Xray have announced the release of their new IFMAR-legal Aerodisk 4WD front buggy wheel that rounds out the range of new 2WD and 4WD 1/10th scale buggy wheels. The 12mm hex wheels feature an inner reinforcement ribbing and they are moulded from a medium hardness material, ensuring optimised handling with balanced overall performance and exceptional durability. The rim is of IFMAR-legal size and it is available as pair or as 10-piece value pack.
Pine Hills Dirt Racing of Bunya, Queensland, Australia recently held the Inaugural King Of The Hills event, attracting some of the area’s fastest nitro and electric off-road racers. The event was held in a unique format with multiple rounds of 10-minute heads-up racing and when the dust had settled it was Serpent’s Aaron Stringer with the win in E-Buggy from Mugen’s Jackson Beale in 2nd and Kyosho racer, Ric Williams in 3rd. Over in Nitro Buggy it was Team Associated’s Alex Bernadzik with the win from Aaron Stringer in 2nd and Craig Laughton in 3rd.
Round 12 of the A.C. Speedway Championship was held in South Korea last weekend. The event took place on one of the biggest outdoor asphalt tracks of the country and it saw Park Sung-Kwang taking the win in the Formula class from Oh So-An in 2nd and Shin Jung-Min in 3rd, all three running Xray machinery.
Coming from Traxxas are new heavy-duty suspension arms for their 2WD Slash, Stampede and Rustler trucks. The arms feature an all-new design which incorporates the latest proprietary composite material. Traxxas designed this composite specifically for high loads and hard landings with just the right amount of flex to resist breaking—even in cold weather and they are made by Traxxas, for Traxxas, to guarantee a perfect factory fit. Installation takes only a few minutes with no filing or modification required. The HD suspension arms work with existing Traxxas accessories and come in six dynamic colours for full customization.
The JConcepts Winter INS10 kicked off the JConcepts Indoor National Series at Velocity Raceway in St. Charles, Missouri last weekend. This race is something special as it features a list of talented drivers and is always packed with entries nearing 350. This year, the prepaid system worked well as it sold out at exactly 350 entries, making for an exciting atmosphere and even better racing. The layout was fantastic. It was the longest layout Velocity Raceway has ever had at 16-17 second lap times in 2wd Modified. The layout utilized the track dimensions to the fullest but also extremely fun to run laps on. The left side of the track featured sweeping turns as well as a little elevation change while the right side of the track was tight and technical testing your vehicle’s handling characteristics and a driver’s timing and precision. As a whole, the track was massively fun and completing a money lap felt even better. Overall, the surface was tricky as the track dried out towards Sunday and required high tread as dust came up towards the end of a 5-minute run.
1up Racing have introduced their all-new UltraLite carbon fibre winglets for 1/10th touring car wings. Weighing under 0.6g for the pair, the lightweight winglets feature an extremely thin profile that reduces drag as they slice through the air. They are CNC cut with 3M Extreme adhesive pre-applied make mounting easier than ever. Rounded corners not only look great but also allow for the largest winglet possible while still getting through tech without any problems.
Round 2 of the JConcepts Super Cup was held at Dean’s Discount Hobbies in New Port Richey, Florida this past weekend. With 80 entries and some great weather, the racing atmosphere was very relaxed and fun for all. The track started out a little slick for round 1 of qualifying, but by round 2 the groove was up as racers began to rip the throttle and lay down the rubber. The traction continued to come up as the double A-mains rolled around providing some exciting action in all classes. When the dust had settled and in the 2WD Mod Buggy A-main it was top qualifier, Julien Oliveras with the win from Paul Wynn in 2nd and Ryan Casteline in 3rd.
The Ohio RC Factory of Jeffersonville, Ohio held round 2 of the FRL series last Saturday, attracting nearly 80 entries. In the premier 1/8th Pro Nitro Buggy class it was Collin Weatherholt with the overall TQ and he would also come out successful in the 20-minute A-main event, leaving behind 2nd place qualifier, Scott Kuchler in 2nd, some three seconds down. In 3rd it was Jeff Switzer who would round out the top 3 result some 15 seconds behind Scott.