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Mon-Tech Racing 1/10 Imola Touring Car Body

Coming soon from the folks over at Mon-Tech Racing is the 1/10th scaled Imola Touring Car Clear Body. The Imola represents the latest in high performance touring car bodies, take a look at this feature list. * Low front, clean rear end design * 100% made in Italy * Standard version weighs 85 grams * […]
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Tamiya Announces Re-Release of the Egress Buggy

First seen in 1989, Tamiya has announced the re-release of their 1/10th scaled Egress Buggy. The last time Tamiya re-released the Egress was back in 2013 when it received minor updating. This year’s re-release is the updated 2013 model, one that is still highly sought after by backyard bashers and collectors. The Egress re-release has […]
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Mon-Tech Racing Imola touring car body

Mon-Tech Racing is ready to release a new touring car body platform. After 8 month of hard work and testing on multiple tracks all around the world they finally finished the development of the Imola. With flowing lines, low nose and a completely clean rear part of the body Imola has very high traction and stability in exit of the corner, without impact corner entry and cornering speed. This body was designed and developed inside the Mon-tech Racing Factory and is available in the standard with regular weight (85gr ready to race) for major international competitions and the super light ‘La Leggera’ version. Imola body is BRCA-EFRA approved and is 100% made in Italy. The kit includes the masks for the windows, the headlight decals and the fixing hardware for the rear wing.

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Pro-Line Axis Clear Body for TLR 8ight-XE

For all you TLR 8ight-XE racers out there, Pro-Line has announced a new Axis Series Body for you. The Axis body for the 8ight-XE is a super low slung design that looks impressive, while also helping to improve handling out on the track. * Designed with the latest in CAD technology * Body gives enhanced […]
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PROTOform 1967 Dodge Dart Clear Body for VTA Cars

New from PROTOform is a 1967 Dodge Dart Clear Body for VTA cars. PROTOform has long been the leader in on-road body performance, their vintage Dodge Dart combines classic looks, with serious track performance. Here are the highlights- * Fully licensed by Dodge * One-piece polycarbonate design * Exceptional scale detailing * Designed to fit […]
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FSEARA Series Rd4 – Report

Another strong 85 entries event at the Beachline Raceway for the 4th round of the FSEARA Series. It has been a tradition every January that there is a big FL Warm up race for the world-famous Snowbird National and this year was no exception, but with the Covid all around and organisers unable to host the warm up at Minnreg Hall, Largo FL, Robbie Michael continued this tradition to host it at Beachline Raceway. Using the track & space to duplicate the layout of the Snowbirds, Robbie did a great job as he prepared and opened the track early on Friday to give racers the chance to lay down some traction for the race day. There are many drivers from all around FL to attend these 3 days to get this final chance in order to prepare for the Snowbird Nationals.

The highlight of the battle for the weekend was for sure in 17.5 TC. Infinity Driver Dave Vera vs Xray driver Corey Record. Basically, battling nonstop from qualifying to the A main event. With Corey Record having the more consistent car, he was able to gap TQ. While Dave clearly has the faster car but couldn’t put in a clean run. With the start of the A Main, Dave pushed hard to pressure Corey but Corey seemed to have a strong car at the start while Dave had a better car toward the end. The last min of the race was intense, on the final corner, both had a touch and Corey had the bad end of the crash, but Dave waited and allowed Corey to keep the lead and took the win. Dave finished a respectable 2nd and Felix Law driving the Xpress Sport chassis finished 3rd.

1. Corey Record
2. Dave Vera
3. Felix Law

In Mod TC it was a domination by the Wolf man all weekend. Xray driver Austin Wolfe took all 3 rounds of qualifiers without looking back, while 2nd place Xpress driver Felix Law got faster every round but came up short. In the final. Austin was able to pull a small lead while Felix followed behind, once Austin met traffic, Felix was able close in for battle. As the race went on, Felix’s car got better while Austin seemed to lose grip, and toward the end, Austin even lost a driveshaft and was unable to finish the race. Once Austin’s car DNF, Dave and Steve caught up and took home the rest of the podium.

