2013 King of New England Scale Competition


Like many active clubs, the RCM Scale Truck Club at RC Madness in Enfield, CT has weekly competitions where drivers setup their scalers to drive through challenging courses loaded with gates. The King of New England scale competition, however, was a big departure from their traditional courses with gates. This out-of-the-ordinary event tested the drivers and their trucks on a wide variety of challenges.


Two classes were offered, and challenges included a hill climb, sled pull, vehicle recovery, mud-filled “Frame Twister” course and a long obstacle course.


As a sponsor, Axial Racing made one lucky driver’s day by hooking him up with a AX10 Deadbolt.


To find out who earned the title of king, the final standing in both classes were combined. Consistency paid off for one driver who proved to be the best of the best.

Check out the full article on this event at RC Truck Stop here.

Axial Teams with Poison Spyder – 2013 Season

Axial is proud to announce the continued partnership with Poison Spyder for 2013 and beyond. The partnership between Axial and Poison Spyder is a perfect match. Poison Spyder is a company built around the off-road lifestyle, much like Axial. The McRae family and the entire Poison Spyder family for that matter, are enthusiasts. When they are not in the shop with their noses to the grindstone producing top shelf Jeep gear, they are out on the trail, enjoying what nature has to offer with friends, fans and customers. This business philosophy is shared by Axial, as we all love what we do, providing the equipment for like minded individuals and families to bring smiles and endless fun.

We are fast approaching one of the most anticipated events for 2013, the Ultra4 King of the Hammers. This event has been called the toughest 1 day off road event in the world, and attracts off-road enthusiasts and press from all over the planet. Last year, Larry McRae and co-driver Shad Kennedy were the masterminds behind a new race vehicle. The Venom Chassis dubbed BFH (Built for the Hammers)was a success out of the box. The Poison Spyder crew are not starngers to competitive rock crawling events, though this was quite an undertaking. The crew competed and won the EMC (Every Man Challenge) in the modified class, in the vehicle’s first outing. This year, after countless days of testing, the Poison Spyder racing team is back and will contest the unlimited class in the same vehicle with a few modifications.

Here is a shot of the BFH in the shop being prepared

On the ground and ready to be loaded for testing

Out in the desert with “Daddy Long Legs”

Larry doesn’t just race this rig, he also brings it out to some events such as TDS (Tierra Del Sol) as seen here

A little over a week ago, Larry traveled to the 4Wheel Parts HQ in California for the live drawing for starting/qualifying positions. This year he will qualify for his KOH starting position. He will be 62nd in line to get his qualifying time. He spent some time on the air talking with Dave Cole and all of his fans about his efforts.

We wish Larry, Shad and the entire crew the best of luck at KOH 2013!

Rumor has it, the race vehcile will have a new graphic scheme this year, if these shirts are any indication, it should look awesome!

They have these shirts for sale on the Poison Spyder website, if you are interested, get yours here.

Larry’s week out at KOH will not end on Friday with the KOH main event, he will stay through Saturday and compete in the Axial RECON Ultra4 G6 at King of the Hammers. Larry will be piloting an Axial Wraith in the 2.2 Adventurist class. This is your chance to rub paint with one of the big boys! For more information on the G6 event click here.

To check out Poison Spyder’s efforts at the King of the Hammers last year, click here.