It started cooling off on Friday night, and in typical Silver State fashion the track is getting rough. The racers at this year’s event are split on how to best handle the changing conditions: some are making changes to their cars in an effort to cope, while the rest are simply focusing on driving the [...]
The first round of qualifying in Boulder City, NV brought with it a few surprises. With the fastest three consecutive laps from yesterday’s final practice round used to seed drivers of similar speeds together for qualifying, and the fastest heats per class running at the end of the round, the times dropped with each race [...]
The 15th Annual Silver State Nitro Challenge kicked off today with two rounds of controlled practice for all classes: 40+, Open, and Expert Truck and Buggy, Open and Expert Electric Buggy, and 2WD and 4WD short course. The first practice round this morning allowed all 26 heats of drivers seven minutes of practice to learn [...]
It takes just two words to describe why the Silver State Nitro Challenge has become a popular stop on the nitro off-road racing calendar over the last ten-plus years: Vegas, baby! Held for the last several years in Boulder City, just outside the land of Lost Wages, the Silver State Nitro Challenge is a favorite [...]
The Top Notch Series or the TNS as most Southern Californian racers know it, has been having tremendous success and is becoming popular fixture in the SoCal race scene. It all started back in December at my home track SDRC Raceway, and has hit up popular tracks in the area that include Coyote Hobbies Raceway, [...]
As the sun was setting into the calm Phoenix desert landscape on the last day of the 2013 Dirt Nitro Challenge, things were not so calm on the track. Some of the best RC drivers in the world were getting ready to do battle against two foes; their competitors and the challenging track. The battle [...]
Five days of inconsistent weather and consistently incredible racing action concluded with a stunning drive from the local favorite, as Ryan Maifield drove his Team Associated RC8.2 to his second Nitro Challenge Pro Buggy championship in convincing fashion. As we saw in last night’s Pro Truck final, dominating qualifying meant little for the Top Qualifier; [...]
If you weren’t here in Phoenix, AZ to watch Ty Tessman outduel Jared Tebo, Adam Drake, and the other 12 drivers in the Pro Truck final to take his second class championship in a row, here’s your chance to relive all 45 minutes of this exciting race!