1. Felix Law
2. Dave Vera
3. Steve Mcnichols

In USGT, Fwd vs 4wd which is the 2nd race on carpet. Based on the result, it seems the 4wd have a big advantage on carpet over the Fwd. While your 2 points leader 4wd USGT racer battled out, Sean also figured out this weekend and was in the battle for top 3. In Qualifying, Eddie & Sean had a strong pace and lead over everyone else, the battle of the 2 Xray was close, but Eddie ends up taking TQ just by a hair. In the main, Eddie was able to put a distance on Sean. Jesus Diaz was the only non Xray to be able to put up a challenge in the final round out the podium.

1. Eddie Shaffer
2. Sean Wager
3. Jesus Diaz

In the 17.5 handout TC class, our RD 1 winner Eddie Shaffer once again showed an unstoppable pace in this class while 2nd place Daniel Crowder had a close challenge toward Eddie. Eddie made a mistake in the middle of the run and allowed Daniel to come close to the striking distance for the battle. While the battle was intense. Daniel was able to make a move on the last lap to overtake Eddie. As Daniel was the only driver this year put up a fight to Eddie Shaffer so far.

1. Daniel Crowder
2. Eddie Shaffer
3. Allen Hall

Come out of nowhere, but he was not an underdog, Rich Boehmler was never seen in the VTA class before this event pulled out of his Xray T4 2018 and to get ready for the Snowbird national. For sure he showed the pace, while in qualifying, he was the only one hitting 32 laps. Greg Rojina with his 3 racing specials doing all he can, but just came up short for the 32 laps run. In the main Rich continued to dominate while Greg was safely in 2nd. The main battle to watch was between 3. place which Corey Roberts and ICE were basically photo finished at the last lap. But in the end, Corey Roberts was able to take 3rd from 5th starting position.

1. Rich Boehmler
2. Greg Rojina
3. Corey Roberts

WOW, is the word to describe this amazing GT12 race. Your winner Bill Fraden drove a perfect race this weekend. In qualifying, the top battle was between Serpent driver Jesus Diaz and Awesomatix driver Mike Bean. The battle was intense with only 0.4 separate those 2. At the start of the main, a turn of event, Jesus Diaz was unable to start which left an open spot to allow Nathan Mcnichols to attack. On the first lap, Nathan took out Mike and this caused a total nightmare for your TQ. While this happens, your 5th place Bill Fraden took advantage and led the race. But within a few laps, He was under attack from Nathan which clearly had the fastest car on track. But Bill Fraden, using his “Slow & Steady” strategy, amazingly took on Crazy Nathan’s attack. It was not just 1, but a lot of pressure was on Bill. And he handles it well. Nathan’s attack has caused him some spot and allows Mike Bean to catch up by the end to take 2nd.

1. Bill Fraden
2. Mike Bean
3. Nathan Mcnichols

Sean Wager is back in F1. The winner of the first round finally figures out a new setup on carpet. Battle with last round winner Richard Carpenter for TQ. In the end, Sean was able to take TQ by 0.6 sec. In the Main, the battle continues. Richard had the faster car, but Sean was able to keep his cool throughout the race. While Richard crashes out early and has to play catch up the entire race. But his pace was able to get him close with just 2 sec behind Sean. Miami Mike held on to 3rd keeping his original position.

1. Sean Wager
2. Richard Carpenter
3. Miami Mike

17.5 1/12th was a snowbird warm up class which it was good to see some 1/12 with GTP body, your announcer Chris Crowder dominated this class without trouble. With a crazy 2 laps over 2nd place in the qualifier. In the main, He just had an easy cruise to finish.

1. Chris Crowder
2. Fred Murray
3. Corey Roberts

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Protek Graphene Plus LiPo packs

Three new Graphene Plus LiPo packs from Protek for various applications. First up is the R/C Drag 2S 120C Shorty battery pack that was developed for Drag Racers who’s clubs do not allow the use of LiHV batteries. This pack delivers equal performance but is legal for use when LiPo batteries are mandatory. Weighing approximately 210 grams, the Drag Pack Shorty is lightweight, while offering increased capacity compared to a standard Shorty LiPo. Next up is 2S slim 120C 5700mAh LiPo Battery which is a great battery option for touring car racers looking for a lightweight, high capacity, low cg stick type battery. Weighing 240 grams, this pack is approximately 11mm narrower than a standard stick pack and ultra lightweight. This provides a more centralised weight bias, with improved power to weight ratio and a lower overall CG. Finally there is the 4S Shorty 120C Low IR 5600mAh battery which is a great option for 1/8 scale racers looking for a high capacity, high output and incredibly compact 4S battery. Weighing approximately 425 grams, the 4S Shorty offers more capacity output, in a compact shorty length that is perfect for weight conscious racers.

