WORS Round 2 was a SCORCHER in Kelowna! The Western Off-road Racing Series has continued it’s impressive inaugural season with a scenic jaunt over the mighty Coquihalla Pass to go toe-to-toe with interior British Columbia’s best electric off-road R/C racers at Kelowna R/C on May 26-28, 2017. Mountain air merged into lake country, giving way seamlessly to sunbaked pasture and dirt racing heaven and with some of the best in the west in attendance the 2017 Spring Scorcher Shootout was always going to live up to it’s name! With some neighbourly requests in place at the KRC track, the nitro portion of the WORS tour would sit out Round 2, leaving 105 entries in 9 electric classes of 1/8 and[…]

“The Big Barn Shoot Out has set a whole new bar for R/C racing in Canada. This was quite simply the best event we have ever had in BC. The future potential of this event is unlimited.” The rolling green corn fields of Chilliwack British Columbia, located about an hour east of Vancouver, played host to the first ever Big Barn Shootout on April 21-22 and 23. More specifically the 30,000 square foot horse arena within Chilliwack Heritage Park, aka The Big Red Barn, would be the location for the ground breaking event with a huge temporary track built by a small group of dedicated volunteers in under two days. With the world famous tulip festival happening just down the[…]

conquer the carpet

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[…]

Points racing has returned to the Showbarn with 100+ entries to start the season! The first Outlaw R/C points race of the 2016/17 Indoor Off-road Carpet Series was held on October 8th and 112 entries tussled it out for early season bragging rights. The new and improved track was still the talk of the day with racers across the board just happy to have more room to play! The layout, which remained unchanged from the September shakedown race has proven both challenging and exciting for racers so far. A combination of tight technical areas snaking through high speed sections and jumps with short landings into corners has kept everyone clean, close on the clock and great racing has been the[…]

outlaw rc track layout

Outlaw R/C in Cloverdale BC hosted their first Saturday event of the 2016/17 Indoor Carpet Series, a non-points shakedown for racers to dust off the cobwebs. Race results have not been posted at this time. The race day was a good trial for everyone involved with many exciting improvements being implemented and new systems needing to be refined. The larger racing surface was the most talked about, the track is now impressively huge! Lap times have gone from about 13 seconds last year to now being in the low 20 second range. This alone has spread drivers out and decreased the wheel to wheel carnage but new rounded corner pipes and improved placement should also help minimize crash damage. 108[…]

outlaw rc logo

R/C racing in Western Canada received a massive boost recently with confirmation of a some exciting new developments for Outlaw R/C’s winter indoor racing program which will continue in the Cloverdale Fairgrounds Showbarn building. Alongside confirmation of a 13 race (11 points, 2 non-points) Saturday series, a 4 month lease period of the Showbarn from December 15th to April 15th was also announced. The news, which also included a number of track enhancements, is a very exciting development for racing in Vancouver and the surrounding areas. The Saturday series will run from September until April with the first five races before the lease requiring volunteer help to setup and tear down on race weekends. The lease, which will eliminate the[…]

Max-D gets big air in Vancouver

Saturday February 27th saw the return of monster truck mayhem at BC Place in Vancouver Canada as part of the Monster Jam 2016 Tour. I couldn’t resist going along to feel the thumping V8 monsters shake the stadium to it’s core! And of course, see some carnage too! My wife and I had some great seats and I managed to get some really cool shots! As always you can scroll down for highlights or click the links below to see the full albums! See the Monster Jam 2016 album on Facebook here. See the Monster Jam 2016 album on Flickr here. More highlights available on Instagram here.

stadium truck and buggy at outlaw rc

Outlaw R/C hosted race 6 of their indoor carpet racing series on January 9th 2016 and #TheToyCarCreative was their to capture the action! You can scroll down to see highlights or follow the links below to see the albums via our social media accounts. Click here to see the album “Outlaw R/C 09.01.2016” on Facebook. Click here to see the album “Outlaw R/C 09.01.2016” on Flickr. Click here to visit @TheToyCarCreative on Instagram.   “Stadium truck and 2wd buggy @OutlawRCBC” 📸 by: N.R.Coward @TheToyCarCreative 🏁 From #TheToyCarCreative 2016 collection 🏁 ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️ All photos available via… ⚡️Area99RC.com⚡️ 🤘🏻Facebook👊🏼 💥Flickr💥 🚀High quality print & digital download💨 🔽🔽🔽🔽🔽 🏁BE A CREATIVE CONTRIBUTOR!🏁 👍🏻DM to be part of the #CreativeCrew 🤘🏻Hashtag your model car[…]

Race 3 of the Outlaw RC Indoor Off-road Winter Carpet Series at the Showbarn saw 70 entries put on an awesome show of racing. Team99 was of course stoked to be a part of the action! Race results for all entrants and classes can be found on the Outlaw RC Facebook page. Team99 Race Results The fastest laps of the day by the best racers on this layout were in the 14.5 to 15.5 second range. 2wd Open Buggy Team Associated B5M Factory Lite Heat 1 – 18 laps @ 5:14 > +3 lap improvement. Almost half of all laps were under 16 seconds. Almost 2/3 of laps were under 17 seconds. Four laps at +19 secs including two @[…]

Outlaw RC Indoor Winter Racing Series Poster

Round 2 of the Outlaw RC Indoor Off-Road Carpet Racing Series saw the racing action go to a whole new level and the bar has really been raised! Local racer confidence in the series, now in it’s second year, is up and the quality of racing is heating up accordingly. I made the jaunt down the 99 with the Team99 rigs and raced in my usual 2wd short-course class with the Pro-line Pro-2, but also finally dipped my toes into 2wd open/mod buggy with the Team Associated B5M Factory Lite. An eye-opener for sure, but after finally getting some wheel time my confidence is up. Grip makes us all good, between now and Reedy all I have is high grip[…]