MyTrickRC – Official Sponsor of AXIALFEST 2018

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Axial RC Inc. is proud to announce MyTrickRC as a first time sponsor supporting AXIALFEST2018!

ABOUT MYTRICKRC

MyTrickRC is based in Los Angeles California where they design and manufacture accessories for RC cars, trucks, planes, drones, and boats. MyTrickRC ‘s primary products are scale LED lighting. Their goal is making it easier for customers to get the scale lighting effects they are looking for.

MyTrickRC  started in 2012 with Emergency Flashers. After a short time they realized that good general application lighting products were absent from the market. So they set out to make the UF-7, a universal lighting controller suitable to many different RC applications. Little did MyTrickRC know that they came up with the finest lighting system on the market.

It didn’t take long for customers to recognize the quality of our products and for the MyTrickRC brand to become recognized as a name you can trust for uncompromising quality and smart design. They pay a lot of attention to details and make sure their products deliver the way you expect. MyTrickRC products meet rigorous standards for quality, performance, durability, and value.

Website: www.mytrickrc.com

Skeeno’s AXIALFEST2016 Report Part 2 of 3

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In the Skeeno’s AXIALFEST2016 Report Part 1, I went over the first day of AXIALFEST2016. Part 2 will cover the sights and sounds of the second day of AXIALFEST2016.

First up on Friday morning, after breakfast of course, was the ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO.  That’s right, A FULL SIZE 5K with Axial rigs! Lets clarify this even further! We are talking about a full-size 5K where participants will run while driving their Axial rigs over tough and rugged terrain as fast as possible! The Axial Crew built a roughly 0.6 or 0.7 kilometer course next to Vendor Row. Participants had to complete a total of 8 laps to complete the race.

DSCF0278Axial penned this as the premiere class for AXIALFEST2016! They chose the right to minimize vehicle allowances to showcase the ATHLETES of R/C! With the participation and sponsorship of ALTRA running shoes, it was apparent that the two parties were serious about this class! They even required timing transponders! The RR10 Bomber seemed to be the vehicle of choice for the Altra Ultra 5K Enduro.

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And these RR10 Bombers are really cool!  I’m already planning my build and running the Altra Ultra next year.

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Before the race, John Schultz & Rodney Wills briefed the course marshals on their responsibilities and the mission at hand.  Course marshals has two jobs during the race. The first task was to ensure safety and sportsmanship.  The second task was to to provide real time updates via radio back to the announcers booth, so lead changes and running order could be announced to the crowd on FM 105.3 KAXL. Up until the last couple of laps, when it was radio silence as far as driver placement!

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Fire up those ESCs, it’s getting close.  All drivers had to stage by checking in their transponders before the race could be started.

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Before the starting tone, the National Anthem was played.  Tree proved to be the great flag pole and Casey of ScalerFab lent her smooth voice for a fantastic rendition of the Star Spangled Banner.

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Chris Cru Jones was sporting the Altra Lone Peak 3.0 trail sneakers.  That is THE official shoe of the Altra Ultra 5k! Not sure if those are Altra socks or not, but they compliment his racing kit perfectly.  I already got a pair of the Lone Peak 2.5. You should to. I’m telling you, the Foot Shape Toe Box is legit. They come in both a regular top and mid-top.

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Jack “Jack Smash” Ingberg from CKRC Hobbies makes one last check of the system before the race began.

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These guys look serious. Helmets, check. Full communication system, check. Altra running shoes, well… NEXT TIME! For those of you who may or may not know… On the left is Randall Davis of Axial and official spotter for Cody Waggoner’s Lazernut moon buggy race car. They were competing the previous weekend up the road at Donner Summit and came down to experience the whole AXIALFEST thing! That’s why we lucked out and got to drive his moon buggy yesterday. While Randall knows a thing or two about R/C’s, Cody himself is an OG Axial team driver from the comp days!

