Short Course News

JConcepts ‘Finnisher’ 1/10 car stand

JConcepts Finnisher Car Stand

The polycarbonate car-stand, introduced first, by JConcepts, during the 2007 racing season has established itself as a benchmark in the R/C community. Each year these stands are treated to abusive pit areas and racers throughout the world while also being used by several key events as trophies or featured as grab-bag items.

For 2015, JConcepts unveiled the latest car stand specifically for the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions. The design team focused on several aspects to debut a new treat during the large event. First, size was a focus and a lower stance was built into the design to accommodate 1/10th vehicles more specifically. The hex shaped design was inspired from the popular locking wheel nuts and Finnisher style wing buttons used within the JConcepts accessory line-up. Side pockets were incorporated as catch-all compartments for body clips, wheel nuts or any small item that is routinely changed during a race event. Cushion pads are positioned at the hex tips to provide support all the way to the edges on any platform vehicle while the large center pads prevent normal slippage.

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Max Flurer 4 for 4 at Palmetto Classic


Still in its first year of operation, the new and improved Beach Hobbies of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina hosted the 2015 Palmetto Classic this past weekend. The event spanned two days of racing on the artfully carved 6000 square feet of Carolina clay. 179 entries tested their skills against one another on the technical yet fast layout presented by the Beach Hobbies staff. The surface itself remained very consistent with tons of traction throughout the festivities requiring little more than the occasional lap with the leaf blower. This allowed the race director Myssie Hanna to move through the four action-packed rounds of qualifying on Saturday and double A-mains on Sunday with great efficiency.

Through qualifying Max Flurer declared himself the man to beat after taking the top qualifier honors in 2wd Buggy, 4wd Buggy, Stadium Truck, and 2wd Short Course Truck. He then backed up his claim on Sunday with a clean sweep on all eight of the mains.

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Tekno RC unveils the new SCT410.3

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Yesterday we shared a sneak peek of what’s to come from Tekno, and mentioned that the new SCT410.3 could be officially released any day now…little did we know today would be that day!

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Tekno RC is proud to announce the newest revision to their stable of innovative R/C vehicles – The SCT410.3 1/10th 4×4 Competition Short Course Truck. The SCT410.3 is an updated version of the original SCT410 with a slew of new parts and improvements.

“We have our customers’ best interests at heart so there is a clear path to simply upgrade your original SCT410. But there’s nothing like a fresh new kit that goes together like butter so pick up the SCT410.3 race kit and unleash it on the competition! With the SCT410.3, we wanted to improve performance and increase value to the customer without increasing the price or compromising on the great qualities of the original. To do this, we went through the entire platform and made changes accordingly.”

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New Tekno 1/8 & SCT coming soon

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There is always rumors floating around of new cars, new products, and new developments being made within the industry. One rumor that has been circling for awhile now is a new and/or updated version of the popular Tekno SCT410 short course truck and EB48 buggy in the works. It would seem as though the rumors are not only true, but closer to reality than many may realize. While doing our daily surf, a few photos were found floating around the web. The photos appears to be Tekno-created ads/releases regarding BOTH, a new SCT410.3 and EB48SL! Read more…

Peeler takes 2 Tasmanian 1/10 titles

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The 2015 Tasmanian 1/10 Offroad Titles Goodwood took place recently, kicking off the season as one of the first big Australian title events of the year. A great track, turnout, and weather provided for ideal racing conditions. TLR/Tekin driver, Ash Peeler, captured not one…but TWO titles from the event. Peeler piloted his Tekin powered TLR 22T to a TQ and overall victory in Mod Stadium Truck, and carried on to do the same with his TLR22SCT in Mod 2wd SCT class.

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RC Tracks Las Vegas promo video

RC Tracks Las Vegas is without  a doubt one of the most talked about new R/C facilities in America. The RC Tracks Las Vegas will be the home of the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 World Championship, and has already sparked the interest of the nation’s top pros, enough so that many have traveled there for simply practice, testing, and club racing. Take a tour and see what a few of the racers have to say about the new facility in the 5150 Media Productions ‘RC Tracks Las Vegas Corporate Promo’ video above!

Team Durango ships out new vehicles


Team Durango has announced today that their fresh new lineup of vehicles have officially left the warehouse, and are on their way to distributors worldwide. Despite the fact the vehicles are shipping out, Durango has yet to reveal any major details of the new vehicles. Provided in the announcement were a few teaser shots of the new vehicles, showing off a small amount of what to expect. Stay tuned for more details.

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Pro-Line ‘Prime’ SCT & 1/10 truck tire

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Many indoor offroad race tracks have turned to carpet or pure clay style dirt in search of ultimate traction, eliminating the need for traditional treaded tires. Pro-Line’s all new Prime tires are targeted directly at racers currently running full “slick” tires, saving them from having to grind treaded tires down while delivering improved performance. Pro-Line has announced today that the Prime tire is now available for short course truck and stadium truck racers in both M4 and MC compounds.

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Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge

Big Apple Nitro Challenge

MRRC Raceway is getting set to host the 2015 Big Apple Novarossi Nitro Challenge on July 24-26, 2015. The Dirt crew will once again make their way to the big city to build the ultimate track for this year’s event, and reigning Big Apple Challenge champ Adam Drake is scheduled to return to defend his crown. Classes include nitro and electric 1/8 buggy and truck, as well as Pro-4 4wd short course.


2015 Jakes RC Pro Am Showdown

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This past weekend hosted the annual Jakes RC Pro Am Showdown at Jakes RC in Topeka, Kansas. The event is known to be one of the largest in the area, however, a record number of entries (150+) gathered from surrounding states to push this year’s event over the top. Jakes RC is a unique facility located in the back half of a popular tattoo shop (Absolute Tattoo) in the heart of downtown Topeka. Organizers provided racers with an impressive racing surface including a giant wall ride, big air supercross style catapult finish line, rhythm section, and more.  Read more…