Good morning, it’s 4:50 a.m. and I am about to head out to a now familiar spot. I am heading to Logandale, Nevada for a triple header of events. “The FIX” 12 hour endurance event, The Straight Outta Luck RECON G6, and the The Hump-N-Bump 1:1 event will also be going on.
So let’s head for the highway and put some miles behind us. Its a bout 50 minutes to the location.
Now on Interstate 15 the sun is starting to come up. People may not come to Las Vegas for the sunrise, but it’s a nice change of pace from the lights of the city.
Now at the Logandale trails road, it’s only about 10 minutes. I am very excited to go see some RC trucks.
Looks like the city even did some maintenance to the road. Next stop will be the pit tables for these two events.
Axial Yeti Score Trophy Truck on display here, but check out the old school Ford with the Baja look in the back ground.
Pretty cool rig by Cody Knoll of Reno. Would you put this through a 12 hour endurance test?
There is always a Jeep Cherokee or two. I really like the K rails; these are even made of concrete.
There is always an Axial Yeti in the group.
This tubed Wraith pictured above came out all the way from New Jersey.
How about using an Exo Terra cage on a chassis? This truck pictured above is built by Trevor.
Lots of scale presents at this event, sadly my pic of the interior on this top kick was blurred, he did such a nice job on interior too. Pictured below is the scale scene in the desert by Las Vegas local Jose Calvillo
I found this Axial Yeti bodied Hybrid to be an intriguing build. A Yeti body built on a chassis with SCX10 axles and check out that driver. Anybody recognize him?
A lot of these drivers came prepared for what ever the trail would throw at them. This Axial Jeep G6 showing up with four wheel steering.
Pictured above is a heavily built Axial DeadBolt. This belongs to Todd Knopp. I also want to congratulate Todd and his now wife Christina. They got married this week while in Vegas.
This Axial Jeep G6 pictured above belongs to Story Rice from North Carolina and it looks like he will be running the 12 hour endurance with 1.55 tires.
If you’re on any social media sites you may recognize this truck, this is an Ikaika Farrior build out of Aurora, Colorado. What’s interesting is it seems like a week ago this truck was built and looked brand new. He must have really pushed it on his shakedown run.
Many of these trucks showing up with required recovery gear to take on the 12 hour endurance.
This Chevy had real wood on the bed and leather interior, someone has some crafting skills. Lyle Lyddon of Las Vegas.
Some of these trucks look very familiar to me. Like this 1.9 Axial Wraith from Colorado Out Cast Crawler Ryan Tousley. I saw it at last night’s Tech Inspection that went down in Overton, Nevada.
This was an opportunity for drivers to meet each other and check out rigs. Like Trevor out from Vermont meeting Tatum Bautista here all the way from Hawaii.
Chris Allen of Tooele Utah in for this event rocking his Axial DeadBolt
Although this Axial Honcho is a different color than I remember, I do remember seeing it in Florida at the Killer Clowns Axial RECON G6. Check out the blog for that event and see if you can spot it.
Nothing but smiles here.
This event is about to get underway. Parker gives some driver instructions and lets these guys know what awaits them.
Every RECON G6 starts with the National Anthem, but these drivers received a special treat. Jessica Wright of California sang the National Anthem and thats always a treat!
At the first Trail Marker it’s Cole Bailey, a three time endurance driver, including the first eighteen hour endurance event.
The 1:1 jeeps have lined up for their run as well. Pictured below is the Axial DeadBolt belonging to Josh Harris from Arkansas.
The Axial Jeep Nukizer body sure looks right at home on the rocks.
Above drivers really watching and picking their lines in this terrain. Below some of the Jeepers stopped to watch these RC drivers navigate the terrain and I spotted this right hand drive jeep following behind a Jeep recovery vehicle.
The Logandale sand can be fun, but it’s never your friend.
Trail Marker on the right, Trail Marker on the left, this is what you have to work with.
These Dodge Rams stayed together to tackle the terrain.
If you weren’t teamed up, some spots had you pulling cable or sand ramps.
This is Arizona Ford back for more Logandale Trails. This truck is also in the RC ORVA Worlds 2015 blog if you want to check it out.
Earlier I had said this was a Jeep recovery vehicle and I am sure that sparks a debate on both sides. Well in this event every make and model was put to the test on it’s towing capabilities.
This Colorado Axial 1.9 Wraith helping out the Vegas hummer who took a wrong turn and ended up in the desert.
Speaking of wrong turns, when you find yourself stuck or in place of needing some recovery help, some of you may turn to a buddy if one is nearby.
Some of you may turn to the Pull Pal scale land anchor. Pictured below is Max of Pull Pal, who makes this very product. You never know who you will see on the trail. You may be surprised, like Tatum here.
At an Axial RECON G6 you may see just about anything or anyone who lives the adventure lifestyle. You may see someone pull some insane line.
You may see some Jeep screaming down a dusty road.
You may even see the Terremoto Jeep with off-road race driver Tony Pelligrino behind the wheel.
On an endurance course you could see the same sand over and over again!
I spotted this Axial DeadBolt and what drew me in is how worn the tires are.
In talking to the owner Mike Thompson of Utah I learned this is an RTR with 129 miles on it. I asked how he knows it has 129 miles. Well he runs two GPS units on it every time he runs it. The only part he has had to upgrade is steering.
Everyone is giving their all until night falls.
Some G6′ers were pushed to the point of equipment failure and some were able to just kick back and cheer these guys on.
Some walked away winners at the raffle, like Daniel Soash from Azusa California pictured below.
Or Frank Barrett here pictured below, both taking home Axial Falken G6 RTRs.
Pictured below is Shawn Barton of South Carolina. It looks like these guys are all hooked together.
It has been a long day for some of these drivers, as the night closes in the lights begin to really shine. Some are almost alien like.
Speaking of alien like, on this particular night there was a bright light seen across the sky. This was seen all over the western part of the US. News channels reported it, with some saying it was a missile from a submarine off the coast of California. Here are some pics of what our group saw.
Makes you wonder right? Well that’s all until the next adventure!