AXIALFEST 2019 – JULY 24-27, DONNER SKI RANCH

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WHAT: AXIALFEST 2019
WHEN: Jul 24 at 8 AM – Jul 27 at 8 PM PDT
WHERE: Donner Ski Ranch, 19320 Donner Pass Rd, Norden, California 95724

Only online registration attendees receive the event t-shirt and driver bag! Online registration ends May 31st, 2019 at 12:00pm.

On-site registration ends July 27, 2019 at 10am.

ALL AXIALFEST ATTENDEES MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN A WAIVER. Please download and print the waiver, fill out the necessary information, and bring the waiver to Axialfest to hand over at check in.

Download the waiver here: 2019 AXIALFEST WAIVER

OFFICIAL INFORMATION:
https://www.facebook.com/events/619638131798137/

TICKETS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: EVENTBRITE

CLASS RULES

RR1: Rock Race 10-Under Kids Class – 1.9 & 2.2 Combined
RR2: Rock Race 11-15 Kids Class – 1.9 & 2.2 Combined
Both of the above classes – follow these rules:
Rule #1: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker & wristband at start line.
Rule #2: Eligible Chassis: AX10, SCX10, Yeti, Wraith, Bomber. Chassis can be modified, but must retain a portion of the original chassis. No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails. (SCX10’s with aftermarket frame rails can compete in the RR5/RR6 Rock Race Open Classes.
Rule #3: Open motor choice.
Rule #4: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #5: Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial ring & pinion sized gearing.
No restrictions for the following items:
• Tires & Wheels
• Suspension links
• C-hubs
• Steering knuckles
• Driveshafts

RR3: Rock Race Factory 1.9 SCX10 Class
Rule #1: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker & wristband at start line.
Rule #2: Eligible Chassis: Any stock based 1.9 Axial chassis.
No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails. (SCX10’s with aftermarket frame rails can compete in the RR5 Rock Race 1.9 Open Class. See RR5 Class notes below).
Rule #3: Must be solid axle front and rear, retain Stock AR44 Axles or AX10 Axle Housings
Rule #4: Brushed motor limited to nothing under 20 turn.
Rule #5: 1.9” wheels only.
Rule #6: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #7: 3S Battery Max
No restrictions for the following items:
• Tires
• Suspension links
• C-hubs
• Steering knuckles
• Driveshafts

RR4: Rock Race Factory 2.2 Class
Rule #1: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker & wristband at start line.
Rule #2: Eligible chassis: RR10 Bomber, Wraith, Yeti and EXO. No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails.
Rule #3: Must retain factory Plastic solid axles.
Rule #4: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #5: Brushed motor limited to nothing under 20 turn.
Rule #6: 3S Battery Limit.
Rule #7: Must use 2.2 size wheels (EXO only exception with 2.2/3.0” wheel)
No restrictions for the following items:
• Suspension links
• Driveshafts
• ESC Brand
• Tires

RR5: Rock Race 1.9 SCX10 Open Class
Rule #1: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker & wristband at start line.
Rule #2: Eligible Chassis: Any SCX10 Chassis (modified or aftermarket chassis ok).
Rule #3: Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial Ring and pinion gearing.
Rule #4: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #5: 1.9” wheels only.
No restrictions for the following items:
• Tires
• Suspension links
• C-hubs
• Steering knuckles
• Driveshafts
• Motor/ESC

RR6: Rock Race 2.2 Open Class
Rule #1: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker & wristband at start line.
Rule #2: Eligible Chassis: Must be 1/10th based; handmade tube chassis, custom frame rails, or Axial chassis.
Rule #3: Chassis must use a combination of Axial based independent suspension and/or axles.�(Independent Front Suspension / Fully Independent Suspension / Solid Front and Rear axles).
Rule #4: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #5: NO center differential transmissions
Rule #6: NO 1/8th big-bore shocks
Rule #7: Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial ring and pinion sized gearing.
Rule #8: 2.2 wheels only.
No restrictions for the following items:
• Motor
• Battery
• Tires
• Suspension links
• C-hubs
• Steering knuckles
• Driveshafts

