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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?”

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

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…


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.


-Creation Model Press Release-