1/8 Offroad News

ProTek R/C Carbon Fiber Soldering Jig

Soldering Jig

AMain.com has released the all-new ProTek R/C Carbon Fiber Soldering Jig. This small and lightweight carbon fiber jig is designed to quickly and easily hold your wires, Deans, XT60 and bullet connectors to make convenient work of your soldering needs. Featuring a spring loading sliding movement, the jig opens up when compressed allowing you to insert your wires or connectors. When compression is released, the spring loaded bottom plate pulls back with clamping force, providing a secure hold while you work.

The jig features a rectangular 17x10mm slot that securely fits Deans/T-Style and XT60 sized connectors, as well as two 8mm holes to fit the bullet connector of your choice. If you just need to solder wires, the vertical posts open up to 10mm providing plenty of space for a variety of wire AWG’s. To keep the jig planted, four rubber feet on the bottom keep it from moving around while you work.

HB Europe website now online

Hot Bodies Europe

HB Europe – now fulfilled by Neidhart, is the new way for racers, shops and distributors to get HB parts, spares and kits anywhere in Europe! Racers can now get what they need directly from Team HB’s fully stocked European warehouse based in the heart of Europe. European distributors can now order direct from HPI Racing’s multiple World Championship winning specialist brand and have confidence that the world renowned race-focused team behind Team Orion will have the right parts at the right price to satisfy demand in their region. Continue Reading…

Tessmann chooses VP Racing Fuel

Tessmann Fuel

IFMAR 1/8 Offroad World Champion Ty Tessmann will be using VP PowerMaster Fuels “Tessmann Edition” this weekend at the 2015 Silver State race in Las Vegas and at Neo X next week at Harper Adams University in the UK.

Gord Tessmann said “Fuel mileage is very important to us without sacrificing power, with this blend we do not sacrifice anything.”

“I look forward to working with Ty and Gord Tessmann in the future,” said VP Powermaster’s Sales and Product Manager Tommy Porfirio. “When you combine the talents of World Champion Ty Tessmann and VP Racing Fuel’s legacy of winning, I’m confident for many opportunities with Ty Tessmann and VP Powermaster.”

Tessmann debuts new Pro-Line tire

New Proline Tire

Silver State winning hopeful, Ty Tessmann, has shared an up close pic of his Hot Bodies buggy preparing for the first run on the Vegas track. If tire choice wasn’t already a tricky decision, Tessmann displays yet another all-new tire from Pro-Line Racing known as the ‘Suppressor’. More details of the new tire coming soon, stay tuned!

Ryan Maifield joins TKO for 2015

TKORyan

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

Artiles wins at Canaria Winter Series

XRAY Sweep

The 2015 Winter Series took place past weekend in Grand Canaria. The temperature was 25 degrees with a circuit in perfect conditions. Qualifying saw XRAY’s Cristian Artiles on top the leaderboard with TQ. He would hold his pace to win the Semi-Final and Final with ease, leading an XRAY sweep of the podium with Leandro Romano and Juan Jose Llanos second and third.

Source: XRAY

Last chance to join JQRacing EU team

JQ Sponsorship

Are you located in Europe? You want to get sponsored? Now is your chance! JQRacing has announced a last minute chance to join the JQRacing EU Team!

JQ says, “We still have available spots in selected countries. In case you want to join THETeam please check THELocator, if there are no Team drivers in your area fill in THETeam Application form. Being a sponsored driver is not only about getting support to achieve your goals but also providing support to your sponsors so please make sure you read and understand our sponsorship letter before contacting us!”

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Who will cash out Silver State champ?

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The 2015 Silver State Nitro Challenge kicks off in less than 24 hours at the already famous RC Tracks Las Vegas facility (home of the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 World Championships). This event is a legendary event in America, and is known for its brutal conditions, hardcore racing, and surprises. In the past racers have been greeted with sandblasting windstorms, moon-surface track conditions, and everything in between. With such unique conditions, it is not always the ‘regular crowd’ who emerge victorious from this event, but instead the underdog’s who prevail…

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JConcepts Bullet 4.0″ 1/8 truck wheels

JC Truggy Wheels

JConcepts introduces an industry standard wheel for the 1/8th truck racing category. At the heart of the design is the 4.0” height bead which is has become standard for the 1/8th truck class. Leaving no detail untouched, the flat bead configuration provides elements that combine light-weight with performance. Utilizing a new tire mounting bead, the 4.0” design eliminates the need for excess rubber and insert material, dropping overall weight, while simplifying the mounting / gluing contact patch and location. Available in bright white and fluorescent yellow the Bullet 4.0” wheel is manufactured in a durable material which is able to withstand the heavy rigors of 1/8th truck racing.

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Ali Bullail wins RCCCK Round 7

Kuwait

Round 7 of the RCCCK Series was held in Kuwait this past Friday night under the lights. Brilliant weather and track conditions made for great racing. When it was all said and done, once again Ali Bullail cruised his way to victory. Bullail was followed across the line by Ali Alsherazi in second, and Abdulaziz Mohammad in third.

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