X Factory is releasing a new mid-motor short course truck and recently raced with it at the 4th Round of the 2011 Short Course Showdown Nation Wide Tour. Check out all the info below in the press release from X Factory:
A prototype of the new X Factory SCX – 60CF mid-motor short course truck was seen recently at the 4th Round of the 2011 Short Course Showdown Nation Wide Tour at Mike’s Hobbies in Dallas, Texas. Team driver Clayton Easley drove the new truck, which was designed for X Factory by Speedy Dad in Phoenix, Ariz. Easley had Dad’s personal truck.
The SCX – 60CF is all carbon fiber and very slim, for an absolutely dialed look. This photo of the chassis shows the lay-out of Speedy Dad’s first truck. Dad has made a slightly revised prototype raced by his son Alex and the production SCX – 60CF is being made to those specs, so some parts will be slightly different.
Easley (left in photo below) qualified and finished 5th in the competitive Modified Short Course class even though this is the first time he had ever driven an X Factory short course truck, so there is no doubt the new truck is fast. “Like every X-Car I have driven, the SCX – 60CF is incredibly stable – I was over to lay down power and drive past other trucks in the whoops section. It’s also the best truck out there in the air. I don’t want to send this back to Speedy Dad!”
Team driver Gary O’Brien (right in photo below) finished 4th in the Stock 17.5 class, and he also bumped up from the B to finish 10th in Modified Short Course class. O’Brien drove his original SCX – 60, and you can easily see the difference in the photo below.
The first small batch of SCX – 60CFs are in production now. A number of drivers have pre-ordered them (www.xfactorystore.com) and a small batch is being readied to ship without instruction manuals, box labels, etc. Those pre-production Kits will be used to work out any small issues, write the instructions, etc, and full production is expected to begin in November.
Photo credits: Charlie Suangka