Tessmann cries out ‘RC Tears’ bearing oil

RC Tears

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Ty Tessmann’s 110% Racing has just introduced their new ‘RC Tears Bearing Oil’. RC Tears is an oil designed for use in bearings to keep them rolling free and smooth to help you get the most out of them every race. It comes in a durable, leak-proof bottle with a locking lid to keep your tears where they belong, bottled up. Over the years the Tessmann’s have experimented with many different types of oils and oil formulas and have found RC Tears to be the best for keeping bearings smooth and clean, so they last longer and run better. 110% has done the testing, you get the advantage.

*NOTE: RC Tears may contain up to .01% actual tears from drivers who have lost races due to bad bearings. Don’t be one of them.

Yokomo introduces new YZ-2 graphite front options


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Yokomo has just announced their newest lineup of graphite option parts for the YZ-2 1/10 2wd buggy. Among the new graphite goodies is new flat front arms, gull wing front arms, front caster blocks, and front spindles. All of the new option parts are designed for astro/carpet racing, and other medium to high traction surfaces.

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Marsh triples up at the North American Indoor Champs


Race Report by: Team Associated
Team Associated/Reedy drivers Brandon Marsh, Eric Clark, Nathan Clark, Barry Goodwin, Galen McCreary, and Brandon Weiland attended the 1st annual North American Indoor Championships. The race brought in approximately 160 entries across the ten classes that were offered. Most of the team drivers decided to compete in all three modified classes, with the exception of Brandon Weiland and Erik Clark. Both ran the Modified 2WD Buggy class, but Weiland competed in the Modified 4WD Buggy class and Clark competed in the Modified Truck class.


Phend flies to victory at MSCS Rd.4

MSCS Phend

Race Report by Tom Erickson, Photos by Joe Gates & Alex Vande Berg
Stateline R/C Raceway hosted Round#4 of the Michigan State Championship Series Saturday, July 18th, 2015. The event drew 142 entries in 9 classes covering Off Road Nitro and Electric, 8th scale and 10th scale vehicles even with looming storms on the horizon. Kevin Myers, Track owner, called the event all day. Kevin and his crew updated the track layout for the event. The 2015 season has been battling Mother Nature all season and Round#4 was no different first delaying the event for a few hours and then ending the day at 8PM. Not all classes were able to complete their main events even though qualifying was shortened to only 2 attempts.


Schumacher unveils new Cougar KF2 Mid Motor Conversion

Cougar Mid Motor Conversion

The world of 2wd 1/10 offroad is constantly on the move. With differing track surfaces, high, medium and low grip, the nature of a 2wd off-roader can’t stand still for long. Schumacher Engineers have once again been working hard to provide the best package, and are pleased to bring a Mid Motor Conversion for the popular Cougar KF2. The Mid Motor Conversion means that racing on low and medium traction conditions such as dirt and sandy/dusty astro just got easier.


The conversion moves the motor cluster back by 19mm and puts the battery in front of the motor. The included carbon fibre chassis accepts all motor positions, Standard, Low grip and Mid as well as all lipo layouts. The shift gives the KF2 more rear traction and allows the power to be transmitted easier into forward bite and acceleration. The chassis accepts normal height shorty lipos, to maximise traction on very low grip conditions a low profile LiPo could be used such as the Intellect IPCC2S3500V9 or the LCG NOSRAM NR999523.

Please note that the body requires a small modification to clear the spur and side gear cover or a modified body is available, part U5133.

Jeremy Pittet wins Rd.4 of Swiss 1/8 Buggy Championships

Jeremy Petit

Round 4 of the Swiss 1/8 Buggy Championship took place just over the border in Italy at the Valceresio Racing Team track. The challenging track includes a plethora of elevation changes, jumps, and surfaces. Hot Bodies driver Jeremy Pittet would start out front, but after a mistake would drop back to fourth. Despite the strong fights from XRAY’s Robin Frischkopf, AE’s Patrick Hofer, and Kyosho’s Joachim Kallen, Pittet would fight his way back to the front for the overall win. Frischkopf would secure second over Patrick Hofer in third.

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Ari Heinonen wins at Finnish Nationals


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Ari Heinonen has continued his great form since switching to Agama for 2015 by taking the TQ and victory in the latest round of the National Championships in his native Finland. Ari was in great form throughout the event and was able to place his BETA shod A215 at the top of the pile. Next up for these guys is the prestigious Nordic Championships where the top guys from across Scandinavia come together for their annual race to be top dog in Northern Europe. This year the event is being held in Helsinki, Finland on track Ari knows well so he is going in to the event full of confidence.


Milan Mudra wins at Rd.2 of Czech 1/8 Championships

FX Win

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Round 2 of the Czech Republic 1/8 Championship Series took place in Great Opatovice. SWorkz and FX Engines driver Milan Mudra made his way to victory over Petr Katovsky and Kaja Novotny in the Junior Category.

Werner Spannbruckner takes Radiosistemi to victory at Hobby Cup Rd.3

Hobby Cup

Round 3 of the Hobby Cup Austria took place in St. Aegyd. The track was very bumpy and quite difficult to drive for most racers. Qualifying would see XRAY’s Jan Kruisz set the fastest time, earning him the TQ position. Kruisz would finish 3rd in A1 and A2, leaving him to settle for second overall behind Radiosistemi’s Werner Spannbruckner. Bernhard Poinstingl would finish out the podium in third.

Riccardo Berton clinches 2015 Italian National Title


Riccardo Berton (Kyosho,Team Orion,Aka) wins the 3rd round of the Italian AMSCI National Championship held at Fermo this weekend, and takes home the Italian national title for 2015! Davide Ongaro (Mugen, LRP, ProCircuit) crosses the line in second, with Marco Baruffolo (TLR, Picco, AKA) taking 3rd on the podium.