Thunder Alley Hosting 2nd Annual Nitro Hero Challenge

World of R/C Parts & Thunder Alley R/C Speedway posted the following Message on Facebook…

“Be sure to make plans and join us on 9/29/18 for our 2nd Annual Nitro Hero Challenge race event! Heat races start at 10am Saturday 9/29/18.
Pro & Sportsman classes for both Nitro Buggies & Truggies!!
Who will be the Nitro Hero for your class?”

Classes:
1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy, 1/8 Sportsman Nitro Buggy, 1/8 Pro Nitro Truggy, 1/8 Sportsman Nitro Truggy, (Yes, electric classes will be running too) 1/8 E-Buggy, 1/8 E-Truggy, 4wd SCT, 2wd SCT & Novice class too!!

Entries $30/$25/$20
$25 for Novice (FREE KID entry into the Novice class with each paid parent entry into a class that day!!)

6 minute heats (Two Rounds)
30 minute Nitro A-Mains
8 minute Double A-Mains for Electric

GRC to Host Short Course Showdown

Greenville, NC

In an effort to revive Short Course racing in the Carolina region, Josh Parrish with Highside Hobbies has put together the 1st Annual “Short Course Showdown” that will be held September 22nd at GRC in Greenville, NC. Both 2wd and 4wd Short Course will be featured at the event. Both classes will be racing for plaques, prizes and of course cash.

Short Course was at one time one of the larger classes in this region. Now the Buggy classes have the spotlight as they are drawing the largest car counts at any given track in Carolina’s. The event payout will be based on the amount of entries per class.

5-9 Entries > 1st – $50, 2nd – $30, 3rd – $15
10-16 entries > 1st – $75, 2nd – $45, 3rd – $25
16-20 entries > 1st – $125, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $40
21+ entries > 1st – $150, 2nd – $90, 3rd – $50

Entry Fee will be $25 for each of these classes

“The trucks are out there, people have just set them aside to focus on the larger classes. Putting money on the line and featuring the Short Course classes should get some of those trucks of the shelves and back on track. I have already talked to numerous drivers that said they are going break out their trucks for this event.” Parrish said.

This event will still have the normal classes that compete at GRC and will have the normal entry fee as well.

Parrish also added, “I have already talked to 2 or 3 companies that will be sending products to to give away to racers in the raffle. Each racer will receive a raffle ticket with their entry”

Any Short Course related questions, please email highsidehobbiesnc@gmail.com

Pro-Line New Releases (June 2018)

2017 Ford® F-150 Raptor Clear Body
for 12.8″ Wheelbase TRX-4®

This body will completely transform your Truck into an Ultra Scale modern Raptor Rig perfect for Rock Crawling. The details from the full-size 2017 Raptor have been faithfully recreated and is designed to drop right onto the stock 12.8″ wheelbase TRX-4®!

Part # 3509-00

2019 Chevy® Silverado™ Z71 Trail Boss Clear Body
for PRO-MT 4×4 & Stampede® 4×4

Part # 3506-00

Pre-Cut 2019 Chevy® Silverado™ Z71 Trail Boss Clear Body
for X-MAXX®

Part # 3507-17

Trencher 4.3″ Pro-Loc All Terrain Tires Mounted
for X-MAXX® Front or Rear, Mounted on Impulse Pro-Loc Black Wheels with Stone Gray Rings

Part # 10151-13

Back-Half Cage
for Pro-Line Cab Only Crawler Bodies on SCX10 II, TRX-4, Ascender & Venture

Part # 6322-00

1966 Ford Bronco Clear Body with Ridge-Line Trail Cage
for SCX10 Deadbolt

Part # 3488-11

Positron VTR 4.0″ Off-Road 1:8 Truck Tires
for 1:8 Truck Front or Rear

Part # 9065-03 M4 (Super Soft)
Part # 9065-17 MC (Clay)

Pyramid 2.2″ 2WD Off-Road Carpet Buggy Front Tires
for 1:10 Buggy 2.2″ Front 2WD Wheels

Part # 8273-103 Z3 (Medium Carpet)
Part # 8273-104 Z4 (Soft Carpet)

Tessmann sweeps ROAR Fuel Nats

Last weekend were held the 2018 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals at the Southside RC Raceway in lake City, Florida. XRAY‘s Ty Tessmann would sweep the nitro buggy and nitro truck classes. Tessmann took the overall TQ in both classes and the win in the 45-minute nitro buggy final from Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated) after some close fights whilst Ryan Cavalieri (Team Associated) would take third a further lap down. In the 30-minute nitro truggy final Tessmann would be able to bring home the win in front of Ryan Lutz (Tekno) in second and Jared Tebo (Kyosho) in third.

