RCShox creates TLR 22-4 Center Diff Conversion

RCShox 22-4

RCShox, an American based company previously known as Mantisworx in the Mini Z Racing world, has introduced some of their latest new products designed for the TLR 22-4. As many well know, the front and rear differentials of the 22-4 can be a bit of an issue, especially in high grip conditions. Unfortunately without 100% precision adjustment of the diffs and slipper, the differentials will quickly become gritty, rough, and in turn cause the car to handle poorly. To fix this problem, RCShox introduces their center diff conversion and roller bearing front pulley.

center dif 224cdiffirstproduction__91573.1412100479.400.400 roller_pulley_on_car__45802.1415916871.400.400

RCShox says, “The center diff conversion transfers power away from the rear, and more towards the front, the stress that is normally put on the rear diff is eliminated and this allows you to run the diff much looser, and rebuilds are spread out. On our test car the diff has lasted over a month now and still feels like butter!”
CONTINUE READING…

Schumacher signs Finnish young gun Max Mort

Max Mort

Schumacher would like to welcome young up and coming Finnish star, Max Mort, to the team. Max (most well known for his 1/8 efforts with JQRacing) will be competing in many 1/10 regional and national races in Finland as well as select international races such as the EOS series.

“I am happy to start driving with Schumacher Off Road cars for 2015-2016 season. I was given an opportunity to drive with factory support with really competitive cars on carpet and I couldn’t have said “no”. I am really looking forward to the EOS season and Finnish races and I hope that we can have a great year together”

Intech Racing USA signs Will Smith

Will SMith

In the real world the name ‘Will Smith’ means rapper, producer, songwriter, and alien killing star of ‘Men in Black’. In the R/C world the name ‘Will Smith’ means Intech Racing USA’s newest team driver. Will has signed a 2-year contract with Intech, and will be racing the ER-14 throughout 2015 and beyond.

Source: Intech

 

Ratio Calc! app Apple Watch update

Ratio Calc

What time is it? Its 40 tooth pinion over 84 tooth spur in the afternoon. The popular Ratio Calc! iOS app has just been updated to version 6.0. It continues to offer an easy to use ratio and rollout calculator for R/C racers which now extends it’s functionality onto the newly released Apple Watch. This latest version also includes a handy transponder store so you can quickly retrieve your PT numbers when booking in.

Download Ratio Calc! Here!

2016 Dirt Nitro Challenge dates announced, entry cap planned

DNC_2016

The official dates for the 2016 DNC are February 17th-21st. (Added to Calendar)

The 17th annual event will be held once again at Fear Farm in Phoenix AZ. We are planning early for the 2016 event and will be capping the entries this year for the first time ever in the 17 year history of the race.

After the huge influx of last minute entries last year we decided it was time to make sure we had a manageable number of entries.This will allow us to be able to have a timeline and finish at a desired hour each night and enjoy not only great racing but other trackside activities that have made this race such a fun event in the past.

According to sources, NeoBuggy understands that the city has imposed a 11PM ordinance (curfew) time on the event – i.e. finish by 11PM each day.

The official flyer and entry form will be posted after the summer with the entry limit as well as the opening sign up dates to ensure everyone has a fair chance to get signed up! To kick off the summer, as we do every year at this time, we are offering an “early entry summer discount”!

dncd

It is officially open now and will end on Tuesday the 2nd of June!! The cost is $60.00 per entry. You can take advantage of this summer sale by using paypal.com (send entry to thedirtracing@aol.com) or email me at thedirtracing@aol.com. The Dirt Crew is excited about the new changes for 2016 and look forward to seeing you there. Regards, Joey Christensen The Dirt Racing UsPro Cup C*951-902-9319 F*951-765-5660

Check out our 2015 DNC Event Coverage

JConcepts team attend AMS 6.0

10648422_10153380815618216_4048458298716200214_o

“For the 6th straight year, JConcepts is on-hand with support and display at the annual AMS (Alabama Manfacturers’ Shootout) event in Cullman, Alabama. Each year over 500 entries converge at the agricultural center for one of the nations hottest one-off events. The fresh track layout is in place and drivers battle for the prestigious southern title. Follow the JConcepts racing team all weekend for results and fresh product straight from the track in Cullman.”
Via Facebook

Ryan Maifield shakes down the JConcepts equipped TLR 8ight 3.0 at AMS 6.0.

Posted by JConcepts Inc on Thursday, 28 May 2015

Associated unveils the RC10SC5M

SC5M

Based on Team Associated’s wildly successful, race-winning RC10B5M platform, the RC10SC5M Team Kit represents the next step in the evolution of competitive short-course racing. Starting with the data acquired through the development of the B5M and T5M, the engineers behind the doors of Team Associated’s AREA 51 set out to design the ultimate short-course truck chassis that utilizes all the advantages that come with a mid-motor configuration.

SC5M_TK_Profile_md SC5M_TopDown_md SC5M_3Q_Body Off_R_md SC5M_3Q_Body Off_L_md

CONTINUE READING…

Sneak peek at Sweep’s new 1/8 tire

New Sweep Tire

Sweep Racing has released a sneak peek of their newest rubber creation. The new tire has yet to be named at this point, but the small square pin design with tapered side walls is a VERY close match to the recently released JConcepts ‘Reflex’ buggy tire (they even share the same number of pins across). While we can’t say this is an innovative new design that we’ve never seen before, from the success of the Reflex tire, we suspect it will work quite well.

Moss & Martin top BRCA 1/10 Rd.3

BRCA Telford

This past weekend hosted Round 3 of the BRCA 1/10 Offroad Nationals at the Telford track in Broseley, Shropshire. The circuit is all Astro with a variety of jumps, tabletops, off-cambers, bomb-holes, and sandy nature. As usual, Serpent UK’s Tony Evdoka was on hand to capture all of the action, and has shared his first hand report from the exciting race weekend.  CONTINUE READING…

JQ’s newest ‘European’ style setups

JQ Setups

After his recent JQRacing World Tour, JQ is back on his home turf in Europe. Despite the trip around the globe, JQ and his army haven’t stopped working upon their return home. They have released several of their newest ‘European’ style setups that have been successfully tested recently.

“Been back in Europe for a while now, and started working on a different style of setup, long rear arm, laydown shocks, just something different. These setups will work pretty much anywhere, but maybe more geared towards European tracks. The idea is to make the car more comfortable to drive on fast tracks, and to make it easier to maintain cornerspeed. Check them out, and let us know what you think!”

JQ-Ongaroring-Setup-May2015-page-001 THEStig-EURO-Setup-May2015-page-001