1/8 Offroad News

Serpent SRX8 aluminium throttle horns & 3.0mm front anti-roll bar

Coming from Serpent and made for the SRX8 are the aluminium throttle horns and 3.0mm front anti-roll bar. First up are the throttle horns, machined from 7075 T6 aluminium, they come black anodised, with etched spline size and they are available in 23T, 24T and 25T sizes. They provide more durability and precision than composite plastic parts.

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Pattaya International Buggy Challenge announcement

The Pattaya International Buggy Challenge will be held on June 2-4 at the Pattaya RC Buggy Track. The club is working hard to be ready and currently they removing the “concrete/sugar” surface which will be replaced by proper clay/dirt. Registration is now officially open and will close May 25th. For more info please click here.

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Hot Race Tyres introduce clay compounds

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Hot Race Tyres from Italy have introduced their new clay rubber compounds. Developed especially with the demanding clay-type tracks in mind, the rubber will extract the maximum traction and performance from the tyre and it will become available in soft and hard compounds for both the existing range of 1/8th treads and also the new 1/10th buggy tyres.

Chris Leighton wins LMCC finale

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Last weekend saw the final round of the Ledbury Model Car Club winter series sponsored by RC-Pitbox. The day started out dry with a field of 46 drivers and Mini Pins were the order of the day on their Astro Track. This being the last round of the series with 4 rounds to count required to complete the series the championship was alive right until the end of the day’s finals, and it would certainly be a battle until the end!

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Carsten Keller joins Mugen Seiki

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Mugen Seiki Europe have announced the signing of the German frontrunner Carsten Keller to their team. The multi-time National Champion will use the MBX7R Nitro and Eco throughout all German national races, as well as on major international events.

T-Work’s D817 turnbuckle & screws sets

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T-Work’s have introduced two new set of screws and 64 Titanium turnbuckle set for the HB Racing D817. The first set of screws consists of 159 gold plated steel screws, providing a a refined look and the other set has 122 64 Titanium UFO head screws offering a larger surface for better fitting. The turnbuckles are made from 64 grade titanium to provide lower weight and more strength compared to the standard steel links. The set includes six turnbuckles with the suitable wrench.

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Jason Nugroho wins Indonesia Buggy Champs opener

The first round of the Indonesia National Buggy Championship was held at the MRCC Track in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia. A total of 49 drivers attended this event from Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Solo, Banjarmasin, Balikpapan, Bali, Kendari, Batam and local drivers. The race format should be 6 rounds of 10 minutes with the 4 best rounds counted, but due to heavy rain after 2nd Qualifying, the race director decided to make 4 rounds and took the 3 best rounds.

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Kim Einert teams up with RC Concept

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French company RC Concept have announced the signing of German driver Kim Einert to their factory team for 2017. Kim is a young super talented driver, who has already many good results in Germany and Europe. She is racing the German 1/10 and 1/8 nationals and the Euros. Kim will use all the RC Concept products 1/10 and 1/8, and she will attend the Neo Race next month.

“RC Concept is really happy to welcome another RC contender after Mathieux Chaffardon (FR), Lewis Jones (UK), Vincent Meertens (FR), William St-Laurent (CA) and Trykon Khuhns (USA) !!”