6MIK Optima internal shock springs

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French company 6MIK have added to the Optima range new internal shock springs for 1/8 buggies. Specially developed by the 6MIK team, the internal shock springs allow to less prone to rolling over and reduce the pitching weight transfer, resulting in increased driving precision. The internal shock springs are available in set fo four, and come with two long and two short springs.

Keith Smart trifecta at 30 Years of Madness Turf Opener


This past weekend, RC Madness held their 30 years of Madness Turf Opener in Enfield, Connecticut. Needless to say it was a super stacked field of talented drivers, with over a 150 entries and 71 drivers, adding up to 2 full heats of 4wd Mod, 3 heats of 2wd Mod and 3 heats of mod Stadium Truck. The weather was in in the driver’s favor with a cloudy yet hot day with brief rays of sun. Minimal changes have allowed to Keith Smart (XRAY) to take the overall TQ in the 4WD and Stadium Truck classes. But, in the Mains, K.Smart took the lead from the start of each race and led from flag to flag in all three classes concluding in 3 wins. In 4WD, Steve Fiume and Nick Otto (Schumacher) rounded out the top 3 while in 2WD it was Cameron Dopp and Tyler McCormack who completed the top 3 podium result. Eric Bresnahan in second and Tom Bishop in third rounded out the top 3 in Stadium Truck.

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XRAY XB8 graphite PB steering block & rear upright LB


XRAY have introduced new graphite composite PB steering blocks and rear uprights LB for the XB8’19. The lightweight yet strong parts are molded from specially formulated graphite composite material. The graphite material offers more responsive feel especially on bumpy tracks and ensures free suspension movement in dusty conditions. The rear uprights LB are very strong and make the rear of car very stable, yet is very light taking some load off of the rear suspension, improving bump absorbing and handling on bumpy tracks. To extend the set-up alternatives, an additional lower roll-center adjustment position was added. The smart design allows the same upright to be used on both left & right sides. The lower suspension pin on which the rear upright sits features 2 shims for wheelbase adjustment. The rear upright features integrated geometry adjustments including: camber, upper and lower roll center and wheelbase. The PB steering blocks and rear uprights LB feature larger outside 8x16x5mm ball-bearing for increased reliability and life-span and they are suitable for most track conditions, especially for high- and very-high-traction tracks.

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RC-Project introduce new 8IGHT-X Titanium & Ergal optionals

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Italian company RC-Project have introduced news parts for the Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-X in the form of titanium shock standoffs as well as Ergal lower shock screws and uni balls. Machined from certified Grade 5 6Al4V titanium, the shock standoffs feature rolled threads guarantying a perfect fit with the nuts and thanks to the lower weight, they provide a lower centre of gravity and improved handling. The lower shock mounting screws are machined from 7075-T6 Ergal and they feature an optimised overall diameter to ensure a better connection between the pin, arm and lower shock ball. The screws are hard-coated and come anodized in gold and black colors to easily distinguish between those used on the right and left side of the 8IGHT-X. Also new are the suspension uni balls. Machined from high-quality 7075-T6 Ergal, the balls come hard coated for wear and also Teflon coated for reduced friction. The balls feature a “reverse” design that prevent ball cups to pull away during a crash.

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HNMC Summer Series Rd2 report

With 200 plus racers at the DXR Dirt Kings, the second round of the HNMC Summer Series still had almost 50 racers in attendance. After four rounds of qualifying, the TQ went to Dylan Saunders (Team Associated) in Nitro Buggy, Erik Lykke (XRAY) in E-buggy and Pano Vasipoulos (HB Racing) in Truggy. In the Nitro Buggy final, D.Saunders was able to convert his TQ into a win over Tommy Chung (TLR) in second and Torben Lundburg (XRAY) in third. In the Truggy final it was George Miller (SWORKz) with the win, followed by P.Vasipoulos. In E-buggy, the young and talented E.Lykke took the win from Russ Brown (Tekno) and Holger Lykke (XRAY) in second and third respectively.

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XRAY XT8 1/8 nitro truggy coming soon


XRAY have released a teaser image of the forthcoming XT8 1/8 nitro truggy. No information about the new kit have leaked in the wake but detailed images and information about the truck should become available very soon.

Pilot RC Products B6.1 Orbit ceramic hybrid bearing set

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Pilot RC Products have introduced a set of Orbit ceramic hybrid bearings for the Team Associated B6.1 ,T6.1, & SC6.1. The Orbit bearings are precision crafted and produced from highest grade materials governing them the ABEC rating grade 7. Grade 7 rated bearings provide a higher tolerance and a deviation of 5 μm. (0.000197 inch). This allows for better performance at high RPM’s. The Orbit bearings features stainless steel rings + Si3N4 ceramic balls + metal shields. These bearing come pre oiled with 1UP clear bearing oil for ultra free bearings and increased drivetrain efficiency. The 15-piece set includes three different sizes of bearings and comes with a 1UP clear bearing oil.

Drake & Westergaard win at Grass Roots Racing Series Rd5

The fifth round of the Grass Roots Racing Series was held at the Pro-Line track in Banning, California. In the Open Nitro Buggy and the Open E-buggy classes it was Adam Drake (Mugen) who set the overall TQ and took the win from Cole Jenson (HB Racing) in second and Anthony Westergaard (TLR) in third. In the Open Nitro Truggy class it was A.Westergaard who took the win from A.Drake in second and “buddy” (Mugen) in third.

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