 

-Via XRAY Facebook

CRCN’s “Who’s Racing?” – June 16th

This Saturday (June 16th, 2018) features 7 events as listed below in the NC, SC and VA area…

Offroad

The Hide Out RC Supercross– Club Race – Siler City, NC

Thunder Alley R/C – Club Race/Nitro Truggy Cash Race – Wilson, NC

Zoo City Raceway – NCSCT Round 4 – Asheboro, NC

ERC – Round 1 Race – Easley, SC

Sumter R/C – Dad’s Day Race – Sumter, SC

WCRC – Club Race – Wilkesboro, NC

Beach RC – Club Race – Myrtle Beach, SC

 

New Infinity Silcone Diff Oils

Infinity is introducing a range of high performance silicone diff oils. Using carefully selected silicone oil, the viscosity of the range is professionally controlled during production. This ensures accuracy that gives racers a reliable source of consistency when selecting the correct oil for their desired set-up. Such high quality oil also provides more stable traction during race conditions. Available in convenient 60cc bottles, the range of nine different viscosities covers popular options between 4000 and 20000.

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-Creation Model Press Release-

Tiltyard posts $500 bounty on Woodyard

On Monday (June 4th) Steve Woodyard posted the following message about the Austin Woodyard (Big A) Fundraiser race that will be hosted at Tiltyard in Dayton, VA.

“Ok Tiltyard dudes it has been confirmed this morning that a $500 dollar bounty has been set on Austin Woodyard for his benefit race by R&C Towing and Repair . Thank you Rail & Carla Porterfield. Question is do you have what it takes to beat the 5 Time Tilted Worlds champion to claim the prize . The class elected for the bounty is Nitro Buggy ONLY.”

Woodyard had amassed many victories at the famed “Tiltyard” track that is known for its large layout featuring huge elevation changes. The benefit race will be hosted from June 22nd to the 24th.

Team Losi Releases 22S RTR SCT (VIDEO)

Based on the Team Losi Racing® 22™ race platform, the all-new Losi® 22S SCT RTR has taken the performance and durability of the 22 platform and maximized it to become the ultimate Ready-to-Run performance/basher. The 22 platform is a legend in the radio control racing world and this new Losi version is ready-made for racing while keeping the appeal of backyard bashing. A powerful Dynamite® brushless system provides abundant power that’s completely manageable with the aid of AVC® (Active Vehicle Control®) technology. The get-up-and-go of the 22S is easily handled by the race-inspired suspension of the championship winning 22 race platform. Several Team Losi Racing 22 platform performance parts can upgrade the look, style and performance of the 22S RTR. With user-friendly design concepts, like a bottom loading battery compartment and hard mounted electronics, the user experience is hassle-free allowing the bashing to begin right away.

Key Features

  • All New Race-inspired 2WD Platform
  • AVC® (Active Vehicle Control®)
  • Dynamite® Tazer™ Sport ESC
  • Team Losi Racing® Option Part Upgrades Available
  • Bottom Loading Battery
  • All Metal Gear Transmission
  • Gear Differential
  • Spektrum™ Servo
  • Spektrum™ Dx2e Active Radio System
  • Race-Inspired Licensed Scale Body
  • MAXXIS Razr MT Tires
  • 12mm Race-Inspired Shock Absorbers

RCGP is Live!

Late Sunday evening RCGP became live. The pro drivers have been posting about this ‘new series’ all over social media, and it seems only they know about it. They seem to indicate that this is the world series that they hope is going to change the R/C industry and up the game, not just for the drivers but also for the racing teams that they represent. From the looks of it on their website, this series is RC’s equivalent to what MotoGP and Formula 1 have. With the industry in downtimes lately due to closing of some big R/C businesses and tracks, we think that something like this might bring back the enthusiasm and gusto in the R/C buggy industry – RCGP will surely hype it up!

So what is RCGP?
“RCGP is a Professional RC Car Racing Series, with the intention of promoting, improving, and growing the sport of RC Racing globally. Our goal is to enhance the enjoyment for everyone involved, providing the best possible coverage for fans, and value for money for racers, and growing the excitement throughout the year thanks to the points series, along with RC Fantasy games and prizes. In addition we are working towards joining other motorsports events in the future, in order to get in front of the public eye, to showcase our great form of racing.”

“In 2018, RCGP is a completely virtual series, as we simply give points, and create content based on existing races, in order to familiarise the industry to the new series format, which will be run as an actual real series in 2019. The season will consist of 5-6 events, in Europe, Asia and USA, and it will range from March to October.”

What are the racing classes for RCGP?

“RCGP races consist of two 1:8 th Nitro Buggy classes. The RCGP class, reserved for the 30 best drivers in the world, and an Open Class for everyone else. Manufacturers or sponsors field 1-2 driver teams in the RCGP class, which runs a new and more exciting format, of short qualifying races, followed by long grueling mains. The Open class is for all the other racers, who are not part of an RCGP Team. The entry cap depends on the event. The format for the Open class is the current industry standard, of qualifying, followed by mains.”

How is RCGP supporting the RC industry?

“RCGP actively works with the teams and manufacturers in the industry, in order to create better events, and a more productive environment for them to race and promote their brands in.

The RCGP Series will share it’s future profits with all RCGP Teams, and pay this back as travel money for the following year’s series. RCGP also actively looks for outside industry sponsors for the series, and link these up with compatible teams, again using the money to help the team with costs related to attending the RCGP events.

