Elliott Boots #1 at Top 25 Rankings

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In a bemusing turn of events… A non American driver is promoted to the top of the Top 25 standings after the ROAR (N.American) Championships…

Jared Tebo earns his second 1/8 National title after a crazy final at the 2017 ROAR Nationals. Ryan Lutz continues his great year by finishing second and Spencer Rivkin rounds out the top 3. Elliott Boots inherits the world #1 ranking as former #1 Ryan Maified and #2 Ty Tessmann both had problems in the final (Note that Boots did not improve his results/pts. Ty and Ryan’s results moved them below Elliott). Maifield was out for good early and that cost him big in the rankings, falling 4 spots ending up ranked #5 . Ty was able to get running again after his flame outs and came back to salvage some positions preventing him from falling too far in the rankings. With Jared’s big win, he moves within striking distance of Elliott’s new #1 ranked spot. Cole Ogden Moves back onto the top 25 list with an incredible drive in the semi final and main event. The young US rising star CJ Jelin made his first major final and finished 13th, lookout for him in the future. See the new 1-50 ranking, list of what races are used, and how it works at top25rc.com.

Ty Tessmann’s ROAR Nats report

Race report from Ty Tessmann (XRAY)

“This past weekend we travelled to Stateline RC Raceway to attend the ROAR Fuel Offroad Nationals. The facility is awesome and the track owners went above and beyond to make sure everyone had everything they needed and more, and got the track ready to run again after the rain came. We had practice Wednesday by heats and we worked with the team to get setups that would work. Thursday was seeding practice and was to have 2 rounds of 5 minutes practice but it started raining part way through the 2nd round of buggy seeding so the qualifiers were set from the 1 round of seeding and I was seeded 1st in both truck and buggy.

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Exotek 22 4.0 titanium front axles & YZ2 alloy top shaft

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Exotek have introduced the Flite front axles for the TLR 22 4.0 and the Flite top shaft for the Yokomo YZ2. First up are the 12mm front axles. Precision machined premium titanium, they weight only 3.5 grams per pair. These axles reduces the rotational mass as well as unsprung weight over the stock axles. They are almost as strong as steel but nearly half the weight and not easily bent as the aluminum axles. Rounded and angled hex profile makes wheel installation extra quick and easy.

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HUDY brushless 40mm & 30mm fans

HUDY have introduced two new brushless 40mm and 30mm fans. These fans are extremely reliable and designed to improve electronics cooling.The fans feature solder tabs for quick and easy cable replacement. They have a brushless design, are bearing equipped, and come with a 170mm cable.

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T-Work’s YZ-2 DTM optional parts

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T-Work’s have introduced a whole host of new optional parts for the Yokomo YZ-2 DTM. These optional parts include a set of gold plated steel screws including 101pcs, a set of titanium turnbuckles as well as a hybrid version with a turnbuckle wrench, a set of titanium ball ends and a set of titanium screws (UFO head) including 93pcs.

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Be ready, 2017 Season 2 is about to start on VRC Pro!

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VRC invite you to compete in the upcoming 2017 Season 2, starting July 8th. 2017 Season 2 will be 6 events of which the 4 best results will count for the Season 2 Championship. Season 2 will end November 13th, which then allows for a full 6 weeks for the 2017 VRC Worlds. This reflects the results of the 2017 VRC Worlds poll to continue to concentrate the VRC Worlds in the month of December. 

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Ultimate M-4RZ Team Edition engine

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Modelix Racing have introduced the Ultimate M4RZ “Team Edition” engine. The “Team Edition” concept uses the same Ultimate engines that are for sale, but the engines are assembled directly in their factory, completely broken-in and then thoroughly checked by the competition team to extract 100% of the performance of Ultimate engines. There are many manufacturers that offer pre-break-in services performed on benches with propellers. The problem is that this method only works as a pre-break-in. It is still necessary to continue breaking in the engine on the track.

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175RC XB2 aluminum nuts, washers, serrated nuts & hub spacers

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175RC have introduced new aluminum nuts, ball stud washers, serrated wheel nuts and hub spacers for the XRAY XB2, XB4 and XT2. All parts are made in aluminium to shed some weight and come in orange colour. First up is the aluminum nut kit including 10pcs with M3 nuts and 1pc. M4 nut for the slipper. Next up is are the M3 ball stud washers perfect for the driver that knows small adjustments make a huge difference. Used for adjusting roll center or shimming suspension components, this aluminum washer set includes four of each thickness per package (0.5, 1, 2, 3mm).

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