about 15 hours ago by Mike
Bernard Durand’s Racing Experience is bringing new ‘Spyders’ to the UK, as the company has announced the arrival of the Serpent Spyder RTR lineup! The Spyder RTR lineup is proven around the world to be made up of the same race winning DNA found in the kit versions, and thanks to BeeDee’s is now available to UK racers. The RTR buggy is equipped with 2.4gHz radio system, waterproof ESC, 3600kV motor, and more!
about 39 hours ago by Mike
JConcepts remains committed to 1/10 off-road racing by releasing the Smoothies. In some conditions in off-road racing, there is no denying that a slick tire is the fastest way around the track. Throughout the racing calendar year, there are several tracks where slicks in gold compound are the go-to tire. In damp weather, indoor clay surfaces become so tacky that the lower the tread or to the point of zero tread is an advantage. For years drivers have sanded, ground and hand sculpted tires in search of that elusive slick carcass for racing. Now, with JConcepts, racers have the slick option straight out of the package.
21 October 2014 16:51 by Mike
Debuting at the IFMAR 1:8 Nitro World Championships in Italy with World Championship results, Pro-Line’s 1:8 Trifecta Lexan Wing has officially been released. From the mind of World Champion and Pro-Line Team Driver Ty Tessmann, the new 1:8 Trifecta Lexan Wing brings a huge amount of weight savings to the highest part of your buggy and massively lowers your cars center of gravity. This results in faster corner speeds and reduces the chance of traction rolling when faced with high-bite track conditions.
21 October 2014 16:44 by Mike
Pro-Line has released a ‘polished’ new pit towel from what we are accustom to seeing in the past, as this is no standard towel. Pro-Line now has Blue Micro Fiber Pit Towels. The Micro Fiber Towels feature a printed Pro-Line logo to show off you love for all things Pro-Line. The ultra-soft fabric of the pit towels is great for cleaning your hands, face and even electronics. This soft, absorbent microfiber towel is reusable, long lasting, lightweight and quick drying. With these Micro Fiber Towels you can clean, dust and polish just about anything!
Source: Pro-Line Racing
20 October 2014 16:56 by Mike
AKA has just released their new ‘Double Play’ nut driver. The Double Play nut driver creatively lightens your toolbox by putting a 7mm and 5.5mm wrench in one! The 7mm driver fits metric wheel nuts found on most popular 1:10 buggies and short course trucks, while the 5mm driver is common for shock nuts and most nuts on metric 1:8 cars. The machined aluminum handle and sleeve provides weight reduction over standard steel tools with the added durability of a hard anodized finish.
20 October 2014 16:30 by Mike
JQRacing loves racing, but understands that racing does not always come cheap. They have formulated a plan to change that. JQRacing has decided to keep THE Yellow Edition buggy in their product line. This decision is aimed to lend a helping hand to club racers looking to save a buck, while still being competitive. JQRacing is now offering 299 kits of THECar Yellow Edition at $299.
17 October 2014 12:04 by Phil
Whilst at the World Championships in Sicily last month, we reported a couple of times on TLR supposedly testing a mythical ‘wider chassis’ – it became clear however that neither Adam Drake, Ryan Maifield or Dakotah Phend ran the chassis during the actual event,
perhaps only Adam Drake testing it early on we understand quite a few TLR team drivers tested the wider prototype chassis during the early practice days.
However, whilst filming down by the TLR pits we came across an interesting looking chassis on TLR team driver Casey Peck’s pit table – the Arizona-native and good friend of many opting to run this development part, whether it makes it into production or even as an option we don’t know however Casey’s response when asked toed the company line;
“TLR is always working on new stuff to test but no plans for anything new that I’m aware of.”
Our eagle eyed reporter however snapped a few photos and the engine has been moved slightly outwards, a bit more conventional and also a large departure from the original 8ight buggy platform design; the first car which featured everything very centralised and narrow and offset rear center drive shaft which is typically straight on normal 8ights but now at an angle.
Update: An insider has told us that the prototype chassis doesn’t offer any huge benefits on smooth surfaces, with the main aim behind it being reducing front dogbone wear and making the car ‘slightly easier to drive’ since the wider chassis reduces chassis roll, thus more suited to rough conditions.
16 October 2014 15:32 by Mike
AKA has OFFICIALLY released the new ‘Chain Link’ 1/10 buggy tire (leaked online last week).The Chain Link is the latest addition to the AKA’s revolutionary 1:10 EVO line. It features a bi-level, interlocking tread pattern that creates support for the tire’s carcass and treads. This addition support leads to consistency through corners and provides on-throttle stability. The Chain link has a perfect balance of forward drive and side bite which is ideal for hard packed or blue groove, indoor and outdoor tracks. Available in championship winning Clay, Super Soft, and Soft compound as tires with Red EVO inserts or pre mounted pairs on EVO wheels. As with all AKA tires, proudly designed and made in the USA.