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 to set…


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

…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 Toth from…


February 8, 2013

Donny Lia wins 13.5 Pro Stock @ Snowbirds

SpeedMerchant team driver Donny Lia brought home the hardware in 1/12th 13.5 Pro Stock at this year’€™s Snowbird Nationals held in sunny Orlando Florida. The unique 24-hour format race features Road Course and Oval broken up into 12-hour intervals and has attendance of up to 500 race entries every year. Due to work commitments, Donny wasn’€™t able to fly down to the race until Wednesday evening, missing all of the organized road course practice. Using the race qualifiers for gathering your set-up information is never ideal, but sometimes it’€™s your only option. Donny’€™s Rev.7 was quickly on pace and his…


February 7, 2013

Marc Fischer wins big at Snowbirds

Serpent team driver Marc Fischer from Germany has won the 1/12th modified class at the recent Snowbird Nationals race. Marc took TQ in front of Xray’s Paul Lemieux and AE’s Keven Hebert and was able building a 4.5 second gap in the A final handing him the win in this class. He also pulled the fastest 1/12th lap with his Thunder Power powered S120 LTX car and also finished second overall in 1/10th Mod TC making him the 2013 On-Road Snowbirds Champion. Source: Serpent [serpent.com]…


February 7, 2013

Brian Wynn wins World GT @ ’13 Snowbirds

At the 2013 Snowbird Nationals, the World GT class was well attended with a large number of competitors and teams entering the event. Going into the final round, CRC’s own Brian Wynn would find himself at the bottom of the A-main and needing a good run in the final round to stay in the show. In that final round, a good run would be an understatement as Wynn took his very stock Gen-X 10LE to the top of the A-main with a TQ run, from zero to hero in just 5 minutes. Brian was joined in the A-main by early…


February 5, 2013

Alexander Hagberg wins 2013 Snowbirds

The Snowbird Nationals can be regarded as one of the biggest RC races in the world with 400+ entries in multiple classes, including the US oval classes. All are run in a 6 days long event which is held in Orlando, Florida. Racers gather from all over the world at this big event. Notable names from the European and US racing scene were present this year. Just like last year, Alexander Hagberg decided to join the race with T4 and X12 platforms, hoping for strong results in both Modified categories. Xray were represented in all categories, where the US drivers…


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