1/8 Offroad News

CML appointed as Iberian distributors for Pro-Line & PROTOform

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CML Distribution have announced that they are now official distributors for Pro-Line and PROTOform for the Spanish and Portuguese markets. Following on from the recent announcement that CML is to handle Team Associated and Reedy in Iberia, Pro-Line and PROTOform product will be a welcome addition to the available brands that Spanish and Portuguese R/C dealers can have shipped from CML.

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Maifield tops DNC Truck & E-Buggy Quali

Arizona native Ryan Maifield made swift work of day 1 of qualifying at the annual Dirt Nitro Challenge in Phoenix, AZ. With Thursday hosting truck and E-Buggy qualifying rounds and Friday reserved for nitro buggy, the recently crowned 1/10th World Champion would TQ rounds 1 and 3 with Associated team leader Ryan Cavalieri TQ’ing Q2. Tanner Stees will line up 3rd for Saturday’s AMain, having done his work early in rounds 1 and 2, starting just behind is Tanner’s more decorated XRAY team mate Ty Tessmann. The ‘Top Euro’ award goes to Alex Zanchettin, the Italian ‘Bull’ relishing the rough track conditions with his truck.

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In the Pro E-Buggy class we had 3 different top qualifiers share the spoils, with Ryan Lutz taking round 1, Maifield Q2 and Joe Bornhorst Q3 setting the fastest time so far. With Maifield coming home a close P2 in the final round he secured himself the best points score with two from three rounds counting a few extra bonus dollars with TQ. Bornhorst will line up 2nd, Lutz 3rd. Tanner Stees once again leading his team mate in quali in 3th with Ty 5th, rejuvenated intercom-wearing Spaniard Robert Batlle 6th.

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Vlog: DNC practice with Ronnefalk

David Lim joins Modelix Racing

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After introducing IguanaRC as the new Ultimate Racing distributor in Malaysia, Modelix Racing have announced te signing of malaysian driver David Lim to their team. David will be using Ultimate products during the 2018 season. David has the following to say:

“I am delighted to represent Ultimate Racing for 2018, big thanks to Factory Modelix Racing and Ultimate Racing Malaysia Distributor IGUANARC Hobby Store for the opportunity to expand my horizons of winning equipment!!!”

Modelix appoints new Malaysian distributor for Ultimate

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Modelix Racing have announced that Iguana RC have been appointed as the new distributor for the Ultimate Racing brand in Malaysia. If you are interested in the Ultimate range of products please contact them:

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Dakotah Phend teams up with Picco?

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The 2018 Dirt Nitro Challenge just started with some surprises in store. The first is to the credit of TLR’s Dakotah Phend. Dakotah unveiled two photos of his 8ight 4.0 with a Picco engine instead of a Reds engine. The change is quite unexpected, Dakotah still using a Reds engine at the “One Race One Man” in early January in Padova, Italy. Another interesting point is that Dakotah seems to use (or at least for his photos) an 8ight 4.0 stock. In recent times it was impossible to photograph his buggy because of prototype parts being tested to determine a final configuration for the next TLR 1/8 buggy that will be released this year.

“My dialed TLR 8ight 4.0 ready for the first round of practice at the Dirt Nitro Challenge! #tlracing #picco #raceAKA #spektrumRC #lunsford #darkside #stickit1racing #8realm”

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PSM A215SV carbon fibre shock towers

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PSM have introduced new carbon fibre shock towers for the Agama A215SV. Machined from high quality 5mm thick carbon fibre for the front and 4mm think for the rear, they feature the PSM’s unique and authentic double stacked rib design. The towers are designed for heavy duty use and offer maximum strength and stiffness.

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Video: DNC Track walk & House tour with Ronnefalk