Round 4 of the Rug Racers electric on-road indoor series was held in Ware, Herts, UK this past weekend. The event saw the running of the usual mix of classes and Billy Fletcher took the 13.5T Touring TQ by just 2.2 seconds. The finals were not to go Billy’s way, so Ashley Wiffin came through and took the overall win, with Ricky Copsey who was on the heels of Ashley in the second final who eventually took 2nd with TQ man Billy Fletcher taking 3rd place.
Round 9 of the DieHard RC Winter Off-road Series was held in Snohomish, Washington this past weekend, attracting over 180 entries including a strong field of 20 novice drivers. In the premier 2WD Mod Buggy class it was Team Associated driver, Weylin Rose with the overall TQ and he also came out on top in the single 6-minute A-main event, leaving behind Jonathan Cantrell (Team Associated) in 2nd, some 4.1 seconds back. TLR’s Jeff Jenkins Jr. would complete the top 3 result, roughly 0.8s behind Jonathan. In the 4WD Mod Buggy class it was again Weylin Rose with the overall TQ and win as Wes Briscoe came in 2nd, already two laps down after the single 6-minute A-main. Jonathan Cantrell would end the day on the 3 spot, some ten seconds behind Wes.
Coming from Leadfinger Racing and made for the Agama A215T truggy is the new Strife body shell. Like LFR’s other Strife truck bodies the A215T variant features an aggressive and low profile look that will turn heads. The lid is moulded from durable high-quality Lexan polycarbonate material, it comes clear and including window masks and a sticker sheet. The body is made in the USA and will fit both the nitro and electric variants of the truck.
Last weekend the Freedom Cup WRS 2K20 race was held at the Miniautodromo TQ-Road track in Teverola, Italy. The 1/10th 200mm Nitro Touring class saw Mario Spiniello taking the TQ by about four tenths of a seconds from Ciro Borrelli in 2nd. The A-main was a very difficult affair for many drivers because of the high tyre wear. Mario decided to start the 30-minutes long encounter with hard compound tyres and so he had to be on his toes the whole time. With a controlled pace he was able to manage the tyres in the first half of the race while keeping a 2nd place and when Ciro Borrelli suffered an engine flame out during his fourth fuel stop, Mario was able to regain the lead and to take the win from Ciro in 2nd. Behind the two, Pasquale Natale would complete the top 3 result.
Rêve D have introduced new titanium king pin balls and ball studs out of their SPM Super Precision Machine Cut series. Precision-manufactured from high-quality titanium material for a low weight and exceptional durability the 5.9mm kingpin balls are available as 10mm, 11mm and 12mm variants while the 4.3mm diameter ball studs are available in the most common sizes including 4.5mm, 6.0mm and 8.0mm length and also as a short neck 6.0mm variant. A very smooth ball end area ensures fluid suspension movement and the ball ends are available as pairs from end of March.
Capricorn have introduced their new 4-position centre shock plate for the Lab F1-02 formula can car. Machined from high-quality carbon fibre the plate offers four different mounting positions for the centre shock absorber, allowing to adjust its overall length according to the tracks traction conditions. Included with the plate come four different size ball cups.
Coming from Xray and made for all XB8 series kits is a large volume aluminium differential case. Machined from Swiss high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and coming hard-anodised the large volume diff case will offer higher resistance to overheating in long mains while ensuring super-smooth and efficient diff operation, extended lifespan of the oil due to lower heat build-up, and also higher precision. The diff case is usable with the XB8’19, XB8’18, XB8’17, XB8E’19, XB8E’18, XB8E’17, XT8’19, XT8’17, XT8E’19, and GTX8’19 kits.
The annual Florida Winternats were held in Fort Myers, Florida this past weekend in 1/8th IC Track and GT classes as well as a 1/10th Nitro Sedan category. 1/8th IC Track was top qualified by Ralph Burch, however it was Eduardo Cabal with the overall win in the 40-minute A-main some three laps in front of Lazaro Alonso in 2nd. Tony Rice would round out the top 3 podium result another seven laps down.