1/8 Offroad News

Pro-Line introduce more body paints

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Pro-Line Racing have added to their line of body paints 12 new colors. The spray paint is specially formulated to help you achieve the same jaw dropping results as Pro-Line’s painters. Developed by R/C body painters for painters, this water-based airbrush paint is ultra-flexible, extremely durable and easy to use.

SRT sign Zachary Rogers

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SRT have announced the signing of US driver Zachary Rogers to their factory team. As a top RC driver in USA for years, Z.Rogers has already won countless trophies and honors. 13.5 Champion at the Hot Rod Shootout, Champion winner of 13.5 Reedy Truck Race, Multi-time JBRL 2wd, 4wd, Truck Champion, Vice Champion in both Open E-buggy and Nitro Buggy at The Dirt Nitro Challenge, along with many regional race victories. In addition, Zachary is Kyosho America team manager, who shows his great passion in RC activities and offers professional help to many RC fans. Zachary is using SRT BH9032, BH9022, BH8015 HV brushless servos in his cars. He said, “I love them, not only they are coolest and best looking on the market, they also work great and SRT have the best quality products in the field of RC servos.”

T-Work’s nitro engine throttle return spring

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T-Work’s have introduced a throttle return spring for nitro engines. Attached to the carburetor throttle linkage ball and secured to the high speed needle seat, the spring will ensure the carb is closed in the event of a lost or broken linkage or during electronic power failures, sending the engine to idle and thus saving the vehicle from becoming uncontrollable. Available in set of two.

FX Engines K302.1 nitro engine coming soon

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FX Engines have released a teaser image of the forthcoming K302.1 3.5cc nitro engine. No information about the new engine have leaked in the wake but detailed images and information about the it should become available very soon.

Procircuit Challenge announcement

Swedish Edition have announced that the Procircuit Challenge will be held from the 7th to 9th of June at the Gröndal Ring Eskilstuna Motorstadium track, the host of the 2017 Euros, in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Classes run will be 1/8 nitro buggy and E-buggy. The schedule sees free practise, qualifying, the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) followed by the Finals including Junior final and 40+ Final. The categories were run using mandatory Procircuit Hot Dice (Soft) hand-out tyres. To register to the race please click here.

HNMC Winter Series Rd12 finale report

The twelfth and final round of the HNMC Winter Series was held in challenging conditions with high winds, hail, rain and sun. 87 racers entered this round and nitro buggy and E-buggy qualifying went to Simon Reeves (HB Racing) while Mitchell Booth (Tekno) set the TQ in Truggy. In the Nitro Buggy final it was Lewis Jones (Team Associated) with the win followed by Kevin Brunsden (SWORKz) in second and William Skidmore (Agama) in third. S.Reeves was able to convert his TQ spot into a win in the E-buggy class. Darren Hayden-Ball (Team Associated) and Matt Bridge (Tekno) rounded out the top 3. In Truggy, M.Booth brought home the win from Brin Tourle (Tekno) and Warabe Tatekoji (Kyosho) in second and third respectively.

More podiums here

Ninja JX21-B05 nitro engine

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Mugen Seiki have introduced the new Ninja JX21-B05 nitro engine. The JX21B05 features a 3-port long-stroke design that offers smooth low-end power and exceptional mid to top-end power. The crankcase, back plate and carburetor feature a new design. The new DLC-coated crankshaft is silicone filled and has two tungsten counterweights for smooth rotation and better balancing. The new fuel-efficient 22E carburetor is easy to tune and provides great throttle response and smooth acceleration. The B05 comes with a lightweight cooling head to provide exceptional cooling and stable operating temperatures. An o-ring between the cooling head and the combustion camber creates a better seal and reduces vibration.

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James Khoo wins at RC Super Series Rd1

This past weekend was held the first round of the RC Super Series at the Kulim N-Speed buggy track in Kulim, Malaysia. Taqui took the overall TQ but in the 45-minute final it was James Khoo (Team Associated) who brought home the win by a lap from Along Syah (Kyosho) in second while young HB Racing driver Faris Amir came in third. Alfie Othman (SWORKz) took the TQ and win in the Truggy class.

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