Joan Espasa continues with 6MIK

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French brand 6MIK have announced the contract extension with the spanish driver Joan Espasa. After some success on racing scene last year, Joan will use the new range of 6MIK’s tyres with the already successful Barracuda and brand new Ultra rims and close cell inserts and of course the Optima range of products during the 2018 season.

XRAY XB8 medium hardness composite front suspension arms


XRAY have introduced new medium hardness composite front suspension arms for the XB8. The medium-hardness front lower and upper suspension arms are made from high-tech composite material. The exclusive composite mixture used for suspension arms gives a perfect balance between reliability and performance. the suspension arms are rigid enough for a responsive feel, yet soft enough for extreme durability. The medium-hardness arms are suitable for most track conditions, especially medium-traction tracks. Universal design allows the arms to be used on both left and right sides.

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Schimmel & Woodyard win season opener race


Last weekend was held a season opener race at Thunder Alley in Wilson, NC. In the nitro buggy qualifying XRAY driver Brennan Schimmel took the overall TQ in both nitro buggy and nitro truggy. In the nitro buggy final Austin Woodyard and Brennan moved away from the pack and Brennan kept in touch for part of the race and in the end Austin managed to took the win. Despite a extra pit, Brennan was able to take the second place and Ken Rand the third. In the nitro truggy final Brennan clipped a pipe and dropped to about 5th. He worked his way back up and battled with Michael Kramer for a few minutes and started to check out and go on the lap the field to take the overall win. Michael Kraemer and Leornard Murray rounded out the top 3.

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Lunsford MBX8 titanium pillow balls & screw sets

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Lunsford Racing have introduced new titanium pillow balls and titanium screw sets for the Mugen MBX8. First up are two upper or lower titanium pillow balls. They made of high-quality Grade 5 titanium, machined from center-less ground titanium and feature a nano accurate threading process. Next up are the titanium screw sets. The first set is a 26-piece of titanium screws for the bottom while the second set is a 148-piece of titanium screws for the top. Both set are made of high-quality Grade 5 titanium and machined from center-less ground titanium. The screws feature a hand-fed thread rolling process and they have a broached head.

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Answer RC D8 series carbon arm stiffeners

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Answer RC have introduced new carbon arm stiffeners for the HB Racing D8 series including D812, D815 and D817. These UK made items vary in several ways to the standard HB parts and other Answer’s brand parts in so far as they do not use countersunk holes for the securing screws giving a two fold benefit:

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6MIK introduces new pit stool

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6MIK have introduced their new pit stool. The stool provides comfort and stability during pit’s work so that you can focus on your vehicle. The stool features a black durable vinyl covered foam seat top and comes embroidered with the 6MIK logo on top. The tripod is fitted with double braced struts and large rubber feet for increased stability, and ergonomic wingnuts and wingbolts for precise customisation of your height. The stool is easy to mount/dismount for easy storage.

Jared Phair takes double INES titles


This past weekend 46RC hosted the final round of the INES Points Series. Track conditions were great with watering mid-round providing more consistent grip. Tight, red clay running extra soft slicks with aggressive tire sauce was what worked best at this track. 2WD and 4WD A finals were tight and after pulling away from the pack XRAY driver Jared Phair took the second place in both classes allowing him to take the title in 2WD and 4WD. Stephen Maizer in second and Bryan Kata in third rounded out the overall ranking in both 4WD and 2WD Mod Buggy.

T-Work’s XB4 aluminium centre driveshafts

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T-Work’s have introduced two aluminium centre driveshafts for the XRAY XB4’18/17. Measuring 66mm for the front and 99mm for the rear, they are made from 7075-T6 aluminium and come with a hard-coated coated surface for wear. The centre driveshafts thanks to their low rotational weight will increase both acceleration and braking performance. They are available separately or as set.

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