about 28 hours ago by KevinR
X Factory driver Vinny Pedersoli has swept 13.5 short course at the Southwest Indoor Points Challenge held at Tucson’s great Competition Hobbies track, driving his SCX – 60CF to the win in all six events. Most of the quick drivers in Arizona attended the six-race series held over the past two months and Pedersoli TQed five of the races. Pedersoli had fastest lap and race time in every race, but in the final event, held Sunday May 19, Vinny re-set his fastest lap and fastest race time, turning a 20.7 to better his previous best of 21.1 en route to lowering his best qualifying time by a full 10 seconds. In the A main, TQ Pedersoli survived early-race battles with several other drivers, including X Factory team mate Alex Krieg, then pulled away in the closing minutes to nail down his perfect record for the series. Krieg, who fought hard with Pedersoli throughout the series, finished second.
21 May 2013 09:26 by KevinR
The dust has settled, and only the rubber that produced the optimum racing line remains at A Main Hobbies’ Silver Dollar RC Raceway. With hundreds of racers competing in the Inaugural Silver Dollar Off-Road Challenge thousands of laps were put in by racers who ran on the new surface and said it was one of the best they’d ever competed on. Racers were also stoked with the 16 features world-renown track builder, Joey Christensen, utilized to create one epic 1/8-scale layout.
20 May 2013 17:33 by KevinR
The 3rd leg of the Philippine Off-Road National Championships saw the Short Course 4×4 class hit the CV Off-Road Track in Metro Manila! The day got to a great start with 3 full rounds of qualifying. The best time in the 1st round was posted by veteran Losi off-road racer Romel Gellado. Fortunately for him, the time set would stand for the rest of qualifying and give him the coveted TQ honour on the grid. Current 1/8th Scale E-Buggy National Champion and fellow Losi racer, Emer Agero, had a shot at stealing the TQ spot but his trusty Losi Short Course Truck let him down towards the end of the 3rd Round. Consistent A-Main racer Mike Ang was also in the hunt but he too fell short with his Losi kit. The Losi kit (1.0 & 2.0 versions) dominated the A-Main with only 1 Associated kit that never got to race because of mechanical issues. Unfortunately, no HoBao/OFNA, Hong Nor or Durango kits made it either.
17 May 2013 06:09 by KevinR
San Diego RC Raceway has been host to the 1st annual DE/Panther Racing Series this year and it has been a huge success. Being based in San Diego, Tekno RC showed up in force. Barry Baker finished the series with a 1st place overall in both 1/8th Buggy and Pro4. But Tekno RC drivers didn’t stop there. Josh Bertrand and Pres Ilog continued the series podium sweep in 1/8th Buggy, finishing 1st and 2nd overall with their EB48′s. In Pro4 the results were similar and Tekno RC would claim the entire podium again. Pres Ilog finished 2nd place and Charles Dunn finished up the series in 3rd.
16 May 2013 08:42 by KevinR
The Losi 5ive-T 4WD racing truck is now available as a Roller and ready to be equipped with your engine of choice. Same great chassis and same legendary toughness and driving exhilaration but sold as a roller with a clear 4-piece body set to allow for your own customization.
13 May 2013 12:03 by KevinR
The third round of the OCR 2013 Offroad Shootout Series took place this past Friday at OCR Raceway, Australia. In Pro Buggy, Sergio Manalvo cleaned up taking wins in all 5 rounds ahead of Tony Knauth, Knauth putting up a fight early on, but Manalvo was just too good over the night. Dylan Thomas took a well-deserved third spot over Tim Nicol and Neil Ingram. Pro Truck saw Karlo Dayap and Tony Knauth at it again all night well ahead of the rest of the field and swapping the outright lead throughout, Dayap setting a new race record in round 4 with 15 laps in 502.409 secs, to put the pair on equal points going into the final round but with Dayap in the lead on time, the race was on for the top step. Dayap getting caught up in the closing stages handing the win to Knauth. Outright round positions saw Knauth on top with Dayap second, Marc Christianson home in third ahead of Henri Raafs and Beau Harris.
09 May 2013 07:25 by Phil
In a low-key personal statement on Facebook,
Horizon Hobby Losi President Bill Jeric announced that he had parted ways from the company, having been in charge of the RC heavyweight since October 2007 -
I want to let you know that as of today I am no longer an employee of Horizon Hobby. Although not my choice to leave, I have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for the 12+ years I spent there. I have confidence in what the future holds for me and look forward to the next career steps in an industry that I truly love. Stay tuned!!
Horizon Hobby are one of the largest companies in RC market today, owning the Losi, TLR, Dynamite, Spektrum not to mention prominent ‘air & flight’ brands with something in the region of 700 employees.
09 May 2013 06:42 by KevinR
The Red Triad slipper pads are a new material which engages faster and gives a more direct clutch response. Now you can fine-tune your clutch by running a combination of white and red pads depending on the vehicle, motor type, and surface. Some combination of red pads are recommended for SC Mod as well as racing on grass/astro. These can be used to give a more aggressive clutch engagement in either your stock or mod Avid Triad Slipper Clutch kit.
09 May 2013 04:14 by KevinR
The 2013 ROAR nationals warm up was held at Gulf Coast RC Raceway in Porter, Texas. The weekend event included the electric buggy class which provided some extra run time on the track and another opportunity for some close racing on the very high bite circuit. This allowed the Tekin Team drivers to put the power of their systems to the ground and run some really fast laps. On Saturday there were three 7 minute qualifiers using rocket round to determine the starting order for the main event. We were able to qualify first by a small margin over Jake Dillinger and David Joor. The main started with a very close group battling for the top spot. After all of the top three swapping positions numerous times Tekin powered Barry Pettit was able to pull a small lead and finish the race in the first position. Barry was joined by Tekin team mate Brian “Smiley” Henn in 3rd.
08 May 2013 05:29 by KevinR
Phillip Atondo and Nevada Designs are putting on the Nor-Star Electric Champs hosted by Delta RC in Antioch CA. June 28th-29th. This is going to be a very fun event at one of the best 1/10 outdoor off road tracks in California! Click the below image for additional details.