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New Vector X-12L Short Course 550 Modified Motors!

Posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | in News | 1 Comment

The Vector X-12 brushless motors by LRP have set the standard in electric RC motor performance and have quickly become the motor to beat for high-level racing competitions. Now LRP has created this same high-level performance motor for 4×4 Short Course class racing. This means 4WD Short Course drivers can now take advantage of the World Championship-winning XTEC X-12 technology. Pretty cool, right? These will be available in February for $199 in 5.5-turn 550 brushless or 4.5 turn 550 brushless. Have fun!

Vector X12L

Here are the features:

• 550 Size – 75% longer magnet and stack for high power and torque
• HDS Technology – Optimized winding for power-hungry 4×4 Short Course trucks
• PreciSensor System – Revolutionary precise sensor positioning for great power, efficiency, and throttle feel
• 5mm output shaft
• Re-buildable
• Easy solder tabs

Kody Numedhal wins Field of Dreams Classic

Posted on Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | in News | No Comments

JConcepts team driver Kody Numedhal attended the 3rd annual Field of Dreams Classic in Garden City, Kansas this weekend. Top drivers entered the event from Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. Kody raced his Team Associated cars in qualifying, both equipped with JConcepts Bar Code tires on the pole for both 2wd Modified, and 4wd Modified buggy. In 4wd buggy, Kody dominated the event with wins in both A1 and A2. In 2wd buggy the event win would come down to the third A main, but once again Numedhal would find himself on top of the podium. Congratulations to Kody and JConcepts on taking home the wins in both 2wd Modified and 4wd Modified buggy at the 3rd annual Field of Dreams Classic!

Derek Guidry Wins January Jam

Posted on Tuesday, January 25th, 2011 | in News | No Comments

The first city-owned indoor offroad race track in the USA held its first annual January Jam race this weekend! The Flowood R/C Indoor Park has been open since the first of December and you won’t find a finer facility anywhere. They had 85 entries with 120 vehicles. They ran ten classes. The race 10 a.m. and ended at 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Bubba Barham, President of Trackseekers R/C Club said they took a vote after two qualifiers to see if they wanted to run the third qualifier and the majority wanted to stay and run it.

“It exceeded any and all our expectations.”

Drivers came from Dallas, Atlanta, with many from Lousisiana. Derek Guidry, racing a Team Associated RC8B and RC8T, Top Qualified in both Expert Buggy and Truggy and won first place in both. He had some serious competition with Jason Wendling, Denver Houghton, Reggie Tongue, Brady Walton, and John Tabony chasing him. What a cool new event and it will be interesting to see what else they run here this year.

Is Your Kid Too Young For An RC?

Posted on Monday, January 24th, 2011 | in Advice | 9 Comments

So here’s the deal – you love RC’s and your child is begging you to let them drive. You really want to pass on the hobby to your young boy or girl but aren’t sure if they’re ready for it? Well, not every child is the same and a lot of it depends on the maturity and the interest of the individual child. But there are a few general rules and advice I can give you. Read on »»

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