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And like that, BAM! They were off.  Some drivers sprinted, others did the trail trot, and others walked quickly.  There was definitely some strategy to ensure the body and car survived all five kilometers.

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Chris Cru Jones and Ryan Gerrish took it easy on the first big turn, but were moving quickly.

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Looks like Click and Clack are discussing line choices before proceeding.

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Down into the creek bed, things got rocky and wet, but not snorkel & scuba Steve deep, just axle level.

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Charlie Suangka brought his own whistle to cheer himself on.  Everyone else also shouted encouragement to him and all the drivers. It was a little like a mountain bike enduro race.

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Course marshals kept an eye on drivers to make sure there was no funny business in the more challenging sections.

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Jose Fernando Munoz, aka Ferndogg310, got up-close footage of the action. Here he films Mike Thompson and THE Jake Wright. His videos should be on his YouTube page soon if not now.

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Up by the pavilion, the course looked tame, but you had to choose your line wisely. And what you can’t see is the entanglement just behind them!

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I couldn’t tell if some guys were driving in teams or not.  They always seemed to be in pairs. This section was the signature Cody Waggoner death box as he personally gave his input on rock placement as well as picked and hauled most of these rocks down to this section.

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Chris Cru Jones’s headband might have been a little tight. I caught him trying to drive sideways.

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That’s Jason Sherer’s new race rig sitting up by the pavilion.  He, and Jason Berger, are known for winning the 2009 King of the Hammers, the toughest off-road race in the world!

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Speaking of off-road racing legends, that’s Casey Currie driving his RR10 Bomber.  If you haven’t heard of Casey, you might want to check out www.caseycurrie.com

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Just in case any driver needed medical attention, Axial had two EMTs on site during the festivities.  Here they observe the Altra Ultra drivers as they run by.

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THE Jake Wright is really working up a sweat. Look at the shine on his forehead. If you want to know who won, too bad.  We didn’t get to find out until the awards ceremony, so I’ll keep you in suspense also… You may already know… but, just in case…

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Kevin Jelich & Jack Smash where holding down the real-time timing! Massive THANK YOU to the scoring and timing crew!!! Timing and scoring crew consisted of CKRC’s Dominic Longoria (not shown) & Jack “Jack Smash” Ingberg along with the help of A-Main Hobbies Kevin Jelich.

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On Friday the Starkey’s Food Truck made it’s way into the campground.
AWESOME FOOD – PLEASE COME BACK NEXT YEAR!!!

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Pizza and sushi, sounds like an interesting combo, but it worked.  Their Ahi Poke Roll was excellent.  Skeeno Jr. reported that her Napoli Pepperoni and Cheese pizza was equally delicious. I can vouch for the pizza, because Skeeno Jr. didn’t finish hers and I got to enjoy a couple slices. There’s no dieting rules at AXIALFEST.

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The swings got full use all weekend long as there seemed to be a ton of kids in attendance at this year’s AXIALFEST.

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Ok, this was awesome. I want this paint scheme on my CT70.

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After lunch, you know what time it was, ADVENTURE TIME! Over 1,000 Adventurists obliged for the group photo before heading out to the trails. If you missed the World’s Largest RC Surface Event this year, you better be making plans for AXIALFEST2017!
Start by reserving your camp spot with Cisco Grove Campground!
Address: 48415 Hampshire Rocks Rd, Soda Springs, CA 95728
Phone: (530) 426-1600

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As the Adventurists headed off to explore the seven different trails, I spotted Guam’s finest, the Naputi Posse. As we finished snapping the photo, I turned around to leave so I could go get some photos of the adventurist action, but was distracted by a commotion in the back lot. I ran over to check it out.  Was someone injured?  Was a dog lost?
Now, before you go any further, get your tissues ready.