ULTRA 5K ENDURO RULES – AXIALFEST2019 Sponsored by ALTRA RUNNING SHOES
Axial launched this program in 2016 in conjunction with ALTRA Running shoes. If vehicle speed and running through the woods appeals to you, this might be the class you seek. Axial will design a designated enduro course just for this class! This will be fast paced physical event. Physical endurance, quick reflexes and knowledge of your rig as well as your physical ability are key.
Must be 18 years+ of age to compete in this class.
You may wish to not participate as this is a physically demanding 5K endurance race.
THIS IS A TIMED EVENT!
NO TRANSPONDERS REQUIRED! Leaning on the roots of trail running, timing has evolved to a bib process. Each driver will be issued a large numbered bib to wear for the duration of the race and makes for a great addition to your wall art!
ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO Men’s Class & Women’s Class Rules
Rule #01: Eligible chassis: Wraith, Yeti, Bomber, EXO, SCX10, AX10 (No Yeti XL’s). Chassis can be modified, but must retain a portion of the original chassis.
Rule #02: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker & and show wristband at start.
Rule #03: No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails.
Rule #04: 2.2” wheels or 1.9” wheels
Rule #05a: May use metal axles
Rule #05b: Must use Yeti plastic a-arms if running Yeti chassis
Rule #6a option: Must retain the original Axial C-Channel frame (SCX10)
Rule #6b option: Must retain the original Axial plastic tube-chassis (AX10 / Wraith / Bomber / EXO / Yeti). Slight modifications may be made.
Rule #07: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #08: Drink water with electrolytes and carry a hydration pack.
Rule #09: BE MENTALLY & PHYSICALLY PREPARED.
No restrictions for the following items:
• Suspension links
• C-hubs
• Steering knuckles
• Steering Links
• Driveshafts

TTC Rules (done by OD Tire size)
1. 0 – 4.2 tire size
2. 4.3 – 4.75 tire size
3. 4.8 – 5.4 tire size
4. 1.9 Wraith
5. UMG10

CONCOURS:
Daily Driver
D’raisin
Monster trucks
Trailer
12 and under
13 -18
Best Theme
Adventurist
Bomber
Best in show
SCX24

Axial hats are available on the Horizon Hobby website:

Axial Trucker Cap, Charcoal Black (AXIZ0019)
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Axial Flat Bill Cap, Black (AXIZ0020)
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AXIALFEST 2019 UPDATE!

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Axialfest 2019 UPDATE!

We are working around the clock to make Axialfest 2019 the best one yet! We have some incredible plans in the works, but we’ve hit a bump in the trail. As you are likely aware, our longtime home, the Cisco Grove Campground, is closed until further notice while undergoing a massive renovation and it looks like it won’t reopen until 2020.

Never fear! Axialfest will go on!

We are well underway in our search for a temporary home and will be making an announcement in early 2019 on the location, dates, and other details. We can’t wait to see you at Axialfest 2019!

2018 Ultra 4 / King of the Hammers

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CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ARCHIVE OF LIVE STREAM CONTENT

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AXIAL HAMMERTOWN EVENT SCHEDULE

RETAIL IS OPEN FROM 09:00AM DAILY TILL WE’RE DONE!

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6th

11:00AM – 01:00PM
SCALE ADVENTURE
01:30PM – 02:30PM
SCALE ADVENTURE
03:0OPM – 05:00PM
TRACK OPEN PRACTICE
06:00PM
OUTLAW R/C KOH POINTS RACE

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th

11:00AM – 01:00PM
SCALE ADVENTURE
01:30PM – 02:30PM
SCALE ADVENTURE
03:0OPM – 05:00PM
TRACK OPEN PRACTICE
06:00PM
OUTLAW R/C KOH POINTS RACE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8th

