Las Vegas Sidewinder Race cut to single day


Our friends at Rugspin Graphix are in Las Vegas for the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion event – the final event prior to the 2016 Worlds host venue being closed for a couple of months before hosting the Championships. Rugspin report the following:

“BREAKING NEWS……… Sidewinder Race has been cut down to a 1 day event. With the excessive heat and the lower than expected turnout officials and racers decided to make it a 1 day event instead. Mains are estimated to wrap up sometime around 9 or 10 this evening. ”

With only a handful of ‘top’ names present at the event, and temperatures in the 100s-110s (40+ C) it would seem like a sound decision.

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Pro-Line unveil D815 Predator Body


Website: Pro-Line

Employing the same strategy as the Worlds last time round by releasing a new body a few months prior to the main event & previously seen at the Worlds warm up back in May in the capable hands of Ty Tessmann, and likely being used this weekend once again at the Sidewinder race held in Las Vegas – Pro-Line finally formally unveil their new Predator Clear Body for HB D815.

The Pro-Line Predator takes design features from the Phantom and Type-R bodies to create a whole new look and balanced performance in any condition.

Perhaps most excitingly, ‘The body also includes a high downforce nose piece for increased front traction along with a standard nose piece.’ See the last thumbnail – it kind of looks like a shovel ?!

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SOAR vs. HPI Case, statements from both, Updated – saga continues

The SOAR vs HPI case hit the headlines a couple of days ago, we received the first initial contact from Didian Ho of SOAR Seiki detailing how the company had support HPI prior to the company going into administration.

Subsequently as many will know within the industry, the company Ripmax bought HPI Racing and trading has continued, however with any company entering administration there are typically signifcant amounts of paperwork that require sifting through…

SOAR put out the following statement two days ago, we reached out to HPI for a reply, continue reading the statements after the jump…


Update: July 29th, SOAR have in turn replied to HPI’s response to their initial statement – see bottom of article

SOAR Announcement:

“The negotiation between SOAR and HPI:

We tried our best to communicate with HPI (Ripmax) in details, but the reply was paying 20% the debt every four months. In the game like that ,HPI never clear any stages. They already had failed to keep their words for many times. HPI went bankrupt for a few times in recent five years and their layaway plan never worked. In addition, there’s something everyone should know.-HPI’s behavior might have resulted in the bankrupt of many manufacturers which worked with them. That cannot be forgiven.

Continue reading here

XRAY XB2 2.5mm graphite chassis


XRAY have introduced a 2.5mm graphite chassis for both XB2 Carpet and Dirt Edition. The graphite chassis is machined from premium grade 2.5mm thick graphite material and it improves the traction and is suggested especially for low to medium traction conditions.

Website: XRAY

More photos here

Maxim Laverychev is Russian National Champion

top3 Russian National


Most of Russian drivers was attended at the 2016 Russian National Championship in Saint-Petersburg, the “Northern capital” of Russia. The RC track “RC ORDA” was built last year by a group of local enthusiasts and hosted already 2 big events, the Cup of Russia 2015 and 2016. This Year there was new layout and new surface so it was tricky for all the drivers. Maxim Laverychev won the race and the Russian National tittle in front of Stanislav Glebov and Dmitry Gribov second and third respectively.

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Karel Hajek wins at Senior race Rd5

Senior race Rd5 podium


The 5th round of Senior race was held in Horni Jeleni, Czech republic. In qualifying rounds Karel Hajek took the TQ ahead Otto Götzl away from the track for racing since one year. In the final Karel Hajek will continue its momentum and win the race in front of Míra Fedeleš in second and Otto Götzl in third.

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ProStar Ferodo brake pads

ProStar Ferodo brake pads

See: ProStar R/C

ProStar have introduced new Ferodo brake pads for Team Associated RC8B3, Mugen MBX7 and SWORKz buggies and truggies. The use of Fedoro allows for a more consistent feel throughout the race as your brakes warm up and practically if not eliminates brake fade found with other stock pads. The design of these pads increases the surface area on your brake disk for better more consistent stopping power with less heat generated. Use with ProStar’s Titanium brake disk make a great combo. The set includes 4 pads and it is available for pre-order now.

Arrowmax 14.8V 6750mAh 4S LiPo pack

Arrowmax 14.8V 6750mAh 4S LiPo pack

Arrowmax further expand its Li-Po battery range by introducing the 4S 14.8V for 1/8th EP buggy application. Available in 6750mAh using high quality batteries with 55C continuous and 110C burst rate this LiPo battery has a hard case design and measure at 139mmx 47mmx 48mm, comes with a pre-solder T-plugs and balancing plug.

Website: Arrowmax

MIP B5/B6 Bi-Metal Drive System

MIP B5-B6 Bi-Metal Drive System

MIP have introduced all new Bi-Metal Drive System for the Team Associated B6 and B5. Featuring a two piece bi-metal outdrive that is comprised of both 7075–T6 aluminum and high grade heat tempered machine steel, this diff alone will shred 30% off of your OEM rotating mass, which equates to quicker acceleration without compromising strength. Being that the diff outputs are steel, it’s fully compatible with the highly successful MIP Roller Pucks which have a 360 degree wear pattern and of course are 100% replaceable.

Website: MIP

Team Redcat unveiled TR-MT10E 1/10 RTR Monster Truck


See: Team Redcat

Team Redcat have introduced his first 1/10 scale monster truck, The TR-MT10E. The TR-MT10E is ready to run out of the box, just add your own LIPO battery and charger. If you think you’ve experienced the ultimate in 1/10 scale monster truck excitement, think again! The TR-MT10E is an all new Team Redcat design with crazy power and awesome handling. Not only is the TR-MT10E super exciting, it’s also durable with its reinforced differentials, hardened steel driveshafts, high quality ball bearings throughout, durable long travel suspension, offroad front bumper with working LEDs, and the TR-MT10E offers multiple levels of  adjustability.

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