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AKA Pro multi tip tire punch

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AKA have announced an update to their popular tire punch. The all new Pro multi tip tire punch features a new cantilever design to increase punch pressure and reduce hand fatigue. The redesigned handle has plastic cover on the lower handle to more comfortably fit your hand. The mulit tip rotating head offers sizes from 2mm to 4.5mm and has a convenient waste box for the discarded rubber.

Andrew Rizzo teams up with XRAY

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XRAY and RC America have announced the signing of Andrew Rizzo to their team. The former Kyosho racer will use both 1/10th and 1/8th off-road vehicles at major national events in the USA.

Well, I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to be part of such a strong brand for the future! I have joined and become a part of Xray and RC America. I have received so much help and support from Gord, Ty, and Paul Ciccarello over the past year and also seeing how they operate as a team, even though I wasn’t a part of it. The offer came up to settle back in with one of my biggest mentors, Paul Ciccarello, and to also be able to learn so much more from all the hard work and dedication the Tessmann’s put into RC and the Xray brand. – Andrew Rizzo

Joe Bornhorst doubles at 2019 Pro-Line Shootout

Source: Dillon Caldwell (Facebook)

The annual 2019 Pro-Line Shootout was held at the Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas. In the Open Nitro Buggy class it was Dillon Caldwell (HB Racing/REDS Racing/JConcepts) who set the TQ while in the Open E-buggy class, Brandon Rose (Serpent/Pro-Line Racing) took the overall TQ. In the 45-minute Nitro Buggy final, Joe Bornhorst (Tekno RC/BLOK Engines/Pro-Line Racing) brought home the win by a lap from D.Caldwell in second and Ethan Lefebvre (XRAY/FX Engines/Pro-Line Racing) in third.

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Juan Carlos Canas doubles at Buggyland 6.0

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The Buggyland 6.0 race was held at the Circuito de Fuencarral in Madrid, Spain. In the Nitro Buggy class it was former World Champ Robert Batlle (Mugen Seiki/Maxima Engines/Hot race Tyres) who set the overall TQ but R.Batlle would not be able to convert the TQ into a win as Juan Carlos Canas (SWORKz/REDS Racing/6MIK) brought home the win in the hour-long final. João Figueiredo (Kyosho/Ielasi Tuned/Pro-Line) came in second after he led until 10-minute before the end while R.Batlle was able to secure the third position after a tough start.

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David Ronnefalk wins at HB Race Days USA

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The USA edition of the popular HB Race Days was held at the Trains & Lanes Hobbies track in Easton, Pennsylvania. The event attracted over 150 entries including two HB Racing Factory drivers, David Ronnefalk (HB Racing/Performa Racing) and Cole Ogden (HB Racing/REDS Racing/Hot Race Tyres). In the Pro Nitro Buggy class, D.Ronnefalk set the overall TQ and also took the win in the 45-minute final from C. Ogden and Spencer Heckert (HB Racing/Performa Racing/Pro-Line), making it an all-HB Racing podium. In the Pro E-Buggy class it was Jason Schreffler (HB Racing/Performa Racing/JConcepts) who took the overall TQ and win from Anthony Mazzarra in second and Sean Okeefe in third. In the Pro Nitro Truggy class it was Jamie Grayek (Team Associated/Bullitt Engines/Pro-Line) who set the TQ but he would not be able to convert the TQ spot into a win as A.Mazzarra brought home the win in the 30-minute final from Paul Rutledge in second and Michael Furnari (Team Associated/Bullitt Engines/Pro-Line) in third.

RC Discharger iCharger Duo & Dual X6 regenerative discharger

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RC Discharger have introduced the iCharger Duo & Dual X6 regenerative discharger, now available in a European version. The regenerative discharger shared the same features as the US version such as discharging and/or charging two batteries at the same time at 40A with a iCharger Duo and also recover the energy from the discharge to re-use it during the charge. The European version comes with a LiPo charging and a storage bag.

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Muchmore multi shock maintenance clamp

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Muchmore Racing have introduced the new multi shock maintenance clamp tool. The tool is for use with 1/10th and 1/8th scale shocks and are made from lightweight aluminum material and anodized in black. The clamp feature a “nutcracker” style construction providing increased leverage. The clamp tool is not only for shock shafts but it can also capture 1/10th and 1/8th shock bodies to make it easier to tighten the shock cap. The pliers feature the ability to pop the shock end pillow ball in and out of place thanks to the stepped post built into the pliers and also it is equipped with a slot to maintain a Euro-style connector to facilitate soldering.

11th annual Halloween Race announcement

Source: LCRC Raceway (Facebook)

The 11th annual Halloween Race will be hosted by LCRC Raceway in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania on October 19th. In 2019, the facility has been expanded to provide to the racers more options in the hobby shop and a better buying experience. Then, the drivers stand and the wash area have been improved and a brand new pit road have been added. Thanks to these improvements, two events in a row have broken the entries record of the track, the Mugen Challenge with 389 entries and the East Coast Race Against Cancer with 409 entries. The Halloween Race will ben held in the Nitro Buggy, E-buggy, Nitro Truggy, E-truggy, 2WD Mod SCT, SCT Lites and 1/8 Novice classes. The event will see the addition of new classes including the +40 Nitro Buggy, +40 E-buggy and Mini Truggy classes.