167 MPH Electric RC Car

167 MPH Electric RC Car

Check out this insane speed run by Tim Smith Racing! On August 18th, 2012 Tim drove this 8 cell JC Dragworks car to 167.8mph at Shafter Airport in Bakersfield, CA breaking Nic Case’s record of 161.76mph. Tim has been racing since the 90’s and was the first person to break the 70mph mark around the infamous RC Thunderdrome back in 1990. Stay tuned on his story in RC Car Action.

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Updated: August 28, 2012 — 11:14 AM


  1. WOW , that would have seriously hurt , possibly killed someone had it hit them ! ……..

    Maybe some kind of barrier might be a wise choice for spectators and cameramen ? …….

    Awesome run though , too bad these things destroy themselves

  2. Wow!! Incredible!

  3. Congrats my friend, and i remember when you started the RC’S

  4. That was awesome.. I’m thinkin theres not much left of it though..

  5. When that thing wind’s out it sounds incredible good work and keep it up also glad nobody got hurt as that could have been really serious. JOB WELL DONE EVERYBODY.

  6. Wow! Great video man, I wonder how much faster it would have gone if it didn’t crash?

  7. Nic’s record is 170+ recorded with an actual timing trap.

  8. totally loved watching that!

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