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The Sights and Sounds of Saturday at the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals!

With the overall starting grid yet to be decided heading into the final rounds of qualifying yesterday the on-track action was the hottest it had been all weekend. Here are three of the fourth round races, along with interviews with Ryan Lutz, Jason Sams, and Tyler Vik at the end of day two! Round 4 [...]

Aug 11, 2013 Comments
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The A-Main Grids Are Set at the ROAR National Championships!

The third round Saturday morning was wild, with big upsets coming in the three classes that were dominated on Friday and the 2WD buggy class seeing its third TQ in as many rounds. With the pressure on all drivers Saturday afternoon to capitalize on the final chance to lower their point totals everything went back [...]

Aug 11, 2013 Comments
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Upsets galore in the third round! New faces at the top of the ROAR Nationals

Three of the four elite classes at this year’s ROAR Nationals were swept on Friday, with Dakotah Phend cleaning up in Stadium Truck, Ryan Maifield dominating Short Course, and Ty Tessman topping the first two rounds of 4WD in spectacular fashion. Not one of those drivers was able to wrap up the overall TQ in [...]

Aug 10, 2013 Comments
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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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