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RPM Castle Sidewinder 4 ESC cage

See: RPM R/C products

RPM have introduced a cage specialely made for using the Castle Sidewinder 4 ESC in the Traxxas Slash 2wd, Slash 2wd LCG, Slash 4×4, Slash 4×4 LCG, Stampede 4×4 and Rally. This lightweight cage allows the ESC to be run with or without a fan. It encases the ESC body only and enhances that free-flowing air movement. Air channels along both sides of the ESC allow air movement along the sides of the case, while the low profile sides leave all of the built-in air vents on the ESC free and clear to flow air properly.

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Traxxas Slash 4X4 RTR Short Course truck

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Traxxas have introduced the new Slash 4×4 RTR short course truck. The Traxxas Slash 4X4 combines the best elements of the hardcore Slash 4X4 VXL with an unbeatable low price. Outfitted with the powerful Titan 12T 550 motor and bulletproof reliability of the waterproof XL-5 electronic speed control, the Slash takes on any high-flying, fender-banging, all-weather adventure you can throw at it.

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SWORKz S12-1M MFR 36T POM idler gear

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SWORKz have introduced new MFR 36T POM idler gear for the S12-M. This optional CNC machined POM material idler gear is hard coated for durability, provides lower friction and reduces noise. The idler gear is also lighter to deliver more power at every throttle punch.

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Neil Cragg signs with Piranha Fuel

See: Nemo Racing

Nemo Racing and Piranha Racing Fuels have announced the signing of Neil Cragg to their team. The National, European and World Champion will use the 25% fully synthetic blend to power his nitro fleet.

“We are proud to have the opportunity to work with Neil and help to keep his engines sweet and winning races on the track!”

Schumacher Cactus Fusion 4WD front buggy tyre

See: Schumacher Racing

Schumacher Racing have introduced the new Cactus Fusion 4WD front tyre for 1/10 buggy. This new tyre is a specialist carpet tyre, especially designed for the front of 4WD buggies to give great traction yet not be too aggressive on high grip surfaces. The tyre will be the new 4WD front tyre for the EOS and has been made to exacting requirements for championships such as these. The Cactus Fusion 4WD front tyre is available in yellow, blue and silver compounds and also pre-mounted on rims.

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PR SB401-R 1/10 4wd buggy kit

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PR Racing have introduced the new SB401-R 1/10 4wd buggy kit. Based on the successful SB401 platform the SB401-R is faster, quieter and easier to maintain and tune. A number of key components have been totally redesigned to produce a better handling and more forgiving car to drive. The main focus has been on the all new narrow 2mm 7075 -T6 chassis and plastic side -pods , which utilizes a carbon fibre re-enforced spine to control torsional and longitudinal flex. The additional flex has proved to increase grip, and make the car feel more balanced easier to drive leading faster, more consistent laps.

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Adam Drake sweeps JBRL Nitro Series Rd5

See: Mugen Seiki Racing

160 racers attended the fifth round of the JBRL Nitro Series that was held at the Empire RC track in Brentwood, California over the weekend. Adam Drake (Mugen) would sweep the nitro buggy, the nitro truck and the E-buggy classes. A.Drake took the overall TQ and also the victory in all three classes. In Expert Nitro Buggy A.Drake brought home the win by a lap from Kyle Layton (Team Associated) in second and Carlos Arredondo (Tekno RC) in third. In Open Nitro Truggy A.Drake took again the win from the Tekno RC duo of Kyle Turner and Dean Rock in second and third respectively. A.Drake will end his day with another win in Open E-Buggy. Kyle Turner (Tekno RC) and Austin Blair (SWORKz) rounded out the top 3.

Tom Rinderknecht snatches victory at VRC 2018 Season 2 Rd2

See: VRC World

Round 2 of the 2018 Season 2 series for nitro buggies at Psycho Nitro Blast 2012 saw the closest 3-way finish ever recorded in VRC history, with Team Associated team driver Tom Rinderknecht (US) coming out on top just 0.031 seconds ahead of Marshal Kirkholm (US), and 0.071 seconds ahead of Robert Hillman from Sweden. Hillman led most of the race but was passed in the final stretch from the Works wall to the finish line.

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