11:00AM – 01:00PM
SCALE ADVENTURE
01:30PM – 02:30PM
SCALE ADVENTURE
03:0OPM – 05:00PM
TRACK OPEN PRACTICE
06:00PM
OUTLAW R/C KOH POINTS RACE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9th

GO OUT IN THE DESERT AND WATCH THE FULL SIZE RIGS GO FOR BROKE FOR THE COVETED TITLE OF “KING OF THE HAMMERS” 2018!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10th

10:00AM – 12:00PM
AXIAL ALTRA 5K ENDURO
12:30PM – 06:00PM
AXIAL SCALE TRAIL ADVENTURE


DOWNLOAD THE HAMMERTOWN 2018 MAP

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AXIALFEST 2017: AS IT HAPPENS – EVENT COVERAGE AND INFORMATION

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LIVE TRAFFIC MAP

Canyon Coolers Contest

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CONTEST TIME!!! Canyon Coolers, #AXIALFEST2017 sponsor, has donated this Scout-22 cooler for a social contest! WHO WANTS TO WIN THIS? Like Scott said, he wants to see your AXIALFEST PROSPECTOR FEVER THEMED BUILD next to your most “raggidiest” moldy, crusty, greasy cooler in a single photo comment to this post. This way we know who deserves a new Scout-22 Canyon Cooler the most!

RULES – READ THEM:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE CONTEST. Entry into this Contest constitutes your acceptance of these Official Rules.

CONTEST ENTRY DATES: Contest start date is the date of our contest post. Contest ends 10 days afterwards. Facebook post went live on June 12.

WHO MAY ENTER: Contest is only open to U.S. legal residents who are new or existing Axial Facebook followers. Must have a valid email address.

CONTEST ENTRY: To enter, reply to our Canyon Coolers Contest post and submit your photo of your Axialfest 2017 Prospector Fever themed build alongside your old, beat up cooler. You must post a single photo of both items as a comment to the Axial Canyon Coolers Contest post to be eligible.
Judges’ decisions are final and binding.
PRIZE: One (1) Canyon Coolers Scout 22 Adventure Cooler

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be determined after the Contest’s end date and will be notified via Facebook.

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
Axial R/C Inc. 26022 Pala, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

 

What’s Your Scale Trail Name?

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Words: Rodney “GCRad1″ Wills

What’s your Scale Trail Name?
How I got mine and and how to you get yours.

For me, I’ve been 2RAD, RAD, RAD1 since 1983.
Later in life, GCRad1 on the digital forum walls of social media.

Through my own fascination with hiking one of the big three… Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and the Appalachian Trail (AT), I discovered folks who’ve hiked the big three commonly referred to one another via their “trail name.”
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Yes, we are talking about nick names, nom de plume (http://www.dictionary.com/browse/nom-de-plume) aka trail names. It’s a name that people adopt as their “alter-ego” or a reflection of their personality. Or, they earn it from fellow hikers, good or bad, but  bestowed upon them nonetheless.

While many of us are on message forums such as RCCrawler.com, ScaleBuildersGuild.com, Scale4X4RC.org, RCUniverse.com, UltimateRC.comRCTech.netRCGroups.com, you might also be on Pirate4X4.com, IH8MUD.com or even ExpeditionPortal.com as well – and most of you have some really cool screen names!

But what about those who are just getting into it? How do you choose a name?

How did I go about getting the G, the C, the R, the A, the D and the “1″ for my pen name?Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 5.21.10 PMIt started way back in the 1980′s. My nickname is derived from the Radical Rick BMX cartoons in the back of BMXPlus Magazine! However, Radical was too long to “write” and I’m no Rick…

In the dictionary, the word “radical” carries the meaning, “favoring extreme change” and for this country kid growing up in the woods of Alabama who later moved to the city, that’s all I needed to see! I just chopped it down to the bare essence of the word – RAD!

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At the time, I had just entered into design school in Atlanta and needed four letters for my street name. Since Radical Rick was the first “RAD dude,” I wanted to be the “second” so I added a “2″ on the front to make four letters – 2RAD.

