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Matthew Gonzales TQs & wins at JBRL Electric Series Rd1

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The first round of the popular JBRL Electric Series was held at Coyote Hobbies Indoor RC Raceway in Victorville, California. The 13.5 4WD Buggy class saw Matthew Gonzales (Yokomo/Hobbywing/JConcepts) taking TQ and win from Kamryn Ayers (TLR/Raw Speed) in 2nd and Doug Lariviere (Team Associated/Team Powers USA/JConcepts) in 3rd.

Gonzales & Thayer win at JBRL Electric Off-Road Series Rd4

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The fourth round of the 2020 JBRL Electric Off-Road Series was held at OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. The event was held in 12 classes and in the Expert 17.5 2WD Buggy it was it was Matthew Gonzales (Yokomo/Hobbywing/JConcepts) who set the overall TQ and brought home the win from Jake Thayer (Yokomo/Muchmore//JConcepts) in second and Ian Crawford (Yokomo/Schurr-Speed/JConcepts) in third to complete the podium sweep for Yokomo.

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Pro-Line Summer Offroad Shootout report

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The 23rd annual Pro-Line Summer Offroad Shootout was held at Rainman’s Hobby and Raceway in Bakersfield, California over the weekend. The event attracted 160 entries and in the ultra competitive 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Ryan Maifield (Yokomo/Performa Racing/JConcepts) who set the overall TQ and by winning the first two finals brought home the overall victory from the A3 winner Broc Champlin (Team Associated/Reedy/ JConcepts) in second and Ron Devoll (Team Associated/Reedy/Raw Speed) in third.

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Yokomo YZ-4SF2 aluminium 6° steering hub carriers

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Yokomo have introduced the new aluminium 6° front steering hub carriers for the new YZ-4SF2 . The front steering hub carriers are machined from high-quality aluminium and come black anodized. Comparing with standard caster angle (8 degrees), the caster angle of 6 degrees provides a better cornering performance on high grip surfaces. The use of the new front steering hub carriers will improve the corner exit and offer a more linear feeling. The improved stability makes it easier to maintain the rhythm between corners, and the aluminum rigidity and weight increase the steering feeling.

Yokomo compact nylon tool bag

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Yokomo have introduced a new compact nylon tool bag. Made of durable nylon fabric and featuring careful sewing, the main storage compartment is double zip type which makes easy to open or close the bag. The back of the lid has a compartment pocket for storing tools and a zipper pocket for storing thin items. The main compartment allows you to move the inner compartment freely to adjust the size, making it the perfect size for carrying tools and peripherals. It’s made quite solid and able to use it even able to carry heavy things such as batteries without losing its shape. At the front of the bag, Yokomo’s racing factory logo is boldly treated and the atmosphere is perfect while its inner dimensions of 235×200×70mm allow to store of a variety of other items.

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Yokomo YZ4-SF2 4WD buggy coming soon

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UK distributor for Yokomo, Nemo Racing have released first images of the forthcoming new YZ4-SF2 1/10th 4WD buggy kit. The YZ-4SF, which has been well reputed by many drivers for its high driving performance, has evolved even further. The bulkhead, motor mount, slipper clutch, etc. have been significantly lightened weight, resulting in dramatically improved movement performances. The base ability has improved by polishing the areas that cannot be reached by setting or driving, and the operability is also improved by setting Ackerman ratio. Newly designed front and rear suspension arms improve rigidity. The Φ3.5mm inner suspension pin has also been adopted to greatly improve crash resistance. Improved throttle response by size reduction of the center slipper provides light acceleration. Front and rear bulkheads have achieved significant weight reduction. The upper arm has also attached to the shock tower side, achieving both weight reduction and lower center of gravity.

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Teaser: Yokomo YZ-4SF2 4WD buggy

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Yokomo’s designer Shin Adachi unveiled on social media a photo of the forthcoming YZ-4SF2 4WD buggy. Based on the YZ-4SF, the new kit comes with 80% brand new parts. Detailed images and information about the YZ-4SF2 should become available very soon.

LMR YZ-2 Apollo & YZ-4SF Delta bodies

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Nemo Racing have introduced two new LMR bodies in the form of the Apollo body for the Yokomo YZ-2 as well as the Delta body for the Yokomo YZ-4SF. Both Bodies are moulded from high-quality polycarbonate; Regarded as a must have body for Yokomo lovers, the Apollo body provides a lower centre of gravity, increased steering and more cooking for the motor. The Delta body for the Yokomo YZ-4SF produces more steering and a lower COG than what has been seen before.