Short Course News

Tekno adjustable hinge pin brace

tekno After extensive testing and support from our customers we have designed a new rear hinge pin brace that produces a lower roll center to improve traction and stability in all conditions.  The new brace allows vehicles to square up better coming out of corners and provides easier on-off-power transitions.  It is compatible with all of our 1/8th scale vehicles as well as the SCT410.  CNC manufactured from 7075 aluminum and gun metal anodized for wear.

Features:

  • Lower the rear roll center by 1.0mm for added traction and stability in and out of corners in all conditions.
  • Additional 1.0 degrees of rear toe-in compared to the stock part (TKR 5013).
  • More rear toe will improve forward bite on-power and increase rotation off-power.

Part #:  TKR5013C | More info @ Tekno RC

JConcepts Summer Sale at A Main

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Grab all of your favorite JConcepts’ accessories while they’re on sale at A Main Hobbies! Everything from JConcepts is discounted 10% with deeper discounts on select items. Stock up on tires, bodies, hauler bags, and the latest JConcepts apparel while you can save cash. A Main’s JConcepts Summer Sale starts Thursday, July 10 at 8:00 p.m. PST and ends Friday, July 25 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

TLR 22SCT 2.0 short course ‘Race Kit’

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Amid recent speculation, TLR have announced the release of their 1/10 2WD 22SCT 2.0 short course truck race kit and heralds ‘the next step in the evolution of the championship-winning 22™ platform. Using advances adapted from the 22 2.0 buggy, it gives drivers of all skill levels a short-course truck that’s easy to drive fast.’

The 22SCT 2.0 update includes an impressive list of updated features and improvements: Improved front and rear suspension geometry, Hard anodized 7075 T-6 aluminum chassis, Option parts included, Gen II shocks, CNC machined shock pistons, TiCN shock shafts and hinge pins, Improved 22SCT 2.0 body, Bell crank steering system, Optimized ball differential. [Source: TL Racing]

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Ryan Maifield joins TLR!

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Well folks, its official…Ryan Maifield has joined Team Losi Racing! TLR has made the following announcement today:

“Club RC races, ROAR Nationals and everything in between, Ryan Maifield has won them all. Ryan’s dad taught him to race in their front lawn at the age of 6. He recorded his first win at the Cactus Classic before the age of 10! Since then, Ryan has gone on to win multiple ROAR National Championships and make many a podium appearance in some of the world’s toughest competitions. In short, his list of accomplishments is nothing short of amazing. That’s why we’re excited to announce that Ryan Maifield is joining Team Losi Racing. Together, we hope to continue Ryan’s success and add the elusive World Championship to his trophy case.”

Ryan will work closely with the R&D team on the further development of the Team Losi Racing electric & nitro off-road car platforms including the 22, TEN and 8IGHT platforms.

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Ryan Maifield will be making his Team Losi Racing debut at Race #3 of the JConcepts Indoor National Series this weekend (July 12-13) at Outback Raceway in Chico, California. Watch the interview video below as JConcepts’ Jason Ruona talks with Ryan about signing with Team Losi Racing and what the future has in store.

‘Wheels’ hits the airwaves with RIP

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Radio Impound Podcast (RIP) is a growing radio-show style R/C podcast in the United States. The show hosts guests including legendary racers, industry icons, top professionals, and more. The latest show features RCNews and NeoBuggy’s very own Mike Garrison as he joins host Gotti Jr., and JConcepts founder Jason Ruona, to discuss the latest rumors and gossip, Ryan Maifield’s departure from AE, TLR’s predicted new SCT, Team Associated’s B44 replacement, and SO much more!

The Radio Impound Podcast “Mike ‘Break’n News’ Garrison” episode is available NOW on Stitcher Radio and PodBean!

Celebrate & save at A Main Hobbies!

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Celebrate Independence Day the A Main Hobbies way! Save 10% off on all orders over $120 in their store-wide 4th of July Sale. Plus, customers can enjoy $10 off single orders over $50 – that is a 20% savings! Both deals require a 4th of July coupon code, which you can find at AMain.com. The 10% off coupon can be used all weekend long, so if you forget something, no worries, head back to AMain.com and get what you need. Make sure you shop between Thursday, July 3rd at 8:00 p.m. PST through Sunday, July 6th at 11:59 p.m. PST. Enjoy America’s birthday and have a great weekend!

Train your Dragon with new wheels

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Dragon-RC, an accessory brand by Serpent, has just released their all-new 1/10 scale short course rims. These new rims are designed to provide superior quality and durability, while featuring a standard offset to fit most popular short course trucks on the market including Team Associated, Losi, Serpent, and others. The new rims feature a 12mm hex design and standard 2.2/3.0 size. Sold in sets of 4, and available in white, black, or yellow.

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Source: Dragon-RC

Is TLR hiding a new SC truck?

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It’s been roughly 2 years since the original release of the popular 22SCT 2wd short course truck, and Mike seems to believe there is something new in the works at Team Losi Racing. He continues to stir the pot and investigate the industry secrets in the latest edition of “The Word of Wheels.”

“TLR/Losi first joined the short course race with their XXX-SCT 2wd. As time passed, racers demanded more out of their short course truck, and TLR introduced the 22SCT in 2012 (based off of the original 22 platform). Since 2012, a lot has changed for the 22 Series of vehicles at TLR including the introduction of the new 22 2.0 buggy, the introduction of the new 22-4 4wd buggy, and the discontinuation of the 22T stadium truck, however, nothing has been taking place on the in the 2wd short course department…or has it?”

CLICK HERE to read “The Word of Wheels #2″ on RCNews.net!

Sweeten up your SRX2 SC

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Serpent recently released their SRX2 short course truck, and have quickly followed up with some sweet new option parts. Today they have introduced new carbon fiber front and rear shock towers, and carbon fiber battery strap. These heavy duty carbon fiber options are lighter than the stock plastics, and provide the “factory bling” adding the impression you are “factory fast” as well.

Source: Serpent

Fast Race iPhone cases

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Piero Cresta, the man the Italian ‘Fast Race‘ brand and Planet Racing showed us some of his pretty sweet iPhone cases, available in a variety of RC brands as visible in the photo above or sporting the Italian mottos of ‘Solo Top’ or ‘No Fuffa’. Check the photos below to see the individual detail of the Italian-made cases most of which have really cool 3d embossed logos as well as the main brand logo.

Available now, priced at 12 euros a piece or 15 euros retail for white versions.

See Fast Race & Planet Racing

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