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The 2.4 Hours Deux Enduro @ SDRC Raceway!

There are times you get to participate in unique events that are different from the normal  race day. SDRC Raceway (sdrcraceway.com) in San Diego recently held one of these unique events dubbed “The 2.4 Hours Deux Enduro”. The 2.4 hour enduro consisted of having a minimum of three people on your team (with each person driving 45 [...]

Aug 22, 2011 Comments
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Annual Race For The Pig Weekend – Eliminator R/C Hobbies, Trackside

August 20-21, 2011 This past weekend I was invited out to a pig roast, well… a pig race. No, we didn’t race pigs. This was an annual racing event held by Eliminator R/C Hobbies here in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Like every year, they have a weekend of racing and a pig roast. Hence, race for [...]

Aug 21, 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 [...]

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