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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Thunder Power RC just announced these 1/8 brushless motors this week and had some on hand for racers to check out. These motors feature a ribbed, aluminum heat sink can with built-in cooling fins, a 4 pole rotor, adjustable timing, and plated copper solder tabs. Earlier this year they announced their 1/10 Z3R 540 brushless [...]
Team Associated shipped their new sway bars overnight for the factory drivers to run and sent extras for the racers to purchase as well. The track is very high grip and going through the sweeper the front passenger side wheel tends to lift off the ground, so these sway bars should help to get all [...]