JQRacing is giving European-based racers a last-minute chance to join the JQRacing EU Team! They’ve got a few sponsored driver spots available in some countries, and are accepting applications ahead of the busy spring/summer racing season ahead.
They’re asking interested racers to check out THELocator on THETeam website, and if there are no JQ Team drivers in your area, to fill in THETeam Application form.
Team Durango have launched their new Tech Tips video series with their factory support racer Travis Amezcua. In the first video of the weekly series, Travis explores the DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy and will showcase the all-new tuning and set-up options, fast and easy servicing features of the new buggy. Each video will allow you to understand the DNX8 through the hands of a racer who possesses a huge amount of experience.
PR Racing is one of the new boys on the RC scene, however it already has released 2WD and 4WD buggies and truggies. now it’s got a 2WD short course kit they’re calling the SC201. It’s loaded with the standard features, including 7075 aluminum chassis, sealed 2WD transmission, LiPo compatible battery tray and threaded aluminum shocks. It’s also got a unique feature that allows the motor to be fitted in the rear or set up in the middle of the chassis.
Pro-Line has released pictures of their new Enforcer body for the TLR 8ight T racing truck. Developed on the HB D8T of Ty Tessmann, Pro-Line and Ty have come up with a design that improves the stability of the truck at high speed and also aids steering. Made from thick, clear polycarbonate, the body includes easy to follow cut lines and painting masks for the windows, plus a set of Pro-line decals.
Check out this sweet movie from Pro-Line that highlights their new Chevy Silverado Axial SCX10 Trail Honcho, the unique-looking trail truck that replicates a pick-up truck that has had its cargo bed replaced with a roll cage. The truck has been made to look even more realistic by using the fantastic 1.9” Flat Iron tires!
Team Durango’s range of 2015 kits includes the DEX8T brushless 1/8th scale truggy, which is the truggy version of the DEX8 electric 1/8th race buggy – itself based on the DNX8 nitro racing buggy. The DEX8T is a mostly BIY (Build It Yourself) kit, in that it comes with assembled shock absorbers, differentials, steering knuckles and hubs.
One of the latest Team Durango kits released is the 2015 DEX8 brushless 1/8th buggy. Based on the DNX8 nitro version, it’s similar but of course has mountings for a large brushless motor and battery pack. The battery mount can fit from 2S to 4S batteries thanks to its hook-and-loop fastening, and the kit comes even partially assembled so you can get on the track faster than ever before.
Alex Hagberg and Hupo Honigl both converted their respective pole positions to victory at the EFRA 1/12th European Championships, here at the fantastic Hudy arena in Slovakia.
Alex was imperious in taking a 2 leg victory in the modified class to retain the championship the Swede won last year in Italy. Hupo also won in 2 legs, the Austrian taking a first win for new chassis supplier Serpent only weeks after joining the team.
After 6 rounds of qualifying for the 1/12th European Championship it was Sweden’s Alexander Hagberg who took Pole in the Modified class for Xray, with Serpent “new boy” Hupo Honigl taking the honours in Stock at the fantastic Hudy arena.
The track has been a major talking point, but for once not for any negative issue as early bumps have been smoothed out and grip levels are now both high and consistent, however the unforgiving nature of the layout that has really challenged all the drivers is bound to make for very exciting Finals as running clean, even at the front of the “A” final is going to be almost impossible!
Press continue for the whole story of qualifying and the grids for both A finals.