While attending the final round of the Short Course Showdown Nationwide tour at Mike’s hobby shop in Dallas, Texas, X-Factory driver Clayton Easley showed us the very first run of the company’s new SCX-60. Expected to be available in weeks rather than months the new chassis features a mid motor configuration and a very narrow chassis which they believe to be large benefit, for clearance reasons and to reduce the parachuting effect on big jumps. The version we saw was sporting a saddle pack mounted at the very rear of the car and due to the cars top decks and rear brace it is very stiff. While the car Clayton was using sported an aftermarket bodyshell, the SCX-60 will come with its own design shell when it becomes available.
UPDATED: See the information below from Chazz Sinclair
“The car Clayton drove in Dallas belongs to the truck’s designer, Speedy Dad from Phoenix, Ariz. Dad loaned it to Clayton for the race and this is the Gen 1.0 prototype, hand made by Speedy Dad. It is not an SCX-60, but rather the SCX-60CF.
The difference is that the SCX-60 was in production for about a year. Speedy Dad produced the chassis by cutting apart two X-60 stadium truck chassis’ and putting them back together to make a longer SCX-60 chassis. As the name implies, the new truck is the same basic design, but will be made entirely of carbon fiber from Speedy Dad’s C.A.D. Dad changed a few parts in the design slightly to Gen 1.1, produced one for his son Alex Krieg who races in Tucson, Ariz, and we are in the process now of manufacturing that design. We expect to have the SCX-60CF on the market before Christmas, hopefully late October or early November.
The SCX-60CF will be sold as a Conversion Kit for the AE SC10 & SC10FT converting the SC10 to an X-Factory mid-motor. The customer will retain the AE body and of course any body that fits an SC10 should fit the SCX-60CF.”