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JConcepts And Ryan Maifield Take 2nd Consecutive ROAR National Championship In Modified Short Course Truck

NorCal Hobbies in Union City, CA, provided the setting for the 2011 ROAR Off-Road Nationals. A beautiful track layout by Kevin Jelich and the NorCal crew was in place and ready for Wednesday’s open practice session. Elevation changes throughout made for one of the most brilliant and fluid experiences a racer could imagine. All the [...]

Aug 22, 2011 Comments
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2011 Futaba Electric Challenge: Day 3 Recap

We have finished all the mains, ran the money races, and all the hardware has been handed out.  Matt Farris was able to win the Pro Buggy Dash 4 Cash race again so he brought home a total of $630 this weekend!  The top 3 for each class is listed below right above the pictures. [...]

Aug 21, 2011 Comments
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Futaba Electric Challenge: Day 3 Begins

We held another brief driver’s meeting this morning and then we started the 1st round of qualifying.  Today’s race format will be the same with 3 rounds of qualifying and then the mains.  We will run another Dash 4 Cash race and then hand out the awards. I’m uploading videos that I have shot this weekend so keep checking back [...]

Aug 21, 2011 Comments
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Futaba Electric Challenge: Day 2 Recap

Before we kicked off the 2011 Futaba Electric Challenge we held a brief driver’s meeting to go over all the grounds rules with everyone in attendance for the trophy race. After a few minutes of going over the rules with the drivers and answering questions, everyone took of their hats for the national anthem, and [...]

Aug 21, 2011 Comments
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Futaba Electric Challenge: Short Course Enduro Race

After the mains and Dash 4 Cash races, we got together for one more event, the short course truck enduro race.  10 teams competed in the event and each team consisted of two drivers. Each driver would take a turn running the truck for 15 minutes while the other driver was on the track to [...]

Aug 21, 2011 Comments
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Futaba Electric Challenge: Dash 4 Cash

Before we started the mains the top 6 qualifiers for Sportsman and Pro 1/8 Electric Buggy competed in a Dash 4 Cash event, winner take all. In each race the drivers would compete to see who could complete 6 laps first.  The only catch was that there were no marshals and if you wrecked your [...]

Aug 21, 2011 Comments
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Futaba Electric Challenge: Prototype Epic Revtech 1/8 Brushless Motors

Epic team drivers were spotted testing out their prototype 1/8 buggy and truggy brushless motors. These Revtech motors feature a ribbed can for cooling and I was told they use a 4 pole design.  The team drivers were testing a 1950kv motor for their 1/8 electric buggies, and for 1/8 electric truggies they were running [...]

Aug 21, 2011 Comments
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Futaba Electric Challenge: Novak Ballistic 8 Brushless Motors

Recently Novak announced that they will be adding 1/8 brushless motors to their popular Ballistic brushless motor lineup. At the 2011 Futaba Electric Challenge Novak drivers were spotted using some Ballistic 8 brushless motors to compete in the 1/8 electric buggy classes.  These motors feature a 4 pole design, adjustable mechanical timing, and use an epoxy [...]

Aug 21, 2011 Comments
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