JConcepts New Release – B44.3 Silencer Body

by Rich on February 27, 2015

JCO0287_alt4JConcepts, out to Silence the competition, debuts new Silencer body design for Team Associated B44.3 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 Team Associated B44.3 buggy.
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2015 Tasmanian State Titles

by Rich on February 25, 2015

Ray_LachlanThe Tasmanian 1/10 offroad state titles were held over the weekend of 20-22 February at the Goodwood club in Hobart, Tasmania. Racers were treated to a fun dirt track and hot summer weather.

The JConcepts Australia team had a successful weekend, taking 4 state titles and 5 TQs over the weekend.

Ray Munday (JC / AE / Reedy) took the double TQ in 2wd Modified (B5M) and 4wd Modified (B44.3). Ray narrowly missed the win in 2wd, but sealed the deal in 4wd modified for his 24th state title.

Keeping the success in the family, Rays 9 year old son Lachlan took TQ and won all 3 finals in the 17.5T Junior class with his B5M to win his first ever state title.
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On The Rug

by Rich on February 25, 2015

IMG_1548Mike Garrison takes the win on the rug with JConcepts.

The 2015 Race On The Rug event hosted by the RC Complex in Bolivar, Missouri. The facility recently decided to remove their dirt offroad track, and replace it with a European style carpet offroad track. Winter weather and icy roads unfortunately struck the area leading up to the race.
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JCO3057_altJConcepts unveils an all new 1.9” all-terrain scaling tire from their design department. The Scorpios, scale looking tread, extra tall size and profile, jump out as the most obviously features. Starting by analyzing the tread, the design team focused on a closely knit tread arranging them in a pattern closely resembling a 1:1 scale tire. The padded arrangement of tread makes the tire ideal for transitioning from the hard road to dirt and then into rocky and uneven terrain. Once power is applied to the vehicle, the tread spacing opens up which allows for some deep digging making it a great working tire in dirt and muddy conditions.

Each tread block has finely cut edges with a healthy radius where the block meets the tire body. Each block features slight cuts on top to open up and create some sling space while the outer most lug extends down the sidewall to stiffen the upper carcass and increase the pinch grip. The flexibility of the compound combined with the close arrangement gives the tire a grippy feel but still maintains that all important look.
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JCO3053The super soft green compound grips like a monster, while the tall (125mm) profile JConcepts tire for 1.9” wheels tackles even the most treacherous terrain. The Ruptures are that extremely tacky yet versatile tire trailing drivers lust for. The design starts with a layout of individual “large islands” that react to directional and forward loading characteristics like a soft gummy candy. The long horizontal attack bars are connected with solid sidewall detail which braces the sidewall for the high impact situations. The center “mini islands” help maintain spinning speed and at half height provide some space to sling clean during those dirty trail runs.
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Ryan Maifield Wins Exciting DNC Buggy Final

by Rich on February 23, 2015

sun_ryangirls-620x372Ryan Maifield has won the big one at this year’s 16th running of the Dirt Nitro Challenge.

The TLR driver would claim his 2nd buggy title at the Fear Farm but more significantly his first big nitro win for his new manufacturer when on the penultimate lap of the exciting 45-minute A-Main he got ahead of former team-mate Ryan Cavalieri. A race that saw four different leaders, Maifield went to the front ahead of defending champion Ty Tessmann 4-minutes in until a mistake at the 10-minute mark would drop him to third after which his challenge looked to be over as he fell further down the order to sixth. A driver famed for his late charges, the Arizona ace never gave up and as a gusting wind added to the challenges of the tough track conditions in the closing stages, Maifield was there to capitalise to take his second major title of the new season having last month claimed his first ever Reedy Race of Champions win. Unfortunately for the stars of last night’s epic Truggy final, Tessmann and new champion David Ronnefalk, their races would hit trouble. Holding a comfortable lead with just 8-minutes to go Tessmann would suffer a problem with his battery connector and losing over a minute in the pits fixing it, the World Champion would be leaving with no titles this year finishing up 7th overall. Trying to recover, from a frantic start, Ronnefalk would twice run out of fuel after communication issues with his pit crew. With Maifield and Cavalieri separated by just 0.684 joining them on the podium would be the other of America’s offroad establishment trio Jared Tebo. Leading a total of close on 1/3 of the race, Dakotah Phend would just miss out the podium by half a second, the wind being the downfall to the 18-year-old’s quest for a first DNC title.
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2015 Super Cup Championship Series – Spring Round 1

by Lance MacDonald on February 19, 2015

16361_795587323809727_6825645824970233499_nValentines Day weekend kicked off the 2015 Super Cup Season at 301 Raceway in Wildwood FL. Friday night we celebrated the 2014 season with another great banquet, handing out over 215 awards and a pile of prizes from our amazing sponsors. On Saturday, Round 1 kicked off with 211 entries that would fill the indoor facility to near capacity. Racers enjoyed the spacious tables and comfortable area inside away from the morning cold winds. Track was new to many racers with a hybrid surface consisting of a clay base and wooden carpeted jumps. Tires were tricky to find as grip increased with every passing hour on Friday’s practice. By Saturday morning racers came prepared with tires in hand that had been glued the night before. Qualifying would start with a delay as technology played its part of glitches and system bugs. Tech support would work hard as the racers patiently waited for quals to begin. Once quals began racers were ready and laid down crazy fast laps with times dropping heat after heat.
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Winter Indoor Nationals – Main Day Recap

by Thomas Tran on February 9, 2015

DSCF2338The tension has finally reached the weekend high as racers calm the nerves and settle in for the first round of A mains. The highly anticipated battle in the super competitive 2wd modified class did not disappoint and a nail biter from start to finish.

Leading the pack from the front of the grid, AE/JConcept’s Nick Gibson started to build a small gap from the rest of his competitors. However, the young talent would make the first mistake by coming up short on the double allowing TLR’s JP Richards to the point. Within a few laps, JP Richards would make a minor bobble in the sweeper collecting Gibson in the process as the two would lose time and position. This would allow 3rd place qualifier, AE/JConcepts’ Michael Schoettler to the front as the Washington native would inherit the lead on the 4th lap. Once Schoettler took over the lead, he masterfully controlled the gap to 2nd place and never looked back.
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Chassis Focus – TLR 22T 2.0

by Thomas Tran on February 8, 2015

IMG_9728Delivering on what the TLR customers have asked for, TLR updated 22T 2.0 truck in all the right ways. Root is running a basically stock kit in mid-motor (rear motor parts are all included) form with ti-screws and turnbuckles by TLR. Pushing the envelope to another level, TLR has included 2 bodies for mid and rear motor configurations for all your racing needs. Also included in the kit is the updated grooved slipper plates to help clean as well as cool the slipper pads. In addition, the kit comes with machined shock internals and the bellcrank steering assembly.
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Chassis Focus – Jason Ruona’s B5M

by Thomas Tran on February 8, 2015

DSCF2325At the first round of the 2015 JConcepts Indoor National Series, Jason Ruona is out supporting the product and team and has his personal Team Associated B5M out on display.   The popular Team Associated buggy is decked out with all the current and future JConcepts products.

We start at the front of the vehicle where the stock hinge pin brace has been replaced with an all aluminum, CNC machined piece with chamfered silver edges available in blue and black anodizing.  
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