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AVID introduce 1/10 CF option parts

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AVID have introduced new carbon fibre option parts for the Team Associated, TLR, Yokomo, XRAY and Tekno 2WD and 4WD buggies in the form of carbon fibre wing buttons and carbon fibre wing mount braces. First up are the wing buttons. The wing buttons are made out of 100% carbon fibre and they are available in one-piece, a cool alternative to the commonly used wing buttons and in the usual shape for the B6.1, B64, 22 5.0, YZ-2, YZ-4, XB2, XB4, and the EB410 buggies. Also new are the carbon fibre wing mount braces. This DIY (Do It Yourself) product is a fun mod to create a carbon sandwich on your B6.1 wing mounts to keep them from permanently bending after a hard crash. The setup includes everything you need except for the drill.

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Jackson Andres doubles at NIS finale

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The fifth and final round of the 2018-2019 Northwest Indoor Series was held at the Tacoma RC Raceway in Tacoma, Washington over the weekend. In the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Jackson Andres (Yokomo) who set the TQ and brought home the win in front of Tyler Miller (Team Associated) in second and Daniel Lea (TLR) in third. In the 4WD Buggy class it was again J.Andres who took the TQ and the win from D.Lea and Mikey Brown (Schumacher) in second and third respectively.

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Yokomo Shorty battery balance weight

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Yokomo have introduced the new battery balance weight for vehicles using Shorty batteries. Made of 1mm thick high-quality steel, the 34g weight sports the new Yokomo Factory Team logo laser engraved on a matte black finish. Designed to fit under the battery, the balance weight allows to adjust the weight distribution whilst lowering the center of gravity.

Maifield & Gonzales win at 2019 North West Carpet Nats

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The 2019 North West Carpet Nationals was held last weekend at North West Hobbies track in Albany, Oregon. This would be considered a “hometown” race for Yokomo, as USA Team Manager Joe Pillars lives just 1 hour away from North West Hobbies. With 141 total race entries, North West Hobbies would set a new record with the most entries so far in the series. In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, Yokomo’s Ryan Maifield showed great speed and took the big wins in A-Main #1 and A-Main #3, to take home the 4wd Modified Buggy Championship from the Team Associated duo of Broc Champlin, who set the TQ, and Dustin Evans. R.Maifield is the official series points leader in the 4wd Modified Buggy class after two rounds of racing.

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Yokomo multi–purpose bag

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Yokomo have introduced a new multi–purpose bag. Measuring 510mm × 310mm, the bag is made made of durable, sturdy and thick canvas material. It is large and soft enough to store and transport your precious 1/10 vehicle or transmitter and protect them from scratches. To complete the look and finish, the bag is printed with the new Yokomo Factory Team logo and comes with a yellow drawstring.

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Yokomo YZ-2 LC transmission case

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Yokomo have introduced the new Laydown/Carpet transmission case for the YZ-2 line of 2WD buggies. Specially designed to use on carpet, astro and high-grip dirt tracks, the LC transmission case is a 3-piece construction that allows quick and easy diff access. It also uses the same style transmission cam adapter system as the current YZ-2T LD transmission case, which makes up and down the diff a breeze. The LC transmission case allows to lower the centre of gravity to improve the overall handling and performance on high traction surfaces. The YZ-2T Racing Truck can also use the LC transmission case. For all current YZ-2 buggies, these parts are needed to use the LC transmission case:

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Tanner Day doubles at NIS Rd4

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Fourth round of the Northwest Indoor Series was held at the Tacoma RC Raceway in Tacoma, Washington. Tanner Day (Yokomo) was the man to beat in both 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy classes. In 2WD Modified Buggy, T.Day took the overall TQ and the win in front of his teammate Harley Yoshii in second and Mikey Brown (Schumacher) in third. In the 4WD Modified Buggy class it was T.Day who set the TQ and brought home the win from Jackson Andres (Yokomo) and Daniel Lea (TLR) in second and third respectively.

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Yusuke Sugiura teams up with Yokomo & Mugen

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Japanese driver Yusuke Sugiura announced on social media that he had signed with Yokomo and Mugen. The multi-times Japanese champion left Kyosho after 10 years of partnership which have been rewarded with many wins in Japan but also at international events. Y.Sugiura will use Yokomo and Mugen rides for the 2019 season, attending major events such as the 1/8th Japan Nationals where he will try to secure a third title in a row.