about 28 hours ago by KevinR
At the inaugural Top Gear Hobbies Spring Shootout, a unique combination of “Reedy Race” style competition and traditional qualifying/main events set this event apart from others. In 2WD Modified, 30 of the top Pacific Northwest racers competed against a Team Associated star, Ryan Cavalieri and his B4.2 Factory Team buggy to see if they had what it takes to go up against the 2013 Reedy Race Champion in eight heads-up rounds of racing.
Even on the extremely high-grip surface, Cavalieri’s B4.2 Factory Team was no match for the competition, where he went a perfect 8 for 8 and swept the 2WD event. In 4WD the results were the same, with Cavalieri’s B44.2 Factory Team setting the TQ in all 4 rounds of qualifying and winning A1 and A2 to claim the 4WD Modified title as well.
22 May 2013 07:18 by KevinR
The Oswestry round of the 2WD Mid-West BRCA regional series took place this past Sunday on their permanent outdoor grass / asto track. With around 80 drivers in attendance it was Tom Yardy who claimed overall victory with Mat Dodd in second and Tony Bishop completing the podium. Photos from the event can be found here.
21 May 2013 18:42 by KevinR
Telford Model Car Club are holding a meetings on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June at the Weston Park International Model Air Show. 2wd, 4wd and short course will be run on both days at £10 per day, this get yourself and one other into the show with over night camping also available. For booking in or further details contact email@example.com or visit www.facebook.com/telfordmcc
21 May 2013 06:09 by KevinR
A great weekend for racing during the Chaos on the Coast point series put on by the Space Coast R/C Raceway. Jason Ruona, Paul Wynn along with a great group of JConcepts drivers were out to support the monthly event held at the Cocoa Beach, Florida facility. 2wd modified was hotly contested all day with JConcepts driver Daimon Borkowicz taking the round 1 TQ with Paul Wynn in 2nd. For round 2 the track speed picked up and Paul Wynn was able to stay consistent throughout the 5 minute qualifier resetting the TQ by a slight amount over Daimon. The 7 minute A-main was the show of the weekend. Paul Wynn took the early lead and held off Daimon and Billy Easton in the early going.
20 May 2013 07:08 by KevinR
Based off of the incredibly successful V1 Suburbs design, the Proton achieves improved performance and durability on a wider range of track surfaces. Indoor 1/10 scale Off-Road racing has taken off around the world but the traction conditions can vary wildly from loose and dusty to super wheelie traction. The V1 Suburbs performs exceptionally well at tracks with pure clay and medium to high traction and the Proton eclipses its predecessor by providing more forward grip and being easier to drive. The Proton features the same low tread found in the V1 Suburbs but the tread is thicker front to back and is more spaced out for improved performance on loose and low traction indoor surfaces.
17 May 2013 13:29 by KevinR
Yokomo has announced the release of their new hybrid material chassis set in which team driver Naoto Matsukura used at the 2013 cactus classic in Scottsdale AZ on his mid motor B-Max2. The hybrid chassis combines the aluminium chassis plate with the composite plastic side rails and has been designed to improve both chassis stiffness and handling performance of both the MR and RS kits.
17 May 2013 08:05 by KevinR
Xray is proud to announce the release of their new machined aluminium upper shock caps for the XB4 shock absorbers providing increased durability and extended life time. Machined from premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium and additionally black coated, a set of shims are also included for fast and comfortable up travel & down travel adjustment.
17 May 2013 08:00 by KevinR
XRAY racers can now run the signature AVID machined piston setup on the XB4 buggy. The AV1033 pistons are custom machined for XB4 shocks to tune high speed and low speed damping separately with 2 large 1.5mm (or 1.6mm) holes and 2 small 1.1mm holes (we call it the 2+2 piston). AVID’s test drivers found that these pistons help provide the traction and bump handling of running lighter shock oil or larger piston holes, while still maintaining the control of running heavier oil or smaller hole piston when taking on jumps.
16 May 2013 15:54 by KevinR
JConcepts is pleased to offer a replacement bulkhead centre cap for the famous B44.2 buggy kit. The machined aluminium component, anodized in blue, is a handy replacement for the stock plastic unit and is a drop-on to the centre slipper assembly. With the motor mount and bulkhead as one assembly in the B44 vehicle, temperatures peak out and transfer through the entire centre assembly allowing the new cap to act with heat-sink capability. The stout design with external ribbing has increased strength over the plastic unit, is symmetrical in design and adds a higher level of detail and aesthetic appeal to an already championship vehicle. This part has been already used in competition by Ryan Maifield, winning events such as the Cactus Classic and JConcepts Indoor National Series events.
15 May 2013 18:24 by KevinR
We have obtained body-off photos of X Factory engineer Paul Sinclair’s prototype X–6 Cubed, which we are now able to reveal. In recent months X-Factory has released photos with the body on, but they have kept the lid on details of the new car while final details of the design were being worked out. As can be seen from the photos, the X–6 Cubed will be an all carbon fibre car in keeping with X-Factory’s recently released SCX–60CF short course and the X–60CF stadium truck.