JC puts ‘Finnishing’ touches on the 22

JConcepts TLR 22 Finnisher

The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with Ryan Maifield to develop a hot, new style body, specifically for the TLR 22 2.0 vehicle. The Finnisher for the 22 is a completely tightened design, slimming the overall look of the popular vehicle. JConcepts knows 1/10 offroad, and coming off the recent success of the Finnisher bodies, the designers adapted elements from the current fleet to create the ultimate high-grip, mid-motor body design.

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HUDY sees the light with new pit lamp

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HUDY has just released their new professional R/C pit lamp with powerful yet energy-saving LED light. The compact, lightweight lamp has an aluminum frame and a small removable base to give 2 options for small or ultra-small footprint. The 5500-6000K LED light has 3 brightness adjustments with a high-sensitivity touch dimmer for easy control, and the anti-glare light diffusor reduces visual fatigue. An integrated racing display, powered by a built-in battery, includes: clock (12/24hr), date, and temperature (°C/°F). A built-in LED charge indicator gives a visual indication of charge, and charging is done by USB cable (included).

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TLR releases Nats winning 22 chassis

TLR 22 Short Chassis

The TLR Race Team has done extensive testing over the summer running multiple different lengths of prototype chassis to determine which offers the best performance for the 22 2.0. Needless to say, the chassis testing resulted in optimal performance from the -2.5mm length prototype, and TLR has now brought this to market. The -2.5mm wheelbase helps the 22 2.0 enter the turn a little quicker, rotate quicker and have better drive off the turn, which improves the overall balance and feel, especially in mid-motor. This setup improvement helped Dakotah Phend win the 2014 ROAR Nationals with Ryan Maifield winning A3 for a TLR A-Main Sweep.

The chassis also keeps the competitive stock racers in mind, having additional pockets milled throughout to lighten the chassis by 15-17g each. This lighter chassis makes it even easier to get the 22 2.0 down to the ROAR minimum weight, but has shown no signs of being less durable than the stock chassis. The -2.5mm chassis is a direct fit part that will replace the stock 22 and 22 2.0 chassis with no other modifications required.

Source: TLR

BeeDee’s brings RTR Spyder to the UK

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Bernard Durand’s Racing Experience is bringing new ‘Spyders’ to the UK, as the company has announced the arrival of the Serpent Spyder RTR lineup! The Spyder RTR lineup is proven around the world to be made up of the same race winning DNA found in the kit versions, and thanks to BeeDee’s is now available to UK racers. The RTR buggy is equipped with 2.4gHz radio system, waterproof ESC, 3600kV motor, and more!

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Pineda keeps Spanish title fight alive

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In the third round of the 2WD Spanish Championship, Carlos Pineda notched up a fantastic win to take the Spanish Championship down to the wire. Carlos put in a superb performance to take the overall TQ and win ahead of superstar Robert Battle. The pair fought hard for the overall win, but Carlos maintained a consistent pace to win legs 1 and 2. A fantastic show for Team Associated, and especially Carlos for keeping the championship fight alive heading into the final round.

Source: Team Associated

NCT triple for Chris Bridgewater

Chris Bridgewater

The Northwest Championship Tour is an outdoor series that runs throughout the Pacific Northwest, drawing top drivers from the region and is represented by all of the top manufacturers. The series spans six events, bringing turnouts beyond 300 entries. Typical of the Great Northwest, a wide array of weather was seen during the series.

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Alsop continues with HPI/HB for 2015

Graham Also

After a quite successful racing season in 2014, HPI Racing and HotBodies is proud to announce that UK superstar Graham Alsop has extended his contract through 2015. Graham says, “Awesome car, unbelievable reliability, and an all-round fantastic product. Can’t wait to get my hands on the new parts, roll on 2015!”

Source: HPI Racing

Evans doubles up at Lunsford Race

Evans Lunsford Race

The first ever Lunsford Race was hosted this past weekend at North West Hobbies in Albany, Oregon. The event gathered many of the of northwestern United States top drivers, including a special appearance from Team Losi Racing’s Dustin Evans. Evans made the trip north from California equipped to race the 2wd and 4wd Modified Buggy classes. His flight home included not only his cars, but some impressive first place hardware as well. Read more…

The EOS gets set to kickoff in Poland

EOS Poland Preview

Season #4 of the Euro Offroad Series kicks off this weekend (24-26 October) at Poland’s largest hobby exhibition with the 1:10 Offroad championship’s international entry set once again to showcase R/C racing in front of over 40,000 show goers. The third year running that the EOS season will commence in the city of Poznan as part of ‘Hobby’, it will be the first time that the entry for the championship’s buggy classes will be headed by separate drivers. Chasing a fourth consecutive title, Joern Nuemann heads the 4WD Buggy entry while his 2WD Buggy Championship nemesis Naoto Matsukura makes the trip from Japan for the first time to one of Poland’s oldest cities.

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Tasos takes Greek Championship win

XRAY Greek Win

The last round of Greek 1/8 Buggy Championship took place in Athens at Zorri Track. The weather was sunny and hot, and the track very difficult. Tasos came from North of Greece to compete against the local drivers who raced at the same track 1 weekend ago. He started with a great pace and took the win in the first qualifier, and would take TQ.

In the Final, Tasos started out front with locals Makropoulos, Tsigkos and Perogianakis behind him pushing hard. A small stone lodged in between his chassis and front arm of Tasos car, dropping him back 11 seconds out of first. With only a short time to go, the stone fell out, allowing the car to once again work properly. Tasos then charged his way back to the front, taking an impressive win over Zagorisos and Makropoulos.

Source: XRAY