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It was Vanquish President, Steve Brown, presenting AXIALFEST2016 event organizer, Mr. Rodney Wills with a special gift as Steve and Rodney have known each other for over 10+ years! Yes, it caught Rodney completely off guard and even brought some tears. You may not be aware, but Rodney is the conductor of everything at AXIALFEST. Of course, he has lots of help.  He has helpers from around the globe assisting, but he works almost year round planning and coordinating for the event on top of his regularly schedule full time Axial job!  Yes, and now the team is already working on bigger and better things for AXIALFEST2017. I know this because I am already getting texts, phone calls and emails from him!

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So, as a thank you for all his hard work for Axial and all the sponsors, Rodney received a ‘Vanquished Out’ Axial SCX10 JK. Here he’s inspecting it to make sure it passes tech while emotionally choked up and his daughter and team look on.

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I heard rumor that there were some pre-production prototypes pieces as well as every Vanquish part available for the SCX10 on there.  Even Mike Pham would be envious of this thing!

DSCF0442 Cue the tissues. Rodney was very appreciative of the gift, but more importantly, the recognition.  He wanted to make sure you knew that he does all this (AXIALFEST), so YOU can enjoy your Axial vehicles with other Axial fans-owners-enthusiasts. He may be the man behind the scenes, but he has been doing it all for YOU since his first event in 2011!

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Thank you Rodney for making AXIALFEST such an awesome event for all the enthusiast of Axial products.

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Now, back to the Adventurist trails. See if you can spot yourself in here somewhere.

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#yearofthebridges I think this was called Chopstix Bridge built by Rodney Wills himself! SO many bridges this year! Thank you to all who helped make all the bridges!

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Pura Vida! The Costa Rican Crew made their way up the infamous slab of doom.  Don’t worry, Marco, I won’t tell them you rolled down this a few times. Everyone does if you’re pushing the limits!

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Lots of families and friends gathered to watch the action in the creek bed.

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This Adventurist was showing her little sister how to drive. Maybe next year little one.

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Camping and RC with your brother, sounds like a good time to me.

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This young lady shows her brother how to drive.  I heard him ask to have a sip of her Driver Juice.

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There were lots of new SCX10-II’s out on the trails.  I was amazed how many Axialfesters built these up so quickly for AXIALFEST2016.

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Owensville Crawlers in the House, errr Campground!

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Veteran-Axialfester and elder, Dapper Don Hughes is so legendary, he has his own pit crew with him on trail to do his repairs.

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This young Adventurist was driving her tail off.

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Here she gets a high five from her dad for doing such an awesome job navigating a difficult section.

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Down the old Hell’s Highway back to camp.

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I was lucky enough to get a little down time on Friday night, so Skeeno Jr. and I joined Tree for a little night run.

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Had to dip the tires to cool off a bit.

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#yearofthebridges I had to show Tree how to traverse the Bamboo Bridge.  Unfortunately, I could’t take photos and drive, so you just get a picture of Tree driving on tree limbs and about to fall off. I of course made it across with no issues.

That’s a wrap on Day 2 of AXIALFEST2016.

Look for Part 3 of Skeeno’s AXIALFEST2016 Report where I’ll go over Day 3.

AXIALFEST 2016: Rugged Radios Rock Racing Class Rules

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ROCK RACING AXIALFEST STYLE!

As R/C offroad race tracks have become sugar coated and manicured into brown tarmac, We are put the rocks and ruff back into offroad racing!

You do NOT stand on a driver stand! You are your own “helicopter-spotter” thus you are physically moving around a designated course while driving your rock racer!
Rock Racing is fast and ferocious and we test the limits of the machine as well as the man manning the machine! No computer timing systems; just line ‘em up and let ’em rip! 3-Lap qualifiers. Next group on deck!

