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JConcepts: New Release B6/B6D Front Axle Set

JConcepts: New Release B6/B6D Front Axle Set


One of the best upgrades you can make to any new vehicle is to reduce weight. JConcepts has designed a user friendly and light-weight Titanium axle specifically for the Team Associated B6 | B6D. A critical point of this part revolves around the front axle and surrounding geometry, the crew at JConcepts has provided a great alternative. The team has conveniently designed the front axle and hex into a single piece which allows assembly to utilize all the kit hardware.

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Titanium material lowers the weight, increases strength over aluminum and increases the bling factor by 10-fold. The JConcepts axle is adjustable and with the included aluminum 1mm spacer, a narrower track width can now be achieved very quickly and effectively. Included in each package is two Titanium axles and two aluminum 1mm thick spacers which can be positioned inside or out to change track width. It is recommended to start with a stock width setting (1mm spacer placed outside) during initial build and assembly.

Notes: JConcepts offers a direct replacement aluminum serrated wheel nut for this axle listed as part number 2341-1 (blue) and 2341-2 (black).

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· JConcepts design and function
· High-grade Titanium light-weight material
· Includes 1mm spacer for width adjustment
· Improves durability over aluminum
· Accepts stock hardware and front wheel nut
· Aesthetic jewelry


Maifield doubles at the ROAR 1/8th EL Off-Road Nats

Ryan Maifield doubles at the 2016 ROAR 1/8th EL Off-Road Nationals


The 2016 ROAR 1/8 Electric Buggy/Truggy & 1/10 4×4 Modified Short Course Nationals were held July 21st-24th at Stateline Raceway in Fremont, Indiana. Team Orion would arrive at this years ROAR Nationals with defending 1/8 Electric Buggy & Truggy National Champion Ryan Maifield, Defending 4×4 Modified Short Course National Champion Dakotah Phend, & 4-time World Champion Ryan Cavalieri. Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was once again on hand to provide top level track side support for all Team Orion drivers & customers. This years track layout provided by the Stateline track crew was awesome consisting of many big & difficult jump sections that would challenge even the best drivers. With a record heat wave sweeping through the Midwest all week long, every manufacturers electronics would be put to the ultimate test with the heat index reaching into the 100′s!

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With the threat of rain fast approaching for Sunday’s finals, ROAR made a great decision to run the first round of A-Mains on Saturday evening after qualifying was finished. This would prove to be a great call as racing would unfortunately be cancelled due to rain on Sunday.

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1/8th Electric Buggy

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Maifield went onto dominate qualifying by TQ’ing the first 3 rounds of the 1/8 Electric Buggy class to lock-up the overall TQ!

Maifield would get a great jump off the line with his Team Orion powered TLR and would go onto stretch out his lead. Halfway through the 10-minute A-Main, Maifield made a small bobble that allowed Ryan Lutz into the lead. Maifield would put his head down and begin clicking off super fast laps to catch up and eventually make a pass for the lead as Lutz would traction roll in the switch backs. Maifield would then drive perfect for the rest of the race to take the Win! Team Associated’s Spencer Rivkin would put in a great drive after a first lap crash to finish 2nd & Tekno’s Ryan Lutz would round out the podium in 3rd.

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1/8 Electric Buggy Top 5 Overall:

1. Ryan Maifield (TQ) 
2. Spencer Rivkin
3. Ryan Lutz 
4. Joe Bornhorst
5. Ryan Cavalieri 

4×4 Modified Short Course

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Maifield was on fire during qualifying and would go onto TQ all 4 rounds in the 4×4 Modified Short Course class to secure the overall TQ!

Maifield would then go onto drive a perfect race from tone to tone to take the Win! Tekno’s Ryan Lutz would do a great job pacing Maifield early in the race but could never close the gap and would finish 2nd. Team Orion’s Dakotah Phend put in a solid drive to finish 3rd and on the podium! Congrats also goes out to Team Orion’s David Jenson for finishing in the Top 5!

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4×4 Modified Short Course Top 5 Overall:

1. Ryan Maifield (TQ) 
2. Ryan Lutz
3. Dakotah Phend 
4. Joe Bornhorst 
5. David Jenson 

Team Orion would like to Congratulate Ryan Maifield on completing the perfect TQ sweep in qualifying for all 3 classes! Ryan also finished a respectable 4th overall in the 1/8 Electric Truggy class after a racing incident in the middle of A-Main #1 took him out of the lead.

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Team Orion would also like to Congratulate Dakotah Phend on finishing 2nd overall in the 1/8 Electric Truggy class and landing on the podium in 2 of the 3 classes he raced!


JConcepts: New TLR 8ight-T 4.0 Body

JConcepts: New TLR 8ight-T 4.0 Body (ROAR National Champion)


Body development is never quite finished, but in the case of the new 1/8th truck body by JConcepts, the Finnisher is a polished product. The winner of the 2016 ROAR National Championship, the Finnisher body in the hands of Ryan Maifield is a proven commodity. JConcepts is here to support the 1/8th truck class with a Finnisher body which is a drop fit on to the TLR 8ight-T 4.0 racing truck.

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The #0312 body incorporates pre-dimpled locations for one of the hottest truggies on the circuit. The slight cab forward, raked windshield and aggressive stance highlight a performance oriented core. A wide front hood scoop allows plenty of clearance for the unique 8ight-T 4.0 shock geometry. The body incorporates a large center fin which begins on the roof line and finishes just past the half-way point on the bed. Extended front chin spoiler, headlight and grill protect the front-end from unwanted up-drafts during flight while the supplied decals stand-out like an 18 wheeler.

