Short Course News

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…

INTECH & Schäfer win in Germany

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The KIM2015 SK-Lauf Gruppe Süd 1/10 ORE event was held this past weekend in Germany. The event included a wide range of classes, and provided a great day of racing. In the short course truck class, it was Tamar Schäfer who found his way to the top step of the podium. Kevin Steiner would follow a close second, with Thomas Strasser finishing up third.

Source: INTECH

Tekno CNC split center diff mount

Tekno Split Center Diff Mount

Tekno RC has released their new split center diff mount for the EB48, EB48SL, ET48, and SCT410 vehicles. The CNC machined split center differential mount makes maintenance on the center differential of your vehicle a breeze. Machined from 7075 aluminum, then gun metal anodized for wear, it provides a secure and attractive home for your center differential. Further machining makes it very light weight. Compatibility with both Pro4 and 1/8 sized motors and with our lightened and LCG motor mount inserts is ensured.

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VRC 2015 Virtual GP de Montpellier

Virtual Racing Industries has added a new outdoor offroad track: circuit MBM – MONTPELLIER – France. This exciting new track was created in close collaboration with the Montpellier club. It’s a typical French style track carved out in the terrain, and VRI’s graphics and 3D artist Tony West has delivered yet another masterpiece by capturing the right atmosphere and character of this track spot on!

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The release of the Montpellier track coincides with the 2015 Grand Prix de Montpellier, the European season opener which will attract a host of top level offroad racers from Europe and beyond. For those who can’t make it to Montpellier (and let’s face it, just a lucky 120 racers or so will…) they can now get the Montpellier track in VRC Pro and compete in the “Virtual GP de Montpellier” starting Friday, February 13th. CLICK HERE to see more of the Virtual Montpellier track!

JConcepts 2015 Indoor National Series

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Are you ready to take the title? JConcepts, together with many fine sponsors and race tracks, have organized a first of its kind, a true Indoor National Series. The first 4 years combined attracted over 4000 entries. 2015 is scheduled as a 5 race series across the United States, drivers now have the opportunity to showcase their abilities on a national and regional level. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall nationals make up the seasonal events at fixed locations while the finals will serve as the end of the year bash for the awards and series championship. The series will be awarded based on points participation in 3 out of the 5 events. CLICK HERE for 2015 INS Schedule & Details!

Troy Lee Designs Losi TEN-SCTE


As one of the most successful short course trucks of all time, the TEN-SCTE has made its presence known with podium worthy speed and authoritative four-wheel drive. Not only has the TEN-SCTE walked away the 2013 and 2014 ROAR National Champion, it has also been the go to SCT for some of the biggest names in R/C racing including Dakota Phend. For this edition of the TEN-SCTE, Horizon Hobby partnered with Troy Lee Designs to create a trim scheme that pays homage to the world of short course racing.

The result is an exclusive design that sets it apart from nearly every other R/C truck on the market. Using AVC Technology, you’ll be able to push the limits of a 3900KV Dynamite® brushless motor at speeds up to 45MPH and make the most of a high performance 130A ESC. The LOS03005 version of the RTR also includes a high-capacity Dynamite® 4000mAh LiPo battery and fast-charging AC peak charger makes this RTR arrangement perfect for anyone looking to hit the ground running ASAP.

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AKA sweeps the Midwest Champs

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The AKA Team had an absolutely dominant performance at the CRCRC Midwest Championships last weekend in Ohio. Jared Tebo started off the domination with 4 TQ’s! Tebo went home with a pair of championships in Mod Stadium Truck and Mod SC. Teammate Ryan Cavalieri capitalized in 2wd Mod Buggy and 4wd Mod Buggy. Joe Bornhorst TQ’ed and Won 4wd SC and 1/8 E-Buggy , while Rudy Rico put on a clinic in the stock classes taking home the TQ and Win in both Stock Buggy and Stock SC. Congratulations to the AKA Team on a phenomenal weekend!

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Bornhorst doubles at CRCRC Champs


This past weekend hosted the 2015 CRCRC Midwest Championships at The Ohio RC Factory. A sold out crowd (480 entries), made for a long week of great racing. Tekno/Tekin driver Joe Bornhorst was on a mission to win. His mission was accomplished after taking TQ and the overall victory in BOTH 1/8 E-Buggy and 4wd SCT classes. Yet another impressive performance for Bornhorst, and further reason to keep an eye on him for 2015 and beyond.

Source: Tekin