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Chris Wheeler KBRL Rd4

Posted on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 | in News | 1 Comment

Team Losi’s Chris Wheeler performed well in Round 4 of the KBRL Nitro series, which took place at Scottsdale RC, home to the Cactus Classic, one of his favorite races.  The Cactus Classic is one of the largest electric off road races each year and it always draws a big crowd and is a showcase of talent and exciting racing. This racing event was no different than the Classic, only this time nitro buggys and truggys would be the vehicles to hit the track!

Chris Wheeler and his 8 2.0 buggy would be the team to beat in qualifying as he set the pace in rounds one and two, to take the overall top qualifying spot for the 20 minute main. Fellow Team Losi Driver Billy Fischer challenged Wheeler in the final, taking the lead for about half the race. Chris took back the lead and battled Max Flur, but was able to seal the deal in first, with Flur taking second place. Rounding out the expert buggy Losi podium was TRL’s Casey Peck. Good wins for Team Losi Racing!

Traxxas Sets New Awards Record

Posted on Monday, January 10th, 2011 | in News | 1 Comment

RC company Traxxas has once again set a new record this year for receiving 18 awards from leading RC Magazines!!

The Traxxas Slash 4X4 was named “Truck of the Year” by the editors of Radio Control Car Action, and R/C Cars’ editors named Slash 4X4 one of their “10 Best.” Radio Control Car Action’s readers also selected the Slash 4X4 as their “Best Innovation”pick in the Readers’ Choice Awards.

The 2WD Traxxas Slash was a big winner in 2009 and didn’t stop this year with “Best Truck” awards from the readers of RC Car Action and RC Driver, and the editors of Xtreme RC Cars named Slash the Best Short Course Truck.

Along with those, Traxxas also earned awards for the new 1/16 E-Revo and Slash, E-Revo, Revo 3.3, Nitro 4-Tec 3.3, and Slayer 3.3. RC Car Action’s readers named the Revo 3.3 their “Best Nitro Truck,” making the Revo undefeated in the Nitro Truck category for another year.

The editors of R/C Car named the Traxxas Off-Road Championship (TORC) as one of their “10 Best,” citing the TORC series’ success in spreading the word about our exciting hobby to a vast new group of potential R/C enthusiasts.

That is a pretty big milestone for Traxxas and I am sure they are proud for all of the recognition.

New Nitro Engine From Reedy

Posted on Monday, January 10th, 2011 | in News | No Comments

Just reading up on Team Associated’s website and saw that the long long awaited Reedy 121 VR-ST off-road competition nitro engine has finally arrived and is in stock and shipping! Extensively track-tested by Reedy factory drivers such as Ryan Maifield (one of my favorites), Craig Drescher, Neil Cragg, and Richard Saxton, the VR-ST incorporates state-of-the-art features in a proven package.

The current 121VR engine has already proved itself in performance and pricing and the VR-ST takes performance to an entirely new level with the addition of a balanced ADLC-coated crankshaft, ceramic rear bearing, lightweight piston, and ADLC-coated wrist pin. An ultra-lightweight heatsink head with “diamond cut” fins improves cooling while lowering the center of gravity.

Here are the main features:

  • 3+1 Port Chrome Plated Cylinder
  • High Silicon CNC-Machined Lightweight Piston
  • Knife-Edged 7075 Aluminum Connecting Rod
  • ADLC-Coated Wrist Pin
  • Chrome-Plated Back Plate with Turbo Scoop
  • Ultra-Lightweight Machined Aluminum Heatsink Head
  • Thermo-Insulated, Screw-Mounted 2-Needle Carburetor
  • Balanced Turbo Scoop Crankshaft with ADLC Coating and Silicone Insert
  • Precision Steel Front Ball Bearing
  • Precision Ceramic Rear Ball Bearing
  • Oversized Finned Turbo Head Button
  • 7.0mm, 8.0mm, and 9.0mm Venturi Inserts

I’m sure we can expect the Team Associated guys to be racing with this engine soon!

Schumacher Job Vacancy

Posted on Saturday, January 8th, 2011 | in News | No Comments

Any Engineers out there that are also RC fans?! If so, I have a pretty exciting announcement for you :) . Schumacher Racing, the leading British RC car manufacturer have a job opening up based in Northampton, UK. They are looking for an Engineer/Buyer – meaning an engineer with good commercial acumen and manufacturing knowledge. Read on »»

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