Nashville’s Dan Reino has long make his famous Ragu sauce traction compound for both on-road and off-road use, and X Factory has sold it for years. Now Reino releases the Ragu sauce in a new dauber-top bottle for much easier application with less mess.
Ragu has always been available in a spray bottle and most drivers don’t use the spray top, instead applying Ragu with a toothbrush. The new dauber-top bottle makes application smoother over the entire tire, allowing application of just the right amount.
Same great sauce as always, and the same 4-oz quantity, just a better applicator.
X Factory also now has Reino’s Ragu available in a refill bottle with no applicator at all, saving a dollar per bottle.
Use Reino’s Ragu in conjunction with Reino’s Marinade for the softest tires with best grip. Available from fine hobby stores stocking X Factory products and the X Factory web site.
Maximus R/C Raceway in York, Maine was the scene of the Durango Northeast Indoor Championship Oct 27 & 28. X Factory’s John Cravotta was among 155 entries which included several well-known national drivers. Practice started Saturday morning, a club race was held in the afternoon, and round 1 of qualifying ran Saturday evening, with Cravotta TQing both stadium truck and 2WD short course.
“Traction was up Sunday morning for round two and I set TQ in stadium truck by over a lap,” Cravotta said. “The X – 60 put in a flawless run. In short course, my SCX – 60CF was great again and I took second in that round.” After all was said and done, John would start first in truck and second in S.C.
Cravotta led the truck main from wire to wire. Starting second in S.C., John stayed there until encountering some lapped traffic where the leader got through and Cravotta was briefly held up, so John finished where he started, second.
In a post-race interview, Cravotta said,
“Both trucks were just dialed. The new carbon fiber SCX – 60CF was especially dialed Saturday evening as well as in the main, and the X – 60 was simply the fastest thing on the track. I can’t wait to get my X – 60CF, the all-new carbon fiber stadium truck in a couple of weeks.”
X Factory announces the X – 60CF, a great new 1/10 stadium truck. Building on the success of the amazing carbon fiber SCX – 60CF short course truck, this new stadium truck continues many of the same design principles. It’s an all carbon fiber Conversion Kit that converts a T 4 or 4.1 to a slim new mid-motor monster.
For several years the molded-chassis X – 60 has been very successful on tracks all over the world; now X Factory changes it to a carbon fiber truck that is lighter and moves the weight more to the center of the truck. Lean in the corners is greatly reduced for faster lines, and the latest prototype X – 60CF weighs in at only about 1870 grams fully dressed for racing!
The X – 60 provided design inspiration for the SCX – 60CF which has been winning races for the past eight months, and X Factory has carried over those great design principles and many of the same parts to make this daring all-new stadium truck.
X-Team drivers will use production prototypes in several major races all over the U.S. during October and drivers are encouraged to come take a look. Chris Cristo will attend this weekend’s J Concepts race at R/C Excitement in Fitchburg, Mass. Chris Gould will have one at the Gold Cup race at Tacoma R/C in Washington the following weekend, and Ryan Durenne will drive an X – 60CF at the Spektrum race in Milwaukee.
Final set-up details are being worked out now and X Factory is beginning to write the instruction manual. Expect X – 60CF Conversion Kits in great hobby stores in late November, so save up some Christmas money and let’s go truckin’!!
Driving smoothly and consistently, Stefan Mesker drove his X Factory X – 6 Squared mid-motor buggy to a solid win in the final round of the B.N.K. Championship at Bergschenhoek near Rotterdam. Mesker took all three rounds of qualifying by five seconds or more, good for the TQ position on the grid.
Stefan took a wire-to-wire win in A1. In A2, with 2 laps remaining, Mesker made a mistake, Bryan Van Rijnberk got past, and Mesker finished second. A3 was another wire-to-wire win for Stefan.
After the race, Stefan said, “I haven’t been able to race much this summer, and I was hungry to get back to R/C Championship racing. This is my home track, and I just wheeled it. So easy to do with the X – 6 Squared. I thank X Factory for staying with me even though I have been on the sidelines for a while.”
The BNK Series takes in 7 races at different venues across Belgium and Holland, then awards two Championships, one for each nation. This year’s Belgian Championship goes to Bruno “Elvo” Heremans with his X – 6 Squared. X Factory drivers won five of the seven races, with Wouter Wynen taking three, Elvo one, and Mesker the last round. Heremans combined his win with five third-place finishes to take the Belgian crown.
Ashley Anthony, already 2012 Australian National Champion, took the New South Wales title last weekend at the Ryde track near Sydney. With about 100 entries overall, the largest single class was stock buggy, with 38 entries. Anthony’s X – 6 Squared won all four qualifiers to take TQ, then won A-1 & A-3 to take the title. Anthony had the following to say...
“My X – 6 Squared was simply dialed, clearly the best car on the track, and I was easily able to control the race,”. “I could run the whole race at my pace. The only reason I didn’t win A-2 was my own mistake which put me back to 7th or 8th. I finished second, and if there had been another minute could have won that one too.” In qualifier 3, Ash had the first 10-lap run in any stock motor class.
The umpteenth annual Hobby Haven Shoot-Out was run Labor Day weekend at Hobby Haven in Des Moines, Iowa, and X Factory sponsored the stock buggy class by awarding an X – 6 Squared Conversion Kit to the highest finishing stock buggy driver who is not sponsored. X Factory wants to show appreciation to club racers who make our Family strong, and believes .sponsoring stock buggy at races all over is one good way to do that.
The remnants of hurricane Isaac were moving into the central part of the US as practice and Saturday qualifying too. It was cool and cloudy -- definitely felt like rain – but the expected showers held off and the sun came out in force Sunday about 10AM. The mains were held at 90+ with everybody drinking water like crazy.
Chazz and Paul Sinclair made the drive from Ohio to represent stock buggy class sponsor X Factory, while event title sponsor J Concepts flew AE team driver Dave Duncan in from their Florida headquarters. Duncan won the first two A mains in stock buggy, so the race was on in A-3 for the big prize.
Justin Dewey was starting second on the grid, so with Double D sitting out A-3 Dewey was on pole, but early trouble moved him back a little in the pack. Dewey ran second for the middle section of the race, then took over the lead with about a minute to go and held it to the end.
After the race Dewey said, “I wanted to win the X Factory Kit and worked hard through all the mains to do it. I’m excited to convery my current car over to mid-motor and try out the New Math Thanks to X Factory for supporting the little guys..