New Associated prototype spotted

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Team Associated has endured a rough ‘ol ride this year in 1/8 arena, an aborted 1/8 buggy platform and designer Josh Alton departing, not to mention the headline-grabbing departure of Ryan Maifield to arch-rivals TLR. Finally a chance for some good PR ahead of the World Championships which kicks off in less than a month when all eyes will be on Ryan Cavalieri, Yannick Aigoin & Neil Cragg.

Over the weekend at Chula Vista raceway near the Mexican border the Associated team made up of Kody Numedahl (now in charge of the project), Richard Saxton, Brent Thielke and Ryan Cavalieri conducted a public test and low key race appearance. Cavalieri would end up finishing 2nd to Drew Moller (the kid continues to impress…), after a very late engine problem with only 40secs to go on the clock.

The biggest change from the previous RC8 prototype we’ve seen is the choice to go down the pivot ball front end route made famous by Mugen Seiki, with only 1 car present, and no chance to go ‘under the hood’ we could only shoot from afar. The chassis looks wider than the previous prototype but narrower than the previous RC8 platform, with a ‘Mugen style’ rear end in our opinion.

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2015 Reedy Offroad Race announced

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The Reedy Race is pleased to announce that the 2015 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions will return to OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA from January 22-25, 2015.

2014 was the first year that the Reedy Race was held at OCRC Raceway and the response was extremely positive, not only from the racers, but from spectators, event sponsors, industry representatives, and the media.  With support from Team Associated, UpGrade, Pro-Line, JConcepts, LiveRC and the addition of Monster Energy, the 2014 event was taken to a whole new level.

The results saw Ryan Cavalieri crowned Invitational champion for the third time and for the second consecutive year.  In the 2WD Open class, J.P. Richards claimed the title while Spencer Rivkin took the 4WD Open class.  Both of these racers will join Cavalieri and the World’s best to compete for the 2015 Invitational title.

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AMain.com announces Labor Day Sale!

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What beats enjoying your favorite hobbies outdoors with friends and family? Enjoying those good times with huge savings! This Labor Day weekend AMain.com is giving you three ways to save. Save $5 on orders over $25, save $15 when you spend $75 or more, and for orders over $100, you’ll save 10%. The $5 and $15 off coupons can be found by following the link below and can only be applied to each customer account once. The 10% off savings is applied to all orders of $100 or more, but is not combined with the aforementioned offers. Hurry on over to AMain.com because the sale ends Monday night!

Offer is valid 8:00 p.m. (PST) Aug. 28, 2014, until 11:59 p.m. (PST) Sept. 1, 2014. This offer is not retroactive and minimum order value excludes gift voucher purchases, taxes, fees, or shipping costs. Returns, refunds, exchanges, and other modifications to the original order that bring its value below the minimum purchase amount will void the offer. This offer cannot be combined with any other promotions.

THE eCar ‘steels’ new drivetrain

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Let’s face it…we have all been overeager at times to do that huge triple at full speed during a race. Sometimes things go well and nothing happens, but some other times things don’t go as planned, resulting in a spectacular lawn dart which causes extreme stress on the drivetrain. In cases like this aluminum dogbones can bend. JQRacing has got you covered even in this case! New, steel counterparts of the stock aluminum dogbones are now available for THE eCar!

Source: JQRacing

Poulter back to Schumacher

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Schumacher would like to announce that UK offroad front runner, David Poulter, has re-joined the team Schumacher team after a short time with TLR.

David says, “I’d like say thank you to TLR & Horizon Hobby UK for their support this year. I am very happy to be returning to Schumacher Racing and am excited about running both the Cougar KF and Cat K1 Aero for the coming season. I am hoping to compete at all rounds of the EOS Series and the Silverstone Winter Series where I will be able to adjust to the cars ready for the UK Nationals in 2015.”

Source: Schumacher

Fratta set to host UISP Championship

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Only one week before the IFMAR World Championships, the Fratta Offroad facility in Italy will be hosting the UISP Championship race. The event takes place September 12-14, and we suspect will be a last minute ‘warm-up’ for some in preparation for the following week’s World Championship. For more details CLICK HERE.

 

SWorkz Challenge at Silver Dollar

 

AMain.com’s Silver Dollar R/C Raceway hosted the 2014 SWorkz Challenge, which featured many of the nations top drivers, and even some international flair! The AMain.com video production crew has been hard at work since the event, and have published the official 2014 SWorkz Challenge race highlights video today. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

WIN a ProTek R/C ‘Samurai’ Engine!

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Now is your chance to win a ProTek R/C 321B Samurai engine! News of the Samurai engine is spreading, and the response so far has been overwhelming. Keen observers noticed the engine’s handpicked components, dubbing the Samurai a “custom-spec’d Japanese-made mill”—exactly what it is. Now that the Samurai is here, ProTek is giving you an opportunity to win one.

To enter to win the ProTek R/C 321B Samurai engine, simply follow the link below and fill out the form with your name and email—it’s that easy! One participant will be randomly chosen on Aug. 31 and announced on Monday, Sept. 1 at 6:00 p.m. PST on the AMain.com Facebook page!

ENTER HERE!

Reno takes a bite out of the Big Apple

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Last weekend hosted the Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge in New York. Among many of the nation’s greats, XRAY’s Reno Savoya traveled to America to partake in the festivities. Despite missing the win in the Nitro Buggy class, the trip was still a success for the Frenchman as he came away the winner of the competitive E-Buggy class ahead of Gunnar Rieck and Anthony Mazzara.

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Source: XRAY

 

Svensson strikes at Swedish Nats

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The Swedish Offroad Nationals took place recently in wet weather conditions with some of Sweden’s best in attendance. Christoffer Svensson would capture the win after a long and grueling final followed up by XRAY’s Kennie Ekenstierna and Johan Balsberg. In addition, Hampus Berg went on to win the Swedish Junior title after an exciting junior final!

Source: XRAY