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This year 4th annual Fire & Ice Extreme Scale Adventure was held at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Sparks, Nevada. There was a total of over 200 participants. The event consisted of two different classes which was by tire size 1.9 Class and 2.2 Class. There was 3 different courses which varied in difficulty: easy, intermediate, and expert. All 3couses equaled a whopping of 500 gates altogether and over 3miles distance traveled. The event was timed and every penalty of: Gates (vehicle physically hitting a gate), Touches ( physically picking up a car to pass a gate or to flip over not under it’s own power), and there was also Markers that needed to be written down at random gates (5 number markers in each course) would add to each driver total time. The lease of amount of time amount for each class would produce the winners.
At the end of every outdoor season, at the final 1:8 race of the year at the finale round of the Northwest Championship Tour in Pasco, Washington, we all feverishly prepare our cars for one final push on the dirt for the season. For most of the region, this will be the last time any driver touches a radio for the remainder of the calendar year. The race ends, we receive our series awards, take pictures, thank our sponsors for their support, and we go home and we wait. Some of us continue to travel around the Pacific Northwest or farther to race our 1:10 vehicles, but the attitude isn’t the same- we are all waiting for 1:8 season to start, as the carpet merely holds us over. For five months some of us rip around doing 12-14 second laps on a tight high grip track, while others simply stare at their vehicles. Eventually, the middle of February comes around, and we prepare our 1:8 vehicles again. Dirt racing has returned, and its name is Cabin Fever.
Raced in Anaheim,CA at The Yard. It was a great day to race, and great to be part of a memorial race. First heat, my car ran awesome and I was on a good run…finishing in 2nd. Second heat, I kept my focus and got the job done, again finishing in 2nd.
I felt good going into the Main. My car was on point and running amazing. I just had to do my job and keep my concentration and focus up heading into the final round. At the start of the Main, I checked out and was able to keep that pace throughout the race. I was totally focused and in my zone…got into my groove and just flew. I finished strong in 1st, a lap ahead of the rest of the group! A great race day and a great experience.
I ran Pro-Line Hole Shot M3 Tires and Pro-Line Phantom Body
Rumble in the Rockies, held at MHOR RC Raceway had 255 entries with 1 qualifier Friday night, 3 Saturday, and triple A-Mains on Sunday.
- Dustin Evans
Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that David Ronnefalk won the 2016 IFMAR Worlds held in Vegas last October. But that’s only the end of the story…and to be honest, the final wasn’t all that exciting. What was exciting is seeing how we got to that point.
There is simply so much that goes into just competing at the top level at an IFMAR Worlds event, that if we just told the story of the winner…we would be out of a job. Events like Silver State, the Worlds Warmup, the Pro-Line Gas Champs, the Neo Race and simply just practice at Revelation with “The Drake” all contribute to telling the amazing story of the 2016 Worlds.
This is the final episode of the 2016 Season is once again Narrated by Mike Garrison and he truly hope you enjoy this episode of “Come Drive With Us“.
I traveled north to “The Track” in Gaithersburg, Maryland to attend my first ROAR race. While I faced a series of unfortunate events and struggles in my other classes, I was able to TQ in the 4WD SCT division after two 1st place finishes in the shortened race program.
Kevin Ran Pro-Line M4 Electrons on his 4WD SCT
Yesterday My dad and I traveled to Tallahassee, Florida for their monthly club race. With no other 1:8 races going on in Florida there were 75 entries and some of the top racers around.
In Electric Buggy I started off with Pro-Line M3 Blockades and the Buggy was dialed in the first qualifier taking second missing TQ by 2-seconds. In the second qualifier I chose X3 Blockades and the Buggy was a little loose and the track got faster dropping me down to 5th overall with 29 in the class. In A1 Main I went back to M3 Blockades and it was not a choice dropping down to 7th but made the change in A2 to X3 Diamond Backs and worked my way to 3rd placing 4th overall. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday I attended the February Freeze at Wolcott Hobby and Raceway.