Tower Hobbies has just released their very own 4×4 RTR short course truck; The Cutback. Tower says, “The Cutback is equipped for performance excellence and only a few upgrades away from taking top honors at your local track. It’s more than a sport RTR, it’s a rugged, bona-fide bruiser with a 3mm anodized aluminum chassis, a 4-pole brushless motor and a brushless ESC that can handle 80A of current. Plus waterproof electronics, 2.4GHz radio system, threaded oil shocks and more. Much more. It’s designed to shine and built to endure.” Read more…
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Xtreme Racing has just released their newest carbon fiber option part for the increasingly popular Axial Yeti. This is an all-new 4mm carbon fiber front shock tower. This tower is a direct replacement for the stock plastic tower, and is designed for lightweight, durable, and stylish performance. Includes mounting hardware, and proudly made in the USA.
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New from Revolution Design Racing Products come the Ultra Turnbuckle Wrenches for the toe and camber links of many 1/12th to 1/8th scale cars, buggies and trucks. They are constructed from RDRP’s renown black anodized aluminium and high-quality spring steel, and they allow for swift and effortless suspension geometry adjustment thanks to their clever design. The compact yet sturdy tool tip makes turnbuckle adjustment even in tight surrounding a breeze while the specially shaped handle gives perfect tool control. Laser-etched markings and colour coded aluminium rings not only look cool but they also help with easy identification of the wrenches that are available as 3mm, 4mm and 5mm variant.
The final round of the US Midwest Series took place this past weekend in Toledo, Ohio. The event gathered some of the midwest’s best nitro and electric onroad racers from a variety of states. While qualifying did not go quite as planned, XRAY’s Loran Whiting turned up the heat in the 1/10 Nitro Touring final. Whiting once again proved she was the driver to beat as she took away the lead on lap 8, and never looked back. A late race flame out could have ruined such a flawless run, but with a 2 lap lead on the field Ms. Whiting had nothing to worry about. Read more…
This past weekend hosted the final race of the Truggymasters 2014 Championship in the Netherlands. RC Speedhouse team driver Kurt Vanvlemen dominated the series managing to win 5 of the 7 races, including the weekend’s final round. Kurt was crowned the champion with RC Speedhouse team manager Bjorn Nagels finishing second at the finals, and fellow teammate Mario Koolmees finishing third. An impressive showing for the RC Speedhouse Mugen team, and a brilliant way to close out the championship.
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Three months to the day since the news of his signing on the electric side, Team Orion have wasted no time in publishing the news that 2014 IFMAR Worlds polesitter Ryan Maifield will be joining their nitro programme, running the Orion CRF line of engine in his TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy as of January 1st 2015, stealing some of the thunder from rivals Novarossi.
Taking 3 of 12 spots in the final, Orion’s best result came thanks to Maifield’s former team mate Ryan Cavalieri who claimed 2nd after a hard-fought fight, Orion’s engine guru Adrien Bertin had this to say:
“Drivers of the caliber of Ryan Mayfield have their choice of engines to run. It is with great satisfaction that we welcome Ryan in our team and admire his decision to run with Team Orion CRF engines. It is another confirmation of our successful product and team strategy.”
The move for Maifield begs the question, with his arrival, will there be further changes, perhaps even a big name exit coming soon ?
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