11 July 2014 18:01 by Mike
In the early 2000′s, by far one of the most popular offroad racing classes in America was 1/10 scale 2wd stadium truck (both nitro and electric). As the year’s passed, the nitro stadium truck (aka “gas truck”) was the first to lose popularity as the all-new 1/8 truck (truggy) class was introduced. Shortly after, the electric stadium truck scene began to slowly disappear as well. Factory teams pulled their top drivers in the class, and put them in the fast-growing short course truck classes instead.
Before long, stadium truck all together was exctinct at many local, regional, and national level races across the country.
Many believed that with the introduction of truggy and short course, the days of stadium truck were simply distant memories.
As it turns out, those memories may not be so distant after all.
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, The Word of Wheels
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, Driver News
, Hobby Pro USA
, Horizon Hobby
, Mugen Seiki
, New 1/10th
, PR Racing
, Stadium Truck
, Team Associated
, Team C Racing
, Team Durango
, X Factory
17 May 2014 07:28 by KevinR
Hobby Pro USA have announced the release of their next level in competition stadium trucks, the Hobby Pro ST1! Designed with the racer in mind their new release features an extremely versatile chassis which comes standard with mid motor and rear motor capabilities directly out of the box.
06 May 2014 00:01 by KevinR
JConcepts has an all-terrain answer for trucks utilizing the 2.8” wheel, the Choppers. After the bashing success of the JConcepts Choppers tyre, drivers have asked for an all-terrain alternative aimed toward high-end bashing performance in the 2.8” dimension. Inspired from some of the most successful JConcepts racing tyres, the Choppers have the look, fit and finish of a hard-core racing tyre on steroids. Whether you are an experienced racer or beginning driver, the Choppers in yellow and blue compound are designed to tear up surfaces ranging from grass and gravel to dirt and asphalt.
21 March 2014 07:56 by Phil
Its not often that photos of unannounced products leak out before they’re supposed to, however it seems a Mugen fan with an itchy trigger-finger pressed ‘send’ a bit too quickly and when its hit the net, it stays on the net. The product in question is of course Mugen Seiki’s much anticipated truck or truggy (your choice of name), the MBX7T which will be released in both nitro and electric versions – noteworthy and a bit surprising that Mugen have chosen to support the niche electric truck market.
Stay tuned for an official release in the near future with specs & details…
28 February 2014 06:25 by KevinR
PR Racing introduces their new ST1 which is a 10th scale competition stadium truck kit. The ST1 features the ability to run the motor in a rear motor or mid motor configuration allowing you to fine tune the kit for each track and boasts large 12.75mm PR Racing shocks which helps the truck soak up a wide variety of terrains without sacrificing speed. The ‘Gull’ wing style front arms provide increased steering and potential corner speed with the chassis itself being CNC machined from hard anodized aluminium.
09 January 2014 08:59 by Phil
13 December 2013 10:53 by KevinR
HRP Distributing is proud to announce the arrival of the Sawback, Gmade’s newest 1/10 scale 4WD electric vehicle. The Sawback’s new GS01 chassis is designed to look like the chassis of a real truck, with high strength nickel plated steel C-channel side rails that are bolted with cross members to prevent twisting and warping. The enclosed receiver box is specially designed to look like a real engine cover and can be used as an ESC mounting space. The adjustable battery plate is designed to offer the lowest center of gravity for maximum stability and can accommodate various battery sizes.
03 October 2013 11:00 by KevinR
Losi has announced the release of their new 1/10th 4WD TEN Rally-X it which comes equipped to go where other Rally cars wouldn’t dare, and drives like no rally car has before. Packed with the powerful Dynamite four-pole, 3900Kv SC motor, the TEN Rally-X delivers excitement at breakneck speeds. The TEN Rally-X also looks the part from the stylish body lines and trim scheme to the rally inspired wheels and tyres. All this is complimented by AVC™ technology that enables precise turns and consistently smooth acceleration for superior handling during off-road and on-road driving.
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31 January 2013 13:35 by KevinR
Team Associated is showing off their new RC10T4.2 kit at the Toy Fair which comes with the latest Factory Team high-performance option parts like the 12mm “Big Bore” threaded shocks, VTS slipper clutch, blue aluminum bellcrank set, and 12mm wheel hexes, just to name a few. Also included in the T4.2 Factory Team kit is the Pro-Line Bulldog body.
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