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WEST MONROE, LA — Those who have attended generally rave about the Southern Nats, and its easy to see why. Held in a cavernous temperature-controlled facility perfectly suited to a major RC race, the event typically draws around 300 participants including pros like Ryan Lutz and Josh Wheeler. Team FTW joined that number this year, ready to make a statement. They did.

Jason Branham was strong all weekend in Pro buggy and truggy. He narrowly missed the Pro truggy win after a pitched battle with eventual winner Josh Wheeler. Branham would get the job done later in Pro buggy. With cool consistency he outlasted the field and took the crown. He was joined on the podium by Jake Dellinger, who added to his recent string of impressive finishes with 5th place run.

Open buggy and truggy were the domain of Andrew Clark. After taking the Open truggy title with authority, he followed up with a determined drive in buggy that earned him his second win of the day.

Jake Dellinger and David Joor added to the hardware count for Team FTW with 3rd and 5th place finishes respectively in Pro E-buggy.

With wins in the A1 and A2 mains, Ryan Lutz took the 4wd short course title, but the battle for second was intense throughout. Andrew Clark and “Smiley” Henn traded the spot back and forth with flair, consistently airing it out over the big double that deterred all others but Lutz. Henn would win the duel and take 2nd overall, followed by Clark in 3rd. Mike Battaile grabbed a third podium finish for Team FTW, taking 5th with a relentless charge following early issues.

The team used these FTW Racing Components in the aforementioned exploits:


FTW00031 Night Fox on Agama A8


FTW00033 Night Fox on Xray XB9

FTW00035 Diamondback on Losi SCTE

FTW00012 Shock Tower Kit for Losi SCTE

FTW00013 Fan Kit for Losi SCTE

FTW00014 Ackerman Set for Losi SCTE


FTW00008 Night Fox on RC8.2

FTW00008 Night Fox on RC8.2e


FTW00010 Night Fox on Hot Bodies D8

FTW00027A Exabyte of Hot Bodies Ve8

FTW00035 Diamondback on Losi SCTE

FTW00013 Fan Kit for Losi SCTE


FTW00008 Night Fox on RC8.2

FTW00008 Night Fox on RC8.2e

We’ve been asked that more than a few times since we introduced the Night Fox for Mugen MBX6R last week. We got a new ECO roller yesterday so we could answer that question. We used a pair of SMC 2S 6000mAh 60C packs stood on end in the staggered configuration for this exercise. The case measures 47mm wide, so that is the height you can use to compare with your preferred battery.

We first mounted the stock body to set the baseline for comparison. As you can see in the pictures, the stock body does not fit perfectly. It sits just a little higher on the battery side. The pictures below illustrate this.

Having set the baseline, we then mounted the FTW Night Fox body for MBX6R. We basically have the same situation, but a little more pronounced, as you can see in the picture below.

In an effort to try to gain some more clearance, we next inserted a 3mm spacer below the front body mount. A lot of people use this technique to achieve optimum fitment when mounting our Night Fox for RC8B on the RC8.2e Actually, if you know what the front body mount looks like on the Mugen, you know a regular spacer or washer will not fit, since the mount has an indexing tab molded in. We whacked a notch in our spacer and the problem was solved.

So we mounted the Night Fox again.

Its still a wee bit sideways. But then so is the stock body. So its your call. We hope that helps you come to a conclusion on whether to go for it.