Ruddog Products’ latest addition to their ever-increasing range of universal tools are the soft-grip straight scissors. With an overall length of 17 cm, the straight scissors fit inside every toolbox. Its 7.5 cm blades with black titanium nitride coating cut tough plastics just as easily as soft foam inserts or thin decals. The soft grip handles ensure safe and comfortable use.
Continuing to add more batteries to their lineup, Arrowmax have introduced their new 6000mAh 4S battery. The perfect battery for 1:8 vehicles they are powerful, reliable and provide a great amount of runtime. Weighing 474g, this is a compact package for any weight conscious racers. Dimensions are 143mm x 47mm x 37mm.
The Dirt has announced that the 2021 ‘The Dirt Nitro Challenge’ preparations are under way. With the continued Covid-19 restrictions the State fairgrounds, where the event has been located for the last two years, were not able to make the commitment to ensure the opening of the fairgrounds and the ability to hold the event in 2021. So Joey has moved the event to the world famous Thunder Alley Raceway in Beaumont, Sunny Southern California. The facility is perfect for the event with full hookup camping, horseshoe tournament pits, nice restrooms, grass park and a huge grass field for us to set up manufacturers row and pit areas. The event will take place on the 17th to 21st of February next year and entries are now open.
Last weekend was the last leg of a four round points chase for Asphalt Wars in NorCal. This event was hosted at Speedworld Raceway in Roseville California. With a lighter turnout due to weather conditions, there was still quality racing. In 17.5 TC it was Xray driver Lex Tyler who would take TQ honours and win the single main from tone to tone with Jeff Auxier (Yokomo) in 2nd and Marcus Plumlee (Xray) in 3rd.
Last Saturday the second round of the Milansport Xray Race series was held in Bierun, a city located in the south part of Poland. After a successful first round, the series is proving popular with drivers from Czech Republic and Germany joining the locals to battle for the win. TC Stock was the biggest group at this event with 20 drivers and in qualification the fastest was Lukasz Mach comfortably taking all 3 qualifiers in front of Henrik Heitsch and Martin Kratochvil. In the finals Lukasz took three tone to tone wins with a large gap, while behind there were some great fights between Henrik and Martin for the remaining podium places. In the end Henrik secured his 2nd spot ahead of Martin.
Creation Model have introduced their new Infinity IF18-2, the next generation of their World Champion 1/8 platform. Developed and tested by their team drivers all around the World, it features an all new front-end design which offers drivers a huge range of roll centre and setting options. Already proven on track with Takaki Shimo’s prototype car taking 2nd place at last year’s World Championship in California, the big innovation of the IF18-2 is that by adjusting the front roll centre according to driving conditions, it is possible to fine tune your setup perfectly according to various circuits and driving styles. This allows for great steering in all corners without any excessive initial reactions that can make your car difficult to drive. The newly designed front upper arm, lower arm and front knuckle are made of new materials with high rigidity and excellent impact resistance. Attention has also been paid to the ease of assembly and the high precision of these parts can be felt when maintaining and setting up your car.
Following an earlier teaser, Schumacher have now released the full details of their new formula car, called the Icon. After a long run of successes in multiple electric racing classes, including a double LMP12 World championship, Schumacher’s engineering team have applied their expertise to the formula class. The result is an innovative new approach to RC Formula racing. The Icon is designed for maximum rear traction to make an easy to drive car, but maintains plenty of steering to satisfy the most demanding drivers. The Icon prototypes have been extensively tested and raced in the UK, Germany and Italy, and have proved to be fast and agile. The car features all the adjustments you need to be dialled on both carpet and asphalt tracks.
T-Works have released their new P1 17mm lightweight locking wheel nuts for 1/8th scale buggy, truggy and GT cars. Machined from high-quality 7075 aluminium the wheel nuts have been heavily machined to reduce weight with only 3 of the 6 corners of the nut left for an aggressive look. The serrated back will grip into the wheel, ensuring the nut will not come loose during your run. Sold as a set of 4, they are available in black, blue, grey, red and titanium colours.