March 1, 2024

JConcepts RC10B7 precut chassis protective sheet

JConcepts continues its tradition of making tape since 2008 with the newest release of the RC10B7 | RC10B7D chassis protective sheet.  Pre-cut to perfection, lining up to the popular new buggy, the abstract design catches the eye and carries on a legacy of high-end chassis protectors.  The 2-piece design, which includes three separate rear chassis pieces features italicised graphics in a high-speed fashion, embodies all that is great about competition.  The chassis protective sheet is produced in a highly durable material making it ideal for carpet, turf, and dirt off-road racing.  The profile lines the chassis shape and tucks into the front kick-up of the chassis and rests underneath the bumper to limit forward edge access.  Out of the JConcepts Speed Laboratory, the neutral colours and layout match any racing scheme at the track and looks quick while doing it.  With 2 complete sheets included per package, the durable and resilient material fits each chassis layout like a glove and adds protection and style in one easy package.  While it’s not easy to re-invent the chassis sheet, JConcepts, along with Ryan Maifield, also offer a ‘No Apologies’ RM2 version of the sheet.

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February 28, 2024

SNOR’24 by PicNic – Announcement

The opening round of  the SNOR (Serial Nacional de OffRoad RC de México) National Series takes place in Guadalajara, Mexico, on March 8-10 with the host club PicNic Royal Club unveiling the track that awaits racer.  Wanting to kick off the four round 1:8 Offroad series with one of the most impressive tracks ever built in Mexico, the club brought in US track builder Anthony Westergaard of Factory Tracks to create it.  As well as national racers the event has attracted a number of international race who will make the trip to Guadalajara city to race on the sugared track.

Source: SNOR RC México [Facebook]

February 28, 2024

Lutz confirmed for Philippine Masters debut

With the best electric touring car drivers in Asia this week for the legendary TITC in Bangkok, its offroad equivalent, the Philippine Masters, has confirmed Kyosho’s Ryan Lutz will make the trip to Manila for the April 18-21 event.  Having established itself as Asia’s biggest annual 1:8 Offroad race, this is the 12th edition and will be Lutz’s debut appearance at the Philippine Masters which is famed for its truly unique vibe that lives up to the nations tourism tagline ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’.  This year the race will count as the second round of the Asian Buggy Championships with Lutz the current standings leader having won the season opener in New Zealand recently.  Commenting on the news Lutz said, “After a fantastic first round in New Zealand I am blessed to continue the journey to round two in Manila, Philippines at the Philippine Masters ‘24.  Edward Sio has been after me for so many years to attend and finally, the schedule allows this year.  I can’t wait to battle it out on what has always looked like one of the most amazing R/C tracks on the planet.  And I have heard nothing but amazing things about the track, facility, and the Philippines themselves from everyone who knows I’m coming.  I’m excited for the adventure to start!”

Source: Asian Buggy Championships [Facebook]

February 28, 2024

JConcepts RC10B7 F2 body

JConcepts has released its F2 body for the new Team Associated RC10B7 1:10 2WD Buggy platform.  As the release of the RC10B7 | RC10B7D dropped, JConcepts set off to incorporate all the functionality of the IFMAR World Championship winning shell and wrapped it around the newest dynamo from Team Associated.  The exclusive composition of the cab, extra rear windows, louvered roof all tied together with Finnisher “V” configuration makes the F2 a classic performer.  The championship winning item includes two of the 6.5” Carpet | Turf | Dirt wing which is now a standard racing item around the world.  The body includes all trim and window lines scribed on the body and masks to quickly cover the inside of the windows to perform user generated painting technique.

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February 27, 2024

Xray XB2 Alu Front Roll-Center Holder

Xray has released an Aluminium Front Roll-Center Holder for use with its Bridge Upper Deck  on its XB2 1:10 2WD Buggy.  Also fitting the XT2 Stadium Truck,  it increases strength, reliability and makes the handling more precise and more forgiving.  The super-strong aluminium holder features two-roll centre positions and is CNC-machined from high-quality Swiss 7075 T6 aluminium.  For this part, M3x16 screws must be used instead of the kit’s M3x14 screws.

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February 26, 2024

Pålsson & Ronnefalk win at Euro Buggy Masters

Schumacher’s Jessica Pålsson and Xray’s David Ronnefalk took the spoils at the annual Euro Buggy Masters in Sweden, this year’s event also doubling up as the Warm-up Race for the EFRA 1:10 Offroad European Championships.  In 2WD it was the Xray of Hampus Berg who took the TQ after taking two of the five qualifiers.  Behind the Swede it was Pålsson fastest in Q2 who would start second ahead of Sworkz’ Joern Nuemann, Ronnefalk and the Associated of reigning European Champion Marcus Kaerup.  In 4WD it was Ronnefalk was Top Qualifier over  Kaerup, both drivers recording two TQ runs each.  Fastest in the final round Pålsson would complete the Top 3 on the grid from Berg.  In Sunday’s finals it was Pålsson who took the first A-Main as Berg had a DNF.  Berg would bounce back to take A2 and leading A3 with with 30 seconds to go he taken out from behind dropping to fourth handing the overall win to Pålsson as the A3 win secured Ronnefalk the final podium placing at the Malmo based event.  In 4WD, Ronnefalk failed to capitalised on starting out front in A1 with a mistake ending his challenge and allowing Kaerup to take the win.  He would reset for A2 however and convert pole into wins in A2 and 3 to claim the overall ahead of Kaerup and Pålsson.

Image: Jessica Pålsson Motorsport [Facebook]

February 26, 2024

FlySky adds Neumann

FlySky has secured yet another World Champion who will use their Noble Pro radio with the announcement that Jörn Neumann will officially represent the Chinese brand.  Best known for his offroad racing exploits, his latest win being at MIBO International, the German is the current IFMAR 1:8 GTE World Cup Champion and was World Champion of the nitro category in 2020.  An 8-time European Champion and first ever European winner of the legendary offroad Reedy Race of Champions, commenting on his new deal Neumann said, ‘I am using the Flysky Noble Pro for a while now and really like it.  It feels perfect in the hands and it has a wide range of adjustments to get you perfectly set-up for every condition.’

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February 24, 2024

Hills Offroad RC announced as 1:10 Offroad Worlds host

RCRA, the governing body of RC racing in Australia, has announced the Hills Offroad RC track as the host venue for the 2025 IFMAR 1:10 Electric Offroad World Championships.  With it the turn of the FEMCA Bloc to host the championships, Australia was awarded the 20th running of the category’s biggest prize during the 2023 World Championships in Arizona, with a number of tracks emerging as candidates for the event.  Based in the Castle Hill suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, the hosting of the WC will coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Hills Offroad RC club which was founded the same year as IFMAR hosted the first ever 1:10 Offroad Worlds – 1985 in Del Mar, USA.  One of the premier offroad track in the country, the club has hosted the Australian Nationals and will do so again this year along with the NSW State titles.  While Worlds dates have still to be confirmed but expected to be between September & November, making the announcement RCRA posted, ‘It is now with Great Pleasure we can announce that Hills Off Road RC has been formally selected as official venue of the 2025 IFMAR 1:10 Off Road Electric World Championships on behalf of FEMCA as the Host Bloc!  We would like to extend a big congratulations to Peter Couper and the rest of the Hills Off Road Club for presenting a very strong submission that will form the basis of the Stage 1 Report to be presented to IFMAR for Final Approval.’

Source: Hills Offroad RC [Facebook]