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JQ launch the BLACK Edition weekly news

See: JQRacing

JQ Racing will start posting BLACK Edition News every Monday from now on. Joseph Quagraine will post anything relevant to racing your BLACK Edition JQRacing buggies. Mostly the posts will cover the most up to date setups and modifications he do, advice for maintenance, and a description of the most important option parts, new parts, etc. This will be a resource for you to be able to get the most out of THECar itself, as well as your own driving and racing. Be sure to check back each and every week.

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Mark Pavidis & AKA take different paths

Source: Mark Pavidis (Facebook)

It is with much surprise mingled with great astonishment that we found out that Mark Pavidis was let go from AKA Products. Mark was part of the trio of former world champions behind AKA along with Gil Losi, Jr. and Joel Johnson. Mark has been the designer of some successful off-road tyres and also he was a field man helping customers and racers to get the best results with titles obtained in multiple National and World Championships including the last in Vegas as reward. Here is Mark’s statement:

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4thetop announce partnership with Mugen Seiki Europe

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4thetop have announced a partnership with Mugen Seiki Europe. 4thetop will develop and produce exclusive products in the future and all products that originate from this partnership will be distributed exclusively through Mugen Seiki Europe.

“We at 4theTop would like to thank Stefan Habbecke for the confidence in us.” – 4thetop

David Burton launches TMG Speed

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David Burton is not only an experienced racer for some 30 years plus and one of only 39 people to have ever won a UK 10th Off-Road National event. David has also studied engineering since the young age of 16 and now owns the engineering company he first started working at. 

David is well known as the designer of the DB1 and DB2 car conversions that were one of the first to change the way that RC cars are designed today.

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Hobbico stop Team Durango activities

Source: Track13News

Hobbico announced that they had put an end to the slow agony of Team Durango started two years ago. We had learned the difficulties of the brand when Hobbico, to try to save TD, had ended the sponsorship of its iconic drivers lsuch as Jorn Neumann and Ryan Lutz and considerably slowed down the development of their vehicles. Team Durango will then be less and less present in competition and generally on the international scene, less mediaized than before and despite its notoriety Team Durango will not have succeeded to regain its place on the market. Despite this sad news, Hobbico announced that ARRMA will continue its activities.

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Absolute Hobbyz looking for dealers

Our good mates at Absolute Hobbyz have reached out to us for prospective new dealers in N.America for the following product lines that the successful enterprise carry: HB Racing, Team Orion, Novarossi, Top & Rex, GHEA, KO Propo, Fioroni, EDS Tools, AHZ and XTR.

Interested dealers should adhere to the following instructions; first create an account on Absolute Hobbyz, THAN, click here to submit your dealer enquiry.

Not forgetting that the team are fully stocked up with all HB Racing products and parts incl. Buggy, Truggy and E-Buggy!

Kevin Lee joins Highest as a team manager & overseas sales manager

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Korea’s high ranked Tekno RC team driver/team manager Kevin Lee joins Korean based high-quality servo company ‘Highest Korea’ as a team manager and overseas sales manager. Kevin has the following to say:

“I am so excited work with Highest! Highest has been my sponsor for many years. They always work hard to make the best servos on the market and achieved 1/10 on-road, 1/8 off-road world champions last year. As a team manager, and overseas sales manager, I will do my best to let many people know about their reliability, quality, and also customer/team support.”

Soar Seiki & Modelix Racing partnership announcement

See: SOAR Seiki & Modelix Racing

Soar Seiki, one of the new RC cars manufacturers based in Taiwan and Modelix Racing, a well-known Spanish distributor and owner of the Ultimate, Procircuit and Nitrolux brands, today announce a new strategic partnership. The partnership will combine Soar’s experience manufacturing RC products and Modelix’s experience successfully marketing and distributing RC brands, to develop a new line of RTR cars and other products that will start hitting the market during the second half of 2017. This new line will be designed and developed by both Soar and Modelix and the idea is to bring high quality and very realistic RTR cars to the RC market at a very competitive price.

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