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William Piper wins at 12th Annual Snow Ball Race


Last weekend was held the 12th Annual Snow Ball Race at the RC Excitement track in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The 4wd mod main started fine, but a large wreck at the crossover put XRAY’s William Piper dead last with 1st nearly a full lap up. William got to work and drove it hard for the next 6 minutes and was able to get within striking distance when a bobble by first place let William get by with a minute to go and William took the win in front of Caleb Jennings and Stephen Maizer second and third respectively. 

AVID B6/B6D carbon fibre steering block arms & titanium steering axles

AVID have introduced new carbon fiber steering block arms and titanium steering axles for the Team Associated B6 and B6D. First up are the carbon fiber steering block arms, made from 100% carbon fiber, they offers Ackermann tuning options and saves you a whopping 1g in weight. The set includes 3 pairs of arms: Kit geometry, +1 mid-increased Ackermann, and +2 max-increased Ackermann. This reduces scrub and allows the vehicle to rotate better in the middle of the corner. This rotation comes at the price of less steering at the exit of the corner. +1 is inbetween the kit geometry and our +2 to help you better tune your vehicle, it is suggested that you get AVID’s set of all 3 but they are available individually.


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Anger & Heim win at SIORC Rd2


The second round of the Swiss Indoor Offroad Cup (SIORC) was hosted last weekend by the ERMC club with over 100 entries for the 4wd and 2wd classes. However the actual numbers were slightly lower due to the harsh weather conditions. Qualifying would go to Thomas Anger in both 2wd and 4wd. Thomas will continue its momentum and win the finals in 2wd in front of Marc Heim in second and Cyrille Gruaz in third. In 4wd Marc Heim took the win, taking advantage of Thomas slowed by traffic jam. Cham Dassanayake in second and Cyrille Gruaz in third completed the podium.

175RC B6/22 3.0 carbon fibre option parts

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175RC have introduced new carbon fibre option parts named “Money” for the Team Associated B6 and the TLR 22 3.0. First up are the “Money” +1.5 & +1 carbon fibre steering arms for the B6. These steering arms are machined from 2.5 mm green carbon fibre which gives them lightness and solidity. Both alter the Ackerman angle and smooth steering response and are great for tight corners and tight twisty tracks. Also included are (4) lightweight aluminum black screws to top off the factory look. Next up is the ” Money” carbon fibre front shock tower for the 22 3.0, cut from 5.0mm green carbon material, featuring added material for increased durability. The center ribbed adds strength making it a great stock replacement or upgrade.

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Bruno Coelho signs 8 years contrat with XRAY


XRAY have announced that the World and European champion Bruno Coelho has re-signed with XRAY for the next 8 years and will be part of the team in 2017 until 2024. Bruno is a multi-talented RC car driver racing all classes and in the 2017 season will attend both off-road and on-road races and will race with T4, NT1, RX8, XB4, XB2, XB8 & XB8E. Bruno will in 2017 participate in all regional, national and international races including World Championship 1/8 On-road, World Championship 1/10 Off-road electric, European Championships, The Neo Race, XRAY Racing Series and many other. Bruno has the following to say:

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HRC Racing Dual Star charger

See: HRC Distribution

HRC Racing have added the AC/DC Dual Star charger V1.0 to their range of chargers. The Dual Star charger features new LiHV mode, 2 output ports, as well as a USB output for your smartphone or any other USB device you may need in your pit. As usual with HRC Racing chargers, the quality is extremely high, and the charger features a smart design and nice packaging, which of course includes 3 complete user manuals, in English, French and German.

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T-Work’s SDX4 titanium A-arm pivot balls

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T-Work’s have introduced a set of titanium A-arm pivot balls for the Serpent Spyder SDX4. CNC machined from 64-grade titanium, these lightweight pivot balls provide more strength and inimitable look of titanium. The titanium A-arm pivot balls are a direct replacement of the standard steel parts.

Ultimate Hi-Speed bearing oil

See: Modelix Racing

Modelix have added to the Ultimate range the “Hi-Speed” bearing oil. This oil was designed for use in bearings to keep them rolling free and smooth to help you get the most out of them every race. Over the years the Modelix team has experimented with many different types of oils and oil formulas and have found this Hi-Speed Bearing Oil to be the best for keeping bearings smooth and clean, so they last longer and run better. Very good for use on dusty tracks and carpet tracks to combat the effects of dust and carpet hair contamination. Recommended for use immediately after bearing cleaning. The Ultimate Hi-Speed bearing oil comes in a 20ml durable and leak-proof bottle.