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    Serpent shows off the Viper 977-e

    October 22, 2014 - 17:58 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Serpent has released an all-new promo video featuring the highly anticipated Viper 977-e. The 977-e features all of the race winning designs found on the nitro powered 977, but brings the ease, consistency, and blistering fast speeds of electric power to the platform. While electric 1/8 on-road is not yet as popular as the nitro class, we suspect it won’t take long with more kits such as this being released in the future.

    Source: Serpent


    XRAY goes alu with new T4’15 chassis

    October 22, 2014 - 17:45 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    T415 Aluminum Chassis

    XRAY has just released their all-new aluminum T4’15 chassis. This new chassis is designed & developed to increase traction, stability, and steering. XRAY says the aluminum chassis provides a better control and makes the car easier to drive. This innovative aluminum chassis was extensively tested and is recommended for low, medium and high traction tracks.This narrow chassis is CNC-machined from 2mm thick premium Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum and is additionally black coated. Fits only the T4’15.

    Source: XRAY

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    JConcepts gets slick with ‘Smoothies’

    October 22, 2014 - 17:36 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments


    JConcepts remains committed to 1/10 off-road racing by releasing the Smoothies. In some conditions in off-road racing, there is no denying that a slick tire is the fastest way around the track. Throughout the racing calendar year, there are several tracks where slicks in gold compound are the go-to tire. In damp weather, indoor clay surfaces become so tacky that the lower the tread or to the point of zero tread is an advantage. For years drivers have sanded, ground and hand sculpted tires in search of that elusive slick carcass for racing. Now, with JConcepts, racers have the slick option straight out of the package. Read more…

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    Boy wins at Beijing Model Grand Prix

    October 22, 2014 - 17:18 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Boy wins in China

    The 2014 Beijing International Model Car Grand Prix was held at the Fengtai Sports Center in Beijing, China recently. The course was the same as that of which hosted the 2012 FEMCA 1/8 Buggy Championship. The event provided a cash purse of nearly $5000, and international drivers gathered for a shot a taking home a cut of the cash. In the 2wd Buggy class the cash prize and overall win would go to Serpent driver Boy, who piloted his Spyder 2wd to victory!

    Source: Serpent