MBX6R Gets FTW-Equipped

MBX6R Gets FTW-Equipped

FTW Racing Components today added to its 1:8 buggy lineup with the introduction of the new Night Fox body for Mugen’s MBX6R. The newest Night Fox exhibits same the proven handling characteristics and striking stealth-inspired styling for which FTW is known. “As you will see, with the Night Fox for MBX6R we’ve maintained all that has made the Night Fox series popular—the stability and downforce it adds to the handling of the car, the quality, durability, and of course the stealth-inspired styling,” said FTW co-founder John Riewe. “Plus, Night Fox’s low roof line leaves more of the engine head exposed for better cooling without making the car look like a truck,” added FTW co-founder Joshua Riewe. FTW will continue to expand its 1:8 scale buggy lineup to include fitments for other popular platforms. Night Fox for MBX6R is packaged with window masks and a decal sheet. Availability: FTW Racing Components are available through its team of FTW Authorized Resellers composed of distributors and retailers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. A list of Authorized Resellers is available at www.ftwrc.com/buy. Qualified retailers or distributors interested in becoming FTW Authorized Resellers should...
Brian Strange takes round 2 at the Holeshot Raceway Winter Series!

Brian Strange takes round 2 at the Holeshot Raceway Winter Series!

“The feature race of the afternoon was in Pro Buggy where Panther Tires Brian Strange put together a near flawless six-minute race in the 10-car A Main. Starting in the front of the grid after TQ’ing with his Losi TLR 22, Strange used Panther Slicks in clay compound in the front and rear to register the wire-to-wire victory on the pure clay 5,400 square foot track. Posting the only sub 18-second lap (17.598), Strange won by eight seconds over Round 1 winner Mark Antaramian, while Bernal put together a strong performance to finish third.” From B-Miller...
Kevin Hawkinson gets on the box with Panther Tires!

Kevin Hawkinson gets on the box with Panther Tires!

The 2nd annual January Jam held at the Flowood indoor R/C park in Flowood Mississippi had over 120 entries. Billed as one of the largest events in the southeast racers from all over the region converged to the event. Panther Team Driver Kevin Hawkinson qualified 4th In Pro electric 1/8 E-Buggy. Triple A-mains for the electric 1/8 E-buggy recap: The first main Kevin was on super soft raptors with white foams. There was no rubber down so I needed something soft that would roll over a bit which resulted in a 4th due to a bad start. The second main Kevin was running super soft raptors with panther molded foam insert to take a little side bite away, at this point there was a lot of rubber down, Kevin suffered a mechanical and Dnf’d. The 3rd and final main Kevin again ran the super soft raptors and panther molded foams. The car was great and allowed Kevin to bring home the win. This gave Kevin a 4-1 for third overall. In pro nitro buggy Kevin again went with super soft raptors for the first two qualifiers with great results. The final qualifier he put on some super soft switch 2.0′s. His times picked up .4 a lap! This placed him 10th for the 30 minute main. In the main he started 10th and found himself in second after 10 minutes. Kevin kept it clean and with some great fuel stops by his pit man William Ables he held that position until around the 20 min mark. 3rd caught me and snuck by so he decided to duck in and...
Mike Applegate Tq’s and wins Mod Truck of Rd1 JConcepts Super Cup!

Mike Applegate Tq’s and wins Mod Truck of Rd1 JConcepts Super Cup!

2012 Jconcepts Supercup Rd 1 was held at Bashers Rc Raceway on the weekend of the 22nd. Team Tekin Driver Mike Applegate Tq’d Mod Truck with 29 laps / 6:10. Mike succumbed to a marshaling issue and fell a full lap down from the field during the main. Mike was then a man on a mission to regain his lead position putting on an impressive display of driving in the A main. The Force was with Applegate, and he was able to reclaim the lead position ultimately taking the win. Applegate took the first place spot with 27 laps / 6:09. Mike’s Equipment: Tekin RS PRO Tekin Redline 8.5 Mike also raced: Expert 2wd Buggy: Finished 3rd using RS and Redline Motors Pro 2 Modified SC: Finished 5th using RS Pro and Redline...
NEW! SC10 4×4 Factory Team Kit!

NEW! SC10 4×4 Factory Team Kit!

The SC10 4×4 taken to the next level with Factory Team treatment! Starting with the already awesome SC10 4×4, Team Associated takes our 4WD short course truck to the next level with the full Factory Team treatment! The new high-performance features found on the SC10 4×4 Factory Team kit have been designed to give this truck the competitive edge in the dirt and on the track. The SC10 4×4 Factory Team kit is built from the same race-proven composite modular chassis but with many new upgraded features added. The chassis layout has been reconfigured and now features a centralized-mass battery mount. This allows for the use of a saddle pack battery (Reedy #627) to optimize the weight distribution of the chassis. With the addition of the Factory Team carbon fiber chassis brace rod, the chassis flex has been made more consistent and predictable for an overall improvement in handling and traction. One of the more radical features on the SC10 4×4 Factory Team kit is the VTS4 slipper clutch, a variable torque, multi-plate slipper clutch with 4 drive surfaces. The VTS4 slipper clutch is a big step up in performance by providing increased torque capacity in addition to finer resolution in adjustment. This all adds up to more consistent power transfer to the ground. The SC10 4×4 Factory Team Kit has also received the upgrades you would come to expect to find in a full-blown race car. You’ll find Factory Team 13mm hard-anodized aluminum big-bore threaded shocks, blue aluminum clamping wheel hexes, and sway bar sets already in the box! #90010 SC10 4×4 Factory Team...