Save the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd for A-Main Speedway’s 2nd annual Spring Fling in Pueblo, CO with a special event sponsored by us here at the Big Squid RC. You can get your fill of off-road racing with classes for pretty much every type of off-road rc vehicle in existence. 1/8th scale buggy, truggy, monster truck, electric, nitro, 2 and 4wd short course, a sportsman class for the newbs, and more.
Qualifying takes place on Saturday, the racing commences on Sunday. After the racing is done, it’ll be time to bust out some hang time in the Big Squid RC Big Air event thingy.
A Main Speedway is my local hobby shop and I will be there shooting a lot of pics. If you’re nearby come on down, find me and say “The crow kaws at the dawn of the first full moon.” That’ll be our secret code for “Give me free stickers or something*.”
You can sign up for this event at the RC Signups website and you can get more info by looking at that flyer up there or by hitting up the A-Main Speedway Facebook page and clicking over to the Events Section.
There’ll be door prizes, t-shirts, and more for competitors, plus lots of fun.
* Something may include, but is not limited to, a passionate embrace.
For those of you looking for truly big power on-road, O.S. Engine has announced their new R2101. The R2101 is a .21 cubic inch nitro burner that should put some serious power into your 1/8th scale on-road machine. It features a DLC coated crank with pressed in weights, a 7+3 port design, and is based off the legendary 21XZ-R.
* Weight- 11.99 oz
* Bore- 0.633″
* Stroke- 0.677″
* Practical RPM- 4,000-45,000
* Output- 2.7 hp @ 33,000 rpm
The R2101 has a part number of #OSMG2043, a street price of $499, and it is expected to hit hobby shops later this month. Hit up This Link for more information over on the O.S. website.
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For racers & bashers looking for big nitro power at a lower price, O.S. Engines have announced the O.S. 21XZ-B V2. The 21XZ-B V2 is lighter, lower and cooler running than before, yet still produces the kind of power you expect from a top shelf engine. Some of its features include-
* Holes in cylinder head to save weight
* Same piston, rod, and liner as the Speed version
* 22B2 single needle carb
* Comes with 7mm carb reducer
* Silicone filled crank with tungsten counter weights
The O.S. 21XZ-B VII has a part number of #OSMG2053, a street price of $319, and they are slated for a late March release date.
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Ofna has just announced a new on-road machine, the X3-GT 4wd Nitro Touring Car. The car is set on Ofna’s race oriented X3 off-road chassis for a smooth drivetrain and plush suspension, and has a futuristic looking Cosmic GT body on top. Some of its other features and specifications include-
* Force .28 nitro engine
* 2 speed transmission
* Rear diffuser
* 16mm short stroke shocks
* Full bearing set
* Hardened diff gears
* Width- 12.5″
* Length- 22.7″
* Weight- 7.8 lbs
The part number is #34939 and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Ofna website.
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Ofna X3-GT Gallery
To make their latest rally car even more scale realistic, HPI Racing has mounted up nitro power in their new Ken Block Fiesta WR8 3.0. A Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine is used to give you the smell and sound of nitro, while the WR8 chassis is based off the Bullet 3.0 monster truck for maximum bash-a-bility. A scale realistic Ford Fiesta body with Ken Block livery sits on top, which should make it a real head turner when you meet up with your bash-buddies at the park.
The part number for the WR8 3.0 is #112868 and you can get more information by hitting up This Link over on the offical HPI website. Click Here for more HPI news right here on BigSquidRC.
HPI Ken Block Nitro WR8 Gallery
For all you Ferrari fans out there Kyosho has announced a pair or new on-road cars. The new Inferno Ferrari 458 comes two ways, electric with Orion brushless power, or nitro powered by a .25 cubic inch Kyosho KE25 engine. Both come as Readysets, assembled with 2.4GHz radio systems and metal gear servos.
The Electric Powered Version has a part number of #30940 and is priced at $785. The Nitro Version has a part number of #31838 and a street price of $679.
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EP Inferno GT2 VE RS Ferrari 458 Gallery
GP Inferno GT2 RS Ferrari 458 Gallery
Kyosho has a pair of unique looking bash-mobiles on display at the Nurnberg Toy Fair. Their new 2wd Scorpion B-XXL buggies are 1:7 scale and look ready to tackle some serious off-roading. The nitro version uses a high performance engine and a 200ml fuel tank for up to 15 minute run times, while the electric version uses an Orion brushless system for power. The part number for the nitro is #31875 while the electric version is #30974.
