“History was made the first time the Blockade touched the race track – Winning the 2011 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals by 2 laps at the hands of Ryan Cavalieri! The Revolutionary tread design features large lugs for class leading tread life, perfectly balanced tread spacing for maximum forward bite and uniquely blended side tread that reduces the edginess found in other race tires. This tire will give your RC8B, D8, MP9, MBX-6, 8ight or Hyper buggy qualifying speed with tread life capable of handling hour long A-mains. Pro-Line’s Blockade is the new must-have 1:8 Buggy Race tire and will dominate your local track. The Blockade – The latest way that Pro-Line is Racing to Bring You The Best!”
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“Since 2008, Thunder Power RC Race Series LiPo batteries have set never-before-seen industry-leading standards in performance, reliability and longevity for electric-powered vehicles. They continue to be the batteries to have or be beat by at tracks world-wide while racking up long lists of local, regional and world championship wins and records in all forms and classes of racing. In late 2010, we expanded upon those successes by adding the 1/10th Scale Z3R 540 Brushless motor series to our product line up. In just six short months, the Z3R motors have won Snowbirds, ROAR National Titles, The Reedy Race of Champions, Tour Oval and NAMBA National races. Continuing to expand upon these successes, Thunder Power RC is proud to introduce the all-new Z3R-8 Sensored Brushless Motors for the RC surface market. Designed, developed and tested at the hands of top racers world-wide, Z3R-8 Sensored Brushless Motors are built to deliver maximum performance and reliability.
Available late Summer 2011, Thunder Power RC’s Z3R-8 Sensored Brushless motor series is designed for use in 1/8th scale, off-road vehicle applications. Z3R-8 motors are high-powered for pro-level performance and are available in 1400Kv, 1900Kv, 2100Kv and 2400Kv for any buggy. Each motor is constructed from high-quality materials including a balanced, high-strength 4-pole neodymium rotor, high-temperature coated copper wire and plated copper solder tabs, while features including easy-to-set adjustable timing from 0—25 degrees and fast-switching, high-temp sensors make it easy to maximize performance. The Z3R-8 motors are compatible with brushless sensored and sensorless electronic speed controls for flexibility in power system optimization. All Z3R motors are designed and developed from the ground-up, tested rigorously and race-proven in the hands of top racers world-wide including Paul Lemieux and others, Z3R brushless motors are built to deliver maximum performance and reliability.
- Ribbed, aluminum heat sink can with built-in cooling fins
- Balanced, high-strength 4-Pole neodymium rotor
- Easy-to-set, 0–25 degree adjustable timing
- High-temp coated pure copper wire
- Plated copper solder tabs
- Fast-switching, high-temp sensors
- Dual screw hole mounting pattern
Z3R-8 Brushless Motor Specifications:
- Timing: Adjustable (0–25 degrees)
- Motor Length: 2.72 in (69.2mm)
- Motor Diameter: 1.65 in (42.1mm)
- Shaft Diameter: 0.20in (5.0mm)
- Weight: 11.4 oz (323g)”
“The JConcepts Hi-Flow design has always been a favorite amongst racers since its IFMAR Worlds debut in 2007. The Hi-Flow has been described in many ways over the years, however, curvy, futuristic and sexy remain the most popular descriptors while referring to the Hi-Flow. The past, present and future unite as the Hi-Flow body has been applied as a drop-on fit to one of the most radical buggies on the market, the Durango DNX408.
Hi-Flow styling presents a flowing design while incorporating radical, raised side-pod scoops for increased tune-ability. Race inspired aggressive styling, forward placement /center raked cab and rear escape combined with the hard-edged flowing design of the side pod scoops are just some of the features that make the new Illuzion “Hi-Flow” body a favorite amongst racers.
- Original Illuzion “Hi-Flow” styling
- Race inspired designed
- Forward placement center raked cab
- Hard-edged flowing design
- Clear heavy-duty thickness polycarbonate with protective film
- Window masks and detailed Illuzion decal sheet”
“Kyle McBride has taken an unassailable TQ after day 2 of the 4-day Queensland state titles which is being held at the ‘Brickyard’ from Thursday 16th to Sunday 19th June. Taking the TQ in all four opening qualifiers on Thursday and Friday with his dialled DNX408 – Kyle now looks forward to the Semis and Final.”
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“The innaugral ‘European Short Course Masters’ took place last weekend at the Mc Welden track near Munich, Germany. A total of 4 classes were on the cards with 2WD SC & 4WD SC being the main classes along with 2WD ‘RTR’ SC and 1/8th 4WD SC also featuring. The track is a mix of surfaces with the majority of the track being split between dirt or astroturf. The track is usually a 1/8th off road track and is large for the 10th scale trucks. Friday saw open practice and right from the off the Team Durango DESC410R was totally dialled in and the team drivers were very confident. The track had started moist and slowly dried – in turn the grip levels came up a lot. The team used the 1.5mm front anti-roll bar which worked well to calm the steering.
Saturday saw the start of qualifying after one last practice run. There were to be 6 rounds of qualifying in all with 4 Saturday and 2 Sunday. Team Durango’s Hupo Honigl TQ’d the first two rounds with his DESC410R. The rain started after round two and some drivers decided not to run in the worsening conditions but double IFMAR world champion Martin Achter braved the weather to take the next two rounds of qualifying. After qualifying Team Durango held the top three spots with the DESC410R ahead of Robert Hart and Ryan Maifield – who’d been flown over especially as the ’secret weapon’ of the AE team to win their own event.”
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“One week ago the 2nd round of the North German Championship took place in Tüttendorf near Kiel in the very north of Germany. Team Shepherd driver Lars Hoppe claimed the TQ setting the fastest 3 consecutive laps with his Novarossi powered Velox V8 ’11 in qualifying ( 35,603 sec) followed by Serpent driver Jens Stark ( 36,439 sec), Shepherds Timo Schröder (36,601 sec) and Merlin Depta ( Serpent – 36,732). In the following semi final Hoppe defended his first place and finished 3 laps in front of Timo Schröder. The 30 minutes main final saw a clear start with Hoppe pulling away from the rest of the field. Unchallenged he crossed the finishing line in first position 6 laps in front of Marcel Henriksen (Kyosho) in second and Marcell Sledz (Serpent) in 3rd position. Timo Schröder on 4th place was a litte bit unlucky as a collision with another car damage his tyres and he had to spend some extra time in the pitlane.”