The Twin Hammers® DT 1.9 rock racer lets you assault all types of terrain, day or night. It’s based on the proven Twin Hammers chassis design that features a long-travel suspension with a solid rear axle. This gives you all the footing you need to negotiate rock piles or blast across the flats. You also get realistic details like a roll cage, beadlock wheels and a functional LED light bar so you can keep running long after the sun goes down.
Exotek Racing continues to expand their lineup of option parts for the Team Associated SC5M by introducing their new ‘Flite’ titanium machined front axles. These new axles are slightly weaker than steel, however, weigh in at almost half the weight! At only 5 grams per pair (stock is 9.7g), these axles reduces the rotational mass as well as unsprung weight! Sold in pairs.
While probably not ideal for serious racers, for those looking to add serious bling and durability to their Team Associated B5M, Integy releases their Billet Machined Suspension Kit. This kit features the following alloy upgrades: front lower suspension arms, rear lower suspension arms, front shock tower, rear shock tower, front knuckles, front caster blocks, and rear hubs. Integy also includes a set of new adjustable turnbuckle upper links. The suspension kit is available in blue, grey, or silver anodized finishes.
AVID has hit the machine shop, releasing new Aluminum Steering Bellcranks and Servo Mounts for the Team Associated B5 based vehicles (B5, B5M, T5M, & SC5M). The AVID Aluminum Steering Bellcranks are machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum alloy, black anodized, and silver edge highlights for that premium look. Each package includes 1 left and 1 right bellcrank and 2 aluminum crush tubes for the steering rack bearings. The Aluminum Steering Bellcranks are a must-have upgrade for any serious racer. These aluminum bellcranks eliminate flex in the steering system for maximum steering feel.
The AVID B5 / B5M Servo Mounts are machined from billet 6061-T6 aluminum alloy, black anodized, laser etched with our logo, and silver edge highlights for that premium look. Each package includes 1 left and 1 right servo mount and 1 black aluminum servo saver ring.
We’ve arrived here at Yatabe Arena located on the outskirts of the mammoth city of Tokyo in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture – after a few days sightseeing its a true world metropolis and arriving at the world-renowned Yatabe Arena doesn’t disappoint either, hosting it’s 3rd World Championship (1995 EL Offroad & 2000 EL Onroad) and the 16th running of the IFMAR 1/10 EL Offroad Worlds.
As we regard our readers with the utmost respect, we take it most will know that the event has already seen some controversy – namely ‘Astrogate‘ – the decision to dispense with 30-years of history of running on dirt in favour of astroturf and carpet as the track surface. The former indoor onroad track has seen a complete makeover, with the permanent dirt track next door also ‘turfed’ serving as a useful test track for drivers, with no one having lapped the 2WD Worlds layout.
Back in December 2014 a poll saw 62% of readers voting to stick with history & dirt, however the remaining 38% accepting the astro/carpet combo…
Control tyre for the Worlds are Schumacher’s Mini Spike 2 Yellow compound with Med. Rear CAT foam insert for both 2WD and 4WD with Wide Stagger Rib Yellow compound with Med. Front CAT insert for the 4WD front.
Expect lots and lots of new bits on cars and even completely new cars, some more than likely not to be released, we’ve seen few pros running on Friday afternoon, however Ty Tessmann was one of the standouts, running for the first time (publicly) on astroturf with the new D216 buggy (which is still officially unannounced, we hear delayed), we understand the HB team have been testing significantly on home turf (pun unintended) with hopes resting on the young but broad shoulders of Tessmann & Ronnefalk.
Elsewhere are a few sneaky shots of Naoto Matsukura’s heavily modded prototype RB6, featuring a 3 gear laydown transmission, new rear hubs and chassis. Expect a lot more news and details to surface in the coming days.
Reedy’s all-new Medallion T-shirt is available just in time for the indoor racing season! This 100% cotton T-shirt celebrates the introduction of Reedy’s Sonic 540-M3 motor and an unprecedented 29 IFMAR World Championship victories. Wear the same gear as the Reedy racing team and proudly display your favorite power source!
Across America is a growing list of up and coming racers. One of those racers is Las Vegas native, Kyle Johnson. The Sin City hotshot has proved himself over the past year at a number of events, including multiple A-Main finishes and running with (and beating) some of the best in the world. He shared his success with Mugen Seiki Racing, whom he recently announced his departure from. Today, Kyosho America announces the signing of Johnson, and will be his chassis of choice for the remainder of 2015 and beyond.
Up and coming young German driver, Micha Widmaier, has re-signed with Schumacher Racing and CS Electronics. Micha is the current German junior champion in 2wd with his KF2. Just 2 weeks ago Micha raced a prototype of Schumacher’s new CAT K2 4WD buggy at the EOS in Nurburgring and won the B final against some world class drivers. Micha plans to race at most of the big races in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland next year, including EOS and Euros.
Micha said, “I am very happy that I can drive for Schumacher and CS in 2016. I will give my best at the races.”
Intech Racing has released their newest chassis for the BR-6 buggy. The new chassis is made up of 4mm thick 7075 T6 aluminum and fits the BR-6 2.0 and BR-6 2.0 Sport. The new chassis is drilled with additional holes and milled areas to lighten, yet remain durable. Finished off with a hard-anodizing, the new chassis looks good while also providing more stability, less flex, and better overall performance on a variety of surfaces and track conditions.