Team Associated made a clean sweep at the 2013 4th annual Northwest Short Course Showdown at Northwest Raceway at Pasco, WA.
Team Drivers Justin Wilde, racing an Associated SC10.2, Mike Hudson, running the Associated SC10 4×4, and Chris Bridgewater, running the new SC10B, won their classes. In the 2WD and 4×4 classes it came down to the third main for Wilde and Hudson to be victorious.
Group shot photo:
L to R:
Troy Fanciullo 3rd 2WD SC
Mike Hudson 1st 4WD Modified SC and 7th 2WD SC
Justin Wilde 1st 2WD SC
Nick Buechler 6th 2WD SC Chris Nealeigh 2nd 2WD SC
John Walentia 2nd 4WD Modified SC and 4th 2WD SC.
Missing from photo: Chris Bridgewater 1st Modified SCB and 5th 2 WD SC
On a personal note, way to go Chris Nealeigh. I’ve known him since he was a kid, and it’s nice to see him getting some notice. Way to go, and keep it up!
Race will take place Tuesday June 25th, 7:00pm at Top Gear Hobbies!
Novice (All 1/10th Electric vehicles welcome, NO 1/8TH SCALE)
Stock Buggy (17.5 Blinky, Motor Timing OK)
1/8th Scale Buggy (4s limit, takes 5 cars to make this class happen)
(Open Truck: Any 1/10th Scale Stadium Truck, Short Course, 2wd and 4wd. 2s Lipo Limit)
Awards for Top 3! Some additional random awards might happen
Any TQ that gives up the #1 spot to start from the rear, and comes back to win, gets a free entry. (Good for any Friday Night Club Race)
AMB Personal Transponders. We have the latest software, so MRT transponders will not work. We have transponders for rent!
Bring any 80′s or 90′s buggy to race, get half off your first entry!
Same great prices!
$12 First Class
$20 For Two Classes
$25 For Three Classes
Tekin’s Redline T8i (Indoor) brushless motor is designed for large scale indoor high performance racing. Packed with the same features as the T8 series motors, the T8i is lighter in weight and smaller in size, offering greater agility on those tight indoor high bite tracks. Fine tuned for smooth and controlled operation indoors, the T8i are on the leading edge of RC motor technology. The T8i motor series the torque and power you need for a checkered flag finish.
CNC Machined 6061 Billet Aluminum Heatsink Can
Precision Engineered for Maximum Energy Conversion
Sensored and Sensorless Operation
Dual-Plug Sensor Wire Harness
Neodymium Sintered Magnet
High RPM ABEC5 Oversized Bearings
Lightweight Indoor-specific Design
Designed to be paired with the RX8 GEN2 ESC
The current IFMAR worlds warm up race is going on this weekend, and once again a track has decided to pour pounds and pounds of sugar on the dirt track to give more traction to the racers. (insert said Def Leppard song here)
First the Cactus Classic and now this. When will this ridiculousness end? It’s called OFF road people!!
Offroad means it is run off the road, that means on dirt and there might not be perfect traction. Offroad at it’s highest level, has become kind of a joke, in my humble opinion. It’s like an onroad track with jumps!
If you want perfect traction, why not give onroad a try. When you are wearing out a set of tires every run, something is wrong.
Take a look at this video
Can you imagine todays racers racing on this? Heads would roll, and the manufacturers would be screaming that the track was unacceptable.
RC offroad racing needs to take a look at themselves in the mirror. The competition is at an all time high, which is amazing. We have a group of racers at the top, that are better than anything this sport has seen. Let’s see them race on dirt!
Right now it seems like more than ever, the rc community needs to get back to their roots. Tracks are seeing dwindling sign ups, because there are just a lot more things to do with peoples time off. When local tracks see the big events pouring hundreds of pounds of sugar on the big events tracks, what does that tell the track owner? Does his track suck because it doesn’t have enough traction?
Look at it from a newbie perspective. It used to be a big enough problem just figuring out what brand of rig, and motor to buy. Now he has to worry about what tires, foams, sauce, and now what brand of sugar on the track was used.
STOP THIS MADNESS!!!
You can take it a step further. There are people in this country as well as world wide trying to figure out how they are going to get their next meal, and here you are pouring a food source on an rc track, so a bunch of guys racing rc cars can have a little more traction. Get real.
I’m sure I will be attacked for this post, but that’s ok. Discussion needs to be started, and I think there needs to be some new rules in place. Offroad in this country has always been run on dirt. Let’s keep it that way!
Introducing the new gold standard in accurate radio control car setup, the DE Racing Setup System. Basic features include a smooth flat surface for interface with measurement tools, several interchangeable adapter hubs to facilitate use with almost any model, and two wheel diameters that match those of tires, aiding in setting model ride height. Though some of these “basic” features are somewhat revolutionary themselves, another creates a new benchmark in the field. We call it “roll to set”. Designed as the foundation of this system, “roll to set” describes the proper use of our setup wheels and defines what truly makes it different. Simply drop the car from about six inches onto a smooth flat surface, roll the car a few inches forward, and check the results. This process uses the geometry of the car against the grip of the rubber tire to lock the wheels into a proper position for checking camber and toe. Sounds simple, but without this process, measuring wheel alignment can only be close at best on a car in perfect condition. Add more wear and it only gets worse. Only DE Racing’s setup system allows you to correct for model wear, resulting in consistent tuning new to old.
Smooth flat face to accurately set camber and toe
Wheel diameters match those of tires for setting ride height
Unique “roll to set” feature
Adapter hubs for use on most current and future models
Small size and rugged build for convenient pit bag transport
Proudly Made in the U.S.A.
There are few things that compare to the Kellogg-Focht battles. Ali-Frazier? Bird-Magic? It’s just a classic battle of these two titans.
After the nail biting series at the spring shootout between these two, they have decided to take it outside and battle with 4x SC. Of course they have to run different brands of rigs. Kellogg has chosen the Durango, with Focht going outside his comfort level with the Losi. This time Focht has backup with his son Aiden running with these two biggies. The kid is fast and might just take both of them down.
Only time will tell, and it starts Saturday at Dave’s
The Factory Team Centered ESC mount allows racers to mount their ESC in the center of the car against the rear bulkhead. In addition, the Centered ESC Mount makes room underneath for the receiver when using shorter packs. These changes move more of the weight to the center, allowing the vehicle to change directions faster. This advantage is even more pronounced on high-grip surfaces.
Its unique, flexible design flexes up to make it easier to install full-length stick packs. The supplied #4 washers are used to make sure your batteries fit underneath.