Chad Bradley TQ’s and wins the Tuesday Night Nationals at Hot Rod Hobbies in Santa Clarita Ca. This was the first night Chad used Pro-Line’s new Hole Shot SC tire in M3 compound, Chad also used the new Novak Ballistic 4.5 motor and Havok Pro SC ESC.
Two weeks ago the 1st annual Short Course Race presented by Team Novak took place at West Coast Raceway. The race was strictly short course trucks and had an amazing 160 entries that comprised of 2wd and 4wd trucks. The OFNA and Jammin trucks once again dominated the 4wd Short Course class. In round 1 of qualifying in the Expert 4wd Short Course class Randy Kung set the TQ mark with the Hyper 10SC. Randy’s time held until round 3 when Chad Bradley driving the Jammin SCRT-10 set a time 4 seconds faster than Randy’s round 1 time. Chad’s time would hold giving him the overall TQ going into the main events on Sunday. After qualifying the top 3 spots were held by Chad Bradley driving the SCRT-10, Randy Kung with the Hyper 10SC and Brian Kinwald driving Jay Halsey’s SCRT-10.
Team Durango have made a cryptic announcement today about their latest project in their cost effective ‘R’ line, the DESC410R. No other information was given except for that it is close to finalised, but the SC monicker would suggest a short course truck, while the rest of the name leads us to believe that it is an electric 4wd 1/10th scale. We can expect more details soon.
MIP have released new C-CVD kits for the Traxxas Slash 4X4 that replace the standard plastic drive shafts with hardened high strength alloy, perfect for high power electric systems. MIPʼs telescoping shaft technology works in all shock location configurations and come with a new snap ring groove to ensure capture ring placement. Black Oxide finished and coated with wax.
Team Associated has released the SC18, a true scale 1:18 scale Ready-To-Run electric 4WD off-road short course race truck. The SC18 features a newly designed chassis with a fully enclosed, 2-belt drivetrain system that is capable of handling the extreme amount of power that today’s brushless motors and LiPo batteries can dish out. Along with durability, the drive train is sealed to help keep rocks and dirt away from the gears and pulleys. The SC18 comes fully assembled with a painted and decaled short course racetruck body, AMT™ Forged style wheels, aggressive tread multi-terrain tires, all designed to look just like the full-size race trucks that run in short-course off-road series around the country, and a totally new XP3-SS 2.4 GHz 3-Channel radio system.
OFNA have announced the Hyper 10SC 4×4, a ‘kick in the pants’ 1/10 scale 4 wheel drive short course truck kit that is competitive right out of the box. This truck is right at home on the track running with 1/8 scale nitro and electric buggies and truggies and comes 90% pre assembled including chassis, wheels, tires and unpainted body. Well equipped, it sports front CVDs, ball bearings throughout, 3 oil filled differentials as well as steel bevel and main spur gears.
Traxxas have announced the new Slash 4×4, the follow up to their very popular class defining 2wd Short Course truck. Supplied with a super efficient shaft drive, new race bred suspension, new steering system, new licensed BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, Revo sealed differentials, Velineon brushless power and a TQ 2.4Ghz radio system it claims a top speed of 40+mph with the included 3000mAh 7-cell battery pack and they claim that if you drop the Mamba Monster into it, it will top 80+mph. The chassis is made from a single ultra rigid piece of strategically ribbed plastic that can easily resist flexing caused by the high torque brushless motor powering the new ultra efficient 4wd drivetrain. For looks the car comes in 4 different race replica bodies including the no. 47 and 25 Traxxas race trucks of Mike and Mark Jenkins as well as the Scott Douglas/Mark Oberg Amsoil edition and Jerry Welchel edition.
Jammin have announced their entry into the Short Course market with the release of the SCRT-10. A true 1/10th scale performance short course truck, this car not only looks the part but also performs on track by being the first in class with a 4wd drive train. Features include an all steel drive train, three oil filled diffs, oil filled shock absorbers, sway bars, full sealed ball bearings and realistic high traction tires with beadlocks. This truck will be available in time for the holiday season and will come in both electric and gas versions.