1/8 Offroad News

Pro-Line Racing Memorial Day Sale


Pro-Line would like to honor the sacrifice of the men and women who have given their lives in service of our fine country. These courageous sacrifices defend our way of life.

Memorial Day Appreciation Sale -Receive an Additional 15% Off Your Next Order May 23-25, 2015

PROMO CODE: Respect15
FREE Domestic Ground Shipping for a Limited Time!

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Absolute Hobbyz Memorial Day Sale

Absolute Memorial Day Sale

Yet another Memorial Day Sale has hit our inbox, this time our pals at Absolute Hobbyz! Absolute is offering up to 10% off orders May 25-27th, with additional coupons available on the site as well!

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AKA up to 90% off this Memorial Day

AKA Sale

25% off your entire order* at raceaka.com starting today, May 22nd thru the 26th. Don’t miss out on the deals on your favorite tires to race on. New clearance items will be added (up to 90% off!) and still get some dirt cheap tires from the “$1 Tire Sale” that has been extended through the weekend! Head over to RACEAKA.COM for the deals!

*Discount excludes sale or clearance items, and shipping

Sweepshop’s 20% Discount offer


Sweepshop always want you to race with the best products at the most affordable price, that’s why they are now offering all customers a massive 20% discount on all products in stock.

1/8, 1/10, Touring, F1, bodies from Sweep design, there are always products to fit your needs!

More seriously, as Reno Savoya officially switched to JConcepts, he is forced to retire from Sweepshop. The website, the stock, and all marketing tools are now on sale. Shops, clubs or distributors, if you are interested in distributing Sweep products in your country or Europe, you can directly contact Reno by email at info@sweepshop.fr for more info.

See Sweepshop.eu

JConcepts Memorial Day Sale


Use the coupon code above to save 15% on your order when purchasing your favorite JConcepts goodies through www.JConcepts.net! Valid thru May 27, 2015.

Top 10 Facts about Race Directing

Word of Wheels Whiny Racers

Week after week I scan the armchair experts’ chosen mediums – forums, social media sites, and listen to the latest drama from the previous weekend’s races everyone attended. Ironically it is almost always the same; constant negative comments, complaints, and criticism. 9 out of 10 times, I am not at the event I am reading the raged reviews about, therefore I don’t personally know how the race program was ran, how the track was or was not maintained, whether the rules were fair or not fair, etc.

“The constant whining and complaining will drive you mad, and ultimately suck the fun and desire to be a part of the event all together.”


Pro-Line’s new roll-up pit mat

Proline Pit Mat

It is an unwritten rule in R/C car racing that to be fast, you have to look fast. Looking fast includes have a good looking pit setup. Pro-Line steps up your pit swag with their new roll-up style pit mat. The roll-up pit mat is Pro-Line blue with multi-colored Pro-Line logos printed all around. The mat is made from a light-weight, durable, non-slip and extra thick material that resists most commonly used chemicals found in R/C. It’s time to give the yoga mat back to your wife, and get yourself a REAL R/C pit mat.

Midwest RC Tour – Round 2 report


This past weekend was round 2 of the Midwest RC Tour held in Moline, Illinois at Thunder Road Hobbies, a very nice facility owned by Kevin Bronner. The forecast was looking iffy all week leading up to the race with a chance of rain. This was Ryan’s (owner of MWRCT) home track. Early in the week he stated that he knows the weather here, and if by chance rain does come, the track soaks it up very well so the show will go on as planned! What a show it was! The weather was beautiful both Friday and Saturday with zero rain and party cloudy skies, but attendance was down with only 90 entries for Nitro Buggy, eBuggy, and Nitro Truggy due to the forecast keeping people away. Read more…

Pro-Line release pre-cut lexan wing

pl trifecta

After the original ‘game-changing’ release of the 1/8 lexan wing dubbed the ‘trifecta’, Pro-Line have released a pre-cut version which should help those of us who really aren’t mature enough to be playing with scissors let alone Xacto knives.

The new 1:8 Lexan trifecta wing brings a huge amount of weight savings to the highest part of your buggy and massively lowers your cars center of gravity. This results in faster corner speeds and reduces the chance of traction rolling when faced with high-bite track conditions. The 1:8 Trifecta Lexan wing design follows the tradition set by the 1:10 Buggy Wing and features 3 strengthening ribs and 3 dimples that hang down on each side creating a “golf ball aerodynamic effect” under the wing for added down force and reduced high speed drag.

New to the 1:8 Trifecta Lexan Wing is the center fin piece that adds more side stability to your car and strength around the mounting holes. Carried over from the Molded Trifecta Wing, the Trifecta Lexan Wing includes 2 optional wickerbills (Small & Large) that allow you to tune the performance and downforce of the wing to your liking.
Part #: 6252-17

NeilBuggy: Rd 2 Kent National 2015


NeilBuggy: Rd 2 BRCA Nationals, Kent. Winner: NeilBuggy himself.
Additional Photos: RC Photos Facebook

rvSo we had the 2nd round of the BRCA Nationals this past weekend down in Kent, which might as well be in France its that far down south!

A swift 6 hour drive in my dads new favourite toy, the RV, and we finally rolled up at my hotel, I don’t mind travelling in it but I’m not slumming with him and the missus, a nice shower with a meal and a few beers in a nice hotel/restaurant thank you very much!

I arrived at the track on Saturday morning to find a lot of standing water in the surrounding areas and a pretty wet track, apparently they had a lot of rain in the last few days which meant track prep had to wait till the morning of the meeting. Not a problem for the track crew, we had plenty of time and with a bit of sawdust down, we were ready to rock.

As for the track, not to many changes from last year on an already brilliant track, I love the amount they’re managed to cram in without making it an obstacle course, a cross over that actually works, step ups, double’s and high speed rollers at the end of the main straight.

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