Event Coverage

Day One Interviews with the Fastest Racers at the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals

Before everyone headed out for dinner and a good night’s sleep following Friday’s opening qualifying rounds we caught up with the overnight TQ’s, Hot Bodies’ D413 designer Torrance DeGuzman, and A Main Hobbies/ProTek RC team driver Barry Baker – the biggest surprise in last night’s 4WD top ten. Team Losi Racing phenom Dakotah Phend dominated [...]

Aug 10, 2013 Comments
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ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals – Second Round Results and Gallery

After getting the first round jitters out of the way all racers were in full battle mode for the second set of heats Friday evening. With the qualifying points system in place it takes two good scores to make Sunday’s A-Mains, so those lucky enough to put in two clean runs on the first day [...]

Aug 10, 2013 Comments
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ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals – First Round Results

After two days of practice and yesterday’s final seeding round, the first qualifying heats kicked off on the sugared Silver Dollar RC Raceway course this morning. The high speeds and high grip levels are making it difficult for everyone to keep their cars rubber-side down, rewarding those who can back down the aggression and calm [...]

Aug 09, 2013 Comments
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ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals–Trackside Coverage All Weekend!

This weekend, the fastest electric off-road racers in North America will head to the Northern California town of Chico for the ROAR Electric Off-Road National Championships, the final big race for these classes before next month’s IFMAR World Championships. Like the Worlds, this year’s Nationals will be held at A Main Hobbies’ incredible Silver Dollar [...]

Aug 08, 2013 Comments
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Seventh Annual Futaba Nitro Challenge Results!

Racers love competing for hardware, but most trophies get stuck on a shelf and forgotten after just a few weeks. For the last seven years, the top finishers at the Futaba Nitro Challenge have taken home trophies they can actually use – O.S. engines, Futaba radio gear, and even cold hard cash! After three years [...]

Jul 26, 2013 Comments
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Total Domination by Team Associated at Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout – Watch the A-Mains here!

It is always an amazing experience to attend a major RC race and watch some of the best drivers in the world perform at the highest level of competition. Throw into the mix a super high bite track, such as the one at Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout where finding traction isn’t an issue, and watching [...]

Jul 25, 2013 Comments
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Team Associated Sweep at Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout – Tessmann, Cavalieri and Maifield finish on top

It was definitely a hot one at this year’s Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout; not just the above-average temperatures but the racing as well. The spectators that only came on Sunday to watch the mains definitely dodged a bullet as Saturday qualifying saw 100+ degree sweltering heat. With many of the world’s best drivers in attendance [...]

Jul 22, 2013 Comments
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Maifield, Cavalieri, and Tessman TQ as Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout readies for A-Mains

Situated at the northern edge of Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita is best known as the location of Six Flags Magic Mountain. For sixteen years it has also hosted the Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout, a local event that quickly turned into one of the biggest and most competitive electric off-road races in [...]

Jul 21, 2013 Comments
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