Short Course News

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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Source: Losi

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!

Source: AKA

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

e1D ‘Hang Over’ race at Fourseason’s

Hangover Classic

Why not kick off the new year in style with awesomeness, fun, racing, and hanging out with your buds…… YES please! On January 3rd, 2015, Fourseason’s Raceway in Olypmia, Washington hosted the 2nd annual e1D ‘Hang Over’ race and this year’s event definitely lived up to all the hype. Our good friends at have recapped all of the exciting action in a photo filled race report. Read more…

Tekno lightens SCT & 1/8 drivetrain

Tekno Drive Shafts

Lighten up your SCT410 and EB48 with the all-new Tekno 7075 aluminum drive shafts. These drive shafts have 10 grams less rotating mass than the standard drive shafts for the SCT410 and EB48. They are tapered for strength and uniformity, and laser etched with the Tekno RC logo.  The newly designed part is said to also spin truer than the previous drive shafts. These are direct replacement parts, and available now!

Source: Tekno RC

Sturdy crowned VRC SC World Champ


Surprise from ‘down under’: Chris Sturdy is the new VRC World Champion Open Class SC Trucks! A fantastic drive for this CLUB level racer, beating the very best PRO racers in this class! The 18 year old Aussie was a big unknown, finishing just 69th in the Season 3 Series, but at this Worlds he got his act together to finish 1 lap clear of Wollanka and Loriot who made up the podium.

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Yeung wins again in Hong Kong

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After his first big win back in September, 12-year old Jonathan Yeung has been on a win streak in Hong Kong. The young driver recently captured the Laliwarehouse Offroad Cup titles in 1/8 Tekno E-Buggy and 1/10 4wd Short Course classes! Yeung’s CCJB teammate, Chuen captured the overall win in the Open Buggy class. We suspect this won’t be the last we see of young Jonathan in the winner’s circle!

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Hinz double at ‘Toys for Tots’ in Vegas

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The 5th Annual Kings Hawaiian Toys for Tots Race at 702 R/C Raceway in Las Vegas, Nevada is in the books, and was a huge success. 702 met their goal of 500+ toys, as the final toy count was 525 toys donated by all the generous racers that were in attendance. On the track, the big wins belonged to Team Associated’s Tommy Hinz. Hinz piloted his way to victory in the highly competitive Mod 4wd Buggy and Mod 2wd Buggy classes after some CLOSE racing Utah’s young gun, Broc Champlin. Read more…

WRCR Winter Series Round 3 report


Another round of the Washtenaw RC Raceway Winter Series is in the record books with some very close racing this past Saturday December 6, 2014. This program is located just south of Ann Arbor, Michigan at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds. The heated facility is a 100x52ft track with large driver’s stand and pit area. Race entries totaled 116 entries in 14 classes. Our nine race series allows two drops leading to the series title. In additional to the track and pit space there is a full-service Trackside hobby shop provided by Nankin Hobbies.  Read more…

Intech ERSC-10 4WD Short course


Intech Racing sent out the first photo of their debut entry into the short course truck market, the ERSC-10 4WD truck is expected to have a worldwide release of January 2015. Expect more details in the coming month!

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