AXIALFEST 2019 – JULY 24-27, DONNER SKI RANCH

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WHAT: AXIALFEST 2019
WHEN: Jul 24 at 12 PM – 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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20th Annual Big Bear Jeep Jamboree USA – May 10-12, 2012 – Recap

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

It is an absolute honor to be invited to join the Inland Empire 4 Wheelers club as a trail guide for the 20th Annual Big Bear Jeep Jamboree USA. The club has been the host of this event since the first ever Big Bear Jeep Jamboree 20 years ago and still has active members that were at the first event. The event keeps getting better every year and the attendance keeps growing. This year with just a few vehicles shy of a sell out it was sure to bring some large trail groups and a lot of smiling faces. You could tell by all the participants that were at the drivers meeting Friday Morning that they were ready to hit the trails and get their adventure on.

Everyone that gathered for the meeting was able to enjoy the insightful comic, George “P-Diddy” Biddlecomb, educate them on treading lightly and other helpful 4-wheeling tips, like proper tire pressure and proper tire placement, for the first time off-roaders.

Blue Group Trail Leader: Mike Moore
Mid-Gunner: Rob Rogers
Tail Gunner: Randall Davis

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree Day 1

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree Day 1

Day 1:
I made it a point to get a group shot of everyone in our Blue Group so that we could look back and reflect on the new friends we met and the good times that we were about to have on trail. This picture is at the Old Baldwin Mine as we were on our way too run Little John Bull and John Bull 3N10.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree Day 1

Some rigs are so big they just don’t need a spotter’s help. I took this opportunity to get a drink of water and watch Trail Guide, Rob Rogers, run over the rocks at the John bull Rock Garden.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree Day 1

Axial’s VP, Jeff Johns, was able to get after the rocks as well and make some quick work of the entrance. And then the others followed.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree Day 1

Here’s a few pics from a spot that used to be a tree squeeze. You can see that the tree on the passenger side of the vehicles has fallen…. This line used to be a Jeep top biter… but now… not so much.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree Day 1

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree Day 1

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree Day 1

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree Day 1

It is great to see how perfect strangers get comfortable and become friends on the trail as the day goes on.

Day 2:
On our way to the next trail of the day, Holcomb Creek 3N93, we stopped by the dam to hear a little history from our Trail Leader, Mike More. He is well educated about Big Bear history and it was great to hear what he had to say about the area and it’s history.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

Another group shot, but this time I tricked them all into playing a little Simon Says, I never said Simon Says. It is great to see how we develop friendships from Day 1 to Day 2. And it is even better to be able to share the good times and smiles with each of the participants.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

Getting on trail of Holcomb Creek is a nice little drive from Fawnskin, CA out the 3N14 to the turn off for 3N93. The first challenge you get to is a dandy of a right hand turn into a bed of big boulders. After a good bit of spotting for each of the rigs we were all though and moving on.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

The best part of Holcomb Creek Trail is the rock garden that is about half way down the trail. Back in 2006 this was one of the most picturesque places on Holcomb Creek…. but the fires of Big Bear left this area ravaged and desolate looking. It is still a challenge to get through and the trickle of water has kept it just muddy enough to prevent any real good traction. There are plenty of challenging rocks to choose to drive over or around and it makes it perfect for all levels of drivers to step-up and test their skills a little more than normal.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

The bottom of Holcomb Creek has the last big challange we would face, again, and choose the rocks we want to drive over…. we found one that was a pretty good rock for posing and some of the participants chose to to do just that.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

And what would a day of wheeling be without breakage!!! We we had our fair share this time. One participant broke a sway-bar mount, another broke T-case shifter linkage, both were fixed. We also had control arm mount failure and Front Axle U-Joint failure a snapped rear track bar. The day was full of mechanical hardware challanges but not one of them left us discouraged….. we were determined to continue to have a good time and raise the bar for trail adventure. With the major breakage occuring to my rig and the fortunately prepared participant, we were able to see first hand how awesome and benifical the Hobert protable welding system is to have on trail. And then later got to witness it in action again making a brace for the rear track bar that broke on another rig. We were able to handle all the repairs on trail and get everyone back to the the Elks Lodge safely…not really in a timely manner, but in-time for dinner.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

With another Jeep Jamboree in the books and another experience under my belt, I am excited and delighted at what I was able to be a part of. The response we got from every participant in our group was positive and they left with more Jeeping knowledge than they had before.

2012 Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

For additional information, check out these sites.
Website: http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/
Event Schedule: http://jeepjamboreeusa.com/forms/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jeepjamboreeusa
Inland Empire 4 Wheeler’s: http://www.ie4w.com/

Axial EXO Status

Dear Axial fans, enthusiasts and potential customers,

We wish to express our sincerest apology for the delay of the AX90015 Axial EXO™ Terra Buggy.  We are working very closely with our global distribution partners in ensuring the EXO reaches retailers by March 13, 2012. At Axial, we hold ourselves to the highest quality standards possible. Our decision to delay the delivery of the EXO to market was made to assure you get the best brand experience possible.

Again, we are sorry for the delay and we are always very thankful for you choosing Axial as your product brand of choice.

Sincerely,
Axial

Congratulations Tanner Foust on a New World Record

We all know you have seen it already… We at Axial just want to say CONGRATULATIONS TANNER!!!

Tanner set a new world record distance jump in a four-wheeled vehicle at the Indianapolis 500 on May 29th 2011. See, we’ve been saying that desert trucks rule!

Just in case you have not seen it, watch Foust, drops 10 stories down 90 feet of orange track and soars 332 feet through the air, 31ft over the previous record set by Johnny Greaves in 2009:

Yea, we are Tanner FANS!!! Check Tanner out in the 100th episode of The Radio Control Show [Tanners interview starts at the 3:57minute mark]:
We like how Tanner tells his story growing up with R/C and the relevance to his 1:1 pursuits!

Now to see what Tanner would do in his next big media stunt… maybe backflip a 1:1 KOH style rig… Monster Trucks have already done that so…
Just what will he dream up next?

Our previous post when Tanner dropped by the office [link].