1/10 Offroad News

SWORKz 1/10th buggy black competition shock springs

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SWORKz have introduced the new range of black compétition shock springs for their 1/10th off-road buggies. Tested by the Factory team, the black compétition shock springs will become more linear under compression for excellent feeling in a wide range of track conditions. They improve the handling over jumps and while landing and also corner speed even in bumpy conditions. The black compétition shock springs comes as pair in three different hardnesses for the front and the rear and marked for easy identification.

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LapMonitor waterproof transponder

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LapMonitor company have introduced a new transponder for its popular lap timing system. This new transponder is fully compatible with LapMonitor decoder and can be used to time up to 96 cars on the track. The transponder is now water resistant and weight only 5g for version with Molex connector and 7g for the version with receiver plug.

RC Concept subject to a winding-up proceedings

Source: Société.com

We have just learned that the French company RC Concept has been placed in bankruptcy. Launched 5 years ago by Sébastien Chaffardon, RC Concept was based on a team made up of Reno Savoya and Lee Martin but quickly only R. Savoya will continue to represent the brand as an ambassador on the international tracks. RC Concept offered a range of electronic products and nitro products with engines based on Picco and fuel specifically formulated and produced by Labema. No information about the guarantees has been provided so far.

XRAY XB2’20 aluminium front roll center holder

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XRAY have introduced a new aluminium front roll center holder for the XB2 series of buggies. The part is CNC-machined from high-quality 2mm Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum. The aluminium holder increases strength and makes the handling more precise and more forgiving and incorporates the front anti-roll bar mount.

XRAY XB2/XT2 aluminium steering arms & steering plate

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XRAY have introduced new aluminium steering arms and steering plate for rearward linkage mounting for the XB2 and XT2. The aluminium steering arms generate more precise steering. They feature mounting position for the steering linkage for an additional steering setting possibility. The steering arms are CNC-machined from high-quality Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum, come black coated and available in set of 2.

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Team Associated WC19 T-shirts

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Associated Electrics have introduced the new Team Associated WC19 T-shirts. These black T-shirts are 100% pre-shrunk cotton and feature colorful splashes behind the Team Associated logo emblazon on the front while the Champions by Design logo is on the back. The WC19 T-shirts are available in three sizes for youth and six for men.

Sousa & Maiorana win at 2019 Drumstick race

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This past weekend was held the 2019 Drumstick race at RC Clubhouse Hobby Shop & Race Track in Warren, Michigan. This race saw around 130 entries which is a pretty standard for this race every year. In the Modified 4WD buggy, Mark Sousa (XRAY/Pro-Line Racing) made a pass for the lead on lap one but then got together with the 2nd place driver and M.Sousa went back to last on the first lap. He was able to come through the pack all the way up to first and then slowly extended his lead from there to take the win from Mike Valentine Jr. (HB Racing/Performa Racing/Absolute Hobbyz) in 2nd and Seth Rippee (TLR/Tekin/Pro-Line Racing) in 3rd.

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Ryan Caveleri joins SWORKz 1/10th team

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SWORKz have announced the signing of Ryan Cavalieri to their 1/10th Factory team. Now the 4-time World Champion will use the full range of SWORKz off-road cars and the former Yokomo driver will be running in all major events in the USA in 1/10th scale.

Its really a great day for our young brand and factory team, that Ryan will join us in 1/10 too. In 1/10 we are on a good way and together with the experience of Ryan and the other factory pilots, we will succeed. The fact, that Ryan stays with us in 1/8 too, shows that our SWORKz team spirit of working together is a key factor to motivate top drivers to build with us the future of our brand SWORKz. – Max Sonnleitner