The Colorado Club recently got permission to use one of their best comp locations to host a national level event. Located near Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado this spot is a gold mine of terrain that’s absolutely perfect for R/C crawling. I crawled at this location for years before re-locating to SoCal. The rock there has so much traction that your rig will seem to defy gravity on some obstacles. So, for me, it was awesome to go back and crawl this incredible location again. Especially since this was the biggest event ever scheduled to take place any where in Colorado to date.
The back drop………………….Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Gate placement was key throughout the weekend. If you couldn’t make a gate clean in your first few attempts, you needed to cut your losses and straddle that gate to finish inside the 4 minute limit.
Highlights from the 2.2 comp on Saturday.
Comp crawlers weren’t the only R/C’s on hand. There were a bunch a sweet scale rigs playing all weekend as well.
San Diego driver Nabil Jamali on the bottom course.
3rd Place finisher Tim Magee doing work with his SWX Berg.
Live coverage was provided by RCCrawler.com and RCShortCourse.com.
Shifters Bar and Grill was on hand keeping all the competitors well fed.
You could even gamble between your runs on the Roulette wheel. Actually, the Colorado guys built this giant Vanquish turntable/spinning wheel that was variable speed. You had to drive onto it, while it was spinning, miss the gates on the wheel, and traverse the gates in the right direction to make it clean. Needless to say it was very tough to negotiate, but an exceptionally fun obstacle.
Team Axial drivers Ed Rappleye and Brian Parker.
The top 5 shootout:
There was even an award for the guy who finished dead last, and it was bigger then the winner’s trophies!!
For this event to be the first big comp ever held in Colorado it was awesome. The event ran smooth as silk for both days. I really didn’t hear any complaints or issues the whole weekend. Everyone had a great time and left with a smile on their face. I will definitely be back next year for sure!! Congrats to Axial Team Driver Jake “King Bling” Hallenbeck for taking the 2.2 win.