1/10 Offroad News

Miguel Matias re-signs with XRAY

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XRAY is happy to announce that European Champion and multi-time Portuguese National Champion, Miguel Matias, will continue to be part of the factory team in 2015 season. Miguel is a professional offroad car racer with many years of experiences and a stunning list of achievements and victories. Miguel will continue to work closely with the R&D team on the further development of the XRAY electric & nitro off-road car platforms including XB8, XB4, XB8E & XT9.

Miguel says, “Being part of the XRAY factory team has been a great experience and I am very happy for the support and backup I get. The speed of development is incredibly fast and very professional which is a great inspiration to me to improve as well. I will continue to race both nitro and electric off-road platforms. This year I will travel more and will participate also at the entire EOS series as well all the European Championships on schedule. I cannot wait for the next races, see you soon.”

Source: XRAY

Ryan Maifield wins 2015 Reedy Race

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After an intense weekend of racing at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California, the 2015 Reedy Race of Champions is complete! The prestigious Invitational Class came down to the final round of 4wd buggy to clearly crown a champion. Clinching a final round victory, Team Losi Racing’s Ryan Maifield sealed the deal to win his first Reedy International Race of Champions! This came as a momentous occasion for Ryan, as he narrowly missed out with 2nd place finishes in both 2013 and 2014. Team Kyosho’s Jared Tebo would finish 2nd overall behind Maifield, with Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri taking home third.

Patrick Hofer inks deal with RDRP

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Swiss frontrunner, multi-time Swiss champion, and Team Associated factory driver Patrick Hofer has signed a contract with Revolution Design Racing Products to run the brand’s Ultra line of tools and the new RDRP Team Associated B5 series option parts in his 2015 race campaign. RDRP says, “Patrick is one of the, if not the fastest 1/10 electric offroad racer in Switzerland, and he will be a nice asset to RDRP’s team of talented racers.”

Source: RDRP

XRAY XB4 offset alu wheel hubs

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XRAY has released their new XB4 CNC-machined, premium aircraft aluminum 12mm wheel hubs. These offset wheel hubs offer precision tuning options for narrower/wider track-width. Strategically machined for optimum strength, balance, and lightness. Marked for easy identification, and secured on drive axle by setscrew. Sold in sets of 2.

Source: XRAY

XRAY working on the 1/10 2WD XB2

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A rare moment ‘behind the scenes’ at XRAY’s impressive testing facility & factory in Trencin, Slovakia courtesy of their design impresario Juraj Hudy, posting on twitter:

The progress with new #XRAY XB2 has been significant but still plenty things to test with @MartinBayer88#RCcar

The luxury European manufacturer is currently hard at work on a standalone ‘XB2′ 2WD 1/10th electric buggy platform, no doubt targeting it to be fully race ready in time for the outdoor summer season as well as World Championships later this year in Japan.

Serpent’s SRX-4 Buggy sneak peak

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Spotted at the weekend’s Reedy Race of Champions in California was Serpent’s new 4WD 1/10 buggy in the hands of designer Billy Easton, we’re told that the car will also be displayed at the Nuremberg toy fair (Jan 28th – Feb 2nd).

Billy has been intensively working on this highly innovative 4wd concept over 2014 and has been testing the car for a longer period already, on various surfaces. The project is in its final stages of testing where the last small modifications are being made and the Spyder SRX-4 proto is used in some toplevel racing.

Expect the SRX-4 to be released in late March / early April.

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Finnish Euro RC to distribute XRAY

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XRAY announces new distributor in Finland – EuroRC. EuroRC will provide support for all XRAY drivers at all major races in Finlad. In case of further questions do not hesitate to contact EuroRC  who will be happy to provide you with any asistance.

Find the EuroRC at: www.eurorc.com

ROCCK Racing ‘A Race to Remember’

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ROCCK Racing has announced ‘A Race to Remember’ event, a charity race benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Every 67 seconds, someone in the US is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. There is currently no cure or treatment for Alzheimer’s, but you can help change that by joining in and racing for a cure!

CLICK HERE for official race flyer, and more details!

RDRP machines new B5 motor plate

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New from Revolution Design Racing Products comes the B5 Lightweight Heatsink Motor Plate for all B5 series Team Associated vehicles, such as the B5 and B5M buggy as well as the T5M truck. The part is a direct replacement for the standard motor plate and it sports an updated design with machined cooling fins that reduce the weight and improve cooling without sacrificing rigidity. The closed design keeps dirt out of the pinion and main gear section allowing to run the part in every racing condition. The motor plate is cut from aircraft quality 7075-T6 aluminium and it comes blue anodized and laser etched to match with the remainder of RDRP’s Team Associated option parts.

Source: RDRP

Matsukura joins Kyosho offroad team

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Shocking news of world-class driver, Naoto Matsukura leaving his long-time sponsor Yokomo took the industry by surprise not long ago. For his touring car campaign, Naoto announced he would be signing with Tamiya for 2015. Many assumed that would also be his choice of offroad vehicles as well. In a surprise announcement, Naoto has joined Kyosho’s TKI Buggy offroad division for 2015! Naoto will attend all the major 1/10 offroad races this year and will compete in 2wd & 4wd Buggy classes.

Source: Kyosho