Short Course News

Cavalieri leads AKA sweep at the Surf City Classic

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Race Report by: AKA
Coming off of an impressive 4-win sweep at ROAR Nationals, Ryan Cavalieri is keeping his winning streak alive at the Surf City Classic hosted by his home track, OCRC Raceway. Cavalieri contested three classes with his AKA equipped 2wd and 4wd buggies, and 2wd short course truck. He made quick work of the SC field by TQ’ing all four rounds of qualifying and walking away in the 10-minute main on SC Typo front and Chain Link rear tires in clay compound, supported by Black Closed-Cell Wide SC inserts. Stock SC was dominated by AKA driver and OCRC local, Jason Dias. Dias took the TQ after qualifying and walked away from the field in a tone to tone win. Jason was on Clay SC Typo tires, Red inserts, and Cyclone SC wheels.

Cavalieri would start 2nd on the grid in the lengthy 4wd modified buggy main with rival, Ryan Maifield, on the pole. After a typical epic battle of the Ryan’s, Cavalieri would come out on top on Clay EVO Typo front and Chain Link rear tires with Red EVO inserts all around. 2wd modified buggy was another Ryan-Ryan battle but after a few costly mistakes, Cav would have to settle for a respectable 2nd place finish. His 2wd buggy was hooked up on Clay EVO Pinstripe front and Chain Link rear tires with Red Closed-Cell Inserts. Congrats to the entire AKA team on a great performance at the Surf City Classic!

Pro-Line releases new bash ready Traxxas ‘Pro-Spline HD Axles’

Traxxas Axles

Pro-Line is proud to introduce the pre-assembled Pro-Spline HD Axles for the front of the Traxxas Slash 4×4, Stampede 4×4 and Rally! The Pro-Spline HD Technology debuted on the Pro-Line PRO-MT Kit and is designed to handle some serious power. Made from Hardened Black Oxide coated Steel, the Pro-Spline drive shafts have a true 6-sided spline that slides smoothly throughout the suspension travel without having to worry about stripping out like the stock plastic drive shafts. The Front Pro-Spline HD Axles feature an improved front outer pivot point, which has been moved to be in-line with the steering axis (king pin). This eliminates the forward and backward motion of the stock drive shafts when turning the wheels and results in more consistent power delivery during cornering.

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The pins are held in place by zinc coated snap rings and M3 set screws on both ends (PRO Tip: Rotate snap ring so slit is away from the pin and put a drop of Tire Glue on the slit in the snap ring to prevent it from rotating. It is still removable with a flat-head screw driver). To top it all off the Front Pro-Spline HD Axles are Pre-Assembled to get you back to bashing faster than ever!

RDRP machines new lightweight AE 1/10 battery plate thumb nuts

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These new RDRP Battery Plate Thumb Nuts for Team Associated 5th generation off-road vehicles are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and they are of a super lightweight design while offering a slightly lower profile than the original ones. Excessive machining brings then down to 0.8g per piece while their overall design makes them looking gorgeous in your ride. Included with the thumb nuts come clear O-rings to prevent them from becoming loose in severe off-road action. The thumb nuts are available in blue or black anodizing to match with the remainder of Revolution Design Racing Product’s option parts for AE 5th generation cars.

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Max droop with new B5M/T5M/SC5M CVA Axle Shims

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See: Team Associated
Team Associated has released a fresh set of CVA Axle Shims. Use these shims in your B5M, T5M, or SC5M when you want to run maximum droop and keep the dogbones securely in place when using the #91608 Factory Team Aluminum +4 Arm Mount. Available now.

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Kyosho America unveils the Ultima SC6 ‘ReadySet’ short course truck

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Now available as a ReadySet package, this version of the SC6 is equipped with the newly developed Orion dDrive, this one-piece ESC and brushless motor power unit allows precise adjustment to realize the ideal throttle feel. The Readyset also comes with a newly designed pre-cut and printed body, as well as the KT-331P transmitter with LCD screen. Simply add your own battery to the chassis and the transmitter and you can be enjoying the dynamic performance of real short course truck racing.

