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Marco Baruffolo leaves TLR, destination XRAY?

Source: Marco Baruffolo (Facebook)

After three years with TLR, talented italian driver Marco Baruffolo announced that he was leaving the american brand. With TLR, Marco won one italian title and was three times finalist of the European Championship and two times finalist at the Neo race. Some rumors suggest that Marco would have signed with XRAY. Marco had the following to say:

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Micha Widmaier continues with SWORKz & TPRO tyres

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SWORKz have announced that European B Champion and German champion Micha Widmaier continues to be part of the SWORKz and TPRO teams. Micha will use 1/8 and 1/10 SWORKz vehicles and also TPRO tyres in the 2018 season. Micha has the following to say about his SWORKz and TPRO tyres deals:

2017 was a almost perfect season for me. SWORKz products, but especially the great team spirit made my decision to stay in the team easy. I am looking forward to a great 2018 with Euros and Worlds. Quality of the tires and the little wear made my decision easy. “

Serpent SDX4 V2 carbon fibre shock towers

Serpent have introduced two V2 carbon fibre shock towers for the Spyder SDX4. These improved front and rear shock towers are made from high quality carbon fibre and feature optimised up travel, camber link settings that are a bit more spaced , four shock angle holes and an optimized droop. The V2 carbon fibre shock towers are available separately now.

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Schelle B64 76mm front aluminum CVA bone set & 12mm pistons

Schelle Racing Innovations have introduced new 76mm front aluminum CVA bone set for the Team Associated B64 and 12mm pistons for TLR, Yokomo and Kyosho shocks. First up is the 76mm front aluminum CVA bone set. The two piece bones utilize a lightweight aluminum pin drive shaft mated to proven MIP steel CVA yokes. They are intended for B64 racers that want to shed some weight in the drivetrain for 13.5 and 17.5 racing only. The 76mm front aluminum CVA bones are available as pair and come with 2 black o-rings to limit uptravel and prevent damage to the parts.

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Spencer Rivkin takes double Team Associated Top Gun Shootout title

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Now in its seventh year, the Team Associated Top Gun Shootout continues to grow as one of the signature events in Southern California. Hosted by SDRC Raceway in beautiful San Diego, CA, and within earshot of Miramar Air Force Base, racers traveled from numerous states across the country to compete in the event. With a class for each skill level from novice to pro, the fresh layout offered a challenging and flowing layout for everyone. In qualifying for the premiere classes of 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy, it was the duo of Ryan Cavalieri and Reedy’s Spencer Rivkin taking the pole positions, respectfully. 

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Schumacher welcome back Eugene Galley

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After a 1 years hiatus, Eugene Galley return to the team Schumacher Racing. The Multi time BRCA National ‘A’ finalist will be flying the flag with the Cougar KC/KD plus the CAT K2 for the 2018 campaign.

“Eugene took a year out from the Schumacher family but the long time driver couldn’t resist coming back to what he knows best. Welcome back Eugene!” Schumacher.

T-Work’s B6/B64 titanium hinge pin sets

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T-Work’s have introduced two new titanium hinge pin sets for the Team Associated B6/B6D and B64/B64D. Both titanium hinge pin sets include eight suspension shafts made from high quality titanium lighter than the standard steel parts while also being highly corrosion-resistant meaning they will not rust when being exposed to the elements.

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Reedy S-Plus Competition Spec Class motors

After several months of behind-the-scenes development and track testing, Team Associated have announced the release of the all-new Reedy S-Plus Competition Spec Class motor. The heart of the S-Plus is a thin leg stator that allows shorter wire lengths, resulting in a massive reduction in resistance, a reduction in resistance just above the minimum allowed by R.O.A.R.

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