Short Course News

VRC full ‘STEAM’ ahead – VOTE NOW!

VRC on Steam

VRC PRO has just been submitted for release on ‘STEAM’, which is one of the world’s biggest mainstream computer gaming portals, with more than 40,000,000 users and some 5,000,000 concurrent users online each moment. In order to appear on Steam, VRC PRO needs to be voted in by the STEAM ‘Greenlight’ community of gamers. Everyone can vote, but you have to be a Steam member!

What are the benefits of VRC PRO on STEAM?

  • Connect with the vast potential of 40,000,000 active gamers worldwide
  • Rapidly grow the online VRC PRO racing community (now already at 100,000 members)
  • Increase activity in multiplayer and race events
  • With more financial resources speed up development of new cars, tracks and features
  • Get more people excited about the RC racing hobby in general

R/C racers can vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight, and help make VRC PRO appear on STEAM as soon as possible. If VRC Pro makes it to STEAM before December 1st 2014, count on some very special member gifts to celebrate this important moment for VRC. With December being the VRC Worlds month we could see a host of new gamers/racers appear in these competitions and take on the challenge: Who is faster, gamers or racers?!

CLICK HERE to vote for VRC Pro at STEAM Greenlight!


Serpent launches RTR Spyder SCT

Serpent has introduced the new Spyder 1/10 rear motor 2wd short course truck in an all-new ‘Ready-to-Race’ version today. The RTR Spyder SCT is based on the high end competition version of the Spyder SCT, and shares most components and geometry. All option parts of the race version also fit the RTR version, allowing owners to upgrade over time!

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Fall Classic double for Ryan Dunford

Ryan Dunford TLR

Exeter Hobbies hosted the annual ‘Fall Classic’ event this past weekend, bringing in 90+ entries to chase the win in a variety of classes. One driver who walked away a winner in multiple classes was none other than TLR/Tekin driver Ryan Dunford. Dunford piloted his TLR22-4 to a solid victory in the Modified 4wd Buggy class, and backed up his buggy win by taking the overall victory in Pro-4 as well. Ryan’s Tekin teammate, Derek Stephenson would take home the gold in the Pro-2 class, and narrowly missing the win Modified 2wd Buggy class after a DNF ended his race early.

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Source: Tekin

BD paint ups MotoGP masterpiece


Earlier this month Bittydesign announced their partnership with MotoGP legend, Casey Stoner. The Italian company has equipped Stoner’s extensive lineup of R/C race vehicles with bodies, and of course a signature paint job. Today they have gone one step further as they open their doors to show the R/C world exactly how expert painter Stefano Rabitti creates the Stoner paintjob masterpiece!

Source: Bittydesign

Tekno’s JBRL win streak continues


For two years in a row, Tekno RC has dominated Pro4 and 1/8th Electric Buggy at one of the fiercest R/C series races anywhere. The JBRL electric series is highly contentious with opposition from some of the regions fastest drivers. Tekno RC was victorious last year, taking top spots in the 4×4 SC and 1/8 scale electric categories, and now their team has continued the winning streak for another year! This year it was Rudy Rico taking many individual wins throughout the series, and now the overall 2014 title in both Pro4 and 1/8th Electric Buggy.

Source: Tekno RC

NCT triple for Chris Bridgewater

Chris Bridgewater

The Northwest Championship Tour is an outdoor series that runs throughout the Pacific Northwest, drawing top drivers from the region and is represented by all of the top manufacturers. The series spans six events, bringing turnouts beyond 300 entries. Typical of the Great Northwest, a wide array of weather was seen during the series.

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The EOS gets set to kickoff in Poland

EOS Poland Preview

Season #4 of the Euro Offroad Series kicks off this weekend (24-26 October) at Poland’s largest hobby exhibition with the 1:10 Offroad championship’s international entry set once again to showcase R/C racing in front of over 40,000 show goers. The third year running that the EOS season will commence in the city of Poznan as part of ‘Hobby’, it will be the first time that the entry for the championship’s buggy classes will be headed by separate drivers. Chasing a fourth consecutive title, Joern Nuemann heads the 4WD Buggy entry while his 2WD Buggy Championship nemesis Naoto Matsukura makes the trip from Japan for the first time to one of Poland’s oldest cities.

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AE SC10.2 billet susp. kit from Integy

Integy SC10 Alloy Kit

Integy now offers a complete Billet Machined Suspension Kit for your 1/10 scale Team Associated SC10.2 Short Course truck. The kit includes alloy front and rear lower suspension arms, carbon fiber and alloy front and rear shock towers, alloy front and rear hubs, alloy front c-carriers, and front and rear adjustable turnbuckles. The kit is available in blue, gunmetal, or silver.

Source: Integy

Belgian SCT Champs crowned at BRTC

Belgian SCT Cup

The penultimate race of the Belgian SCT Cup was held this past weekend on the BRTC race track, the club where SCT started in Belgium some years ago. It’s the last outdoor event of the year, and despite a sunny start to the weekend, race day started on a very wet track. Despite the very wet conditions, a few brave drivers chose to run the first qualifier only to find very heavy and muddy cars at the end of it. As the time passed, the track dried out a bit, and most drivers chose to run the remaining qualifiers in hopes to make the finals. More…

Bittydesign Black Hawk SC body


We were first introduced to Bittydesign’s Black Hawk short course body at their Euro Contest event back in June, and after a bit of fine fine tuning and tinkering, its now available for general release for all SC enthusiasts. The main concept or USP (unique selling point) behind the Black Hawk is the large rear vertical fin located behind the cab, the fin can be bolted on or removed depending on driver preference and track.

The use of the fin improves stability in the high speed corners and stability while jumping.

The body come with a complete kit that include screws/nuts/plastic washers to fix at best the fin and the side numbers plates. The Black Hawk is produced with genuine Lexan, protective film, a big decal sheet and window masks complete the product.
Source: Bittydesign

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