Serpent Spyder SDX4 0 degree C-hubs & front wing

Serpent have introduced an aluminium 0 degree C-hubs and a front wing for the Spyder SDX4. First up are the 0 degree C-hubs, CNC machined from 7075 T6 aluminium with clear anodising, they are an alternative of the standard 2 degree aluminium C-hubs. They will give more aggressive directivity and will be an additional adjustment option usable depending on the track conditions.

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HRC Racing TSW shock shaft plier

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HRC Racing have introduced a new Team Secret Weapons shock shaft plier especially designed to hold shock shaft to install ballcups without damaging them and has several shaft diameters to accommodate many vehicle scales. This tool is CNC machined from aluminium and red anodised has been tested, approved and used by HRC team drivers, and specially designed for the competition.

Lowe & Cragg win at Schumacher Indoor Masters Series Rd6

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The penultimate round of the current Schumacher Indoor Masters Series was held at Worksop this past weekend. A huge entry once again of 144 competitors showed just how popular this event has become. Doors opened at the venue at 7AM prompt, some keen racers had already arrived 15 minutes early so had to wait until 7AM for the opening as they were eager to get back on track. As always the qualifying format was round by round, with the best 2 results to count towards the final and grid position.

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LRP sign Juan Carlos Canas

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LRP have announced the signing of the Spaniard rising star Juan Carlos Canas to their “Blue Power” team for the 2017 season. Juan Carlos will use LRP range of products in the upcoming season in the 1/8 Electric Buggy class. Juan had the following to say:

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REDS R5 RACER 4.0 engine

Faithful to the philosophy of product development, innovation and quality, REDS Racing have introduced the R5R Racer V4.0 engine, the perfect synthesis of inovation, high quality and great performance at a mid range street price. The New R5R has been redesigned with a brand new 5 ports sleeve and crankshaft timing. The engine is designed with improved fuel efficiency and drivability in mind and is suitable for both Buggy and Truggy.

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Julien Lattanzio joins XRAY

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XRAY have announced that the French national champion Julien Lattanzio is joining Team XRAY for the 2017 season. Julien is focused on off-road racing and will race at all the major national and international races with the XB8 platform including the 2017 Charmes Cup, French National Cup, Pierrefeu GP and Buggyland race. Julien says:

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Bermuda Spring Nationals Rd1 report

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The first round of the 2017 Spring Nationals from the Bermuda Nitro Racing Association was held last weekend at a track in southside of St. David’s island. This is a three race series and it was also the tenth race of the 2016/2017 seasons. There were 14 racers taking part in the race. In Nitro Buggy Kwa-Z Dill took the overall TQ as well as the win in the A Main final. This was his 7th win of the season and his 8th TQ. Timer Maybury in second and AB in third rounded out the top 3. In the Spring Nationals three race series standings, the top three drivers are Kwa-Z Dill in first, Timer Maybury in second, and AB in third. For the spring nationals, the drivers worst finishing is dropped, leaving the best two finishes counting.

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Nitroxcross Series finale report

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The final round of the Answer RC Sponsored Nitroxcross series took part on Sunday 19th Feb 2017, down at Nene Valley raceway, with 68 drivers and the championship up for grabs it would be a close and competitive day of racing. The track, although a week of bad weather was looking good, grip was intermittent though, with some places still damp making it hard to get the perfect lines and making tyre choice tricky!

It was Milan’s MX powered HB buggy took the TQ in the first three rounds, but team mate Graham Alsop and his HB car was hot on his heels and took the final TQ in round 4, meaning he would line up 2nd on the grid for the main behind Milan. The 2 Tekno/Bullett machines of Carlo De Marco and Michael Lightfoot would be 3rd and 4th respectively and the Werks powered TLR of Chris Leighton that rounded of the top 5.

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