Silver State winning hopeful, Ty Tessmann, has shared an up close pic of his Hot Bodies buggy preparing for the first run on the Vegas track. If tire choice wasn’t already a tricky decision, Tessmann displays yet another all-new tire from Pro-Line Racing known as the ‘Suppressor’. More details of the new tire coming soon, stay tuned!
TKO R/C Specialties is pleased to announce that US superstar Ryan Maifield has joined the TKO team for 2015! Maifield will equip his full TLR lineup with TKO bearings, as well as various other TKO products such as ‘FLAT & Finished’ diff rings, Eureka gear box lube, Enhanced Rotation bearing lube, and more. In addition to working towards putting the TKO product line in the winners circle, Ryan will also be working closely with TKO for future product testing and development projects.
The polycarbonate car-stand, introduced first, by JConcepts, during the 2007 racing season has established itself as a benchmark in the R/C community. Each year these stands are treated to abusive pit areas and racers throughout the world while also being used by several key events as trophies or featured as grab-bag items.
For 2015, JConcepts unveiled the latest car stand specifically for the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions. The design team focused on several aspects to debut a new treat during the large event. First, size was a focus and a lower stance was built into the design to accommodate 1/10th vehicles more specifically. The hex shaped design was inspired from the popular locking wheel nuts and Finnisher style wing buttons used within the JConcepts accessory line-up. Side pockets were incorporated as catch-all compartments for body clips, wheel nuts or any small item that is routinely changed during a race event. Cushion pads are positioned at the hex tips to provide support all the way to the edges on any platform vehicle while the large center pads prevent normal slippage.
The 2015 Winter Series took place past weekend in Grand Canaria. The temperature was 25 degrees with a circuit in perfect conditions. Qualifying saw XRAY’s Cristian Artiles on top the leaderboard with TQ. He would hold his pace to win the Semi-Final and Final with ease, leading an XRAY sweep of the podium with Leandro Romano and Juan Jose Llanos second and third.
Hobby Pro USA is excited to welcome Caitlyn Gilliam to their growing Hobby Pro race Team! Caitlyn’s cool, calm and collected approach to racing and competition has provided her with some excellent results on and off the track! Caitlyn and her father/pitman “Skip” will be using the Hobby Pro PRS1 2wd Buggy during offroad competitions throughout the Southern California area.
Source: Hobby Pro USA
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The 2015 Silver State Nitro Challenge kicks off in less than 24 hours at the already famous RC Tracks Las Vegas facility (home of the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 World Championships). This event is a legendary event in America, and is known for its brutal conditions, hardcore racing, and surprises. In the past racers have been greeted with sandblasting windstorms, moon-surface track conditions, and everything in between. With such unique conditions, it is not always the ‘regular crowd’ who emerge victorious from this event, but instead the underdog’s who prevail…
Taking the fight to the competition once again, DE Racing gets in the ring with a new 2.4″ diameter 1/10 buggy wheel. The DE Racing SpeedLine PLUS 2.4 delivers maximum corner control and stability by utilizing our “Sure Lock” foam retention system. This system, comprised of radial ribs that lock the wheel and foam insert together, retains maximum tire traction to the racing surface while eliminating the vague inconsistencies that come from an insert that is free to move around on its wheel. Combine this with the highest level of precision, durability, and a scant race weight and the choice is clear. Take your competition to the mat with DE Racing SpeedLine PLUS 2.4.
- “Sure Lock” foam retention system
- Secures foam with NO effect on tire Shape or Diameter
- Large 2.4 Inch diameter
- Slimmed down race weight
- Smooth dish face with bold logo
- Glue channel for clean tire install
- 100% MADE IN U.S.A.
Source: DE Racing
JConcepts introduces an industry standard wheel for the 1/8th truck racing category. At the heart of the design is the 4.0” height bead which is has become standard for the 1/8th truck class. Leaving no detail untouched, the flat bead configuration provides elements that combine light-weight with performance. Utilizing a new tire mounting bead, the 4.0” design eliminates the need for excess rubber and insert material, dropping overall weight, while simplifying the mounting / gluing contact patch and location. Available in bright white and fluorescent yellow the Bullet 4.0” wheel is manufactured in a durable material which is able to withstand the heavy rigors of 1/8th truck racing.
Sweep Racing has just released their new ‘Tendroid’ 1/10 2wd buggy front tire. The tire is designed for the traditional 2.2″ wheels, and is said to perform best when paired with the Tendroid rear tires. The tire features a ‘W’ patterned bar design, combined with additional android-head-looking style bars to provide uncompromising support in grooved conditions. Available in ultra soft silver, extra soft blue, soft red, medium white and clay soft compound.