Short Course News

Flowood R/C announces ‘2015 Bring The Heat’


Flowood R/C Indoor Park is proud to announce the 2015 Bring The Heat event. This year’s race will be held September 12-14, with attendance from Adam and Ronda Drake, Ryan Lutz, Richard Saxton, and more. There is a 300 driver paid entry limit, and the list is expected to fill fast!


X-Factory UK welcomes Factory RC to England

X Factory Factory RC

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X-Factory UK is extremely proud to introduce the popular American brand Factory RC to the UK! X-Factory UK has been appointed the exclusive UK distributors effective immediately, and will carry the full line up of Factory RC options and accessories.


Cavalieri trucks his way to victory at Hot Rod


Race report by: Team Associated
One of the few remaining outdoor races, the 18th Annual Hot Rod Hobbies Off-Road Shootout in Saugus, CA is a staple of the 1:10 summer race schedule. Drivers from around the world are in attendance to enjoy the SoCal sunshine. Team Associated was on hand with racers from all over the Southwest to compete for the titles; however, it wasn’t always sunshine that greeted them. With dry and hard packed conditions on Thursday and Friday, the grip was high and then for Saturday’s qualifying, the rain came, forcing rounds 3 and 4 of qualifying to be canceled.


Tamar Schäfer wins Round 5 of the Alpencup

Intech SC win

Race Report by: Intech
Round 5 of the Alpencup was held in Switzerland this past weekend. In the competitive short course truck class, Intech’s Tamar Schäfer made his way to victory with his ERSC-10. Intech’s Christoph Schefer would finish second with Team Durango’s Manni Guhl in third.

Indy R/C World announces ‘2015 Pro-Line Shootout’

ProLine Shootout

Indy R/C World is set to host the 2015 Pro-Line Shootout sponsored by REDS Racing. The 3-day event includes 1/8 nitro and electric buggy and truggy classes, as well as 4wd SCT. Special appearances by Pro-Line factory drivers including Adam Drake are scheduled as well. The event is a spec tire event, using the Pro-Line Blockade X3 tread. 1 set of tires is provided with each paid entry.


2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Championships

Reedy Champs

Join Reedy and Hot Rod Hobbies for one of the most anticipated events of the year – the Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Championships! Featuring a watered track surface, this event brings back major off-road racing as it began with roost and pin tires.  With classes for every skill level, racers are assured a unique experience and professionally run event from the JBRL and Reedy Race staff.  Make your plans now for the three-day event the weekend of November 20 – 22.


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Team Orion dominates the ROAR 1/8 Electric & 4×4 SCT Nats

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The 2015 ROAR 1/10 4×4 SC & 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals were held July 9th-12th at Lost Creek R/C Raceway in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania. Team Orion would roll into this years US Nationals with a very strong Team consisting of: 2014 3-Time Defending ROAR National Champion; Dakotah Phend, Previous ROAR 1/8 Electric Buggy & Truggy National Champion; Jared Tebo, and Team Orion’s latest addition; Multi-Time ROAR National Champion; Ryan Maifield. Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was also on-hand to provide top notch support to the team and Team Orion customers. This years track at LCRC would put every manufacturers electronics to the extreme test with a very hi-speed layout and hot/humid temperatures. This years US Nationals would record its largest entry count in history reaching an impressive 211!


AE wins 9 classes at JConcepts Indoor Nationals


Race Report by Team Associated
The third round of the JConcepts Indoor National Series made its annual summer stop at Outback Raceway, home of With an expanded track size and new pit area layout, the facility continues to evolve while maintaining a consistent track surface and fast layout. Team Associated was there and brought in a few of their up-and-coming drivers to compete in the event that featured close to 250 total entries.

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Römer wins Swiss SC Nats Rd.2

Intech SC Win

Round 2 of the Swiss Nationals were held at EFACH Hohenems this past weekend. INTECH Racing’s Tamar Schäfer looked to be a contender for the Short Course class win, however, after suffering a major crash in the final, would see his hopes of winning fade quickly. Instead it was Römer who drove his way to victory with Blächi second, and INTECH’s Christoph Schefer third.

Racers beat the heat at 2015 Willamette Valley Classic

2wdMod Report

The summer kick-off race at Dave’s RC Tracks located in Hubbard, Oregon was once again underway last weekend over the blistering hot June 26th through the 28th. With temperatures reaching near 100 degrees Fahrenheit all weekend long, racers were all trying to dial in traction as well as figuring out ways to beat the heat.

With Dave’s running the classic format of open practice on Friday, 4 qualifying runs on Sat, and triple A-mains on Sunday, the vibe is always laid back, relaxed, fun and full of competitive racing with a group of friends. The track layout is a modified version of the previous layout with simple pipe and jump changes, but still making it feel like an all-new track that flows and is a blast to drive on. Huge thanks goes out to the track crew at Dave’s, better known as the Blue Crew, for putting in the time during a massive heat wave.