Rock Racing Class Overview

1] Rock Race 15U – Kids 15&Under Class – 1.9 & 2.2 Combined
2] Rock Race 1.9 – 1.9 SCX10 Class
3] Rock Race 1.9T – 1.9 Tube Chassis Class
4] Rock Race WCBC – Wraith / Bomber Class
5] Rock Race FB – Factory Bomber RR10 RTR Class
6] Rock Race XC – EXO Class
7] Rock Race YC – YETI Class
8] Rock Race 2.2T – 2.2 Tube Chassis Class

AX16_Rugged_axialAxial is proud to announce Rugged Radios as presenting sponsor for Rock Racing – AXIALFEST2016

Rugged Radios Contingency Program:
$50 Store Credit for 1st place finishers
• must have 5 or more in class
• must run Rugged Radios decals on both sides of vehicle
• cannot run any competitor logos.
In total, there will be $50 store credit available for 1st place in each of the 8 classes.
Rugged Radio’s will not award contingency to racers until after the races are finished and Rugged Radio receives official results from Axial Staff.

Competitors can sign-up for Rugged Radio’s Contingency on the Rugged Radio’s website and fill out a quick form.
More Info: http://www.ruggedradios.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=177
Competitors can also contact the sales team ahead of time for contingency decals:
Toll free (888) 541-7223 OR (805) 541-1696
We will have them on site as well at AXIALFEST2016.

Rules By Class:

Rock Race 15U – Kids 15&Under Class
Rule #1: 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.
Rule #2: 1.9” or 2.2” Wheels – both size’s run in the same class
Rule #3: Open motor choice
Rule #4: There is no rule on links & C-hub /steering knuckle choices
Rule #5 Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #6 Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial ring & pinion sized gearing.
Rule #7: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker
Rule #8: HAVE FUN!
Rule #9: PARENTS MUST EXEMPLIFY GOOD SPIRIT AT ALL TIMES!

Rock Race 1.9 Class
Rule #1: Eligible Chassis: AX10, SCX10, Wraith, Bomber, Yeti, EXO
Chassis can be modified, but must retain a portion of the original chassis.
No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails.
Rule #2: Must be solid axle
Rule #3: open motor choice
Rule #4: 1.9” Wheels Only
Rule #5: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #6: Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial ring & pinion sized gearing.
Rule #7: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker
Rule #8: There is no rule on links & C-hub /steering knuckle choices

Rock Race 1.9T Tube Chassis Class
Rule #1: Eligible Chassis: handmade tube chassis, custom frame rails, or Axial chassis
Rule #2: Chassis configured with IFS/IRS – OR – IFS/solid-Axle – OR – SA’s (Straight Axles)
Rule #3: open motor choice
Rule #4: 1.9 Wheels Only
Rule #5: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #6: Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial ring & pinion sized gearing.
Rule #7: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker
Rule #8: There is no rule on links & C-hub /steering knuckle choices

Rock Race WCBC – Wraith / Bomber Class
Rule #1: Eligible chassis: Wraith or Bomber RR10 Only
Chassis can be modified, but must retain a portion of the original chassis.
No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails.
Rule #2: Open motor choice
Rule #3: 2.2 Wheels only
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.
Rule #6: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker
Rule #7: There is no rule on links & C-hub /steering knuckle choices

Rock Race FB – FACTORY Bomber RTR Stock Class
Rule #1: Eligible chassis: Bomber RR10 RTR (no or minimal chassis modifications)
No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails.
Rule #2: Body Panels can be modified graphically, but must retain factory shapes, and intact on vehicle. No running naked.
Rule #3: Must run the Factory AX31312 35T Electric Motor
Rule #4: Factory Pinion & Spur gear – 12T/64T
Rule #5: Factory Ring & Pinion 38/13 – AX30392 or AX30395
Rule #6: 3S Battery Limit
Rule #7: Must retain factory solid axles
Rule #8: Must retain factory Axial BFG KR2 2.2 Tires
Rule #9: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker
Rule #10: Must retain FACTORY suspension links, steering link, C-hubs & Steering knuckles

