It is once again that time of year when teams start picking up new drivers, dropping the old, and everything in between. Several major announcements have already been made with superstars such as Ryan Lutz and Elliott Harper leaving Team Durango, David Ronnefalk leaving Kyosho, and rumors of several more continue to stir. So the question is, what is true and what is simply internet gossip? In this edition of ‘Word of Wheels’ we highlight just a few of the hottest driver and company rumors, and speculate whether or not they could be true for 2015.
- Drew Moller to join Hot Bodies?
- Robert Batlle to join Team Associated?
Alpha has released a teaser of their newest creation today, dubbed the ‘Dragon II’. Word is that this new engine features an all-new carburetor, designed for easier, and more consistent tuning and idle. In addition the new engine is said to have improved overall power and speed, and is wrapped in fresh new packaging as well. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.
Team Associated has joined the big wheel race, introducing their all-new 61mm 1/10 buggy wheels. These wheels feature the ‘new style’ size, bead, and design found on other wheels such as the AKA ‘EVO’ series wheels. AE has given the wheel a rough texture bead for enhanced glue adhesion, pre-drilled vent holes, and your choice of yellow or white coloring. Available for 2wd fronts, 4wd fronts, and 2wd/4wd rears. Set to be released in December, 2014.
Source: Team Associated
Team Associated drivers looking for a mid-motor alternative to the trusty T4 stadium truck are now in luck! The highly-anticipated Centro CT4.2 conversion kit is now available stateside via RC10.com. Designed specifically for very high-traction surfaces, the Centro CT4.2 Mid Motor conversion for the T4.2 features a hard aluminum one-piece chassis, and molded gearbox and bulkhead assembly that positions the motor in front of the rear wheel centerline, creating a centralized weight balance. Additional tuning possibilities are available with Centro’s range of optional accessories, including front bulkhead brass weights, front bulkhead brace, and carbon-fiber cross brace. Read more…
Since its World Championship winning debut, racers have been anxious to see more (and get their hands on) the new Pro-Line Racing ‘Fuel Stick’. Our friends at Pro-Line have informed us that the highly anticipated Fuel Stick is nearing completion, and it won’t be long before the stick will be re-fueling at local tracks around the globe. Stay tuned for more details and the official release coming soon!