1/10 Offroad News

Ryan Maifield joins TKO for 2015

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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.

Source: TKO

JConcepts ‘Finnisher’ 1/10 car stand

JConcepts Finnisher Car Stand

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.

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Hobby Pro USA signs Caitlyn Gilliam

Hobby Pro Signing

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

DE Racing Speedline 2.4″ 1/10 wheels

DE 24 Speedline

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.

Features:

  • “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

Sweep ‘Tendroid’ 1/10 2wd front tire

Tendroid

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.

Source: Sweep

X Factory hires new team managers

X Factory Team Managers

X Factory announces appointment of new team managers. Yes, two men will co-operate to handle all aspects of race team management for X Factory. Billy Maus of Lima, Ohio will handle half the duties, and Nick Malato of Mt Kisco, New York will work in tandem with Billy. Nick is also marketing director and team manager for Viper R/C.

In making the announcement, X Factory President Paul Sinclair said, “We are truly excited about the future of our Team with Nick and Billy at the helm. They each bring different talents and experience to the job, and the great thing is they complement each other. Nobody could have strengths in every area necessary to manage a great race Team; Billy and Nick are quite different people who work together extremely well.” Continue Reading…

JConcepts TLR 22-4 2.2″ Mono wheels

JC Mono 22-4 Wheels

Hardcore racers can now breathe a sigh of relief, JConcepts now has 2.2” front Mono wheels for the TLR 22-4 buggy. The 22-4 buggy from TLR has been an immediate hit on and off the race track and JConcepts is quick to release direct fit wheels specifically for this new buggy. JConcepts replacement wheels are designed in the popular dish style and available in bright white and fluorescent yellow. When the TLR 22-4 strikes, JConcepts delivers.

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Graupner X-8N ‘HoTT’ Radio

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Graupner present their X-8N HoTT 2.4 GHz transmission technology ensures great functionality and reliability. Voice output via headphones and ultra-fast controller response times. Thanks to simplified programming technology, programming is possible through additional keys, making operation easy. The 128 x 64 pixel TFT display ensures all setting parameters and telemetry data are depicted perfectly. It is possible to store telemetry data and other model memories on a micro SD card. USB connector for read-out of model memories and for software upgrades.

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Max Flurer 4 for 4 at Palmetto Classic

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Still in its first year of operation, the new and improved Beach Hobbies of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina hosted the 2015 Palmetto Classic this past weekend. The event spanned two days of racing on the artfully carved 6000 square feet of Carolina clay. 179 entries tested their skills against one another on the technical yet fast layout presented by the Beach Hobbies staff. The surface itself remained very consistent with tons of traction throughout the festivities requiring little more than the occasional lap with the leaf blower. This allowed the race director Myssie Hanna to move through the four action-packed rounds of qualifying on Saturday and double A-mains on Sunday with great efficiency.

Through qualifying Max Flurer declared himself the man to beat after taking the top qualifier honors in 2wd Buggy, 4wd Buggy, Stadium Truck, and 2wd Short Course Truck. He then backed up his claim on Sunday with a clean sweep on all eight of the mains.

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1/10 Worlds Warm-Up details & entry

Warm Up Race

New track, event, and entry details have been released today regarding the 2015 IFMAR 1/10 Worlds Warm-Up / JMRCA Nationals event. The track that will be used for the 2015 IFMAR Electric Off Road World Championship will be a temporary track (artificial turf surface) located where the carpet surface on-road track currently exists.

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The Warm-up Race will be held as part of the JMRCA National Championship in June, using the temporary track. The temporary track will be limited-availability track set up only during the Warm-up Race (June 5 – 7), the days after the warm-up (June 8 – 14) and during the actual World Championship (October 3 – 10).

Limiting the track availability will remove the advantage toward local drivers, which will lead to fair and equal conditions; a benefit to drivers from all around the world. Online sign-up for non-JMRCA overseas members are now open HERE.

For more details visit http://2015worlds.yatabearena.com/warm-up-race/.