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New Product: JConcepts Manta V2 O.S.F.M. Body

Earlier this month JConcepts released their new Manta V2 O.S.F.M. Body. The term O.S.F.M. stands for “One Size Fits Most” and this new body definitely lives up to its name. This diverse body will fit 9 short course trucks such as the Traxxas Slash and Slash 4×4, Team Associated SC10 and SC10 4×4, Losi XXX-SCT and SCT-E, Kyosho [...]

Jun 19, 2011 Comments
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2011 Short Course Showdown: Short Course Goes Back To Its Roots

This weekend’s event features a Spec 2WD Slash class sponsored by Traxxas. In this class each driver must use a 2WD Slash and run the stock XL-5 ESC, Titan 12t 550 motor, tires and wheels. You can run any SC body, change out your servo and receiver, adjust your gearing, and only Traxxas aftermarket parts are allowed. [...]

Jun 18, 2011 Comments
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New Product: HPI RTR Blitz With Waterproof Electronics, 2.4ghz Radio System, And More

HPI recently announced some major updates to their popular RTR Blitz short course truck and spotted in this pits this weekend was one of these new rigs. The truck comes with an all new Skorpion body that has louvers that can be used to help to decrease the parachute effect that you get with short course [...]

Jun 18, 2011 Comments
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New Product: Viper RC 1/8 VSE Series Sensored Brushless Motors

Viper RC is at the Showdown this weekend and on display is their new 1/8 brushless motors that they just announced this week.  The new VSE line has a motor designed specifically for either a 1/8 buggy or truggy (VSE-B and VSE-T), and features a two pole sensored design, a CNC machined 6061 aluminum ribbed can for cooling, and high grade [...]

Jun 18, 2011 Comments
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2011 Short Course Showdown: Everybody Wins

One unique aspect of this race is that not only do the drivers get a chance to win some great door prizes, but so do the spectators. Earlier today Traxxas, Losi, and Team Associated gave away some awesome gear to lucky folks who came in to watch the races.  Team Associated gave away a RTR [...]

Jun 18, 2011 Comments
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2011 Short Course Showdown: Qualifying Begins

We just had a quick driver’s meeting before we begin qualifying today.  We will run 3 rounds today and 1 more tomorrow before the mains begin.  What makes the qualifiying unique is that we will run 8 trucks at a time with a heads up start.  As soon as the race begins you are on [...]

Jun 18, 2011 Comments
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Day 1 Wrap-up Of The 2nd Round of The 2011 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Series

Practice has wrapped up for today and the doors open tomorrow at 7:00am with qualifiers starting at 9:00am.  We will run 3 rocket round qualifiers tomorrow to determine the mains for Sunday.  Tomorrow the manufactuer expo begins outside the track and thanks to their generous donations racers AND spectators will have the chance to win [...]

Jun 17, 2011 Comments
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New Product: Reedy Sonic Competition 1/10 Brushless Motors

Earlier this week Reedy announced their new line of Sonic brushless motors, and at the race this weekend the Team Associated crew is rocking the new gear with much success. These motors features dual precision ball bearings, a high-strength balanced sintered rotor, and adjustable timing.

Jun 17, 2011 Comments
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