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HB Racing welcome Thomas Musso to their team

HB Racing would like to welcome Thomas Musso to their official team. The former French 1/10th National Champion will be racing both 1/8th nitro and electric vehicles in major national and international events in 2021. Worldwide Team Manager Adrien Bertin said, ‘Thomas is a talented racer who brings with him much more than driving skills. He is a very knowledgeable and approachable racer who is a perfect fit for the 2021 team. We are very excited to have him on board again.’ Thomas followed up by saying “‘It’s official I’m back! A huge thanks to Adrien Bertin and the whole HB/Performa/Neidhart team. Now it’s time for some training before the first events, I hope at the beginning of April with the Montpellier GP. See you soon on the tracks’

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Xceed aluminum tool stand

Xceed have released this multi-functional tool stand with integrated parts tray. Featuring multiple machined holes for tools and smaller diameter holes to hold various equipment such as body reamers, clutch tools, pliers, scissors, tweezers, gauges, glue, pens or other tools for your RC cars. The integrated parts tray is great for holding assorted screws, nuts, body clips, but also small accessories, support blocks, solder, oils, greases and more. This handy tool stand helps you to keep your pit table organised, professional and stand out on your pit table.

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Racing Performer brass countersunk head screws

From the Racing Performer brand comes these high-precision brass countersunk head screws. Brass screws can be used in the chassis of the car to increase weight at the lowest point to improve the cars centre of gravity and in areas where additional weight is desired. Sold in packs of 10 they come in M3x6mm, M3x8mm & M3x10mm variants.

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Big Squid RC Live Thursday – 8:30pm cst

As always, there was a lot of RC news this week. Come join us, hang out, ask questions, and lets talk some RC news! Have some questions about the Losi LMT? Maybe the Kyosho El Camino? Did you see all those sweet Pro-Line Racing Bodies? We will do our best to answer those questions. Don’t […]
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Protoform 1967 Dodge Dart VTA body

Protoform is once again throwing it back to the glory days of American road racing with their latest entry in a line of bodies for Vintage Trans-Am racing, the 1967 Dodge Dart. The Dart was one of most unique cars in the famous Trans-Am series, with its flat-sided, compact-muscle look. Protoform has captured all the details of the 3-time race-winning car in 1:10 size, to fit 190mm touring cars fitted with their VTA tires & wheels. For more aero tuning, an add-on decklid spoiler is also included. This officially licensed body is formed from a single piece of high-quality, light weight polycarbonate and requires no assembly. The Dart meets all VTA Class rules and includes a detailed decal sheet with rear stripes, protective overspray film and window masks.

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Pro-Line Axis body for TLR 8ight-XE

This Axis body from Pro-Line for the TLR 8ight-XE has been designed with the latest in CAD technology and features a super low-slung design with sharp lines throughout giving it an unmistakable look on the track. The Axis is a cab-forward design that provides enhanced steering response while the small side fins balance out the rear of the car with ideal side-bite. The rear of the Axis body has the right amount of clearance for the motor and electronics and fits the chassis and bulkhead shape of your race buggy perfectly. To run the Axis body on the 8ight-XE electric buggy, the battery must be no taller than 39mm due to the low-slung nature of the Axis side pods.

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Pro-Line 1972 Chevy C-10 drag truck body

From Pro-Line is this 1972 Chevy C-10 drag truck body specifically designed for the growing no-prep SC drag racing scene. Bowtie fans will love this ultra-scale body that captures all the signature details of this classic truck and will look and perform great going down the drag strip. To create the most scale look possible, the body is designed with a narrower track width than a traditional SC body. It does fit on the AE DR10 with trimming, but your 2wd Slash will require some different parts to fit correctly.

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