2014 ROAR Region 5 Regionals

by Rich on July 22, 2014

reg1bThis past weekend, I-69 Raceway hosted the 2014 ROAR Region 5 Electric Off-Road Regionals. Located just outside of Indianapolis in Noblesville, some of the regions fastest electric racers were drawn to the event with its central location. JConcepts Drivers, Curtis May, Brandon Marsh, and young gun Nathan Clark, would represent the Buckeye State. Hoosier state natives Adam Rayls and Ben Ellis would try to hold the fort down for the hometown boys, while Matt Gosch would try to wreak havoc as a representative of Illinois.
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JCO2348-1Converting the front and rear of the RC10B5 or B5M to an ultra, light-weight hex adaptor set from JConcepts is quick and simple. The hex adaptors are precision machined, blue or black anodized and feature a fluted design eliminating unnecessary rotating weight. The aluminum material combined with clamping design and light-weight styling provides utmost durability and all-important functionality. Installation is simple… For the front, slide on the hex to either the JConcepts Titanium axle (#2346T) or standard AE axle (#91408) and cinch the 2.0mm screw with slight pressure to maintain position. For the rear, slide on the hex to the standard rear axle and cinch the 2.0mm screw with slight pressure to maintain position.
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JConcept Summer Indoor Nationals

by Rich on July 15, 2014

OutbackRyan Maifield, JR Mitch, Ryan Matesa and Brian Kinwald win with JConcepts at the 2014 Summer Indoor Nationals.

The 3rd stop on the JConcepts Indoor National Series travelled to Outback Raceway located in Chico, California. One of two tracks owned by online RC retail giant A-Main Hobbies and is just about a mile away from the Silver Dollar Raceway which last September hosted the 1:10 Offroad World Championships. Outback Raceway is situated in A-Main’s distribution center from where it ships RC products and soon bicycles to customers all around the world.

Ryan Maifield completed the perfect debut with Team Losi Racing as he took all three of his new TLR cars to victory. Having dominated the same event last year with Team Associated, the Arizona ace’s much anticipated first outing with his new team again produced an all conquering performance. Top Qualifier for each of his A-Mains, in the series’ two big classes, 2wD & 4WD buggy, he would wrap things up early repeating his A1 performances in A2 to claim overall victory. Also debuting TLR’s new 22 SCT 2.0 at the A-Main Hobbies owned track he made it a hat trick as he took the win of that class’ single A-Main.
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JCO3233JConcepts has upped the ante with the release of the new Dirt-Tech closed cell inserts. Gray in color, the new inserts are designed in conjunction with tire insert guru, Brian “Dirt” Kinwald to bring the ultimate touch and feel while providing utmost durability. The 1/8th buggy insert has medium sized cuts on the outside which touch off against the tire inner carcass providing a cushy response and feel. The inside has horizontal channels cut in a 360 pattern to soak up the large impacts and help create forward bite and increase acceleration.

The JConcepts design, with custom sculpted features, are blended into the newly developed material providing racers a durable option capable of being used in medium to extremely high-traction conditions. Testing has shown great results when used in these conditions and in popular tires such Hybrids, Stackers and Crossbows. Most recently, Ryan Maifield scored a 2nd place finish at the 1/8th ROAR Fuel buggy nationals utilizing the Dirt-Tech inserts in a 60 minute A-main event.
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JCO3076Debuted at the 2014 Reedy Race of Champions, the JConcepts Silver Compound was the quick break-in compound used with success in the open and invitational classes. The new indoor compound labeled as “Super Soft Indoor” works alongside the gold, however, breaks in slightly quicker allowing drivers to get up to speed quickly and when practice is at a minimum. The silver is not a replacement for the popular gold compound but an option that can be used to dial in on a freshly groomed track or offer a quick break-in alternative.
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Sponsored For a Day

by Rich on June 27, 2014

SOSDuring the 3rd round of the Southern Off-road Series hosted by Dalton RC, JConcepts Team drivers Mark Moon and Blane Allen each chose a 2wd buggy driver to be “Sponsored For A Day”. They provided JConcepts tires as well as help setting up their cars.

Unfortunately the mains were rained out but the two “Sponsored For A Day” drivers improved their lap times during qualifying by utilizing the right tires and set-ups. Thanks to Mark, Blane, Dalton RC and Southeast Hobbies for a great program and helping out the local racers!

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JConcepts New Release – SCT Dirt Webs

by Rich on June 26, 2014

JCO3080_1During 2012, legendary racer, Brian Kinwald, came up with a hand-made tire design. After testing at indoor tracks around the country, qualifying results during the 2012 Hot Rod Shootout and working together with JConcepts designer Jason Ruona, the Dirt Webs tire was born. Production tire versions debuted during the 2013 IFMAR World Championships at Silver Dollar Raceway in Chico, CA, where Ryan Maifield used the 2wd front tire to his advantage during the A-Final events taking the fastest lap times on his way to a 3rd overall podium finish in the 2wd class.
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2014 ROAR Fuel Nationals

by Rich on June 23, 2014

10406569_10203306567336520_1247351779165368738_nIt was a great weekend at the 2014 ROAR Fuel Nationals hosted by Thornhill Racing Circuit located in Hutto Texas, just outside Austin.

Ryan Maifield finished off the weekend taking a 2nd place in the 1/8th buggy class and 4th in the 1/8th truck class. Ryan’s JConcepts equipped Team Associated vehicles were amazing all weekend long on the large technical track.

If you missed the action, check out the replay here and stay tuned for a full report in the coming days.
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JCO2346T_2One of the best upgrades you can make to any R/C vehicle is to reduce weight. JConcepts has been on top of weight saving items since the beginning and now are making those items available to the Team Associated B5 vehicles. A critical point of the axle weight revolves around the front axle itself along with surrounding geometry, hexes and pins. Within the steering block the space is very tight and especially between the 2 front bearings where the front axles rests. The cleverly designed JConcepts axle is quite simple, straight-forward and eliminates ~38% weight over a stock steel replacement axle.
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JConcepts, out to Silence the competition, debuts new Silencer body design for Kyosho RB6 MM vehicle.

The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with leading team drivers to develop a new high-speed style body, specifically for the latest circuits. One of the most recognizable items, the Silencer body style, has now been designed for perfect fit and finish on the Kyosho RB6 MM buggy.
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