Officially licensed by Ford, JConcepts have introduced the 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty SuperCab body as a drop-on replacement body for the mini Monster Truck vehicles. Built Ford Tough, JConcepts has brought an essence of the 2011 Ford F-250 truck together with the latest offerings in realistic styled bodies. The F-250 is as detailed as they come, starting with a grill / headlight and hood combination that stands-out as toughness just like its full-scale counterpart.
It’s time for the 2016 ROAR 1/10 Nationals, held in the midwest this year! It’s actually pretty close to me, so I can drive my own car to the race: Omaha, NE at The Plex at Hobby Town. I have been putting in the work for the 1/10 Nats and made a trip up in June and July to race the Summer Series they host, so I was excited for the week to start. I drove up Wednesday morning and would get there for the 10am start time of open practice. Wednesday would be open practice, Thursday controlled (seeding) practice, Friday Q1 and Q2, Saturday Q3 and Q4, and Sunday all the Mains. The track looked good, pretty technical, but nothing too difficult, looked good for racing as well.
Pro-Line Racing & 5150 Media Productions present “Come Drive With Us”. With the 2016 IFMAR Worlds coming back to the USA for the first time since 2008, professional R/C Racers are trying to win as many events as they possibly can to send a message to the competition. Ty Tessmann, looking to repeat as IFMAR world champion, is again having a less than stellar season leading up to the ROAR Nationals. Last year, he dominated this event, and with him winning the ROAR Warm-up will he walk away from this race with a win?
The impressive, covered, Thornhill Racing Circuit once again hosts the ROAR Nationals. Would we see another thrilling finish as we did in 2014 or would it once more be nothing more than a race for 2nd? Again, Mike Garrison tells the story of a very exciting ROAR Nationals.
Schelle have introduced the Nova Lockout Buggy Set and Backplate/Spacer Tube upgrade for Team Associated and TLR buggies and the Pro Built Diffs only for Team Associated B6. First up is the Nova Buggy Lockout Set. It is aimed for all buggy 17.5 and 13.5 racing. Pure racers like to remove the kit slipper clutch and go with direct drive (Schelle call it “lockout”). The Lockout Buggy Set sheds weight down to a bare minimum while keeping the tried and true Nova Spur gears (2.5 grams of parts, 4.6 grams total including the spur gear). A 69 tooth and 72 tooth Nova Spur gear are included for all the tuning options a racer could need for tight or wide-open layouts.
JConcepts have introduced new Aero “short chord” wing for the Team Associated B6 and B6D. The new Aero wing has intriguing details, a leading edge that drops below the mounting point that acts in a scooping manner. What separates the #0169 wing from the standard #0168 is the shorter deck length, otherwise known as the “chord length.” These features provide an optimum balance between steering and forward stability.
Tritons Mike Dana takes 1st place in Pro buggy at Round 5 of the Northwest Championship Tour Showdown held at the Xtreme R/C Club of Walla Walla, WA. Under sunny, hot skies temps reached 100 degrees and the track got more and more rough after each race to make for a challenging day. Mike used the Triton L4 to power his Associated RC8B3 buggy to victory.
Hot Race Tyres have announced the signing of Austrian racer Martin Wollanka to their team. The factory XRAY left former long-term tyre sponsors Pro-Line right before this year’s European Championships and he will be using Hot Race Tyres’ range of competition tyres from now on. Martin has the following to say about the deal:
Team Magic Europe and HRC Racing have introduced a “HRC Version” of the Team Magic N8ER 1/8 Brushless Buggy. This revised version features key-changes of the original Team Magic B8ER as a new waterproof 16kg High Torque servo, a new 2500kv powerful motor and new HRC Racing “BullDog” tyres. The B8ER will be available in a Red/Black and Yellow/Black body in September.
Last weekend was the end of year Juniors and Vets Championships. Many top quality drivers compete at these events. Some of the superstars of today actually did these events for years. Those guys are now all older and the Vets have become a tough competition to win. New Juniors are coming through and they are super quick too. Well I am not Junior so it was the Veterans class for me. To compete here one will need all their knowledge, skills and a lot more as everyone is experienced and know what to do.
This last weekend racers from all across the USA traveled to the wicked weekend race in Gainesville GA to compete in one of the largest races in the south with 624 entries. Congratulations Blake Pickett for taking 2nd place in Pro buggy with his Triton L4 powered associated RC8B3 buggy! Blake also took 4th in Pro truggy using the Triton L5 in his Associated RC8T3. Cole Ogden took the 1st position and Blake Boggs the third.