Rock Race X – EXO Class
Rule #1: Eligible chassis: EXO Terra Buggy
Chassis can be modified, but must retain a portion of the original chassis.
No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails.
Rule #2: Must retain all four a-arms / no solid axle conversions
Rule #3: open motor choice
Rule #4: short course wheels and tires are mandatory
Rule #5: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #6: Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial ring & pinion sized gearing.
Rule #7: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker
Rule #8: There is no rule on links & C-hub /steering knuckle choices

Rock Race YC – Yeti Class
Rule #1: Eligible chassis: Yeti (not Yeti XL)
Chassis can be modified, but must retain a portion of the original chassis.
No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails.
Rule #2: IFS front / Solid axle rear
Rule #3: Open motor choice
Rule #4: 2.2 Wheels Only
Rule #5: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #6: Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial ring & pinion sized gearing.
Rule #7: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker
Rule #8: There is no rule on links & C-hub /steering knuckle choices

Rock Race 2.2T – 2.2 Tube Chassis Class
Rule #1: Eligible Chassis: handmade tube chassis, custom frame rails, or Axial chassis
Rule #2: Chassis configured with IFS/IRS – OR – IFS/solid-Axle – OR – SA’s (Straight Axles)
Rule #3: open motor choice
Rule #4: 2.2 Wheels Only
Rule #5: There is no rule on links & C-hub /steering knuckle choices
Rule #6: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #7: Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial ring & pinion sized gearing.
Rule #8: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker

 

 

AXIALFEST 2016 Overview Of Events
Please visit each blog for all of the event Class details:

• Dates & Schedule of Events
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915970

• CONCOURSE: Show & Shine
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915966

• ADVENTURIST: R/C Trail Hiking
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915958

• ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO: R/C Trail Running Enduro
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915962

• ROCK RACING: R/C Rock Racing
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915974

AXIALFEST 2016: Altra ULTRA 5K Enduro Class Rules

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ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO
If vehicle speed and running through the woods appeals to you, this might be the class you seek. We have all heard it before, “ULTRA DRIVER COMING THROUGH!”
Well, we’ve all heard it enough! We love you, just not on our adventure courses!

This year, we are putting you on center stage! We do want to watch you & your machine navigate the course at speed! We are putting a lot on the line as we will watch you put it all on the line! And we will be there to spectate and cheer you on!

Axial will design a designated enduro course just for this class! This will be a fast paced physical event. Physical endurance, quick reflexes, and knowledge of your rig are key.
We are very stoked to announce ALTRA as our premier adventure shoe brand as the title sponsor, hence the ALTRA Ultra 5K Enduro!

OH YEA! This is going to be serious!
Must be 18 years+ of age to compete in this class.


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ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO – TRANSPONDERS REQUIRED!!!

AXIALFEST2016 is using the MyLaps Sports Timing for official timing of the ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO. Thus, you will need a TRANSPONDER! So, we have to ask you if you own a transponder already? If so, does it work with MyLaps? If not, we have a a couple of solutions. [1] We have ten battery powered loaner transponders available. We will pick your names according to when you registered for AXIALFEST. Once we have pre-reserved these 10, you will have to make a choice. Purchase one or forfeit the race.

Axial will be the ones issuing the 10-pre-reserve’s. We will issue an email list to CKRC Hobbies as they are the ones who will have the transponders on-site at AXIALFEST. Do not contact them for the transponder reservation information as we will issue an email to CKRC and yourself. We will require a credit card number on-file for possession of the loaned transponder. Transponders will be available for pickup – installation on Wednesday July 13th and start line testing on Thursday July 14th. If the transponders are not dutifully returned to the ULTRA Start station immediately after the race, we reserve the right to charge the credit card on file for the full amount of the transponder.