In addition to this, RCGP also offers a contingency purse for each race, along with a bonus for the overall series champion, along with a special prize for the constructors championship winning manufacturer, which will be revealed later.

Ultimately RCGP aims to build the series into the premier category of racing, and make it the dream of every young 1:8 th buggy racer, to one day be a professional RCGP star!”

GRC to host “Memorial Meltdown” Night Race on May 26th

Greenvile, NC-

May 26th will mark the first Night Race of the season at GRC. Ron Ayers’ Motorsports will be having its Open House event Saturday morning which could cause conflicts with parking for the racers.

In order to avoid issues the track decided to move back the times to 4pm for the start of practice and a 7pm Start time for the racing. The staff at Ron Ayers Motorsports invites the racers to come early if interested as there will be a Trials show on hand along with Food and Drinks for guests.

As part of the “Memorial Meltdown”, GRC will be honoring active and retired duty military by giving them free entries for the weekends races.

The racing will consist of 2 rounds of qualifying heats along with the main events.

Classes Include

  • 1/8 E-Buggy
  • 1/8 Nitro Buggy
  • 1/8 E-Truggy
  • 1/8 Nitro Truggy
  • 4wd SCT
  • 2wd SCT
  • Kids/Novice

GRC set to host 1st Annual “Bash 4 Cash”

Article by :Josh Parrish

-Greenville, NC –

GRC is a relatively new off-road track in North Carolina, formally known as “Ron Ayers’ RC Park” and is located in Greenville, NC. The track is now ran by Ryan Caudle who also manages the Hobby Shop that is on site. GRC has hosted 4 races so far in 2018 including the “Race for the Crazies” in February and the “PNB Warm-Up race” in March, along with their monthly club races.

At the most recent race (April 28th), the track announced that on July 27th & 28th it would be hosting their first annual “Bash 4 Cash” race. The “Bash 4 Cash” will pay out the Top 3 finishers in the 1/8 Nitro Buggy and 1/8 E-Buggy classes. Caudle said that 100% of the entry fees will go towards the winners payouts. The Entry fee for both classes will be $35 while the Trophy Classes will be $25. Classes such as 2wd SCT, 2wd Buggy and 4wd Buggy will be a $10 Entry fee, but will not receive awards at this event.

All classes will consist of 2 Rounds of qualifying. The Nitro Buggy and Truggy classes will be running a 45 minute A-Main. E-Buggy will be running Triple A-Mains while the rest of the electric classes will be running Double A-Mains.

GRC’s next event will be held on May 26th featuring the normal club race format.

The track is located at 1929 N. Memorial Drive in Greenville, NC 27834. For more info about this event and any questions you may have, please visit their facebook page HERE.

Hanna cashes out at Thunder Alley in Pro Buggy A-Main

Wilson, NC- Coming in to Round 1 of the Super Seven Series at Thunder Alley, HB Racing drivers Griffin Hanna and John Mcginty were the favorites to win in the Pro Nitro Buggy class. Griffin would go on to take TQ while Colby Bush would qualify 2nd followed by Mcginty in 3rd.

“The nitro main was fun to watch. Griff got out to a good start but snagged the pipe early and teammate John Michael Mcginty III took the lead. They would run 1&2 for a few laps. John was trying to go 10 minutes on a fuel run but ran out.Griff would regain the lead and take the win. These new Tekin Servos are we are running in the 1/8 cars are absolutely awesome. Highly recommend checking them out.”, said Eric Hanna (Griffin’s father)

Griffin would go on to win the event and Take home the Gold and the Cash Prize for 1st. Colby Bush finished 2nd with Christian PaHud in 3rd. Full Results Below…

Pro Buggy Results

 

Speed RC to shut it’s doors

Speed RC, host of numerous east coast off-road events including the JConcepts Indoor National Series, closed its existing location with plans to re-open in a new facility known as Speed RC 2.0. A shocking announcement has been made this afternoon via the Speed RC Facebook page from owners Scott Speed and TJ Bell thanking the R/C community for the past three years, and sadly announcing that the facility will not be re-opening after all.

“It is with great sadness that we announce that Speed RC will not be re-opening. We’ve truly enjoyed the last three years and hope to continue to see you all at races in the area. After all, the entire reason we opened Speed RC in the first place was for our love of RC racing!”

“Unfortunately (and fortunately) the RC industry has become an industry where most racers are able to gain sponsorship. It becomes very difficult for hobby shops to actually sell parts & tires since everyone is already buying them at a discount through their sponsorships. Due to this, we have lost money for three years in a row now. We’ve also unfortunately been seeing a lot of theft in our hobby shop to go with the downward struggle we were already on. Even with the headcounts we have been able to bring in for races, we just haven’t been able to make ends meet. After much debate, we have come to the conclusion that it is time to close the doors to Speed RC. We apologize greatly to all of our loyal customers and hope you understand our decision. Thank you for being with us the last three years!”

-Scott Speed and TJ Bell