Archives for the month of: November, 2012

ImageFrom today’s press release:

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***

LIBERTY HILL, TEXAS, November 26, 2012 – FTW Racing Components today added to its lineup of carbon fiber upgrades with the release of its wing spacer kits for Team Losi’s 8ight series of 1:8 off-road cars. Testing has shown performance gains can be realized by fine tuning the orientation of the wing. FTW’s mount mount spacer kit creates additional wing tuning options through the use of pairs of spacers which can be placed between the rear shock tower and wing mount. The kit include two pairs of 4mm-thick carbon fiber spacers, allowing the wing mount to be moved 4mm or 8mm away from the rear shock tower. Longer screws are supplied with the kit to facilitate proper fastening of the wing mount.

Fitment:

Team Losi 8ight 2.0 1:8 nitro buggy

Team Losi 8ight-E 2-0 1:8 electric buggy

Team Losi 8ight-T 2.0 1:8 nitro truggy

 

Availability:

FTW Racing Components are available at www.ftwrc.com and through FTW Authorized Resellers worldwide. Qualified retailers or distributors seeking FTW Authorized Reseller status should email sales@ftwrc.com.

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Among close observers of these things, it has become common knowledge that the Hot Bodies aficionado is not out of luck if he wants to top his D8 or Ve8 with a ridiculously stylish and functional FTW body–despite the fact that FTW does not offer a tailor-fit body for either. FTW team driver Brian “Smiley” Henn, who also happens to be a team driver for Hot Bodies, can be credited with discovering that FTW’s Night Fox body for Mugen’s MBX6R is a reasonably good fit for the D8, and that the Exabyte body for the Tekno V4-converted D8 (FTW00027A) is almost a perfect fit for the Ve8.

Recently, Smiley discovered an even better choice for the D8–the Night Fox for XRAY’s 808 (FTW00010). Unlike the Mugen body, this one even has a clearance hump for the throttle linkage. By moving the rear body post to the top mounting position and doing a little custom trimming he found it to be an excellent fit. Check out the photos and you’ll agree.

PORTER, TX—The yearlong RC Pro Series points battle culminated last weekend with the RC Pro Series National Finals. Several class titles were up for grabs as the series’ top drivers converged upon Porter, Texas’ world-class Gulf Coast Raceway to decide who would go home with a trophy. What appeared to be a fast track layout in the end took its toll on the cars. Breakage was rampant throughout the weekend, exacerbated by the marathon of five qualifiers. In the end, the series finale unquestionably belonged to Ryan Lutz, who took wins in 4WD SC, Pro buggy, Pro truggy, and E-truggy. The crowning of national champions however was largely a Texas affair.

For the third consecutive year David Joor clinched the E-buggy crown, followed by Jake Dellinger, Mike Battaile, Danny Bartholomew, and Smiley Henn for a podium sweep by FTW bodies. Henn’s mastery of the short course earned him the 4WD SC national title, while FTW teammate Battaile joined him on the podium with his 3rd place finish in the points chase.

FTW’s Eddie Doggett ended his impressive 2012 campaign with a national title in the intermediate truggy class and a third place points finish in intermediate buggy. Josh Glancy secured the Pro buggy national title ahead of FTW’s Dellinger (2nd), Henn (4th), and Battaile (5th). Battaile put the exclamation point on his 2012 season by taking the Pro truggy title.