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Pro-Line Axis 2WD buggy lightweight bodies

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Pro-Line Racing have introduced three new Axis lightweight 2WD buggy bodies for the Team Associated B6.1, the Yokomo YZ-2 and the TLR 22 5.0. Designed with the latest in CAD technology, the Axis features a super low-slung design with sharp lines throughout giving it an unmistakable look on the track. The Axis features a cab-forward design which provides enhanced steering response while the small side fins balances out the rear of the car with ideal side-bite. The rear of the Axis body has the right amount of clearance for the gearbox and fits the chassis and bulkhead shape of your race buggy perfectly. Proudly Made in the USA, the Axis is made from light weight polycarbonate material that will give you an edge over the competition. Included with the body are two Air Force II 6.5″ rear wings, paint-then-peel overspray film, window masks and Pro-Line decals.

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Yokomo YZ-2 Racing Performer titanium screw set

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Yokomo have added a new set of titanium screws for the YZ-2 DTM3 and CAL3 to their Racing Performer range. These high-precision cutting titanium screws are different from conventional titanium screws. Ultra-precision machined and made of high-quality titanium, the lightweight and durable screw features a precise central axis created by cutting to secure screwing and tightening.

Lee Martin sweeps Louis XVI race Rd1

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The first round of the Louis XVI race was held at the RC-Race Arena in Islikon, Switzerland this past weekend. Yokomo Factory driver Lee Martin (Yokomo/Scorpion/Sweep Racing) was the man to beat. The multi-time European Champion would sweep the 2WD Modified Buggy class, taking the overall TQ and win from his teammate Fabian Luca Widmer (Yokomo/Sweep Racing) in 2nd and Kay Frehner (XRAY) in 3rd.

JP Richards TQs & wins at The Icebreaker

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The Icebreaker race was held at the Bill’s RC Hobby Shop indoor track in Marion, Indiana. The Grand Opening race attracted 85 entires and in the 2WD Modified Buggy class it was JP Richards (Yokomo/Muchmore Racing/Pro-Line Racing) who set the overall TQ and took the win from Ean Reilley (TLR/Team Trinity/JConcepts) in 2nd and Adam Rayls (Team Associated/Reedy/Jconcepts) in 3rd.

Joe Pillars doubles at 11th annual Rockstar Winter Off-Road Series Rd1

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The first round of the 11th annual Rockstar Winter Off-Road Series was held at the PDX RC Underground in Portland, Oregon with an impressive 80 entries. In the highly contested 2WD Modified Buggy class it was Joe Pillars (Yokomo/Muchmore Racing/JConcepts) who set the overall TQ and took the win from Travis Harker (XRAY/Muchmore Racing) in 2nd and Tanner Day (Yokomo/Muchmore Racing/Pro-Line Racing) in 3rd.

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Harley Yoshii doubles at Northwest Gold Cup

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The 2019 Northwest Gold Cup was held at the Tacoma RC Raceway in Tacoma, Washington. Harley Yoshii (Yokomo/Muchmore Racing/JConcepts) was the man to beat. He took the overall TQ and Win both the highly contested 2wd and 4wd Modified Buggy classes. The young and talented driver Dalton Pierce (Yokomo/Muchmore Racing) finished 2nd and Tyler Miller (Team Associated) in 3rd in 4wd. In 2wd, Mikey Brown (Yokomo/Muchmore Racing) came in 2nd and D.Pierce in 3rd.

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Masami Hirosaka parts way with Yokomo

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After 30 years spent with Yokomo, Masami Hirosaka has announced today on social media that he parts way with the Japanese brand. Considered as one of the best drivers of all time, this RC stakhanovist is also the one who has won the most Worlds titles, making him a legend. His surprise departure from his “home” is linked to the retirement of Yokomo’s founder, Tom Yokobori. Until a new opportunity comes along, Masami continues to work for IFMAR on tracks around the world.

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Spy Shots: Yokomo prototype 4WD buggy

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Spy shots of a new Yokomo prototype 4WD buggy have been taken at the 2019 IFMAR 1/10th Off-road World Championships. The prototype buggy features a new layout very similar to that of the HB Racing D418, renowned for its performance on dirt and slippery tracks, exactly what the 2019 Worlds track offers. The main changes are battery placed on the left front side of the chassis, new motor mount and centre drivetrain layout. Detailed images and information about the prototype should become available soon.

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