1/8 Offroad News

XRAY balances XB8 with brass nuts

Brass Nuts XB8

XRAY has just released their optional brass M15 adjusting nut for the XB8 capturing pivot balls in front steering blocks. The additional weight nuts are more than 3x heavier than standard aluminum adjusting nut, and provide a great way to tune and adjust weight balance on your buggy. Sold in sets of 2.

Source: XRAY

Haasbroek leads JQRacing to RCX win

JQ win in South Africa

The fourth round of the RCX was held at Meyerton Raceway located about 50km south of Johannesburg, South Africa. Overnight rain affected conditions so it would be a damp start to qualifying. Qualifying saw JQ-Racing/REDS/AKA driver Miguel Haasbroek take TQ and manage to post an overall time 13 seconds faster than anyone else. Tiaan Oelofse was in 2nd and Guilherme de Sousa rounded off the top 3. In the main Tiaan took an early lead as Miguel had not managed to capitalize from the TQ spot, however, Miguel managed to catch and pass Tiaan and never looked back. Miguel took the win with Tiaan in 2nd. A great drive from fellow JQ driver Thomas Schmuck took the final podium spot, and a convincing TQ and win in the E-Buggy class.

Source: JQRacing

Arrowmax’s new LiPo safety bag

Arrowmax LiPo Bag

Arrowmax has just introduced their updated LiPo safety bag for charging and storing LiPo batteries packs. This stylish bag is made from fire-resistant fabric and is designed to minimize the harm to your pit table and surrounding areas in case a LiPo pack goes boom for whatever reason. Large velcro straps keep the lid and the two inner lashes closed securely. The bag is printed with the signature Arrowmax logo on the outside, with white lining on the inside.

Source: Arrowmax

Color coordinate with VP washers

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VP-Pro has just released their new lineup of washers, designed for R/C racing. These precision made washers are intended for use on almost any 1/10 or 1/8 vehicle, and are available in light blue, blue, black, silver, orange, titanium, and purple. A variety of sizes and shapes allows you to replace your stock washers, and add a little flash to you ride!

Source: VP-Pro

Entries open for the Italian Job 2015

Italian Job Race

 

One of the largest event to hit Europe is back again to kickoff the 2015 racing season! The Italian Job Race, hosted by the world famous IBR Padova, is set to be held January 9-11, 2015. Many of the worlds best drivers are planning to be in attendance including Robert Batlle, Reno Savoya, Elliott Boots, Alex Zanchettin, and many more! Entries for this prestigious event are NOW OPEN!

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CLICK HERE to sign up, and be a part of the show!

VRC full ‘STEAM’ ahead – VOTE NOW!

VRC on Steam

VRC PRO has just been submitted for release on ‘STEAM’, which is one of the world’s biggest mainstream computer gaming portals, with more than 40,000,000 users and some 5,000,000 concurrent users online each moment. In order to appear on Steam, VRC PRO needs to be voted in by the STEAM ‘Greenlight’ community of gamers. Everyone can vote, but you have to be a Steam member!

What are the benefits of VRC PRO on STEAM?

  • Connect with the vast potential of 40,000,000 active gamers worldwide
  • Rapidly grow the online VRC PRO racing community (now already at 100,000 members)
  • Increase activity in multiplayer and race events
  • With more financial resources speed up development of new cars, tracks and features
  • Get more people excited about the RC racing hobby in general

R/C racers can vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight, and help make VRC PRO appear on STEAM as soon as possible. If VRC Pro makes it to STEAM before December 1st 2014, count on some very special member gifts to celebrate this important moment for VRC. With December being the VRC Worlds month we could see a host of new gamers/racers appear in these competitions and take on the challenge: Who is faster, gamers or racers?!

CLICK HERE to vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight!

 

Stefe the Slovenian Electro Champion

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This past weekend hosted the final round of the Slovenian Electro Challenge 2014 in Blatni Dol. XRAY’s Andraz Stefe entered the final round the points leader, and needed a fourth place finish or better to win the title. Stefe, despite have little time on his new car, set a new track record in qualifying. He didn’t slow down as he went on to win 2 of the 3 finals, taking the overall victory for the day AND the Slovenian Electro Challenge championship win!

Source: XRAY

New brand decals from X Factory UK

X Factory UK Logo Sheets

After repeated requests and public demand, X Factory UK has released their own lineup of high quality brand logo decal sheets. Produced by RCS Graphic Worx, each sheet is printed and laminated on high quality vinyl. Available in a choice of three color options, and with three sheets to choose from, all sizes and preferences are covered. Each decal is individually die cut for easy peeling and application.

Source: X Factory UK

Adam Drake takes two in Texas

Drake RC Pro Series

This past weekend hosted Round 4 of the R/C Pro Series at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas. The event gathered over 200 entries, including that of TLR’s Adam Drake. ‘The Drake’ would set the pace in qualifying taking TQ in both Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy classes. Taking advantage of his front row starting position, Drake would carry on to win both finals with an impressive showing for his Novarossi/Pro-Line/TLR machines.

Source: TLR

The Word of Wheels: The New Kid

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When it comes to R/C cars, there is nothing more fun than trying to show off to the neighbor kids by flying up and down the streets, catching some big air, or maybe busting out a donut or two. By now, all of the neighbors (young and old) know that I am an avid R/C enthusiast, and therefore have a tendency to gather outside of my office when I’m out breaking in a new engine, street running a car, or just bashing around. These spectating neighbors make me feel like some sort of super human stunt man as they cheer, applaud, and constantly praise how cool R/C cars are while watching me drive around. Each and every day they make me feel so good about what I do…that is until the new kid moved in next door. Read more…