1/8 E-Buggy News

Kyosho America appoint Cody King as Team Manager

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Long-time Kyosho International Team Driver Cody King, who delivered Kyosho’s eighth IFMAR 1:8 Off-Road World Championship, is adding another role to his dossier. Building on his passion for racing, Cody will be joining the Kyosho Team as Team Manager. With the number of fans he’s earned over the years, and the thousands of drivers with whom he’s raced, he’s going to be a welcome and popular face within the team and throughout the racing community.

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HB Racing rubber pit mat

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HB Racing have introduced a new rubber pit mat for your pit table. The lightweight and large 122cm x 61cm (48”x24”) cushioned mat is stealth black and features bright white HB Racing logos. It’ can be rolled up for easy storage and transportation.

HB Racing D819 wide C arm mount

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HB Racing have introduced a new wide C arm mount for the D819, D817, D817T, E819, E817, D815 and D812. Machined from high-quality aluminum, it comes black anodized for wear. The C arm mount is wider and allows racers to run less than 2 degrees of toe-in. It can be used with D mounts with less than 3 degrees of toe-in to ensure proper fitment of the drive shafts. HB’s Team drivers report that it helps rotation and corner speed.

Muchmore hot weather mesh snapback hats

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Muchmore Racing USA have introduced two new hot weather mesh snapback hats. Available with a yellow outline or blue outline around the white Muchmore 3D puff stitching, the underside of the bill is also black in color and comes pre-curved. To order, please contact our Muchmore USA Sales Manager Joe Pillars at: joepillars@hotmail.com

AVID Triad 17mm capped brass wheel nuts

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AVID RC have introduced new 17mm capped brass wheel nuts for 1/8 vehicles. The Triad 17mm brass nuts are designed to help generate a little more traction in slippery and loose conditions. They will also raise your confidence that they will never come off with their aggressive serration.

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6MIK snapback cap

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6MIK have introduced a new snapback cap. The black one-size-fits-cap features a flat bill design that can be slightly rounded if needed while a 3D embroidered 6MIK logo. The cap is made of a mix of 35% cotton and 65% polyester.

Drake & Jelin win at JBRL Nitro Series Rd5

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Round five of the JBRL Nitro Series was held at the Wild West R/C track in Winchester, California over the weekend. In the Open E-Buggy it was Jared Wiggins (Tekno RC/Team Tekin Racing/Pro-Line Racing) whist the TQ but it was Adam Drake (Mugen Seiki/Protek RC/Pro-Line Racing) who took the win from J.Wiggins in second and CJ Jelin (Kyosho/Protek RC/Pro-Line Racing) in third. In the Open Truggy class, CJ Jelin (Kyosho/Samurai Engines/Pro-Line Racing) took the overall TQ and also the win in the 15-minute final in front of A.Drake (Mugen Seiki/O.S Engines/Pro-Line Racing) and Anthony Westergaard (TLR/O.S Engines/Pro-Line Racing) in second and third respectively.

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XRAY XB8 eccentric steel IAC bushings

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XRAY have introduced new steel eccentric IAC brushings for the XB8 and XB8E. The eccentric brushings for Integrated Adjustable Caster allow for caster adjustment in range +2° ~ -2° depending on the orientation of the bushings. The eccentric bushings have a milled out slots which will enable the screws to anchor them, thus preventing the bushings from turning in extreme racing conditions. The steel eccentric bushings are made from HUDY spring steel and come in set of 2.

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