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JConcepts TLR 8ight 4.0 S2 body


JConcepts have introduced the S2 body for the TLR 8ight 4.0. For the Worlds JConcepts has turn the page on some design aspects and stylize the TLR 8ight 4.0 with a completely new design. The S2 design, originally made popular for the 1/10th off-road crowd, had a lot of influence over this design. In a chat with chief drivers Ryan Maifield and Reno Savoya, the S2 was suddenly born and quickly prepared and debuted in front of a world-wide audience.

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HB Racing Team need you!


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HB Racing is looking for dedicated, hard working racers that want to take their race program to the next level. Multiple levels of sponsorship mean there’s a variety of spots open on the HB Racing team… from club racers to World Champions. And there’s a clear path to the top, with the right skills and dedication you can make it happen. If you’re interested in joining the HB Racing Team please send your race resume with results from the past 2 years to your nearest HB Racing Team Manager.

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Lutz & Ogden win 2016 Fall Brawl


Almost 600 entries attended the 15th Annual Fall Brawl at the Badlands RC Supercross track in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina last weekend. Mugen driver Cole Ogden was able to TQ both Buggy and Truggy in qualifying. In Truggy, Cole led from tone to tone and took the overall win. In Buggy, Cole had an early lead in the first 6 minutes then he had some issues which caused him to drop back to 4th. With rain approaching, all Mains were shortened and Ryan Lutz took the win followed by Noah Dickerson in second and Griffin Hanna in third.

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Kyosho Australia appoint Ben Sterling as Team Manager


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Kyosho Australia in conjunction with Australian importer Hobbies Australia have appointed Ben Sterling as Team Manager for the 2017 season. Ben has been in the industry for 16 years so we feel he is a good pick to take on this role. We are taking a different approach for 2017’s racing team and we are certain Ben can help Promote the brand really well here in Australia and also manage a growing number of drivers. If you are in Australia and interested in joining the Kyosho Australia team, head over and like the Kyosho Australia Facebook page  and send them a message to find out more.

Cody King stays with Kyosho for 2018


Former World Champion Cody King confirmed on Facebook that he signed a contract for the 2018 season with Kyosho. In 2018 it will be 16 years that the Californian driver will run for the famous brand of the land of the rising sun. Cody said this:

“I am pleased and excited to announce that I have reached a multi-year agreement with Kyosho, and will renew my contract through 2018! I feel very strongly that we have the best cars, and this will allow me to focus on winning next year and through the Worlds in Australia. The improvements and added durability of the TKI4 are awesome, and I think we have even more potential and ideas for more improvement over the coming years. I can’t say enough about what a great run we have had together, and looking forward to even greater things in the future.

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Bryan & Oscar Baldo join TLR & Horizon Hobby


After creating a surprise leaving Mugen and Modelix Racing after many years of partnership, Bryan and Oscar Baldo have announced that they signed with TLR and Horizon Hobby. The Baldo brothers will use the 8ight 4.0, the 8ight 4.0e and maybe now they will also run in the 1/10th class. Bryan and Oscar have the following to say about their new deal:

“We are very excited to collaborate with Horizon Hobby and we want to thank everyone who made it possible, Jerome Sartel, Kevin Gahan and Todd Hodge, besides the own company for this opportunity. After 8 years with minor changes in our brands, we face this new challenge very excited and looking forward to start the season to start racing with this great team.”

JQRacing announce $150 000+ contingency program for 2017


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For the new 2017 season JQRacing have decided to give back to the JQRacing drivers worldwide. JQRacing have set up a contingency program for everyone running a JQ car, not only for the sponsored drivers. So anyone racing a JQ Racing buggy has a chance to win cash money, or store credit to go towards JQ kits, spares or option parts. Please click here  for the current list of races for which the contingency applies. As we near the 2017 season the race list will be updated with more detailed information.

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T-Work’s RC8B3 aluminum CVA axles


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T-Work’s have introduced aluminum CVA axles for the Team Associated RC8B3 and RC8B3E. Their hard coated surface in combination with high quality aluminum make them very durable. Package includes two axles that can be used in the front or rear position.