Rad1KTDWhen I move to the West Coast to finish college at California College of Art (Bay Area), I changed the “2RAD” to “RAD1″ but sometimes it would simply just be “RAD.” Thus the word Radical has had great meanings for me, and has served me well! Favoring extreme change.

Where did the “GC” in GCRAD1 come from? 4646153448_40a5b8a1d3_z
MOTORSPORTS!

The “GC” stands for GravelCrew, derived from the term Gravel Cars.

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After 911, yes THE 911 in 2001, international air fair rates from the USA to ANYWHERE outside of the USA was at an all time low! My buddy called me and asked if I wanted to go to England for WRC Rally Great Britain. I said that is going to be too expensive! He said, “$400 BUCKS!” And I said that is still a bit expensive… but… he quickly interjected, “NO! Like $400 for BOTH OF US ROUND TRIP!” So, OF COURSE my answer quickly turned into a big “YES!” Then I had to explain to my wife that during the Thanksgiving holiday, ScottG and I would be flying over to the UK for the rally event.

During that trip, after the rally, we spent time with the Subaru World Rally Team as Travis Pastrana was getting his official training test with the team. What caught our eye was the teams utilization of street going, rally prepped, Subaru WRX’s as support cars and pace-note cars, and referred to them as “gravel cars.” Upon our return home, we started the GRAVEL CREW as our crew had daily driven cars with roll cages, mud flaps and rally tires! The name was perfect! We were all socially active on the subi-forums and we would put the crew initials in front of our screen names, so everyone new, it was someone from the Gravel Crew, hence the GC in GCRAD1. So there you have it!

OK, enough about me!
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So there’s my story and here are some ideas on how to get your own nickname:

We made this fun post “What’s your Scale Name?” on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/axialinc/photos/a.235999550872.176138.164885970872/10154839091295873/

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More fun reading:
How To Get The Best Trail Name Ever – Appalachian Trials
https://thetrek.co/how-to-get-the-best-trail-name-ever/

A trail name is a name that you can either give to yourself or someone will give one to you if you’re on a long hike. Be warned … if someone … https://backpackinglight.com/forums/topic/5553/

How did they get that name?
http://www.atmuseum.org/trail-names.html

Trail Names And How They Find You
https://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-56.html

Thanks for reading and let us know your trail name by adding a comment on our Facebook post:
https://www.facebook.com/axialinc/photos/a.235999550872.176138.164885970872/10154839091295873/

A few of my favorites FROM THE PAGES OF RCCrawler.com:

Jason http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/jason-5.htm

Twisted Creations http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/twistedcreations-100.htm

RBGerrish http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/rbgerrish-154.htm

Badger http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/badger-174.htm

Pinchflat http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/pinchflat-365.htm

Kaetwo http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/kaetwo-366.htm

Bender http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/bender-1201.htm

Brandon http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/brandon-1855.htm

CHINO63 http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/chino63-2481.htm

Twisted Creations http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/twistedcreations-100.htm

Turtle http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/turtle-5785.htm

JustZach http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/just-zach-9364.htm

JasonInAugusta http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/jasoninaugusta-430.htm

SlinkySam http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/slinkysam-237.htm

GCRad1 http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/members/gcrad1-12313.htm

CANYON COOLERS – Official Sponsor & Vendor AXIALFEST 2017

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Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce Canyon Coolers as a first-time sponsor and attendees, supporting AXIALFEST2017! With their Prospector Series, what better fit could we find for this years Prospector Fever theme!!!

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ABOUT CANYON COOLERS
BORN FROM THE RIVER, BUILT FOR ADVENTURE
Rafting the Grand Canyon’s 225 miles takes weeks to complete. Keeping supplies on ice in 100 degree temperatures for that length of time was nearly impossible with commercially available coolers. Rafting companies experimented with fiberglass containers and later started using the durable kayak plastic making crude double walled boxes and insulating them with expanding foam. Although rudimentary, the thick walled heavy duty coolers could hold up to the elements and were referred to as “Canyon Boxes”.

