Last weekend was held the first round of qualification for the E-Buggy German Nats of the group West at the fabulous Czypo Drom indoor track in Bad Oeynhausen. Over 80 drivers attended the event with among them many strong drivers. The young and talented Agama driver Burak Kilic won the race, and also the junior class. Laurin Czypulowski in second and Berkan Kilic in third rounded out the podium.
HB Racing have introduced new universal shafts for the D817. These universal shafts are precision machined from high strength steel. They’re standard replacement parts for the D817 buggy, and a tuning option for other HB Racing vehicles like the E817, D815, RGT8 and D812. Universals offer improved bumpy track performance and ease of maintenance compared to CVA joints. The universals shafts are vailable as pairs.
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Pro-Line have introduced two new Elite bodyshells for the Team Associated B6 and a pre-cut Air Force 6.5” rear wing for 1/10 vehicles. First up is the Elite bodyshell, designed with the latest in CAD technology, the Elite features an overall low-slung design with sweeping lines throughout giving it an unmistakable look on the track. A cab-forward design with rails extending up the hood and A-pillar provides enhanced steering feeling while a sloped center fin balances out the rear of the car with superior side-bite. The rear of the side pods feature outer ridges designed to lead air up to the included Air Force rear wing, maximizing rear grip.
Following the release of the RC8B3.1 Team kit, Team Associated have introduced the new RC8B3.1e E-Buggy Team kit. Answering the demands of the fastest-growing 1/8 E-buggy racing class, the RC8B3.1e Team Kit was designed specifically for brushless power. Features include new H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials with increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap, precision CVA drive shafts front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke, and a unique, proprietary, hard-anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis ingeniously designed for optimum weight distribution and superior handling.
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Team Associated have introduced the new RC8B3.1 Nitro Team Kit. The RC8B3.1 features new H.T.C. (High Torque Capacity) differentials with increased fluid capacity and a more consistent feel lap after lap. Precision CVA drive shafts are included front and rear to keep suspension travel free through the entire stroke, and power transfer is provided by an all-new, easy-to-maintain, 4-shoe clutch. The RC8B3.1 has been thoroughly revamped with all of the performance upgrades that led the AE Factory Team to a stand-out year in the 1:8 category, with multiple wins including a national championship.
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The TVRC Saturday Carpet Series were held at the TVRC indoor track in Nampa, Idaho. In 2WD mod buggy it would be Will Bergman taking the TQ in qualifying followed by Ben John. In the main, Ben John was able to apply pressure to Bergman for the first couple minutes, but then he caught a pipe and crashed, and a slow marshalling cost him a lap. Finally Bergman took the win in front of Gary Ovitt in second and Ben John, despite his bad luck rounded out the top 3.
Last weekend was held the Greek Cup 2017 at a new track where nobody did practice before the race. In 45min final XRAY’s Tasos Paparegas fought against Terzis and finally he managed to grabb the win after the first two places have been changed many times. Papanikolaou rounded out the podium in third.
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X-Factory UK have officially announced the signing of Jon Dell to their team. Jon will be the 1/8th Off Road Team Manager for X-Factory UK and will be taking care of the team at this year’s BRCA Nationals, NEO race and all other large events during the course of the coming season.