Wallace Motorsports have announced the signing of multi-time ROAR US National finalist and top California racer Chris Verano to their nitro on-road team for 2018. Chris will begin his racing season campaigning the WRC GTX 1.3, Ielasi Tuned engines and Hot Race tyres through out California and abroad. He brings years of industry and racing experience to the table and will be an asset for supporting and helping grow the Wallace brand out west. Chris had this to say about the new venture:
I would like to thank Diatta Collymore and Ben Wallace for the opportunity to be part of Wallace Motorsports. I am looking forward to racing and working with the growing Wallace Motorsports team in 2018.
Capital City Raceway played host to the 5th Annual Big Bend Shootout recently. Challenging racing conditions with a rough yet high grip track and cold weather made things interesting for the racers and in Pro Nitro Buggy it was Xray’s Landen Lewis who made the best out of the conditions, taking home the win in front of Tekno’s Kenny Morris Jr. and Serpent’s Will McGiver.
Thornhill Raceway of Hutto, Texas held their Toys for Tots race last weekend, raising $3000 and lots of toys for the good cause. Jason Woolridge (Xray) was top qualifier in Nitro and would also bring home the win from Xray teammate, Nick Vanderpool while Elliott Martinez rounded out the top 3 results. Over in E-Buggy it was again Jason Woolridge (Xray) with the win as Daniel Grobe (Xray) and Sean Gallagher (Mugen) completed the podium.
Muchmore have introduced a professional circle laser infrared thermometer. The compact device measures only 150x25x27mm and it weighs 54g without battery. It offers a measuring range of -33°C up to 500°C, it sports a backlit display and its 9:1 optical range circular laser pointer allows for precise temperature measurement of parts such as motor and engines, batteries, speed controllers, tyres and more.
Coming from Yeah Racing and made for the Futaba 7PX radio is an aluminium carrying handle. Machined from high-quality material and sporting with a black and white finish with silver edge details, the handle screws onto the back of the transmitter, protecting the radio to a certain degree while also make carrying it around easier.
Based off of the SCX10 II trail truck chassis is Axial’s new Trail Honcho 4WD RTR truck. The factory assembled vehicle comes equipped with the AX10 transmission, single-piece AR44 axles, Method Hole wheels, Falken Wildpeak M/T tyres and a set of four LED lights. A 35T brushed motor is part of the package as is the AE-5L speed controller, the water resistant TSX45 servo and a 3-receiver and 2-channel TTX200 SLT radio. The set is rounded out by a pick-up body shell with rear roll cage.
Last weekend saw round 3 of the RugRacers 2017/18 race series take place at Wodson Park. With severe weather warnings in place, some racers chose not to make the journey to a heavy snow covered Hertfordshire. The 44 drivers that braved the conditions were greeted by one of the best track layouts the RugRacer team have ever set out.
Coming from Exotek and made for the Tekno RC EB410 buggy are a couple of new optional parts. First up is a machined heavy duty 81T spur gear and mounting plate set for the stock centre gear diff. The much stronger machined delrin spur gear reduces the chances of stripped gears and includes the machined 7075 mounting plate with hardware. The 2-piece design also makes for quick and easy spur gear changes as owners do not have to open the gear diff and remove the outdrive, or refill the oils. In addition the alloy mounting plate provides cooling of the diff fluid for more consistent diff action. A 81t spur gear is included and the alloy mount also works with Exotek’s optional 72T spur.