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Closed For Vacation - September 2012 -

Darkside Motorsports/KSKT Racing Products will be closed from September 18th until September 28th. Orders placed during this time will be shipped when we return.

If you need any of the parts or kits that we make, please contact Lowell at the E-Team Hobbyplex at 970-690-5578


We've got some exciting new products coming early in October, stay tuned.....


-E


Outlaw4 1/12 Oval Chassis Now Available -

Darkside Motorsports is proud to announce the release our fourth generation 1/12 oval chassis, the Outlaw4.  This chassis is available in either a t-plate version or a v-link version.   Conversion and complete kits are available. The kits are listed in the products section under chassis kits.  The part numbers and pricing is listed below:

#832 - Outlaw4 Complete Kit - Link Veresion $310
#833 - Outlaw4 Conversion Kit - Link Version - $180
#834 - Outlaw4 Complete Kit - T-Plate Version - $300
#835 - Outlaw4 Conversion Kit - T-Plate Version - $170


The Ignitor is Released -

The design for the Ignitor platform began as an evolution of our four previous oval platforms while continuing to push the envelope by combining the latest industry trends and cutting edge materials.   Structurally, this is the best designed chassis we’ve ever made.  Darkside cars have always had a reputation for being able to survive the worst wrecks while still driving away.  The new chassis carries on that tradition, while shedding unnecessary weight and bulk.  We’ve spent a good amount of time studying the reactions of the chassis as it makes laps.  This translates to a chassis that retains the strength that makes a car responsive to the smallest changes while still building in flex and weight saving cutouts.  We’ve not compromised the design of the chassis with pretty cut-outs placed in the wrong locations. 

 

On the Ignitor chassis we’ve considered the current racing trends of 1c Lipo batteries and brushless motors and what is takes to have a chassis fast, efficient and responsive.  We kept the adjustability in the chassis for adaptability to most any racing surface or grip condition.  Once again, we’re leading the industry by incorporating new ideas in to this car.  We are the first to use structural carbon fiber angle for rear body post and center shock mounts.  This material is ultra rigid and very light.  We’ve moved the t-plate rear pivot further rearward in the car.  We’ve also provided the ability for this chassis to be run with a standard symmetrical t-plate (L4 style), our new long t-plate, a short t-plate, a 4-ball t-plate, and trailing links.  That’s five rear configurations that can be run with the same chassis and lower plates that come standard with the kits.  

 

The Ignitor is be available as a complete rolling chassis or as a conversion kit.  The complete kit will feature a Team Associated L4 style front end with our aluminum castor blocks and RC4less in-line stub axles,  Silva Concepts HPS2 micro shocks through out and IRS differential components.  The kit will come standard with a long t-plate.  We will have the trailing link assembly, short t-plate and 4-ball t-plate available as optional parts. 

 

The Ignitor kit provides comes with the best parts included.  Run what’s in the box and you will win, period.

Please contact me at eric@darksidems.com with any questions or to reserve your chassis now.

 


Darkside Cars Win Another Enduro.... -

Enduro at Hobbyplex Raceway
Hobbytown USA held a 8 hour endure race on Jan, 29,2012 in Omaha NE.
A total of 7 teams in the race. The team had to have a min of 3 on a team. One to drive, one to corner marshall, and one to pit the car. Also everyone had to drive for a min. of one hour.
Team CMMM drove a 200mm Darkside I-Force pancar to take first place.
Mike Clement, Craig Maline drove for 3 hours each and Mike Lafferty, and Mike Garret steered the car around the roadcourse for a hour each.
Team CMMM drove 8 hours with an average lap time of about 13 seconds. 

The race line was measured and calculated out the actual miles driven by Team CMMM was 1884 laps equaled out to about 123 miles driven by an rc car in eight hours.
Second place was also driving a Darkside I-Force pancar.
Here are the results from the enduro.
Hour PLEX Enduro A Main                                     Round# 2, Race# 1
 
________________________Driver___Car#____Laps____RaceTime____Fast Lap___Behind_
Team CMMM                      #2             1884           8:00:03.289            10.948          
Z, Bob & the FAT KID           #5             1881           8:00:01.865            12.652          
Team SKI Open                  #3             1872           8:00:12.709            12.407          
Team Apocalypse                #1             1793           8:00:04.391            12.173          
Team T-REX                     #4             1568           8:00:06.087            12.336          
Team Brinton                   #7             1346           8:00:10.637            11.314           
TFI Racing                     #6             1262           8:00:08.069            10.342
 


Closed for Vacation & New Stuff -

Darkside Motorsports & KSKT Racing Products will be closed from September 16 until September 28th.  Orders placed during this time will be shipped when we return.  A large selection of parts is available by contacting the E-Team Hobbyplex in Fort Collins, Colorado at 970-690-5578, ask for Lowell. 

In early October, we will be releasing our new 1/2 oval chassis, the Outlaw 4.  In addition, we have other new products coming out including spring steel t-plates for the Ignitor series chassis.  Pictures and information to coming soon.

-E


1/12 Bodies Back in Stock -

The Aero1 1/12 scale Dodge Charger bodies are back in stock.  They are part #398. 


Another Darkside Wins... -

Darkside Motorsports wins at the recent Maine Mall Meltdown Trophy Race at the Summit Raceway in Portland, Maine. Team Darkside’s Bob Tourangeau was able to top qualify, set a new track record and win the A main in the COT class.  Bob was piloting his Darkside Tornado chassis.  Bob has been a long time supporter and team member of Darkside Motorsports.  Congrats on a successful weekend Bob!


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