1/8 E-Buggy News

Jared Tebo TQs & Wins at Top Notch Tour Rd8

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Thunder Alley Raceway hosted the eighth round of the Top Notch Tour in Beaumont, California. After the rounds of qualifying, Kyosho’s Jared Tebo was the top qualifier in the Expret Nitro Buggy and Open 1/8 E-Buggy classes. In the Expert Nitro Buggy final it was Tebo who took the win from HB Racing’s Colin Herzog in second and Mugen’s Anthony Westergaard in third. In Open E-Buggy Jared took again the win from Tekno’s Andrew Trotter and Mugen’s Miguel Perez in second and third respectively.

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6MIK Ultra 1/8 closed cell inserts & wheels

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6MIK have introduced the “Ultra”, a brand new system for maintaining the 1/8 closed cell inserts on the wheels. Designed and developed by the 6MIK R&D and their team drivers, this innovative system allows to increased performance and driveability. Ultra consists of two new closed cell inserts and wheels:

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Boon & Miller win at HNMC Winter Rd9

This past weekend 44 racers braved the winter conditions to attend the ninth round of the HNMC Winter Series at the Herts Nitro Model Club track in Westmill Farm. The bad weather in the UK has stopped dirt racing for six weeks and at long last it was a dry day and the club could run a race meeting. In Nitro Buggy it was Kyle Boon who took the overall TQ while in E-buggy George Miller will be the fastest in qualifying. In the nitro buggy final Kyle managed to convert his TQ into victory. Callum Niblett in second and on Gray in third rounded out the top 3. George also grabbed the win in E-buggy from Pona Vasipoulos.

Thanks to Jim Thompson for the report.

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Kyosho MP9 TKI4 hard dish wheels

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Kyosho have introduced new hard dish wheels for the Inferno MP9 TKI4. These wheels are made from harder plastic to eliminate wheel flex and sidewall flex from the tyre. Also the spoked design helps to keep dirt build up inside the wheel to a minimum. Thanks to the harder plastic, the wheels provide better performance in high temperature and high humidity conditions. The hard dish wheels come in yellow and white colour and a sticker on back side facilites their identification.

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SWORKz S35-3 series 6mm aluminum axle insert set

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SWORKz have introduced new set of 6mm aluminum axle insert for the S35-3 series of vehicles. Machined from high quality aluminium, the inserts come in red anodised. They will directly replace the original plastic inserts and make the wheel hubs more stronger thanks to the lightened 6x12x4mm ball bearings. The parts also provide more stable steering response and increase ball bearings life.

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Yuichi Kanai introduces new turnbuckle & ball end tools

Source: Yuichi Kanai (Facebook)

Yuichi Kanai have introduced two new Yuichi Kanai Series turnbuckle and ball end tools developed specifically for use with the Inferno MP9 series vehicles. First up is the 5.5mm and 7.0mm ends tool. The deep 5.5mm end allows quick adjustment to the MP9’s steering servo turnbuckle and steering tie rods, as well as make camber adjustments to the the upper arms. The 7mm end fits the plastic ball ends perfectly, and holds the steering posts and shock bushings as well. Next up is the 6.5mm and 8.0mm ends. The deep 8mm end allows easy installation/removal of the shock standoffs on the shock towers, while the 6.5mm end is perfect for easy ball end installation on the turnbuckles and rods.

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T-Work’s MT44 radio skin set

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T-Work’s have introduced a radio skin set for the Sanwa/Airtronics MT44 radio. The skin is available in many colours including 3D Graphite colours such as black, White, blue, yellow, green, orange, red and gradient (purple to blue), metal chrome colours like green, blue, red and sliver, black and carbon shiny color. The set includes one radio skin, one screen protector and the instruction manual.

TPRO Matrix 1/8 buggy tyre

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MW RC Cars have introduced the new TPRO Matrix tyre for 1/8 buggies. The Matrix tyre is especially designed for indoor tracks or outdoor high traction surfaces. The Matrix is designed to provide a fast steering response thanks to the honeycomb pattern and inside mini square pins. It provides more grip, faster acceleration and a stable car feel on clean wet or dry grip track conditions. The Matrix is available in yellow medium soft, blue soft, white super soft, green ultra soft compound and also in XR compound that offers less wear.

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