The fourth and final round of the Xray Racing Series Slovenia was held at the Genius Ring in Medeuzza recently with drivers from five different countries including Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Italy and Slovenia in attendance. In the Touring 13.5T class the pole went to Nejc Mihelic, followed by Bjan Miklozic and Soren Bang while in Formula 21.5 it was Federico Antonazzo on pole, followed by Nicola Zuccheri and Arno Webernig. The Touring A-main saw a dominating win for Nejc Mihelic (Xray) who was closely followed by Bjan Miklozic (Xray). 3rd place went to Fran Ivan Skoric (Awesomatix).
Italian company WRC Racing have introduced their all-new STX.7 4WD mid-motor touring car kit. The car builds on a carbon fibre double deck chassis with a centrally mounted motor mount, a rear-facing layshaft and non-equal length drive belts. The steering utilises WRC’s proven curved rail design with a low centre of gravity servo mount. An off-road-inspired battery mount uses rubber O-rings to secure the battery pack, doing away with the common use of reinforced battery tape or battery taps. Other features include ultra low-profile shock towers and shock absorbers, easily adjustable body mounts that allow for 0mm, 0.5mm and 1.0mm height adjustments by simply twisting them and new low-friction driveshaft blades ensure an efficient drivetrain. The kit is available by the time you are reading this.
Hong Nor have introduced their new gearbox conversion set for the X3GT and X3GTS kits. The machined aluminium open-style front and rear gearboxes will increase the suspension support, make for improved stability during high-speed cornering and better maintenance due to faster differential access undoing just four screws per gearbox. Included in the kit are CNC-machined bulkheads, diff holders, suspension mounts as well as carbon fibre shock towers. The set is rounded out by an array of mounting hardware.
Coming from Exotek and made for the Traxxas Slash 2WD truck are two new slipper eliminator hubs. The heavy duty yet lightweight slipper eliminator spur gear mounting hub for all 1/10 Traxxas 2WD Slash and Bandit buggies and trucks weighs in at only 2.7g to 3g, deleting the slipper components, and cutting out about 10g go rotational mass, allowing for quicker spool up and greater gearing selection for speed runs and dragster set ups. The mount is available in two variants; for the use with Kimbrough on road spurs, Exotek Flite spurs or similar on road spurs that have a 6-bolt pattern and inner hole diameter of 9.5mm with the second variant being designed for original Slash 2WD spur gears. Both hubs come machined from high-quality aluminium and they come blue anodised and laser-engraved.
H2 Racing Development have announced the soon release of their updated front and rear shock towers for the 3Racing Sakura Advance 20M touring car. The updated design makes the carbon fiber shock stays more durable while lowering the overall centre of gravity and offering a little bit more twist in the centre area. In addition the rear tower features mounting holes for rear body supports. The shock towers are also usable with the Advance 2K18 Evo and they should become available shortly.
The final round of the Xray Racing Series Germany was hosted by the Racing Arena Limburg last weekend. In the Touring Stock class it was Marwin Riedelbauch (Awesomatix) with the day’s win from the Xray duo of Jorg Baldes and Uwe Baldes in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Serpent have announced the soon release of their all-new X20FF front-wheel drive touring car. The kit will be based off of the X20 4WD car, sharing many of its design features. Full details of the car, that utilises the now-popular front-mid motor layout for an overall lower centre of gravity, will become available in time of the release.
ARC have released a first drivetrain teaser image of their forthcoming new R12 mid-motor 1/10th scale 4WD touring car. The R12 will feature a completely new design of the belt pulleys, differential and bulkheads, with the motor mount being an all-new single-piece construction to reinforce the centre part of the chassis and help reduce belt skipping. The redesigned bulkheads will relocate the anti-roll bar to a lower position with all of these features helping to lower the overall centre of gravity of the car. Full details will become available in time of the release.