Short Course News

Pro-Line’s new weapon – Desert Eagle

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Transform your short course truck into a fire-breathing, road-crushing 1970’s muscle car with the all-new Pro-Line Desert Eagle body! Featuring incredible details like a supercharged V8 rising out of the hood, zoomie side pipes and twin roof & deck spoilers, the Desert Eagle is sure to turn heads whether you’re out bashing or at the track.

The Desert Eagle lets you deck out your SC truck in two completely different styles:

Use the desert grunge style decals to create a post-apocalyptic war machine complete with gnarly off-road tires (see below), light bars, jacked up rear body posts, or whatever else your imagination can conjure up.
If dirt and grunge aren’t your style, outfit your ride like the muscle car of your dreams. Use the included street rod style decals, slam the body posts down and tackle the street with 2.8” wheels (see below).

Bring some muscle to your SC: get your Pro-Line Desert Eagle today!

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Cavalieri & Phend take Orion to victory at Horizon Champs


Race Report by Team Orion:
The 2015 Horizon Hobby Off-Road Championships were held this past weekend at Trackside Hobbies & Raceway in Milwaukee, WI. Team Orion would show up to this years event with a very strong team of drivers consisting of: 4-Time IFMAR World Champion Ryan Cavalieri, Current 4×4 Modified Short Course ROAR National Champion Dakotah Phend, & former 2wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Champion Dustin Evans.

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AE shines at Horizon Hobby Off-Road Championships


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As the season turns from Summer to Fall, racers from the Midwest migrate indoors to race for the winter. One of the signature events of this time of year is hosted by Trackside Hobbies & Raceway just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now re-branded as the Horizon Hobby Off-Road Championships, racers from across the country visit the professionally run and maintained facility to see how they stack up against an impressive group of local talent.

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Critter Hobbies 2nd Annual ‘Halloween Freakfest’

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Critter Hobbies in Fairfield, New Jersey hosted their 2nd Annual Halloween race on Oct 25th, known as the ‘Halloween Freakfest’. The event gathered over 90 entries, with the largest class being 4WD Mod Buggy and surprisingly 4WD SCT. The Modified 2wd and 4wd buggy classes were hotly contested with Team drivers from Team Associated, Team Durango, FTM Grip, Trinity & Critters Racing Team.

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Serpent UK celebrates 1-year anniversary with ‘Halloween Madness’

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Serpent UK Off-Road is 1 year old this week. To celebrate they are having a Halloween Party, and that means a “HALLOWEEN MADNESS” sale!

“To give all customers and racers a mega opportunity to try the Serpent products at an unprecedented price, we have worked with the factory to offer you all a 7 day sale starting from 29th October. All the SRX kit prices have been drastically discounted but we stress ONLY for this period. The SRX-2 Mid Motor 2wd buggy part no. 500003, the SRX-2 Mid Motor 2wd RTR part no. 500006 and the latest SRX-4 4wd buggy part no 500010, are all included in this mega offer.”

Serpent UK stockist are participating with this one-time only offer, so check out your favourite local store too. The madness ends with a bang on November the 5th when the fireworks will be flying high!

TLR releases SCTE 2.0 22 Shock Conversion Set


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TLR has just released their new 22 Series Shock Conversion kit for the SCTE 2.0 short course truck. The new conversion includes everything necessary to convert the popular SCTE 2.0 to use the 22 series shocks front and rear including shock tower, stand offs, complete shocks, springs, and hardware. Available now.

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Rudy Rico & Tekno take two JBRL Series titles


Race Report by: Tekno RC
Rudy Rico secured the overall win in the Expert 4wd Short Course and Electric 1/8 Scale classes at the 2015 JBRL series, defending his 2014 titles in the same classes. This year the prestigious JBRL Electric Series traveled to eight California tracks over seven months and averaged over 200 entries per round. Rudy was able to win or podium in 15 of the 16 A mains with the new Tekno RC SCT410.3 and EB48.3 vehicles. Tekno RC teammate, Carlos Arredondo, also finished with impressive results this year taking many podiums spots in both classes.

“I had a great season at the JBRL 2015 and I was able to take 3 championships in 4wd SC, 1/8th scale buggy, and 4wd modified buggy. It was a tough year with tons of competition in each class. My Tekno Sct410.3 and EB48.3 were consistent all year and helped me to win the championships. I couldn’t have done it without my sponsors: Tekno RC, Tekin, MIP, Venom, and Schelle.”

Tamar Schäfer finishes off Swiss Championship with a win


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This past weekend hosted the final round of the Swiss Short Course Championship. Intech Racing’s Tamar Schäfer would finish off the season in winning form, taking the overall win for the round. His win did not come easy, as a hard charging Martin Weidmann and teammate Tyas Wuillemin kept the racing close throughout the finals. Weidmann would finish second overall, with Wuillemin third.


TLR releases new SCTE 2.0 ‘Dogbone Center Driveline’

SCTE Driveline

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Team Losi Racing has just released their new ‘Dogbone Center Driveline’ for the SCTE 2.0 4wd short course truck. The new front and rear dogbones eliminate the friction of a CV coupler, and reduce the bind caused after the front CV coupler wears. The new system utilizes shorter/lighter front and rear outdrives in the center for faster acceleration and longer diff life. Robust design for today’s power systems, and increased longevity due to bone float. Designed to fit the standard and -3mm chassis.

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Tekno RC European ‘General Warranty’ program

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Customer support is one of the top priorities at Tekno RC. Their intention is to make sure all racers and every day hobbyists get the most out of their products.

Tekno has announced, “Our General Warranty is now easier to take advantage of for European customers. Just send your bent or broken parts to us with a filled out form and we will provide a 50% discount for a replacement part. No questions asked!

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All the info on Tekno’s Gerneral Warranty can be found HERE.