In the world of radio-controlled racing, few names command as much respect as Trever Adamo of SoCal Monster Trucks. With a history that dates back to the late ’80s, Trever’s journey in the RC world has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. From the early days racing competitively at SoCal RC Raceway to earning his first sponsorship with Team Kinwald/Team Trinity in 1997, his passion for off-road racing has never waned.
Trever secured his first significant victory at the 2000 Race of Champions, triumphing in both the two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive open categories. Following that success, he went on to compete in numerous regional and national level off-road RC races, making appearances in various main events.
But it wasn’t just off-road racing that fueled Trever’s enthusiasm; monster trucks had long held a special place in his heart. Ever since witnessing the thunderous spectacle of Bigfoot crushing cars at Anaheim Stadium in 1986, his love affair with monster trucks was ignited. In 2004, he acquired his first RC monster truck, and although monster truck racing was scarce on the West Coast at the time, Trever remained steadfast in his pursuit.
ON THE WARPATH
Fast forward to 2016, when Pro-Line Racing unveiled its Destroyer monster truck tire and Monster Jam’s Zombie monster truck driver, Bari Musawwir, announced his 4 Link Nationals race. Inspired by the prospect of racing in Circleville, Ohio, at the Samson/Patrick Enterprises Monster Truck Racing shop, Trever took it upon himself to build his own racing and freestyle chassis. Little did he know that this endeavor would lead to the creation of the iconic SoCal Monster Trucks Warpath Chassis line.
The Warpath Chassis made its debut at the 2017 RC Monster Jam World Finals, marking the beginning of an exciting journey. Soon after, the SoCal RC Monster Truck Racing series kicked off on the West Coast, becoming a platform to develop and refine the Warpath Chassis. Now entering its eighth year of chassis building, the Warpath line has earned a remarkable track record of race wins and championship titles.
With an impressive seven RC Monster Jam World Finals titles in both racing and freestyle, five SoCal Monster Trucks Racing Series championships, and several Showtime and No Limit RC Trucks World Finals championships, the Warpath Chassis has become synonymous with excellence in the RC monster truck scene.
Trever’s dedication to the sport extends beyond the RC realm; he and James of SoCal Monster Trucks have also been involved in the world of real monster trucks. They’ve lent their expertise and passion to legendary trucks like Titan and Team Bigfoot, solidifying their status as true enthusiasts of all things monster-truck-related.
Currently sponsored by Team Losi Racing and JConcepts, Trever’s journey is a testament to the power of passion and perseverance. From humble beginnings to blazing a trail on the West Coast RC racing scene, his impact on the world of radio-controlled monster trucks has been nothing short of extraordinary.
So, the next time you witness the heart-pounding action of RC monster truck racing, remember the name SoCal Monster Trucks and their iconic Warpath Chassis line—a true testament to the indomitable spirit of off-road racing enthusiasts. Keep an eye out for Trever and his team as they continue to push the boundaries of the sport, bringing excitement and innovation to the RC world.
Here’s a look at the Warpath’s ultra capable suspension at work.
Shout Out to Trever’s Sponsors:
Team Losi Racing
Kustom Color Graphics “Paint”
Special Project: Trever Adamo’s SoCal Monster Truck Warpath Spec Sheet
SoCal Monster Trucks Warpath 4 Chassis
“Axial SMT10-based transmission”
Losi LMT axles
Shock Upgrade Parts
Losi LMT Shocks (upgraded)
TLR 233006 Shock Guides
TLR 233018 3 X1.4 Pistons
TLR 233005 X-Ring Seals
TLR 5086 Shock Bottom Cap
TLR 336010 Shock Mount/ Standoff
TLR 5092 Upper Shock Bushing
TLR 233058 Pink Low Frequency Springs
MIP 18115 X2 Drive Hub
MIP 18190 Drive Shaft Kit
Pro Line Body Mounts (6087-00)
Hot Racing 110mm Travel Limit Straps
WHEELS AND TIRES
JConcepts Racer Tires
JConcepts Tribute wheels with Slam-Tech Monster Truck Foam
JConcepts Bead Lock Rings
WHEELS AND TIRES
Hobbywing XR10 G2s ESC
Hobbywing XERUN SCT 3652SD G2 Sensored Brushless Motor (5100kV)
Spektrum S6280 Servo