March 22, 2023

Leadfinger Racing A2 Tactic S14-4C bodyshell

American offroad bodyshell manufacturer Leadfinger Racing has added to their A2 Tactic line up with the aftermarket body specifically designed to fit the Sworkz S14-4C (Carpet Edition) 1:10 4WD buggy.  Following the recent release of the new 4wd buggy, customers immediately requested a body from Leadfinger that could offer up great looks and unmatched performance.  The new A2 Tactic body is a super low-profile design that is built for speed.  The perfectly raked windshield contours seamlessly to the roof line that includes an optional vent to help to keep electronics cooler. Finished off with a rear fin and spoiler, this combination delivers the perfect balance for stability and performance. There is no more concern for front wings that break or fall off during hard crashes. This wing securely mounts onto the front shock tower using both bulkhead screws.  Also included are two of our newest and most popular ‘Sniper Medium Weight Turf Wings.’  These wings are molded from a thicker material that will provide lasting performance for a much longer period.

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March 22, 2023

Willspeed RF3 B6.4 Conversion Kit

Following on from their TLR RF3, British specialist buggy manufacturer Willspeed has opened pre-orders for the Team Associated B6.4 version of their beautifully machined conversation kit.  Progressing on a successful 4 years since the incarnation of the RF2 conversion platform, utilising the same principles and philosophies now proven they have taken the design back to basics to keep the same integral properties but improve on further adjustability, tunability and durability resulting in an all new platform, we introduce the RF3.  The Willspeed RF3 conversion platform was designed and manufactured by engineers and racers alike for the true ultimate in performance on medium to high traction surfaces and this release is sure to be big for them with Team Associated’s 1:10 Buggy a benchmark chassis in 2WD racing.  Preorders are targeting to ship mid April.

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March 22, 2023

MST RMX 2.5/M Bevel gear differential

RC Drift specialist manufacturer MST has unveiled the upcoming release of a 60T Spur Gear Bevel Gear Differential suitable for their RMX 2.5 and upcoming RMX M 1:10 RWD drift cars.  The low awaited gear differential is an optional upgrade to the kit standard ball differential and is due to be available from June 2023.

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March 22, 2023

Hudy Extra Resistant Cleaning Brush

With the technical advances in RC racing the humble brush is still one of the best ways to clean your car and now Hudy has released a new Extra Resistant Cleaning Brush.  Available in two sizes, large 2.5″ & medium 2.0″, it features unique stiffer fibre bristles with additional resistance against oil and chemicals. With a black composite handle finished with stylish Hudy pattern this is a product that will be a part of your pit table set-up for years.

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March 22, 2023

Awesomatix A800R – Full Release Details

Having given initial details of its latest touring car offering back in January, Awesomatix has just released the full spec for its A800R with kits currently on their way to its global distribution network.  The A800R now features a new damper system which includes a Linear and Progressive damping option.  These are also quickly adjustable from the underside of the chassis without sliding the dampers in or out. Another advantage is that the dampening and the spring are entirely separate on the A800R; Changing the damper rate doesn’t affect spring rate anymore.  The car features a super short chassis to reduce chassis rub to increase corner speed.  New suspension armswere needed to keep the same wheelbase in combination with the shorter chassis.  Additionally, they have angled the lower bumper to reduce chassis rub under braking action, while adding a new upper  bumper plate which is an active part of front flex.  With the new damper design comes a new bulkhead design and upper arm holders for improved geometry.  Awesomatix include the all new ST112 Centering Screws (same as for D2 dampers mounts) which ensure a perfect and straight build to key the dampers and bulkheads to the lower chassis.

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March 22, 2023

Jackie Shum rejoins Yokomo factory team

Continuing to bolster its Asian Factory team having signed leading Indonesian racer Bowie Ginting last week, Team Yokomo has announced that top Hong Kong racer Jackie Shum has rejoined the brand.  Shum previous raced for Yokomo for 4-years before switching to Serpent at the end of 2020 but now returns to the Japanese manufacturer.  Commenting on the switch Shum said, “Firstly, I would like to thank Mr. Lau from Serpent for supporting my racing program in the past years.  But, Yokomo has always been where my heart belongs and I am excited to be rejoining the famous Japanese RC brand. I am looking forward to representing Yokomo in the best way possible for years to come.”

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March 22, 2023

BRCA LMP12 Nationals Rd 5 & 6 – Report

The concluding rounds of the 2023 BRCA LMP12 nationals took place last weekend at the new venue of the Chesterfield club in Alfreton. The Chesterfield club have been hosting 12th circuit nationals for many years, so it was great to be able to visit the club in their new venue following the redevelopment of their previous home.  Stock and modified classes were on track with around 75 drivers competing at the event. This weekend’s racing would see the conclusion of the Stock national championship which was the closest fought competition, having had four winners from four rounds up to this point. Going into the final two rounds the championship was tied between Andy Smith and Mark Stiles, with a further four drivers having the potential to win the championship.  The Chesterfield club now have a smaller track area than previously but laid a technical track that was all about carrying corner speed to maximise lap time. It was a track that rewarded the best drivers and perfect for the championship battle.

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March 21, 2023

Tebo announces ‘2023 will be last year as a ‘professional driver’

Jared Tebo has announced that 2023 will be his last year racing as a professional driver.  One of the true stars of the sport enjoying a very lengthy reign as as one of the best offroad racers in the world, the American has said 2023 will be his ‘farewell tour’.  The now 36 year old arrived on the RC scene at the age of 13 and since then has lived the ultimate dream of any young kid starting out in racing.  Making the ‘tough decision’, he said he is ‘fully content’ with his racing career and feels that he has nothing else ‘left to prove’ but mentally he is not enjoying the mindset needed to race competitively at the elite level.  Having had the opportunity to work with Jared for over half of his racing career, the first time being when he was Top Qualifier at the 2010 IFMAR 1:8 Offroad World Championship in Thailand, Red RC congratulations Jared on his racing achievements and would like to say thank you for all the racing entertainment over the years.  We look forward to working with him in his future journey in the industry.

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