In 2010 two local rafting enthusiasts in Flagstaff, Arizona acquired and re-branded what is today known as Canyon Coolers. Rafters were soon enjoying cold beverages throughout 27 day trips. Since then, they have developed enhanced seals, latches, and other innovations, while maintaining the heavy duty durability and insulating capabilities that started it all. New sizing and color options coupled with an easy to use website are making ridiculously tough, seriously cold coolers at a reasonable price available to everyone.

Today Canyon Coolers are being utilized nationwide by a loyal following of hunters, rafters, outdoorsmen, and a major Southern California university hospital’s blood donor center.

http://www.canyoncoolers.com/

KLP HOBBY – Official Sponsor & Vendor AXIALFEST 2017

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Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce KLP HOBBY as a first-time sponsor for AXIALFEST2017! KLP Hobby representatives attended last year, all the way from China, and are attending again this year!

ABOUT KLP HOBBY
KLP Hobbyhas been established for 9 years with a focus on R/C car models, and is the first AXIAL dealer in China.  Since 2009 we have gradually become agents for many major brands.

KLP HOBBY is also the founder of CCA (China Crawler Association),  organizing and participating in a number of R/C car crawler games held throughout China. We also aim to promote this event through various platforms and media.
We welcome all fans and companies interested to get in contact, and to continue to build and promote this area in China.

http://www.klp-racing.com/

Upgraded SMT10™ Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck for Dennis Anderson

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With the 2017 No Limit RC World Finals just around the corner, we decided to provide Dennis Anderson, driver of the 1:1 Grave Digger, with a fully hopped up version of our AX90055 SMT10™ Grave Digger Monster Jam Truck.

Here’s a list of the parts used in this build:

Front End
AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T
AX30762 Axial XR10 Aluminum C-Hub Carrier
AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set
AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set
AX31428 Axial AR60 Steering Upgrade Kit
AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover
AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Caps and Collar Set – 12mm
AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm
AX31432 Axial AR60 Machined Servo Plate and Mount Set
AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts
AX31434 Axial AR60 Machined Steering Knuckles

Mid-Section
AX24260 Axial AE-3 Vanguard Brushless ESC
AX30839 13T 32P Pinion Gear
AX30860 Axial Machined Motor Plate
AX31047 Axial Brushless 3150kV Motor
AX31068 Axial Slipper Pads
AX31163 Axial Steel Spur Gear 32P 56T

Rear End
AX30395 Axial Heavy Duty Bevel Gear Set – 38T/13T
AX30789 Axial AR60 OCP Aluminum Straight Axle Hub Carrier
AX31244 Axial Upper Link Plate Set
AX31245 Axial Lower Link Plate Set
AX31429 Axial AR60 Machined High Clearance Differential Cover
AX31430 Axial King Shocks Aluminum Caps and Collar Set – 12mm
AX31431 Axial Aluminum Shock Spring Retainer – 12mm
AX31433 Axial AR60 Machined Link Mounts

© 2016 Feld Motor Sports, Inc. MONSTER JAM®, UNITED STATES HOT ROD ASSOCIATION®, USHRA®, and GRAVE DIGGER® are trademarks used under license by Feld Motor Sports, Inc.  All rights reserved.

BOOM RACING – Official Sponsor & Vendor AXIALFEST 2017

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Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce Boom Racing as a returning official sponsor for AXIALFEST 2017!

ABOUT BOOM RACING
Boom Racing’s products are designed with your R/C hop-up needs in mind. With great passion for the R/C hobby, you can be certain that Boom Racing will always have something new for you R/C enthusiasts! Whether you’re looking for some affordable rims, or even a set of durable piggyback shocks, Boom Racing has it all for you at the largest online RC store. Boom Racing’s line of R/C cars and trucks and upgrades continues to expand and will guarantee that you can find great products at great price.
http://www.boomracingrc.com/