If you wish to purchase your transponder:
http://ckrchobbies.com/products/10r120-mylaps-rc4-trasponder?variant=1655873025

*Tech note: The AMB timing system will recognize four different types of transponders; current MyLaps 2 wire and 3 wire, older AMB RC red transponder, and the MTX PTX clone transponders. Either of these will work.


ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO Men’s Class & Women’s Class Rules
This will be the premiere class for AXIALFEST2016!!! Yes, we are choosing the right to minimize vehicle allowances to showcase the ATHLETES of R/C!

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: No aftermarket tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails.
Rule #03: 2.2” wheels or 1.9” wheels
Rule #04a: Must use factory plastic Axial AR60 or AX10 axles
Rule #04b: Must use Yeti plastic a-arms if running Yeti chassis
Rule #5a option: Must retain the original Axial C-Channel frame (SCX10)
Rule #5b option: Must retain the original Axial plastic tube-chassis (AX10 / Wraith / Bomber / EXO / Yeti). Slight modifications may be made but must retain 90% of the original design.
Rule #06: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #07: There is no rule on links & C-hub /steering knuckle choices
Rule #08: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker
Rule #09: Drink water with electrolytes and carry a hydration pack
Rule #10: BE MENTALLY & PHYSICALLY PREPARED. A stock rig allows you plenty of time to blueprint and perform all preventative maintenance. This also allows you time for physical conditioning.

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The Altra Difference:
We weren’t started in some corporate office brainstorm session, but in the back room of a Wasatch Mountain running store. Our founders, elite athletes and running store managers, wanted a shoe that let you run and hike the way you were born to. Altra’s cushioned Zero Drop platform and FootShape™ toe box is loved by road and trail runners as well as hikers and adventurers. On any given weekend Altra shoes can be found setting Appalachian trail thru-hike records, winning 100 mile Ultra marathons or bringing smiles to those chasing freedom in the outdoors.
Try them on and #EMBRACETHESPACE www.altrarunning.com

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AXIALFEST 2016 Quick Class Overview Of Events
Please visit each blog for all of the event Class details:

• Dates & Schedule of Events
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915970

• CONCOURSE: Show & Shine
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915966

• ADVENTURIST: R/C Trail Hiking
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915958

• ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO: R/C Trail Running Enduro
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915962

• ROCK RACING: R/C Rock Racing
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915974

AXIALFEST 2016: Adventurist Class Rules

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ADVENTURIST – Scale Trail Pursuit
First and foremost, this is not a race, nor a rally.
What it is – is the pursuit of r/c adventure!

If scale trailing, adventure crawling, scale adventure, whatever you wish to call it, and/or if this is your first time coming to AXIALFEST, we highly recommend this class as your choice if you own an Axial AX10, SCX10 or a Wraith / Bomber set up for adventure. If you are bringing the whole family, you can all run together and drive the Adventure Trails at any time. This is the class all about adventure suited for both those who like to meander through the woods at a leisurely pace and or for those looking for technical adventures.

This year, the ADVENTURIST will simply be about completing the designated trails with your friends and family at your leisure. Please be respectful of those in front of you.
BUT if you want to run as fast as possible through the woods, choose the ULTRA-X Class.

We ask all ADVENTURIST TO GATHER AROUND THE DESIGNATED SIDELINES OF THE ULTRA CLASS AND CHEER THEM ON! See event schedule for the ULTRA Class time.

• Will there be a score card? YES! BUT, this year, you will simply keep it as your memento, AFTER you record all of the trail times. There will be more info on this and more to do!
• Will the Adventurist Class be about time? NO and yes… No it will not be a timed event (by us), but you will record your times. It will be all about you having a GOOD TIME! Again, more structure to come.

VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVENTURIST
Rule #1: Axial Chassis: AX10, SCX10, Wraith, Bomber, Yeti (geared down)
*Chassis can be modified, but must retain a portion of the original chassis.
No aftermarket full tube chassis or aftermarket frame rails.
Rule #2: Axial transmission or an aftermarket transmission housing using Axial gear format.
Rule #3: Axial axles or any aftermarket axle using Axial ring & pinion sized gearing.
Rule #4: Tire size: 1.9” or 2.2” – must be scale replica look.
Rule #5: There is no rule on suspension links, C-hub or steering knuckles
Rule #6: Driveshaft choice is open
Rule #7: Must display the mandatory Tech Sticker

*SCX10 Chassis Modifications:
Eligible truggy’s for AXIALFEST are hand made tube cage’s welded onto or bolted onto factory Axial SCX10 frame rails. If a tube chassis is not welded onto or bolted onto SCX10 frame rails, this is a full-blow tube chassis ready for rock race competition. The Adventurist class may be too slow for your competitive spirit. Please see the Rock Racing Category.

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AXIALFEST 2016 Quick Class Overview Of Events

Please visit each blog for all of the event Class details:

• Dates & Schedule of Events
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915970

• CONCOURSE: Show & Shine
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915966

• ADVENTURIST: R/C Trail Hiking
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915958

• ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO: R/C Trail Running Enduro http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915962

• ROCK RACING: R/C Rock Racing
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915974

 

AXIALFEST 2016: Concourse Show & Shine Rules

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Concourse Show & Shine • AXIALFEST 2016 DISPATCHES

Hello AXIALFEST 2016 participants! Last year’s participants stepped up the game so we are responding back with additional classes!

We are awarding 8-classes within Concourse Show & Shine for AXIALFEST 2016!

BEST DAILY DRIVER • Concourse Show & Shine
BEST AXIAL HERITAGE • Concourse Show & Shine
BEST TRAIL WEATHERED • Concourse Show & Shine
MOST ADVENTURIST • Concourse Show & Shine
BEST ADV-TRAILER • Concourse Show & Shine
BEST WORK TRAILER • Concourse Show & Shine
BEST SCORE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY TRUCK • Concourse Show & Shine
BEST OF SHOW • Concourse Show & Shine

DAILY DRIVER • Concourse Show & Shine
There is only one rig in our fleet that can legally claim California Street Legal status, the Axial SCX10! And it must be 100% drivable! Heck, it has to drive to the DMV! How are you going to get current registration on it if won’t drive in?
Head lights – check!
Tail lights – check!
Turn signals – check!
Mirrors – check!
Seat Belts – check!
Insurance Documents – check!
License plate – check!
Mudflaps – check!

TRAIL WEATHERED • Concourse Show & Shine
Trail weathered, rock raisined, tree scrappage… sounds like a proper trail rig to us!
Bring your Trail-Mix bag of Trail Tested-Raisined out rig! Yes we are talking about sun dried and rock fried… show us what beat down looks like! We know it’s your favorite ol’trusty that you would drive off into the sunset any ol’day!
Raisined body work – check!
Weathered treatment – check!
What happens when you push the limits and smash your rig into the rocks or get squeezed by those massive pine trees? Check those off too! But it has to be 100% drivable!
Must be Axial based and recognizable Axial chassis; SCX10, Wraith, Yeti, Bomber, AX10

AXIAL HERITAGE • Concourse Show & Shine
Make us go down memory lane! Who is still driving an Axial vintage vehicle?
Must be 100% drivable and provable vintage authenticity.

MOST ADVENTURIST • Concourse Show & Shine
Plan as though you are going on a safari expedition and you want to be fully equipped and fully self-contained! Trailers always help on long trips! Does Overland Journal or Expedition Portal sound familiar?
Must be 100% drivable
Must be Axial based and recognizable Axial chassis; SCX10, Wraith, Yeti, Bomber, AX10

BEST ADV-TRAILER • Concourse Show & Shine
Must be equipped and scale trail ready! Yes, it must be 100% towable and could be hooked up to your “MOST ADVENTURIST” vehicle entry as well. However, we choose the right to choose the best ADV-TRAILER on trailer merit alone. Yes, your stock Honcho or JK could tow your trailer as we will be purely looking for the BEST ADV-TRAILER.

