Short Course News

AKA up to 90% off this Memorial Day

AKA Sale

25% off your entire order* at starting today, May 22nd thru the 26th. Don’t miss out on the deals on your favorite tires to race on. New clearance items will be added (up to 90% off!) and still get some dirt cheap tires from the “$1 Tire Sale” that has been extended through the weekend! Head over to RACEAKA.COM for the deals!

*Discount excludes sale or clearance items, and shipping

Russian Grand Prix at Moscow Expo

Among the hundreds of hobby expo shows around the globe, one of which that took place earlier this spring was the annual Moscow Hobby Expo in Moscow, Russia. The expo show included a sprinkle of nearly everything R/C and model related. As part of the expo show, there was a variety of racing events taking place in front of the hobby show crowd as well. Our pals at RCMOTORS.TV have shared a few of the highlights from these events, including the Russian Offroad Grand Prix.

CLICK HERE for more RCMOTORS.TV Moscow Hobby Expo Highlights

AKA delivers new ‘Chain Link’ SC tire

AKA Short Course Chain Link

The Chain Link Short Course tire features a bi-level, interlocking tread pattern that creates support for the tire’s carcass and treads. This addition support leads to consistency through corners and provides on-throttle stability. The Chain link has a perfect balance of forward drive and side bite which is ideal for hard packed or blue groove, indoor and outdoor tracks. Available in championship winning Clay, Super Soft, and Soft compound as tires with Red inserts or pre mounted pairs on Cyclone wheels for multiple fitments. As with all AKA tires, proudly designed and made in the USA.

Source: AKA

JConcepts ‘Hustles’ new Slash wheel

JConcepts Slash Wheels

Style is important when it comes to outfitting a Short Course truck and one of the quickest ways to upgrade the styling of the Slash or Slash 4×4 is with the addition of the JConcepts Hustle wheel. The Hustle wheel takes into account the durability needs of the Slash racer, but it’s the style and design which truly sets this wheel off. A 6-spoke design rotates about the center of the wheel with a deep recess in the center which allows plenty of footing for wheel locknuts. The base features the black wheel appearance and 6 molded mock locknuts which bring a realistic look.


LCRC $1000 purse at ‘The Big One’

The Big One

The 6th Annual “The Big One” race will be held at LCRC Raceway in Central Pennsylvania this coming weekend. LCRC Raceway, host of the 2015 1/8 & SCT Offroad Electric Nationals, is offering a $1,000.00 Nitro Buggy Purse, with $500.00 going to the Nitro Buggy class winner. There is payout for all offered classes, for the exception of the Young Guns class. For questions and more information, please contact


Stephansen wins Motown Showdown

Motown Showdown

This past weekend hosted the Motown Showdown at Modesto RC Raceway. The single day event gathered 100+ entries from across California and surrounding areas. Among the racers in attendance was Tekin’s Derek Stephansen. Stephansen piloted his way to an impressive TQ and overall victory in Mod SCT, Mod 2wd Buggy, AND Mod 4wd Buggy. Read more…

Protoform PFRX rallycross body

protoform rallyx

Pro-Line’s Protoform brand has announced the release of their fisrt body for 1:10 scale rally and short course trucks the ‘PFRX Rallycross’. An oversized rally-style front grille, exaggerated fender flares and sport-compact sedan design give the PFRX an unmistakable look.  The PFRX Rallycross is a direct fit on the Traxxas® 1/10 Rally VXL and Team Associated ProRally, but will also fit short course trucks such as the Pro-Line PRO-2 SC. To use on your Slash®, Slash® 4×4, or other short course truck, you will require the appropriate Pro-Line Extended Body Mounts and may require additional body trimming and/or bumper modifications.

This body is produced in heavy-duty genuine .040” lexan® and includes a comprehensive decal sheet, add-on rear wing, beefy nylon wing mounting hardware, and paint-then-peel overspray film.

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Psycho Nitro Blast VIII video

Our good friend, Chris Giraldo, was one of MANY who attended the Psycho Nitro Blast 2015 event in Unadilla, Georgia. The event gathered many of the nation’s top pro drivers, features a one-of-a-kind psychotic themed atmosphere, and provided racers a scary good time. Giraldo has shared with us this year’s Giraldo RC PNB Video, capturing highlights from on and off the race track. Strap in, as your in for quite a ride!

Record crowd at rainy Belgian SC Cup

Belgian SCT Cup RD1

The 2015 Belgian SCT Cup kicked off with a record number of entries for Round 1 at the BRTC track. Unfortunately the record number of racers were greeted with unwelcome rainy weather. Due to unsafe conditions for marshalls, organizers decided to determine the overall winners by round 1 of qualifying finishes. It would be André Julian taking home the win in Pro-2, with Nicolas Evens topping the field in Pro-4. Racers now prepare for what is hoped to be a dry round of racing next month in Merchtem.

CLICK HERE for event results and photos.

2015 AKA Mid America Championship

AKA Championship Flyer

AKA is proud to once again announce the AKA Mid America Championship. This will be the fourth annual event, and is set to be hosted by West Texas RC on May 15-17, 2015. The event features a spec tire format (AKA Impacts – Green Compound), in which each entry will receive one free set of tires. This year’s event includes 1/8 Nitro Buggy, 1/8 Nitro Truggy, 1/8 E-Buggy, 1/8 E-Truggy, and 4×4 Short Course classes.