1/8 Offroad News

HB Racing Gridlock V3 mounted 1/8 buggy tire

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HB Racing have added to their range the new Gridlock V3 mounted tire for Nitro Buggy and E-buggy. The HB Gridlock V3 tires bridge the gap between the HB Khaos and Megabite tires and are designed to ensure longer life for long mains. The Gridlock V3 make it easy to get a good balance of handling and grip, and they work well on hard packed grooved tracks and oily conditions. They are mounted on Version 2 of the HB 1/8 Buggy dish wheels that are 20% lighter than the original version, and HB Racing black closed cell inserts are pre-installed. The HB Racing Gridlock V3 mounted tires are sold as pairs and available in Pink (Super Soft), Red compound (Soft) and White (Medium) compounds and also in the new Yellow compound (Medium Soft) which is in the range between the Pink and the Red compounds.

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FX Engines K302.1 nitro engine

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FX Engines have introduced the all-new K302.1 nitro engine. The K302.1 engine is a 3-port engine which replaces the K302 engine. The K302.1 is based on the K302 engine but incorporates numerous improvements and refinements. With focus on lower fuel consumption and more linear power curve, the crankshaft and carburetor were re-designed. The 3-port engine includes a ceramic bearing and diamond-coated crankshaft. The crankshaft is individually balanced with a tungsten weight. The sleeve and piston set were specially selected and matched.

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Thanos Makropoulos wins at Buggy Masters Cup


Last weekend was held the penultimate round of the 2018-2019 Buggy Masters Cup at the STR track in Agios Ioannis Rentis, Greece. In the final, Giannis Papanikolaou (Kyosho) was in the lead with a confortable gap until he loses the steering arm screw about 3 minutes before the end leaving Thanos Makropoulos (SWORKz) snatch the win from Stamatis Kontouzoglou (Mugen) in second and Aris Bornovas (XRAY) in third.

Team Associated RC8B3.1 wing splitters

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Available through Team Associated’s Shapeways 3-D-printing store are two wing splitters for the RC8B3.1. Made in low and tall versions, the wing splitters are compatible with Team Associated 1/8 wings and require 2 x 3x14mm FHCS screws (2mm longer than stock).

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RC Pro Fuels Lutz Blend 30% RC Race Gas

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RC Pro Fuels have introduced the Lutz Blend 30% RC Race Gas. Developed in partnership with VP racing fuels and blended to Ryan Lutz exacting specifications, Lutz Blend is an RC Pro proprietary blend designed to find the perfect balance between performance, component life and run time. Extensive testing by Ryan in both race and practice environments has proven that RC Pro Race gas’ unique blend of the highest quality methanol, caster oil and synthetic oil available in racing today satisfies the demanding requirements of Ryan, and of course, is only available in Pink.

Mugen MBX8 Worlds Edition nitro buggy kit

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Mugen Seiki have introduced the new MBX8 Worlds Edition nitro buggy kit. The MBX8 Worlds Edition includes many option parts used by Mugen Seiki drivers at the 2018 IFMAR World Championship including:

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REDS Racing 721 Scuderia nitro engine

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REDS Racing have introduced a new generation nitro off-road engines called S Line. The first engine of the S Line is a 7 ports 3.5cc off-road engine called REDS Racing 721 S Scuderia.

  • Why a new line of buggy engines?

REDS is always striving to innovate. This means investment into new core technologies. Drawing from the rich experience gained through competing on the world’s best RC tracks with the best drivers in the world, their goal is to deliver quality products that are built with passion. The new S line does this.

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Jeremy Pittet to attend HB Race Days in France

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HB Racing have announced that HB Team Driver Jeremy Pittet will attend the upcoming HB Race Days on April 5 through 7, 2019 at the famous ARCF42 Off-Road track near Lyon, France. This fun weekend race is exclusively for HB Racing cars. There will be classes for HB 1/8 Nitro Buggies & 1/8 EP Buggies. Spec tyres (HB Racing Megabite, Compound Yellow) will be included in the entry. Friday is free practice and the racing is on Saturday & Sunday. See www.hbracing.com for more information on the race. Jeremy says of the upcoming inaugural HB Race Days event:

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