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[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

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 @[…]

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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[…]

The first round of the Outlaw RC 2015/16  Indoor Off-Road Winter Carpet Series was held at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds on Saturday October 17th and #TheToyCarCreative made the journey down Highway 99 trip to compete in the 2wd Short Course division. The Pro-line Pro-2 SCT proved to be very competitive in both heats and qualified second for the A-main, just 8/10ths of a second off the TQ. Drivers have been asked to run slick or smooth tread tires for this years series which threw a real wrench in the gears for setup; many of us assuming that last years settings just weren’t going to cut the mustard. Teams were however allowed to use tire sauce and much to everyones surprise the overall[…]