enthusiast to fit the latest Street Stock converted vehicles on the market. The crew in the JConcepts R&D department tackled one of its finest projects to date and together with Chevrolet licensing has produced the iconic Monte Carlo. The body shell construction is a shape fit for the RC scene. The vehicles which are wide-bodied, flat paneled and have a low-roof line always track well down the racetrack. A low front chin, bumper construction and pocketed headlights immediately look like punishment is headed your way. The long, swooping, and flat quarter-panels are a staple of this generation vehicle and it certainly cuts like a knife on the oval scene. The cab itself is one of the identifiable features of the Monte Carlo and its balanced positioning and sharp lines makes competitors retreat in fear. A small rear spoiler is built into the back of the model and can be trimmed and added in conditions that require more rear traction. Included in each body set, a 1987 Buick Grand National decal sheet and the paint mask for all windows. As always, each body set is backed with JConcepts customer support and racing heritage. The Monte Carlo measures a 10.75” wheelbase and the inside dimensions of the body are 10.00” front and rear. The body is built for a 2WD buggy conversion of any manufacturer and the body can be added to resemble the original 1:1 counterpart.
RC Madness of Enfield, Connecticut hosted the US Turf Wars last weekend, attracting over 100 entries for the 1/10th off-road modified and stock classes. In 2WD Modified Buggy it was Keith Smart with the overall TQ, however the single 5-minute A-main event saw Brent Sianez taking the winning honours, leaving behind 4th place qualifier, Tyler Marcy in 2nd. Keith Smart had to settle for 3rd overall.
Coming from Pro-Line are three new pre-mounted tyres for 1/10th scale short course trucks. Available soon are the tried and tested Gladiator SC, Badlands MX SC, and BFGoodrich Baja T/A KR2 SC tyres all of which come mounted to Pro-Line’s black Raid 6×30 removable hex wheels. The wheel sets include a pair of 12mm Slash 4×4 front/rear (Slash 2WD rear) hexes and a pair of 12mm Slash 2WD front hexes that fit the most popular trucks. Optional 14mm, 17mm and ProTrac offset 12mm hexes are available separately to fit virtually any application.