World Championship TQ Aigon joins Team XRAY

Yannick Aigon, TQ driver at the most recent IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road World Championship, has joined RB Products in the R&D department. Yannick will also drive the XRAY XB8 in France to strengthen the XRAY French team. XRAY will work very hard on further improvement and development, and with world class top drivers like Aigon and other running XRAY, it will certainly help to speed up the evolution of the car.

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Cav takes two at Pro-Line Maxx Challenge

Over 200 racers attended the 2006 Pro-Line Nitro Maxx Challenge and the competition was fierce in all 5 racing classes. Team Associated/Kyosho factory driver Ryan Cavalieri finished first in both the 1/10 Gas Truck and 1/8 Buggy classes, but they achievement didn’t come easy; he snuck past OFNA/Jammin driver Chad Bradley on the last lap of the Buggy A-main and finished on the same lap as Cody King in Gas Truck. Bradley TQ’d the Outlaw Class and his teammate Taylor James scored the first place finish. Mike Battaile won the Small Block class with his Traxxas Revo and Kenny Johnson came out on top of the Big Block class with his Associated Monster GT. See more pics and talk about it here.

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Marc Rheinard Wins Reedy TC Race

Tamiya USA’s beautiful Aliso Viejo facility once again hosted the Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions, and Tamiya’s own Marc Rheinard tore the place up to win the Invitational Class with his Orion-powered 415MSX. It’s just one more win for the seemingly unstoppable Rheinard, as he steamrolls his way to the Worlds. More info and pics tomorrow–this shot is actually from the Worlds Warmup!

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EXCLUSIVE! We Drive the Associated GT2!

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SPY SHOTS: Associated BELT car

Kevin Hetmanski went into 007 mode and snapped a few pics of Associated’s prototype belt car at the Reedy Race. We don’t know if it’s destined for production, but we can all armchair-engineer it to death! Look here for zoomed-in views.

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SPY SHOTS: Associated BELT car

Kevin Hetmanski went into 007 mode and snapped a few pics of Associated’s prototype belt car at the Reedy Race. We don’t know if it’s destined for production, but we can all armchair-engineer it to death! Look here for zoomed-in views.

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Latest batch of new gear posted!

The Hot News and New Stuff forum is busting out with fresh gear, as usual! Click for a look at Team Losi’s new fuel, Pro-Line’s Mega Cab shell, Tamiya’s Mini Fox, online coverage of the Pro-Line Maxx Challenge, plus much more!

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Revolutionary Li-Ion cells coming to RC

A123 Systems new Li-Ion technology looks like it could be the future of battery tech, with claimed performance that bests even Li-Poly cells and super safety–check out the “nail penetration test” video for proof! Go here for more info and commentary on the BB, and check out the videos here Penetration test 2 A123 drag bike

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