For the past 8 years, one of the hottest, gnarliest, and yet somehow most fun races to hit the mid-western United States has been none other than the Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge. Year after year the event is hosted by the St. Louis Dirtburner’s just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. The facility hosted the 2007 ROAR 1/8 Offroad Nationals, and is located within a lovely city park, surrounded by walking/rolling trails, baseball fields, and the Meramec River. For 2014, Dirtburner’s has teamed up with The Dirt’s Joey Christensen, who is building the track, and making this year’s event even bigger by adding it to the U.S. Pro Cup.
On behalf of RCNews, I (Mike Garrison) have packed the family wagon, grabbed my co-pilot/father “Homer”, and have hit the road for this year’s event! Stay tuned right here for daily updates, photos, results, and more!
- Friday – July 25, 2014 – Practice & Round 1 of Qualifying
- Saturday – July 26, 2014 – Qualifying Rounds 2-4
- Sunday – July 27, 2014 – Finals
The newest member of the TLR Race Team, Ryan Maifield, made a successful debut with his new rides at the recent JConcepts Summer Indoor Nationals. TLR has now revealed his race winning setups for both 2wd and 4wd buggy!
Team Associated has introduced the all-new Apex Scion FR-S, the newest addition to Team Associated’s Qualifier Series vehicles. Built on the all-wheel-drive Apex chassis, the Scion Racing GReddy FR-S replica comes fully assembled and Ready-to-Run with factory-installed Reedy brushless power, including a Reedy WolfPack 6-cell battery wired with a High Current T-Plug.
Additional features include the XP water-resistant speed control and XP 2.4GHz radio system. The front and rear sealed metal gear differentials are connected together with a tough aluminum drive shaft that handles all of the Reedy brushless power. Imperfections in the road are managed by four adjustable fluid-filled, coil-over tuned shocks. Read more…
Avid has released their new 1/10 scale wing mount buttons. These nifty buttons were designed after the success of the 1/8 wing buttons. While the buttons are relatively the same size, these new buttons do not feature the serrations, and incorporate a fresh new counter sunk screw hole to keep a low profile design. These are designed for almost all current touring cars on the market, as well as several offroad vehicles as well.
TLR has just released their new 50G brass front bulkhead for the 22 Series vehicles. This beefy boy is designed to provide additional weight to the front of your vehicle, while staying low, and intended to provide more steering when needed. The new bulkhead is available now.
Are you a Traxxas owner looking to upgrade your shocks to the Pro-Line Racing PowerStroke or Pro-Spec shock set? Confused which ones fit your needs? Pro-Line has just released their new Traxxas Shock Guide which explains exactly what Pro-Line will work for you!
CLICK HERE to view Pro-Line Traxxas Shock Guide
Source: Pro-Line Racing