February 3, 2015

2015 Snowbird Nationals – Report

…The annual Snowbird Nationals held at the Park Inn by Radisson, in Orlando, Florida, is one of the biggest RC events in the US, if not the World. With a total of 290 entries in on-road only, it can really be considered as the “Superbowl of RC”. The 2015 track layout was a mirrored version of the one used at the previous IFMAR 1/12th Worlds and traction levels became very high only after the first day of practice. In the Modified TC class Alexander Hagberg managed to take a convincing TQ position in front of team mate Paul…

November 26, 2014

LiveTime scoring engine software

…selected as the official timing system for many of the world’s largest races in 2015 and beyond, including the 2016 IFMAR 1:8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds in Las Vegas, 2016 1:12 and ISTC Worlds in China, Reedy Race of Champions, Snowbird Nationals, The Dirt Nitro Challenge, CRCRC Midwest Championships, Silver State Nitro Challenge, and many more. Rather than charge a big up-front price, LiveTime software is offered in two tiers and is available risk-free for 30 days. Tracks using LiveTime software simply pay a small monthly fee for those months when the facility is operating, which grants access to free software…

September 18, 2014

Exclusive – Making the Xray T4’15

…real track experiences, there were another two items I decided to change after the race at Snowbird Nationals. In Europe we race at open tracks with curbing, but while racing at Snowbirds with boards I have seen several drivers either breaking the front of the chassis from a straight-on crash into a board at full speed, or having their servo mount tweaked from the chassis as a result of another crash. I experienced this myself and so I put these two comments on the “2015 to-do list”. With finalising the 2015 specs, I also incorporated those two improvements which will…

February 10, 2014

Hayato Ishioka wins F1 at Snowbird Nationals

…Every year, the Snowbird Nationals provides a record number of entries as well as incredibly tough competition. The 2014 version of the Snowbirds again attracted drivers all over the World including China, Japan, UK, Germany, Canada and France. In the F1 class CRC’s new WTF-1 car dominated, taking a strong 1-2 finish with Hayato Ishioka and Brian Wynn qualified and finished 1st and 2nd respectively. Source: CRC [teamcrc.com]…

February 6, 2014

2014 Snowbird Nationals – Report

…The 2014 edition of the Snowbird Nationals were held in Orlando, FL at the Park Inn Resort. The “Birds” is the largest RC race in the world with well over 600 total entries and many countries represented this year. The Snowbirds is a unique race due to the 24 hours a day racing schedule, 12 hours of road and 12 hours of oval makes for a very unique experience that can only be witnessed here. In the Blue ribbon Modified TC class it was Paul Lemieux who would get things figured out for the second day of qualifying…

February 6, 2014

EMR Factory traction compound bottle

…Seen last week at The Snowbird Nationals, EMR Factory have released their new traction compound applicator bottle. For use with on-road or off-road tires, the 4oz. size will hold an entire bottle of traction compound. The sponge applicator tip allows to control the amount applied to the tires and eliminates spilling, messy spray bottles, and tooth brushes. The bottles are available as single or 3-piece packs. Source: EMR Factory [emrfactory.com]…

April 4, 2013

2014 Snowbird Nationals – Announcement

…The 20th annual Snowbird Nationals will be taking place January 28th to February 2nd, 2014, in Orlando, Florida. Complete hotel details will be posted soon. Last year was the largest turnout in several years so mark your calendars and plan your trip. More information can be found here….

February 28, 2013

VRC Pro column – February 2013

…same time zone. First Virtual Snowbird Nationals Just 4 seconds difference in top qualifying between the real Snowbirds (Hagberg) and the virtual Snowbirds (Chris Stack from Australia). This was on a track that was released on the same day the qualifying in Orlando started. It is proof of how exact the virtual tracks are and realistic the performance of the virtual cars is. Stack didn’t go on to win the A-Main but had to leave the honours to Italian Kevin Pignotti who has developed himself into a super fast indoor racer. Kevin won by just 1.6 seconds over Chris. Barnebas…

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