Lewiston, Idaho is the home of a race known around these parts as Cabin Fever. With almost 300 entries, more a marathon than just a race, to be honest. Traditionally held in the bitterly cold month of February, inside a horse arena, this event occupies many a bucket list. If it weren’t for folklore it might be checked off a few more. While the weather wasn’t that cold this year, no doubt the likelihood of standing around shivering for hours in minus temps keeps even some of the most diehard racers away. That and distance. The drive from Vancouver was almost 9 hours, tack on an extra couple for me from Whistler and you understand why the west coast contingent[…]

Cabin Fever 2017 lewiston idaho

The Cabin Fever R/C Supercross race in Lewiston Idaho has become a fixture of the racing scene in the greater north west region and this year, I got to go and experience it! Known as the first dirt race of the year in this area it has become something of a legendary event. Intrigued by the stories, I joined my local club racing buddy and Maclan teammate Rob in his RV for the eight and a half hour trek from Vancouver (after 3 hrs in snow from Whistler the day before!) and we made it to the Lewiston Roundup mid afternoon on the Friday which had been assigned for practice. The event would go on to draw 296 entries, supposedly[…]

The excitement surrounding ‘Conquer The Carpet’ had been rapidly rising approaching its early February date and when it came time to boogey on the rug not even Snowmageddon2k17 or the Super Bowl could stop over 215 entries from making this the biggest indoor off-road trophy race anyone in the Vancouver scene could remember. The event was a landmark for host Outlaw RC, it is their largest to date, and it was the result of many months hard work by President Chris Mueller and his dedicated crew of volunteers. The race even attracted pro racers Nick Wautlet (AE/WallieBuilds) and Kurt Wenger (Schelle Racing) to make the trip north and see what the buzz was all about! Practice Like many other locals,[…]

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The first weekend of February 2017 saw Outlaw RC host their biggest race on record, the three day Conquer The Carpet event. Over 215 entries took part in three rounds of qualifying on Saturday, with a full program of lower mains and triple A mains on the Sunday. As always, The Toy Car Creative joined in the fun, competing in the 2wd and 4wd modified buggy classes and taking time in between rounds to snap tons of frames with my trusty Nikon. With racers travelling from far and wide, including pro-drivers Kurt Wenger (Schelle Racing Innovations) and Nick Wautlet (Team Associated) all the way from California, the racing was always going to be some of the best ever seen in[…]

The North West Model Hobby Expo hosted Diehard RC for their indoor off-road carpet trophy race on January 27-29 and I travelled down to compete, eagerly anticipating the debut of my Kyosho Lazer ZX6.6 4wd modified buggy. I would also be running my Team Associated B6 in 2wd modified buggy and the expectation was to meet head-on with some of the PNW’s fastest racers and see where I stack up heading into the 2017 year. Despite the typically laid back atmosphere of Diehard RC, the action on the rug turned out to be intense across all classes! Practice Modified classes usually draw the most confident of competitors anyway and this was true of the weekend with local young guns like[…]

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The weekend of January 27-29 saw the return of the North West Model Hobby Expo to the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. Along with displays and demonstrations from numerous model builders and groups, Diehard RC also hosted their 2017 carpet off-road trophy race as part of the three day festival. The Toy CarCreative always loves to support the local trophy races and so I packed up the truck with all my gear and headed south for a weekend of awesome racing with good friends. The action was fast and furious and the competition fierce. Along with competing in both 2wd and 4wd modified buggy classes I also took some time between races to snap a few frames. While my[…]