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Sidewinder’s new Offroad blend now available


Sidewinder have announced the release of their new formula of fuel for Off-road vehicles. The new ‘Sidewinder Off-road blend‘, easily recognizable with its blue color is designed to significantly improves performance, increases mileage, crisp throttle response and reliability of your engine.

Available in 20%, 25% and 30% Nitro blend in quarts and gallon bottles.

Related: Sidewinder’s ‘Vegas Blend’ at Worlds | Via: Morgan Fuel

Sidewinder’s ‘Vegas Blend’ at Worlds


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Sidewinder have been in contact that their  “Vegas Off-Road Worlds Blend” will be available for sale at RC Tracks of Las Vegas for the upcoming IFMAR worlds.

With 4 A-main wins alone in Las Vegas, Sidewinder has powered Ryan Maifield to the most victories of 2016.  The “Vegas Blend 25%” is specially formulated for excellent performance and long run times in the high altitude and high heat conditions of Las Vegas

TLR 1 & 3 at Sidewinder as Maifield beats Tessmann, Phend


Photos: TLR & Kyle Johnson, RC Tracks of Las Vegas
As future host of the 2016 IFMAR Worlds, RC Tracks of Las Vegas was chosen as this year’s host of the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion event, it was a TLR affair through expert buggy qualifying as Dakotah Phend secured overall TQ after two rounds, only to see some of the tide shift as team mate Ryan Maifield TQ’d Q3 setting the fastest time of the day, with a low entry and very high temperatures (115f / 46C), the event was shortened to a single day (Saturday), thus allowing more travel time, or a big Saturday night out in Vegas…

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The main witnessed a disastrous start for Dakotah Phend as the poleman dropped down to 11th, he would eventually fight his way back up but it proved costly, out front it was Ryan Maifield vs. Ty Tessmann –  a running theme this year – we also witnessed these two drivers racing hard in the semi at the worlds warm up along with multiple other events.

Maifield held the lead until lap 13 where the pair switched positions, this theme ran for the mid part of the final until lap 46 of 75 where Maifield began to establish a small lead and held until the end ensuring a Sidewinder fuelled-victory at their title race.

See lots of great photos in Rugspin Graphix’ Facebook gallery


Las Vegas Sidewinder Race cut to single day


Our friends at Rugspin Graphix are in Las Vegas for the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion event – the final event prior to the 2016 Worlds host venue being closed for a couple of months before hosting the Championships. Rugspin report the following:

“BREAKING NEWS……… Sidewinder Race has been cut down to a 1 day event. With the excessive heat and the lower than expected turnout officials and racers decided to make it a 1 day event instead. Mains are estimated to wrap up sometime around 9 or 10 this evening. ”

With only a handful of ‘top’ names present at the event, and temperatures in the 100s-110s (40+ C) it would seem like a sound decision.

See Rugspin Graphix for more Race updates

Las Vegas to host 2016 Sidewinder Explosion


See: RC Tracks of Las Vegas
With the dust hardly settled on a double Euro victory at the Kyosho Masters last weekend, the host track of next year’s IFMAR 1/8 Offroad Worlds has partnered with Jimmy Babcock to host the 13th running of the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion event – previously held at Heritage RC Park.

Just got off the phone with Jimmy Babcock and we have come to an agreement to bring the 2016 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion to RC Tracks of Las Vegas!!! This event will run July 30th-31st. We have a great alliance with Jimmy Babcock and I personally have known him for 13+ years and he has one of the best reputations in our industry! We look forward to building our partnership between RC Tracks of Las Vegas and JBRL/Jimmy Babcock!!!

With addition of the Sidewinder event, it means a busy build up towards the Worlds – plenty of chances for those willing, to get practice on the Worlds surface, with the return of the Worlds warm up (2014 there wasn’t one) it looks like a serious schedule for 2016!

RC Tracks of Las Vegas 2016 Schedule:

4-7 Feb: Sin City Nitro Encounter
17-20 March: Silver State
4-8 May: Worlds Warm up
30-31st July: Sidewinder Nitro Explosion
2-9 October: 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Offroad Worlds


Sidewinder to fuel the JQRacing team

JQ Sidewinder

See: JQRacing
A good fuel is one of the most important pieces of the R/C Racing puzzle. After testing the Sidewinder Strike Team V2 fuel JQRacing is convinced that it is up to the task!

“Sidewinder will now power our team drivers cars and will also be available in Finland through JQracing.com! Morgan fuel is also looking for distributors around Europe, in case you are interested please get in touch!”

Jared Tebo leaves Sidewinder


Jared Tebo and Sidewinder are no more! After 11 short months working together, and getting some good results in 2013, they have decided to part ways. The relationship ended on good terms and is effective as of December 1. Jared Tebo had the following to say…

“I would personally like to thank all of Team Sidewinder for their support in 2013. We had some great results together and it was great working with all of you. We are ending our business relations on good terms, with no hard feelings. Change is needed sometimes, and deals just don’t always work out for certain reasons. The fuel ran great and I wish you all well in the future. Thanks again”

Via JTPRC.com

Sidewinder swoops Tebo Signature

Morgan Fuels racing fuel brand Sidewinder announced that they have completed the signing of 1/8 Offroad legend Jared Tebo on a two-year deal. The news comes almost two years to the day when Tebo signed to run for the Thai-based Maxima Fuel, despite several race victories including double Neo race wins, dual class victory at the 2011 Nitro Challenge and 2012 Silver State truck title for some time there were rumours that the Tebo camp weren’t entirely happy with the product.

At Sidewinder Tebo joins a powerhouse of a team already made up of the likes of Cavalieri, Maifield, Robbers to name a slice of the talent that choose their blends to power them to victory.
See Morgan Fuel, Sidewinder