February 24, 2010

ROAR form official 4wd SCT class

ROAR combine 1/8th & Sedan Gas Nationals

The ROAR Executive Committee and Section Chairs, working with various Affiliate Partners, just announced the formation of the Official ROAR 1:10 scale 4 wheel drive short course truck racing class. Their teams set the following guidelines as they leveraged their 4wd SCT Specs and SCT Body Specs to introduce the 4×4 SCT Class. The ROAR Rule book, the online version, will be updated in the next day or two and you can find those changes in colored font. The printed version will not reflect this addition.

Our Guiding Principals for Short Course Truck Racing Classes were:
1 – Keeping these Classes (SCT 2wd and 4wd) true to scale appearance
2 – Keep these trucks from going too fast so to provide competitive racing at reasonable speeds
3 – Keep the cost of entry AND cost to continue operating as low as possible
4 – Keep the class fun in nature

Source: ROAR [roarracing.com]

March 16, 2009

ROAR 1/10 Scale Short Course Truck (SCT) class

ROAR add 1/10 Scale Short Course Truck (SCT) class

ROAR, the official USA and Canadian sanctioning body for R/C Car and Truck Competition, announced the formation of 1/10 Scale Electric Short Course Truck (SCT) construction specifications to its Racing Membership and Manufacturer Affiliate Partners. The 1/10 SCT Specifications, will be the 2009 SCT Provisional Class guidelines for Chassis, Wheel, Tire, Body Designers to construct vehicles, components, and accessories to compete in ROAR sanctioned events. ROAR will add Short Course Truck as a Demonstration Class at the 2009 ROAR Electric Off-Road National Championship, hosted by Hobbyplex Raceway in Omaha, Nebraska on June 25-28, 2009.

Provisional Rules, Body construction template, and Technical Inspection guide can be found here.

February 24, 2009

Traxxas announces Title Sponsorship of TORC


Traxxas have announced that the company will be the 2009-2011 series title sponsor of TORC, The Off-Road Championship Series. The series will be referred to as The Traxxas TORC Series or The Traxxas Off-Road Championship Series, and will feature the best drivers and most competitive teams in short-course racing on tracks across America. Race fans will be able to enjoy the action at home with national network television coverage beginning in June 2009. This is a big deal, not just for Traxxas, but the RC car industry as a whole who will benefit from the huge exposure that sponsoring a series of this scale brings.

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