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The Finnisher has a built-in air escape passage on the roof which allows the customer to fine-tune the body for maximum outdoor performance. The new body includes champion rear name plates which provide additional high-speed stability and improved positioning of the rear bed rails to strengthen the assembly. Overall handling has been improved by balancing the bias between the cab location and rear wing placement which control the majority of the aero affects of the aggressively styled body. Finnish the competition with JConcepts – World Proven Innovation and Design.

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· Original – JConcepts Finnisher design
· Drop-on fit for the TLR 8ight-T 4.0
· Blended wing / body design
· Includes champion name plates with mounting hardware
· Clear polycarbonate with protective film
· Window masks and Finnisher decal sheet
· 2016 ROAR National Champion

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HB Racing: Junior Team Announced

HB Racing: Junior Team Announced

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Team HB Racing is proud to announce the crew of our up-and-coming RC drivers. The HB Junior Team gives young racers the chance to develop their skills and learn from our veteran drivers like Ty Tessmann and David Ronnefalk. HB Racing believes support for young drivers is critical to the future of RC racing, so Team Manager Gord Tessmann puts a priority on the Junior Team, offering his vast knowledge and personal support to the young drivers.

Gord’s son Ty was a HB Racing junior driver not long ago, and now he’s the reigning IFMAR World Champion. The highly competitive line of HB Racing cars for both off-road and on-road are great starting point for the Junior Team, giving them the equipment and confidence to take their racing to the top of the podium. So keep an eye out for the guys on the HB Junior Team!

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HB Racing Junior Team:

Hampus Berg
Pelle Culmsee
Jonathan Eisdon
Cole Gierte
Jordan Hubel
Cj Jelzin
Tyler Limnuskan
Carson Phipps
Michael Valentine Jr
Kody Watson


JConcepts: New Release – TLR 22 3.0 Worlds Body

JConcepts: New Release – TLR 22 3.0 Worlds Body


Backing up a successful design is perhaps the most difficult task in design and engineering. Faced with the challenge, the crew at JConcepts once again went to work to outfit the team during the 2015 IFMAR World Championships with a body capable of enhancing performance. This updated Silencer dubbed the S2, rocks some familiar features but rolled together with a low-profile stance.

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Slammed overall height allows the S2 to whisk through the turns with a low center of mass while the progressive cab design provides plenty of front-end force for superior balance and steering. A channeled roof directs the flow through the center of the body while also increasing the rigidity of cockpit. The dual side-window design that has become famous on the JConcepts bodies remains to bring a traditional feel to the layout.

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The upper side-pods feature distinct vents used to help relieve hot air build-up inside the body for those high-powered runs or hot days at the track. Carved and detailed side-pods edge the body giving the highly aero unit a stylish look with and tight fit and finish. The body is built to accommodate the TLR lay-down transmission, giving all out performance. 

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Performance validation was delivered by Ryan Maifield during the JConcepts Indoor National Series. During the triple A-main events, Maifield rose to the occasion taking a very close battle in A1 and A2 against his closest rivals. Maifield states, “The S2 body fits the 3.0 like a glove and has the proportions I like for a 2wd buggy. The cab is low but has the windshield in a place that provides a lot of stability.”

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Roll with the IFMAR World Champion, the S2 by JConcepts.


· JConcepts original Silencer 2 styling
· Aggressive, progressive cab design
· Channeled roof with center stabilizer
· Useable side-pod vents
· Compatible with lay-down transmission
· Includes two 6.5” Finnisher rear wings
· Includes JConcepts decal sheet and window mask

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Shin Adachi confirmed for the 2016 Dragon Stone

Shin Adachi confirmed for the 2016 Dragon Stone Asian Buggy Championships

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Adding to the growing talent pool of the 2016 Dragon Stone Asian Buggy Championships, we are happy to announce the confirmation of one of the industry’s most notable and experienced racers, Team Serpent’s Shin Adachi!

With Shin’s massive experience in 1/10th scale electric vehicles as multiple time Japanese National champion, Shin is also lead designer and team manager of Team Yokomo’s offroad division. In addition, Shin also plays a crucial part in Team Serpent’s 1/8th nitro development program and we are delighted to have Shin participate in the inaugural Dragon Stone Asian Buggy Championships in Liaoyang, China. In addition to his 1/10th scale accomplishments, Shin has made numerous appearances in Japan’s Nationals finals, a NeoBuggy finalist, and current 2016 FEMCA Vice Champion in 1/8th scale. Having Shin on hand will be great addition as he will be able to apply his experience and expertise to help all Team Serpent customers as well as demonstrating his 1/8th nitro prowess on track.

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Source: Special thanks to Scotty Ernst for sending this Press Release…

Drake wins Pro Nitro Truck at the 2016 Dash for Cash

Adam Drake wins Pro Nitro Truck at the 2016 Dash for Cash


Dialed In R/C Raceway hosted the 2nd annual Dash for Cash this past weekend in Victorville, CA. Adam Drake was the winner of the Pro Nitro Truck class and finished second in Pro Nitro Buggy and Electric Buggy. Thank you to the crew from Dialed In R/C Raceway for an amazing event!

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Note: Special thanks to Adam Drake for this report…

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