REDS launches fresh new website

REDS Website

REDS Racing is pleased to announce the launch of their all-new website! The new site includes a list of new features, and is designed to be easier to navigate whether you are surfing desktop or on your mobile device!

CLICK HERE to visit the new REDS Racing site!

Storey wins Silverstone Series Rd.3


The third round of the popular Silverstone Winter Series was held at their indoor astroturf track in Northampton last weekend. As ever, the Silverstone team built a challenging yet flowing track to test the full entry of drivers. In the main 2wd class, the Schumacher KF’s of Lloyd Storey and Nathan Waters took all four rounds of qualifying, with two each. Lloyd took the overall TQ by virtue of the faster time over 5 minutes, and would line up on pole for the A final. Nathan stayed on Lloyd’s tail for the entire length of the final, but Lloyd managed to take the win just ahead of Nathan, closely followed by Kev Lee in 3rd.

Source: Schumacher

Lutz Pro Tip: Setting throttle endpoint


When it comes to nitro racing, it is crucial that your engine be setup properly. Part of that setup is setting throttle endpoints. Many overlook the importance of this step, and/or don’t actually know the proper way to do so. Our good friend Ryan Lutz has sat down to share his latest ‘Pro Tip’, which explains the proper way to set your throttle endpoint.

Source: Lutz R/C

Amezcua doubles at Mexican Regional

Mexican Regionals

Rafael Amezcua, the Mugen Seiki / HobbyShop.MX driver, scored a double win at the last round of the Mexican Offroad Regionals at Colima, Mexico. Drivers from Colima, Guadalajara, Monterrey, and Puerto Vallarta gathered at the beautiful Colima track to race 1/8 Buggy and Truggy Nitro Classes.

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RB goes shorty with new LiPo pack

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RB expands his battery range with their all-new 4200mAh 100C ‘shorty’ LiPo pack. The high performance battery is designed for serious racers and provides the latest in RB battery technology. Features a black case with chrome RB labeling, and weighs in at 201 grams. Includes Dean’s high current connectors, silicone wrapped wires, balance connector, and instruction manual.

Source: RB

Martin wins Swindon Winter Rd.3

Lee Martin

Round 3 of the Swindon Winter Championship took place in the UK this past weekend. After some great racing, the overall win belonged to Mugen Seiki’s Lee Martin. SWORKz driver Kevin Brunsden followed a close second, with Jack Embling in third. All three drivers finished on the lead lap, and until a minor mistake on lap 13 by Brunsden, Martin was in hot pursuit from the SWORKz machine in second. Nick Blackwell and Chris Lovell rounded out the top 5 for the day.

Source: Swindon R/C

Hobbico bids farewell to Thunder Tiger

TT Goodbye

With the announcement of HRP taking over North American distribution of Thunder Tiger products yesterday, Hobbico bids farewell to the Thunder Tiger brand in an official press release today:

“Hobbico is terminating distribution and support of Thunder Tiger products effective December 31, 2014. This includes discontinuation of the Thunder Tiger brand as well as the Ace RC brand.

Hobbico has a limited amount of inventory that will be available as supplies last or until the end of the year. We suggest that dealers and consumers secure what they need to cover them through the transition period. All Thunder Tiger backorders will be canceled. Hobbico will continue to provide product support services through the end of December 2014. Hobbico will also support Thunder Tiger team members through the this timeframe. Parts and kits will be available for team members as long as current supplies last until December 31, 2014. Product support inquiries after December 31, 2014 should be made to HRP Distributing.”

Source: Hobbico
Photo courtesy of Parker’s UK

XRAY goes steel with XB4 bevel gears

XB4 Steel Gear

XRAY has just released their new steel differential bevel gears for the XB4 lineup. These new gears are made up of high strength hardened steel and are designed to improve reliability and lifespan of your gears/differentials. XRAY has released a 35T bevel gear, and a 14T bevel drive gear. The two combined are highly recommended, especially in high traction conditions where the differentials are working overtime.

Source: XRAY

Sturdy crowned VRC SC World Champ


Surprise from ‘down under’: Chris Sturdy is the new VRC World Champion Open Class SC Trucks! A fantastic drive for this CLUB level racer, beating the very best PRO racers in this class! The 18 year old Aussie was a big unknown, finishing just 69th in the Season 3 Series, but at this Worlds he got his act together to finish 1 lap clear of Wollanka and Loriot who made up the podium.

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ProTek’s new TruTemp Thermometer

ProTek Thermometer

ProTek R/C has just released their new “TruTemp” Infrared Thermometer. This nifty gadget will give you an instant, accurate temperature reading of your electric motor, nitro engine, battery pack or any other heat sensitive equipment. The large LCD screen is easily read day or night thanks to its bright backlight display. The TruTemp Thermometer features four modes: Quick, Scan, Max. Value and Min. Value. It can also be switched between Fahrenheit and Celsius scales with a range of -40°–716°F (-40°C–380°C). To conserve the TruTemp’s battery life an auto-off timer is preset from the factory for 1-minute.  When your vehicle’s performance and high-end components are on the line, reach for a ProTek R/C TruTemp Infrared Thermometer every time.