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Upcoming Event! Team Losi Racing Super Cup

Hey Racing Fans – here is an upcoming event that you may want to check out and follow! Coming up on June 25-26, Eden Park Raceway will be hosting the inaugural TLR Super Cup 2011at their famous multi-surface racetrack in Beckenham, Kent. If you are a fan or racer of these three most popular 1:10 off-road classes of 2WD and 4WD buggies, and 2WD Short Course Trucks, you don’t want to miss this!

Even though they are aiming to attract top drivers from the UK and Europe, they are hoping that the TLR Super Cup, in association with Spektrum and Electrix RC will appeal to local drivers as well.

Here are some of the details on the format of the race:

All three classes running on both days of the weekend. Saturday will hold two practices and three qualifiers, with a short practice, two qualifiers and multi-leg finals on the Sunday. Qualifying will use the FTD format and there will be three legs for the A finals in 2WD, 4WD and Short Course Trucks with two legs for all the other finals. Awards will be presented to the winners of 2WD, 4WD and SCT, the top three in the U14 and U19 classes as well as in the concourse competition.

There will be prizes!

Prizes:
Awards for winners of 2WD, 4WD and 2WD SCT. Top three in Under 14 and Under 19 classes in 2WD and 4WD only. Concourse competition winner.

And the not so fun, but always needed…RULES:
-Event running to BRCA 2011 1:10 Off-Road National Championship guidelines
-No control tire in 2WD and 4WD Short Course Truck tires only – no 1:8 off-road variants allowed

 

I’m sure this race is more appealing to my friends in the UK in terms of going or entering, but if you want to stay posted on this race, I will keep you updated on our blog here at RCNightmare.com! Check back for more RC news, events, new products, and more!

 

Mike Reedy Passes: 1941 – 2011

It is sad news that I bring to you today. I am sure most of you have heard the name Reedy if you are an RC fan or racer. It is a famous RC brand teaming with Team Associated and sponsoring some great racers such as Ryan Maifield.  The man that began it all and turned his name into one of the most successful racing brands in R/C history, Mike Reedy, passed away on the morning of May 17th, 2011. He has lost a 10 year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

From what I’ve heard through the news, he was a great guy and a great inspiration to those in the RC world. Those who knew him said he could be found in the pits of every major race event building and tuning motors for most of the top R/C drivers in the world.  It didn’t matter whether you were a world champion, or just an average racer, Mike was there to help everyone and had a true passion for doing this.

His contribution to the hobby and sport is indescribable. He served as the Team Associated race team manager for over 20 years, and during that time, scouted, and mentored some of the best talent the R/C industry has ever witnessed.  Names like Jay Halsey, Masami Hirosaka, Mark Pavidis, Bill Easton, Brian Kinwald, Tony Neisinger, Neil Cragg, Craig Drescher, Matt Francis, Mark Francis, Cliff Lett, Ryan Maifield, and many others are prime examples of the unparalleled influence he had on our industry and the people in it. He sounds like a cool guy and I bet it was a great honor to know him.

 

 

JuneContest

Wow! You can win this (famous) Traxxas Ken Block Edition. The give away ends on the last day of June here in 2011, and you have to pay nothing at all to enter!

Win This Exact RC:

Here are the rules:

We are running a point total for all our fans on youtube. There are a few ways to earn an entry, there is NO limit to the number of entries you can gain, and the more points you pile up the better chance you have to WIN!.

All You have to do is refer people to subscribe to our youtube channel. You get one entry for everyone you refer, if they subscribe to both our channels RC NightMare and Friend Of RC you will score two points.

http://www.youtube.com/rcnightmare

http://www.youtube.com/friendofrc

Then once they sign up, you will score a point for each person they refer.

Now if you are someone who has been referred you need only let us know by commenting below WHO referred you and you will get a free entry. Now that you are referred you can start sending people and getting points as well. :)

We will be posting the ongoing results below!

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Who Referred You

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Your Message

Team Associated SC10 RS RTR Truck Info & Review

Team Associated has recently come out with the SC10 RS (race spec) Ready-to-Run Truck. It is a 1/10th scale Electric 2WD Off Road Race Truck. The reason I wanted to take a look at it today is because I’ve heard a lot of people asking, “what the heck is the difference between this and the regular SC10?”. When I first started looking into it, I was a little confused myself. Is this just an SC10 with a different body? Are there upgrades? So I took a little bit of a deeper look into it.

What is a Race Spec?

My first thought was, has everyone been racing with the wrong types of RC’s? Do I need a race spec model? The answer is no, of course. But, like the name implies, this is a replica of the trucks driven in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. So basically, it has the same specs and looks as the truck that was used in that race. The SC10RS won the 2010 R.O.A.R. National Championships. (more…)