The 2011 Cactus Classic is taking place this weekend at the Scottsdale RC Speedway in Arizona, USA. This annual electric race attracts top drivers from around the world and this, its 25th year, is no exception with top Europeans such as Lee Martin, Hupo Honigl, Joern Neumann, Marc Rheinard and Viktor Wilck joining the top US stars to battle it out for this year’s titles in 4wd, 2wd, SC and Truck. With 430 entries, making 48 heats it is making for a long day for everyone and the blazing heat is also taking its toll. Open practice has been underway since Wednesday and the drivers are closing in on their final race setups ahead of Friday’s first 2 rounds of qualifying. Red RC will be reporting from the event throughout qualifying through to Sunday’s A-mains so stay tuned.