Coming from NathoBuilds and made for Team Associated’s, Team Losi Racing’s, Xray’s, and Yokomo’s current 1/10th buggy kits are several stainless steel screw bottom kits. The fasteners are made from Grade 316/A4 stainless steel, which is durable and doesn’t rust, helping to add some strength, bling and corrosion resistance as well as weight. The kits are available for the Team Associated B6.1/B6.2, T6.1, SC6.1, and B74, the TLR 22 5.0 and 22X-4, the Xray XB2D 2020 and XB4 2020 as well as the Yokomo YZ-2 DTM3 and the YZ-4 SF.
Mike’s Gulf Coast Raceway of Porter, Texas held their Saturday Night Club Race last weekend, attracting nearly 75 entries. The race was held in single Open Nitro Buggy, Electric Buggy, and Nitro/Electric Truggy classes as well as a single Novice category and in Open Nitro Buggy it was Dillon Caldwell with the overall TQ and he would also come out on top in the single 15-minute A-main event, leaving behind Cody Babbitt in 2nd and Micah Smith in 3rd.
Coming from T-Works is their new glow plug magnifier tool that allows to check the condition of standard glow plugs more easily. The tool offers up to 50-times magnification and includes a light, which makes inspection of the glow plug’s inner coil condition a lot easier. The magnifier is usable with standard-type glow plugs exclusively, it comes in a carbon fibre design carrying case and is available now.
The Thornhill Racing Circuit of Hutto, Texas held a club race this past weekend that attracted over 70 entries. In 1/8th E-Buggy it was Xray’s Ethan Lefebvre with the overall TQ and he also came out on top in the double A-main events, handing him the day’s win from Chris Allison (Tekno RC) in 2nd and Chris Marrant (HB Racing) in 3rd.
The RCRCNT Raceway in Butleson, Texas held the Texas Biggie 43 this past weekend in several 1/10th, 1/8th and 1/5th scale on-road classes. The event attracted nearly 60 entries and in 1/8th Masters it was Scotty Ernst (Infinity) with the overall TQ from the Serpent duo of Jeff Whiting in 2nd and Darrel Bird in 3rd. The start of the 40-minute A-main event saw Scotty have a great start and he was able to keep calm for the first five minutes with Jeff Whiting right behind him. Scotty slowly was able to build up a lead and put some space between his and the field until his nitro gremlins struck again. 31 minutes in with only 9 minutes to go Ernst had built up a 2-lap lead until he lost a front belt. Scotty was able to keep it on the track for the remainder of the race but could not hold off Jeff and had to settle for 2nd some three laps down as Darrell Bird came in 3rd, another seven laps down.
The MOD 5th & 8th Scale Champs were held at the Fear Farm track this past weekend, attracting nearly 150 entries for the 1/5th and 1/8th scale off-road classes. In 1/8th Pro Buggy and when the dust had settled, it was Mugen’s Ryan Maifield with the overall win, leaving behind Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin and Mugen’s Tanner Denney who completed the top 3.
Trion have introduced their new low profile carbon fibre shock towers for the Yokomo YZ-4SF buggy. Machined from high-quality 3mm carbon fibre the shock stays place the shock 3mm lower while also featuring an overall lower design which in combination results in improved stability and higher corner speed on high-bite surfaces. The front and rear tower also offer additional upper shock mount positions for a wider tuning window while the rear tower also allows to mount the rear wing in a high or low position. The shock towers are available from now on.
RC-Carbonstore have introduced the new Rebellion-RC narrow carbon fibre main chassis kit for the Awesomatix A800 MMCX mid-motor touring car. Due to the use of much harder carbon fibre material compared to the stock main plate, the designers were able to create a chassis that is 8mm narrower than the stock plate, without sacrificing overall stiffness and flex characteristics, which results in a lot less chassis scrubbing during hard cornering. To further gain advantages of the new narrow design, the old short lower arms mounting positions were removed in favour of a streamlined design that further adds ground clearance during cornering or while riding curbs. In addition to making the chassis slimmer, the main plate also features a 4.5mm more forward battery and a 2.5mm more forward servo position in order to gain smoother corner apex steering while getting a more stable rear end under acceleration. The slimmer chassis design also allowed to reposition the anti-roll bars without having to change anything to the wires or mounts. Other new features include slightly enlarged motor cutouts that allow for easier ESC wire routing underneath the motor can while also preventing the motor from touching the chassis. In order to optimise overall flex, the under-spool and under-diff cutouts were reshaped while additional mounting positions for Rebellion-RC’s new MMCX weight set allow easy mounting of the floating receiver and fan mount plate as well as the forthcoming new Y-stiffener. The chassis is rounded out by mounting positions for Rebellion-RC’s signature under-battery rubber dots, a 0.3×45 degree lower chamfer for looks and durability and it is available in 2.0mm, 2.2mm and 2.5mm thickness.