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REDS Racing & Beach Hobbies team up to host ‘Masters of Dirt’

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See: Beach Hobbies
On the heels of their well received Palmetto Classic, Beach Hobbies has teamed up with Reds Racing USA to announce what will sure to be one of the most prestigious events ever to grace the sunny state of South Carolina, The Masters of Dirt 1:10 Scale Championship. Once again the famous Carolina Clay of Myrtle Beach’s Beach RC & Hobbies will serve as center stage to some of the fastest 1:10 scale off-road racers ever to hold a radio. The track will be designed to push their talents to the limit to find out who will be the Master of the Dirt.

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Carpet offroad racing hits the Heartland of America

PCRC Grand Opening

With the announcement of the 2015 IFMAR 1/10 Offroad World Championship being held on an artificial surface (NOT dirt), the popularity in carpet and astro offroad racing has begun to rise in America. The heartland of America has received their newest indoor carpet offroad facility recently, known as Polk County R/C Raceway (PCRC). The track is located in the rural town of Bolivar, Missouri, and is rumored to be the ‘Worlds Testing Grounds’ for several major players who call the midwest home, such as Kyosho’s Jared Tebo.

To celebrate the opening of the new facility, PCRC has announced the ‘PCRC Grand Opening Race’ on September 19, 2015. The event will include open practice Friday, and a full day of racing on Saturday. In addition to the traditional race program, the event will also include a 50/50 Raffle, 2-Main Race, and more.

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Tekin dishes out the pain at the Wicked Weekend

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Race report by: Tekin
With 517 entries the Wicked Weekend was going to be a race to remember. 45 mains would be held on Sunday, and Race Director Lance MacDonald would be the man on the mic.

In Pro E-buggy Joe Bornhorst would take the overall TQ position with Tekin teammates Shay Brand in P2, and Griffin Hanna in P3. A-1 would be a battle between Tekin teammates Joe Bornhorst and Griffin Hanna who would take the win. A-2 would have slightly different track conditions being later in the program. A 3 way battle of Tekin teammates would ensue between Bornhorst, Hanna, and Shay Brand. Griffin Hanna managed to be in the right place to take advantage of a small mistake by Joe to go on and take the win giving him the overall win for the weekend!

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JConcepts gets smooth with new stadium truck & SC slicks

JC Truck Tires

Now, with JConcepts, stadium truck and short course truck racers have the slick option straight out of the package; also known as Smoothies. Released as a 2.2” bead mounting diameter, the JConcepts Smoothies mount straight to the latest generation wheels for that all important reactive feel. The carefully profiled tire carcass rolls through the turns with efficiency while the maximum smooth surface area grips the specialty surfaces like no other. The Smoothies include Dirt-Tech 2.2” inserts which have made an immediate presence on the racing scene since their release. The identifiable gray color with custom sculpted features, are blended into the newly developed insert material which provide racers a durable option capable of being used in medium to extremely high-traction conditions. After completely mounting the tires to wheels, it is recommended to scuff the slick tires with sandpaper or scouring pad to have a slightly dull or rough finish to begin practice or racing.

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Yeung sweeps all 4 classes at Laliwarehouse Series Rd.3

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Round 3 of the Laliwarehouse 2015 EP Offroad Series took place recently, and saw the young superstar Jonathan Yeung (13 years old) take a dominating victory in all four classes offered. Yeung set the pace by taking TQ in 1/8 E-Buggy, 1/8 Tekno Cup, 1/10 4wd Buggy, and 1/10 4wd SCT classes. The youngster went on to take convincing wins in all four A-Main finals. Yeung has made quite a name for himself in 2015, and will be seen running the IFMAR Worlds at Yatabe Arena in a few short months.

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