1/8 Offroad News

Tasos Paparegas wins at Greek Champs


A round of the Greek National Championship was held in beautifull island of Kefalonia in Greece. The club prepared a very fast track layout with some big jumps. Tasos Paparegas (XRAY) would sweep the race. The Greek Champion took the overall TQ and the win in front of Ioannis Papanikolaou (Kyosho) in second and his team mate Aris Bornovas in third.

1up Racing Pro Pit iron

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Coming soon from 1up Racing is the Pro Pit iron. Small but mighty is the best way to describe this feature-packed tool. With it’s included 24v power source, the Pro Pit iron heats and is ready to use in under 10 seconds! An easy-to-read LCD display offers accurate adjustment of the 100-400°C (200-750°F) temperature range. 1up Boost mode offers a nearly instant temperature increase to 450°C (850°F) at the press of a button, making easy work of thick gauge wires. The Pro Pit Iron automatically cools to 200°C after 2 minutes of inactivity to prolong the life of the tip, and shuts down completely after 10 minutes of inactivity.

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Evan Jones double at Psycho Nitro Blast 2018


The 2018 edition of the Psycho Nitro Blast was held last weekend in White Pine, Tennessee. Evan Jones (XRAY) would sweep the Open nitro buggy and E-buggy classes. Jones took the overall TQ and the win in both classes from Ryan Pacheco and Jordan Singletary in Open Nitro Buggy while Zach Noia and Ben Pinover rounded out the top 3 in Open E-Buggy. In Open Nitro Truggy it was Jordan Singletary who took the TQ but in final it was Kayla Espinel who brought home the win from Ryan Pacheco in second and Cowboy Risser in third.

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T-Work’s MP9 TKI4 aluminium option parts

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T-Work’s have introduced new aluminium option parts for the Kyosho MP9 TKI3/4 in the form of front and rear shock towers and front upper suspension mount. The options parts are machined from high-quality 7075-T6 aluminium and come hard coated, black anodised and laser-etched. The rear shock tower uses stock geometry while the front shock tower uses “S” high camber mount with mounting holes set 2mm higher to deliver faster corner speeds. The front upper suspension mount is designed to be used with the Kyosho high camber mount shock towers. When combined with the correct shock towers it helps to provide faster corner speeds.

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Pro-Line Slide Lock 1/8 buggy tyres

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Pro-Line have introduced the Slide Lock tyres for 1/8 nitro buggy and E-buggy. Specifically designed for smooth and low grip tracks, the Slide Lock features a pattern of small, tightly packed hexagon and triangle shaped pins so you can lay down as much rubber as possible. The tread on the Slide Lock is laid out wider across the tire carcass for a flatter profile overall compared to other Pro-Line 1/8 tyres. Each hexagon pin has a deep sipe down the middle of the tread for added flex and grip on even the slickest of surfaces. The built-in tread flex means you can run harder compounds for longer wear and still have good traction when you need it. The large and stiff side pins reach far down the sidewall to reduce edginess as much as possible. The Slide Lock tyres are available in X2 (medium), X3 (Soft), M3 (Soft) and M4 (Super Soft) compounds and including blue closed cell inserts.

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2018 TLR Cup announcement

See: Team Losi Racing

TLR is proud to announce that the first round of the TLR Cup will be held at the Horizon Hobby RC Fest with over $7000.00 in CASH and PRIZES! Round one will take place in Monticello, IL on June 1st – 3rd during the Horizon Hobby RC Fest and it will be a 1/8 Scale only event with Nitro Buggy, Nitro Truggy and E-Buggy. Not only will there be over $7000.00 in cash and prizes, the race will have a unique two day race format for more track time. To ensure the race program will run smoothly and in the allotted time frame, there will be a limit of only one hundred entries (100) so click on the link below and get sign up today!

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Yuchi Kanai continues with REDS

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REDS Racing have announced that Yuichi Kanai has re-signed his contract for 2018 racing season. REDS Racing stated that they are very pleased about the re-confirmation of his involvement in their team especially after years of development together. Yuchi had the following to say:

“I can use a REDS engine again, and it’s honor. The performance and the design are wonderful for a REDS engine. I like this REDS engine very much” .

2018 Flash Point Season Opener report

See: LCRC Raceway

Over the weekend, LCRC Raceway located in Central Pennsylvania hosted 232 Entries for their 2018 Flash Point Season Opener held on Saturday, April 14th. Racers from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio, and more traveled to LCRC to enjoy the beautiful 80 degree temperatures Mother Nature provided the area for both the Friday practice, as well as Saturday’s racing. The LCRC staff quickly got racing under way on schedule in the morning, allowing for 2 rounds of qualifying and mains to be completed around 11:00pm. Along with all the great racing, the LCRC crew was able to hand out great product giveaways to racers.

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