Associated & Hot Bodies Wins 2011 Silver State Nitro Challenge
After a weekend of brutal weather that pushed sunshine, wind and even some snow into Boulder City, Nevada, AE’s Ryan Maifield and Hot Bodies’ Ty Tessman took home the Pro class championships. Read more about the race here, and don’t miss our video and photo gallery from the race! Click here.
|Rain Ends World Championship Early
Major races such as IFMAR World Championships are difficult to pull off without delay, and the recent 1/8-scale on-road worlds held in Miami, Florida had numerous delays before the start of main event. This wasn’t due to a lack of organization or similar problems. In contrast, competitors are allowed to request a 10-minute “timeout” before their race. Only one is issued for each main and the driver calling for the timeout must start at the back of the field. Normally these fairly common delays only set the program back, but they had an arguably profound impact on the outcome of this championship as three out of the four mains preceding the A-main had timeouts. This cumulatively caused a significant delay in the starting of the race. With the main event being an hour long, numerous pit stops for fuel and fresh tires are required and as such, strategy plays an important role in the outcome. Dario Balestri of Italy was on pace to potentially win the championship when the race was ended 13 minutes early due to rain. Had the race gone the full duration, Balestri as well as second place finisher Keisuke Fukuda of Japan, Takaaki Shimo of Japan and Atsushi Hara of Japan all would have been in position to challenge winner Robert Pietsch of Germany. Balestri finished third, but looked to be the fastest competitor during the race. No one will ever know what would have happened if the race had run for the full scheduled hour of racing, but it is certain that had the timeouts not been called, there would have been plenty of time for the full race to be run.
|Pro-Line and JConcepts Release New Short Course Bodies
If you thought short-course racing ever slowed down, think again! You can outfit your SC truck with two new highly detailed aftermarket bodies from two of RC’s finest accessory manufacturers. Paint ‘em how you like or install a body skin; either way, Pro-Line’s Chevy Silverado Pro 2 and JConcepts’ Truth V2 SC bodies will add a fresh new look to your truck. Read more here.
If karts are good enough training for Formula-One drivers, they’re certainly good enough for us! Thunder Tiger’s new electric KT8 go kart will have you hooked on scale realism. The 1/8-scale kart looks like the real thing, with a gear differential, rear-biased CG, scale body and tires, and even a driver figure. Packaged with a 2.4GHz radio and available in 3 colors. Read more here.
|Spektrum 1/8 and HighVoltage Servos
You can never have too much servo power, and Spektrum has you covered with their new 1/8-scale and high voltage digital servos. Released in four versions, these servos produce monster power at high transit speeds, making them ideal for 1/8-scale buggies, truggies and monster trucks. Check out the specs and pricing here.
5 Easy Steps To A Perfectly Tuned Nitro Engine
There’s a learning curve associated with nitro engine tuning, but following these five steps will help speed up the process! Check out these five easy steps and you’ll be surprised how well your nitro engine runs. Click here to read more.
|World Exclusive! Axial Wraith Rock Racer
Prepare to change the way you think of rock crawling and rock racing! Axial Racing’s new Wraith rock racer is certain to turn the RC world upside down, with its crawling and speed capabilities, and only Radio Control Car Action has the full story. Check out our huge photo gallery, action video and details here.