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Kyosho Electric Scorpion B-XXL VE Gallery
Kyosho Nitro Scorpion B-XXL Gallery
Back in the day, the first XRay nitro buggies were named XB8, now they are bringing back the name for their latest creation. The 2014 XB8 is a high-end 8th scale buggy that is made from high grade materials and is designed with all the latest performance tricks. Some of its highlights include-
* Unique XPBS front pivot ball suspension
* Multi-Flex chassis adjustment system
* All new big-bore shocks
* Beefy carbon fiber towers
* CNC-machined 3mm Swiss 7075 T6 aluminum chassis
* SFA graphite stiffeners on a-arms
The 2014 XB8 has a part number of #XRA350009 and a street price of just under $700. Hit up This Link for more information over on the official XRay website.
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XRay XB8 Gallery
To kick off the new year HPI Racing has updated their Savage XL 5.9 RTR monster truck. The Savage 5.9 is a mainstay at bash spots across the world, the 2014 version should be even better. Some of the updates include-
* Comes with a glow starter w/battery, fuel bottle, 6-cell stick pack with charger, and six AA batteries
* Includes sintered bulletproof diff gears
* Uses 4 big bore shocks instead of the old 8 shock set-up
* Engine stays the same- Nitro Star 5.9cc 3.75 horsepower
The new part number is #112601, the street price is $599, and they are available right now for your bashing pleasure. For complete information hit up This Link.
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The latest machine from TLR for supremacy in the truggy class is the 8IGHT-T 3.0. The 8IGHT-T series is well known for winning races and for being one of the kings of the local bash spot. Their big tires and big nitro power are just what the doctor ordered for some serious bash action. The 3.0 version includes some updates to make it better than ever.
* Improved body & wing
* 16mm shocks
* Improved suspension geometry
* Center dogbones
* Comes with a collection of option parts
* Stronger, newly designed ring & pinion gears
* Gen III radio tray
The part number is #TLR04001 and you can check out all of TLR’s fine products on their Official Website.
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TLR 8IGHT-T 3.0 Gallery
For all you Vaughn Gittin Jr. and rc drifting fans comes a new car from HPI Racing. Their latest drift machine is the Nitro RS4 3 Evo+ ’69 Ford Mustang. This nitro powered beast is said to produce 2.2 horsepower, more than enough for some slideways tire smoking action.
* RTR, no building required
* 3.0cc Nitro Star engine
* Adjustable 2 speed transmission
The part number is #112619, it has a street price of $329, and they are on sale right now. To get more information check out This Link.
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HPI Nitro '69 Mustang Gallery
A nitro truggy is the weapon of choice for many a basher. They are big, they can take a hit, and the noise and smell of nitro add to the realism. The crew over at Tekno have released full information on their new NT48 Nitro Truggy. It’s a big old beast that should be able to bust out fast laps at the local track, and huge air at the local bash spot. Some of its features and specifications include-
* 16mm big bore shocks
* 2 different engine mounting positions
* 4mm 7075 aluminum chassis
* CNC machined, hardened steel ring and pinion gears
* 3 lightweight, fluid filled diffs
* Thick aluminum shock towers, 6mm front, 5mm rear
* Lightweight steering posts, wheel hubs, and pivot balls
* Wheelbase: 375-385mm
* Width: 416-420mm
* Dry weight: 9.1 lbs
The part number for the Tekno NT48 is #TKR5400, it is priced at $650, they start shipping in early January, and you can get more information by clicking This Link.
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We often throw around the saying “Go fast, turn left!” as a type of good-bye around the BigSquidRC offices, but there aren’t that many oval cars introduced to the rc market each year. For all you oval fans out there, say hello to the Ofna Hyper Sprint. The Hyper Sprint is an 8th scale nitro powered dirt oval car that should be a lot of fun to blast around the local oval track or to slide around an empty dirt lot with your friends. Some features and specifications of the Hyper Sprint include-
* .28 JL nitro engine
* Detailed scale appearance
* 4wd with 3 gear differentials
* C-hub suspension
* Dirt tread tires
* Front & rear sway bars
* Wheelbase- 12.75″
* Width- 12″
* Length- 19″
* Weight- 8.5 lbs
The part number for the Hyper Sprint is #14333, it has a street price of $419, and you should start seeing them in hobby shops mid-December. For more information simply click This Link.
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Ofna Hyper Sprint Gallery