Atsushi Hara continues to flit from one brand to another until they find the “RC” Holy Grail. This morning the Japanese driver posted on his Facebook page a photo of his “new challenge”: test all 1/8 Tekno RC cars. Tekno RC is rising and the performances of their top drivers Ryan Lutz and Joe Bornhorst prove the ability of Tekno vehicles at the top level. If Tekno is very popular in US, the brand has a huge progress margin in Europe and Asia. If the European side is growing up under the leadership of of their team manager Ilias Arkoudaris, there is still much to do in Asia. Sign with Hara will be a big added bonus for Tekno and a good way to Hara to return to the front stage. To be continued!
1/8 Offroad News
See: HRC Distribution
HRC Racing have released a new 17mm wheel nuts wrench especially designed for 1/8 off road and monster trucks vehicles. The 7mm wheel nuts wrench is made in aluminium, black and red anodized, this wrench features a tube long enough to be used on monster truck wheels.
See: Savox USA
Savox USA is pleased to announce that Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri has chosen their servos to control his race cars. The 4-time IFMAR World Champion and 3-time winner of the prestigious Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions had this to say after driving Savox servos: “The centering torque and control were amazing. I felt much more connected to the car.” Savox customers can expect further innovation and new products as a result of this collaboration. Please join us in welcoming Ryan to the team.
JQ flew over to the Dominican Republic for a JQRacing event, with an RC Clinic on Saturday, and a race on Sunday. The track was unique zig zaging between coconut trees, with a true exotic and offroad feel. The event was a success and the first of it’s kind in the DR. JQ managed to win both Nitro and Electric, with the local Kyosho driver Carlos Sikora 2nd in both, Luis José Cabral was 3rd in Nitro, and Elvin Alba 3rd in EP . You can read about the trip here on thequagraine.com.
This past weekend saw Kyle Francis travel back to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia for the first round of the WA Challenge Cup, the track where last year Kyle Francis took home the Tripple state crown, winning EP8 Buggy, Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy all in the same meet. The track in Kalgoorlie is some 600km from the capital of Western Australia, Perth. After the drive up on the Friday the track was open from 6pm for drivers to get some practice in on the new layout. The unique red dirt surface was in excellent shape with the committee and members of the Goldfields Radio Controlled Model Car Club keen to show off their new improved track and facilities.
See: Power HD
Power HD unveiled the new LW-20MG servo. The LW-20MG servo is waterproof and its technical features make it particularly suitable for off-road vehicles. The whole servo only weights 60g, it is equipped with strong copper & aluminum gears, and it is compatible with voltage 4.8V-6.6V with a maximum torque of 20.0 kg-cm and a speed of 0.16 sec (6.6V).
See: Rc Pit Box
Rc Pit Box are proud to announce that they are the new UK distributor for Ielasi Tuned engines. Each engine is hand built and modified in Italy by former on road world champion Daniele Ielasi. For more information please visit www.rc-pitbox.com or visit the Ielasi Tuned UK Facebook page to keep up to date with everything Ielasi Tuned.
The first round of the 1/8 buggy National race took place in Creta. In qualifying Anapoliotakis takes the TQ overall. After 45 minutes final Tasos Paparegas wins the race followed by Terzis and Anapoliotakis in second and third place respectively.
The MSCS crew kicked of the 2016 season at Dirt Burner Raceway and Hobbies this past Saturday April 23rd, 2016. Five Championship classes had 66 entries with Nitro Buggy being the largest with 25 entries. Electric Buggy and Nitro Truggy were also well attended with past series champions and visiting top drivers from all over. The Electric Truggy and 4×4 Short Course Truck classes also made enough to run. Racing action was intense on this indoor short track that included a large triple and double on the outer lanes and an infield that was technical.
Pro-Line introduces new Enforcer clear body for Team Associated RC8T3. Originally from the mind of Ty Tessmann the Enforcer has a meaner and more angular front end look with swooping roof and bed sections for improved airflow and high-speed stability. The hood of the truck is steeper to create more down force over the front wheels for more steering and faster lap times. Be more competitive at the track with Pro-Line’s new Enforcer body!