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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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Poulter back to Schumacher

Schumacher Driver

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

Avid reveals new D413 alu chassis set

Avid D413 Chassis

Avid R/C has released a sneak peek of their all-new Hot Bodies D413 aluminum chassis set. This fresh new design is said to be “almost ready for production” according to Avid, and we are certainly anxious to see it in person. The chassis set will feature an updated ballast weight system and Avid is integrating some touring car technology into offroad by offering an optional floating servo mount.

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AKA lays rubber down in the pits

AKA Rubber Pit Mat

AKA has just released their new rubber pit mat. The AKA Rubber Pit Mat is the perfect lining to keep your pit table looking clean and sharp. The mat measures in at 4ft x 2ft x 1/8″ thick. It is made of durable PVC which is chemical and water resistant, easy to clean, and features an AKA graphic in the bottom right hand corner. Our guess is that your tools will find the same race winning traction in this AKA rubber mat as your car does with AKA rubber tires.

Source: AKA

Show your ‘Racing Stripes’ with JC

Lila T Shirt

JConcepts drops the ‘Racing Stripes’ t-shirt into the hardcore community of R/C Racers. The punch message of JConcepts.net remains the highest priority front and rear, with the original tagline of ‘World Proven Innovation and Design’ positioned directly below. Much like the muscle cars of the 1970’s, the blue and white racing stripes vertically positioned, and extend well below the logos for decorative impact and presence. Sorry boys…Ms. Lila is not included.

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‘Hara Knows’ with AMain.com

No questions asked, Atsushi Hara is one of the greatest R/C car racers of all-time. Hara has won everything from onroad to offroad, 1/10 scale to 1/8 scale, 2wd to 4wd. So is racing all that Hara is good at? AMain.com has released a new commercial promo featuring the legend, showing that ‘Hara knows’…

Futaba Challenge at Leisure Hours

Futaba Challenge

The 5th annual Futaba Electric Challenge is coming up fast! From September 5-7 Futaba is taking over the Leisure Hours R/C Raceway in Joliet, Illinois and you can get in on the action. Send in one low entry fee to reserve your place to compete on two challenging tracks. Racers and spectators can look forward to three days jam-packed with exciting action—but only if you sign up now!

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ZZracing gets colorful with new tools

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ZZracing has just released their new metric high-performance hex drivers. These hex drivers are available in 1.5mm, 2.0mm, 2.5mm, and 3.0mm sizes, and feature your choice of red, orange, blue, or purple anodized handles. Each tip is made up of steel material with titanium coating. Each tool has a laser engraved logo and size label for easy identification.

Source: RZHobby

MIP makes the PRS1 stock race ready

MIP Drivetrain PRS1

MIP has just released their popular Bi-Metal R-CVD drive system for the Hobby Pro USA PRS1 buggy, intended for serious stock class racers. This all new design features a keyed joint made out of hardened alloy steel that connects to 7075 hard anodized aluminum. This feature allows you to lighten up the drivetrain without sacrificing the durability that steel components offer. Also with this R-CVD design it couples your original axle components with the MIP Bi-Metal bone to keep costs low and give you the essentials to transfer over to MIP’s Pucks system. The system is accompanied by 7075 hard anodized aluminum outdrives, and the necessary components to build the aluminum Puck diff. Made 100% in the USA.

Source: MIP

XRAY gets light with STRC

STRC XRAY Screws

ST Racing Concepts Ti-Screws and anodized light weight aluminum lock-nut weight reduction kits are now available for XRAY XB4 series 2WD and 4WD buggys. The titanium screws are coming in at about half the weight of their steel counter parts while the aluminum lock-nuts are less than half the weight of the steel one, combining for approximately 50g of weight reduction for these XRAY machines. The aluminum lock-nuts are also available in brilliant anodizing to match the color of XRAY factory option parts.

Source: ST Racing Concepts