BEST WORK TRAILER • Concourse Show & Shine
A work trailer simply must be 100% drivable and 100% suited for work duty! How you care for your work trailer is totally up to you, blinged or busted, it simply has to work! How you present it is purely emotional and “emotional bribery” is highly encouraged as this is AXIALFEST and seeing something on the trailer in work fashion could lend credit towards your trailers “workability!”

BEST SCORE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY TRUCK • Concourse Show & Shine
Must be based on Axial Yeti TT including either Axial Modern Body or Retro Body. Replicate a team or make up your own team! Which ever you do, we are looking for the most scaled out Trophy Truck to roll off the race trailer! Better start here: http://score-international.com/trophy-truck/
Must be 100% drivable

BEST OF SHOW • Concourse Show & Shine
Must be Axial based and recognizable Axial chassis.
This crusty tow truck and trailer built by Elio is what won last year!

AXIALFEST 2016 Quick Class Overview Of Events
Please visit each blog for all of the event Class details:

• Dates & Schedule of Events
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915970

• CONCOURSE: Show & Shine
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915966

• ADVENTURIST: R/C Trail Hiking
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915958

• ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO: R/C Trail Running Enduro http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915962

• ROCK RACING: R/C Rock Racing
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915974

AXIALFEST 2016: Dates & Schedule of Events

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DATES & SCHEDULE – AXIALFEST 2016 DISPATCHES
ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!

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Thursday July 14th, 2016: Event officially opens!
09:00am – 12:00pm EARLY DRIVER CHECK-IN @ PAVILION
12:00pm – 02:00pm LUNCH
02:00pm – 03:30pm CONCOURSE TECH INSPECTION / STAGING
03:30pm – 06:00pm JUDGING OF CONCOURSE
06:00pm – 07:00pm CONCOURSE AWARDS

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Friday July 15th, 2016
07:00am – 08:15am ULTRA TECH INSPECTION / TRANSPONDER CHECK
08:15am – 08:30am NATIONAL ANTHEM
08:30am – 12:30pm ULTRA CHALLENGE
09:00am – 12:00pm DRIVER CHECK-IN @ PAVILION REOPENS
12:00pm – 01:30pm LUNCH
01:30pm – 03:00pm ADVENTURIST TECH INSPECTION
03:00pm – 03:30pm OPENING CEREMONIES / GROUP PHOTO
03:30pm – 07:00pm OFFICIAL START: ADVENTURIST
07:00pm – 08:00pm DINNER
08:00pm – 10:00pm ADVENTURIST TRAILS ARE OPEN [ NIGHT RUN ]

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Saturday July 16th, 2016
08:00AM – 09:00am ROCK RACING TECH INSPECTION
09:00am – 12:00pm ROCK RACING
12:00pm – 02:00pm LUNCH
02:00pm – 06:00pm ADVENTURIST TRAILS ARE OPEN
06:00pm – 07:00pm DINNER
07:00pm – 07:30pm ADVENTURIST SCORE CARD TURN-IN
07:30pm – 09:30pm AWARDS & RAFFLE @ PAVILION BACKLOT
09:30pm – 12:00am ADVENTURIST TRAILS ARE OPEN FOR FREE RUN

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Sunday July 17th, 2016
Sleep in and travel home safe or Sunday Funday for those who want to scale trail with us…

AXIALFEST 2016 Quick Class Overview Of Events
Please visit each blog for all of the event Class details:

• Dates & Schedule of Events
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915970

• CONCOURSE: Show & Shine
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915966

• ADVENTURIST: R/C Trail Hiking
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915958

• ALTRA ULTRA 5K ENDURO: R/C Trail Running Enduro http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915962

• ROCK RACING: R/C Rock Racing
http://www.axialracing.com/blog_posts/1073915974