Color coordinate with VP washers

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VP-Pro has just released their new lineup of washers, designed for R/C racing. These precision made washers are intended for use on almost any 1/10 or 1/8 vehicle, and are available in light blue, blue, black, silver, orange, titanium, and purple. A variety of sizes and shapes allows you to replace your stock washers, and add a little flash to you ride!

Source: VP-Pro

Entries open for the Italian Job 2015

Italian Job Race

 

One of the largest event to hit Europe is back again to kickoff the 2015 racing season! The Italian Job Race, hosted by the world famous IBR Padova, is set to be held January 9-11, 2015. Many of the worlds best drivers are planning to be in attendance including Robert Batlle, Reno Savoya, Elliott Boots, Alex Zanchettin, and many more! Entries for this prestigious event are NOW OPEN!

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CLICK HERE to sign up, and be a part of the show!

VRC full ‘STEAM’ ahead – VOTE NOW!

VRC on Steam

VRC PRO has just been submitted for release on ‘STEAM’, which is one of the world’s biggest mainstream computer gaming portals, with more than 40,000,000 users and some 5,000,000 concurrent users online each moment. In order to appear on Steam, VRC PRO needs to be voted in by the STEAM ‘Greenlight’ community of gamers. Everyone can vote, but you have to be a Steam member!

What are the benefits of VRC PRO on STEAM?

  • Connect with the vast potential of 40,000,000 active gamers worldwide
  • Rapidly grow the online VRC PRO racing community (now already at 100,000 members)
  • Increase activity in multiplayer and race events
  • With more financial resources speed up development of new cars, tracks and features
  • Get more people excited about the RC racing hobby in general

R/C racers can vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight, and help make VRC PRO appear on STEAM as soon as possible. If VRC Pro makes it to STEAM before December 1st 2014, count on some very special member gifts to celebrate this important moment for VRC. With December being the VRC Worlds month we could see a host of new gamers/racers appear in these competitions and take on the challenge: Who is faster, gamers or racers?!

CLICK HERE to vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight!

 

Serpent launches RTR Spyder SCT

Serpent has introduced the new Spyder 1/10 rear motor 2wd short course truck in an all-new ‘Ready-to-Race’ version today. The RTR Spyder SCT is based on the high end competition version of the Spyder SCT, and shares most components and geometry. All option parts of the race version also fit the RTR version, allowing owners to upgrade over time!

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Stefe the Slovenian Electro Champion

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This past weekend hosted the final round of the Slovenian Electro Challenge 2014 in Blatni Dol. XRAY’s Andraz Stefe entered the final round the points leader, and needed a fourth place finish or better to win the title. Stefe, despite have little time on his new car, set a new track record in qualifying. He didn’t slow down as he went on to win 2 of the 3 finals, taking the overall victory for the day AND the Slovenian Electro Challenge championship win!

Source: XRAY

New brand decals from X Factory UK

X Factory UK Logo Sheets

After repeated requests and public demand, X Factory UK has released their own lineup of high quality brand logo decal sheets. Produced by RCS Graphic Worx, each sheet is printed and laminated on high quality vinyl. Available in a choice of three color options, and with three sheets to choose from, all sizes and preferences are covered. Each decal is individually die cut for easy peeling and application.

Source: X Factory UK

Haynes goes 1-1-1 at Halloween Havoc

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Critter Hobbies in Fairfield, New Jersey hosted their first offroad dirt event of 2014 this past weekend, known as the ‘Halloween Havoc’. The event gathered nearly 80 entries, including strong competition from TLR, Schumacher, Associated, and Durango team drivers. The Modified 2wd and 4wd buggy classes were heated with close racing throughout the event, however, it would be Team Associated’s Mike Haynes who would steal the win in both classes. Haynes also piloted his way to a victory in the 2wd Stock Buggy class for a triple victory on the weekend! More…

Fall Classic double for Ryan Dunford

Ryan Dunford TLR

Exeter Hobbies hosted the annual ‘Fall Classic’ event this past weekend, bringing in 90+ entries to chase the win in a variety of classes. One driver who walked away a winner in multiple classes was none other than TLR/Tekin driver Ryan Dunford. Dunford piloted his TLR22-4 to a solid victory in the Modified 4wd Buggy class, and backed up his buggy win by taking the overall victory in Pro-4 as well. Ryan’s Tekin teammate, Derek Stephenson would take home the gold in the Pro-2 class, and narrowly missing the win Modified 2wd Buggy class after a DNF ended his race early.

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Adam Drake takes two in Texas

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This past weekend hosted Round 4 of the R/C Pro Series at Thornhill Racing Circuit in Hutto, Texas. The event gathered over 200 entries, including that of TLR’s Adam Drake. ‘The Drake’ would set the pace in qualifying taking TQ in both Nitro Buggy and Nitro Truggy classes. Taking advantage of his front row starting position, Drake would carry on to win both finals with an impressive showing for his Novarossi/Pro-Line/TLR machines.

Source: TLR

The Word of Wheels: The New Kid

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When it comes to R/C cars, there is nothing more fun than trying to show off to the neighbor kids by flying up and down the streets, catching some big air, or maybe busting out a donut or two. By now, all of the neighbors (young and old) know that I am an avid R/C enthusiast, and therefore have a tendency to gather outside of my office when I’m out breaking in a new engine, street running a car, or just bashing around. These spectating neighbors make me feel like some sort of super human stunt man as they cheer, applaud, and constantly praise how cool R/C cars are while watching me drive around. Each and every day they make me feel so good about what I do…that is until the new kid moved in next door. Read more…